Where Are The Best Airbnb Wedding Venues In Australia?

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You will have somewhere totally different to everyone else, but it will also probably be able to fit all of your guests in one place. You will be able to have your elopement ceremony and reception location all in one, and you automatically have an indoor backup if the weather decides to go left field on your day! Because you aren't spending all your money on a big wedding venue, you can splurge on other things like maybe a private chef for all of the celebrations or to be able to book the photographer you've been dreaming of.

I'll be outlining a few Airbnbs you can elope at in Australia. There are several factors I look at when trying to figure out if space would be a good fit for an elopement, and I will outline them briefly below so you can also begin to understand and look out for these key points during your search. For the perfect place!

Anyone who's attempted to plan a wedding will know how stressful the process can be. From finding the perfect venue to sourcing your dream dress, finding the most appropriate stationery can be overwhelming. (No wonder so many turn to wedding planners for help.) And while Australia has many great wedding venue options, they often come saddled with years-long waiting lists, strict guest number restrictions and exorbitant hire fees. So what are your other options? Many great rental properties fit the bill for aspirational wedding venues if you're willing to look outside the box.

From sprawling houses overlooking a palm tree-lined beach to charming country estates surrounded by picturesque gardens, there are myriad great options out there—just waiting for you to find them. But if you're feeling a little consumed about other wedding-related details (we don't blame you), we've done some work for you, finding some beautiful wedding destinations on Airbnb to consider for your big day. Just make sure to check with the owners of the particular accommodation whether weddings and group events are allowed before you start planning in earnest.

Keep reading to discover some dream wedding venues below.

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Light

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Natural light is great to look out for. It creates an inviting atmosphere, but your photos will also thrive. Natural light helps cast out unnatural colours from artificial lights such as lamps and creates a beautiful canvas that highlights your love and any effort you've put into creating a beautiful space.

Location

Pick something that has a view and is an area you can explore before or after your ceremony. Check in to see if it is located to things that are important to you (maybe restaurants, hiking trails, grocery stores) and make sure you know how much space on the property you have to use and if there will be enough parking for everyone (encourage those few coming to carpool, also helps the earth)

Event Policy

Before confirming your booking ensure your Airbnb host allows events. It also can't ever hurt to check in and ask if you explain the scale of your' event.' Most hosts do this to protect themselves from parties that could damage their property or cause disruption to their neighbours (so the more secluded, the better). It's always worth checking in - I've found that being honest and upfront is always best, and also, having a good history with other hosts that show up in your public profile - helps build trust and may potentially allow them to use their home for your elopement as they can see you are someone who will take care of their property. Some Airbnbs will allow elopements but might charge a fee! So another reason to check in - just in case. If you don't ask, you won't know!

Do They Check Your Boxes?

Can you imagine the home fitting into the vision for your elopement (or can you create the vibe)? Do their reviews and images give you a good idea that you know what you will be walking into? And do they accommodate things like pets if you are planning on bringing any along? Picking something that aligns with your values and is styled to coordinate with your elopement day look will help you have a day that honestly reflects you.

Tasmania

A waterfront cottage hosted in the beauty of Tasmania. A restored cabin is overflowing with small touches and thoughtful styling. With antique windows overlooking a small jetty, this place makes you feel nostalgia. You can use it for your entire elopement or just for the part. Make sure you spend a few days here loved up after getting hitched; this place holds beauty in your memories long after leaving.

Aframe, Kangaroo Valley

Nestled in the nook between the Southern Highlands and the South Coast, A-Frame Kangaroo Valley boasts a sustainable design that isn't found anywhere else in Australia. Owned by wedding magazine creators at Hello May, it is built so you can find a place to rest, reflect and connect with nature. It is open to 6 eloping couples per year, and you can find an elopement package on its website.

Tahlia Haven

Tasmania

Thalia Haven is set on its private peninsula of 130 acres, overlooking Oyster bay. Tahlia Haven boasts an almost magical aura to set your elopement full of ancient stone bedrooms and a sustainable forefront. Boasting multiple vantage points for your ceremony, alongside your private beach for those golden hour portraits, you can also have six of your closest friends (if you wish) join you on your love adventure.

15 Wharf Street, Port Douglas, Qld

If you're aspirationally a beach bride who, in reality, can't stomach the thought of not wearing a pair of heels on the big day, this might be the locale for you. Situated in the North Queensland town of Port Douglas, ocean views don't come more pristine (or more proximate) than this.

Byron Bay's Tooraloo Farm Estate, Ewingsdale, NSW

Byron Bay has become a more and more popular site for weddings, but in-the-know brides are opting for the hinterland surrounds of the region. This restored 1900s farm estate is situated just six kilometres from town, so you'll have accessibility and hectares of your land to enjoy. 

Highfield Farm House, Back Creek, NSW

Barn weddings have enjoyed sustained popularity for a reason. The rustic, romantic feel is irreplicable without an airy barn in which to drink, dine and dance the night away. This house in regional NSW is a top contender for a country-style wedding. 

Beresford Estate, Mclaren Flat, Sa

You can easily imagine this sumptuous Southern Australian estate as a wedding venue, perfect for classicists and romantics. It also houses a winery on-site, so you will well cater for all your beverage needs. 

Millfield Homestead, Millfield, NSW

First built in 1860, this Hunter Valley homestead is steeped in history and rich with character. Can't you imagine all your guests mingling on those wraparound verandahs? Plus, it's situated right in the heart of wine country, so you can locally source all the hearty reds and crisp whites you desire. 

With a range of entertaining areas, including the main house, the barn, a picturesque boat shed on the lake, and even a mineral swimming pool, the Dungowan Estate is perfectly equipped to host small weddings.

