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7 Unique Ideas for a Lakeside Wedding

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Lakeside weddings have been a growing trend over the past few years for several reasons, one of which is the sheer beauty a wedding on the shore brings to your joyous day. And lakeside weddings in Tahoe South are over-the-top beautiful. News flash: Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America. Not only is it surrounded by the majestic Sierra Mountains and towering, fragrant pine and cedar trees, its crystal clear, blue-green-turquoise water is second to none. So, pick a venue with a private beach (see: Edgewood Tahoe, Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe, Zephyr Cove Resort, The Landing), or a wooden pier, or a grassy lawn and start planning the lakeside wedding of your dreams. Since we host thousands of weddings in Tahoe South, we’ll give you a few of our favorite ideas to incorporate into your own lakeside wedding:

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Kick off your wedding festivities with a swanky cocktail hour in a boathouse on the lake. Work with your wedding coordinator to design a special drink menu and apps to offer guests. Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe has just the setting to pull this off with The Boathouse, situated along Lake Tahoe’s south shore.

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The Boathouse at Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe is an idyllic setting for a cocktail hour or even a pre-wedding day dinner. Photo Credit: Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe

Pick a beautiful beach for your lakeside wedding ceremony

What would a lakeside wedding be without a little sand between your toes? The Lake Tahoe shoreline offers a one-of-a-kind mix of sandy beaches, ginormous boulders, and of course, the signature turquoise waters encircled by majestic mountains. Set up rows of traditional chairs for guests or come up with something truly unique that speaks to your relationship or plays on your wedding theme.

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A lakeside wedding on a beach in Tahoe is classic. Photo Credit: Indigo Photography | Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

 

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Tahoe South has numerous beautiful beach options for a lakeside wedding ceremony and photo ops. Photo Credit: Photojournalist Monique Sady | The Landing Lake Tahoe Resort & Spa

Exchange vows on a dock or pier

While the beach is a no-brainer for a lakeside wedding, you could also avoid the sand and set foot on a dock or pier and say your “I Dos.” One of the unique aspects of a lakeside wedding is all the beautiful shoreline choices for your ceremony, so feel free to think outside the beach.

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As an alternative to a beach ceremony, why not exchange vows on a pier or dock over the lake? Photo Credit: Melanie Underwood, Underwood Photography | The Ridge Tahoe

Say “I Do” aboard a giant boat

One of the more novel advantages to having a lakeside wedding is that you could actually get married on a boat. In Tahoe South, Lake Tahoe Cruises will whisk you and your guests off into the sunset aboard one of their sea-worthy vessels. If vintage is your vibe, check out the M.S. Dixie II paddle wheeler. If posh and intimate is your preference, they also have a luxurious yacht called Tahoe Paradise. Both boats are year-round options for a lakeside wedding in Tahoe South.

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Bring your wedding party of up to 300 aboard the MS Dixie II paddle wheeler for a celebration like no other. Photo Credit: Theilen Photography | Lake Tahoe Cruises/Zephyr Cove Resorts

After your lakeside wedding, go jump in the lake

We’ve seen many wedding couples get wet and wild after the ceremony with a “lover’s leap” into the lake. The choice is yours whether to christen your formal attire or switch to more water-worthy apparel, but it’s a great photo op and can add some excitement and thrill to your day. (And we hear that jumping into Lake Tahoe can be very invigorating!)

 

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A fun way to christen your new union is with a leap into the lake! Photo Credit: Theilen Photography | Edgewood Tahoe

 

Make your grand departure on a stand-up paddleboard

In Tahoe South, we do it up big. Okay, so it doesn’t have to be a SUP; it could be a canoe, kayak, jet-ski, powerboat, or pontoon, but what better way to exit your lakeside wedding than via watercraft? It makes for a fantastic photo, plus it’s super fun!

