Over the last few years, small weddings and elopements have become a fast-growing and lasting trend that isn’t bound to slow down anytime soon. One big reason for this (beyond the impacts of the pandemic) is that couples have now realized there are far more options for an authentic and intimate day with the people they love the most without spending tens of thousands of dollars on a big reception. And if you’re one of them, you might have realized that private VRBO or Airbnb rental homes can make for the perfect alternative to a traditional venue.

Since we love how much privacy, backup/weather flexibility, and overnight lodging perks rental homes can have, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite VRBO and Airbnb rentals for elopements and micro weddings in Washington below.

Note: all images are direct from the listings. We do our best to update information as often as we can, but due to the ever-changing nature of private rentals, know that availability and permission to use each property for an elopement or wedding may change at any time. For the most up to date information, always reach out to the owners of each property directly regarding any rules, guest count limits, or additional fees that may apply. Please also keep in mind that while VRBO does have a great feature to filter for places that allow events, Airbnb does not have this filter option, so most of the links below are from VRBO.

Best VRBO + Airbnb Rentals near Seattle – Tacoma

Luxury Seattle Home with Water View

Amazing views of Salish Sea, additional space on same property to rent for a few more guests. Includes outdoor patio space, grill, and fire pit.

Allows small events as of January 2024 – extra fees apply

Sleeps 4, 1 bedroom, 1.5 bathrooms

Relaxing Home in Woodinville

Lots of space outdoors for activities/gathering, pet friendly, on a 27-acre private estate with beautiful gardens and near wineries.

As of January 2024, small weddings and events (up to 100 people) are allowed for additional fee. 3-day minimum stay required for weddings.

Sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms

Waterfront Home on Lake Sammamish

Beautiful views of water and mountains, made of old-growth wood. Outdoor deck, firepit, and lounge chairs by the water. Pet friendly.

As of January 2024, events and pets are allowed – inquire with owners about any additional fees.

Sleeps 8, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Farmhouse Estate

Exclusive use of the farmhouse estate on a 5-acre property, including a barn and outdoor space for events. Pet friendly!

As of January 2024, weddings are allowed.

Sleeps 16, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Point Robinson Lighthouse

Quite possibly one of the coolest rental places in all of Washington! Stay overnight in a lighthouse on Vashon Island, with potential views of Mt. Rainier on a clear day. You can even add on a rental for Quarters B for extra room to host an additional 6 guests.

As of January 2024, weddings allowed with prior approval from Vashon Park District

Sleeps 8, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (Quarters A)
Sleeps 6, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms (Quarters B)

Lakefront Cabin in Black Diamond

Unique rustic cabin on a lake, over an acre! Includes private dock, RV parking and fire pit.

As of January 2024, small weddings are allowed with owner permission

Sleeps 6, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

A True Pacific Northwest Retreat

Surrounded by moss-covered trees and ferns, it’s a romantic and well-designed place to stay for your elopement or honeymoon.

Since this one is on Airbnb, you’d have to ask the owners regarding permissions for elopements here.

Sleeps 2, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom

Private Guesthouse on the Water

Relaxing setting on the water, with an outdoor deck and modern decor. A soothing place to stay for an elopement or honeymoon.

Since this one is on Airbnb, you’d have to ask the owners regarding permissions for elopements here.

Sleeps 4, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom

Best VRBO + Airbnb Rentals near Mt. Rainier

Enumclaw Estate with Mt Rainier Views

Private estate in the countryside on 9+ acres and only an hour from Mt. Rainier. Outdoor deck, grill, indoor fireplace, dog-friendly.

Weddings of 25 people or fewer allowed with owner permission as of January 2024

Sleeps 10, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms

A-Frame in the Forest

Perfect for a “just us two” elopement day! Surrounded by a forest, and includes a small patio, outdoor firepit, and indoor fireplace. Best part? less than a 10 minute drive to the entrance of Mount Rainier National Park!

As of January 2024: elopements allowed with owner permission and additional fee

Sleeps 2, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom

Large + Cozy A-Frame

30 minute drive from Mt. Rainier, and perfect for small groups. Includes hot tub, balcony, grill, and hammocks.

As of January 2024: small weddings allowed with owner permission and additional fee.

Sleeps 12, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Rainier Estates

Located on 5 acres and only 20 minutes to Mt. Rainier. Hot tub, deck, fireplace, fire pit, and sunroon. Pets allowed with owner permission.

