Why leave Fido at home, when there are so many fur-friendly hotels available that will welcome your four-legged friends. It pulls on the heartstrings of every pet owner, when the time comes to wave goodbye to your little fur baby, and go on vacation without them. No matter how nice their doggy retreat is, or […]
Imagine, waking up and opening your eyes that morning, on the most anticipated day you’ve had marked in your calendar since the engagement. Even though you weren’t able to sleep much through the excitement, you feel refreshed and ready. You lay on your side to see your second most prized companion (besides your almost-spouse) is […]
You are finally married and now it’s time for your long-awaited honeymoon. As you’re basking in the joys of planning your honeymoon, you may be asking yourself “What about our fur-baby?”. If you are like many of the couples that have included their pups in their picture-pawfect wedding, you may want to include your dog […]
Homestead has been gaining popularity when it comes to South Florida’s wedding industry. It is home to some of the most stunning venues in tropical Florida, most of which are outside. This makes Homestead a key wedding destination for many in state trendy couples, that want a once of a lifetime party without having to robe a bank.
Homestead has changed so much over the past years and many can agree that Homestead used to look very different. Interestingly enough, Homestead is the second oldest county in Miami Dade. It used to be called ‘homestead country’. The government urged people to homestead rather than become farmers. The difference is that on a homestead, you use the land to become self-sufficient, less to sell products. Farmers, on the other hand, work on the land to make money and sell goods.
In 1989 the only way in and out of the area was through a dirt road called the ‘Homesteaders Trail’. This all changed, when in 1904 Henry Flager extended the railroad from Miami to Key West. This allowed the farmers in the area to transport all their fruits and vegetables to Miami and further north, even out of state. Many of those who built the railroad decided to stay in the area and founded the City of Homestead in 1913.
The Homestead that we know today is still a farming community with beautiful wedding venues. It caters to couples that like the outdoors and open-air venues. It has become especially popular during this pandemic as outdoor venues are not only preferred but also safer. These venues are more spacious than many in the city and allow for guests to be entertained at a safe distance.
When selecting a wedding venue and the place in which you will gather to spend time with family and friends, there are probably many different factors that help you make a decision. Price, history, ease of access, vendor prices in that area, curfew time, accommodations, photo opportunity, décor, details and let’s not forget the most important of them all; PET-FRIENDLY. When it comes to Homestead, it checks off many of these boxes.
Price-wise Homestead is cheaper than many of the high-end venues in the city, including 5-star hotels. This makes it very attractive to many couples that are looking for something trendy but not unaffordable. The photo opportunities are endless. Each venue has special key features that offer couples great places for photos. Curfew wise, this depends on each venue. As many in the vicinity of homes, some may be stricter than others.
Homestead has grown when it comes to hotels and Airbnb housing, that couples can rent and bring their whole entourage with them. That being said, there are not many hotels that can accommodate very large parties. Many prefer, just traveling on location and staying elsewhere.
For some of the more romantic couples, some venues will have small ‘love cabins’ that couples can stay in right after their wedding.
Lastly, and most importantly, most if not all of these venues are dog-friendly and pet-friendly. This, of course, is one of the most attractive features for our pet parents that want to have their Best Dog by their side on the big day. Our services include pet transport so we can pick up your furbaby from anywhere in South Florida and bring them back or take them to our own home.
We admit that Homestead wedding venues have a special place in our hearts as so far we have not many venue owners that don’t love the four-legged companions. Some even have their own four-legged mascots on the premises.
If you’re looking for rustic elegance on your wedding day, and a beautiful backdrop for your vows, The Barn 305 may be your dream Homestead wedding venue. With a capacity of up to 400, and multiple celebration spaces for your ceremony, reception, and cocktails, all within charming country surroundings.
A breathtaking Tuscan style villa surrounded by acres of spectacular grounds, with water falls, fountains and secret gardens all available to enjoy. Perfect for intimate affairs, or for grand occasions with a capacity of up to 500.
