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On since 2023

Last update: April 2024


Nestled just north of the border between England and Scotland sits the historic village of Gretna Green, Dumfries Galloway & Ayrshire, home to what is widely recognized as one of the most famous wedding venues on the planet - the Famous Blacksmiths Shop.

A unique setting with a rich history of love and romance, our award-winning, five-star family-run business has been assisting couples with their wedding plans since 1885, and we remain a flourishing wedding destination to this day.

Our enchanting range of historic wedding and ceremony venues offers a truly unique setting in the beautiful Scottish countryside. Whether you choose to marry in the Famous Blacksmiths Shop, the historic marriage house that is Gretna Hall Hotel, or the contemporary penthouse of Smiths at Gretna Green Hotel, you can be sure that your Gretna Green wedding will be a truly magical experience.

With eight ceremony venues to choose from, along with four reception venues in our two stunning hotels, Gretna Green has something for everyone. From large-scale weddings up to 180 guests, to intimate ceremonies just for two and everything in between, you can be sure that Gretna Green’s award-winning wedding team will help you through every stage of planning your big day. It's the only place where you can have ‘Gretna Green’ on your marriage certificate.


Famous Blacksmiths Shop
Step into history and exchange your vows in the iconic Famous Blacksmiths Shop, where countless couples have sealed their love for centuries. Accommodates intimate ceremonies and larger gatherings, offering a truly historic backdrop for your special day.

Smiths at Gretna Green
Immerse yourself in luxury for a contemporary wedding experience with or without the historic marriage anvil at our multi-award-winning, 4-star, wedding hotel, Smiths at Gretna Green. Embrace tradition and modern-day comfort with a perfect historical Scottish backdrop.

Function Suites: The Function Suites in Smiths at Gretna Green offer a cool touch of contemporary elegance for your big day as you marry with lovely views onto the hotel’s private outdoor space, either with or without the traditional marriage anvil. Accommodates up to 180 Guests.

The Penthouse: For a unique and intimate wedding venue, the Penthouse Suite in Smiths at Gretna Green offers a gorgeous blend of modern luxury, Scottish style, and intimate comfort. With a private wedding ceremony conducted on your very own private balcony, you’ll enjoy stunning views of the Scottish borders. Accommodates up to 6 Guests.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Pub or restaurant
Unusual weddings
Large hotel
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence
Religious ceremony license

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:


Other features:

Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Smiths at Gretna Green, Gretna Green, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland DG16 5EA Gretna Green (Dumfries Galloway & Ayrshire)
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