How to Plan an Airbnb Elopement - Courtney Lynn

How to Plan an Airbnb Elopement

Benefits of having an Airbnb Elopement

Airbnb’s can be pretty dang amazing for your elopement! They can add a such a fun and unique touch to your elopement day! I absolutely love it when couples choose to stay at an Airbnb during their elopement, because it makes for a great place to get ready, to come back and have a bonfire outside, cuddle up inside with a cup of tea, cook yourselves dinner or even have your ceremony there! The ways to utilizable a cute cabin or house for your Airbnb Elopement are truly endless.

Often times you’ll have access to nearby hiking trails, access to quiet beaches, or you’ll be secluded out in the forest and mountains and have the area all to yourselves to go exploring! Doesn’t get much better than that, right?!

Another way having an Airbnb elopement can benefit you is you got yourself a back up location in case it starts to completely down pour, you encounter an afternoon thunderstorm, or even snow or sleet and it gets dangerous for you to be outside. It’s the perfect back up plan as you’ll have yourself a cute place to be inside and celebrate safely!

Also, if you’re choosing to elope with your closest loved ones an Airbnb elopement is the perfect choice to host everyone. If you have elderly family celebrate with you and hiking isn’t an option choosing to have your ceremony around the Airbnb is a great solution. Then, you and your new spouse can go hiking on a nearby trail or hop in the car and go hit up a few gorgeous locations to explore!

Questions to Ask before booking an Airbnb for your elopement

Where is the Airbnb located?

Location is huge even if it’s just you’re just using it to get ready at and celebrate afterwards! It’s even more important if you do choose to have your ceremony at the Airbnb. After all, a beautiful backdrop and view is what makes an incredible ceremony location! Be sure to look into these questions when considering booking a place:

  • How much property does the Airbnb come with?
  • Will you have access to the whole property?
  • Is there enough parking space if you have your friends and family there?
  • How private is the Airbnb? Are there neighbors close by?
  • How far is your Airbnb to your ceremony location or to the spot you want to go explore?

Does the host allow gatherings and events?

When you’re looking for the perfect Airbnb be sure to read through the details and make sure that they allow gatherings at their place. This of course applies to you if you’re having more than just a handful of your loved ones with you, but always be sure to double check with the host if it isn’t super clear! Some other great resources to check out are VBRO, GlampingHub, HomeAway, Boutique Homes, Under Canvas and Book a Treehouse if you’re looking for an international location.

What do the reviews look like?

Okay this is probably obvious, but be sure to read through a chunk of the reviews to make sure you know what to expect and to hear what other have experienced there! You definitely don’t want to show up and be surprised or shocked by something unexpected.

Is there a noise ordinance?

This might not be directly answered through reading the details online, so if you have questions don’t hesitate to reach out to the host. If it’s just the two of you then this probably won’t be an issue, but if you’re having 10-20 people and playing some music it would probably be a good thing to double check! You definitely don’t want to put a damper onto your celebrations!


bride and groom walk to ceremony spot during their Airbnb Elopement

Check out some of my favorite spots for your Airbnb Elopement!

This list could go on and on, but for your inspiration and to get an idea of some epic places to stay here are few for you to check out!

Washington Airbnb Elopement Locations

Check out my Complete Guide for Eloping in Washington State!

Montana Airbnb Elopement Locations

Check out tips for Eloping in Montana and my How to Elope in Glacier National Park!


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Oregon Airbnb Elopement Locations

Utah Airbnb Elopement Locations

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Idaho Airbnb Elopement Locations

Get Started Planning Your Epic Airbnb Elopement!

This doesn’t even begin to cover the list of amazing places to stay for your Airbnb Elopement! As an experienced Elopement Photographer, I’m here to guide you through every single step of planning your elopement. I’m going to help you take your vision and turn it into the most incredible day ever by giving you amazing ideas, helping you find your perfect location and help you put together and plan out the logistics and details of your entire elopement day so that you won’t be stressed and can fully enjoy every moment throughout your day.

Are you ready for the most epic experience?! >>Contact me and let’s do this!!<<

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You probably have a million thoughts running through your head making you a bit overwhelmed.

How does this work? What can I do during my elopement? How do I choose my location? Is the ceremony legal? Can I elope with family?

One of the reasons you're probably eloping is because you want to have a stress-free day, but with so much uncertainty on how to plan an elopement how is it even possible?!

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