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“Absolutely wonderful! The best day of our lives thanks to the mill”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Mill Forge

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The Mill Forge
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3 reviews
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“Absolutely wonderful! The best day of our lives thanks to the mill”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2013

Where do I start! I just got married at The Mill Forge on the 09 November. I stayed the night before with my bridesmaids & close family, we went to the bar for food and it was absolutely delicious! We stayed in the bridal suit & it was beautiful. On the day of the wedding the staff were amazing, coming over to my room to make sure all was ok & asking if I needed anything. When asked for extra chairs they were brought straight away. Like every bride I was worried about the flow of the wedding but everything ran so smoothly without a hitch. The food was out of this world, all my guests were so impressed by the choice & amount of food. Just perfect, top chef! All waiting staff were wonderful & on hand at all times. My photos are just perfection thanx to colin carpenter & the gorgeous surroundings of the mill, they are just breath taking. I am so overwhelmed by it all as it was everything and more. It was the best day of our lives & we truly are thankful to you all for making our special day like a fairytale, it was the best day of our lives & its all down to everyone at The Mill Forge. Xxx

  • Stayed November 2013
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TheMillForge, General Manager at The Mill Forge, responded to this review, November 25, 2013
Thank You very much for taking the time to write such a glowing review.

It is wonderful to read such wonderful comments about all the different aspects of your time in our care.

Wishing you all the best for the future.

Graham Smith - General Manager
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

My new husband and I got married here on 2/11/13 in a fantastic and lovely ceremony and we were absolutely blown away by the hotel and their amazing staff, who all helped in making it the best days of our lives.

The Staff - Our wedding planner Liz was outstanding and went far beyond what we were expecting to make the day perfect. She dealt with our numerous problems and requests with ease, constantly going out of her way and never saying to no to help make our wedding experience a brilliant one. The bar and waiting staff were also top class, we stayed for 3 nights in total and ate at the hotel on the Friday and Sunday night with the groom's family and everyone was extremely complimentary about the quality of the service and the food. Also a special mention to the owner Graham, who had to put up with my "bridezilla" emails in the build up to the wedding and always replied promptly, politely and done everything he could to help us out and settle our nerves. In summary, the staff did absolutely everything they could to make our day as special as it was and we owe them a big thank you for their help.

The Venue/The Meal/Reception - The church is absolutely beautiful and a perfect place to exchange vows. We were allowed to decorate it how we wished, allowing us to make it that little bit more perfect. Our entire service was tailored to our needs and we couldn't have been happier with the whole thing. We had our meal and reception in the roundhouse and the staff done a fantastic job in bringing my vision to life, it looked fantastic. We have had several guests complimenting the food and a quite a few saying it was one of the best wedding meals they've ever had. The value for money with the meals is also unbelievably good, we had originally booked up at a different venue who were charging twice the price for the same amount of courses. The hotel allowed my husband and I to have our own choice of meal that wasn't on the menu, another little touch that made the day that little more special. Our guests had a great time dancing during the disco provided by the hotel and one guest in particular didn't sit down all night! We ran into a little hitch with our first dance song but Graham was extremely helpful in dealing with and solving the problem.

The Rooms - The bridal suites are gorgeous and very spacious. They have an extremely comfortable four poster bed and have a tonne of nice little touches that make it a very romantic place to stay. The jacuzzi bath and double shower are also fantastic. My husband also spent the Friday night in a double room, which he says was very comfortable and clean and we heard nothing but good things from our guests that also stayed at the hotel.

Other - We also have to give a special mention to Gretna Flower Basket, who were a huge help with our flowers. Our original collection of flowers that we got elsewhere were awful, so my husband and Mother-in-law went to Gretna Flower Basket on the Saturday morning to see if they could help and they managed to sort us out with an entire new set of bouquets and buttonholes in an extremely short amount of time at a very reasonable price. I can thoroughly recommend them for your big day, their flowers were beautiful. Craig Irving (The Piper) also did a brilliant job piping me to the church and then up the aisle, it was lovely.

Overall - Don't hesitate in booking The Mill Forge for your big day. The grounds are beautiful, the church is perfect, the food is fantastic and the staff are outstanding.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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TheMillForge, General Manager at The Mill Forge, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Wow! What a fantastic and detailed review. Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a gracious and comprehensive review of your time in our care.

It is wonderful to see that you enjoyed your wedding and all the different aspects of our offering, including the meals, accommodation and your wedding ceremony.

