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Man's (& woman's) best friend!

Did somebody say “walkies” down the aisle? I've put together a little blog with some great dog friendly wedding venues in Yorkshire, for couples whose special day just wouldn’t be complete without the presence of their four-legged family! Some of these venue's I've worked at before and other's I haven't but any wedding with a dog involved is one I would love to be a part of!

Bert’s Barrow is a family run farm in Hillam, North Yorkshire, where they are passionate about their guests making memories, having a happy time & feeling at home on their farm. Their stunning, rustic barns can hold up to 500 guests (including the furry kind) making them the perfect place for weddings big or small!

With plenty of outdoor space & three generous barns as well as the courtyard & paddock, your special day will feel unique, rustic, relaxed & altogether wholesome in this stunning countryside setting. They hold a licence for you to be married there & you have the option to have your ceremony inside or outside - weather dependant! LiquidCatering run a fully stocked bar & have a wide range of street food available. Should you choose to opt for caterers, Charlotte (who runs the farm with her husband Jason) will be happy to recommend all sorts of super local businesses to make your day particularly delicious!

For a unique setting in the Yorkshire Dales look no further than Chilli Barn, Otley. A traditional Yorkshire stone barn unlike many others thanks to it comfortable size & thoughtful decor which seamlessly combines rustic charm with a touch of glamour. What’s more, this picturesque rural setting is only a stones throw away from urban centres including Otley & Leeds.

Within The Barn itself, the mezzanine level frames the stunning antique chandelier which hangs over the ceremony space creating the focal point of The Barn’s interior. Downstairs is light, airy & perfect for photos with the fairy light backdrop adding a little sparkle to the space. The high-arched, south-facing glazed wagon door overlooking the meadows fills the ground floor & spacious mezzanine with light & the bi-folding double doors open wide giving direct access to the lawn which joins on to rolling grassy meadows for as far as the eye can see - perfect for summer weddings & for those couples with fur babies who love to stretch their legs & run free! During the warmer months the grounds come to life with beautiful climbing roses, wildflowers & rustic pots & planters creating a dreamy country garden feel. Other stunning (& dog friendly) photo spots nearby include the Yorkshire stone steps, Chevin Forest Park &, only a short drive away, Surprise View.

This venue is most suited to those looking for a smaller, more intimate wedding. The Barn’s size allows for a maximum of 60 day guests in the summer months & 40 in the winter months with capacity for 90 at night all seasons. With popular vegetarian & vegan wedding breakfast menus, freshly prepared & cooked in Chilli Barn’s own lower ground floor kitchen, as well as classic British, Middle-Eastern & Far-Eastern themed family style sharing options or the option of mouth-watering three course plated dishes - you are sure to find something that will excite & delight your guests.

Chill Barn also has a well stocked bar with a wide range of wines, beers & spirits - many of which are organic, vegetarian & locally sourced - there will be a tipple for every tastebud!

If you are searching for an escape into the rural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales for your special day then look no further than The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa. Set within the romantic Bolton Abbey Estate, the hotel sits amidst 30,000 acres of breath-taking natural beauty courtesy of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The perfect country house venue to host the Yorkshire wedding of your dreams - family, friends & four-legged fur babes welcome!

Bolton Abbey is an unforgettable setting, with the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales framing the biggest day of your life. The Devonshire Arms’ with its quintessential country house character, open fires & four beautifully-appointed function rooms is the venue for you if you’re looking to enjoy luxurious privacy, exceptionally good food & exquisite service on your special day. What’s more, your pooch is guaranteed to receive the warmest welcome including treats & fuss upon arrival! They will feel pampered throughout your day/stay with miles of beautiful, open countryside to walk across & dishes from the hotel’s Canine Delights menu to devour. They also offer four-poster dog beds for an extra special experience!

Please note that dogs must be pre-booked before arrival.

Fronted by the River Ouse & set in 17 acres of stunning Yorkshire countryside, Saltmarshe Hall is a truly unique wedding venue. This Grade II listed Georgian Hall has been lovingly restored with style & elegance that perfectly combines both traditional & contemporary charm.

All reception rooms inside the Hall are licensed for weddings but if you are dreaming of an outdoor ceremony then the acres of beautiful grounds at Saltmarshe guarantee a unique celebration; whether a serene woodland setting or under a canopy of blossom trees, there are endless options for a perfect ceremony. From their walled garden & tree-lined walkways to their grand herbaceous borders & sweeping lawns, Saltmarshe Hall is a year-round garden which will have your guests - paws & all - saying ‘wow’! Picturesque views can be seen from all areas of the garden & the parkland offers opportunities to explore riverside walks, ancient trees & discover hidden wildlife - ample space for your furry friend to stretch their legs!

If you’re dreaming of a traditional barn with a modern twist, hidden away down a leafy country lane, then look no further than Bunny Hill Weddings - an absolute hidden gem of a wedding venue located on the outskirts of the cathedral city of York.

Offering a nod to its industrial roots with a polished & sophisticated feel throughout the barn is clad with reclaimed timber juxtaposed with luxe chandeliers & dressed brick against infinity balustrade. The double fronted building houses the reception barn, the garden room for civil ceremonies, an impressive mezzanine bar, luxurious powder rooms, cloakrooms & a dedicated catering space - helping to get the party started is an LED dance floor & stage with state of the art sound system! The barn can seat 200 guests & has capacity for 300+ evening guests so is suitable for those wanting a big wedding! The reception barn & garden room open out onto patio areas with peaceful rural vistas complemented by soft seating & patio heaters - perfect for those on two feet or four paws!

Bunny Hill Weddings have tried to think of everything you could possibly need from your wedding venue & included them so there are no hidden costs. The woodland will be strewn with festoon lighting, the courtyard will be alight with atmospheric oil burning torches, there will be easels for your table plans & a dedicated co-ordinator to ensure your day runs smoothly. Catering is provided in-house, there will be your favourite gin in the bar along side your Dad’s choice of guest beer, your wish really is their command!

Wherever you choose, I am certain your day will be a dream for start to finish! As a dog owner - & lover - myself, I can imagine that having your furry family by your side on your big day really must be the icing on your wedding cake!.


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