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Famous Blacksmiths Shop

The Original Home of Romance

The Famous Blacksmiths Shop, situated at the heart of Gretna Green village, is the world-famous, historic home of the anvil wedding and has been at the centre of runaway love, since the Marriage Act of 1754.

   Over 260 Years of Weddings

   Historic Scottish Venue

   Home of the Anvil Wedding

   Three Ceremony Rooms to Choose From


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Built, in 1713 - as a traditional Blacksmith's Shop which it continued to be for over 100 years more - as the first stopover the border it soon became the go-to wedding destination for runaway lovers. Young couples looking to marry without their parent's consent.

A symbol of enduring love and a truly unique and spine-tinglingly romantic place to wed, as you stand amidst over 260 years of history, you too can be a part of the unbroken thread of love that is woven throughout this magical Scottish wedding venue.

Choose to marry in one of our two marriage rooms within the Famous Blacksmiths Shop, including the Original Marriage Room, where the Anvil Wedding began, all those years ago or the Forge Marriage Room.

Let the history and enchantment of young lovers fleeing to Gretna Green, capture your heart, and choose to marry in the Famous Blacksmiths Shop.

Original Marriage Room

Accommodates up to 50 guests.

truly historic wedding venue in Gretna Green, the Blacksmiths Workshop is presented to you as it was in the 1700s when the Blacksmith Priest married runaways over the original Anvil.

Forge Marriage Room

Accommodates up to 50 guests.

The Forge Marriage Room is decorated with artifacts from the era of the horse-drawn carriage for you to admire. Couples marry over the famous anvil within this room. A traditional wedding venue for runaway couples within the Famous Blacksmiths Shop


Elopement Marriage Room

Elopement Marriage Room at Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop

New for Winter 2023

Accommodates up to 20 guests.

The Elopement Marriage Room has a rustic feel, with wooden plinths for candles, exposed beams, original white-wash walls, and a splash of Gretna Green authentic tartan. Located within the Gretna Green Experience, the Elopement Marriage Room is perfect for couples looking for an intimate runaway wedding ceremony venue, or for small weddings of up to 20 people.

Original Marriage RoomCan accommodate up to 50 guests
Forge Marriage RoomCan accommodate up to 50 guests
Elopement Marriage RoomCan accommodate up to 20 guests
Ceremony TypesReligious or Civil
On Your Marriage CertificateGretna Green

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