Are you thinking about having a religious ceremony in Gretna Green? Then planning for one is really simple. Ministers from a variety of denominations are available for you to choose from please contact us for details of ministers available.
Each minister will arrange the fee with you direct as we are not involved in any payment for their services.
So what do you do next after you have arranged your minister?
Well, once you have arranged a minister to conduct your Religious Wedding Ceremony you should send to the Gretna Registrars the completed Marriage Notice Forms (M10 Form), relevant documents such as your birth certificates and the fee of $98.10 no less than 29 clear days before the date of your marriage and no more than 3 months beforehand.
What information should be included on the M10 forms?:
- Section A - Place of Marriage: Famous Blacksmiths Shop, Gretna Green (You may have booked another venue which you need to detail here i.e. Smiths at Gretna Green, Gretna Hall Historic Marriage Rooms, Water Gardens at Greens, The Old Toll Bar or Anvil Hall)
- Section B - Name of Minister
Where and when do I collect my Marriage Schedule from?
You must remember to collect your Marriage Schedule from the Gretna Registration Office on the day of your wedding or up to 7 days beforehand. The bride or groom ONLY must pick up this schedule. Their office is closed on a Sunday and Monday.
The last stage of the paperwork is to return your Marriage Schedule (once you are married) to Gretna Registration Office within 3 days of your ceremony. Please use the letterbox to post this through the door if they are closed.
Remember with a religious ceremony, there is a separate fee for the minister so the only legal fee you pay to the Gretna Registrars is for your Marriage Schedule, which is $98.10 (payable to the Gretna Registrars direct with your M10 Form).