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Ceremony & Package Options

Wedding Packages

View all of our current wedding packages and Gretna Hall wedding ceremony venues

Gretna Hall Wedding Venues

Gretna Hall is licensed to hold civil and religious ceremonies suitable for wedding parties from 2 to 80 guests. To book your ceremony, follow the steps below:

Step 1

Telephone our dedicated wedding team on 01461 336001 to book your preferred date and time in your chosen ceremony room:
Courtyard Marriage Room at Gretna Hall Hotel and Historic Marriage Rooms, Gretna Green

The Courtyard Marriage Room

The Courtyard Room is an elegant contemporary venue set within the historic courtyard. Candlelit for the ultimate romantic atmosphere, you walk down the aisle to the famous anvil, while your guests are seated on either side.

Accommodates up to 80 guests (60 seated and 20 standing) – From £449.00

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Coach House at Gretna Hall Historic Marriage House

The Coach House, with its rustic, ancient flagstone floor and whitewashed walls, that conjure up images of horse-drawn carriages arriving in days gone by, is a beautiful, enchanting room to marry in. Today it houses a magnificent 19th-century carriage, which makes a stunning background for photography and has recently been refurbished to include reclaimed church pews; for additional seating.

Accommodates up to 70 guests (45 seated and 25 standing) – From £449.00

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Cottage at Gretna Hall Historic Marriage House

The Cottage at Gretna Hall is the perfect venue for a cosy, intimate wedding. Candle-lit, with its open fire, it’s perfect for those couples looking for somewhere small and unique to marry.

Accommodates up to 8 wedding guests – From £449.00

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Step 2

You need to decide if you would prefer a Christian Ceremony performed by a minister or a Civil Ceremony performed by a Registrar. Please follow Step 2a if your choice is a Minister or Step 2b if your choice is a Registrar

Step 2a: Marriage by a Minister

If you wish to be married by a Minister please contact one of the ministers on the list opposite to confirm their availability. Fees are payable directly to the Minister.

A: Call our Wedding Planners on 01461 336001 to confirm your date and preferred venue with the required payment.

B: Marriage Notice Form (M10)
This is a legal requirement to complete M10 forms. These can be downloaded direct from www.gretnaonline.net. Once completed please send to Gretna Registration Office no more the 3 months prior to your ceremony. You must return all correctly completed forms, along with your original birth certificates and all other relevant documents, plus the registration fee of £70.00, at least 29 days prior to the date of your wedding (more if you have been married before). The following information in Section A should be completed on your M10 forms: Section A: Place of marriage Gretna Hall

C: Collecting your marriage schedule from the registration office
The marriage schedule, made up from the information you have given on the M10 forms, may only be collected by the bride or groom in person on the morning of the wedding or up to one week beforehand. Gretna Registration office is closed on Sunday and Mondays and may also be closed some bank holidays. This document must be handed to your minister before he or she can perform your marriage ceremony. Please do not complete any details on the marriage scheduled before the wedding ceremony. After you have been married you must return your signed married schedule to Gretna Registration Office within three days.

You can find a list of our Minister’s and Registrars within our Brochure.

Step 2b: Marriage by a Civil Marriage Celebrant

If you wish to be married by a Registrar please indicate this to our Wedding Planner and we shall make the necessary arrangements.

A: Once your wedding planner receives the booking payment and your instruction indicating your wish to be married by a Civil Marriage Celebrant they will then apply on your behalf. Once we have received confirmation a copy will be sent to you with full instructions of how to proceed.

B: Marriage Notice Form (M10)
This is a legal requirement to complete M10 forms. These can be downloaded direct from www.gretnaonline.net. Once completed please send to Gretna Registration Office no more than 3 months prior to your ceremony. You must return all correctly completed forms, along with your original birth certificates and all other relevant documents, plus the registration fee of £400 (Monday – Friday); £596 (weekends and public holidays), at least 29 days prior to the date of your wedding (more if you have been married before). The following information in Section A should be completed on your M10 forms:

Section A: Place of marriage Gretna Hall

There is no requirement to collect your marriage schedule as your Civil Marriage Celebrant bring this with them and returns this on your behalf.

