If you're looking for a way to make your destination wedding even more fun for your guests, HomeAway has a treat for you. They've curated a list of some of the most picturesque rentals in far-flung places that were pretty much made for a group of friends celebrating an occasion as special as your wedding.
"We took inspiration from the wedding everyone is talking about, the Royal Wedding, to curate a list of properties in the most popular destination wedding locations across Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, and the U.S.," says Melanie Fish, HomeAway's travel expert.
Of course, these properties are all Instagrammable (because let's be honest, you're gonna want to humble brag on your TL), but they're also a great value. "Each of the properties, which all sleep at least 10 people, cost as little as $40 per person, per night," Fish says. Her favorite is Westbury Castle in North Wales. It's a bigger property (sleeps 38!), and has a rich history that couples can learn about when they book.
This curated list further underscores the Meghan Markle effect: HomeAway has never done a curated list just for weddings, although the properties in their castle collection are fit for nuptials, too. But with this being the second royal wedding in recent memory—and the intoxicating love for Harry and Meghan—has inspired them to pull together all the perfect spots for a wedding party to get ready for the big day.
Beyond that, some of these homes can double as a wedding venue for more intimate celebrations. But don't just take our word for it—read the property descriptions thoroughly and double check with the owner to be sure they can accommodate your plans. If so, Fish highly recommends going this route.
"For couples that are having destination weddings, a vacation home can be the perfect accommodation since it typically provides twice the space at half the cost of staying in a hotel," she says.
HomeAway's 2018 Wedding Collection is available on their blog. Check out some of our favorites below.