Bed & Breakfast Weddings: Top Tips, Do’s & Don’ts

Bed & Breakfast Weddings: Top Tips, Do’s & Don’ts

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Wild Side Retreat, Kangaroo Island
Wild Side Retreat, Kangaroo Island
Bed & Breakfast Weddings

When it comes to choosing a bed and breakfast (B&B) as your wedding venue, you’re making a great choice for an intimate and picturesque setting. Ensuring that your wedding day goes off without a hitch and receives the attention it deserves is essential. To assist you we have curated a guide, filled with insights, do’s and don’ts, and an introduction to our KISS PACKAGE Micro Weddings & Elopements. Whether you are contemplating our KISS Bed & Breakfast-approved venue or considering other options, this guide will provide you with the knowledge and inspiration needed to plan your perfect B&B wedding.

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Top 10 Tips for Booking a Bed & Breakfast for Your Wedding:

1. Early Planning:

To secure your desired wedding date, it is important to start your wedding preparations well in advance. Early planning ensures that you have the flexibility to choose from the best available options and reduces the chances of scheduling conflicts.

2. On-Site Visit:

While scheduling a personal visit to the bed and breakfast to assess if it’s ideal for you, please note that bed and breakfasts may not always accommodate visits. Most likely not possible, due to high demand in bookings or remote management. It’s advisable to inquire about visitation policies when making your initial inquiries.  

3. Intimate Guest List:

One of the advantages of a bed and breakfast wedding is the opportunity for an intimate gathering. These venues are tailor-made for smaller, close-knit weddings. Elopements, in particular, align perfectly with this style. However, if you plan to invite a larger group, we have alternative solutions to accommodate your needs.

4. Accommodation Check:

It’s essential to verify that the bed and breakfast can comfortably accommodate your guests, especially if they plan to stay on-site. Or explore nearby accommodation options as many popular locations offer a variety of choices to cater to your guests’ preferences.

5. Policy Review:

Familiarize yourself with the bed and breakfast’s policies concerning catering, decorations, and event duration. Clear communication and adherence to these policies are key to a smooth and enjoyable wedding day. Keep your guests and wedding suppliers informed about these policies to ensure a harmonious celebration.

6. Outdoor Options:

Weather permitting, consider utilizing outdoor spaces for your wedding ceremony. Look for locations with beautiful settings or charming gardens that can serve as a picturesque backdrop for your special day. Outdoor ceremonies can add a touch of natural beauty to your wedding.

7. Local Vendor Support:

Supporting local vendors for catering, flowers, hair & makeup is not only a great way to enhance your bed and breakfast wedding experience but also an opportunity to contribute to the local community. Research and collaborate with local businesses to make your wedding uniquely memorable.

8. Transportation Arrangements:

Organize transportation for your guests, especially if your chosen B&B is in a remote location. This ensures that your guests can comfortably reach the venue and return safely, contributing to a worry-free celebration.

9. Backup Plan:

Being prepared for unexpected weather or unforeseen circumstances is crucial. Many bed and breakfasts offer beautifully decorated indoor spaces that are perfect for intimate weddings, serving as an ideal backup option if the weather doesn’t cooperate or other unexpected challenges arise.

10. Styling:

Given that B&Bs are typically styled with charming interiors, consider incorporating this existing beauty into your wedding styling. Alternatively, opt for a simpler decor scheme that complements the venue’s ambiance. Our skilled stylist at KISS PACKAGE can assist in bringing your vision to life, whether it’s enhancing the existing charm or creating a bespoke atmosphere.

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CABN Tiny House Bed & Breakfast, elopement wedding at Kuitpo Forest

Do’s and Dont’s:

Embrace Intimacy:

Bed and breakfasts are uniquely suited for smaller, intimate weddings that prioritize close relationships and personal connections.

Respect the Property:

It’s essential to treat the bed and breakfast and its surroundings with care, showing respect to both the property itself and its neighboring community.

Clear Communication:

Maintain open and transparent communication with the B&B owner to ensure a seamless and enjoyable wedding experience for all parties involved.

