We love when our vendors team up with other talented wedding pros to create magical wedding inspiration! This floral industrial styled shoot at Loft 1023 was just the inspo our creative hearts were looking for. Beautifully planned by Kylie Farmer Photography, we’re swooning over the bold floral arrangements by Petal to the Metal that pop against the deep red brick walls, the delicate yet geometric cake by Sweets and Treats by Victoria, and the bride’s tasseled gown from Flutter Dress. Every little detail ties together to create the perfectly boho edgy celebration!
Kylie’s Industrious Botanical Vision and Inspiration
I had this styled shoot planned for months prior to covid-19 rearing its ugly head. Thankfully, the shoot was scheduled right before the pandemic swept across the US in full force. Ironically enough, I was supposed to photograph the models’ actual wedding in April, but wasn’t able to do so thanks to the coronavirus. They elected to get married in their living room instead, and ended up with so many amazing photos from this styled shoot as a memory to look back on.
My inspiration for this shoot came from wanting a pop of color after the long (seemingly endless) dreary winter season that we just had. Hannah with Petal to the Metal brought my floral dreams to life, and Victoria with Sweets and Treats by Victoria made the most amazing cake.
Anna and Cory knew they wanted a simple and intimate wedding. The couple joined forces with friends and family to create an eco-friendly wedding at their barn-turned-home in Springdale, Arkansas. The couple—with the help of their planner Meredith Events—created an Earth-friendly day to remember using homegrown wildflowers, white linens, and biodegradable tableware. We’re so glad that LAYERS was there to capture the magic of the day.
Meredith’s Thoughts on Planning an Eco-Friendly Wedding
Anna and Cory had a low key wedding at their family home, which happens to have a beautiful barn on the property. They opted for an intimate morning ceremony where they served brunch to their guests directly after. This gave them several hours before the reception began to spend some quality time together and take a lot of beautiful photos. The reception took place that evening and more guests were invited.
It was so magical with the family dogs roaming in and out, their family and friends felt so at ease and comfortable since it was at the family home, and most of their vendors were their friends (talented friends!). Even the lead singer in their band was one of the groomsmen.
As a planner, I was skeptical of the “morning ceremony” with a break in the middle of the day, but I must admit I loved this format. Everyone was able to relax after that and it gave LAYERS so much time to create the best image captures I have ever seen at a wedding.
Anna and Cory
The Bride’s Something Old
On the morning of my wedding, my mom surprised me with my late grandmother’s amazing ring that my grandpa made for her. He added a diamond every year that they were married, so it’s this beautiful big cluster of diamonds and it meant so much to me. It was the only accessory I wore.
Getting Married at Home
When my husband and I got engaged we started house hunting but could never find something we really loved. One night we were hanging out with my parents in their beautiful barn when we got the idea to turn half of it into a home for us to start our life together. They loved the idea and within a week we had contractors hired. The construction was finished a few months before the wedding and we wanted to share all of the love and hard work we put into it, so it was kind of a no-brainer to have the wedding at home.
The Most Memorable Part of the Wedding
The most memorable part of the day for us was seeing each other for the first time while I was walking down the aisle. Everyone immediately looked up to see Cory’s reaction, and as soon as he started crying the whole room was crying. By the time I got to him, there wasn’t a dry eye in the barn.
The DIY Wedding Team
We did almost everything for the wedding ourselves. Cory even designed a custom engagement ring for me based on some vintage rings that I loved. I hand-cut and painted our ceremony backdrop, we grew and arranged our own flowers, my husband is a chef and created our entire menu, our officiant was my husband’s barber, my best friend owns a salon and helped everyone with their hair, my in-laws helped us all summer with landscaping and cleaning out the barn. The whole wedding really was a team effort.
If you live in the United States, or are venturing here for your big day, you might be considering an Airbnb wedding venue. We’re all about it! While Airbnb properties are typically best for small gatherings—like an elopement or micro wedding—there are some homeowners who have designed their space to be perfect for events. It just takes a little searching to find them. Lucky for you, we’ve searched and searched…and searched.
