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    • Mrs Alsbetty
      CommentAuthorMrs Alsbetty
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Mar 16th 2010
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    Morning! do any of you know who it was who was getting married in Gretna green the other week? we are considering going up there for a small wedding and then have a big party down here later, but i wanted advice on hotels up there and receptions, have looked on internet breifly, any help would be great! also as we are changing out date and venue do you think we should get date first or find venue??
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    • Nicci
      CommentAuthorNicci
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    Jodie i think-id go for date first, but phone around venues at the same time so you get an idea whats availible x
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    • Mrs Alsbetty
      CommentAuthorMrs Alsbetty
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    ok thanks ,thats what i thought! even though we were all planned before we got marry at the old place anytime so wasn't sure haha x

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    • MRST
      CommentAuthorMRST
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 16th 2010
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    you can pick everything on line chick and gives you idea of prices!! a few different locations, looks fab that was me and the h2bs choice at one point :)
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    • Mrs Alsbetty
      CommentAuthorMrs Alsbetty
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    yeah i have just been sent a brochure and booking form, all looks good! just wanted a bit of feedback really, we still don't know whether to do it, and where to do reception too, if we do one back home we would probaly do it a month or so later good excuse to wear my dress again!! x

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    • Nicci
      CommentAuthorNicci
      Got married 9 years ago
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    Gretnas a lovely place, i live about 10miles away in Carlisle. Never been to a wedding there but i know its a very popular choice-even for people up here x
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    • Mrs Alsbetty
      CommentAuthorMrs Alsbetty
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Mar 16th 2010
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    cool do you know what hotels are like? i suppose you wouldn't really have a use for one being so close

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    • Nicci
      CommentAuthorNicci
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    No i dont sorry but i can ask around-see what people say x
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    • Mrs Alsbetty
      CommentAuthorMrs Alsbetty
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    would you? if you get time that would be fab, i'm all for looking things up on computer and phone calls but it is nice to hear from people who have used them

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    • MRST
      CommentAuthorMRST
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    there are hotels right on site im sure! x
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    • Nicci
      CommentAuthorNicci
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    Definatly! Peoples opinions make or break a place i think-have you seen a place you like? x
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    • MRST
      CommentAuthorMRST
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    anvil house bed and breakfast looks nice x
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    • Mrs Alsbetty
      CommentAuthorMrs Alsbetty
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    yeah it does, we aren't sure about numbers yet and if people would come that far etc. so need to find somewhere for them, it does say that the gretna green people will help with accommodation abd reception if needed.

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    • Nicci
      CommentAuthorNicci
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    theres a directory online for everything youd require to get married in gretna just incase you havnt seen it? x
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    • Suzi
      CommentAuthorSuzi
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Mar 16th 2010
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    Aww this is what we were originally going to do seen as how im Scottish but I couldn't get my head round having a separate reception lol... I don't think you can go wrong with any of the Hotels in that area hun! We were going to get married in one of the castle's, have you decided on which venue you want yet? x

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    • Mrs Alsbetty
      CommentAuthorMrs Alsbetty
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    no not at all! we like the castles, we are still thinking about when and where as all change for us, thats what we are wondering about reception as we would like to do it all in one but some we have seen are so expensive, and now we are paying for most of it ourselves now. hmm lots to think about! all over again haha

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    • Suzi
      CommentAuthorSuzi
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    Aww im sure you will sort it hun! Best thing is to think about number of guests then go from there as some cater for as few as 2 upto 340. So if you know approx how many guests you are having that may help you decide which venue to go for! They do some brilliant packages!!!

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    • mym72
      CommentAuthormym72
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 16th 2010
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    We're getting married Gretna next year. If you look up the Gretna wedding bureau they can book it all for you. You can custom you package and make it as big or small as you want - we're only having 20 in our party. You can even cool photographers and transport as well. If you ask them they'll send you a full accommodation list as well, so you can cool a hotel and reception to suit you. We visited there as well to give us an idea and found a lovely hotel that's now doing our reception as well. We got to look round our venue for the ceremony as well so feel a lot happier now we can put a picture to our plans lol.