Kyneton Old Rectory, Kyneton, Victoria

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A bluestone home with a rich history–the Church of England commissioned the construction of the Old Rectory in 1850–this is an ideal wedding venue for traditionalists. With sweeping grounds and grand vistas from the living areas, this property has space for you and your guests to breathe. 

Farmhouse On Oxley, Oxley, New South Wales

Set by a tranquil lake with a jetty that leads out to it, this quaint farmhouse is the picture of rustic romance. Fitted out with found vintage furniture, laid with spotted gum floors and high, exposed beam ceilings, this country home is better suited to smaller groups or used as a base to get ready before travelling to the final venue for your big day. 

The Islander, Cowes, Victoria

With its sweeping grounds and inviting pool, this Airbnb is perfect for a summer affair. It also sleeps up to 20 and has a large, open kitchen suited for entertaining. Perfect for hosting an intimate gathering. 

Treetops Byron Bay, Byron Bay, New South Wales

In one of the most sought-after holiday destinations in the country now sits Treetops, a hinterland villa that promises escape and majestic beauty. It's ideal for post-wedding lounging, either on the crochet hammocks on the deck or by the glistening pool. 

The Oxford, Daylesford, Victoria

This home is deeply personal and eclectic, appointed with found objects and art. Set in Daylesford, Victoria, it sleeps 24 people and even has a yoga studio you can hire at an extra fee. Wander down to the nearby Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve or the region's renowned Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa for extra relaxation.

The Bolthole Pirates Bay, Eaglehawk Nest, Tasmania

The Bolthole is an architecturally designed house located on a secluded, almost six-acre block. It has direct access to nearby Pirates Bay, a pretty slice of Tasmania's south-eastern coastline. 

Hudson Valley Farmhouse

This list starts with one of the most beautiful Airbnb wedding venues that will amaze engaged couples. Located in the Hudson Valley, this New York state Airbnb is home to a house that sleeps 14 guests. However, that isn't the only reason why couples flock here to say their vows. This Airbnb has a gorgeous barn that offers great views of the Catskill Mountains. So for a Pinterest-worthy barn wedding, this Airbnb in Hudson, New York, is a great option. Also, take the guesswork out of preparations for your big day when you book an all-inclusive event package with the property owner.

Wisconsin Lake House

Couples seeking a nature-inspired wedding in the Midwest should look no further than this Wisconsin lake house Airbnb. This lakefront property is found on Madeline Island in Lake Superior. This charming home is built with 200-year-old recycled wood and offers a rustic yet romantic backdrop for a wedding affair. The home has five rooms and can sleep up to 14 guests. This particular Airbnb is ideal for small weddings of up to 35 people.

Cabin Creek Lodge

Not all the Airbnb properties on this list are ideal for large weddings. However, Cabin Creek Lodge in Washington state offers a great event venue for weddings of over 100 people. The lodge sleeps 40 people, and RVs and tents are welcome to stay on the property. This 12,000-square-foot lodge is situated in the Wenatchee National Forest, making it a great place for couples wanting a forest backdrop for their wedding day. The property has chairs, tables, tablecloths and even a commercial-grade kitchen. Cabin Creek Lodge is an Airbnb that is well-equipped for weddings.

Manor House In Hudson Valley

Another Hudson Valley Airbnb to consider for a New York state wedding is Windrift Hall, a manor on a private lake. Found in Coxsackie, New York, Windrift Hall is on 14 acres surrounded by woods, making it a secluded spot for weddings. The main house on the property can sleep 14 guests, ideal for close family or wedding party members. The historic house is just as beautiful as the grounds here. Wood-burning fireplaces and antique decor are found throughout the manor. However, there is no better spot than the pavilion that overlooks the pond for the wedding ceremony.

Mountain Escape Near Los Angeles

Los Angeles-based couples looking to escape the city for a romantic wedding experience should book the "Mountain Mermaid," a 7,000-square-foot house in the Santa Monica Mountains. Complete with 16-foot ceilings, maple floors, and a grand staircase, this Airbnb home is perfect as a wedding venue for those wanting to make a statement. This Airbnb comes with a higher price tag in Topanga, California. However, guests rave about its beauty.

Historic Mansion In Philadelphia

This historic mansion in Philadelphia offers great event space for a wedding. With a 2,000-square-foot ballroom in the home, this Philly Airbnb seems to be an ideal place for a party. Weddings up to 60 guests are allowed in this Airbnb, which is found on two acres. The home does sleep 16 comfortably. In addition to the spacious ballroom and amenities like the billiard room and gym, the home also boasts Old World charm, perfect for couples seeking a vintage-inspired event.

Wisconsin Lake House

Couples seeking a nature-inspired wedding in the Midwest should look no further than this Wisconsin lake house Airbnb. This lakefront property is found on Madeline Island in Lake Superior. This charming home is built with 200-year-old recycled wood and offers a rustic yet romantic backdrop for a wedding affair. The home has five rooms and can sleep up to 14 guests. This particular Airbnb is ideal for small weddings of up to 35 people.

Cabin Creek Lodge

Not all the Airbnb properties on this list are ideal for large weddings. However, Cabin Creek Lodge in Washington state offers a great event venue for weddings of over 100 people. The lodge sleeps 40 people, and RVs and tents are welcome to stay on the property. This 12,000-square-foot lodge is situated in the Wenatchee National Forest, making it a great place for couples wanting a forest backdrop for their wedding day. The property has chairs, tables, tablecloths and even a commercial-grade kitchen. Cabin Creek Lodge is an Airbnb that is well-equipped for weddings.

Conclusion

So, if you're on the hunt for an Airbnb wedding venue, we hope this list has given you some great ideas. Keep in mind that each of these venues offers something unique, so be sure to choose the one that best suits your needs and style. And finally, don't forget to check out our tips for hosting a successful Airbnb wedding before getting started!

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