The Dashing Dog Groom

According to industry trends and projections, dog friendly weddings are becoming increasingly popular with more venues opening the doors to those perfect little paws. Having their faithful friend by their side as a ring bearer or simply as an honoured guest is an essential for many brides and grooms. After all, they are an important member of the family, so why should they be left out?

To help make this  dream come true, Armathwaite Hall, the Lake District’s luxury hotel & spa and a popular venue for guests with dogs, has teamed up with Cockermouth based company ‘The Dog Room’ to introduce two brand new Dog Grooming packages for Weddings. With years of wedding experience and expertise in catering to every taste, style and budget, Armathwaite Hall has sourced the finest in Professional Dog Grooming to ensure that that every bride and groom can have their furry friends by their side for all the important wedding photographs – and looking the part!

On the morning of the ceremony, an experienced groomer will collect the dog from one of the hotel’s dog friendly rooms so that the couple can focus on getting wedding ready. The dog friendly rooms are typically on the ground floor and open out onto patio areas with extensive gardens and are complete with luxury dog beds and some tasty treats for them to enjoy ahead of the big day. Pooches will be taken to The Dog Grooming’s Centre in Cockermouth to be bathed, dried and groomed and then transported back to the venue so that they are ready – with fresh paws and wagging tails and often in their bow tie or wedding attire – to accompany their brides down the aisle.

Couples can choose from the standard Furry Guest Package, which covers a bath, blow dry and tidy up with a fragrance spray of client’s choice, or the premium I Do Package which includes an additional full breed style, nail trim, ear cleanse, blueberry facial scrub and paw hydrating balm. For an extra touch of fun and elegance, the ‘I Do’ package includes a complimentary handmade neck collar made by a local florist, which will incorporate chosen colours and flowers to match the colour scheme requested by clients. Who wouldn’t want a pawsome photo of their pup in a stylish accessory?

Situated in the secluded splendour of 400 acres of deer park and woodland by the calming waters of Bassenthwaite Lake and framed by the dramatic Skiddaw Mountain and Lake District Fells, Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa offers a beautiful setting in which couples can celebrate an intimate, or grand wedding of the most memorable kind, with countless beautiful walks for them and their canine friends.