Planning a wedding can be stressful, and many brides want every detail to be perfect, from the dress to the flowers, and of course—the venue. Instead of large wedding halls, modern couples choose to tie the knot in small intimate ceremonies with just a few friends and loved ones.
What better place to create the perfect wedding memory and enjoy your special day than a scenic Airbnb? If you plan to have your wedding at an Airbnb, you can follow these steps to search Airbnb for wedding venues.
Can I Have My Wedding at an Airbnb?
Yes, depending on the property host’s rules, you may be able to have your wedding at an Airbnb. You should consider Airbnb’s policy that has banned parties and gatherings of more than 16 people at all Airbnb listings. As long as your event follows these rules and you have permission from your host, you can have your wedding at an Airbnb.
How To Search Airbnb for Wedding Venues?
Airbnb has millions of listings, so it can be challenging to search the platform for the perfect wedding venue. Follow these steps to make the search process more manageable.
Step 1: Determine Your Location
Do you want to have your wedding in your hometown, or do you want a romantic getaway? The first step to searching Airbnb for wedding venues is to choose your location.
From the Airbnb homepage, type the location where you would like to search for venues.
Step 2: Save the Date
If you have already decided on your wedding date, you will need to find an Airbnb venue that is available for that time. It is best to start searching and plan at least six months in advance of your date. This will give you the most options for venues.
Step 3: Decide on the Number of Guests
The number of guests you plan on having at your wedding is a crucial step to finding an Airbnb wedding venue. Remember, Airbnb’s new policy limits gatherings of more than 16 people. If you want friends or family to attend your wedding, they need to be registered Airbnb guests, so the property must be able to accommodate them. It is also a good idea to check with your host about parking at the Airbnb. Some listings may have limited parking space available so you will need to make travel plans with your guests in advance.
While an Airbnb wedding venue might not work for everyone, couples who are looking to elope or have a small private ceremony can find beautiful and unique Airbnb rentals for their wedding day.
Step 4: Browse Your Results
Once you fill out all search parameters, Airbnb will populate a list of rental results in your desired location, available for your dates, and can accommodate your group.
At this point, you will be able to browse properties that look appealing and fit into your price range. Do you want to be on the water or in a city? Use the map to find a perfect location for your big day.
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Step 5: Choose Your Property and Contact the Host
Once you have found the perfect property for your wedding, you should investigate the listing further and contact the host. You will want to read reviews, check out the list of amenities, and understand the house rules to determine if this property is right for you.
Hosts: Are you having trouble writing your Airbnb house rules? This essential document lets guests know what is allowed and not allowed at your property. If you need some ideas or examples, check out our article featuring critical house rules for Airbnb hosts.
You should always contact your host before booking if you plan on having an event at an Airbnb property. Not only is it good practice to obtain your host’s permission to have an event, but a host may live locally and have great ideas or connections for a photographer, makeup artist, or other services you may want for your wedding day.
It is always a good idea to look through all the photographs of the property. Many hosts provide pictures of the property’s yard and surrounding area.
Some hosts will even include previous events in their photos. This will give you a good idea of the type of event you can have on the property and what locations are available for your use while staying at the rental. You might even be surprised to find that a wedding has already taken place at your desired Airbnb Property!
Final Thoughts on Airbnb Wedding Venues
For couples who want to skip the big ceremony for a memorable, intimate wedding day, a unique Airbnb in a beautiful location may be a perfect choice. You can easily search Airbnb for potential wedding venues by narrowing your results for the location, date, and number of guests that can be accommodated.
It is essential to keep in mind that your wedding cannot violate Airbnb’s policy that bans parties and gatherings of over 16 people. Before booking a property, you should always contact your host to ensure they approve your plans to avoid any disruptions or disputes during your trip.