Renew your wedding vows in Gretna Green with an Anvil Blessing or traditional Vow Renewal
Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life, as you choose to share your life with your loved one and take your first steps into your future together as newlyweds. But what if you could relive that special moment, all over again? A chance to reaffirm your love to one and other, just the two of you, or perhaps with all your family and friends around you?
Many couples will say, that their wedding day "was over too quickly" or the "best day of our lives", so why not join us at Gretna Green for an Anvil Blessing or Vow Renewal and relive it in the UK capital of love and romance!
Blessings and renewal ceremonies are becoming a very popular request here at Scotland's most famous wedding destination, which has been associated with wedding ceremonies since 1754. What better way for you to rekindle the romance in your relationship and to remind one another about the love and commitment you made to each other on your wedding day?
Your ceremony alone can be arranged here at Gretna Green or add in photography, guests or a stay at one of our hotel as optional extras. You will also receive your very own lucky Anvil!
Blessing, Vow Renewal... what's the difference?
We realise that there are a lot of terms associated with vow renewals and it can be very confusing to understand the difference! So let us help to cut through some of the fog!
An Anvil Blessing is a blessing of your marriage. Conducted by a Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop Guide our Anvil Blessings takes place over the famous anvil, here at Gretna Green - either at the Famous Blacksmiths Shop or Gretna Hall Historic Marriage House and you can choose how formal or informal you would like your ceremony to be. You can choose to write your own 'blessing vows' to each other, or simply allow us to bless your union in our own, unique, Blacksmiths way.
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A vow renewal is a more official renewal of your wedding vows and is conducted by a minister, pastor or registrar. This is a complete re-do of your original marriage vows (the full I do), essentially a re-take of your wedding, but without the need to apply for a marriage license as you are already legally married*.
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Anvil Blessings at Gretna Green
Anvil Marriage Blessing Ceremony Only
Why don't you enjoy a romantic blessing over the Anvil in the Famous Blacksmiths Shop here in Gretna Green?
Recapture the magic of your wedding day by enjoying the romance of the intimate Anvil Marriage Blessing, at the Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop. Our blessings last 30 minutes and are conducted by a Blacksmiths Guide who will begin with a historic introduction to Gretna Green before conducting your personalised ceremony with romantic readings.
NEW Anvil Marriage Blessing Package
Bless your marriage with our unique, informal, Anvil Marriage Blessing ceremony package at Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop
- Personalised Anvil Marriage Blessing
- Traditional Scottish Hand-tying Ceremony with exclusive Gretna Green tartan ribbon (in a presentation box to take home
- Gretna Green LoveLock
- Two 7"x5" photographs
Looking for something a little more? How about making your Anvil Blessing even more special, by combining it with a night of luxury at any of our Gretna Green hotels, including Smiths - which sits directly opposite the historic building of the Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop, newly refurbished Gretna Hall Historic Marriage House and Hotel - for luxury and history combined, or our contemporary Greens Hotel - the first hotel in Scotland and situated directly opposite the famous Old Toll Bar, since 1830.
A Scottish piper will escort you to and from your ceremony. Champagne will be in your room and you can continue the celebration with a 3-course dinner in our hotel restaurant of your choosing.
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Vow Renewals at Gretna Green
If you are looking for a more formal renewal of vows, conducted by a minister, then take a look at our Gretna Green Vow Renewal Package.
Gretna Green Vow Renewal Package
- Vow renewal ceremony conducted by a minister
- Gretna Green LoveLock
- Two 7"x5" Photographs
Alternatively, if you are looking for something bigger, (perhaps you were previously married in a registry office and are now looking for a 'big' wedding), then we can personally tailor any of our wedding packages or special offer wedding packages to suit a vow renewal! Your vow renewal ceremony would simply replace the traditional marriage ceremony portion of our wedding packages, but the reception, accommodation, flowers, etc. would all remain the same. If you would like a personalised quotation for a vow renewal package, please contact our experienced wedding team who will be happy to help!
You can do so by calling us directly on +44 1461 336001 or enquire below:
Make a gesture of love and commitment in Gretna Green...
No matter what the occasion, a special anniversary, or a romantic gesture out of the blue, here in the romantic village of Gretna Green we can create a wonderful experience for you.
Contact Gretna Green online or call the wedding planning team on +44 1461 336001 to discuss your arrangements.