From Castles to Cabins to Desert Retreats: The Unique Airbnb Wedding Venues We Love Most

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With more and more couples wanting to plan an intimate wedding and looking for a unique space, it’s no surprise that having your wedding venue at an airbnb is becoming a popular idea. With so many options to choose from including properties in the California desert to the Italian countryside, there are loads of amazing airbnb venues for your dream day! Each rental on this list is open to events and many have already hosted a wedding or two. Like many venues, you’ll want to get in early. But that’s where the similarity in traditional venues ends!

You’ll definitely want to check out this helpful article on How to Plan an Airbnb wedding as well if you decide to go this route. Scroll on to find your perfect DIY space, or desert retreat, or mountain cabin…there is truly something for everyone!

{above photo by Henry Tieu Photography}

Unique Airbnb Wedding Venues

Mid-Century Modern Compound — Palm Springs, California

Palm Springs compound Airbnb for weddings

10 guests · 5 bedrooms · 6 beds · 4 baths

It’s hard to narrow down our favorite desert retreats, but we’re partial to the ones that feature 2 or more buildings like this mid-century beaut. One of the top Airbnb wedding tips from planners and brides alike is to have a separate space to get ready. Plus, if you’re guests are staying with you on the property, you’ll get a little seclusion while still being part of the party!

Constellation Compound — Joshua Tree, California

Joshua Tree Airbnb compound for weddings

9 guests · 4 bedrooms · 4 beds · 2.5 baths

The compound features two houses — each with their own private hot tub under the stars. Convinced yet? Just 15 minutes from the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park, you can book extra add-ons like in-house massages, yoga classes, and farm-fresh egg delivery.

The Cottage at Windaboo — Byron Hinterland, Australia

Byron Bay Airbnb for Weddings

6 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 1 bath

Follow the smell of eucalyptus to this sweet retreat in the Bryon Hinterland. Windaboo cottage sits on 120 acres of remnant rainforest, organic farmland, and rolling hills that are home to families of koalas, wallabies, bandicoots, and tawnys. The cottage features modern artwork and eclectic furnishings, and a backyard perfect for a small ceremony.

Cozy River Cabin— Mt. Ranier, Washington

A-frame wedding venue Airbnb

6 guests · 1 bedroom · 3 beds · 1 bath

The original 1960’s A-frame cabin is surrounded by unobstructed views of the river and mountains in beautiful National Forest — aka, get ready for some peace and quiet. As you can see in the photo above, this green cutie is the most darling backdrop for a small elopement!

Ancient Priory as seen on C4 Extraordinary Escapes — Suffolk, England

English Abbey Airbnb wedding venue

15 guests · 5 bedrooms · 9 beds · 5 baths

If you think the outside is gorgeous just wait until you see the inside. Atmospheric and unique, the fabulous stone vaulted arches, huge fireplaces, enormous bedrooms, and the very fabric of the building is steeped in romance and history. A fairy tale castle venue if we ever saw one!

Villa Clarisse Bali — Kuta Utara, Bali

Bali Airbnb wedding venue

10 guests · 5 bedrooms · 5 beds · 5.5 baths

We feel totally zenned out just flipping through the photos of the Villa Clarisse Bali! Tranquil is the word here for the sprawling villa enclosed in lush, tropical gardens. You better bet there is a dreamy pool for unlimited lounging plus plenty of outdoor areas for a downright dreamy ceremony.

The 1975-Luxury Cabin— Pinetop, Arizona

cabin weddingphoto: Lex + Jake

Arizona cabin Airbnb wedding venue

13 guests · 3 bedrooms · 9 beds · 3 baths

We’ll just say it: this space is PRETTY. The decor is totally down our Pinterest alley with modern finishes like concrete, wood, leather, linen, metal, and marble. Nevermind the fact that its adorable facade is near all the best outdoor activities: skiing, snowboarding and tubing in the winter, and hiking, mountain biking, scenic lift rides, zip lines and fishing in the summertime. Your adventurous elopement/wedding getaway awaits.

Cabin Creek Lodge — Easton, Washington

Family cabin Airbnb for wedding venue

40+ guests · 6 bedrooms · 35 beds · 8.5 baths

The 12,000 sq ft. lodge is no stranger to weddings and events. Everything you need is already on-site from chairs to audio equipment, AND you’re welcome to bring in your own vendors for a DIY day. And with no sound restrictions, it sounds like a “party all night” situation to us.

Italian Countryside Farmhouse— Tavernelle di Panicale, Italy

Italian Airbnb venue for your wedding

20+ guests · 7 bedrooms · 7 baths

This is just one of three farmhouses recently restored and originally built in 1700, all situated on a dreamy olive-oil producing estate. You can rent all three to sleep up to 60 if your guest list is growing and you’re thinking central Italy is the place to be. (Spoiler alert: it most definitely is.)

Cactus Moon Retreat + Yoga Studio — Yucca Valley, CA

Boho Joshua Tree Weddingphoto: Eden Strader Photography from this Boho Wedding at an Airbnb in Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree Airbnb for Weddings

14 guests · 6 bedrooms · 11 beds · 3 baths

Take in the Little San Bernardino Mountains while you enjoy a relaxing retreat with your guests in the desert! Complete with a yoga studio and situated on 2.5 gorgeous acres under starry skies, you’re never far from a dreamy photo op or a relaxing view. The retreat space features 3 buildings that you’ll get all to yourself: the main house, a pool house, and a yoga studio.

(PS: This Airbnb was featured in this Joshua Tree Wedding on GWS!)

The River House on the Pedernales — Spicewood, Texas

Texas Airbnb home on the river

16+ guests · 6 bedrooms · 8 beds · 4 baths

Head down south to celebrate the Texas way! The property includes the main house for guests and a private cottage for the couple. You’ll also have access to the cute barn that overlooks the river. Ceremony spot, anyone?

La Casa Grande de Zujaira — Granada, Spain

Spanish hotel wedding venue Airbnb

12 guests · 6 bedrooms · 12 beds · 6.5 baths

There is a lot of history in this 1870-built property once home to Arab kings. And the views are certainly fit for a king! It’s a boutique hotel-style rental, but you can reserve the entire space for a magical and memorable stay.

Windrift Hall — Coxsackie, New York

New York Airbnb home for weddings

14 guests · 5 bedrooms · 12 beds · 2.5 baths

This beautifully restored 1790s manor house in the Hudson Valley is surrounded by secret gardens and magical alcoves, just 2 hours from New York City. It’s outfitted to host weddings with a beautiful pavilion from its hilltop perch. And did we mention the private lake?


Did you find a fave? Don’t forget to peruse these tips before you book!

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