Dazzling AirBnb Wedding Venues Colorado For An Epic Wedding

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Wondering how to find the best airbnb wedding venues in Colorado? We’ve got you covered friend, we’ve been to a few already and have compiled a list of 20 airbnbs for your elopement or mountain wedding! After much searching, we found that most lists were fairly basic and we wanted to help you out by creating an Airbnb wedding venue list for Colorado that is organized by look and feel.

Hey friend, we’re Emmy and Brittany, elopement photographers and photography experience makers. You see, we understand that your wedding day should be more about your experience than anything else, which is why we created this airbnb wedding venues Colorado list just for you. We’re going to break it down like this:

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Before we jump into the airbnb wedding venues in Colorado, I want to make sure you know all about how to have an airbnb wedding. While it is easy to go browse Airbnb, it’s important to know a few rules.

Suitable For Events

bride and groom sitting at the table with their family after their wedding ceremony at an airbnb wedding venue

You’ll want to make sure that the airbnb or rental properties you are looking at are all right with you hosting your wedding or having a party there. Airbnb recently removed its “Suitable for Events” filter in 2020 (for obvious reasons), which is why they’ve become a lot harder to find. But here are some tips to get around that.

Check VRBO

Head on over to VRBO to check out Vrbo Weddings. VRBO has kept their “Suitable for Events” filter active for searching through listings. So start your search there, then you have the option to search for the same home on Airbnb if you prefer booking with them. You can also check out this vacation rental site called Turnkey.

Between VRBO, Airbnb and Turnkey , you may be able to find the perfect vacation rentals Colorado wedding.

Airbnb Or VRBO?

Here’s the difference between Airbnb & VRBO

AirbnbVRBO
Most trusted vacation rentals with millennialsMost trusted vacation rental site for Baby Boomers or Gen X
May have less options for popular dates or last minute bookings. Has more less known spots that may not be listed on Airbnb
Has better quality photos of locationsPoor photos may just be because the owner doesn’t have access to nice ones but the place is just as nice!
Better user experienceSite is usable and easily understood
Stay Experience Usually High Quality if has good ratingsStay Experience Usually High Quality if has good ratings

Follow The Guidelines

groom laughing as his best man gives a speech at his backyard airbnb wedding

Before you decide to throw caution to the wind and have an airbnb wedding without asking, know that you could get kicked out of your airbnb and banned from using the service in general.

For everyone to continue having access to Airbnb properties for their small weddings or elopements, couples must do their part to take care of these homes and respect the rules.

Contact The Airbnb Hosts Directly

With the option to message a host before you book, you can simply write up a template email to send to different airbnb wedding venues that piqued your interest, tell them how many people will be at your wedding and how you plan to use the property. 

Can you elope at an airbnb? Some hosts may be okay with it if you ask them!

Pro Tip: Be clear on how you’ll use the property. Many rental homes on airbnb have been destroyed by people who partied and didn’t respect the owners or the space. So if you give the host the assurance that you will be respectful and care well for their property, they may be more likely to say yes!

Airbnb Wedding Location

bride holding flowers outside her airbnb wedding venue Colorado

Do you plan on getting married somewhere outdoors? This state is full of epic Colorado elopement locations, but you’ll want to consider having at least a ceremony spot before you get your airbnb booked. We love that airbnb can serve as a backup location if the weather turns or a place to host an intimate reception with a private chef. 

Now, before you get stressed out that you need to have your WHOLE wedding day planned and all your locations figured out, why don’t you set up a free consultation with us and we can guide you through some next steps!

We’re Colorado elopement photographers, but we’re also photography experience makers and are here to help

Airbnb Reception

Many airbnb’s have minimal supplies stocked in the space, so if you’d like a specific look or feel, consider hiring a wedding stylist, wedding planner, or someone to help you craft the details of your wedding vision. This could mean chair and table rentals too. 

Airbnb Wedding Timeline

Pro Tip: Instead of showing up the day of your wedding to your airbnb wedding venue Colorado, arrive a day or a few days beforehand to get settled in! Maybe even take time to gently hide away items in the home that don’t match your style or the look you want for the elopement, such as random stuffed animals or tacky throw blankets.

