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Alternative Weddings

Alternative weddings come in all different styles with themed weddings, fancy dress and running away to be married just a few of the alternatives

The Mill Forge Hotel, just two miles from Gretna Green is a wonderful venue for alternative weddings

With great value wedding packages, a wedding ceremony venue, wedding reception facilities, ensuite accommodation and stunning gardens for wedding photographs coupled with a dedicated wedding planner team, there can be nowhere better suited to alternative weddings

Packages for Alternative Weddings

With excellent value wedding packages, The Mill Forge near Gretna Green is the ideal place for a memorable wedding at an affordable price

Alternative Weddings - Wedding Planners

We have a team of wedding planners who offer free friendly advice on weddings at The Mill Forge, our wedding prices, any wedding offers we have and they will also help you with the booking process, right down to advising on other wedding services such as wedding photographers, wedding hairdressers and Scottish wedding pipers

Wedding Ceremony

Couples have the alternative of choosing between a minister (religious wedding ceremony) or a registrar (civil wedding ceremony) to conduct their candlelit wedding ceremony which in the tradition of Gretna Green weddings would take place over the anvil.

Once married the happy couple can have their pictures taken in our manicured gardens by a professional wedding photographer while a traditional Scottish piper escorts them with a repertoire of classic tunes.

Wedding Receptions

Our restaurant boasts three individual reception rooms, as well as a selection of different wedding menu options, wedding buffets and our carefully selected wine list which are all designed to suit both your palate and pocket.


For both the bride and groom and their wedding guests there are different room styles available with our 33 ensuite bedrooms which comprise

Luxurious Bridal Suites

Spacious Family Accommodation

Comfortable Double - Twin Accommodation

Affordable Single Accommodation

Wedding Ceremony

Choose a minister or a registrar for your wedding near Gretna Green

Wedding Reception

Function rooms that are ideal for wedding parties large or small


33 comfortable ensuite bedrooms for you and your guests