From castles and campsites to beach-side getaways, these celebration spots are one-of-a-kind bookings.
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When you think of Airbnb in the context of planning a wedding, your mind likely jumps to a honeymoon oasis in the heart of a faraway destination. What you probably haven't considered, though, is that that oasis can be home to infinitely more than your first married trip—believe it or not, there are Airbnbs out there that are rentable as actual wedding venues. For many couples, this is a major game changer, especially for those who thought planning a destination wedding was a bit too far beyond their price range.
We're here to tell you that your dream celebration is far more attainable than you thought. With a plethora of locations—both domestic and abroad!—Airbnb is a viable venue option for just about any couple in any part of the country. And if you thought that bypassing a standard venue option, like a banquet hall or public space that frequently hosts wedding, means skimping on amenities, think again. The following Airbnbs are all equipped to handle your celebration, whatever its size. The best part? The majority of these options allow you and your guests to celebrate and stay at the residence, which ultimately makes for a more festive (and affordable) wedding weekend. The only essential note? Before you book an Airbnb for your big day, make sure the hosts allow on-site events.
Though size is obviously the top priority when choosing a wedding venue (Airbnb types, included!), style is obviously important, as well. That's why the pros at the rental site helped us curate a diverse list of location styles, from mountain lodges and feminine gardens to beach oases and wine country retreats. Ahead, a complete guide to Airbnb wedding venues, both foreign and domestic. Click through to discover if there's a location here that fits your vision for your big day.
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Open year round, this 12,000-square-foot lodge is situated the Yakima River in Wenatchee National Forest. The lodge sleeps over 40 people, which makes it a solid choice for couples planning a small wedding weekend in the woods. The property also comes equipped with everything you'd need for a celebration—a chef-grade kitchen, tables, chairs, dinnerware, and audio equipment. Though base rates start at $1,300 per night, you'll have to factor in additional charges if your guest tally exceeds 30 people. Discounts are available for parties staying three nights or more.
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Greenhouse & Gardens
The opening line of this Los Angeles vendor's Airbnb listing says it all: "If you've always wanted a backyard wedding, but don't have the backyard...you can rent mine." Many couples have done just that with much success—a scroll through the listing's romantic wedding photo reel is proof. Designed to host between 50 and 60 guests, this April-to-November rental is located in the Walnut Acres neighborhood of Woodland Hills in a gated estate with over a half-acre of redwoods, birch trees, and white roses (talk about garden wedding vibes!). The price for the ceremony and reception totals in at $2,500—but, beyond lighting, you'll have to bring in your own vendors.
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If you're planning an intimate, tropical destination wedding, you have to bookmark this family compound in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica. The property boasts nine luxury suites and has access to several waterfalls along its 36-acre coastline of rain forest. Natural amenities aren't the rental's only selling points—Villa Mareas is also home to an epic infinity pool, hot tub, outdoor bar, and open kitchen. Rates start at $1,500 for up to 18 guests; the property can, however, accommodate up to 26 with a fee.
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Located just two minutes from Cable Beach's main strip, this Nassau, Bahamas, property is true to its name—the rental offers panoramic views of the ocean front from its 360-degree infinity pool. With four bedrooms (seven beds total!) and four bathrooms, the rental comfortably sleeps 15 people. Couples planning a small ceremony should act fast, since the property starts at just $506 per night.
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Discover all Grand Cayman has to offer by getting hitched in this has-it-all home. Though this surf-inspired beach house is capable of facilitating a larger party (it comes with a substantial parking lot), a couple and eight additional guests are able to reside overnight. Prices start from $795 per night, which doesn't include the mandatory security deposit.
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Vista Hermosa Estate
Arguably one of the most modern, luxury-oriented venues on this list, Vista Hermosa Estate, located in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, offers the entire package. It's terrace—which overlooks the Pacific Ocean—holds 40 people for your small celebration; the rest of the property runs like a boutique hotel (an infinity pool, private chef, and maid service are included). These next-level amenities explain the property's hefty price tag, which starts at $1,700 per night.
