I have seen a post on this before but there was no solution- so Im asking now on my own behalf. We are from cold canada and are looking forward to having a destination wedding in the phoenix area in Nov 2014. We are looking for a beautiful vacation rental home with a large backyard (pool, hot tub, fire pit, large stone patio or area to set up chairs, bbq and outdoor bar/kitchen area) that we could have a casual wedding and move right into a patio party. It will be a small crowd. We like the idea of the house being a hub for guests to stay and enjoy, also not having to drive around a bunch of places to have a ceremony, reception, supper, pictures etc. We have been to lots of vacation rental websites but lots of the bigger estates say "no weddings". Then some estates that are specifically advertising weddings you have all the restrictions of using all their preferred vendors (bella palazzo).
Has anyone had a backyard wedding at a vacation rental? Ours will be a different style wedding- no bridal party, no speeches, just a simple ceremony then an easygoing backyard supper & patio party. I feel like the homes that say "no weddings" are talking about big, formal shindigs that have many people attending and can cause a big headache and mess for homeowner or property manager.