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Smiths at Gretna Green Hotel is a chic, boutique style 4-star hotel, located right next to the World Famous Old Blacksmith's Shop in Gretna Green. Its luxurious bedrooms offer guests a spacious living environment, complete with LCD TVs, DVD players, contemporary fireplaces and broadband internet access. The Chainmail restaurant at Smiths serves mouthwatering, award-winning cuisine. Smiths at Gretna Green Hotel is just off Junction 22 of the A74(M), the key motorway linking England and Scotland, and 10 minutes drive north of Carlisle, close to the A75 Stranraer euro-route.
Smiths at Gretna Green is located right next to the World Famous Old Blacksmith's Shop where you too can become part of an unbroken thread of romantic history spanning over 250 years. The new, exciting Smiths at Gretna Green embraces both tradition and modern day comfort with inspirational design set against a historical backdrop. Guests can enjoy a blend of professional, relaxed hospitality along with first class facilities.
Smiths at Gretna Green is the most hip and contemporary hotel for miles with luxurious bedrooms that have been designed to offer guests not just a bedroom but a spacious living environment complete with modern facilities such as flatscreen TVs, DVD players and broadband internet access. Family Rooms feature a separate children's bedroom with bunk beds, each bunk with its own TV. For the ultimate in luxury you can opt for one of the three stunning Suites or the Penthouse Apartment.
Explore the surrounding area and local attractions or relax and be pampered from head to toe in the Hair, Beauty and Relaxation areas and 'Chill-Out Zone'. Spend your evening in the cosmopolitan bar for a pre-dinner drink before enjoying the delicious cuisine in the relaxed brasserie restaurant.
Smiths at Gretna Green is also designed to be a superb conference venue with plenty of space surrounded by stunning, contemporary architecture offering flexible conference areas, the latest technology and the space to think.
All 50 bedrooms offer guests a spacious living environment with LCD TVs and DVDs, workstations with Cat. 5 broadband, en-suite bathrooms with bath and shower, tea/coffee making facilities, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, heating control, internet access, electric shaver point, 24 hour room service, secure key card access, smoke alarms, duvets and DVD players. All rooms are non-smoking.
Surround yourself in luxury and create a unique wedding experience at Scotland's award-winning 4-star wedding hotel. Indulge yourself, calm your nerves and let Smiths at Gretna Green take care of your big day. Become part of an unbroken thread of romantic history by arranging your marriage in one of the best known wedding destinations.
Choose to marry within the most renowned of historic marriage houses, the World Famous Old Blacksmith's Shop, or within Smiths itself if you are looking for a more modern feel for your wedding ceremony. Smiths at Gretna Green offers affordable luxury in the most stylish and contemporary hotel for miles.
Offering inspirational and innovative design, Smiths has 50 bedrooms including rooms with balconies, family rooms, suites and a Penthouse Apartment. Here, 'Spoilt at Smiths' offers hair, beauty and relaxation treatments to help you prepare for your big day, and following your wedding ceremony the celebrations can continue within Smiths restaurant for intimate wedding parties or the banqueting suites for parties of up to 200 guests.
This is just a small selection of what we can offer you for your wedding in Gretna Green. This is your special day and we want it to be perfect!
Come and visit us; we can give you a tour of the Old Blacksmith's Shop and Smiths at Gretna Green.
New Wedding Venue...Anvil Hall
Gretna Green's longest established wedding business is adding the well known Anvil Hall in Gretna to its portfolio of venues in the area.
A unique and beautiful building
The Anvil Hall dates back to the turn of the last century; formerly a church this magnificent building was converted especially for weddings.
Civil as well as religious ceremonies take place here. This historic building, set at the heart of the Gretna township is a very special venue. Your walk along the aisle is lit by hundreds of candles, creating a very special and romantic atmosphere, which truly sets Anvil Hall apart from other venues.
The largest capacity wedding venue in the area, the interior of the hall is very grand with an upper balcony allowing for fantastic overhead photography. Anvil Hall provides many great photographic opportunities inside also and although the venue has limited gardens, there are photographic opportunities at the side of the building where there is a kissing gate and 'Gretna Green' sign.
The Anvil Hall has capacity for up to 120 guests seated and an additional 60 standing.
Smiths Hotel opened in 2006 and is part of the Gretna Green Group, owned by the Houston family who have been based at Gretna Green since 1886.
The great grandfather of the current Chairman, Alasdair Houston, bought the Gretna Estate in 1886, which included farming land and the tiny hamlet of Gretna Green. One of the buildings in the hamlet was the blacksmith's workshop, already renowned for its romantic history as a haven for runaway lovers since 1754.
Over the past four generations the Houston family have developed and grown the World Famous Old Blacksmiths Shop at Gretna Green into what is now one of Scotland's premier visitor attractions and important international visitor destination. Famous for its romantic history of runaway weddings, it is to this day, an important wedding venue and where many hundreds of weddings are conducted each year.
The Houston family agricultural roots remain strong and farming is still an important part of what they do here, forming an integrated link between field and table. Smiths Hotel sits in the middle of their farmland that you can see from the hotel. They grow a range of crops and vegetables and run a prize-winning herd of pedigree Charolais cattle.
Smiths Hotel at Gretna Green
Dumfries & Galloway,
Scotland DG16 5EA
Tel: +44 (0)1483 776344Fax: +44 (0)1483 730202
The hotel is located 10 miles north of Carlisle, just off the M74 at the Gretna (Gretna Green) turn off. Follow the brown tourist attraction signs to the 'Old Blacksmith's Shop Visitor Centre and Smiths at Gretna Green.
From the North (M74) - When you leave the motorway follow the signs turning left at the roundabout. Straight ahead through the village and turn left at the Blacksmith's Shop.
From the South (M74) - When you leave the motorway follow the signs straight across the mini roundabout, straight ahead at the traffic lights and then at the bottom of the hill take the right turn opposite the church. Head on up the hill, below the motorway flyover. The World Famous Old Blacksmith's Shop will be facing you on the opposite side of the T-junction. Smiths at Gretna Green is opposite the Old Blacksmith's Shop.
From the Euro route (A75) - Take the slip road off (for Gretna/Gretna Green) before joining the M74. Follow the brown tourist attraction signs, turning left at the traffic lights at the bottom of the hill take the right turn opposite the church. Head on up the hill, below the motorway flyover. The World Famous Old Blacksmith's Shop will be facing you on the opposite side of the T-junction. Smiths at Gretna Green is opposite the Old Blacksmith's Shop.
Ample free parking on-site
Rail: Gretna Green Station (0.5 miles)
Coach: Carlisle (10 miles)
Air: Newcastle Airport (65 miles)
Glasgow (115 miles)