Your wedding day should be a time when you have all of your favorite people and things surrounding you. Whether that means having your favorite local restaurant do the catering, or asking the DJ to play songs that mean a lot to you and your fiancé, your big day will feel so much more special because of the personalized details. One thing that might might make your wedding feel like utter perfection? Having your pet there by your side! You might want to have your dog be part of your ceremony or just have them at the hotel with you throughout the wedding weekend—you might even want to invite guests to bring their pets too, creating pet-friendly activities that all the guests can join in on.
If that’s the case, it’s important to find a pet-friendly wedding venue that goes above and beyond for you and your special four-legged friends. Here are the top five pet-friendly wedding venues in the US to choose from.
If you’ve always dreamed of getting married in wine country beside your closest friends, family members, and your pet, finding a hotel that not only makes sure the fine wine is flowing, but also that your dog feels welcomed and pampered too, the Westin Verasa Napa should be at the top of your wedding venue list.
The Westin Verasa Napa welcomes K9 travelers with open arms, pampering visiting dogs with custom-designed beds and duet covers by Eloise Pet Accessories. They also have hosted many wedding ceremonies where the couple's fur babies stood prominently under the altar with the couple, walked down the aisle, or roamed freely in a pet-friendly area during the reception.
When picking a location for your wedding, it might be high up on your priority list to find a place where the weather is sunny year round, and where your pet will be able to reap the benefits of special treatment.
The W South Beach will make your pet feel part of your wedding adventure from the second you check in. Every pet receives a toy, treat, W Hotel pet tag, clean-up bag, and details on the hotel’s pet services, as well as a pet bed, food, and water bowl with a floor mat. The hotel makes it easy to plan your wedding with your best pet friend in mind, with their more than 10,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor pet-friendly space.
When searching for pet-friendly wedding venues, you might be looking for a place that not only has immaculate views but also has people on staff who can help make sure your pet is taken care of throughout the wedding weekend as well as on your big day.
The Inn at Perry Cabin offers both. The property has bayside views along the Chesapeake Bay and has been a popular spot for pet-friendly weddings over the years. Staff has helped the couple’s pets walk down the aisle, helped facilitate dogs being ring bearers, and has provided assistance in planning the couple’s grand entrance, which of course included their four-legged best friend. The inn also provides a dog bed, daily organic house-made treats, and a personalized menu of meals for your pup.
What better place to host a pet-friendly wedding than a hotel that has two bulldog puppies as its official mascots? The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills has two dogs, named Winston & Churchill, available for daily meet and greets with guests and their four-legged friends. Plus, the mascots can be seen walking around the property and lounging at the pool, so if your dogs need a little play time, there are always friends for them to hang out with during the day.
Over the wedding weekend, your pup can dine from Winston’s menu, a dog-friendly culinary offering, created by their executive chef, and includes items like ‘The London Pooch’, made with fresh chicken, brown ride, potatoes and whole eggs; and the ‘Doggie Bags Treats’ in veggie, fruit, and peanut butter flavors.
If you always wanted your wedding to feel like a fairy tale—one where your four-legged friend is with you throughout all the major moments—you’ll want to find a wedding venue with a historic feel and a program that will get your pet looking and feeling perfect on your wedding day.
The Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach offers you a venue that’s over 90-years old, and sits amidst a canopy of lush foliage, vibrant Mediterranean colors, and an historic wishing well. But some of their best services, especially for a wedding weekend that’s suited to pamper you and your pet, is their Bark Butler service. It includes daily dog walking, spa services, and boat rides.