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The Lady and the Tramp Valentine's Evening Event

Indulge in a paw-some evening with your beloved furry companion at The Lady and the Tramp Valentine's Evening Event. This romantic celebration will take place at the Blacksmiths Food Court, Gretna Green on February 16th between 5:30pm - 7:30pm. The event is crafted for both pet parents and their canine companions, promising an unforgettable experience filled with love and delights.

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Exclusive Leap Day 2024 Wedding Package

Leap Day 2024 Wedding

Experience the magic of a once-in-four-years celebration with our exclusive Leap Day 2024 Wedding Package in the romantic setting of Gretna Green. Celebrate your love story in a truly unique way by tying the knot on the upcoming Leap Day in either the Famous Blacksmiths Shop or the Gretna Hall marriage rooms. This exclusive Leap Day package offers the rare opportunity for an unforgettable experience for you and your betrothed.

Gretna Green Celebrates Major Carbon Emissions Reduction

Today, we at Gretna Green Ltd. are proud and excited to announce a significant achievement in our ongoing commitment to sustainability! Through a targeted energy-saving challenge, we have successfully reduced Gretna Green Ltd.'s carbon dioxide equivalent emissions (C02e) by an impressive 30,900 kilograms.

Announcing Craghoppers is Back in Stock Online at Gretna Green

Craghoppers is back in stock

We are excited to announce that Craghoppers is back in stock once again on our Gretna Green online store! It's time to gear up for your adventures with our fantastic range of outdoor essentials. Whether you're an avid hiker, a nature enthusiast, or simply love spending time outdoors, we're sure to have something special in store for you.

National Dog Day

National Dog Day

As a nation of devoted dog lovers, National Dog Day stands out as the perfect occasion to shower your furry companion with even more love and affection than usual. While every day feels like a dog day when you share your life with a canine companion, the significance of August 26th goes beyond individual bonds.

Your Bank Holiday Treat Is Here!

Celebrate this Bank Holiday with a special treat from Gretna Green! Enhance your shopping experience online with an exclusive 10% discount on all items at full price when you spend $12.70 or more. In order to receive this offer over the bank holiday weekend, simply use the code BHOL10 during your checkout process at Gretna Green.

The 11th Scottish Wedding Awards 2024

Scottish Wedding Awards 2024

For those of you who tied the knot with your special someone upon our historic Blacksmiths anvil, you will no doubt have experienced the romantic, historic atmosphere of Gretna Green - the original home of romance in Scotland! And now, we hope that we can ask you for a big favour! With the Scottish Wedding Awards 2024 coming up, we really hope that you can help Gretna Green.

Last Chance for the End of Season Sale 2023

Last Chance for the End of Season Sale

Don't miss out on the incredible opportunity to snag some amazing deals in our End of Season Sale! This is your last chance to enjoy remarkable discounts of up to 58% off on a wide array of exceptional brands and products. Whether you're a fashion enthusiast or simply looking to upgrade your wardrobe, we've got something for everyone!

Gretna Green is Proud to Introduce Zoom Baby

Introducing Zoom Baby

We are delighted to introduce the Zoom Baby Collection, now available online at Gretna Green, crafted with love and expertise by the dynamic mother and daughter duo, Christine and Lindsay. Zoom Baby brings a dash of Scottish charm to little wardrobes everywhere.

Celebrate National Couples' Day at Gretna Green

National Couples' Day

Celebrate love and devotion on the 18th of August 2023, a day dedicated to National Couples' Day. Gretna Green welcomes couples to immerse themselves in an experience that celebrates love in all its forms. Put a pause on the business of life by spending the day with your partner and reflect on the journey that brought you together.

Gretna Green Launches Future Leaders Club to Unearth Young Talent

Ten top young performers at Gretna Green have been handpicked for the ‘Future Leaders Club,’ with the aim of driving progression, developing skills and building the future of this historic business. Distinguished corporate high-flyers are lined up to speak in future meetings, including John Ryley, Chris Holmes, and Nick Whiting.  

Gretna Green Announces Gretna Hall Hotel Wedding Virtual Showcase 2023

Gretna Green is delighted to announce our first-ever Wedding Virtual Showcase, due to take place on the 23rd and 24th of September. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the majestic wedding venues and stunning reception setups at Gretna Hall Hotel, all without leaving the comfort of their homes. Prospective couples can also book one-to-one appointments with members of our award-winning Gretna Green wedding team during the event to answer questions and book their dream Gretna Green wedding.

Gretna Green Welcomes Queen of Gretna Gala Day Retinue for a Special Photo Opportunity

 Gretna Gala Day Queen

Gretna Green, the renowned, family-owned, and award-winning wedding, tourism, and hospitality destination, is delighted to announce that our Famous Blacksmiths Sculpture Garden recently had the honour of hosting a special photo opportunity for the retinue from Gretna Primary School ahead of Gretna Gala Day next month.

Last month, pupils from Gretna Primary School selected their Gala Day Queen for 2023, and on the 16th of June, we were pleased to welcome the Queen's retinue to Gretna Green. Our Famous Blacksmiths Sculpture Garden proved an ideal venue for members of the press to capture pictures of the occasion. Not only did this press photo session capture the grace and beauty of the new Queen and her retinue, but it also highlighted the enduring spirit of community collaboration, and the commitment of Gretna Green to fostering positive relationships with local schools.

