Dumfries and Galloway
tel:- 01461 337971
web address:- www.anvilhall.com
Anvil Hall :-
Anvil Hall is a popular wedding venue in Gretna Green, Scotland, and hosted 500 weddings in 2004. The ceremony takes place in a converted Catholic Church, which has a beautiful interior and lovely gardens.
After "kidnapping" his bride, the groom would take her and go into hiding. By the time the bride's family tracked them down them, the bride would probably already be pregnant! A "bride price" would then be negotiated. An earlier source is the early Jewish custom of the bride and groom spending a week together alone immediately after the marriage feast. The earliest reference to this practice is Jacob's marriages to Leah and Rachel.