Enjoy your morning by getting ready in separate rooms or parts of the house if you plan to do a first look.

Have your pre-reception meals planned out or pre-ordered to be delivered to you! Getting hangry never feels good, especially on your wedding day!

For more timeline help, we’d love to come alongside you as your Colorado elopement photographers and guides. We can make sure you catch the best light for where and when you’re having your elopement wedding!

Or you can sneak on over to our elopement timeline guide!

wedding details of an airbnb wedding venue in Colorado

Leave A Thank You Gift

While you may be paying for your airbnb experience it really cannot hurt to thank your hosts for letting you use their space for your wedding day experience. Leave a gift for them when you part, or message them with a way to mail them a thank you card as they may not live on the property or do cleaning themselves. 

We believe generosity goes a long way!

 

Airbnb Wedding Venues in the Colorado Mountains

Have we talked about how amazing the Colorado mountains are yet? Because they are freaking awesome. This is why these airbnb wedding venues Colorado are perfect for all the mountain lovers. But we get it, the different spots may all start to blend together in your head which is why we are breaking it down for you!

Airbnb Wedding Venues Colorado | Wood Cabins

These homes are the traditional Colorado look of a wood cabin.

airbnb wedding venue Colorado Winterfell rental home
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Why We Chose It: This is a Luxe Airbnb, meaning it’s a higher class with higher standards. It has gorgeous views, and outdoor amenities that would be perfect for a small wedding gathering to enjoy time with family and friends, but enough square footage for you to have your own space when you need it.

Guest Limit: 13

Price: $$

Location: Telluride Mountain Village, Colorado

Close to These Well Known Locations:   Telluride

Activities & Elopement Locations: Hiking, skiing, cross country ski, atv tours, snowmobile tours, mountain passes, hot springs, waterfalls.  

Airbnb Elopement Colorado we’ve photographed in this area:

airbnb wedding venue Colorado seventy A rental home
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Why We Chose It: Another Luxe property, this home has some serious style and Colorado wood cabin feel without being tacky or feeling outdated. Also, we may be softies for great bathrooms and this one has an epic copper bathtub that looks super romantic for any couple!

Guest Limit: 8

Price: $$

Location: Gypsum, Colorado

Close to These Well Known Locations:  Vail, Glenwood Springs

Activities & Elopement Locations: Mountain Passes, hiking, skiing, waterfalls.

Airbnb Weddings we’ve photographed in this area:

airbnb wedding venue Colorado Po Cabin rental home
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Why We Chose It: The guest size is helpful with the affordable price, we also absolutely adore Granby and this side of Rocky Mountain National Park that is highly underrated because everyone heads to Estes Park. Speaking of which, Check out our Rocky Mountain National Park Wedding guide!

Guest limit: 10  

Price: $$

Location: Gradby, Colorado 

Close to These Well Known Locations: 

  • 30 minutes from Winter Park
  • 30 minutes from the east entrance to Rocky Mountain National park which is only open in Summer)  

Activities & Elopement Locations: Skiing, cross country skiing, explore James Peak Wilderness, cute mountain towns

Airbnb Weddings we’ve photographed in this area:

airbnb wedding venue Colorado National forest rental home
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Why We Chose It: We love how secluded this area is for a super intimate feel. Also, this little cabin has killer views from every window! You really cannot beat it. Plus, a fire pit and hot tub, at the price point, we think this airbnb wedding venue is a serious hidden gem for couples looking to elope!

Guest Limit: 6

Price: $

Location: Nathrop, Colorado

Close to These Well Known Locations:  Buena Vista 

Activities & Elopement Locations: hot springs, mountain passes, hiking, chalk canyons, cute mountain towns.

Airbnb Weddings we’ve photographed in this area:

airbnb wedding venue Colorado Pauls rental home
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Why We Chose It: The guest size is helpful here with the amount of space and that epic porch, perfect for evening sunset watching! Not to mention the killer price point!