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    • Nicci
      CommentAuthorNicci
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    Ok ive asked about and the top two are The Garden House Hotel and Smiths-apparently both really nice for weddings x
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    • Mrs Alsbetty
      CommentAuthorMrs Alsbetty
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    yeah thats who i have received a brochure from this morning! dead quick only asked for one yesterday, thanks i will give them a call about hotels do you mind me asking where you are having your ceremony and reception and what was your total cost? don't have to say if you don't want to x

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    • Nicci
      CommentAuthorNicci
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    Im getting married at Carlisle United Football Stadium-its costing £3000 in total. That includes the ceremony, blessing on the pitch, wedding breakfast for 50 (including drinks package) the reception with buffet for 120 room hire and exclusive use of executive lounges and boxes x
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    • Mrs Alsbetty
      CommentAuthorMrs Alsbetty
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    Thanks Nicci! nice! x

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    • Nicci
      CommentAuthorNicci
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    No probs-i'll let you know if i hear of any others x
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    • kem
      CommentAuthorkem
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 16th 2010
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    black smiths hotel is ment to be a really nice place

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    • mym72
      CommentAuthormym72
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 16th 2010
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    We're getting married at the Gretna Hall in the Linton Suite. That room holds 20 people, but they have other rooms as well that are different sizes. And we're having our reception at the Solway Lodge Hotel. Again they cater for small or large weddings, as you can use the restaurant or they have a function room - and we've been told if we want something informal for the evening they can put on music in the hotel bar and there's a late licence etc.

    The reception breakfast there is really good value as well - £23 per person - and you are allowed to give your guests a choice of 5 dishes per course (3 courses) - and they don't have to choose a month in advance like a lot of places (can choose on the day). If you check the Solway out, Ian is very helpful and will bend over backwards with everything to please.

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    • Mrs Alsbetty
      CommentAuthorMrs Alsbetty
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Mar 17th 2010
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    i have called them they are sending me some details, thanks all mym sounds lovely! x

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    • mym72
      CommentAuthormym72
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 22nd 2010
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    Hope you find what you're looking for. Ian (at the Solway) was even asking us if there was anything else that he could help with (recommending transport, wedding cake etc) as I think he's been there a while and knows a lot of local people.

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    • tinkerbell
      CommentAuthortinkerbell
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Feb 14th 2011
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    Look at Comlongon Castle and whitecroft mastion in Gretna, stunning and great for small wedding , good luck with your search
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    • KerryBolderson2be
      CommentAuthorKerryBolderson2be
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Oct 13th 2015
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    so, here it goes. we are now thinking about gretna green instead of a registry office. i have looked on the website and they offer packages just for the bride and groom and provide the witnessess which i think is perfect for me.(i suffer bad from anxiety and i think having my family around me is too much, i much prefer a private ceromany just me and my oh). anyway has anyone done this before. how did u get on. the package i have found is the romance package at the mill forge which is £445 obviously price dependant to 2017 it includes ceromany venue, 2 nights in the bridal suite intimate 4 course meal for bride and groom, bucks fizz on arrival, sparkling wine to celebrate, witnesses if required (something we need) and a wedding planner assistance.. now how did this work for you guys like on the day of the wedding not letting the groom see the dress & obviously help getting into the dress. transport is it something thats needed tp get to the ceromany, is the 2 nights stay near?. and obviously we want photography how did you choose your photographer.. and most importantly what did you do after in terms of the meal and everything else ? arghh im pulling my hair out

    Sorry for the long post im trying to find something thats perfect for us and gretna green sounds just that, but not making any decisions without hearing other peoples opinions and storys oof how theirs went. p.s i have never been to a wedding only seen it on the tv so i have no idea thankyou xxx

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