As of January 2024: small weddings allowed with owner permission and additional fee.

Sleeps 10, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Treehouse at Mount Rainier

Custom designed treehouse among 100+ year old Douglas fir trees. Only a 10 minute drive to the entrance of Mt. Rainier! A fun, unique location for two-person elopements or honeymoons.

Since this one is on Airbnb, you’d have to ask the owners regarding permissions for elopements here.

Sleeps 2, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom

Cozy Cabin at Mount Rainier

Well-designed cabin in the woods with string lights, a firepit, hot tub and more! Only a 10 minute drive to the entrance of Mt. Rainier! A cozy location for two-person elopements or honeymoons.

Since this one is on Airbnb, you’d have to ask the owners regarding permissions for elopements here.

Sleeps 2, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom

Best VRBO Rentals near Olympic National Park

Lakefront Home with Dock

Spacious home right on the lake! Only a few minutes from Olympic NP.

As of January 2024, elopements and small weddings allowed with permission from owners.

Sleeps 8, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms

Unique Estate with Lake + Mountain Views

5000 sq ft home with room to sleep up to 20 people! Gorgeous views of the lake and mountains nearby from the outside deck that makes for a nice ceremony location, and easy access to Olympic National Park.

As of January 2024, weddings up to 35 people are allowed with an additional $2500 fee.

Sleeps 20, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms

Blue Haven

Only a few minutes from Olympic National Park, this lakefront home is available to rent in every season. Features a dock, two kayaks, and a fireplace.

As of January 2024, events are allowed.

Sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom

Best VRBO Rentals near North Cascades + Mt Baker

Mt. Baker Ski Lodge in the Forest

4000+ sq ft cabin surrounded by rainforest vibes — perfect for outdoor ceremonies or a romantic small dinner reception! Hot tub, 40 minutes to Mt. Baker, and plenty of room to host many of your guests overnight.

As of January 2024, events are allowed for an additional fee.

Sleeps 21, 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

An Entire Camp on the Lake

You won’t want to overlook this! Over 130 acres, with an entire camp for the whole family to celebrate with you. Sleeps over 90 people, and plenty of outdoor space for ceremonies and small receptions. Also pet friendly!

As of January 2024, events are allowed.

Sleeps 95, 9 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms + 8 half bathrooms

Best VRBO + Airbnb Rentals in the San Juan Islands

Saturn’s Return — Regenerative Farm & Inn

A truly unique space in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island! 42 acres, forest, meadow, and gardens. A cute historic inn to host a few of your guests as well. Also pet friendly!

As of January 2024, events are allowed for an additional fee.

Sleeps 10, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms

Beachfront Cottage on Orcas Island

Right off the shores of Obstruction Pass, beautiful waterfront property. Rustic, but peaceful! Parking for up to 4 cars available.

As of January 2024, events are allowed – contact Vacasa for more details.

Sleeps 6, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom

The Beach House, Orcas Island

Luxury home on the water in Eastsound. A cozy location for two-person elopements or honeymoons.

Since this one is on Airbnb, you’d have to ask the owners regarding permissions for elopements here.

Sleeps 4, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom

Luxury Seaside Getaway

Romantic getaway on Lopez Island, right on the water with private beach access! Might be perfect for a two-person elopement or honeymoon.

Since this one is on Airbnb, you’d have to ask the owners regarding permissions for elopements here.

Sleeps 2, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom

Best VRBO Rentals in Central + Eastern Washington

Luxury Lakeside Retreat

High-end home with rooftop space and hot tub, right by Lake Chelan and close to wineries.

As of January 2024, events are allowed with prior approval.

Sleeps 24, 6 bedrooms, 5+ bathrooms

Pet Friendly Riverfront Home

Spacious 4000+ sq ft home on the Columbia River, 10 minutes from Chelan. Hot tub, waterfront dock, and dog friendly.

As of January 2024, events are allowed with prior approval and event fee may apply.

Sleeps 20, 6 bedrooms, 4+ bathrooms

Chelan Chateau

Walk to nearby shops, restaurants, wineries and the lake! 4500+ sq ft historic home and well designed space.

As of January 2024, events are allowed.

Sleeps 14, 6 bedrooms, 4+ bathrooms

Tuscan-Style Retreat in Spokane

Beautiful mountain views, relaxing setting in Spokane. Dog friendly!

As of January 2024, events are allowed with prior permission before booking.

Sleeps 2, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom

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