Renewing your Wedding Vows

Whether you are looking to celebrate a special anniversary, or simply because you would like to share your happiness and commitment with your family, friends and your own children, our vow renewal packages are designed for each individual couple. Our  Anvil Blessings – conducted by our amazing Gretna Green team – unique Anvil handfastings – where you can physically retie the knot – or renewal with a minister or celebrant all offer our historic Gretna Green authentic touch. Here at Gretna Hall, you are sure to find the perfect package with us. And, you can also tailor any of our wedding packages to suit your vow renewal.

Gretna Hall Wedding Special Offers

Anvil Blessings –  performed by our Gretna Green Team

The Gretna Green Anvil Blessing has been handed down through the years as both a renewal of vows and a celebration of couples’ happiness. The Anvil wedding is, of course, unique to Gretna Green, used for over 265 years to join couples together and the words spoken at the anvil are not spoken anywhere else in the world. Our Anvil Blessings, are an extension of the Anvil part of a wedding ceremony, to include personalised vows and poems of love and commitment. Although not conducted by the original Blacksmith or Blacksmith Priest anymore, your ‘Blacksmith’ for the day, will be one of our experienced colleagues who will conduct this moving ceremony. A signed certificate is given as a memento of the occasion, and t the last count, this experience has been a source of joy for couples from over 90 different countries.

Anvil Handfasting 

Exclusive to Gretna Green, we offer various Anvil handfasting packages, perfect for those looking to renew their vows in a more traditional way. Enjoy a traditional handfasting ceremony in one of our Gretna Hall Marriage Rooms. We offer a range of handfasting packages which can be catered to your vow renewal ceremony or if you are not married and are looking to celebrate your love for one another our handfastings make for the ideal romantic day. Anvil Handfastings are also, the historic celebration of engagements in Scotland and couples often use them as part of proposals or to celebrate their engagement in the old Scottish tradition.

Vow renewal performed by a minister or celebrant

Alternatively you can choose to have a religious ceremony conducted by a minister or celebrant of your choice – however, we are only able to arrange a minister on your behalf. The minister will speak with you on the phone, and together you could decide what sort of ceremony would best reflect your beliefs and the occasion. These can be traditional or modern, longer or shorter – there are different ceremonies to choose from. A donation to your minister would be in addition to the charge for hiring the room, and you should contact one of the ministers who come here regularly for availability (see ‘Ceremony Only’ section for our list of ministers). Alternatively, as mentioned above, we would welcome your own minister or celebrant should you prefer.

Ceremony performed by a celebrant

Although we can help you organise a minister, for your celebration, you can also opt to have your own celebrant to make sure your day is perfectly suited to you. 

 

If you would like to check availability or discuss a ceremony with one of our experienced staff, please phone 01461 336001

The Gretna Green Story…

Gretna Green is a small village on the Scottish border that is world-famous as a romantic wedding destination. The first village over the border became a haven for young lovers following the 1754 Marriage Act introduced in England and Wales. You were forbidden to marry without your parent’s permission if you were under 21. So the young and in love began eloping to Scotland, where the law did not apply.

Gretna Hall was built in 1710 as a manor house for Gretna Estate and later became a coaching inn in 1825, the first official stop in Scotland for traveling stagecoaches and private carriages. The Hall is one of two historic marriage venues in Gretna Green frequented by run-aways desperate to marry but forbidden to do so back home. Gretna Hall witnessed many romantic elopements as a venue for aristocratic weddings.

Gretna Green is synonymous with Anvil Weddings and it is the other historic marriage venue, the Famous Blacksmiths Shop, where the tradition of an Anvil Wedding began. Legend has it that if you touch the famous Gretna Green Anvil it brings you good fortune in affairs of the heart. It was here that the blacksmith would repair and make tools for the farms and shoe the horses. From 1754 the blacksmith in Gretna Green became notorious for a different kind of forging: joining couples in marriage.

It’s not every day that you get to say “I do” so choosing a memorable location to pledge your love is crucial. Both historic venues are available to you for your Gretna Green wedding. No other venues in the area can give you Gretna Green on your wedding certificate so follow in the footsteps of the romantic young couples and become part of living history. Our family of venues can make your dreams come true.