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This castle in Tuscany, Italy, once belonged to the famous Borgia family, but became open to the public in 1993. Today, the fairy-tale property, which is located on the border of Tuscany and Umbria on the Trasimeno Lake, sleeps 13—the residence's staff, however, can accommodate 25 more at the nearby Monteluce Villa. This team will also take care of virtually every part of your big day, which makes the Borgia Castle a solid all-inclusive option for a destination wedding. Rates start at $1,132 per night.
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Glamping in Hill Country
For just $640 per night, you and up to 25 guests will experience the very best of Texas Hill Country's unforgettable sunsets and starry skies on this property, which gives groups access to six vintage Airstreams (the coolest RVs!). The glamping experience wouldn't be complete without the venue's dining barn, pavilion, swinging beds, outdoor showers, and, of course, immediate access to wildlife. Hosting guests that would rather reside in a more standardized hotel? Another resort is located just eight miles down the road.
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La Mansion Ensenada
Invite up to 200 guests to this private, beachfront mansion in Ensenada, Mexico, which comes with its own events coordinator. Though the going wedding rate starts at a pricey $19,000, this includes a three-night stay at the estate. That total number will likely go up, though, depending on the number of guests that plan on attending and staying on the property.
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Rent this entire wedding villa in Ubud, Bali, which holds around 70 guests on its sprawling, nature-filled grounds and sleeps up to 34. Since the property is so expansive, you'll have your pick of four ceremony location, which include sites by the pool, river, forest, and indoor joglo. A single night will set you back $2,286, but the venue's top-rated staff and incredible location makes it worth every penny.
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These Tuscan villas—the main house is called La Selva—are surrounded by centuries-old oaks, olive groves, and meadows across 32 acres in the Chianti hills. The secluded venue comes with its own stone amphitheater and pavilion, both of which are perfect ceremony sites. The property's most unique feature, however, has nothing to do with its land: The local town's mayor often steps in to perform civil ceremonies. As for guest residences? Attendees have access to three villas, which sleep around 30, total. A long list of same-day amenities are available upon request, which might impact the base $1,358 per night charge.
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Renting Delenia, a series of six villas tucked into an undiscovered beach in Athens, Greece, is more like borrowing an entire village for a weekend. The secluded oasis, however, isn't inaccessible—located just two hours away from Athens International Airport, the residence is as convenient as it is beautiful. Though the main buildings already house a significant number of guests, a restored barn that sleeps eight to ten more is available upon request. Rates start from $566 per night.
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You'll experience Hawaii at its very best at this Laie estate, which boasts white sandy beaches (perfect for oceanside ceremonies!) and rain forest mountains as a backdrop. The property accommodates 50 guests at most; couples are encouraged to contact the residence before booking for a quote.
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Call this restored 1790s Federal-style manor house, located in Coxsackie, New York, your wedding venue for just $900 a night. The 14-acre property is situated on top of a hill that overlooks gardens and stonewalls, meadows, woods, a large pond and a gently flowing creek. Though the residence's grounds easily hold larger events, the main house sleeps just 14 (perfect for just your wedding party!).
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If your dream is to be surrounded by Mother Nature on your wedding day, you have to bookmark this Kailua-Kona, Hawaii rental. It's also the perfect option if you and your fiancé live a vegan lifestyle—while on the property, the managers ask that you (and your guests!) eat only plant-based foods. Yoga, meditation, and massage services are all available upon request. Nightly rates begin at $840 but are ultimately dependent on your guest count.
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Plan a traditional English garden wedding at this Bedford property, located just thirty minutes from London. The residence's rose and clematis garden hosts up to 150 guests; the Observatory House, which was originally built in 1825, sleeps just over 20. The $1,212 base rate is subject to change, since the total tally revolves around your number of guests not staying overnight (there's an additional nine-euro charge for each non-residential attendee).
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Situated on over 15 acres across County Beach in Freeport, Texas, this Cape Cod-style home is perfect for couples throwing a small, casual wedding. The home's massive wooden deck overlooks the beach and would work as both a ceremony and reception site. Rates start at $395 per night.
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This massive Montrose, Pennsylvania, venue takes the log cabin to new heights. The six-bedroom rental overlooks a 45-acre lake (a pontoon boat is also available to rent if a water exit is in the cards!). While you won't be able to sleep your 50 guests here for $1,744 per night, the venue is certainly large and centrally located enough for a larger outdoor event.