Contact: The Wedding Planner, The Hazeldene Hotel, Main Street, Gretna Green, DG16 6EA E-Mail: Telephone 01461 - 338292 Mobile: 07717035539

Gretna Green, Questions and Answers


We are visiting Gretna Green can we meet with you?

Yes, we pride ourselves on the personal touch, and will meet with you on any day of the week, Tel: 01461-338292 and ask for Robert or call him direct on 07717035539 to let us know your coming.

Do you select the services within your packages according to price?

NO definitely not, we select by quality and do not ask for or accept kickbacks.

Do you accept credit cards? YES

Will you assist us with booking a reception or meal following the Wedding Ceremony?

YES, we will be happy to help with any aspect of your wedding.

How long does the ceremony last?

This depends on whether your ceremony is being performed by a minister of religion or a registrar. Typically, a minister's service will last between 15 and 25 minutes, we can advise you with regard to each ministers style of service.. A registrar will take around 10 - 15 minutes to perform the ceremony. Once the ceremony is complete, you and your witnesses must sign the marriage schedule. This takes about 10 minutes for all parties to complete the necessary legal documentation. The marriage Schedule is a legal document and is the same whether you choose a minister or registrar to perform the ceremony.

Do we have to reside in Scotland before the wedding?

NO, that is a myth

What if one or both of us is divorced/widowed?

We recommend submitting the M10 forms earlier at least 8 weeks before the wedding date in case of complications. You will have to enclose decrees or divorce/death when submitting the M10 forms.

How soon can we marry?

We recommend a minimum 8 weeks notice, but it is possible to complete the legalities in 29 days.

Do we have to pay for everything now?

NO,  generally when you book a venue they will ask for payment in full, the only deposit we ask for is for accommodation which is £20 per room per night, which is non refundable but transferable.

Can we marry on a Sunday?

YES you can marry on any day of the week except at Gretna Old Parish Church.

How soon should we book?

As soon as you have decided on the date and venue. For Saturdays and special dates like 14th February we would recommend as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Do we need witnesses?

YES, you need 2, 16 years of age or over. We can provide them for you at a cost of £40 if required.

Can Foreign nationals marry in Scotland?

YES, anyone can legally marry in Scotland over the age of 16 years. (Telephone 01461 337648 for advice regarding additional documentation.).

Tel: 01461 - 339407 or text for callback: 07717035539