If you can’t afford an expensive venue, why not find locations that are more affordable? Airbnb is an online service that allows people to rent out their living space for a short period of time. Airbnb now has beautiful homes that also provide event space! Planning an Airbnb wedding can be challenging, but with a little research, you’ll be able to find the perfect venue!
Finding an Airbnb that allows events can be a daunting task. Luckily for you, we’ve got you covered!
Step 1: Search on Airbnb.com
Search for “Airbnb” and click on the “Hosting” tab. This tab allows you to search for any host who is willing to host your event.
Step 2: Check Their Policies
Once you’ve found a few hosts that are willing to host your event, it’s time to check their policies. Look at their rules and regulations, like whether or not they allow parties or weddings at their location. If they don’t allow events, no sweat—just keep searching! If they do allow events, make sure to read over their guidelines carefully so that you’re clear on what they expect from their guests during the duration of your stay.
This applies to all wedding planning but when hosting your wedding at an Airbnb, you need to consider your guest count for the day. Make sure the location you choose can accommodate all the guests who will be attending the wedding and don’t forget to think about parking. Vendors who are working on your wedding will need a place to pull in and unload. This is sometimes overlooked and becomes a hassle on the big day!
While searching for the perfect place to say “I Do”, having cool amenities could elevate your wedding day! Therefore, finding a home with a spacious backyard, a rooftop terrace, or a pool could be a major bonus.
Matching your wedding theme to the interior and exterior of the home can make or break the way your wedding images turn out. For example, I have seen the mistake of choosing a venue that is rustic with a moody vibe, then choosing a theme like a garden party… they just don’t mix.
Once you have an Airbnb pick and are in the planning process of your wedding day, consider where you want to have the ceremony, dinner, DJ, catering, etc. Consider visiting the home beforehand to take pictures and plan out how you want the layout to look. In the event that the weather wants to change plans, make sure you have a “Plan B” for your event.
If having a stunning Airbnb Wedding is up your alley, I would love to help you with the planning process along with capturing your love story! With photographing over 50 weddings and helping plan epic elopements around the world, I can help you craft the wedding of your dreams! Take the first step by filling out my contact form!
AirBNB Wedding Vendors:
Retreat: Styled Wild Retreats
Host: Meg Layman Photography
House: Airbnb Villa Akasha
Styling + Florals: Bixby and Pine
Paper Goods: 26 Pressed
Rentals: Archive Rentals
Couple: @candela.bulla + @martinn_isa
A destination wedding and elopement photographer based out of Colorado! You can usually find me with a hot cup of coffee in my hand, sporting some comfy tennis shoes, or in pursuit of my next big escape!
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