Is your wedding a destination wedding? Do you have guests coming from out of town? Are YOU and your bridal party coming from out of town? We know how equally exciting and anxiety-inducing that can be!

One of the most important things to consider when planning a wedding that is not local to where you live (or maybe not where your guests live) is accommodations/lodging.


The most common solution couples find is to reserve a “block” of rooms at a nearby hotel. This may be the best option for you if you are in a larger city and just want something easy, but maybe your crew is the type that wants other options? Something unique; an experience within. 


Maybe you are planning to make an entire week or weekend out of the wedding and want to provide the option for additional fun outside of just the wedding itself.


Below we will give you a few alternatives to traditional wedding accommodations followed by an example of area research for a location near us!


Rent Full Houses, Condos, Townhomes, Cabins, etc!


If you have a group of friends/family you know will need somewhere to stay, you should consider booking a rental with multiple bedrooms that will accommodate a larger number of people! This is especially fun for the bridal party, that way you have everyone in one place and no one has to worry about where to meet or being late! 


Search on verified/secured sites like airbnb or VRBO and be cautious of listings on sites like Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace; the latter is becoming more known for scammers. 


Aside from these sites, using Google to search other possible accommodations in the area will be most beneficial. Try using keywords like short term rentals, lodging, and extended stay when searching instead of just “hotel” or “motel”. This will present you with better search results and options. Check out an example below of our search in an area near us!




Wedding Location – Elizabethtown, North Carolina


Airbnb House Rentals –


VRBO House Rentals – White Lake, NC


Cape Fear Vineyard & Winery


The Elizabethtown Inn


Lu Mil Vineyard


The Grand Regal