Post # 1
Hey guys! I’ve been drooling over the apartments on airbnb (seriously – not trying to sell anything, I just don’t know what you’d call these sites!) and I was curious about if any of you have rented a house for your reception. They’re SO much cheaper than a venue, but it is even LEGAL?! HELP! Thanks!
Post # 3
I have no idea, but my first venue was a bed & breakfast.
Post # 4
I don’t see why they wouldn’t be legal? You just have to coordinate with the laws for whatever country you’re in!
Post # 5
I would just be up front with the people you’re renting from and be sure to observe all local by laws regarding noise and parking. Depending how big your wedding is going to be sometimes a residential sewer system can’t handle that much extra traffic, so that’s something to be very careful about.
Post # 6
Just be sure to check out the rules for the place you’re renting. A lot of them limit use to a certain number of people, and would consider a large party to be a violation.
Post # 7
We have rented a house for our wedding in Australia, see Villa Vivante for details.
They require an extra fee to cover public liability insurance and for extra cleaning required but that was all. Not sure what the legal bits are in your country, but it is working out great for us!
Post # 8
@swedeypie: Yes, many rental houses/companies offer their rental homes for small parties, reunions or weddings. It just depends on the house and what they allow. Say you want 100 people but there are only 2 bathrooms, they might have a clause that says you have to rent a portapotty, or liability insurance. Definitely contact the homeowner or property management company first.
or just a google search for vacation home wedding in your area
(not sure if the links are applicable for Sweden!)
Post # 9
I would just start contacting places you’re interested in. I had the same idea, and was told no by every single one. I know other areas in the world do allow this, though! Good luck!
Post # 10
Thank you all for your quick responses! It looks like it’s on an owner by owner basis. At least I know we’re not breaking any too-many-people-in-one-spot codes!
P.S. – Wedding is in USA, fiance is just from Sweden and I enjoy embracing it 🙂
Post # 11
@swedeypie: Check out the website homeaway.com. It saves your inquiries to the different rentals so you don’t have to type the same information over and over.