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Gretna Green Winter Wedding Open Day 2019

Gretna Green Winter Wedding Open Day 2019

Pre-Register Today For Our Winter Wedding Open Day 2019

And Join us on Sunday 17th November 2019

Looking for wedding inspiration? Curious to know what Gretna Green has to offer? Join us for our Winter Wedding Open Day on Sunday 17 November 2019 across our venues; including The Famous Blacksmiths Shop, Smiths at Gretna Green Hotel, Gretna Hall Hotel and Historic Marriage House and Greens at Gretna Hotel. 

Meet with our wedding planners for an informal chat, or arrange a private one-to-one, tour our venues, view our suites and be inspired by local suppliers.

Open from 10 am to 4 pm.

Register below.

Note: registration closes at 23.59 on Saturday 16 November 2019. You can still register at any of our venues on the day.


Festival Journey Stop-Offs at Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop

Travelling to a Festival this summer? Take a Break with a Stop-Off at the Famous Blacksmiths Shop, Gretna Green!

Edinburgh Fringe, Rebellion, Reading & Leeds, Solfest, Creamfields, Edinburgh Military Tattoo… Whichever festival you’re travelling to this summer, make Gretna Green your designated ‘pit stop! Just off the M6, M74 and A75, the Famous Blacksmiths Shop 5-Star Visitor Attraction is much more than you think. The perfect place to rest up with free parking, 5-star toilet facilities, dining, shopping and more!

Festival Stop-Offs at Gretna Green, Scotland

Tour de France Fever & Cycle-Friendly Gretna Green, Scotland

Discover Cycling-Friendly Gretna Green & View All Our Cycle Routes

Love cycling? Looking for a new cycle adventure? Add us to your list of destinations this Summer, or split up your next long-distance cycle with a stop-off at Gretna Green's 5-star Famous Blacksmiths Shop Attractions!

Cycling Stop-Offs at Gretna Green, Scotland

Family & Dog-Friendly Summer Holidays at Gretna Green, Scotland

Summer Holiday Days Out at the Famous Blacksmiths Shop, Gretna Green

It’s finally time for the summer holidays! So, why not do something unforgettable this summer with an exciting family day out at Gretna Green’s 5-star Famous Blacksmiths Shop Attractions? We have so many incredible things to see and do for a truly memorable adventure – perfect for the kids, and, even better, we’re dog-friendly too! Click the map below to download your own:

Famous Blacksmiths Shop Site Map

Religious Wedding Ceremonies Performed by a Minister at Gretna Green, Scotland

Why Choose A Religious Wedding Ceremony at Gretna Green?

Religious Ceremony

Religious ceremonies performed by a Minister are becoming increasingly popular at Gretna Green! And why might that be? Well, a religious service is similar to that of a church wedding but not as formal, and you’re free to tailor your wedding so it’s just right for you. A marriage conducted by a Minister can also lower the cost of your marriage fees, with the hiring of a Minister costing just $228.70! (Registrars now costing up to $632.80)

Fatherís Day Gifts, Days Out & Experiences

Treat Dad this Father’s Day with Something Wonderful from Gretna Green, Scotland

It’s that time of year to give back to the special father figure in your life. Choose from a huge variety of unique Father’s Day gifts from Gretna Green, Scotland, to really make him smile this 16th June.

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Costume Exhibit comes to the Famous Blacksmiths Shop Museum

The ‘As You Like It’ Costume Exhibition by Edinburgh University’s College of Art (ECA) comes to Gretna Green, Scotland 

Wedding Dress Costumes by Edinburgh University's College of Art

From the 15th June to 31st August, Gretna Green’s Famous Blacksmiths Shop Museum will be hosting a creative tribute to brides from across the ages. Inspired by Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”, this exhibition will include stunning marvels of majestic bridal outfits, designed and created by the talented students of Edinburgh University’s College of Art (ECA); thanks to the funding support from Gretna Green.

Celebrate International Mother's Day With Gifts From Gretna Green

Surprise the mum in your life with a unique gift from Scotland this May 12th

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May 12th marks a very important day of the year for Mums in America, Canada and Australia; although that doesn’t mean the rest of us can’t celebrate the beloved ‘Mums’ in our life on this special day. See our enormous collection of heart-warming gifts, perfect to show her just how much you care.

Smiths Win Three Awards at The Scottish Hotel Awards 2019

Smiths Hotel Brings Home Three Highly Commended Awards for Weddings, Dining and Contemporary Bar at the Prestigious Scottish Hotel Awards

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We are immensely proud to announce that our 4-Star, boutique Hotel, Smiths at Gretna Green and its fabulous team, brought home 3 new awards last night, Sunday 28th April 2019, from the Scottish Hotel Awards!

Hosted by popular Scottish presenter, Carol Smillie, at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Glasgow, hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and self-catering lodges from across Scotland came together to celebrate the best of Scottish hospitality.  With awards ranging from dining, to weddings, housekeeping to cocktails, this annual ceremony saw some of the nations best-loved hotels, teams and individuals take home over prizes in over 60 categories.

Channel 5 Show Secret Scotland Visits Gretna Green

“Scotland is a land filled with treasures,” according to Channel 5 show ‘Secret Scotland’. A look at some of Scotland’s hidden beauties and behind the scenes access to some of the countries’ most popular tourist attractions, Secret Scotland with Susan Calman is a 5-part tour of Scotland, from the Borders to the Isles and all the places in between.

“This time I’m visiting the beautiful Scottish Borders” – Susan Calman.

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