Avoid Overcrowding:

Adhere to the bed and breakfast’s capacity limits to ensure the comfort of all guests and the overall success of your event.

Underestimate Planning:

Even for smaller weddings, comprehensive planning is indispensable. Enlisting our KISS services can alleviate stress and ensure a well-organized event.

Disrupt the Peace:

Keep in mind that bed and breakfasts often have nearby neighbors. Therefore, it’s crucial to avoid late-night noise disturbances and maintain a respectful atmosphere throughout the celebration.



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Why Choose Our KISS PACKAGE Micro Weddings & Elopements:

Our KISS PACKAGE is thoughtfully designed to cater specifically to bed and breakfast weddings and elopements, offering a range of unique advantages:

Tailored for Intimacy:

Our packages are meticulously crafted for small wedding parties, ensuring an intimate and personalized experience that celebrates the close connections between you and your loved ones.

Effortless Planning:

We take care of all the logistical details, guaranteeing a seamless and stress-free wedding day, allowing you to focus on creating lasting memories.

Stunning Venues:

Our KISS Bed & Breakfast-approved venues provide enchanting and picturesque settings that are the perfect backdrop for your celebration. These venues are carefully selected to enhance the charm and intimacy of your special day.

Privacy and Tranquility:

Elopements, a highlight of our packages, are exceptionally well-suited for bed and breakfast weddings. They enable you to bask in the serenity of the venue without disrupting nearby neighbors, ensuring an undisturbed and tranquil celebration.

Kangaroo Island Elopement Packages

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“CABN Off-Grid Kuitpo Forest”

Nestled amongst the iconic and cherished pines of Kuitpo Forest, less than an hour’s drive from Adelaide, are three delightful CABN’s.

Kuitpo Forest truly allows you to choose your own adventure. Enjoy numerous walking and biking trails, explore nearby wineries or try some forest bathing. Known in Japan as shinrin yoku, the simple method of being calm and quiet amongst trees, observing the nature around you while breathing deeply helps de-stress and boost health and wellbeing in a natural way.

Additional Recommendations:

If our list of KISS Bed & Breakfasts doesn’t perfectly align with your vision, consider these additional recommendations:

Rural Retreats:

For those seeking a more remote location with the option for late-night festivities, explore bed and breakfasts in rural areas. These settings can provide a unique backdrop for your wedding and offer the flexibility for nighttime celebrations.

Permission Matters:

If you plan to host late-night parties or events, ensure that you have the owner’s permission, especially in rural or secluded locations. Respecting the rules and guidelines of the venue is essential to maintaining a harmonious relationship with the property and its neighbors.

In conclusion,

Planning a bed and breakfast wedding offers a unique charm and intimacy that few other venues can match. By following our comprehensive tips and guidelines, exploring our KISS PACKAGE, and consistently respecting the property and its neighbors, you’ll create a memorable and harmonious celebration for your dream bed and breakfast wedding. Your special day awaits, filled with warmth, beauty, and cherished moments.

Peta and Lee’s Forest Wedding in a Tiny House

Peta and Lee’s Forest Wedding in a Tiny House

Peta and Lee

Kuitpo Forest Elopement


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Wedding & Elopement Packages

A Dream Elopement at CABN Tiny House Bed & Breakfast in the heart of Kuitpo Forest

Sometimes, a perfect elopement only requires your beloved partner and the cozy embrace of CABN Tiny House Bed & Breakfast, nestled deep within Kuitpo Forest. Peta and Lee recognized the enchantment of this simplicity and chose this tranquil and picturesque location for their intimate wedding ceremony.


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The Perfect Venue:

CABN’s ‘NALA’ Tiny House Bed & Breakfast, with its rustic charm and inviting ambiance, was not just a venue but a distinctive and charming haven for Peta and Lee. This unique accommodation added a touch of magic to their special day, creating an unforgettable experience.

CABN Tiny House Bed & Breakfast, elopement wedding at Kuitpo Forest

The CABN “NALA” Tiny House Bed & Breakfast:

With its rustic charm and inviting ambiance, was not just a venue but a distinctive and charming haven for Peta and Lee. This unique accommodation added a touch of magic to their special day, creating an unforgettable experience.

