Say “I Doo” With Your Four-Legged Friend at MN’s Dog-Friendly Wedding Venues

dog-friendly wedding venues

Photo: KME Photography, Earle Brown Heritage Center

When you’re looking to tie the knot, having your family and friends in attendance is a top priority. We can do you one better: at these venues, you don’t have to stop at humans — your best fur baby can join in on the festivities, too! Before you head to our list below, here are a few tips on choosing a dog-friendly wedding venue that’s pawsitively perfect:

  • The degree of dog-friendliness can vary by venue, so be sure to get all of the details before finalizing plans for your big day. For example, some dog-friendly wedding venues allow your dog for the ceremony or for photos but not the reception.
  • If you fall in love with a spot that only allows pups for a portion of the time, some dog handler companies offer wedding services (e.g., Kal Pals Pet Care will bring your pup to and from the venue for you).

Some of the photos in this article come from the ubertalented KME Photography, whose specialties include dogs at weddings. Get in touch — she’ll make your special day extra-memorable for you and your pooch.

Without further a-doo, here are the dog-friendly wedding venues we dug up:

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Photo: KME Photography, Green Acres Event Center

Green Acres Event Center
Eden Prairie, MN
This venue welcomes well-behaved furry friends during both the ceremony and the reception. Fido can even be the ring bearer, as long as he’s pup to the task.

Earle Brown Heritage Center (pictured above)
Brooklyn Center, MN
This sprawling, beautiful venue invites your pup to join you for outdoor weddings, which are a great choice during the warmer months.

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Coop’s Event Barn

Coop’s Event Barn
Dodge Center, MN

This elegant, simple, spacious venue wants to make your wedding magical. The bride and groom’s pup is allowed if you call ahead, but other pups will need babysitters that day.

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Grand View Lodge

Grand View Lodge
Nisswa, MN
This spot is especially dog-friendly! For starters, your pup is welcome for onsite ceremonies and festivities. Pet-friendly accommodations are also available onsite for small dogs of 25 lbs or less, and doggie daycare is available at the nearby Northland Pet Lodge.

Landmark Center
St Paul, MN
One of the most beautiful buildings in the Twin Cities, the Landmark Center welcomes your well-behaved pup for pre-ceremony photos, as well as during the ceremony.

Majestic Oaks Golf Club
Ham Lake, MN
Majestic Oaks lets pups join in on outdoor ceremonies only, but that’s not a bad deal–during warm months, this venue is downright, well, majestic.

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Photo: @mthreestudio on Instagram, The Enchanted Barn

The Enchanted Barn
Hillsdale, WI
At this picturesque spot in a breathtaking setting, you can be married in a restored 1800s barn with your pup on-site.

Hope Glen Farm
Cottage Grove, MN
Surrounded by natural beauty and open space for your pup to prance through, this venue welcomes your dog for each stage of your wedding festivities.

Rush Creek Golf Club
Maple Grove, MN
At this venue, the staff will take every possible step to make your special day perfect. This destination is dog-friendly on a case-by-case basis, but pups are typically welcome for the wedding ceremony and photos.

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Semple Mansion

Semple Mansion
Minneapolis, MN
This simply enchanting, award-winning wedding destination is held in a house of over 19,000 square feet. This spot allows pups during the ceremony, but they are asked to leave after that.

The Outpost Center
Chaska, MN
This spot allows your pup to get in on the action for any outdoor photos you take, but pups unfortunately aren’t allowed inside.

Hotel Ivy
Minneapolis, MN
If modern decor and charming architecture are your thing, the very dog-friendly Hotel Ivy will be a great fit for you. This venue welcomes pups of up to 50 lbs, so your pup is also welcome to stay on-site after your big day!

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Photo: KME Photography, Minneapolis Club

Minneapolis Club
Minneapolis, MN
This five-star private club will let your pup get in on the action and participate in the wedding ceremony, but they’ll have to head home after that.

Redeemed Farm
Scandia, MN
With a beautiful property punctuated by a rustic, enchanting barn setting with hints of modern flare, this entirely dog-friendly venue is a great choice for your wedding.

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Shoreview Community Center

Shoreview Community Center
Shoreview, MN
Located on beautiful grounds, this spot allows your pup to get in on the wedding-day action for outdoor ceremonies and receptions!

dog friendly wedding venues minneapolis

Chankaska Creek

Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery
Kasota, MN
If you think that wine & dogs is the second-best combination out there (after you and your partner), Chankaska Creek is the venue for you. Pups are welcome at the multiple onsite ceremony location options, and all fur babies can stick around until food is served.

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Cedarhurst Mansion

Cedarhurst Mansion
Cottage Grove, MN
Located on the gorgeous Cedarhurst Historic Country Estate (which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places), this venue allows dogs to join you for your special day.

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Photo: @hyojinoberg on Instagram, Day Block Event Center

Day Block Event Center
Minneapolis, MN
This venue is located in the heart of the Riverfront District in downtown Minneapolis very near to the Gold Medal Park, The Guthrie Theater, and the Stone Arch Bridge. Pups are welcome to join you for your wedding!

Have a dog-friendly wedding venue you’d like us to add? Let us know in the comments! And tag your wedding photos with #SidewalkDog so we can share in the love.

Not all heroes wear capes:


  1. Jeffrey Maas on March 2, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Hanging Horn Lakeside Resort in Barnum/Moose Lake wasn’t just a beautiful place for us to have our semi-destination-y wedding. It was a place where our pup got to perform as ring bearer and stay with us in our honeymoon suite. Charlie, the owner, is a sweetheart and really understands hospitality. Can’t recommend this place enough for a visit or for for a wedding.

    My only caveat, for puppy purposes, is to reach out to Charlie before getting too deep into planning to be there with your dog, as there is only one canine-friendly cabin (the cozy honeymoon cottage, which we loved).

  2. Mikaela on March 3, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    Add Camrose Hill in Stillwater

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