Guest Limit: 12

Price: $

Location: Hartsel, Colorado

Close to These Well Known Locations:   Buena Vista (Check out this Buena Vista elopement!)

Activities &  Elopement Locations: hot springs, mountain passes, hiking, chalk canyons, cute mountain towns.

Airbnb Weddings we’ve photographed in this area:

For more modern homes for your airbnb wedding venue check out our page here.

Airbnb Wedding Venues Colorado | Ranch Style Home

airbnb wedding venue Blue Sky rental home
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Why We Chose It: A bit like going to your own private resort. We love how big this place is! Also with a wonderful backyard, complete with hot tub and fire pit with awesome mountain views. This one comes with a higher price tag, but looks so marvelous and secluded.

Guest Limit: 14

Price: $$

Location: Black Hawk, Colorado

Close to These Well Known Locations:   Nederland, Brainard Recreation Area

Activities & Elopement Locations: Skiing at Eldora, Mountain Passes, hiking, exploring, mountain towns, fishing

Airbnb Weddings we’ve photographed in this area: 

airbnb wedding venue Colorado Summit Shockhill rental home
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Why We Chose It: An airbnb Luxe, this is one if you want to feel like a high roller for your wedding. We love the guest size, bed amounts and bathroom size. Not to mention, it’s a ski-in and -out cabin with a super luscious interior. You’ll feel like royalty! 

Guest Limit: 16

Location: Breckenridge, Colorado

Close to These Well Known Locations:   Well we hope you know breckenridge!

Activities & Elopement Locations: Check out our Breckenridge Elopement Locations guide to help you learn more!

Airbnb Weddings we’ve photographed in this area:

airbnb wedding venue Colorado Intimate Mountain rental home
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Why We Chose It:  We love how modern this cabin is with bright light streaming in. A big thing we struggle with about Colorado cabins is the dark wood look that is super romantic, but let’s be honest, extremely hard to photograph well. We love the modern touches in this home.

Guest Limit: 7

Price: $$

Location: Breckenridge, Colorado

Close to These Well Known Locations:  Well we hope you know breckenridge!

Activities & Elopement Locations: Check out our Breckenridge Elopement Locations guide to help you learn more!

Airbnb Weddings we’ve photographed in this area:

For more luxury cabins airbnb wedding venues, check out our page.

Airbnb Wedding Venues Colorado | Modern Home

airbnb wedding venue Colorado Private Luxury Aspen rental home
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Why We Chose It: If you want to feel like you went out of the country to Italy or the south of France, this should be your airbnb wedding venue! This place is stellar with its own pool, super host ratings, modern luxurious interior, and epic views. You’ll feel like you went to your own private villa. This comes with the price tag to boot, but once you see more, you’ll be like us: “Uh, when are we packing our bags?”

Guest Limit: 16

Price: $$

Location: Snowmass, Colorado

Close to These Well Known Locations:   Aspen

Activities & Elopement Locations: Hiking, Maroon Bells, Skiing, snowmobiling, atv riding, horseback riding

Airbnb Weddings we’ve photographed in this area:

airbnb wedding venue Colorado Modern Mountain rental home
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Why We Chose It: We love this adorable modern style house. It has a homey feel to it. We love the guest size and it’s on the more affordable price side, also in the Granby area which is another underrated area of Colorado!

Guest Limit: 10

Price: $

Location: Tabernash, Colorado

Close to These Well Known Locations:   Winter Park, Granby

Activities & Elopement Locations: Adorable mountain town, skiing, adventure parks, white water river rafting, mountain passes, hiking  

Airbnb Weddings we’ve photographed in this area:

airbnb wedding venue Colorado Opulent rental home
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Why We Chose It: We are in love with all the bright light and modern interiors in this home, and it still maintains a very “Colorado” feel. It’s an airbnb Plus, so it’s known for its extra goodies like good design in the home and high quality host. We also love that this is in Crested Butte which is another hidden gem of Colorado that is a bit out of the way but well worth it. 