CABN Tiny House Bed & Breakfast, elopement wedding at Kuitpo Forest

The Ceremony:

The afternoon commenced as Peta, Lee, our KISS celebrant Deb, and two witnesses ventured through the forest to a scenic spot. The two witnesses were our photographer Glenn and his dad, Paul, as the second witness.

The ceremony itself was simple yet deeply heartfelt. Surrounded by the natural beauty of Kuitpo Forest, Peta and Lee exchanged vows, promising eternal love and devotion to each other. It felt as if the forest itself bore witness to their union, echoing their commitment with rustling leaves and the songs of the birds.

CABN Tiny House Bed & Breakfast, elopement wedding at Kuitpo Forest
CABN Tiny House Bed & Breakfast, elopement wedding at Kuitpo Forest

Celebrating with a Toast:

Following the formalities, it was time for celebration. Lee uncorked a bottle of champagne, and everyone raised their glasses in a toast to the couple’s future together.

Peta and Lee’s elopement at CABN Tiny House Bed & Breakfast within Kuitpo Forest showcased the power of love and the enchantment of nature. Their special day was a testament to the idea that love is the key ingredient in any celebration, and when you have that, everything falls beautifully into place.


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Kuitpo Forest Weddings

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Kuitpo Forest Weddings

Kuitpo Forest is situated in the south Mount Lofty Ranges, just 45 MINUTE’S drive from Adelaide, near the township of Meadows.

About Kuitpo Forest Weddings

If you’re looking for an idyllic setting to tie the knot, look no further than Kuitpo Forest Reserve. Established in 1898, this stunning forest plantation in the Mount Lofty Ranges has been managed for sustainable forestry while also preserving native flora and fauna. And with over 2,100 hectares of plantation, there’s plenty of space for your dream elopement.

Our elopement packages

Include a celebrant and photography services, so you can say “I do” in the heart of nature surrounded by towering trees and beautiful scenery. And with Kuitpo Forest Reserve just an hour’s drive from Adelaide, it’s the perfect location for couples who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city without having to travel too far.

Accommodation is also available with a selection of 3 OFF the grid Tiny House Accommodation options. Perfect for a weekend away or mid week run off & get married option. With 3 of them your guests could book a couple too. 

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Kuitpo Forest Weddings


If you’re looking for a picturesque spot to enjoy a romantic location with your partner.

look no further than Kuitpo Forest Weddings.

We recommend heading to Chookarloo or The Avenues at Kuitpo if you want to have a campfire. These designated picnic grounds offer fire pits where you can cozy up with your loved one and enjoy the warmth and ambiance of a crackling fire in winter.

With plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the natural beauty of the forest.

Kuitpo Forest is the ideal destination for a romantic elopement or intimate gathering with friends and family. And with our elopement packages that include a celebrant and photography services, you can even make your day a memorable moment by tying the knot surrounded by the beauty of nature.

So why wait?

Plan your Kuitpo Forest Wedding today and create memories that will last a lifetime.

The KISS Package Team



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Elopement & Micro Wedding Packages

Elopement in the Forest

The Elopement Package presents a straightforward and charming option for getting married. You can take a leisurely walk through the woods or locate a cozy picnic area to exchange vows, and this package provides everything necessary for a private and memorable ceremony.

Optional Extras

Along with a devoted celebrant and photographer who will capture your cherished moments, you can unwind and savor the company of your select group of guests with a glass of wine in your hand. Moreover, no celebration is complete without delectable food. The Elopement Package can include a scrumptious platter of dishes and a small wedding cake to top off the festivities. If you desire an stress-free and romantic way to say “I do,” then the Elopement Package is the perfect choice for you.

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The Micro-Large Ceremony

Micro weddings are an ideal choice for couples seeking an intimate and fashionable wedding that includes all the necessary features. Our ceremony package, which takes place in the magnificent setting of a forest, has everything you require for a perfect wedding.

Our amazing team

Our celebrant will guide you through your vows, while our skilled photographer will capture every precious moment of your big day.