Gretna Gala Day is due to take place on the 15th of July, and is always a highlight of the summer calendar for both residents and visitors alike!

"It is such a pleasure for us to open our doors to the talented pupils from Gretna Primary School," stated Isabel Rhodes, Chief Executive of Gretna Green, "Witnessing the local community come together and spread some cheer is always heartwarming, and we are honoured to be a part of this moment."

 

Gretna Green Chef Learns from Marco Pierre White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gretna Green Chef Learns from Celebrity TV Chef Marco Pierre White

  •  Charlie Jones, a talented upcoming chef at Gretna Hall Hotel, had the opportunity to work with celebrity TV chef Marco Pierre White.
  • Gretna Green is proud to have Charlie as a colleague and member of its Gretna Hall Hotel Kitchen Team

 Gretna Green, Scotland - May 29, 2023 - Gretna Green, the renowned award-winning, family-owned, wedding and hospitality destination, is proud to announce that one of its talented chefs, Charlie Jones, had the honour of working with celebrity TV chef Marco Pierre White. Charlie is a member of the Kitchen Team at Gretna Hall and has been working for the company for the past year while studying catering at Dumfries & Galloway College.

Charlie's dedication and passion for cooking have led her to great opportunities, with working alongside Marco Pierre White a dream come true. The experience took place on a cruise ship and allowed her to learn from one of the most respected chefs in the world and further develop her culinary skills.

Charlie's recent experience with Marco Pierre White was a remarkable opportunity, and she is grateful for the chance to have worked with and learned from such an esteemed chef. Her time with Marco Pierre White has undoubtedly enriched her knowledge, skills, and passion for culinary excellence, and she looks forward to incorporating what she has learned into her work at Gretna Hall.

Isabel Rhodes, Chief Executive of Gretna Green said, “We’re proud to have Charlie as a chef at Gretna Hall Hotel, and we look forward to seeing her continue to grow and excel in her culinary career.”

Smiths Hotel New Menu for Summer 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smiths Hotel at Gretna Green launches new menus

  • Smiths Hotel launches new menus for Summer 2023
  • Menus include: Chainmail Restaurant Menu, the brand new Brasserie Menu and Kid’s Menus.
  • New dishes on the menus are King Prawn Linguine and Chicken Tikka Masala
  • Smiths Hotel 2 AA Rosette rated restaurant invites guests to come and enjoy the new dishes on the menus.

Gretna Green, Scotland - May 22, 2023 - Gretna Green, the award-winning family-owned wedding and hospitality destination, is excited to announce the launch of four new menus at its award-winning Smiths Hotel. The new menus include the Chainmail Restaurant Menu, and the brand new Brasserie Menu and the Kid’s Menu.

The Brasserie Menu is a completely new addition to Smiths Hotel's culinary offerings, featuring dishes like King Prawn Linguine and Chicken Tikka Masala and will be served in the hotel lounge. The other menus have been updated with new and exciting dishes to reflect the Summer season.

Smiths Hotel is a 4-star luxury boutique hotel in Gretna Green, highly recommended as the best 4-star hotel in the South of Scotland at the Scottish Hotel Awards, and it boasts a 2 AA Rosette rated restaurant. Guests are welcome to come and enjoy a delicious dish or two from the new menus at Smiths. Bookings can be made online at www.smithsgretnagreen.com

“We are delighted to introduce these new Summer menus at Smiths Hotel, and offer even more dining options for our guests,” said Isabel Rhodes, Chief Executive of Gretna Green. “Our new menus have been crafted with love by our talented culinary team and we’re sure every dish we make will allow our guests to enjoy an unforgettable culinary experience.”

 

Gretna Green Announces Father's Day Offers

Gretna Green Announces Father’s Day Offers

Treat Dad to a delicious Sunday lunch at Gretna Hall this Father’s Day

  • Surprise Dad by treating him to a whisky tasting experience voucher for two
  • Give Dad a gift straight from the heart with options like Gretna Green whisky, Anvil Ale, Barbour clothing, Gretna Green Fudge & chocolates, or a Gretna Green hipflask, available in-store or online at Gretna Green

Gretna Green, Scotland - May 17, 2023 - Gretna Green, the family-owned wedding and hospitality destination, is pleased to announce its offers for Father's Day 2023. Celebrate the special day and show your gratitude to the man of the hour with the following options:

  • Sunday lunch at Gretna Hall from 12 noon to 6 pm on Sunday 18th June. 1 course for $19.00, 2 courses for $24.70, or 3 courses for $30.40. The menu features a range of delicious dishes including a traditional Sunday Roast.
  • Thoughtful gifts straight from the heart. Gretna Green offers a selection of gifts including Gretna Green whisky, Anvil Ale, Barbour clothing, Gretna Green Fudge & chocolates, Gretna Green hipflasks and more.
  • A whisky tasting experience voucher for a moment that will make a memory for years to come. Treat Dad to a whisky tasting experience voucher for two, available online at www.gretnagreen.com/shopping for only $49.50.