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After your lakeside wedding, sail away with your sweetie on a SUP! Photo Credit: Jeff Dow | Tahoe South

Take all the sunset photos

Gauging by the millions of people who post sunset pics on Instagram, we know it’s a favorite photo subject. And we can confidently say that Lake Tahoe has some of the most breathtaking sunsets. So, why not time your wedding festivities to align with one-of-a-kind sunset photo ops? (Note: We could honestly post dozens of amazing sunset shots at lakeside weddings, but we’ve narrowed it down to just a few. But we think you’ll get the idea.)

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Sunsets in Tahoe are spectacular! Photo Credit: Theilen Photography | Edgewood Tahoe

 

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The bride and groom are beaming — and so is the sky! Photo Credit: Wedding Photojournalist Monique Sady | Edgewood Tahoe

 

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A stunning bride, a stunning sunset. Shot captured along the shoreline at Tahoe Beach Retreat. Photo Credit: Bogdan Condor Photography

 

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A whimsical sunset shot with Tahoe Paradise yacht docked in the distance. Photo Credit: Zephyr Cove Resort/Lake Tahoe Cruises

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A wedding couple out for a stroll at sunset. Photo Credit: Theilen Photography | Zephyr Cove Resort

Best Spots for a Fall Wedding in Tahoe

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After another fun and exciting summer season in Tahoe South, we find ourselves basking in the warm sun outdoors, feeling refreshed by the cooler, crisper air. And we begin to enjoy a bit of the calm that the fall season brings to Tahoe. The aspen leaves in the Tahoe Basin begin changing colors, adding a striking golden contrast to the blue hue of Lake Tahoe and dark green pines that dot the Sierra Mountains. It’s a majestic backdrop for a beautiful fall wedding in Tahoe. Here are a few of our favorite spots in Tahoe for a fall wedding.

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A fall wedding in Tahoe is fun whether it’s held indoors, outdoors, or a combination both. Photo Credit: Indigo Photography | Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

Amazing Venue Options for a Fall Wedding in Tahoe

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Tahoe South’s newest indoor wedding space is The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe, which offers an impressive 3,000-square-foot ballroom. Or choose between two event rooms inside Edgewood Tahoe‘s iconic clubhouse, lined with floor-to-ceiling windows to bring the outdoors in, as well as stone decks and a fire pit — perfect for keeping cozy and warm on a fall evening in Tahoe. If you’d like an outdoor ceremony for your fall wedding in Tahoe, they’ve got an expansive lakefront Event Lawn and Beach on site, as well.

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Your love will glow like the blaze from an outdoor fire pit when you host your fall wedding in Tahoe. Photo Credit: Theilen Photo | Edgewood Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Cruises & Zephyr Cove Resort

A standout option for a fall wedding in Tahoe is saying “I Do” aboard the MS Dixie II paddlewheeler. Lake Tahoe Cruises will take your guests on a relaxing cruise on Lake Tahoe, where you can hold your ceremony and reception, all while surrounded by the breathtaking lake and mountain landscapes. If you have trouble finding your sea legs, plan your wedding on dry land at Zephyr Cove Resort, where you can exchange vows on the beach in beautiful Zephyr Cove or in the rustic restaurant, in front of the fireplace. And you and your guests can stay on site in cozy cabins!

Invite your wedding guests aboard the grand MS Dixie II. She accommodates up to 300 to help you celebrate your day. Photo Credit: Lake Tahoe Cruises
Invite your wedding guests aboard the grand MS Dixie II. She accommodates up to 300 to help you celebrate your day. Photo Credit: Lake Tahoe Cruises
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Zephyr Cove Resort offers indoor and outdoor event spaces for your fall wedding in Tahoe. Photo Credit: Lauren Lindley Photography | Zephyr Cove Resort

The Landing Lake Tahoe Resort & Spa

The Landing offers a Lakeview Ballroom with retractable glass walls for a true indoor/outdoor celebration, simply ideal for a fall wedding in Tahoe. They’ve also got the Grand Rooftop Terrace for up to 300 guests, as well as the heated outdoor event Pavilion, if you prefer to keep everything in the out of doors.

