Business Profile: Gretna Green
In 1888, Gretna Green Chapel & Event Center was built as a Redeemer Lutheran church. Coralene Costello from Scotland purchased the chapel in 1982. She renamed it after the most famous place in the world to elope – Gretna Green, Scotland, and it became the first wedding chapel in Spokane, Washington. Over the years, Roger Costello, Coralene's son, and his wife, Bridgett, took over operating weddings here. In 2014, Penny Humphries and her husband, Gordon, agreed to purchase and continue it as Spokane Washington's wedding chapel and all-occasion event center.
Today, Gretna Green Chapel & Event Center continues to be the only wedding chapel in Spokane, Washington. It is acknowledged by Spokane's Historical Society as the original and oldest wedding chapel in the Spokane area. With extensive renovations and over 30 years' experience of hosting events, Gretna Green Chapel & Event Center has once again become the perfect place for simple, fun, and comfortable elegance for any occasion.