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For most of us, our dogs are like our children. We love sharing experiences with them and want to include them in all our important events, like our wedding day. But doing so often comes with some sacrifices, which is why it’s important to decide if having your dog in your wedding is the right decision for you. Here are Pet-friendly wedding venues


  • You get to spend the day with your pet. Who doesn’t want some love from their pet on one of the happiest days of their life?
  • You don’t have to worry about your pet because you know where they are and what they’re doing.
  • Amazing photos with your pet!
  • Your pet gets to hang out with all of their favourite people. And they get to hang out with them.


  • Someone has to be watching your pet at all times.
  • You have to make sure friends and family members know about any food allergies or temperament issues.
  • Some pets often have dirty paws and you’ll most likely be wearing something very expensive, as will your guests.
  • Not everyone “LOVES” a dog or other pets for that matter.

Other Things To Consider:

  • Your venue – Not all wedding venues allow dogs or other pets on site. Definitely check on their pet policy before making a decision.
  • Is there a pet daycare nearby?
  • How is your pet’s temperament?
  • Is your pet easily distracted?


Here a list of venues Pet friendly wedding venues, although this list is only a few most venues do not advertise that they are but should you ask them they sometimes allow this by special arrangement only, so it’s worth asking your venue or potential venue about this.


Pet friendly wedding venues in the Hartbeespoort


1. The Nut Farm

Pet friendly wedding venuesThe Nut Farm is pet friendly, just clear it with their wedding coordinator that we can ensure that your children are catered for.

At The Nut Farm Wedding Venue, we offer a unique experience in the farm setting in Hartbeespoort where you can escape the hustle and bustle from the city without having to travel the long distance with our unique wedding venue. With our spacious reception area, mobile bar and hidden outside fireplaces our wedding venue serves as a blank canvas for you to live out your vision. We are passionate about offering you the utmost best quality of service. We get very excited about new ideas and downright creative in every challenge presented to us. What sets us apart from other wedding venues is we handle each wedding with the importance and care as if were our own. We always go the extra mile.

2. Oxwagonlodge

Oxwagon Lodge can guarantee you a very memorable wedding in a unique and beautiful setting. The Lodge is located high up on the Witwatersberg mountainside, overlooking Hartbeespoort Dam, with excellent views. Our unique “ossewa” accommodation completes the perfect setting for a traditional yet simple wedding in a bushveld atmosphere.

3. Makiti

Upon approval of the owner depending on breed and size

Makiti specializes in creating unforgettable celebrations of the bridal couple’s love. World-class wedding venues, gorgeous settings, and exquisite cuisine for a memorable event. We offer fixed prices, affordable wedding packages, a price calculator, and a budget planner to assist couples in making their dream wedding come true. Set your budget, explore your options, and select one of our affordable wedding packages for a truly romantic and personalized wedding. We are Situated between Johannesburg and Pretoria, 10 min from Muldersdrift.

4. Leopard Lodge

Upon approval of the owner depending on breed and size

Leopard Lodge is your ultimate wedding venue for weddings of up to 200 guests. Our team of wedding coordinators pride themselves in service excellence and will do all that they can to make your wedding day the most memorable ever. Keeping this in mind we believe in personal service and therefore all arrangements will be coordinated around your specific needs and requirements.
The spectacular view of Hartbeespoort Dam and Magaliesberg mountain range prove to be an ideal backdrop for bridal photographs taken on the wedding day. As part of the wedding package, a complimentary bridal suite will be booked for the bridal couple for the evening of the wedding and the wedding guests can enjoy a discounted rate on all remaining rooms.

Leopard Lodge offers several memorable settings in which to exchange your vows. Our newly completed open-air thatched chapel is situated amongst the trees and bush within walking distance from the main lodge. Garden ceremonies usually take place on the large lawn area in front of the main lodge. Your friends and family will be able to enjoy the magnificent views of the Hartbeespoort Valley and the Magaliesberg Mountain range while witnessing the wedding ceremony.

Our large veranda overlooks the Hartbeespoort valley with breath-taking views, a perfect setting not only for wedding receptions but also for light terrace lunches, private functions and sundowners.

Food and drink play a significant role in the overall success of your wedding. You will be delighted to find an array of menu selections available to suit your individual requirements from upmarket buffets to smaller stylish plated menus. The venue has a fully licensed bar with an extensive wine list.

Want to bring your fur-babies to your wedding? Contact our wedding coordinator to discuss your special day as we, at The Nut Farm is one of the Pet Friendly Wedding Venues
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