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If you have a big event coming up like a wedding, bachelorette party, or family reunion, you know that the first step to planning a memorable event is finding the perfect venue. If you’ve considered renting an Airbnb for your event, you are not alone. In fact, many people ask how to find an Airbnb that allows events. It is important to know that Airbnb has strict party policies but under the right circumstances, you can host your next event at an Airbnb.
How to Find an Airbnb that Allows Events: Tips for Searching for Airbnb Event Locations
To find an Airbnb that allows events, you first must determine whether your planned event violates Airbnb’s strict party policy. Next, find a property that can accommodate the number of guests in your party in the location you wish to have your event. Keep in mind that Airbnb has a worldwide max occupancy limit of sixteen guests at all Airbnb rentals. Once you find a property, always contact the host, and ask permission to have an event before booking the property.
Can You Hold an Event in an Airbnb?: Airbnb’s Party and Events Policy
Airbnb has an extremely strict “no party” policy. After the company experienced issues with guest safety, property damage, and angry neighbors, this policy was the best way to avoid party-related issues. Airbnb specifically banned disruptive events and any Airbnb from accommodating over sixteen people. This includes people visiting the property and not staying overnight.
In some situations, however, it may still be possible to host smaller events at an Airbnb without violating Airbnb or host policies. Certain Airbnb properties may be perfect for a private intimate wedding, a fun bachelorette party, or group vacation.
For more information about hosting parties at an Airbnb and Airbnb’s party policy, check out our article HERE(AIRBNB PARTY ARTICLE).
Steps to Finding an Airbnb that Allows Events
If your event is within Airbnb’s party policy and includes less than 16 people, follow these steps to find the perfect Airbnb that allows events.
Step 1: Decide Where and When Your Event Will Take Place
Choosing a location and date for your event is the first step in finding the perfect Airbnb. You will need to make sure that you can find a property that accommodates your guests in your desired location and that it’s available for your potential travel dates.
You can select your location and dates of travel by logging onto Airbnb’s homepage and selecting “Where” and “When” from the drop-down menu at the top of the page.
Step 2: How Many Guests Will Be Attending?
There are many Airbnb rental properties that accommodate large groups of people. It isn’t uncommon to find houses or properties that can host over a dozen guests making them perfect locations for large family vacation or small wedding.
To filter out smaller properties and populate a list of only properties that can accommodate your guest number, select the number of adults, children, infants, and pets in your group.
Remember, Airbnb has a strict policy that caps the occupancy of ALL rental properties at 16 guests. Even if a property can accommodate more people and the host allows more than sixteen, it is violating Airbnb’s policy.
Step 3: Find the Perfect Airbnb for your Trip
Once you select your location, travel dates, and guest number, Airbnb will provide you with a list of available properties. You can scroll through your options to see nightly rates, property details, and view photos of the Airbnb.
Finding the perfect Airbnb for your event usually entails more than just a property big enough for your guests. You will want your photos to be memorable with an amazing view for a backdrop. Check out our article about how to find an Airbnb with a view, HERE.
Ask The Host Before Booking an Airbnb for Your Event
Before you book your Airbnb, it is always recommended that you reach out to the host first to ask permission to host an event at their property. Some hosts have a strict no event policy while others will gladly allow you to have your event with some guidelines or restrictions.
Being upfront and honest with your host is always the best policy. If you violate one of their house rules while at the Airbnb, they may have the right to terminate your stay without a refund.
Remember, hosts are usually familiar with the area. If you tell them about the event you are hosting, they may be able to provide you with valuable local knowledge and recommendations for vendors.
Does Airbnb Offer Hosting Venues?
Airbnb does not specifically offer hosting venues. When Airbnb announced their new no party policy in 2020, it was an attempt to move away from hosting parties and events at Airbnb properties. While it still may be possible to host an event and use an Airbnb as a venue, you may want to look into other options for venue searches. Peerspace offers over 13,000 unique venues and spaces that can be booked for events like weddings, meetings, photosh