July 28, 2021
Looking for the perfect Airbnb in western Washington for your intimate Airbnb wedding? Keep reading for 5 of my favorite, cozy places to stay!
I’ve fallen in love with small Airbnb weddings + backyard weddings in western WA lately, especially in the wake of COVID-19. So I wanted to give you places that both my couples & I have loved and had great experiences at. Western Washington is full of super beautiful places to stay, so this is not a definitive list by any means – but a great way to get started on your search!
An important thing to keep in mind
One thing I want to make sure I let you know before you pick an Airbnb & start planning your wedding: not all Airbnb’s technically “allow” events.
I’ve photographed elopements at each one of these Airbnb’s before, but it’s still important to make sure you reach out to the host in advance to ask them for permission. And if you’re looking into Airbnb’s other than these specific ones, make sure you do the same.
Oftentimes, even if the listing says events aren’t allowed, hosts will make exceptions for tiny weddings/elopements if you reach out and ask. So please make sure you’re following the property’s rules and not making a mess of their space by holding your elopement there without permission and not cleaning up after yourselves!
This barn is located halfway between Port Angeles & Sequim, about 85 miles northwest of Seattle & 15 miles from a few entrances into Olympic National Park. So if you’re looking for a place to stay while taking a trip to the Olympics so you don’t have to drive hours from your Airbnb into the park, this is the place for you!
It sits on a 6-acre property with views of the water, and the location offers easy access to activities like hiking, fishing, kayaking, biking, & more.
Nightly cost: $250 + fees
Guest capacity: 6
Pets allowed? No
- Large deck with a grill
- Pond & gazebo on the property
- Windows on ceilings in bedrooms for late-night star gazin’
This Airbnb is one of the most popular I’ve seen for elopements – I’ve photographed 3 intimate weddings or elopements here already! And it’s popular for good reason.
It’s located in Packwood, WA, which is just around 15 miles from the Stevens Canyon Entrance into Mount Rainier National Park, and 27 miles from the Nisqually Entrance. This means that Rainier is super accessible from this forest-surrounded Airbnb.
Nightly cost: $305 + fees
Guest capacity: 6
Pets allowed? Yes
- Super cute A-frame shape
- Beautiful wood deck, perfect for your ceremony
- Firepit overlooking the Cowlitz River
- Only steps away from the Cowlitz River + Coal Creek
- Tons of natural light
Real Intimate Airbnb Wedding Inspiration
As I said, I’ve already photographed three different weddings/elopements here. Check out a couple of them below!
Next up is our second A-frame cabin on this list, this time in Ashford, WA. It sits about 80 miles from Seattle, 6 miles from Mount Rainier NP’s Nisqually Entrance, and 40 miles from the Stevens Canyon Entrance. That means that Rainier is also pretty dang accessible from this cabin, especially the Nisqually Entrance on the southwest side of the park! It’s also only a 1-minute walk from the Nisqually River and is surrounded by beautiful, tall trees.
Nightly cost: $188 + fees
Guest capacity: 2
Pets allowed? No
- Pretty wooden deck perfect for your ceremony
- Firepit with tree stumps to sit on
- Cute loft-style bedroom
Real Elopement Inspiration at This Cabin
Check out Cara + Zach’s Mount Rainier Wedding for inspiration at this cute cabin!
Na-Mu lodge is located just a mile from downtown Leavenworth, that cute little Bavarian-style town you’ve probably heard about or been to before. It’s a super stunning lodge that I just visited for the first time for Mi + Matt’s Leavenworth wedding (which will be up on the blog soon!), and that I want more couples to know about!
The lodge can host weddings with under 30 guests, and ceremonies take place on the super beautiful back patio with breathtaking mountain views. In the wintertime, the lodge looks pretty freaking cool covered in snow, too!
Inquire with them to get info on rates!
*photos of this cabin are not mine – they’re pulled from the Airbnb listing!*
Finally, I wanted to end this list with a cabin on the coast for any couples wanting to plan a coastal elopement inside Olympic National Park. This stunning, secluded cabin is located 40 miles south of Forks, WA. Forks is about 57 miles from Port Angeles, 150 miles from Olympia, & 140 miles from Seattle.
This 23-acre property sits only a quarter of a mile south of Olympic National Park and 5 minutes from the Kalaloch National Park Lodge.
Nightly cost: $304 + fees
Guest capacity: 6
Pets allowed? Yes (one)
- Covered deck with a barbecue, chairs, & firepits
- Access to the entire 23-acre property, including beach property
- Incredible views of the ocean + beaches
Like I mentioned at the beginning of this blog post, there are PLENTY more amazing Airbnb’s in western Washington for a dreamy intimate Airbnb wedding. But I hope that these five give you a great place to start your search, and inspire you to plan your dream intimate cabin wedding with your closest loved ones! (And invite me along 😉 )