For those of you who can’t imagine celebrating your big day without your furry family members.
After having more time to spend with our pets over the past couple of years, many of us are hesitant to spend a day without them, let alone the best day of our lives. If you’ve always imagined your bichon trotting with an air of importance down the aisle, carrying the rings in a small pouch attached to its collar, or spent ages dreaming of the family portrait of you, your spouse and your crew of canines all dressed up in your wedding attire, then this list is for you. Savemyday.ie scoured the country for the best pet-friendly wedding venues and the results don’t disappoint.
Whether you’re imagining a festival-style wedding in a rustic barn or a chic celebration in a city champagne bar, there’s going to be a place on this list for you and your furry family to say “I do.”
360 Kitchen, Waterford
Ideal for intimate celebrations with around 30-50 guests, Dungarvan’s 360 Cookhouse offers a casual yet atmospheric and romantic wedding setting.
Ballintubbert Gardens and House, Laois
Recently crowned Ireland’s best outdoor wedding venue, Ballintubbert offers a number of different restaurants and party venues on the extensive grounds, and is perfect for vintage, rustic, bohemian, classic and festival style weddings .
Bobby’s Wine and Champagne Bar, Dublin
Romantic pink interiors and a fully heated outdoor space, Bobby’s is a hidden gem in the heart of the city for intimate pet-friendly nuptials.
Breckenhill offers a choice of two romantic barns surrounded by woods and gardens, with an option for BYO booze and catering if that’s your vibe. And of course, your pooch will be the guest of honor (after you, of course).
Dylan’s Hotel, Dublin
Dublin’s only five-star boutique hotel set in a beautiful historic townhouse offers options for intimate semi-private or fully private wedding celebrations, with a range of amenities and services to ensure guests at four paws feel right at home, including pet beds, treats and water dishes.
Kilkenny mountain view
Recently voted Ireland’s Best Exclusive Wedding Venue, Mountain View offers breathtaking rolling countryside and a choice of indoor and outdoor licensed ceremony spaces for civil ceremonies, partnerships and blessings. Suitable for intimate and larger celebrations of up to 250 guests, including furry ones.
Roberta Restaurant and Bar, Dublin
An industrial-chic restaurant in the heart of Dublin’s Temple Bar, flooded with natural light from the glass atrium ceiling. Suitable for intimate and larger celebrations of up to 300 guests, Roberta’s outdoor patio is perfect for puppies.
Sandbrook House and Gardens, Carlow
An impressive 1700s house with Mount Leinster as a backdrop, Sandbrook offers expansive outdoor spaces including a large manicured lawn ideal for a marquee, a charming rustic barn and courtyard, an open deck and covered veranda, which all welcome four-legged guests.
Slieve Aughty Centre, Galway
Celebrate your big day surrounded by the mountains and nature of the West of Ireland. Slieve Aughty offers an alternative intimate setting for those who dream of an outdoor green wedding surrounded by pals and puppies.
The Lawrence Hotel, Meath
A boutique hotel housed in a lovingly restored 18th century building, offering couples outdoor and indoor spaces for small and large celebrations of up to 150 guests. Best of all, your pooch will be welcomed with open arms (and a pat on the head).
Tigh na Ghra, Claire
Perched on the Cliffs of Moher with panoramic views of the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, the Burren National Park and as far as Connemara, Tigh na Ghra is a one-in-a-million setting for an intimate outdoor ceremony or indoors up to 18 guests including pets.
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