Our Favourite Dog-Friendly Wedding Venues in Ireland


If you’re looking for ways to include your furry friend in your Big Day, then this is for you! We’re listing our favourite dog-friendly wedding venues in Ireland – and boy, you are in for a treat. There are lots of gorgeous wedding venues that will go out of their way to include your dog in your paw-fect day. Whether it be by allowing your dog to walk you down the aisle and then explore the grounds afterwards, or offering complimentary doggy treats and water bowls… these venues are going all out!

Featured image credit: Lough Erne Resort, Andrew McKenna


Lough Rea Hotel & Spa

Old Galway Road, Loughrea, Co Galway

The Lough Rea Hotel and Spa is one of the most highly recommended and well known wedding venues in Galway. Situated just outside the quaint town of Loughrea overlooking Loughrea Lake.

A warm welcome awaits you on arrival to the hotel. Guests can now enjoy the newest addition to the hotel, The Roof Top Garden Bar and sky lounge, which boasts panoramic views of Loughrea Lake and the Galway Country side. The Roof Top Garden is also the perfect place to have a family BBQ the day after your wedding while you relax and unwind on your first day together as husband and wife.

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Erris Coast Hotel

Erris Coast Hotel, Geesala, Ballina

From the moment you arrive, you will be captivated by the breathtaking views of the Nephin Beg Mountains and rugged coastline that surround the hotel. The perfect place to create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. With its stunning location, exceptional service, and attention to detail, you can relax knowing that every aspect of your wedding day is taken care of. From the pre-wedding planning to the post-wedding celebrations, the hotel’s experienced team will ensure that your wedding day is everything you’ve ever dreamed of and more. Make sure to include your four legged family member in the celebrations as our venue is very proudly dog friendly.

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Orlagh House

Gunny Hill, Rathfarnham, Dublin, D16 VF38

Our gorgeous Georgian house is conveniently located close to the city centre and airport, yet guests will have their own private country estate for their wedding – which offers an ideal and welcoming location for dogs, with lovely walks around the grounds and plenty of places where dogs can venture safely within our walled estate.

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Ocean Sands Hotel

On the Wild Atlantic Way, Main Street, Enniscrone, County Sligo

Overlooking Enniscrone’s magnificent 5 kilometre Blue Flag beach the award winning four star Ocean Sands Hotel is a flawless venue for holidays, weddings and occasions. It’s a family holiday favourite and dog-friendly too. They were crowned Best Dog Friendly Hotel in Connaught, a testament to their progressive attitude to bringing four-legged friends on holiday.

The Ocean Sands pride themselves on the welcome to pets and offer a variety of dog-friendly rooms with outside access. Dogs sleep in the room with their owners and can remain with them for dinner at specially designated tables in the lobby. Dogs can be left in the room for short periods if guest prefer to have breakfast in the Dunes Dining Room. Otherwise room service breakfast is available at a small extra cost. Well behaved hounds only please! The helpful Dog Guest Guide gives full information including contact details for local dog walkers, dog groomers and veterinary clinics.

Choosing the Ocean Sands Hotel for your wedding venue not only guarantees a stunning setting and impeccable service but also embodies the spirit of celebrating love in all its forms. Understanding the significance of having your beloved pet by your side on such a special day, the Ocean Sands Hotel goes above and beyond to accommodate your furry friends. From providing pet-friendly rooms that ensure your dogs are as comfortable as you are, to offering bespoke services like dedicated pet-sitting.

Here, your dream of a perfect wedding, which includes your cherished dog makes your day even more meaningful. With its unmatched location, amenities, and a commitment to making every guest, whether on two legs or four, feel welcomed, the Ocean Sands Hotel stands out as the quintessential choice for dog-friendly weddings.

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Boyne Hill House Estate

Kilcarn, Navan, Meath

From the sweeping tree-lined driveway to the spectacular Manor House, Boyne Hill House is solely yours to design the wedding of your dreams. Our 38 acres of breathtaking gardens and natural parklands overlooking the Boyne River, makes up a private estate that is ideal for your furry friends.

