13 best pet-friendly wedding venues in the UK

Sniff out the very best pet-friendly wedding venues for a tail-wagging occasion.

Updated on 17 June 2024 • Written By Naomi Grant

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13 best pet-friendly wedding venues in the UK

A wedding should consist of the people you love the most. However, finding a venue that caters to all of your loved ones - furry friends included - can be difficult. That's why we've created a guide to the best pet-friendly wedding venues in the UK, so you can bring your favourite furry buddy along on your big day.

For those who consider their pets to be just as important as human attendees, the last thing we want to do is exclude them from your wedding day. Some of you might even be considering including them in the day's events. Perhaps dressing them up in an adorable little outfit? Or giving them a designated role such as the all-important position of ring bearer? We don’t judge – in fact, we encourage including animals in your special day for a surefire way to add extra joy to the affair.


Whether you just want to bring your pet along for the ride or have always imagined them chaperoning you down the aisle, you can guarantee your four-legged friend will be part of the fun on your special day with these pet-friendly wedding venues.

Many of these wedding venues are dog-friendly only, but some describe themselves as pet-friendly too, so make sure to ask if you’d like to bring along a beloved animal that isn’t a pooch. Some might only let you bring your pet along for the evening celebrations, so check this as well before you book.

We’ve rounded up some of the very best pet-friendly venues in the UK to ensure your tail-wagging celebration is witnessed by the most important people in your life. Have a scroll to discover them all, then click ‘find out more’ to see if it’s available on your chosen date.

The Green, Cornwall

Couple getting married outside

What: If you are looking for a rustic countryside venue with an array of fully licenced spaces, The Green might just be the place for you. Surrounded by majestic views of rolling countryside, The Green is a striking venue with a fantastic selection of wedding packages to choose from. An exceptional space for all your guests, including your four-legged friends, this venue features a rustic barn and an abundance of outdoor space. Here your dogs are not only welcome to partake in your special day, but can also spend the night in one of the cosy on-site cottages.
Where: Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 5BD
Find out more: The Green

The Ferry House, Kent

The Ferry House

What: Hidden within Kent's beautiful countryside, amongst picturesque landscapes of wild meadows and wetland reserves, is The Ferry House. Steeped in history, The Ferry House is a truly rustic spot with expansive menus and an array of characterful settings to hold your ceremony in. With a variety of wedding packages to choose from and eleven opulently and uniquely furnished guest rooms, you and your guests are set to experience pure refinement. A total of two well-trained dogs can attend this venue.
Where: Harty, Kent, ME12 4BQ
Find out more: The Ferry House

The Phene, London

The Phene

What: The Phene is a wonderful Chelsea pub with a vast heritage that dates back to 1853. Located just moments away from the King’s Road, this venue boasts bright and spacious interiors with chic modern fixtures dotted throughout. Accommodating up to 200 guests, The Phene can cater for everything from large weddings to post-ceremony lunches. With an array of wonderful entertainment spaces, leafy sheltered gardens and a cosy bar, The Phene makes the perfect venue for you to throw your wedding ceremony in. This venue is dog-friendly and all dogs are welcome in the main bar, Saloon and garden. However, they must be kept on their lead at all times.
Where: 9 Phene Street, SW3 5NY
Find out more: The Phene

The Tythe Barn, Oxfordshire

The Tythe Barn

What: Tucked away in Oxford's idyllic countryside is Tythe Barn, a period setting perfect for traditional couples. With a total of three bright and airy barns available for use, and an additional 17th century farmhouse, Tythe Barn provides spectacular scenery and a great backdrop for your wedding photographs. Featuring Cotswold stone walls and oak beams, Tythe Barn is a quintessentially English venue bursting with charm. Although it operates as a working farm, only the betrothed couple are allowed to bring their dog along to the day's proceedings. 
Where: Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26 4SR
Find out more: The Tythe Barn

Preston Court, Kent

Preston Court

What: Bursting with rustic charm, Preston Court is a barnyard wedding venue with lots of vintage features, such as a beautiful carousel that dates back to the 1800s. Surrounded by ancient woodlands and panoramic views of Kent's countryside, it's a stunning setting to say 'I do'. Preston Court is a family-run venue with its very own dogs - Donnie and Wilfie - and it encourages couples to bring their dog to the wedding. 
Where: Court Lane, Canterbury, CT3 1DH
Find out more: Preston Court

