Gretna Green Hotel and Wedding Venue
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For parties of 20 and above,
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Originally built as a grain mill around 1740 with a farmhouse added in 1862 The Mill Forge was known as Grahamshill farm and served the local estate.
In 1988 the Smith family purchased the now disused property and converted the farmhouse into a family home. Their next project was to demolish some of the out-buildings and construct the first of our accommodation. This was completed in 1990
The next on their agenda was the conversion of the grain mill into a restaurant and bar which they opened in 1993.
An increasing demand for wedding accommodation in the area saw them open a further 15 chalets style bedrooms in 1996.
Their next efforts saw the completion of the Conservatory Bar in 1997 as more and more couples chose The Mill Forge as the place to stay for their Gretna Green wedding.
Two years later they added 3 more chalets and a unique wedding ceremony venue in the ground of the hotel. The first civil ceremony to be held in Scotland took place in The Mill Forge.
Development of the complex continued and extensions to both the kitchen and Conservatory Bar were completed in 2002
The History of The Mill Forge
The Mill Forge has a long history, from its humble beginnings as the milling farm for the local estate to its transformation into one of the most popular wedding venues in the UK
The Mill Forge History
With demand continuing to grow, five luxurious bridal suites were opened in 2004
2006 saw a new reception and office added. The final piece of construction was a children's play area which open in October 2007
Throughout this time, the gardens and grounds were being continually developed along with a regular maintainance program to ensure the high standards expected of a wedding venue.
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