Guest Limit: 4

Price: $$$

Location: Crested Butte, Colorado

Close to These Well Known Locations:   Crested Butte,

Activities & Elopement Locations: Hiking, wild flowers, skiing, horseback riding, mountain biking, mountain passes

Airbnb Weddings we’ve photographed in this area:

airbnb wedding venue Colorado Walk To Vail rental home
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Why We Chose It:  The design of this home is super slick and modern. It’s an airbnb Plus which means you can expect higher-end service. We love that you can walk to Vail village from here if you want to enjoy all the delights of this lovely ski town.

Guest Limit: 10

Price:  $$$

Location: Vail, Colorado

Close to These Well Known Locations:   Vail, Frisco, Aspen

Activities & Elopement Locations: Mountain town, Skiing, atv riding, snowmobiling, mountain passes, overlooks, exploring, mountain biking

Airbnb Weddings we’ve photographed in this area:

For more airbnb wedding venues in Colorado that are wood cabins, visit our favorite page here.

Airbnb Wedding Venues Colorado | Luxury Cabins

airbnb wedding venue Colorado Fun Cozy rental home
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Why We Chose It:  We love how adorable this mountain cabin is. It’s owned by a superhost which means you’ll get great service! Near a creek and with fantastic interiors, we loved how off-the-beaten-path it was.

Guest Limit: 4

Price: $$

Location: Idaho Springs, Colorado

Close to These Well Known Locations:   45 minutes from Denver, 45-90 minutes from the major ski areas like A Basin, Breckenridge, Winter Park, 60 minutes from Mount Evans!

Activities & Elopement Locations: Adorable mountain town, skiing, adventure parks, white water river rafting, mountain passes, hiking. 

Airbnb Weddings we’ve photographed in this area: 

Why We Chose It: For the guest size, we loved this home and its more modern look. We love the open living room with a dance floor! Also, we love that it had a backyard fire and is near a lake if you enjoy paddle boarding or any water sports.

Guest Limit: 14

Price: $$$

Location: Heeney, Colorado

Close to These Well Known Locations:   Breckenridge, summit county

Activities & Elopement Locations: skiing, snowmobile, boating, paddle boarding, water sports, hiking, exploring, mountain passes

Airbnb Weddings we’ve photographed in this area:

airbnb wedding venue Boulder Best rental home
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Why We Chose It: We love the homey feel of this airbnb wedding venue for a true Colorado backyard airbnb wedding feel. Not to mention it being in the backyard of a gorgeous alpine lake, one of our favorite hidden gems of Colorado!

Guest Limit: 8

Price: $$

Location: Boulder, Colorado

Close to These Well Known Locations:   Boulder, 1 hour from Denver

Activities & Elopement Locations: non-motorized water sports, hiking, exploring, mountain passes, city life, breweries 

Airbnb Weddings we’ve photographed in this area: 

For more ranch style airbnb wedding venues in Colorado check out our page here.    

Airbnb Wedding Venues Colorado | A Unique Stay

We are probably the biggest fans of these airbnb wedding venues in Colorado, but I will have to specify that these places really are only suitable for just a couple’s stay or elopement and can’t accommodate as many additional guests. However, there is one cool exception, a home that does allow 12 guests!

airbnb wedding venue Wonder Haus rental home
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Why We Chose It: This house is SUPER unique. We love the fact that it’s an earth house, meaning it’s self-sustaining! We love that you can stargaze in its private observation tower.. say what!? And is near Emmy’s personal favorite Colorado town, Pagosa Springs. Here you can soak in the hot springs after a hard day on the ski hill at Wolf Creek… Um, basically the best hidden gem of Colorado ever.

Guest Limit: 8

Price:  $$

Location: Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Close to These Well Known Locations:  1 hour from Durango and Purgatory Ski Resort

Activities & Elopement Locations: Adorable mountain town, skiing, hot springs, white water river rafting, mountain passes, hiking.  

Airbnb Weddings we’ve photographed in this area:

airbnb wedding venue Colorado Minimal Water Front rental home
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Why We Chose It: I mean, why would we not choose this tiny home!? Sitting on a water front with a luxurious patio, full double doors onto the deck, this is a lovely retreat for any couple. Kitchen supplies are limited here so be mindful of that if you are enjoying a catered meal here.

