reception/dinner at a vacation rental chalet/cabin in the mountains… insight??

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
5778 posts
Bee Keeper

Somebody on here just did something similar, and mentioned she was not happy with her decision. Entertaining people,especially in the same house for an extended time period is a lot of work, and not always as fun as you’d expect it to be. Somebody always wants something from you!

Most owners are pretty specific in not renting to large parties (weddings,graduations,reunions,etc) and will state so on their listings. If you get lucky enough to find one that specifies that the size is good for those things, the houses are usually huge and quite costly. You won’t save much then, as you’ll also need at least some rentals…so how will you hide it from the neighbors that know the house is having a party? What about parking for a lot of people and noise ordinances? What if you all got kicked out and had no place to host your wedding?

I looked into it for a beach wedding, and got turned away at every try.

Post # 4
516 posts
Busy bee

I think it sounds lovely and intimate.  It is true that many vacation homeowners specifically forbid throwing events, though.

Best of luck in finding the perfect venue!


Post # 8
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I know this is from 5 years ago, but my fiancé and I are thinking of doing the same thing with a similar party size. Did you end up going this route,  and how did it go if you did? 

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