The package accommodates up to 50 guests, enabling you to celebrate your momentous occasion with your loved ones.

Optional Extras

As you relish the moment with a glass of wine in hand, our team will can arrange an exquisite arbour, 20 chairs, and a signing table with a carpet runner to set the scene. With our micro wedding ceremony package, you only need to arrive and say “I do!”

Depending on your set up or ideas

Burbrook Forest just up the road might be a better option for a larger ceremony & Kuitpo Hall is also close by for a full reception.

Kuitpo Forest Weddings

Registry In The Pines

Are you searching for a straightforward yet sophisticated approach to getting married?

Our legal-only ceremony package is the answer! With the presence of our celebrant, you can exchange vows in a stunning forest ambience while holding a glass of exquisite wine or beer.

This package

Also comes with a one-hour photography session, capturing your cherished moment amidst the vines, and allows up to four guests to witness your love. Whether you prefer a hassle-free way to legalize your union or desire to celebrate in elegance, our legal-only ceremony is an excellent option.

Pine Wedding Packages

Location for ceremony & options for an afternoon picnic

Celebrant & Photography 

Ceremony styling & set up options

PLUS many more options…

We will work with you to create a tailored package for you


Look no further than CABN for your dream accommodation experience. Book your stay at CABN’s serene Nala cabin, nestled in the heart of nature, by visiting Once you’ve secured your date, let us know, and we’ll make your special day even more memorable with our exclusive Celebrant & Photographer package. It’s time to create lasting memories together, surrounded by the beauty of the great outdoors. Reserve your CABN and our KISS Package today!


Booking a celebrant and photographer with a package for your dry-hire wedding location can offer many benefits beyond just having complete control over the venue. By choosing to work with a celebrant and photographer from the start, you can ensure that your vision for the wedding is fully realized and captured in a way that will last a lifetime.

Here are some of the benefits of booking a celebrant and photographer package for your dry hire forest wedding:

  1. Shared vision: When you work with a celebrant and photographer from the start, they are able to understand your vision and help you to achieve it. By collaborating with them, you can create a cohesive theme and atmosphere for your wedding that is unique and reflects your personality.
  2. Cost-effective: Booking a celebrant and photographer package can be a cost-effective way to hire two essential vendors for your wedding. You may be able to save money on individual vendor fees by bundling services together in a package.
  3. Time-saving: By working with a celebrant and photographer from the start, you can save time and stress by having two important aspects of your wedding planning taken care of in one go. This can leave you more time to focus on other aspects of your wedding planning, or simply allow you to relax and enjoy the process.
  4. Seamless coordination: When you book a celebrant and photographer package, you can expect seamless coordination between the two vendors. This can ensure that your ceremony and photography go smoothly and that there are no delays or miscommunications between the two vendors.

In summary, booking a celebrant and photographer package for your dry hire wedding venue can be a great way to ensure that your vision for your wedding is fully realized and captured in a way that will last a lifetime. It can be a cost-effective and time-saving option, and can ensure seamless coordination between two essential vendors for your special day.

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Happy couples

Beautiful and magical venue. So extremely happy that we chose a Forest to have our elopement at, couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day or a more perfect venue. Highly highly recommend!

– Hannah & Josh

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Elopement ideas

Elopement ideas

Embrace Elopement Ideas & Trends:

Unique Wedding Ideas in South Australia


In the realm of weddings, there’s a rising trend that speaks to the hearts of those seeking an intimate celebration over an extravagant affair. Enter the world of elopements—where some brides lean more towards being Bridechillas than Bridezillas.

For those who value simplicity, saving time, and money, and focusing on the essence of their love story, eloping might just be the perfect choice.

In South Australia, the elopement scene is flourishing, and more couples are choosing this path for various reasons. One of the primary benefits is the ability to keep the guest list minimal, creating an environment that truly revolves around the couple.

While the idea of eloping may sound unconventional or even stressful to some, modern couples have redefined it into an intimate celebration, often shared with close friends and family.


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Embark on the ultimate planning journey for your dream elopement in the captivating state of South Australia (SA).

