The Mill Forge
The Mill Forge is a hotel and wedding venue situated around two miles from the centre of Gretna Green. The venue is family run and with a small staff that specialise in weddings.
Originally a working farm and millhouse dating back to around 1740, the buildings have been carefully converted, retaining many of the original features while adding the touches required of a modern wedding venue. The Mill Forge offers chalet-style accommodation with bar and restaurant facilities.
The restaurant has three separate reception rooms, each offering a unique way of celebrating your wedding with friends and family. There are also 33 chalets on site, five of which are bridal suites. All have an entrance hall, bedroom with colour TV, tea and coffee facilities, hairdryer and ironing facilities. The bridal suites have whirlpool baths, oversize showers and his and hers sinks, while the other rooms benefit from shower rooms.
A complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and chocolates are presented to any guest booking a bridal suite.
Wedding ceremonies are carried out in The Forge, a traditional sandstone building with an open timber roof an anvil over which vows are exchanged. The design of The Forge lends itself well to small intimate weddings as well as larger groups of up to 70, and allows the bride to walk down the aisle and have an anvil wedding within a churchlike building. Standing within the grounds of the hotel, The Forge has its own garden complete with fountain and there are also extensive gardens with various features for your photographs.
The team at The Mill Forge has over 60 years of wedding planning experience, and are led by Maggie who has 25 years planning weddings in Gretna under her belt. Close enough to be part of the romance, but far enough from the centre to be able to avoid the hustle and bustle of the tourists, the venue is able to provide everything you need to celebrate a traditional Gretna Green wedding, with cake suppliers, pipers, photographers and wedding stylists all sourced locally and able to meet your needs.