(Closed) DW Vaction Rental?

posted 7 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I don’t know if you have already found a vacation home but someone told me about this site: http://www.vrbo.com. I was surprised to see how many places are listed. It would be a great option even for people with large families who are traveling in for their wedding.

Post # 5
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681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I don’t have any experience with it but it sounds like a really great idea. It’s great that all of those places are so self-sufficient. You could easily get food and drinks to stock the house (or even freeze breakfast treats like scones) and guests could fend for themselves. It definitely beats a hotel! I really hope that you find something that works for you.

Post # 7
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5761 posts
Bee Keeper

We did, but it was just for the bride’s family (immediate,us), and the groom’s family did as well (same deal). We spent the week before (Sat.-Sat.) for a Friday wedding, but everyone who came for the wedding didn’t arrive until the day of and slept over that night in the hotel where we blocked rooms. We had a morning after breakfast but it was in a restaurant.

I don’t know about where you live, but we had a hard time renting a house once they knew we were there for a wedding. We even had to sign papers stating we’d have no more than 10 people on the property, and no parties. Same thing when we tried to rent a few houses and have the wedding  & reception at one of them. Not allowed in residential areas with neighbors,parking,zoning,etc. Better check it out with some realtors first to make sure you’ll have no issues.

Post # 10
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761 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@JarredRocksMySocks: I work in property management and I would say the less details you give them the better off you will be. If we here anyone say they want to hold a wedding event we do not want to work with them. If you just say though you have family coming in and they need a place to sleep end of story you will have better luck then you can do whatever you want once you are in.

Post # 11
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682 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We rented a cabin (got married in lake tahoe) for me and Darling Husband, my bm’s and my immediate family. We didn’t mention anything about a wedding. We had a bbq there after our rehearsal and had no problems. I didn’t get any complaints from the owners about anything. DH’s family also rented a cabin nearby as did others attending the wedding.

Your best bet is to just not mention anything about a wedding.

Post # 12
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177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

We rented 3 condos (1 1BR for Darling Husband and I, and 2 3 BR for my side of the family – my parents insisted that my family stay together and they paid for it) from vrbo on Maui.  These weren’t homes, but were in the same complex.  We did a pre-wedding BBQ and a day after brunch on the rooftop patio of the complex.  Since it was a communal space, I emailed the owners to ask about size and stuff.  He had no problem with us using it and even told us about other options (banquet room or penthouse suite we could rent).

Like other posters have said, I wouldn’t mention trying to hold an small event there.  Just gauge if the house is big enough through pictures on the site.

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