Top Reasons Why Couples Choose B&Bs For Their Weddings

Posted: Tue-Jul-2021

It’s the heart of the summer, and you know what that means… It’s wedding season! Roughly 80% of all weddings in the United States take place between May and October. For many couples, warm weather and fall foliage are two of the most important components in choosing a wedding date.

Bed and breakfasts are a wildly popular choice of venue for couples around the country and it’s not hard to see why. Picture charming historic inns, whimsical gardens, bedrooms with rustic fireplaces, and a sense of privacy that is hard to come by at hotels. All of this amounts to a truly magical way to spend the most special day of your life.

At the Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast Association, we feature a remarkable array of member inns that cater to all sorts of weddings. From luxurious mansions that offer magical garden weddings to intimate lodges that utilize historic barns for weddings, you can find the wedding of your dreams at a B&B—whatever that dream may look like.

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Westby House B&B, Westby

Reasons to Choose a B&B For Weddings

Twenty years ago, religious establishments and hotels were the most popular wedding venues by a landslide. However, things are changing. In the past several years, more and more couples have opted to host their weddings in less conventional places where they can showcase their personalities. Enter: the bed and breakfast. B&Bs are intimate, unique, and budget-friendly, creating the perfect atmosphere for a dreamy wedding.

Here are the top 3 reasons to choose a B&B for your wedding:

They act as an all-in-one wedding venue.

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    Willow Pond B&B, Weyauwega                                                                                                                                           Justin Trails Resort, Sparta

On your wedding day, it can be incredibly stressful to get everyone from the ceremony venue to the reception venue. Bed and breakfasts offer a much more convenient solution. In most cases, not only can you hold both the ceremony and reception there, but you and your guests can all stay there as well, eliminating the unnecessary stress of transit.

They offer a more intimate atmosphere.

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    Hamilton House B&B, Whitewater                                                                                                                                  Old Rittenhouse Inn, Bayfield

While large weddings are preferable for some, many couples prefer a more intimate experience with fewer guests. If you’re looking for a reason to keep your guest list trim, having your wedding at a bed and breakfast is a pretty great excuse. Many of our member inns can accommodate large groups, but we also have an abundance of smaller bed and breakfasts that are ideal for couples who want to spend time with their closest family and friends before and after the wedding. Elopement packages are also the rage as many couples seek simplicity.

They are cost-effective.

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  Apple Tree Lane B&B, Waupaca                                                                                                                                         Fargo Mansion Inn, Lake Mills

Planning a wedding can get very expensive, very fast. Merely uttering the word ‘wedding’ to caterers and florists can often result in a price surge in and of itself. Many bed and breakfasts offer comprehensive wedding packages that typically include decor, catering, and other perks. By booking your wedding at a B&B, you can also often avoid the separate high site fees that are often associated with different types of venues.

If you’re ready to join thousands of other inspired couples and seek the unique, come stay at a Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association member inn for a magical wedding you and your guests will never forget.

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