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Gretna Green Announces

November Wedding Open Weekend


  • Gretna Green’s Wedding Open Weekend takes place on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th November 2023.

  • Gretna Green’s Wedding Open Weekend is an access-all-areas show-round of Gretna Green’s iconic marriage rooms, its two AA 4-star rated hotels, Smiths at Gretna Green and Gretna Hall Hotel.

  • At the Gretna Green hotels, guests can tour the hotel bedrooms, wedding reception set ups and see the wedding drinking & dining options.

  • Guests can also enjoy complimentary access to the Famous Blacksmiths Gretna Green Experience attraction on both days.


Gretna Green, Scotland – August 17, 2023 – Gretna Green, the family-owned, award-winning wedding, hospitality, retail, and experience destination located in Dumfries & Galloway, is delighted to announce its upcoming Wedding Open Weekend event which will take place over the weekend of 11th  & 12th  of November 2023.


The access-all-areas event offers couples the chance to visit Gretna Green and get a feel for what marrying at the Original Home of Romance might be like. On display is:


  • The stunning marriage rooms at the Famous Blacksmiths Shop and Gretna Hall Hotel.

  • Bridal suites and bedrooms at the AA 4-star rated Smiths at Gretna Green and Gretna Hall Hotels.

  • Wedding reception set ups complete with example food and drinks from the Gretna Green wedding menus.


Guests will get the chance to wander around Gretna Green and get a glimpse of the stunning settings, divine decor, and magnificent set ups to see how their wedding might look and feel on their own special day. They will also have the opportunity to speak to Gretna Green’s Award-winning Wedding Team to ask questions or book their dream Gretna Green wedding on the day.


"We’re delighted to announce our upcoming Wedding Open Weekend this November,” said Isabel Rhodes, Chief Executive at Gretna Green. “We look forward to welcoming couples and their families to visit Gretna Green and explore our enchanting and magnificent wedding venues, reception set ups and hotels for themselves. We’ve been marrying couples over our iconic blacksmiths anvil since 1754 and we look forward to marrying many more in the years to come.”


Guests are encouraged to pre-register for the event online at to have the opportunity to speak to the Wedding Team beforehand to arrange a scheduled appointment, although everyone is welcome to visit and explore on the days.


Guests will be welcomed with complimentary drinks and canapes, and also get the opportunity to enter the £1.5 million Famous Blacksmiths Gretna Green Experience attraction to behold the romantic tale of Gretna Green and witness the World’s Greatest Story of Love with their significant others firsthand.

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