One of the wonderful side effects of a wedding is reuniting family and friends. Whether you’re planning a destination celebration or have guests traveling from out-of-town to celebrate with you, wouldn’t it be amazing to host all of those guests together? Keep reading for some fabulous ideas on how to reimagine your wedding with Airbnb and how you may be able to win $500 toward your next stay!

Your wedding may be the one and only time all of your closest friends and relatives are together in one place, so why not relish that moment and spend as much time together as possible in an Airbnb home? Friends and family will appreciate the fact that they don’t have to stay in a stale hotel room after a long day of flying or traveling to your destination wedding. Once they arrive, they’ll love pulling up to a unique house full of family and equipped with all of the luxuries of home. Your guests can stay as family groups or with friends in one home, cook their own meals, and get ready for your wedding together with more comfort than a hotel could ever offer. And think – how nice would it be that for your friends to get together for a game night or visit a local pub while the bridal party is busy with the wedding rehearsal.

And don’t just think about your guests, consider booking an Airbnb home for you and your future spouse as well. Imagine starting the day, just the two of you, looking out over the mountains or onto a secluded beach. Drink a cup of coffee together and enjoy your last few minutes of solitude. Your parents can come spend the morning with you before the wedding (we promise this time will be more precious than you can ever imagine).  And if you choose the right home, you may even be able to use your Airbnb as a quaint setting for an intimate wedding or reception. It would be so nice to party the night away with those close to you, then walk right inside to a warm bed and cuddle up next to your new spouse.

Renting an Airbnb could also be the perfect option for your bachelor or bachelorette party! All your friends can stay together in one home, keeping connected while having enough personal space to make sure you don’t want to kick anyone out of your bridal party after the trip is over.

To help you start planning your Airbnb wedding, Airbnb is offering one Once Wed reader the chance to win $500 toward their next Airbnb stay!

CLOSED: The Winner is: Diane Millay!

HOW TO ENTER: Please leave your email in the comment section to enter. And as a bonus, include a link to your dream property to double your chances of winning with a bonus entry!  Contest ends September 15th- winner will be chosen at random. If you’re struggling to find the right property for your wedding, check out some of our favorites here!

Wedding Images: Meghan Kay Sadler | Property Images: Courtesy of Airbnb (Strawbale Cabin, Joshua Tree Green Haus)


Comments (32)

Mark McGowran | Reply

Love this idea – this Martello tower would be such a cool place to stay for our wedding in Ireland next year, https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/4263088

Penny Lamoreaux | Reply

Pick me please? ; )

Emilee Pelletied | Reply

Bali is one place at the top of my travel list and I love this property because it melds a modern style of airy open spaces with an earthy and authentic feel of a warm color palette and natural materials. Also, close to the beach and who doesn’t love all the giant windows welcoming in natural light!:)

Michelle | Reply


Because we want to elope and this would be the perfect place for a wedding photographer and chef to get hitched!


Jordan Troublefield | Reply

How dreamy is this 1859 Sea Captains house? And right here in the US… Could definitely make a weekend of it!

Diane | Reply

I’m loving the rustic ocean view home in The Sea Ranch, California, property #1511857.

Jessica | Reply


This would be a dream honeymoon for my new husband and I!! https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/465810?s=TIre

Navya | Reply

We’d love to plan our 4 year anniversary this winter here! https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2217886?s=9

Jess | Reply


Love anything with palm trees!

Nicole | Reply

Would absolutely love to host the family here for our wedding in the area next year. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2642540

Morgan Forney | Reply

Our dream would be to honeymoon here! Cant wait to experience Airbnb someday!

Morgan Forney | Reply

would love to go on our honeymoon here!

Jason Kovick | Reply

My partner and I are excited to finally be able to get married!