In this article you will find the best Airbnb wedding venues in every state. From tiny houses fit for a cozy elopement weekend to large, jaw-dropping mansions and everything in between—this list has something for everyone.
Tips for Booking the Perfect Airbnb Wedding Venue
Always, always, always contact the host and inform them of your intentions for using their property before you book. There may be additional fees if you will be bringing in rentals or hosting any event larger than the maximum number of occupants.
If you are eloping or hosting just the amount of people “allowed,” we still recommend informing the host of your intentions. Ask if they have a photography policy, and make sure they’re alright with any alterations you intend to make to the space (i.e. moving furniture to make space for your living room ceremony, etc).
Keep in mind, many communities have sound ordinance rules that you must adhere to.
Think of an Airbnb wedding as a time to unwind, relax, and enjoy the weekend with family and friends. While we do love a great party, this isn’t the type of venue to host a raging party. If you want to get rowdy, consider taking your reception to a nearby bar.
Location: Bremen, Alabama Best for: Weddings up to 250 people (visit the listing for more information) Why we love it: Any home titled “The Glass House” piques our interest because of, well, the insane natural light. Trust us—your photographer will thank you for it.
Location: Seldovia, Alaska Best for: Adventurous Elopement Why we love it: Calling all adventurous couples! This private island with fresh fish and “the true Alaskan experience” is the Airbnb venue for you. It’s secluded, romantic, and you’re sure to make memories together that will last a lifetime.
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona Best for: Weddings (max 100 guests) Why we love it: You really can’t go wrong with Scottsdale’s vibes—and this house totally has them! If you scroll through the photos, you’ll see the owners have hosted weddings or large gatherings here before—which means they’ll probably have plenty of recommendations for you.
Location: Hot Springs, Arkansas Best for: Micro Weddings or Intimate Weddings Why we love it: If you love rustic, southern style with a touch of modern, you’ll fall in love with this place. There’s plenty of room to host your ceremony by the lake or even atop on the deck for micro weddings.
Location: Malibu, California Best for: Micro Weddings Why we love it: The sun just shines a little brighter in Malibu. We searched all of California and decided this was the best spot based on proximity to LAX and, well, just look at that view. This venue will take a little creativity when it comes to choosing where to put your ceremony and reception. We personally think the driveway is pretty fab. Hiring an expert planner can help you achieve this with ease!
Location: Pagosa Springs, Colorado Best for: Elopements Why we love it: For starters, “Wonder Haus” sounds simply delightful in every way. The unique design and style of this house make it the perfect, cozy space to say your “I do’s” and enjoy the weekend with your new spouse (and maybe a best friend or two).
Location: Fairfield, Connecticut Best for: Intimate Weddings (max 25 people) Why we love it: This luxurious barn with New England charm will set the scene for a delightful and sweet wedding day. We can imagine a brunch wedding happening here. Luckily, they’re totally experienced with hosting events like that!
Location: Dover, Delaware Best for: Small Weddings (max 100 people) Why we love it: With large outdoor decks, a covered porch, and party pavilion you have many options for planning where to decorate for the big day. We love the farmhouse charm and home-style touches of this quintessential property.
Location: Panama City Beach, Florida Best for: Micro Weddings Why we love it: Want to get away to the beach with your closest people and say “I do” in a chill, laid-back ceremony in the sand? This is the place for you. Plus, Panama City Beach has so much to offer—you can even host your reception dinner at a nearby beach restaurant!
Location: East Point Georgia Best for: Elopements Why we love it: We love treehouses. It’s no secret. There’s something youthful and playful about escaping to the trees to say your “I do’s,” and with this Airbnb, you can do just that!
Location: Pahoa, Hawaii Best for: Adventurous Elopements Why we love it: There’s something about the words “Volcanic Lava Field” that just screams “rad and unique destination.” The architecture and interior design for this building are just icing on the wedding cake! Tying the knot here is one way to start your adventurous lives together.
