Gretna Green was well and truly put on the map by Lord Hardwicke’s Marriage Act of 1753 which forbade the marriage of two people under 21 years old, unless they had the consent of their parents. The act did not apply in Scotland and so Gretna Green, just over the Scottish border from England, became the centre for runaway marriages. Today Gretna Green is still the marriage capital of Scotland, playing home to over 5000 weddings each year.
At the Gables Hotel & Restaurant we have 20 years experience of hosting wedding receptions and co-ordinating the most important day of your life.
With a dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator we can advise you through every stage of your plans ensuring your Gretna wedding is simply perfect. On the big day you will be looked after by a professional team meaning you can just relax and enjoy yourself.
We have four very well appointed reception rooms and can host weddings with up to 110 guests. Equally, if it’s just the two of you eloping, we know how to spoil you. Either way, we will make sure your special day is a truly memorable one.