At Boyne Hill House, we enthusiastically welcome our amazing couples to include their dogs into their special day by joining you at the aisle, being involved at your drink’s reception, as well as including them in pictures throughout the day.

Our venue is safe and secure for your dogs to run around and play with plenty of space which have water bowls available.

Visit our social media accounts to view other pictures of our previous couples that included their pets in their special day.

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The Station House Hotel

Kilmessan, Co. Meath

We have had a lots of couples who have had their dogs as part of their day. We embrace the fact that dogs are as much part of the couples families as they are ours here at The Station House Hotel. Couples generally included them as part of the ceremony, have them for a few photos for drinks reception. Dogs are such an integral part of a family so If we can help add to that special occasion by having a dog present, then great. You may see a water bowl or a small bowl full or treats on the platform terrace.

  • Do you allow dogs at weddings? – Yes we do in our outdoor spaces
  • If you have ceremonies onsite – would they be allowed at the ceremony, including walking up the aisle? – Absolutely, we have no problem with including dogs for ceremonies etc. Its up to the couples to have a dog-sitter etc arranged
  • Can they access the grounds for photos?- Yes they can
  • Is there an additional cost?- No additional cost- Dogs are extensions of the family
  • Regarding overnight stays, do you allow dogs to stay in a room (accompanied by a minder)?- Unfortunately we don’t
  • Is there a designated quiet space for the minder to take the dog if it becomes too crowded? – We don’t have a designated quiet space but we have ample space, gardens etc that they can be remove from the intensity. We have our meadows beside us too that they are more than welcome to access.
  • Parts of the hotel dog allowed? -The outdoor areas, covered platform terrace
  • Parts of the hotel dog not allowed?-Indoors ( with the exception of guide dogs of course)
  • Could you provide examples of how this has worked in the past for previous couples?- We have had a lot of couples who have had their dogs as part of their day. The generally included them as part of the ceremony, have them for a few photos for drinks reception and then the minder would take them home thereafter.
  • Is there any other information or considerations you’d like us to include?- Not sure but we are open to having the couple experience the best day and my own dog was our first born so we understand the attachment there is. If we can help add to that special occasion by having a dog present then great.

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Lough Erne Resort

Lough Shore Rd, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh

Comprising stunning lake views, world-class food, five star service and striking and unique architecture, Lough Erne Resort is the perfect match for couples

This idyllic, romantic Fermanagh wedding venue, nestled between Lower Lough Erne and Castle Hume Lough offers a degree of luxury unmatched by competitors. The hotel offers stunning 360 degree views and the exquisite Ross Suite and Lakeview terrace combine to create a real life fairy-tale setting to celebrate your wedding and a stunning backdrop for your wedding photography.

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Rathsallagh House

Rathsallagh Demense, Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow

You do not have to worry about finding a dog sitting company, as you can bring along your furry friend to Rathsallagh House.

Rathsallagh has their own kennels on-site, with treats, toys and water available.

With acres of peaceful parkland to walk around, your furry friend will have a ball!

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Bellinter House

Bellinter House Hotel & Spa, Navan, Co. Meath

Treat your furry family member to the royal treatment at Bellinter House Hotel, where wagging tails are guaranteed! For those seeking a hotel that warmly embraces canine companions, Bellinter House is the ultimate destination.

At Bellinter House, we recognize that your four-legged friend is an indispensable part of your family. From the moment you step through our doors, your dog will receive a heartfelt welcome. Our charming Stable rooms offer a haven for both you and your pooch, featuring rustic wooden beams, spacious interiors, and inviting stable doors that lead out to a picturesque courtyard. Here, your dog will feel right at home, with ample space to roam, play, and bask in the tranquil countryside surroundings. Plus, we provide designated dog-friendly dining areas, so you can enjoy delicious meals together without any worries.

Choose Bellinter House for your next getaway with your furry friend, and you’ll be barking up the right tree! With our pet-friendly accommodations, scenic surroundings, and welcoming dining spaces, your canine companion is guaranteed to have a tail-wagging good time.