It is always very heartening to see our staff mentioned as they all work very hard to ensure wedding days are memorable for all the right reasons.

Wishing you all the best for the future

Graham Smith - General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

Just came back from our Son and now Daughter-in-Laws wedding, was an amazing experience all staff were very attentive but not in your face and all were very polite even the guys that attended the grounds said good morning to us, the food was great in the restaurant and for the wedding breakfast. The gentleman that took the wedding service was very good as we had a 2 year old who could not sit still for 2 minuets. the rooms had very good heating and were very clean. For a wedding that was booked long distance it went off without a hitch we also used the makeup and hair dressing recommended by the hotel both were brilliant.c I would like to thank every one at the forge mill for making this a great success thanks to all

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Thank sbeastx
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TheMillForge, General Manager at The Mill Forge, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Thank you for posting such a kind review.

I'm delighted to read that you found our staff to be so polite and friendly and that you enjoyed all the different aspects of your stay with us.

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Graham Smith - General Manager
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

Recently stayed there for our wedding and the whole experience was second to none. Nothing was too much trouble from the moment we arrived till the time of departure. If anyone is thinking of a special wedding venue then this would come with a first class recommendation. Outstanding.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Thank andyjanelle
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TheMillForge, General Manager at The Mill Forge, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write such a complimentary review.

I'm delighted to read that you so enjoyed your time in our care.

Wishing you all the best for the future.

Graham Smith - General Manager
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

First of all I must say thank you on behalf of myself and my new husband! We stayed as a party of 32 in all manner of types of rooms including the bridal suite and not one person said anything negative! The attention to detail really was amazing. The cleanliness, the food, the bar, the rooms and that's not even getting onto the wedding itself!
We had a number of requests for the wedding layout and each and everyone was organised and sorted without hassle! The staff who laid out our wedding reception in the upstairs room did an outstanding job and the service took out breath away- so polite and swift!
For the wedding itself we were met exactly as described by the piper, photographer and wedding organiser who even bought over umbrellas as it was raining! So thoughtful!!!
The food was delicious and it is by far the best food I've eaten-even the food the night ordered in the bar the night before was amazing!
When night arrived it was time for the shared disco- myself and 1 other bride had a fabulous time and I must say well done to the staff who dealt with the third bride who was incredibly difficult!!!
The dj announced our first dance and this completed our evening!
I cannot express how thankful I am that we booked the mill forge and we will be back, my 6 year old son has already been asking when! It is already decided that the majority of our wedding party will rejoin us when we decide to celebrate our 5th anniversary!!!
Thank you thank you thank you xxxx

  • Stayed October 2013
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Thank MrsKLindley
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TheMillForge, General Manager at The Mill Forge, responded to this review, November 2, 2013
Wow! What a fantastic review.

Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a detailed and flattering review.

It is wonderful to read your positive comments on all aspects of your stay with us and the staff who served you.

We look forward to welcoming you back for your fifth anniversary.

Best Regards
Graham Smith - General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

We stayed at a different location, but if we had the chance would have stayed here, they made the day perfect, nothing was left amiss and will leave long and lasting memories of a beautiful wedding, thanks to the staff who were brilliant.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank charlie1Cheshire
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TheMillForge, General Manager at The Mill Forge, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Wow! What a great review.

How kind of you to write such a complimentary review of the wedding you attended.

We look forward to welcoming you one day in the future.

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Graham Smith - General Manager
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Crewe, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

My daughter got married here 22/10/13 .all i can say is WOW , what a beautiful place this is ,absolutely stunning,the staff were great very friendly and accommodating, very clean and brilliant showers,the food was fantastic and good size portions,the bedroom was beautiful very relaxing,i would definitely come back here for a little holiday .

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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2 Thank jacqui c
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TheMillForge, General Manager at The Mill Forge, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review.

The fact that you mentioned all the different aspects of your time in our care so positively, makes for very pleasant reading.

Regards

Graham Smith - General Manager
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Property: The Mill Forge
Address: Kirkpatrick Fleming DG11 3BQ, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Kirkpatrick Fleming
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Kirkpatrick Fleming
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Mill Forge 3*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With thirty-three en suite bedrooms, a private wedding ceremony venue, three functions rooms, restaurant & bar and stunning gardens, The Mill Forge is an ideal location for Gretna Green weddings. Tourists and passing business travellers are also welcome. We have easy access from the A74(M) from both north and south. carriageways. ... more   less 
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