Location: Boise, Idaho Best for: Elopements Why we love it: Calling all homebodies! This sweet little guest house in Boise gives us total at-home elopement vibes. Say vows in the living room, eat dinner in the kitchen, and then cozy up together for a bubble bath in that gorgeous clawfoot tub.
Location: Chicago, Illinois Best for: Micro Weddings and Intimate Weddings Why we love it:We want to grab our closest friends and stay in this luxurious, 4000 sq ft penthouse loft in the heart of Chicago. We’re smitten with the stunning interiors and entertainment this space has to offer. Not feeling like hosting a dinner party? You can head out to one of the city’s best restaurants located just steps away.
Location: De Motte, Indiana Best for: Intimate Weddings (max 40 people) Why we love it: With a house that can hold up to 40 people, this really is a perfect place for your intimate wedding. We love that the property has tons of trees and pretty spaces to host a ceremony outdoors.
Location: Adel, Iowa Best for: Micro Weddings Why we love it: If you’ve ever dreamed of a morning wedding, this might just be the place. We love that it’s a bed and breakfast, which means delicious homemade meals. One reviewer said, “I felt like I was welcomed at grandma and grandpa’s house.” What could be sweeter than that for your big day?
Location: Manhattan, Kansas Best for: Micro Weddings Why we love it: This house might be listed as a mansion, but it’s a micro wedding haven. The outdoor courtyard is begging to be turned into a dance floor for your guests. The simple décor inside and out makes it a blank canvas for the wedding of your dreams.
Location: Kenton County, Kentucky Best for: Micro Weddings (max 16 people) Why we love it: This beautiful historic house on the lake also comes with a pool, and we are already imagining how much fun you’d have with your closest pals. Not to mention that the property is absolutely stunning and will make the perfect backdrop for any photos.
Location: Pownal, Maine Best for: Elopements Why we love it: This cozy little cottage will provide just the perfect amount of space for your weekend getaway in the snow. Say your vows in front of the adorable front doors and spend the rest of your stay cozied up by the wood stove or roasting marshmallows in the outdoor fire pit.
Location: Swanton, Maryland Best for: Micro Weddings and Elopements Why we love it: When a listing reads “dog friendly” and “hot tub”—we’re in. Bring your photography team and closest friends for a tiny wedding in this completely renovated and modern chalet.
Location: Tyringham, Massachusetts Best for: Elopements Why we love it: Calling all lovers of fairytales and woodland whimsy! This quaint “Silo Studio” cottage gives off charming, storybook wedding vibes. We can totally imagine a couple tying the knot outside of this quaint little space. Plus it’s really, really green.
Location: Berrien Springs, Michigan Best for: Micro Weddings and Intimate Weddings Why we love it: Why not turn your family gathering into a wedding? With plenty of space to sprawl out this Airbnb is perfect for groups, especially ones who have young children.
Location: Crosby, Minnesota Best for: Elopement Why we love it: We are already dreaming of the sweet “getting ready” photos set in this A-Frame cabin. Plus, the table in the kitchen will be perfect for a little DIY sweetheart table. Pro tip: The cabin has plenty of room for your photographer and videographer to stay with you if needed.
Location: Oxford, Mississippi Best for: Intimate to Mid-Sized Weddings Why we love it: Don’t let the small guest cabin fool you, this property also comes with the option to rent the main house for a larger gathering or event. They’ve even hosted a wedding before! If you need more convincing, follow the farm on Instagram to get to know your hosts and all the animals.
Location: Kansas City, Missouri Best for: Elopement Why we love it: We’re firm believers in being fully present on your wedding day, so when we saw this Airbnb named “The Slow Space” we knew it was a winner. As the listing reads: “Airy, open rooms featuring bright light, minimalist decor and a plethora of potted plants create an aura of rejuvenation”—making this space the perfect backdrop for gorgeous wedding photos.