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Kilshane House


Minnie and Fay (pugs) and Harriet (deerhound) are happy to share their 320 acres of parkland with dogs and their owners! Guest dogs are required to be on leads to avoid hens in the farmyard and swans and cygnets in the lake, cattle and horses in the fields.  Some rooms are more suitable than others for dog guests. We request that someone is put in charge of the dogs to ensure that they are fed and watered and walked regularly. If they are left alone for any length of time, we recommend that they have a sleeping crate for their safety and comfort. In addition to dog guests, we have had horse guests, cat guests, and even a parrot!

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The Ardilaun Hotel Galway

Taylors Hill, Galway City

At The Ardilaun Hotel, we adore four-legged companions.

Our spacious garden rooms are perfect for your pup, with a private patio area leading directly to our award-winning gardens. Plus, we provide doggie bowls for a stress-free stay.

Pictured below, a photo of a one of our couples from last year, Stephen and Laura who had a VIP guest at their wedding (very important pup). I’ve also attached a photo of one of the garden rooms.

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Tankardstown House

Rathkenny, Slane, Co. Meath

  • Tankardstown’s Courtyard Cottages, Stable Rooms and Blackburne Rooms are dog friendly
  • We are set on a secure 80 acre Estate full of woodland, parkland and walled gardens for your pooch to explore
  • Complimentary doggie treat & water bowl on arrival
  • Fine dining in our award winning Brabazon Restaurant, with outdoor dining area where dogs can accompany their owners
  • No extra charge for dogs

Tankardstown House prides itself on also being one of very few Dog Friendly Wedding Venues, allowing your dog to be part of the most special day of your life! From fabulous portraits of you and your beloved pooch in our stunning gardens, to even having your pup walk down the aisle! Then when all the excitement is over, they can rest easy in thour dog friendly cottages, allowing you to enjoy the rest of the celebrations with peace of mind that your fur baby is nearby.

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Rock Farm Slane

Rock Farm, Slane, Co Meath

Picture yourself here at the Boutique Glamping at Rock Farm Slane, a magical wooded grove, nestled above the banks of the River Boyne where ancient Ireland draws you in and reminds you of all that is to be celebrated in this land. Be at one with nature celebrating love with the ground beneath your feet and the touch of pure fresh air ….as you promise yourself to the one you love….

Rock Farm Slane is a dog friendly venue where we offer water bowls and plenty of space to explore for our four-legged friends.

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The Twelve Hotel

Barna Village, Galway, Galway

A stay at The Twelve Hotel is proof all dogs really do go to heaven.

We welcome you and your four-legged companions to The Twelve with our Pampered Pet Program – designed to treat your pets with our renowned four-star luxury just as you’d expect for yourself.

Recognised as Ireland’s most pet-friendly hotel, our Pet Program features an assortment of goodies and amenities for man’s best friend. No need to pack pooch-friendly toys or doggie bowls, we have it all covered.

Creature Comforts:

  • Welcome ‘doggie bag’, which includes a toy, treat and clean-up bags
  • Pet Lobby with toys, water bowl, bones, leashes, towels
  • Luxury Pet-friendly Suite – Generously spacious at no extra charge
  • Pet Menu & doggie room service
  • Food and water bowl with fresh mineral water in your suite
  • Map of nearby woods & beaches
  • Pet Concierge Service with details and discounts on local dog walkers, sitters, groomers, dog boutiques, veterinarians
  • Nearby woods and beaches for strolls

There is no additional chargefor your canine companion but a security deposit is applied.

Your pet is allowed to join you in The Pins Gastro-Bar at the discretion of the manager for breakfast, dinner and drinks.

“Excellent hotel in Barna, very friendly staff great food and a cosy bar. The room was also top notch. Had a very cosy and comfortable atmosphere and the hotel is dog friendlytoo. We attended a small wedding reception and found it to be a great place. I’d definitely go back for a quiet weekend away.

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