A modern, bright Homestead wedding venue with beach vibes decor, and a laid back tropical ambience. This location is geared towards open air celebrations, with a Blue Lagoon outdoor area, sunken grotto and expansive stone fire pit. All lit by the prettiest fairy lights! With all that water around, this might be the perfect place to invest in a wedding pet sitter, or dog care!
Cinco Farm is one of our favorite pet friendly wedding venues in Miami. Their experienced team is just so caring, and the celebration space is effortlessly elegant, and amazingly affordable too. The aesthetic of the venue lends itself perfectly to the boho bride, or vintage loving couple with its relaxing setting and ranch style set-up.
A premier outdoor venue in Miami’s beautiful countryside, with tranquil Japanese Koi ponds and a Zen garden that gifts couples’ an idyllic spot to tie the knot. Your furry friend will love to explore their two and a half-acre facility, or take some shade in their open covered pavilion.
A one-of-a-kind wedding venue with sophisticated charm, elegance and understated history. In fact, as pet friendly wedding venues go, this has to be one of the oldest in Miami, with over 100 years of stories made here. The considerable estate is home to a limestone barn which can either be used as your reception space, or the backdrop to your outdoor celebration.
If you’re looking for a blank canvas outdoor wedding venue, then this 15,000 square foot space in Homestead could be ideal for you. The tropical gardens surrounding the property will give you the perfect backdrop to any style of occasion you choose to throw, while the amiable team will be happy to create any experience you desire for your loved ones.
The Spur of the Moment Ranch had to feature in our list of Pet Friendly Wedding Venues in Miami, as the space could almost be designed for our furry friends! Featuring a chic outdoor ceremony space, acres of picture-perfect countryside for your sitter to explore with your four-legged dog of honor, and a stunning property for you and your loved ones to celebrate in.
This versatile wedding venue offers a rich mix of both indoor and outdoor settings for your big day. From its tiki hut-inspired space with domed ceiling, surprisingly large floor space, and open walls. To its lush landscaping with picturesque fountains, gardens, and plenty of romantic spots for you to say ‘I do’.
A stunning, stylish outdoor wedding venue located on 44 acres of private property, with a 26-acre private lake for your dog sitter to keep Rover out of! This idyllic estate is abundant with scenic spots to celebrate in, and stage your romantic ceremony on. There’s even a picturesque beach on the grounds, perfect for a sandy cocktail hour!
A wonderful mix of vintage charm, and modern amenities, Unique Palms in Miami is a dog friendly wedding venue that shows real care to its couples, and their pet! Crafted together over 5 acres of private land with a beautiful outdoor ceremony space, relaxing cocktail area and their unique Crystal Grand Salon available to enjoy by the marrying couple and their loved ones.
If you’re searching for a fairy tale location, this may be the magical backdrop for you. Surrounded by tranquil waters, vibrant greenery and ceremony spaces back dropped by fairy lights and impressive roman style columns.
The Old Grove is totally adaptable to whatever mood, or theme you want to introduce. On the five acres of delightful surroundings you will find impressive waterfalls, lush gardens and a lazy river — the perfect spot for your big day portraits!
This romantic retreat full of tumbling waterfalls, tropical greenery and picturesque pools is an idyllic place to say ‘I do’, and a real treat for doggo. Any of these spots on the 2.5 acre property would be perfect for your ceremony, while Secret Gardens also offers many different tropical inspired reception spaces too.
In summary, there are so many picture worthy and pet-friendly venues in Homestead and the Redlands. We know your dog will be a happy pup walking down the aisle showing off their new flower collar or dog-tux in any of these beautiful places. We could write a whole book on each venue and what they have to offer. If you want to know more or would like us to help you include your dog at your wedding. Just give us a shout-out or get in touch with us via our website. We are happy to help you out and give your advice whether you hire us or not.
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