If you and your fiance can’t imagine walking down the aisle without a beloved pet, there are plenty of ways to make that happen. More and more, couples are including their four-legged pals on the big day. One major way they do this is by incorporating them into the ceremony. Some dogs stand in as an honorary flower girl or ring bearer, while others simply attend as a guest fully dressed for the occasion.
If you’re thinking about making your pooch part of your ceremony, it’s important that you find a venue that will accommodate pets before you start setting any major plans in motion. To get you started, we’ve compiled a list of some dog-friendly venues in and around Tucson.
1. Tucson Botanical Gardens
2150 North Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712
Call: (520) 326-9686
The Tucson Botanical Gardens is one of Tucson’s most enchanting wedding venues. The beautiful garden setting is the ideal location for any event. A variety of wedding packages are available, including a Butterfly Magic add-on package
2. Saguaro Buttes
5825 S. Old Spanish Tr., Tucson, AZ 85747
Call: (520) 647-0994
Located adjacent to the world-acclaimed Saguaro National Park, Saguaro Buttes is one of Tucson's premier locations for private, romantic, and elegant weddings in an intimate setting. The facility offers affordable, all-inclusive packages in a gorgeous location nestled against the Saguaro National Monument. Outdoor beauty includes a cascading waterfall, abundant rose bushes, lush green grass, hundreds of towering Saguaro cacti, and panoramic views of the Catalina, Santa Rita, and Tucson Mountains. Read about Uzi, a beloved dog who served as ring bearer at a Saguaro Buttes wedding.
3. Loews Ventana Canyon
7000 N. Resort Drive, Tucson, AZ, 85750
Call: (520) 299-2020
With a dreamy backdrop of Tucson’s Sonoran Desert, the sky's the limit when it comes to dreaming up the perfect wedding at Loews Ventana Canyon. This gorgeous setting includes views of Tucson’s only natural waterfall, breathtaking desert and mountain views, lush gardens, fresh mountain air, and starry night skies. A variety of packages are available for both indoor and outdoor weddings.
4. Hacienda Del Sol
5501 N Hacienda Del Sol Road, Tucson, AZ, 85718
Call: (520) 299-1501
Email (wedding inquiries): email@example.com
Surrounded by stunning mountain views, charming casitas, and sun-kissed gardens, Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort is a magical place to plan your fabulous wedding celebration and begin your journey together. This historic jewel is a place you and your guests will remember for a lifetime!
5. The Buttes at Reflections
9800 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85704
Call: (520) 229-0627
The Buttes at Reflections is a unique, vintage-style wedding venue that offers both indoor and outdoor sites on their picturesque property for both your ceremony and reception. The stunning cliffs of the Pusch Ridge will act as a gorgeous backdrop for your ceremony and the charming gardens and gazebo will enhance the romantic ambiance of the scene. Their stylish event space, complete with sparkling string lights, grand windows, and exposed brick walls, is a wonderful location for receptions.
6. Windmill Winery
1140 W. Butte Ave., Florence, AZ, 58132
Call: (480) 313-2303
With a blend of rural authenticity and rustic elegance, the Windmill Winery is one of the most unique venues in Arizona. The vast property boasts two lakes and two special event venues: a 100-year-old barn, tucked away in lush greenery, and a Hamptons-style lake house, complete with picturesque dock and mountain views. Although not located right in Tucson, the natural beauty and rich history you and your guests can experience make the hour and a half drive worth it.
With so many gorgeous, dog-friendly venues around Tucson, it's tough to pick just one! We've compiled this list to help you get started, but you should always double check with the event venue that their policies on pets have not changed.
Also, if you're worried about Fido making a fool out of himself during your big day, Central Pet offers training classes that can help you pup get wedding ready.