Do you need to book to get married at Gretna Green?

Great news – there isn’t one! You should be able to book on the day of your choice! Popular or iconic dates (such as Valentine’s Day or New Year’s Eve) DO get booked out very very quickly here …. in fact, we had enquiries for dates like these arrive several years in advance!

Can you just turn up and get married at Gretna Green?

You can no longer just turn up to be married at Gretna Green, the minimum period of time required for arranging your wedding is 29 clear days (this is how long it takes the Registrars to check your documentation and draw up your marriage schedule).

What paperwork do you need to get married at Gretna Green?

For weddings at Smiths Hotel, Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop or Greens at Gretna Hotel, this is submitted to the registrar in Gretna. Alongside this form, you will be asked for your birth certificate and a valid passport or ID to prove your nationality.

How do I go about getting married at Gretna Green?

7 Easy Steps to Planning a Gretna Green Wedding

  1. Choose Your Date. Is there a special date for the two of you? …
  2. Choose Your Ceremony Venue. …
  3. Choose Your Ceremony Style. …
  4. Choose Your Banqueting Venue. …
  5. Choose Your Hotel Accommodation. …
  6. Pick a Wedding Package. …
  7. Your Marriage Schedule. …
  8. Civil Marriage Celebrant Fees:
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Is marriage in Gretna Green legal?

There is still a small Gretna “gap” in the two legal systems. Marriage is legal at 16 in Scotland without parental consent. … Although 15 days’ notice is currently required to marry in Scotland, there is no residency requirement, meaning English couples can still get married there at relatively short notice.

Is confetti allowed at Gretna Green?

10 answers. Yes, you can throw confetti/rice outside the marriage hall or aka the blacksmith’s forge.

How quickly can you get married in the UK?

In England and Wales, 28 days notice must be given to the Register Office before the marriage can take place. You have to get married within 12 months of giving notice. Both partners must be resident for seven days in England or Wales before notice is given. A notice must state where the marriage is to take place.

How old do you have to be to get married at Gretna Green?

Since 1929, both parties in Scotland have had to be at least 16 years old, but they still may marry without parental consent. In England and Wales, the age for marriage is now 16 with parental consent and 18 without.

Can you get married the same day in Gretna Green?

Nope…with a few exceptions such as perhaps New Years or Valentine’s Day, you can get married on almost any day! The only snag which you might face is when….but there’s always earlier or later on the day of your choice! #3: Anyone wishing to marry at Gretna Green must live (however briefly) in Scotland.

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Is Gretna Green in England or Scotland?

Gretna Green, village in Dumfries and Galloway council area, historic county of Dumfriesshire, Scotland. It lies just north of the River Sark, the dividing line between England and Scotland, and was long famous as the goal of eloping English couples seeking hasty marriage.