About the Famous Blacksmiths Shop, Gretna Green
The Famous Blacksmiths Shop is the historic building that made Gretna Green famous for the legend of the anvil wedding.
This iconic building has been at the heart of Gretna Green's heritage since the early 1700's and was one of the earliest destinations for runaway couples eloping to the village to be married by the 'Blacksmith Priest.'
Built around 1712, the historic venue was the workshop of the local blacksmith who would marry eloping couples who'd fled over the border from England.
A true historic wedding venue in Gretna Green, the Original Marriage Room in the Famous Blacksmiths Shop is presented to you as it was in the 1700s when the Blacksmith Priest married runaways over the original anvil. This room accommodates up to 45 guests.