Advice for getting married at an AirBnB

We’re hoping to get married at an Air BnB - and make a wedding weekend out of it. Are there any logistical things that we need to think about that would be different from getting married at a traditional wedding venue? Things we need to consider?

Question Asked: 27/05/2021 Wedding Date: 9/08/2018

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Little Things Events


(0) Posted: 28/05/2021

Helly lovely, this can be such a wonderful way to have a beautiful intimate wedding! A few things I would recommend checking into are:

  1. Firstly, do they allow events and weddings - absolutely 100% make sure they are across your plans, and keep them updated as you go so there are no crossed wires, and you don't get shut down half way through the night
  2. What restrictions there might be decoration wise - things like what you can hang (fairy lights, festoon lights etc), what materials you can use (glitter, petals, rice etc) and structurally what you can and can't do (if you're thinking of bringing in a marquee or tipi for example)
  3. Noise restrictions - being a residential property, how close are the neighbours, and what are the sound restrictions? Do you need to start earlier and finish at 10pm? If you are bringing in a DJ or band how will they monitor their sound level? Again, it would be awful to have a sound complaint interrupt the party!
  4. Parking - how many cars can the property fit and what are the nearby parking options like? Do you need to look into a group transport option such as a bus?
  5. Kitchen facilities - try to arrange a time for your caterer to see the kitchen space in person ahead of the big day so  you know if there is anything additional that you need to bring in so that they can get food out at the required times? 
  6. Bond and clean up - who is doing the clean up after, are you hiring a company to do it or managing yourselves? What does the bond look like for any damages and breakages and how will you manage this with your guests to ensure the property is respected?

Feel free to reach out if you have any more questions about how to arrange anything! Good luck with your planning. xx

Solstice Events

Sydney |Wollongong | South Coast | Southern Highlands | Hunter Valley | Central Coast

(9) Posted: 28/05/2021

Hi there!

Definitely a good question to ask! A few thinigs you need to consider are:

- does the Airbnb allow events. This is something I would be careful with because you wouldn't want someone shutting down your wedding

- if events are allowed, do they allow live music, is there a certain decibal you need to stick to etc. (this can also happen at wedding venues)

- what is the parking situation, will you need to organise buses for your guests (consider turning circles for larger buses)

- accessible bathrooms and are there enough bathroom facilities for your group size. If a larger property you can always bring some mobile bathrooms in.

- you will need to bring in all furniture, tableware, styling items (this can also happen at wedding venues)

- there may be restrictions on what styling items you can bring in (i.e. hanging fairy lighting and installations) 

- you may need to bring in catering equipment if the kitchen doesn't cater to what your caterer needs (this however can also happen at wedding venues)

It is definitely doable and can make for an AMAZING dday however ensure you consider the above.

I hope that helps! :)

Warrior Rose Events

Brisbane, Gold Coast, Toowoomba

(8) Posted: 28/05/2021

Hello! I planned a wedding at an AirBnB in October 2020 and it was lovely. A few things worthy of note are:

  • Some AirBnBs issue a surcharge to use the venue for events or weddings due to plumbing or space concerns on the property
  • Consider the location and parking nearby - you don't want guests driving through heavy trees or winding driveways late after a wedding, or walking too far to get to an Uber
  • The AirBnB might have restrictions on decor, such as if you wanted a marquee or tipi as these often need to be pegged into the ground and could hit water pipes etc.
  • You may or may not need a vendor with COVID Safe plan depending on the size of the space and the number of guests you're expecting
  • Some vendors may issue a slight surcharge depending on the venue's facilities (but it's unlikely) and if the vendor needs to provide anything extra to work your event.
  • The venue may not have wheelchair access or bathrooms if required
  • Depending on the layout of the venue, you may or may not have as much privacy as you want while getting ready in the morning and could struggle not to see your soon-to-be spouse if you're trying to follow tradition

Overall, it's a great option for a venue, just make sure to work out all the kinks first :)

Good luck, you've got this!

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