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The Lakeview Ballroom at The Landing has retractable glass walls to open up to the outdoors. Photo Credit: Photography by Monique | The Landing

The Ridge Tahoe

A newly renovated space in Tahoe South is the Castle Rock Event Space at The Ridge Tahoe. With 3,700 square feet, it accommodates up to 180 wedding guests and offers loads of natural light and spectacular panoramic views. But just because The Ridge Tahoe is located at 7,500 feet doesn’t mean you can’t bring your fall wedding in Tahoe to lake level. If you’ve got your heart set on an outdoor shoreline ceremony, they’re happy to help you plan that, too.

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At The Ridge Tahoe, you can choose from indoor and outdoor spaces, as well as a ceremony on the shore for your fall wedding in Tahoe. Photo Credit: Melanie Underwood, Underwood Photography | The Ridge Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

If you’re looking for a versatile indoor/outdoor space for your fall wedding in Tahoe, check out the Tallac Ballroom at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel. It has access to a lovely outdoor patio, and offers an abundance of natural light. Tallac can accommodate up to 80 guests with a dance floor and built-in bar — if you’re planning a larger wedding, look into their airy and spacious Atrium that accommodates up to 200 guests. You can also have an outdoor ceremony on one of their decks or patios, or ask about their customized beach ceremony packages.

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Mix the indoors with the outdoors in the Tallac event space at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel. Photo Credit: Calvin Hobson Photography | Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe

The Boathouse on the Pier is an intimate, one-of-a-kind wedding venue at Beach Retreat & Lodge that overlooks the lake. Alternatively, larger wedding parties can celebrate in the new Lakeview Ballroom, with its view of the crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe and large glass doors that open onto an expansive outdoor deck. Beach Retreat & Lodge offers a perfect combination of lakefront indoor and outdoor spaces for a fall wedding in Tahoe.

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A beautiful view of Lake Tahoe from The Boathouse on the Pier, an ideal venue for intimate weddings. Photo Credit: Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe
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Beachfront weddings are picturesque (check out that sunset!) along the shores of Lake Tahoe. Photo Credit: Bogdan Condor Photography | Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe

Hard Rock Cafe Lake Tahoe

If you’re super worried about the weather or your guests being too chilly in the fall in Tahoe, you could opt for a really fun and offbeat venue only found at Hard Rock Cafe Lake Tahoe. Located inside Harvey’s Resort and Casino, there’s no end to the entertainment available before, during, and after your wedding.

Elegant yet edgy wedding reception at Hard Rock Cafe. Photo Credit: Hard Rock Cafe
Elegant yet edgy wedding reception at Hard Rock Cafe. Photo Credit: Hard Rock Cafe

 

Dreaming of a beautiful fall wedding in Tahoe? Reach out to our exclusive venues to get started!

 

Lakefront Weddings at Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe

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Hands down, one of the most incredible places to host your destination wedding is in South Lake Tahoe. Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe sits right on the south shore of stunning Lake Tahoe, with the crystal blue waters stretching off in the distance as far as the eye can see, making it an ideal location for lakefront weddings in Tahoe. If you want to share the best of South Lake Tahoe with your family and wedding guests, then Beach Retreat & Lodge is the perfect place for your wedding. And your dedicated event coordinator can help you customize not only your wedding package, but also your catering menu. With several ceremony and reception locations at Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe to choose from, you can’t go wrong any time of year.

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A stunning bride, a stunning sunset. Shot captured along the shoreline at Beach Retreat & Lodge. Photo Credit: Bogdan Condor Photography
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Get hitched on Beach Retreat & Lodge‘s private sandy beach on the south shore of Lake Tahoe. Photo Credit: Corey Fox Photography

Lakefront Weddings on the Beach

From an intimate gathering to an affair full of family and friends, a lakefront wedding on the beach can be the ultimate in romance. With stunning Lake Tahoe as your canvas, your beach wedding at Beach Retreat & Lodge will be an event to remember. Go casual in the sand with bare feet and a simple, beach-casual gown, and Lake Tahoe as your backdrop. The setting is so peaceful and the surroundings so spectacular, who could ask for anything more idyllic? The shores of South Lake Tahoe are gorgeous year-round, making this the perfect destination for your special day in any season.

