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Anvil Handfasting Experience Package

Discover the NEW Anvil Handfasting Experience Packages at Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop

Celebrate Love with our Anvil Handfasting Memory Package at Gretna Green

Love at Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop


Since medieval times, couples have been using handfasting ceremonies as a way to affirm their commitment, celebrate engagements and even marry! Nowadays, handfasting is often a popular way to celebrate a couple's love, be that as an anniversary celebration, for a birthday, Valentine's Day, Christmas, as a wedding present and even as a part of wedding ceremonies.

Here at Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop, we offer a unique Anvil Handfasting ceremony, which combines the traditions of handfasting (the joining of a couple's hands with a cloth or rope), with our traditional Anvil blessing to offer a memorable experience that you won't find anywhere else in the world.

Our Anvil Handfastings are conducted by our Blacksmiths Guides and consist of a mixture of readings, the traditional anvil blessing and hammering of the anvil, and a chance for you to say a few words to each other if you wish. These are not official marriage ceremonies and you do not have to be married or engaged to have one. They are a celebration of love, between two people and their commitment to each other. We can ALSO tailor packages to families or groups of friends!

These ceremonies can be as formal, or informal as you like! Turn up in your casual clothes, or bring out the gowns and suits! It is all about celebrating you, your loved one and the love you share, at the home of romance for over 250 years!


So what's included

The Unbreakable Thread Silver Anvil Handfasting Package at Gretna Green

The 'Unbreakable Thread'

Silver Handfasting Package

  • Handfasting ceremony
  • Handfasting sash in the exclusive Gretna Green tartan (boxed to take home)

Price: $97.30

*Additional guests are charged at the standard museum entry rate.

 The Locked in Love Gold Anvil Handfasting Package at Gretna Green

The 'Forever Locked in Love'

Gold Handfasting Package

  • Handfasting ceremony
  • Handfasting sash in the exclusive Gretna Green tartan (boxed to take home)
  • LoveLock of your choice in gold, silver, fern green, red, blue, grey or black - personalised LoveLock to commemorate your day. Why not choose to be a part of Gretna Green history and hang your lock on our LOVE Wall or why not hide in our Courtship Maze?
  • Two 7" x 5" photos presented in a Blacksmiths Shop sleeve (posted to your home address)
  • One FREE extra adult admission to the Blacksmiths Shop if you would like to bring a guest.* (Under 12s Go Free).

Price: $128.40

*Additional guests are charged at the standard museum entry rate.

How to book:

To book, please click 'Enquire Now' to contact us using the enquiry form below. Alternatively, you can call us on 01461 337893. Our office hours are 9am to 5.30pm, 7 days per week.


Handfasting at Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop

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