Location: Livingston, Montana Best for: Adventurous Elopements Why we love it: Lovers of clean lines, modern design, architecture, and stargazing are sure to swoon over this home. But that’s not even the best part about The Cargill-Earl Guesthouse at Erik’s Ranch. The description from their Airbnb listing says, “Erik’s Ranch is a nonprofit organization that offers upscale lodging run by young adults with autism. They are tour guides, sous chefs, ski instructors, horse groomers, and more.” Airbnb weddings that make a difference make our hearts soar higher than the picturesque mountains behind this cabin.
Location: Plattsmouth, Nebraska Best for: Elopements Why we love it: On 11 acres of private land, this is the perfect place to truly get away. Embrace all the benefits of an outdoorsy campsite with the beauty of sleeping in an adorable glamping tent.
Location: Livingston, Montana Best for: Adventurous Elopements Why we love it: Want to venture to the middle of nowhere for your vows? We’ve found the place for you. The Death Valley House not only sits deep in the desert, but it’s one of the most stunning homes we’ve ever seen. A win-win for adventurers with an eye for design.
Location: Newbury, New Hampshire Best for: Elopements Why we love it: We are obsessed with this Sunapee Lakefront Cottage. It sits directly on the lake, so all you have to do is step outside the glass doors and you have a picture-perfect backdrop for your intimate “I do’s.”
Location: Greenwich, New Jersey Best for: Micro Weddings Why we love it: The mix of glam/posh decor inside and beautiful outdoor spaces make this Airbnb one of our favorites. We love the idea of hosting your closest pals for smores by the campfire and late-night chats on the doc. This is the perfect home for people looking for an intimate wedding coupled with a weekend experience.
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico Best for: Elopements and Micro Weddings Why we love it: We predicted pink would be one of the 2020 trending wedding colors—and we’ll be obsessed with it forever. We can picture a sweet ceremony and micro reception with this pink stucco home as your backdrop.
Location: Woodstock, New York Best for: Elopements and Micro Weddings Why we love it: Sometimes the Airbnb description says it all: “Acclaimed social realist painter Reginald Marsh’s family estate is known to be unique for Woodstock with its ball shaped junipers, a pond that brackets the house, expansive lawns, a gathering of birches, and 100-year-old cone shaped cedar trees.” That description inspires images of unique wedding photos for us.
Location: Candler, North Carolina Best for: Elopements and Micro Weddings Why we love it: When we were searching for Airbnb venues, we had to think outside the box in some states. North Carolina was one of them. Until we found The Cloud Nine. Host the ceremony in the common space with the baby grand and cool wall art as a backdrop. Utilize the outdoor patio and bring greenery. The clean design of the space makes it easy to transform into your very own.
Location: Fargo, North Dakota Best for: Elopements Why we love it: This studio apartment in North Dakota has all the industrial vibes to make for a rad elopement venue. A simple ceremony followed by a trip downtown for a delicious meal and wedding night out is all couples need in Fargo.
Location: Rockbridge, Ohio Best for: Elopements and Micro Weddings Why we love it: Centered on 18.5 acres in Hocking Hills, The Box Hop is made out of three intermodal shipping containers transformed into a home. While this place is small, there’s plenty of room for you and your closest people at the dinner table. Pro tip: Have your photographer take day-before photos of you and your boo in the hot tub!
Location: Broken Bow, Oklahoma Best for: Micro Weddings and Intimate Weddings Why we love it: This mountain top luxury cabin sleeps 20 people and is brand new! There’s plenty of recreational activities to keep you and your guests entertained all weekend long in the event you can break away from this beautiful space.
Location: Rhododendron, Oregon Best for: Elopements Why we love it: Reading this whole list makes it clear we have a thing for A-frame cabins in the woods. So, of course, we had to add this one in Oregon to the list. The natural light throughout the space will make for amazing photos and we’re particularly hopeful that someone will use the reading nook for their ceremony and send in their photos. If you need a little help envisioning how this could look for your special day, check out this elopement inspiration in the woods.
