Wedding Vacation Rentals

By Laura Hoot

So, you said "Yes." Congrats! That was the easy part. (We hope.) Now, it's time for the hard part: planning your actual wedding day. How much money will you spend? What food will you serve? Will you invite your childhood friend who you haven't talked to in ages -- where did you stash her address? Will you let the DJ play "the Chicken Dance?"  (We hope not.)

wedding checklistOkay, slow down. Let's start at the beginning -- Where will you tie the knot? Just like wedding dresses, wedding venues come in all shapes and sizes, and are the stuff of great headaches. Liven up the venue search with wedding vacation rentals - a refreshing, memorable alternative to bland hotels and event centers. They're available throughout the year in destinations close to home and far-flung.

Luxury yachts, oceanfront mansions, castles, ranch houses, mountain cabins - whether your wedding is big or small, fantastic or frugal, traditional or Middle Earth themed, it's easy to say "I do" to a  wedding vacation rental - a beautiful and sprawling private estate that can accommodate your nuptials, and also double as great place to stay for the couple or even the whole wedding party.

Oh, and on a side note, if you are going with a Lord of the Rings theme, make sure the ceremony is shorter than that scene where Frodo says goodbye to all his pals.

Check out these beautiful wedding venue ideas:

Large Waterfront Vacation Rentals

Casa Texoma  Superb Villa for a Blissful Vacation, South Akumal, Mexico

Casa Texoma is one of those amazing vacation properties that look more like a friends’ upscale home than a rental villa. With 4 large bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 2 spacious living rooms, 2 fully-equipped kitchens and a big beach front pool, Casa Te...

65 North Barfield Drive

This gorgeous 2-story home offers the best in size, layout, location, and amenities. No construction expense was spared, with tile throughout, granite countertops, and beautiful cabinetry. Enjoy the outdoors with stunning, wide-water views from a ...

Superb lakefront home-Awesome location-A perfect retreat.

Lovely/Superb Lakefront Home: Beautiful lake front home situated on the main lake with fantastic views and less than a block away from Dunn Ct. Beach. The main level includes a spacious kitchen and family room area, 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Hug...

Sunset On The Sound - Comfortable Beach Front Duplex

Treasure family fun and create traditions in this comfortable townhouse-style duplex. Savor sunsets over the St. Helena Sound with your loved ones while relaxing on the screened porch or sun deck. Warm and inviting, this home has been called hom...

Ballentine - Classic Beach Front Home With 5 Star Sunset Views

The ultimate family vacation awaits you at Ballentine. Located at the beginning of the St. Helena Sound, amazing views of sunsets, the beach, dolphins and more are on display every night and day. The classic feel of this cottage offers any group...


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