You might have always dreamt of a destination wedding or a beautiful countryside ceremony. Something romantic, intimate and picturesque. But it can get expensive trying to achieve that storybook-like vision you had for your big day, especially having to pay an arm and a leg for a gorgeous wedding venue. In reality, it may seem like something that only exists in fairytales. A venue like that would be too out of reach, right? Wrong!
Your fairytale wedding may be more attainable than you imagined. Impressive estates around the world are available for rent via Airbnb at a nightly rate — many for under $1500 for the entire property.
When starting your search, just make sure to note Suitable for events in "Amenities" and the number of guests the space accommodates.
Here, 11 fabulous Airbnb properties that will make you reconsider your wedding venue!
Château la Mérienne (Above)
Le Lavandou, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Château La Mérienne is located in the South of France just outside of Saint Tropez. Accommodating 16 living-in guests, this restored château boasts beautiful secluded gardens and sea views.
Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy
Situated in the lush rolling hills of Tuscany, this villa offers antique Italian flair for your romantic occasion. You'll even find a basement wine cellar in this historic winemaker's abode.
Fife, United Kingdom
Dairsie Castle is a unique property with a history dating back to the 12th Century. Since, the estate has been restored maintaining its medieval charm. With the beautiful countryside backdrop and garden, it will make for a beautiful ceremony.
Pantai Seseh, Bali, Indonesia
Villa Shalimar sits on Seseh Beach with a gorgeous view over the surrounding rice fields and the ocean. Shalimar is a complex of houses (each with 2-4 bedrooms) making up the villa.
Thalang, Phuket, Thailand
The Himmaphan Luxury Villa is located just off the Bang Tao beach on the the west coast of Phuket. The grounds are also enclosed by lush tropical gardens, adding serenity to its beauty.
Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, Morocco
Dar Iman boasts a prime location outside of Marrakesh overlooking the Atlas Mountains and the Palm Forest. This tranquil Moroccan oasis reflects Kasbah-style architecture with classic characteristics of Arabic villas in its courtyard, terraces, columns, archways, and patios decorated with fountains. Dar Iman also offers a wedding planner, if needed.
Asti, Piedmont, Italy
This hilltop estate overlooks the Bormida valley and the charming nearby Roccaverano village, offering a 360° combined view from the various terraces on the property. It features state-of-the-art amenities and a modern yet rustic design reminiscent of a stone cabin.
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
El Centro, also known as Casa Hechicera (meaning Beguiling or Bewitching House), reflects a contemporary take on the 18th century Spanish colonial character of it's surrounding town. The estate is modern yet charming with a stunning fountain within its lush gardens and a high-rise overview of San Miguel de Allende.
Cannington, United Kingdom
Park Farm House, formerly a manor house, is a beautiful historic mansion in the English countryside. Located outside the village of Cannington, the property reflects a 16th century charm surrounded by acreage that was previously used for farming. It has a rural, old town essence with a tranquil, natural beauty.
Corgoloin, Burgandy, France
The Manoir Equivocal is a large Romanesque-style cottage with a 15th century French Heritage. You'll find the barn, flowery medieval garden, and manor courtyard perfect for a wedding ceremony and reception. Additionally, the surrounding village is home to some of the finest wine estates of the region.
Spoleto, Umbria, Italy
Villa Pianciani was designed by architect G. Valadier in late 16th century. This hilltop estate on the Umbrian countryside has a 360° view from Assisi to Spoleto. The villa also has a private chapel on the grounds and a secret garden.