Airbnb weddings and elopements are becoming SO popular, and I absolutely love it! As a Michigan wedding and elopement photographer, I help my clients plan the perfect day and find the best places to get married. So I compiled a list of all the Best Airbnbs in Michigan, and I’m sharing it below!
First things first, you might be wondering how to have an Airbnb wedding or elopement. If you’re not a fan of being in the spotlight and you just want to celebrate your marriage with the people you love most, then an Airbnb wedding might be the right fit for you!
The idea is that you would find a cool Airbnb in an amazing location that can fit your closest family and friends. Then you would rent it out for a week/weekend and have a fun getaway wedding experience with the people you love most.
If the Airbnb happens to have a great backyard/waterfront beach/mountain views, you can have your intimate ceremony right on their property. Or you can opt to go to a nearby elopement location to exchange your vows, and then return to the Airbnb for an intimate dinner or campfire reception with your favorite people. (If that’s the case, here’s my list of the best elopement locations in Michigan!)
One thing I always recommend, before you book the Airbnb make sure you message the host about your wedding plans. Some Airbnbs have different rules and restrictions for events, such as guest limits, noise curfews, etc. It’s better to figure those things out prior to booking than to have any issues later on.
Now onto the fun part! Check out my list of the best Michigan Airbnbs below, and send me a message if you’d like more info on how to plan an intimate wedding or elopement at one of these spots!
This one-of-a-kind castle is conveniently located near Silver Lake Sand Dunes, making it the perfect places to stay for a Dunes elopement! With 6 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms and 2 1/2 baths, it’s large enough to host a group. The property also has a private beach on Lake Michigan if you’d like to exchange your vows right on site.
This amazing treehouse is just as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. With Scandinavian, modern design, it sleeps 6 guests and has a wonderful location. Just a short drive from the cute towns of Leland, Suttons Bay, Northport, wineries, distilleries, and within walking distance of lake access. You could elope at Sleeping Bear Dunes or your favorite winery, and then spend a weekend in a treehouse with your closets friends!
Located in Southwest Michigan, this luxury rental property is beautiful designed and made for parties. You’ll have a chef’s kitchen, 7 bedrooms, massive pool and two hot tubs, two outdoor fire pits, and just a few blocks from the beach. You can either elope at the beach, or poolside!
If a rustic, woodsy elopement is what you’re going for, then exchanging vows on the steps of this A-frame cabin is the perfect fit for you. This cozy cabin on the Sturgeon River gives you the perfect private place to get married and disconnect for a few days. Additionally it has close proximity to Charlevoix and Petoskey, so it’s the perfect getaway.
This unique home located at the tip of the Leelanau peninsula would be a romantic place to tie the knot. Completely secluded, you could get married in the surrounding dunes or beneath the unique patio and have an intimate candlelit dinner to follow.
Another gorgeous A-frame cabin, located in my all-time favorite destination in Michigan. Recently built and filled with modern, minimalistic design, this cabin is such an amazing stay with even better views. You can watch the sunrise every morning along over the West Harbor Bay, and you even have private beach access to enjoy the fresh, crystal clear waters. You’re within minutes of both Suttons Bay and Traverse City known for their wineries, breweries, shops, and adventures. Plus, Traverse City is home to some of the best elopement locations in Michigan.
If you will be truly eloping just the two of you (plus an elopement photographer like myself! Photos are a must!), then this Tiny House in Northern Michigan would be the perfect place to start your journey together. Tucked in the woods, you can have a forest vow exchange. Then, you can enjoy an intimate dinner for two and a quiet retreat for a few days.
The view from this Traverse City Airbnb is priceless. This home was designed by a locally renowned architect to look like the inside of a ship, and it sits on direct waterfront property facing the West Bay. The master bedroom on the top floor of the cottage boasts floor to ceiling windows facing the bay, so you can watch the sunrise over the water and stare at the stars through the telescope at night. Between the beautifully designed interior, and the exceptional views and access to the water, this is hands down one of the best Michigan Airbnbs.
This beautifully renovated home has the perfect set up for an intimate lakeside ceremony. You can exchange your vows at sunset on the edge of the dock. Then, you spend the rest of the weekend with up to 10 guests enjoying campfires, lake activities, cocktails under string lights on the patio, and the local beach town of Ludington.
This Michigan AirBnb is the ultimate cozy, farmhouse escape. This beautifully renovated home is just minutes outside of Traverse City, and it sits on 2 acres of farmland. The original stone farmhouse details paired with contemporary touches, make this home feel straight out of a storybook. The master bathroom is what really sells the place, with a plunge bath tub for a relaxing escape.
If you’re wanting an incredibly unique experience, then check out this incredible Michigan Airbnb on the remote Drummond Island. This Michigan AirBnb has the perfect layout for a peaceful getaway and a serene vow exchange. You can have your ceremony with your toes in the water, or use one of the complimentary canoes and paddle out to exchange your vows in the water! This will be a trip that you won’t forget!
This beautifully renovated home is a luxury stay just outside of Traverse City. Built by a designer, the aesthetics and attention to detail throughout the home are incredible. It is fully-stocked with high-end appliances including a Breville barista espresso machine, Vitamix, juicer, waffle maker… every thing you’d need for an incredible meal. Additionally, you’re steps away from Lake Michigan access.
If you want to see some more of my favorite Michigan Airbnbs, then check out my Wishlist here. By clicking on the Wishlist, you can also view the Airbnb’s on a map to see which options are near the location you’re looking to stay.
Hopefully by now you’re super inspired to start planning your Michigan wedding! Here’s a few more articles I think you’ll love:
Or check out my Planning Tips page for more wedding and elopement advice. Happy planning!!
I’m a destination wedding & elopement photographer with a passion for marriage.
As your photographer, I'll capture images that are natural, authentic, and honestly illustrate your love for one another so that you can always remember exactly why you fell in love.
Whether you're eloping just the two of you, or getting married in your favorite place with all your favorite people, I'd love to capture the photos that will help you to cherish your marriage for a lifetime.