We’ve done the legwork, scouring the region to unveil the most enchanting places for your intimate celebration. Let the beauty of South Australia inspire your elopement choices, as there’s an abundance of awe-inspiring locations awaiting your special day.

Nestled in the central southern part of Australia, South Australia is bordered by Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland, Victoria, and New South Wales. The vibrant city of Adelaide proudly serves as its capital, a bustling hub amidst the diverse landscapes that define the state.

With a population nearing 2 million, South Australia stands as the fifth most populous state in Australia, with a significant 77% residing in Adelaide. Beyond the city, the majority of inhabitants call the south-east near the River Murray home, where cooler temperatures and fertile lands prevail. Heading north, the landscape transforms into an arid expanse with minimal rainfall.

Each year, close to 8,000 couples choose South Australia as the backdrop for their marital vows, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. And with good reason – the state boasts an array of stunning locales, ranging from picturesque landscapes to intimate wedding venues, perfectly suited for an elopement.

Whether you fancy the urban allure of Adelaide, the tranquil Hills, the rustic charm of a farm, the fairy-tale ambience of a castle, the rugged beauty of the desert, or the serene coastal setting, South Australia presents a myriad of choices. The key is to align your elopement style with the diverse offerings of this remarkable state.

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Meet Peta and Lee, the stars of our enchanting forest elopement story. Their love story was one of simplicity and beauty, a tale of two souls finding each other in the midst of life’s adventures. For their wedding, they decided to let nature be their witness and chose the serene Kuitpo Forest as their backdrop.

In the heart of this lush forest, nestled within the embrace of nature, stood the CABN Tiny House Bed & Breakfast. This charming, rustic abode became their sanctuary, a place where their dreams would come to life.

Their ceremony was a heartfelt and intimate affair, with the forest providing the perfect soundtrack to their vows. Surrounded by the majestic trees, Peta and Lee pledged their love for one another, promising to cherish each other for a lifetime.

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Looking for a breathtaking spot to share a romantic moment with your partner? Look no further than Mount Crawford Forest. With its awe-inspiring natural beauty and serene surroundings, it’s the ultimate destination to unwind and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With our exclusive elopement packages, featuring a top-notch celebrant and photography services, you can make your picnic even more extraordinary by saying “I do” surrounded by the stunning vistas of nature.

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Looking for a unique and enchanting wedding location? Look no further than Kuitpo Forest Weddings. Nestled in the heart of the forest, our venue offers a dreamy setting for your special day. With our experienced team, we’ll help you plan every detail to create the wedding of your dreams. Contact us today to learn more.

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To inspire those considering this path, we’ve curated a list of unique elopement ideas tailored for South Australia:

  1. Destination Elopement: Opting for a destination elopement not only adds an adventurous twist but eliminates the hassle of flying guests in. Plus, your wedding doubles as a honeymoon, creating a seamless and memorable experience.
  2. Cool & Classy Elopement: Keep it chic and intimate by inviting only a select few friends and family to witness your union. Follow it up with a private reception at a classy cocktail bar for an evening filled with elegance and celebration.
  3. Hot Air Elopement: Elevate your love to new heights by exchanging vows in a hot-air balloon. Capture the magic with a GoPro and create unforgettable memories as you soar above the picturesque landscapes of South Australia.
  4. Vineyard Elopement: With a smaller guest list, your choice of venue becomes virtually limitless. Consider a forest setting, enhanced by the melodic tunes of a violinist as you walk down an imaginary aisle. Swap out the traditional reception for a charming beverage station for you to savour as newlyweds.
  5. Romantic B&B Elopement: For those with a more generous budget, envision having an entire wedding venue to yourselves. Indulge in grandeur by securing a private estate, creating an intimate and opulent atmosphere exclusively for you and your beloved.

In South Australia, eloping is not just about simplicity; it’s about curating a wedding experience that authentically reflects the couple’s love story. So, whether you’re exchanging vows in a hot-air balloon ( A KISS bucket list wedding, by the way!! ) or savouring a private estate, embrace the trend of elopements and make your wedding day truly about you and your partner.