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“Most amazing wedding venue!”
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The Mill Forge
Certificate of Excellence
Nuneaton, England
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26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Most amazing wedding venue!”
Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Last September, we booked to get married and stop for 2 nights in one of the bridal suites for 4-4-14 after falling in love with the grounds from pictures on the website.
In the months leading up to our big day, the staff were brilliant. Always happy to answer any questions and put my mind at rest.
Upon checking in, i was very emotional as it was more than i could have dreamed. The bridal suite was the most beautiful room ive ever stayed in with everything you may need. The grounds were amazing and even though the weather wasnt great, we still got some fab pics on the day!
On the morning of the wedding, Audrey made sure my other half stayed calm in the bar and Jamie came to help me into my dress and took me to the forge to meet him at 2.30. She assisted me with all the help i needed as it was only my husband and i attending.
The ceremony lead by Pastor Sandy Jamieson was very special and emotional.
Carrie was our photographer and was brilliant. Took plenty of time to get some great shots!
The meal was lovely and so intimate, it gave us time to reflect on our day and table was decorated nicely.
Nikki was great too and took photos of us cutting our cake.
The food is good all round as we ate there both nights and both breakfasts.
We really hope we can make it back for our anniversary and in a few years renew our vows.
I would recommend to anyone who wants a romantic wedding to do it here and make amazing memories in a stunning venue :)

A special thank you to everyone who helped make our day the best of our lifes. (Sorry i couldnt remember everyones names but you are all fab!)

Mr and Mrs J Austin

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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TheMillForge, General Manager at The Mill Forge, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a wonderful review.

I'm delighted to read such complimentary comments on every aspect of your time in our care. Your kind words about Audrey, Jamie and other staff members are especially appreciated.

Wishing you all the best for the future

Regards

Graham Smith - General Manager
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

We wanted to get married with minimal fuss and stress and looked at hotels around gretna. The Mill seemed like a good option for us and so it turned out. A small intimate place which was everything we were looking for , for our special day. More corporate options in gretna were more expensive but would not have the feel of this great hidden gem. Food and service was amazing and the rooms were large and well equipped. For those used to luxury and plush fittings this is probably not for you. But for those looking for a friendly feel and excellent staff and service this will tick you boxes. Couldnt say enough good things, Thanks to all who helped us.

Room Tip: The standard rooms are re-modeled. The family room we were in was big and had a double and a single...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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TheMillForge, General Manager at The Mill Forge, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post such a great review.

It is wonderful to read your complimentary comments on all aspects of your time in our care, and the word "amazing" is especially nice to see.

Wishing you all the best for the future.

Graham Smith - General Manager
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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed March 17, 2014

Following a personal recommendation from another couple married at the Mill Forge recently, we were married here last Saturday 15th March. We were only a small group of eight people, and some of us stayed for two nights. Brilliant!! The personal service we received from everyone (especially Jamie on reception) was much appreciated. There was sparkling wine and choccies waiting for us in our suite, and the wine was replenished with another bottle on our wedding night. All staff seemed keen to go the extra mile, and nothing was too much trouble. We had a 93 year old mother in tow, and again, they really looked after her. She had the option of breakfast brought to her room, and her lunchtime sandwich was ferried from the bar for her.
All the arrangements worked smoothly and seamlessly, and it is hard to find any areas where improvements could reasonably be made The location is fine, and having the whole package (hotel, wedding forge, restaurant, disco etc) in one place was beneficial.
The value for money was frankly astounding, and I would have no hesitation to recommending this venue to any couple.
I really must get married again soon, just to have an excuse to return!!

Room Tip: The bridal suites are large, and their bathrooms are HUGE!
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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TheMillForge, General Manager at The Mill Forge, responded to this review, March 19, 2014
Wow! Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a fantastic review.

It is wonderful to read that you found everything "seamless" and the "value for money was frankly astounding"

Wishing you all the best for the future.

Graham Smith - General Manager
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Codsall, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2014

I recently stayed at the Mill Forge as part of a group on a course being run there. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel special. The room was spotless and the shower divine (I have to get one like that for home). The food was delicious too and the breakfast set us up for the day. While I was on my course, my hubby relaxed and wandered around the beautiful gardens before sampling the cast range of fine whiskies available. Although he was not doing the course with me he certainly didn't feel left out.
Our host Graham Smith was very friendly and accommodating, especially as we turned up a day earlier than he had expected us, but he already had our room prepared for us.
Although usually synonymous with weddings, The Mill Forge is perfect for anyone looking for a quiet haven away from it all. I look forward to going again next year.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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TheMillForge, General Manager at The Mill Forge, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Thank you very much for posting such a great review.

It was my pleasure to welcome you to The Mill Forge and I'm delighted you so enjoyed your time in our care.

I look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Graham Smith - General Manager
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england
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 5, 2014

The Mill sent an email regarding wedding fair. £40 a night for a double room inc breakfast. We are due to get married in 10 weeks so we decided for that price it would be rude not to go for the night. It's our 3rd visit seen we booked our wedding last September, however first time staying over.

I can only describe The Mill as such a special feeling. As soon as you drive into just the car park you automatically have an overall feel good feeling. Then a small walk around the gardens WOW !!!!!

The staff are amazing so helpful nothing seems to be a problem for them (I hope they get good xmas bonuses hahaha).

Roll on 10weeks today.

Thanks for a lovely wkend

Love Natalie & David x x

  • Stayed March 2014
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TheMillForge, General Manager at The Mill Forge, responded to this review, March 10, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post such a kind review.

It is wonderful to read such positive comments on the staff and the grounds.

We look forward to welcoming you for your forthcoming wedding.

Regards

Graham Smith - General Manager
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London
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Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

Our wedding took place on the 22nd of February. It was a small party of five people and we were well looked after by the wonderful staff at the Mill Forge.
Special mention to Jamie who took lots of photos for us on the day and was also one of our witnesses.
We will definitely recommend the Mill Forge

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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TheMillForge, General Manager at The Mill Forge, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post such a great review.

It's wonderful to read that you enjoyed your time with us and that you felt well looked after by the staff and especially Jamie.

Regards

Graham Smith - General Manager
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2014

After visiting Mill Forge for a bite to eat I would highly recommend it to anybody heading to Gretna or the surrounding areas. The food was excellent and great value for money. The restaurant itself was warm and welcoming. Service was very good .

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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TheMillForge, General Manager at The Mill Forge, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Thank you very much for leaving such a kind review about your experience of our restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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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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