"Father's Day is a special occasion, and we're excited to help you show your love and appreciation for that father figure in your life," said Isabel Rhodes, Chief Executive of Gretna Green. "With our fantastic Sunday lunch, thoughtful gifts, and unique whisky tasting experience voucher, we're sure that you'll find the perfect way to say 'Thank You' this Father's Day.”

Gretna Green Joins Flock to the Show Campaign

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Gretna Green Joins Flock to the Show Campaign to Celebrate World Sheep Shearing & Wool Handling Championships

• Gretna Green takes part in Royal Highland Show’s Flock to show campaign
• Clova the sheep at Gretna Green Foodcourt from 2 nd to 15th of May
• Locals and visitors are encouraged to visit and get a photo with Clova.

Gretna Green, Scotland – May 2, 2023 - Gretna Green, the family-owned, award-winning, wedding, hospitality, retail, tourism, and experience destination, is excited to announce its participation in the Royal Highland Show’s Flock to the Show campaign.

The campaign celebrates the return of the World Sheep Shearing & Woolhandling Championships, Golden Shears, to the Royal Highland Show 2023, and attracts competitors from around the world and offers a showcase for the very best in sheep shearing and wool handling.

Flock to the Show is a large-scale public art trail that tours across Scotland, featuring decorated sheep sculptures created by local artists. Gretna Green's chosen sheep, Clova from the Flock, will be visiting Gretna Green from 2nd of May until Monday 15 th May. Visitors are welcome to come and meet Clova during her visit at Gretna Green Foodcourt.

Isabel Rhodes, Chief Executive of Gretna Green said: "We are thrilled to be a part of the Flock to the Show campaign and celebrate the run up to the 2023 Royal Highland Show. We encourage everyone to come and see Clova during her visit and make a moment a memory at Gretna Green”

 

Gretna Green Hotels Recognised At Prestige Hotel Awards

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Gretna Green Hotels Recognised at Prestige Scottish Hotel Awards

• Prestige Hotel Awards ceremony, recognising excellence across the Scottish hospitality industry, held in Glasgow on 23rd April 2023
• Gretna Green’s Hotel – Smiths and Gretna Hall – were finalists across four different categories
• Gretna Hall Hotel won the award for Scotland’s Best Hotel Team
• Smiths Hotel has been highly recommended as Scotland's Best 4-star Hotel in the South of Scotland

Gretna Green, the family-owned wedding, hospitality, retail, and experience destination, is thrilled to announce that both hotels were recognised at the Prestige Hotel Awards, with Gretna Hall winning Scotland’s Best Hotel Team Award and Smiths Hotel being highly recommended as Scotland's Best 4-star Hotel in the South of Scotland.

The winners of the Scottish Hotel Awards were announced at a gala ceremony held on April 23, 2023, in Glasgow, with Gretna Green’s two hotels – Smiths and Gretna Hall – shortlisted across four different categories. Smiths Hotel was a finalist for Best 4-Star Hotel in the South of Scotland. At the same time, Gretna Hall Hotel was a finalist in three categories: Scotland's Best 3-Star Hotel, Scotland’s Best Hotel Team and Scotland’s Best General Manager.
These prestigious awards recognise the exceptional service and outstanding guest experience delivered by our colleagues across Gretna Green’s Gretna Hall Hotel and Smiths Hotel.

"We are absolutely delighted to receive this award and recognition for our hotels,” said Isabel Rhodes, Chief Executive of Gretna Green. "It highlights the hard work, spirit and passion we see in our colleagues every day who go above and beyond to create memorable experiences for our guests and underscores our commitment to excellence at Gretna Green."

 

Gretna Hall Awarded AA 4-Star Rating

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Gretna Hall Hotel has been awarded AA 4-star Rating

Gretna Green, the family-owned wedding, hospitality, retail, and experience destination, is thrilled to announce that its Gretna Hall Hotel has been awarded AA 4-star Rating status.

The AA is the UK's leading independent hotel and restaurant guide and its ratings are internationally renowned as a trusted benchmark for quality. The AA inspectors examine every aspect of the hotel's facilities, services, and guest experience, from the cleanliness and comfort of the rooms to the quality of the food and the professionalism of the team.

Gretna Hall's 4-star rating is a testament to the dedication and hard work of the entire team in providing an exceptional guest experience and the recent investment in refurbishing the rooms and bar area at the hotel. The hotel offers stunning suites, exceptional drinking and dining options, 10 acres of beautiful gardens and magnificent marriage rooms on site. The hotel's commitment to providing outstanding customer service is evident in every aspect of its operations, from the warm welcome guests receive on arrival to the impeccable attention to detail in every room.

Commenting on the achievement, Chief Executive of Gretna Green, Isabel Rhodes, said: "We are absolutely delighted to receive AA 4-star Rating status from the AA, which recognizes the fantastic efforts of our team to provide our guests with an exceptional stay. At Gretna Hall, we strive to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere, where our guests can relax and enjoy our outstanding facilities and services. This rating is a testament to our commitment to excellence and our passion for hospitality."

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