South Lodge Hotel & Spa, West Sussex

South Lodge Hotel & Spa

What: Whether you're dreaming of an outdoor summer wedding, a candelit ceremony or an evening party warmed by a roaring fire, South Lodge Hotel can cater to all of the above and more. We're big fans of its outdoor pavilion if the weather plays ball, which can be dressed with a red carpet and white lawn chairs. South Lodge is a dog-friendly venue which can provide dog-friendly rooms with fresh dog food.
Where: Crabtree, Horsham, RH13 6PS
Find out more: South Lodge Hotel & Spa

Hidden River Cabins, Longtown

Hidden River Cabins

What: The perfect pick for nature-loving couples, Hidden River Cabins comprises a vast selection of chic and modern cabins surrounded by woods, a river and wildlife. Featuring panoramic views of the surrounding area and an exquisite mix of both rustic and modern charm, its main wedding space - the Hidden River Barn - can cater for between 51 to 250 guests. It's also a dog-friendly barn venue with a vast selection of dog-friendly cabins to choose from. 
Where: Carlisle, CA6 5TU
Find out more: Hidden River Cabins

Treseren, Newquay


What: Searching for a great Cornish escape? Just four miles from the north Cornish coast, Treseren is an exclusive country house venue with elegant fixtures and breathtaking rural gardens. It's an exclusive-use venue perfect for small celebrations of up to 22 guests. The setting is truly magical: discover age-old trees, secret garden paths, sprawling lawns and vibrant flowers. Treseren is a dog-friendly venue which allows up to two well-behaved dogs to join you in the house.
Where: St Newlyn East, TR8 5NW
Find out more: Treseren

Howsham Hall, York

Howsham Hall

What: Set within 80 acres of idyllic and tranquil surroundings, Howsham Hall is one of York's most beautiful secrets. You can spend just the day or the whole weekend here, with space for up to 150 guests at your evening reception. You'll tie the knot in the grand Great Hall before enjoying drinks and photographs in its grounds, followed by a magnificent feast in The Drawing Room. More importantly, Howsham Hall is a pet-friendly country house venue.
Where: Howsham, Malton, YO60 7PB
Find out more: Howsham Hall

Wickerwood Farm, Heathfield

Wickerwood Farm

What: A top choice for couples who have always dreamed of a tipi wedding, Wickerwood Farm is the ultimate bohemian wedding venue. Positioned within a three-acre stretch of idyllic farmland and woodland, with a stunning nearby lake, this magical venue caters for sustainable, nature-led weddings of up to 120. Can you bring your pet though? Yes you can!
Where: Marle Green, Horam, TN21 9HN
Find out more: Wickerwood Farm

Sedgewell Barn, Yorkshire

Sedgewell Barn

What: Sedgwell Barn is a blank canvas wedding venue surrounded by 60-acres of rolling farmland. With two licensed barnyard settings available, you can tie the knot on-site if you wish. It's also able to host both intimate and large-scale occasions. Our favourite is the Celebration Barn, which accommodates 150 guests and is decorated in festoon lights and white drapes. Pets are welcome, too.
Where: Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 9JY
Find out more: Sedgewell Barn

Wynyard Hall, Stockton-on-Tees

Wynyard Hall

What: Featuring elegant interiors, regal surroundings and a breathtaking 18th-century chapel adorned with Italian marble and stained glass windows, Wynyard makes an enchanting venue for weddings. This is an exclusive hire venue meaning the team's attention is entirely on you for the day, and you can also bring along your four-legged friend if you like.
Where: Wynyard, Billingham, TS22 5NF
Find out more: Wynyard Hall

Drovers Barn, Herefordshire

Drovers Barn

What: Gather your friends and family for a rustic wedding like no other at Drovers Barn. Situated at the foothills of the Black Mountains, this remarkable 16th century farm is filled with lots of adorable animals - and yes you can bring your dog along too. Venue hire includes use of the farm, two barns and its outdoor spaces, as well as lots of quirky extras like fire pits and vintage crates. 
Where: Hay-on-Wye, HR3 6AG
Find out more: Drovers Barn

Think a rustic wedding venue is right for you? Check out our guide to the best barn wedding venues in the UK for inspiration. 

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