With the recent rise in popularity of elopements more and more options for venues have become available to choose from. Airbnb’s and Vrbo’s offer some of THE coolest places for you to have your elopement. There are a ton of options with a lot of personality making them perfect for an elopement or smaller wedding gathering. To show you exactly what I mean check out my top 6 Wisconsin based Airbnbs and Vrbos that are perfect for your elopement!
When booking an Airbnb or Vrbo for your elopement it’s important to check if they allow events to be hosted at their space. On both sites scroll down towards the bottom of the listing to see if events and parties are allowed. If events are not allowed but your heart is set on a location check to see how many people they allow. In that situation be sure to keep your wedding festivities tame and under control to respect the property owner’s policies.
Once you find an Airbnb or Vrbo that you’d like to have your elopement at start the booking process. Make sure that you mention your plans to the owner when booking. Give them a headcount, plans on what your day will look like, and how many people will be spending the night. It’s important to be honest with them so both parties know what they are getting into. Once they approve you’ll be good to go and you can start planning and prepping for your Wisconsin Airbnb elopement!
The places listed below as of 03/30/2022 have the okay to host small weddings and events. Please note this is always subject to change and that you should always check out the listing before booking.
This property is located just 10 minutes away from all of the major Wisconsin Dells Parks and is the perfect spot for an intimate wedding or elopement. Located within a subdivision, the owners of this Airbnb have a place surrounded by foliage giving you some privacy. There is plenty of space for your event and a beautiful backdrop for your intimate ceremony. Then outside of your wedding day, there is plenty to do throughout the Dells.
This refurbished barn has 7 bedrooms and can sleep up to 20 people. Located on its own 20-acre property this spot is equipped with a bar, back deck, and two kitchens! Picture your intimate wedding day relaxing with friends looking out over the open space that is this property.
This summertime retreat is equipped with its own private swimming lake, volleyball court, and outdoor bar. There is plenty of space to lounge with your friends and soak in the sun before tying the knot. Rent this spot with your closest friends and family to celebrate your wedding.
This gorgeous cabin in Spring Green Wisconsin has so much space for a party of up to 18. Looking out over the Wisconsin River this VRBO has everything you need for a relaxing getaway for your elopement. Along with plenty of space, there is a beautiful view of the Wisconsin River. Get married on the deck looking over the river and celebrate with an intimate dinner.
Similar to the listing above, this location also comes with its own private swimming lake. The location also has a bar set up, a fire pit, and plenty of privacy. In the middle of 72 acres of land, this VRBO is the perfect spot for your intimate wedding day. Invite your closest family and friends for a one-of-a-kind celebration.
This gorgeous cabin located on the edge of the Wisconsin Dells is perfect for any couple who wants the best of both worlds. Located close to the Dells, you have plenty of access to all the Dells have to offer. Then you also have an intimate retreat to come back to at the end of the day.
The great thing about planning an intimate wedding at an Airbnb is that you get to really call all the shots. Food, drinks, desserts, activities, there really are no limits or rules to what your day will bring. As you’re planning your stay and wedding day events though, there are a couple of things to keep in mind.
As you plan your intimate wedding or an elopement at your Wisconsin Airbnb, it is important to plan ahead in terms of the legalities that come with getting married. More than likely you’ll travel to a different county, state, or even country for your ceremony. It is important to do some research on exactly what is involved in getting married in the location you plan to host your wedding.
If you want to make things easier on yourself, consider getting legally married in your home county before or after the wedding day celebration. That way, the government is out of the equation and when you’re at your wedding day, all you have to focus on is being present with your people.
When you plan an intimate destination wedding, a lot of the time you end up spending multiple days at your location with a larger group of people. Make sure on your wedding invitations to include details on what you’re providing in terms of food and stay. You might provide breakfast, lunch and dinner on your wedding day, but past that, don’t feel like you have to provide anything else.
If you’re in a more centralized location like the Dells or near a city, consider ordering takeout for your guests. If you’re a more cook-at-home type, consider asking a family member to barbeque for your intimate wedding.
As for the day of, providing a rough game plan for your guests is super important. When are you getting ready? When will the ceremony be? Do you need help with setup, do you need any errands run? These are all things to include/mention as your day gets closer. Your friends and family are going to want to help out, but make sure they know ahead of time if they have any responsibilities, that way everything falls into place just as you envisioned it.
With smaller intimate wedding days, know that you have plenty of options in terms of decorations. Make sure to check with your Airbnb when it comes to what is allowed on the property in terms of lighting and hanging things up. Then plan ahead. If you are having an arbor delivered, know exactly where it will be set up. Put someone in charge of things like boutonnieres and table settings, or hire someone to do the setup!
One of the best parts of an intimate wedding is having the freedom to really do whatever the heck you want. For my clients, I suggest creating a rough timeline with all of the basics. Things like getting ready start time, ceremony start time and rough dinner start time. That way there is a little bit of structure and people know where they need to be and when. Past that though, you can have as much or as little structure as you want!
If you’re planning your intimate elopement, check out this Wisconsin Airbnb Elopement for inspiration on how to set up your wedding day!