Guest Limit: 2

Price:  $$

Location: Idaho Springs, Colorado

Close to These Well Known Locations:   45 minutes from Denver, 45-90 minutes from the major ski areas like A Basin, Breckenridge, Winter Park, 60 Minutes from Mount Evans!

Activities & Elopement Locations: Adorable mountain town, skiing, adventure parks, white water river rafting, mountain passes, hiking.  Check out this mount evans shoot!

Airbnb Weddings we’ve photographed in this area:

airbnb wedding venue Colorado High Point rental home
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Why We Chose It: If you love that A-frame cabin in the woods feel with twinkling lights, a hot tub, deck, and patio setting, then this is your spot. We love how intimate this cabin is while still being rustic and romantic.

Guest Limit: 6

Price: $$

Location: Breckenridge, Colorado

Close to These Well Known Locations:   Well we hope you know breckenridge!

Activities & Elopement Locations: Check out our Breckenridge Elopement Locations guide to help you learn more!

Airbnb Weddings we’ve photographed in this area:

airbnb wedding venue Colorado Yurt rental home
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Why We Chose It: Yurts are not for the faint of heart and can be more like glamping than a traditional stay. We love this for more adventurous couples wanting to escape to more remote places or who want to hit up the desert side of Colorado!

Guest Limit: 4

Location: Creede, Colorado

Close to These Well Known Locations: Great Sand Dunes (1.5 hours), Pagosa Springs (1hr)

Activities & Elopement Locations: Exploring, hiking, skiing, mountain passes

airbnb wedding venue Colorado Riverfront rental home
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Why We Chose It: This home seriously looks like something popped out of Living magazine or Magnolia Journals. We love this charming house with a cedar sauna. This almost didn’t make the list because as of 2020 they listed this as a non-wedding/reception home, but it could serve as a gorgeous home base for your family and friends.

Guest Limit: 12

Price: $$$

Location: Salida, Colorado

Close to These Well Known Locations:   Monarch ski area, Buena Vista 

Activities & Elopement Locations: Cute towns, skiing, hiking, hot springs

Airbnb Weddings we’ve photographed in this area:

airbnb wedding venue Colorado Converted Church rental home
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Why We Chose It: We love the story behind this home and how amazingly it has been transformed! We also loved this property because it’s in Denver. For anyone wanting to get married in the lovely foothills, such as during a Golden Colroado Elopement, this could be a great home base for family and friends!

Guest Limit: 12

Price: $

Location: Denver, Colorado

Close to These Well Known Locations:  Denver

Activities & Elopement Locations: City life, foodie heaven, breweries, foothills, 1.5-2 hours to mountain passes and skiing.

Airbnb Weddings we’ve photographed in this area:

For more unique airbnb wedding venues Colorado check out our page.

Finally, last but not least, 1C Barn is another place to host a wedding outside of Colorado. You can find the vendor info here. The Historic Pines Ranch is also another option, check them out here.

 

 

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COMMENTS

13 Responses

  1. OMG, these locations all look so dreamy! I would love to get married there. Too bad location like that are hard to find in Belgium. Will save this post for whenever I can travel to Colorado.

  2. These are all gorgeous! They are made even better by those stunning Colorado views!! I would be willing to get married to my husband all over again to have an excuse to visit any of these spots with my friends and family! 😀

    They’d all be great for honeymoons too!

  3. Such an awesome, detailed post with some absolutely stunning locations. I always thought that if I were to get married, it would be eloping on the top of the mountain and staying in a cabin would be super cosy and cool. So dreamy!

  4. The wood cabins get my vote. Just gorgeous, especially in the snow. Although I’m really interested in staying in some of these tiny homes and other unique properties I keep seeing on AirBnb. You’ve given me some great ideas for what to look for on future trips

  5. What an exciting list. All of these places are SUPER cute and I would get married in all of them. However, if I had to choose, I would choose High Point Hideaway. I love the rustic feel and the twinkling lights. My idea of perfection – so romantic!

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