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Ceremony & Package Options

Ceremony Only

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:
Bride-and-Groom

Coach House at Gretna Hall Historic Marriage House

The Coach House with it’s rustic ancient flagstone floor and whitewashed walls that conjure up images of horse drawn carriages arriving in days gone-by. Today there is a magnificent 19th century carriage, which makes a stunning background for photography.

Accommodates up to 60 guests – £350.00

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Cottage at Gretna Hall Historic Marriage House

The Cottage, for an intimate wedding, offering a romantic setting for your ceremony.

Accommodates up to 8 wedding guests – £270.00

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Courtyard at Gretna Hall Historic Marriage House

The Courtyard Room, an elegant venue where you walk down the aisle, guests seated either side.

Accommodates up to 80 wedding guests – £350.00

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 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 £297.50 (Monday – Friday); £394.50 (Saturday); £444.00 (Sunday 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.

Wedding Packages

View all our available packages, including Fully Inclusive options as well as Special Offers

The Elopement Wedding Package - £530.00

Choose your ceremony venue at either Gretna Hall or The Famous Blacksmiths Shop

Photography package consisting of 16 (10×8) photographs presented within a traditional album

Full non-returnable payment required to secure booking

The Runaway Wedding Package - £700.00

Choose your ceremony venue at either Gretna Hall or The Famous Blacksmiths Shop

Photography package consisting of 16 (8×6) photographs presented within an album selected for you

Spend two nights in a Double Room at Gretna Hall Hotel

Bottle of sparkling wine in the room

Full non-returnable payment required to secure booking

Gretna Hall 10 Guest Package - £1290

Choose your ceremony venue at either Gretna Hall or The Famous Blacksmiths Shop

Photography package consisting of 16 (10×8) photographs presented within a traditional album

Three course set menu for 8 guests and the Bride & Groom in Gretna Hall Hotel restaurant:

Starter- Vegetable Soup,
Main- Breast of Chicken served with potatoes and seasonal vegetables,
Dessert- Lemon Cheesecake

An arrival drink of Bucks Fizz, a glass of red or white wine and a glass of sparkling wine for 8 guests and the Bride & Groom

Canapes on arrival

Two nights in a Double Room at Gretna Hall Hotel with a bottle of sparkling wine in for the Bride and Groom

Additional Guests £50.00

£800 non-returnable deposit required to secure booking

Please note, in addition to the above packages costs you will have the fees of either a Minister or Registrar

Gretna Hall **WINTER PACKAGE** - ONLY £500.00

Ceremony within the Cottage at Gretna Hall

Three course set menu for 8 guests and the Bride & Groom within our Gretna Hall restaurant:

Starter- Vegetable Soup,
Main- Breast of Chicken served with potatoes and seasonal vegetables,
Dessert- Lemon Cheesecake

5 Bottles of House Wine

Bridal Suite for two nights

Additional Guests £32.50

**Our Winter Package is available from October – February (Excluding festive, Hogmonay and St Valentines) This package is subject to availability. Full payment required at the time of booking.**

Renewing your Wedding Vows

There are times in everyone’s marriage when they feel like having a special celebration: Maybe it is a special anniversary, maybe it’s because there have been difficult times or maybe it’s simply because you would like to share your happiness and commitment with your family, friends and your own children.

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Ceremony performed by a blacksmith
The Gretna Green anvil wedding ceremony has been handed down through the years to make it not only a renewal of vows but also a celebration of mutual happiness. The Anvil wedding is, of course, unique to Gretna Green. The words spoken at the anvil are not spoken anywhere else in the world. The ‘Blacksmith’ will be one of our experienced staff who will conduct this moving ceremony. A signed certificate is given as a memento of the occasion. At the last count this experience has been a source of joy for husbands and wives from over 90 different countries

Ceremony performed by a minister
Alternatively you can have a religious ceremony conducted by a minister. The minister would 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, we would welcome your own minister should you prefer.

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, it became a haven for young lovers following the 1754 Marriage Act introduced in England and Wales. You were forbidden to marry without your parents’ 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 travelling 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 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.