Top Pet Friendly Wedding Venues in the UK
You’ve dreamt of your wedding day for as long as you can remember, celebrating with your nearest and dearest and it suddenly becomes apparent there’s one very special guest who must be invited… your much loved pet.
When your dog is your world, leaving them out of the celebrations just seems unimaginable. With the cutest little outfits, designated roles like leading the bridal procession and incredible photo opportunities, including your four-legged friend can add to the fun of your special day.
Dog Friendly Wedding Venues
To ensure you and your adored animal gets the royal treatment, your first consideration needs to be a venue who’s going to love having your pooch for the day just as much as you. Whether you want to include your dog, your horse or even a couple of alpacas, we discover the best pet friendly wedding venues across the UK.
Restrictions regarding pets will vary from each venue and we recommend you contact them directly to discuss your special guest and how they could be involved in your big day.
Set in Rural Northamptonshire, Crockwell Farm was one of the first UK barn wedding venues. Over 15 years later it’s vaulted ceremony barn and stunning grounds offer a characterful picturesque wedding setting. The family run working farm displays British Countryside at it’s very best with sheep grazed paddocks, barley ripened fields and wild flower borders.
‘We have a lot of couples who bring their dog to their wedding and we do allow them to stay overnight, so long as they are well behaved.
We have had a lot of pets involved in weddings over the years including rabbit ring bearers, horses and ponies, doves released after the ceremony, reindeer at Christmas and falconry displays!’ Amy of Crockwell Farm
The Ferry House is the perfect spot for a waterside barn wedding offering alluring views overlooking the Thames Estuary. Complete with a nature reserve, landscaped gardens and outdoor ceremony oak gazebo. In true country style arrive in their family owned vintage tractor and dine from home grown locally sourced produce. The Ferry House team are focused on making the day uniquely yours including involving your devoted pets.
‘We love welcoming couple’s dogs to our venue, they are family too, right!? Amy and Ben’s wedding and their adorable dog is memorable to us as although we have had many dogs at weddings, he was the first to be fully dressed for the occasion.
Often in viewings, it is clear how important it is for the couple to have their furry friends here for their big day and whether they have an important job such as being a ring bearer or are just there for the treats and photos, having them attend weddings is lovely!
We allow dogs in all of our wedding areas, some couples choose to have them all day and others have them included in just the first part of the wedding. If things get a bit much we have 5 large self-catering cottages the pooches can retire to when they needed.’ Natasha of The Ferry House
If you are yearning for a boho or festival style wedding, Wickerwood farm can not be more perfect. An exclusive rural venue in East Sussex ideal for marquee or tipi weddings. The working farm features a stunning lake dotted with water lillies and help is at hand from their experienced team of stylists and prop makers.
‘Pets at weddings have fast become a popular trend and here at Wickerwood Farm we have ample space and a woodland. We certainly understand the popularity with their unpredictable natures and characterful personalities making their owners and guests smile.
But it’s not just the domestic pets we’re seeing on the guest lists, a wide array of farm animals and even ring bearing barn owls are a popular choice these days. Here at Wickerwood Farm we work closely with a local florist to create bespoke flower crowns and collars for your 4 legged VIP’s!
If you’re considering sharing your wedding day with your pet or you’re even considering hiring from a professional animal hire company, be sure to check with your venue first as they may have restrictions relating to certain animals.’ Jude of Wickerwood Farm
Nestled in a rural area of North Cumbria you will find the unique wedding venue Hidden River Cabins and the newly opened Hidden River Barn. Featuring glorious views over the River Lyne, you can enjoy your very own private hot tub and welcome Champagne Ice Hamper.
Not only is the venue super pet friendly, the wildlife on offer is fascinating, from Kingfishers to Otters and even Herons.
‘We are very pet friendly at Hidden River and dogs are allowed at the ceremony. Our very own Labrador once joined in one of the ceremonies. All of the cabins are pet friendly and the restaurant is too with dogs on leads.
We have even had a Bride’s horse before. I’m sure we can accommodate most pets!’ Rachel of Hidden River Cabins
If you’re wild and free nature yearns for an epic countryside wedding, Drovers Barns offers 40 acres of organic farm, fields and forest to roam at the foothills of the Welsh Black Mountains. Complete with firepits, strawbales, glamping safari tents and wild feasts cooked on open fires.
Weekend exclusivity with vast grounds makes Drovers ideal for your precious pooches. Kesri from Drovers Barn shared with us these handsome VIP wedding guests complete in their adorable outfits made by a recent dressmaker Bride.
Historical character galore, 14th Century built The Tythe Barn comes complete with thatched roof and old stone walls positioned idyllically in Oxfordshire countryside. Full of quirks, with pre-ceremony drinks from a Landrover, deckchairs, wood-fired pizza ovens and not forgetting their professional team of chefs.
The Tythe Barn is a working farm with cattle and sheep in the fields nearby and limitations and restrictions regarding pets do apply, dogs can only be involved in the ceremony.
‘We do get quite a few requests from couples to bring along their pets, we’ve also had a few quite unique requests over the past year or so for things like unicorns and eagles! The Alpaca shots brought about a lot of interest in Alpacas specifically and they are very cute but we do have a restriction as to where they can be around the venue’ Emma of The Tythe Barn