Location: Stahlstown, Pennsylvania Best for: Intimate Weddings Why we love it: Whether you’re looking to get married in the winter or summer, this Tuscan-inspired villa is the perfect space for you and your crew to enjoy a weekend celebrating. Bring everything you need with you to this home so you can spend most of your time enjoying all the things the property has to offer!
Location: Hopkinton, Rhode Island Best for: Intimate Weddings and Mid-Sized Weddings Why we love it: We’re absolutely blown away with the charm of this estate. From the fields, orchards, woods, large pond, and stone walls inside the home, there are plenty of picturesque options for your ceremony, dance floor, and photos.
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Best for: Intimate Weddings and Mid-Sized Weddings Why we love it: This beautiful, private beach house comes with all the South Carolina charm you could ever ask for. The yard features trees covered in Spanish moss, and we know any wedding would be a dream nestled on this property.
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota Best for: Elopements Why we love it: Looking to escape somewhere with horses and meadows? This home in South Dakota was built with architecture and design in mind, and comes with acres of land to explore. We can imagine couples riding off into the sunset on a motorcycle at this Airbnb.
Location: Sevierville, Tennessee Best for: Intimate Weddings and Mid-Sized Weddings Why we love it: This cabin looks like it was made with Airbnb weddings in mind! 360-degree views and many areas to choose for your ceremony site, we are already excited to see how couples create a most magical day here.
Location: Austin, Texas Best for: Intimate Weddings Why we love it: We might be a bit bias (most of the Junebug team calls Austin home), but the Texas Hill Country is the most beautiful part of the state. Nestled right on the outskirts of the Austin city limits, this lakehouse is the perfect spot for couples who wish to experience a bit of Austin nightlife in addition to their intimate wedding experience.
Location: Springdale, Utah Best for: Mid-Sized Weddings Why we love it: This place sleeps 58 people! Naturally, we think it’s already an awesome fit for mid-sized weddings. Transport the ceremony to a Mediterranean inspired location without breaking the bank. It also sits ten minutes away from Zion National Park, a place that would make for incredible couple photos.
Location: Townshend, Vermont Best for: Weddings Why we love it: If you’re searching for a farmhouse-style venue, this Airbnb home at Big Picture Farm will take your breath away. We especially love the look of the home with snow covering the grounds, but it’s equally as beautiful in the sunny months. You can’t go wrong with this one.
Location: Woodstock, Virginia Best for: Intimate Weddings and Mid-Sized Weddings Why we love it: We’re absolutely blown away with the charm of this estate. Choose from the fields, orchards, woods, large pond, and stone walls inside the home for plenty of picturesque ceremony options.
Location: Granite Falls, Washington Best for: Elopements Why we love it: Dig those PNW vibes? We found the perfect cabin. Perched high on a granite ledge, this cabin overlooks a rushing river that weaves its way through the dense, lush forest of the North Cascade mountains. It’s practically perfect in every way for a moody elopement. But don’t just take our word for it, the indoor hammock and outdoor hot tub speak for themselves.
Location: Harpers Ferry, West Virginia Best for: Micro Weddings Why we love it: This Victorian Era farmhouse is the perfect mix of old and new with the cutest log charm. A little over an hour from Baltimore and DC, this location has it all—including a large wine cellar and gorgeous green grounds. They also have experience hosting weddings!
Location: Woodstock, Virginia Best for: Intimate Weddings and Mid-Sized Weddings Why we love it: We’re absolutely blown away with the charm of this estate. There are so many outdoor seating areas it’s hard to choose a favorite which means one could host a ceremony, one could be the dance floor, and another could be the dinner area. The inside is just as spacious and offers even more flexibility for a dreamy wedding. There are plenty of picturesque options for all your wedding moments.
Location: Jackson, Wyoming Best for: Weddings Why we love it: Have you heard of Airbnb Luxe? It’s the best-of-the-best, and we saved this best for last—pay no mind that we alphabetized this list. This incredible ranch property is set on 100 acres of private land along the Snake River. The villa is laid out over four buildings, all designed to amplify the peaceful sound of the running water and set to the images of migrating wildlife.