Couple smiling with their dog at their Airbnb elopement in Bailey, Colorado

Bailey, Colorado Airbnb Elopement | Leigha and Trevor

March 19, 2024

So you’ve decided you want to tie the knot in an intimate and unique setting, but you’re not sure where or how? Look no further than hosting an Airbnb elopement in Colorado! With the rising trend of intimate weddings and elopements, couples are seeking out non-traditional venues to exchange vows, and short-term rentals such as Airbnb offer a plethora of options!

Leigha and Trevor decided to do just that! They found a large Airbnb in Bailey, Colorado where they housed all their guests and even their sweet dog, Otis, for a few days for their elopement!

They started out the day in their respective areas of the house getting ready. The girls got hair and make up done in the master bedroom while enjoying cocktails and the boys hung out downstairs playing ping pong and watching TV. As we got closer to the ceremony, the boys got their suits on while Leigha’s mom helped her into her dress. They even had a little bowtie to put on Otis so he could be a part of the getting ready festivities! 

Their Airbnb’s large balcony provided a gorgeous mountain view that was the perfect backdrop for Leigha and Trevor’s first look and their ceremony! After they exchanged vows, we did some family photos followed by Leigha and Trevor’s first dance! They had a reception dinner catered to the house for themselves and their guests at a beautifully decorated, candle-lit table! During dinner, I snuck out with Leigha and Trevor at sunset for some additional couples’ portraits and then we ended the night with cake and lemon bars for dessert!

Words from the couple about their Airbnb Elopement

“We chose the location for a couple of reasons. We wanted to do it at an Airbnb in Colorado so that we could get ready at our venue, have our dog, Otis, as part of our big day, and of course for the view of the mountains! The large deck on the house allowed us to have space for our ceremony with our family in attendance and it also served as a great location for many of our pictures. The location, Bailey, was about 45 minutes outside of Denver, which was perfect in order to still have hair and makeup and catering services.

Having the entire day at the Airbnb was great for many reasons. First, it took the stress away of needing to travel to a different location for the ceremony after getting ready. Second, our family was able to be a part of our entire wedding day. Finally, Otis was able to be with us all day! Having our pup be there the entire day was very important to us, as he was part of the entire wedding day as well. Being at the Airbnb all day also gave us privacy and kept the event intimate!

Choosing the Right Venue for your Elopement

Colorado offers a wide range of Airbnb listings that cater to couples seeking a unique and personalized wedding experience. Here’s what to consider when selecting your ceremony and reception venue spaces:

  • Location: Whether you dream of saying “I do” against a backdrop of snow-capped mountains, towering forests, or tranquil lakes, Colorado has it all. Browse Airbnb or VRBO listings in popular destinations like Aspen, Boulder, Colorado Springs, and Denver to find the perfect setting for your elopement.
  • Amenities: Consider the amenities that are essential for your ceremony and reception. Look for venues that allow for events, offer both indoor and outdoor spaces and ample seating if you are planning to include guests. I always suggest reaching out to the hosts to ensure they will allow you to host a wedding at their Airbnb. VRBO is also a great option because you can search specifically for places that allow for events! 
  • Budget: Set a realistic budget for your Colorado Airbnb elopement and narrow down your options accordingly. Keep in mind that Airbnb venues vary in price, so you can find a space that fits within your budget without sacrificing quality.

Hosting a Colorado Airbnb elopement allows couples to exchange vows in a beautiful and unique setting surrounded by the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains. By carefully selecting your venue spaces and addressing any logistical questions with the host, you can create a memorable and personalized wedding experience that reflects your love story!

If you are ready to start planning your Colorado Airbnb elopement, reach out to learn more!


Venue: Heavenly Views and Howdy Hideaway Airbnb // Hair and Makeup: Beauty on Location // Florals: Ling’s Moment // Catering: Hippie Chicks

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