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Dogs at Dodmoor

One of our number one frequently asked questions is... "Can we bring our dog to Dodmoor?"... In short, the answer is YES!!

We love how much you all love your pups! However, it is worth knowing that while we love having dogs here for your wedding day, they must always be supervised and kept on a lead at all times. They are welcome in the Courtyard Barn and can always stay for photos during the drinks reception, but we do advise that they are then taken home before the meal begins (please discuss your ideas with us). Unfortunately, we can't allow dogs in the Dodford Room and Honeymoon Suite, due to possible allergies of other couples.

Doggy Chaperone

We always will encourage you to have a nominated person in charge of your furry friend. Whether this is a member of the wedding party, or a dog chaperone. We can not recommend Pamper my Poochie enough!

Here is a little bit of information about them...

  • Pick up from the Bride or Groom when you are getting ready, and take your poochie for their pamper

  • Your poochie will have a deluxe package suitable for their breed type, complete with facials, aromatherapy massage and pawfume

  • You can add your choice of accessory to match your wedding colours (or you can provide your own for them to dress your poochie)

  • They will then refresh your poochie on the day with special dog wipes and a spritz of pawfume

  • Transport your poochie/s to us, ready for your choice of involvement (Walking down the aisle, ring bearer or just photos)

  • They can offer sitters to stay with your poochie in your home overnight while you enjoy your wedding night

They are fully insured, city and guilds qualified dog groomers, British dog association and pet industry federation members. We are wedding safe, DBS checked and Canine First aiders.

"What if my dog is nervous/or naughty?"

... Again, we understand- it's a big day for everyone. We always encourage nervous dogs to arrive to Dodmoor a little earlier than guests, to get used to the venue. You would also be welcome to bring them to Dodmoor for a sniff around pre-wedding day, so it is not as much of a surprise when they arrive here on the big day.

It is also a good idea to reserve your dog and their chaperone a seat within the ceremony, ideally near a door. So that they can discreetly exit during the ceremony, should they need to.

Treats and toys on reserved chairs are also a massive hit!

Photo courtesy of BoBearPhotography 

Expect a lot of love from our staff! We all absolutely love dogs ourselves. Dodmoor's owners Mark and Louise, have a dog called Bramble- sometimes we are lucky enough to have him in the office with us.

Our staff are always more than happy to grab your pooch some water, after all it is hard work being the center of attention!

Charity work

In 2023 our wedding coordinators teamed together to raise money for a beautiful charity- Dogs for Good.

Our aim was to get sponsored to walk 1 million steps between us on our weddings in April. We smashed it and also managed to raise £1000, which meant we could become a puppy partner.

This means we get assigned a puppy- Alex, we basically get to watch him grow into a super strong support dog.

We get regular pupdates, here is our first photo of him compared to our newest one!

We look forward to welcoming you and your companions soon. As always drop us an email if you have any questions about the logistics of bringing your dog to Dodmoor.

Photo courtesy of Sophie Ann Photography

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