While the popularity of couples getting married in their dream destinations still reigns supreme, couples are now also getting increasingly creative by booking unique spaces found on the Airbnb platform.
With more than 3 million homes on Airbnb, this gives couples the exclusive backdrop as they exchange their vows, while not having to break your bank while planning your dream destination wedding. And Airbnb sees this happening. Based on the company’s data, Airbnb has seen a spike in 108 percent growth in Wish Lists titled “Weddings” on Airbnb.
Robin, a June bride who held her wedding reception in an Airbnb in Mount Prospect shares her experience “My husband and I rented this beautiful home to host our wedding reception. We had almost 50 family members over to celebrate, and everyone fit more than comfortably in the gorgeous backyard and were in awe of the space overall. The house is perfect: stunning decor, spacious rooms, impeccably clean, and in a great location, too! Our guests especially loved the kitchen area, where we were able to serve a buffet style dinner easily.” Her host was also accommodating and communicative throughout the process.
Not only is it an incredible experience to gather your family and close friends together, the intimate setting coupled with being isolated from the rest of the world will surely elevate this momentous occasion. You could also extend your trip and dive right into your honeymoon.
To help you kickstart your destination wedding planning, Airbnb has put together a list of homes that can house your wedding party with an amazing view.
Blindwhale in Jeju (Korea)
Located in one of the most historic villages in Jeju, Jocheon, Blindwhale is a traditional stone house that has been around for a hundred years. With the ocean in the background and a bamboo forest yard, surround your wedding with picturesque nature.
Seaview Villa in Hayama (Japan)
Spanning over 1,000 square meters, this three-story property can be found in Hayama where the emperor’s shrine can also be found. Apart from overlooking the beautiful pool and sea, Mount Fuji can also be seen on a clear day.
Stunning Hilltop Retreat (India)
Have your wedding set atop the hills at these villas. With three villas in this private forest estate, there will be enough beds for you and your guests. Don’t think you’ll be needing it as you be wilding your night away on the dancefloor!
Fairytale Wedding (New Zealand)
If you are looking for a fairytale landscape straight out of storybooks, the Mudcastle sit in the heart of the Nelson region — surrounded with wineries, beaches and mountains.
Beachfront Estate (Indonesia)
Enjoy a dip in the pool with your wedding guests in this gorgeous villa that is covers over 1,200 square meters. With a full-time staff of 15 people catering to your every whim, you can leave your wedding worries at the door.
Heart of the City (Korea)
If you want a convenient city spot for your big day, this home will be perfect for you. Situated near a major train station, it has a great garden space right out front that can be converted into a delightful garden wedding.