Who Let the Dogs Out?

by Natalie Connolly - 7th February 20

your dog is part of your wedding day

One of the best things about your wedding day is sharing it with close family, best friends and all your favourite people. For many couples there’s also someone else that they can’t imagine spending their big day without!

At Ribby Hall Village we understand that dogs are part of the family and we’d love for your pet to be involved in your wedding celebrations. Come and talk to us about how you’d like your pooch to participate and we’ll do our very best to accommodate them. We’ve enjoyed seeing all sorts of dogs joining in with celebrations, including Labradors, Spaniels, Pugs and British Bulldogs.

Even though your beloved pet can’t join you at the wedding breakfast table, your dog can participate in other ways, so why don’t you walk down the aisle together. We are also more than happy for dogs to be around for your drinks and canapes too, whether inside or outdoors and we’re sure you’d like them to be involved in your photographs. We’ve yet to meet a photographer who doesn’t enjoy capturing a furry face along with the happy couple and other guests.

dog friendly wedding

Most of our dog-loving couples ask another member of the bridal party to take the lead, so that your furry friend can be nearby but won’t distract you from the important nuptials. Once you’re ready to sit down, we’ll ask that someone is available to take your dog home if you’re local or back to your holiday cottage if you’ve chosen to stay on The Village.

Ribby Hall Village now has 17 dog-friendly holiday cottages available for short breaks, with plenty of space for your pet to expend all that wedding day excitement and energy. We’ve had doggy bridesmaids, puppies as ushers and ring-bearer pooches. They are almost always suited and booted for the occasion, from a bow tie to a diamante collar right through to a full dress to match the other bridesmaids. One family even surprised the unsuspecting couple with the arrival of their dog part way through the ceremony which went down a treat.

So, if having your dog at your wedding is important to you, come and see us. We promise we won’t think your barking mad!


post author | Natalie Connolly