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Have a romantic ceremony in the sand on Beach Retreat & Lodge‘s private beach on beautiful Lake Tahoe. Photo Credit: Corey Fox Photography

 

Lakefront Weddings Under the White Tent

Dreaming of an outdoor wedding, but worried the weather might let you down? Beach Retreat & Lodge has got you covered. Literally. The White Tent is an elegant setting for a memorable outdoor reception. You and your guests will be just steps from the private beach, where you can watch the sun set behind the Sierra mountains surrounding beautiful Lake Tahoe.

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Receptions under the White Tent adds an elegant sense of occasion and you and your guests are just steps from the beach. Photo courtesy of Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe.

Elegant Indoor Weddings

While Beach Retreat & Lodge offers beautiful outdoor lakefront locations for your ceremony and reception, they also have a brand-new Lakeview Ballroom, an ideal choice for your large, formal affair. The elegant ballroom accommodates up to 150 guests and offers large glass doors that open to expansive decks for a picturesque view of Lake Tahoe, making it an easy choice for lakefront weddings any time of year. Or if you’re looking for a more intimate gathering, the Boathouse is a cozy, one-of-a-kind lakefront wedding venue that overlooks Lake Tahoe.

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The Lakeview Ballroom is a perfect venue for formal weddings of up to 150 guests. Photo courtesy of Corey Fox Photography.

A Lakefront Wedding Destination to Remember

Hosting your wedding at Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe means that not only will your wedding be perfect, but your guests will be able to fully enjoy themselves in one of the most stunning areas in the world. South Lake Tahoe is host to so many fun activities and adventures, no matter what the season. Your wedding guests and family members will enjoy staying on the premises in one of their 262 beautifully updated guest rooms, most of which have a balcony or a patio. Beach Retreat & Lodge is also an ideal place to host bachelor/bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, a post-wedding brunch or any other wedding-week-related events to make your destination wedding perfect.

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Tahoe South is a spectacular year-round destination wedding choice. Photo courtesy of Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe.

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The outdoor reception space at Beach Retreat & Lodge is an ideal lakefront setting for a wedding in Tahoe. Photo Credit: Bogdan Condor Photography

Ready to plan your lakefront wedding at Beach Retreat & Lodge in South Lake Tahoe? It’s sure to be an event to remember.

Stunning Lakeside Weddings at Edgewood Tahoe

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Outdoor wedding ceremony on the South Room Deck at Edgewood Tahoe. Photo Credit: Thielen Photography | Edgewood Tahoe

It’s true that Tahoe South has numerous beautiful wedding venues to choose from for your Lake Tahoe destination wedding, but one that stands out with its breathtaking views of both Lake Tahoe and surrounding mountains is Edgewood Tahoe.

You might have heard of Edgewood Tahoe for its premier, award-winning 18-hole championship golf course, but this lakeside Tahoe resort also offers onsite lodging, dining, spa, and dedicated event staff. And new this year—they’ve unveiled The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe that encompasses a spacious and luxurious 154-room hotel, 3,000-square-foot ballroom, two intimate private dining rooms, and expansive lakefront Event Lawn and Beach.

Weddings at The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe

If you’re dreaming of a truly elegant wedding in a modern mountain lodge setting, you’ve got to check out the brand-new Lodge Ballroom at Edgewood Tahoe. It’s a beautiful, flexible space, ranging from 1,900 to 3,000 sq. ft., making it perfect for all wedding reception sizes. And your guests staying at The Lodge will be treated to such first-class accommodations as an in-room gas fireplace, a terrace or balcony with seating area, premium linens and luxuries, courtesy valet parking, complimentary internet, a year-round lakefront heated pool and hot tub—and no resort fee—plus complimentary transportation to nearby Tahoe South destinations. Your guests can choose from four unique room types and three different view options among the luxurious rooms and suites available in The Lodge.

Special Offer:

Weddings taking place Sunday-Thursday earn the wedding couple a complimentary Tahoe room with mountain view for the night of the wedding. Weddings booked for Fridays and Saturdays earn the wedding couple a 20% discount off the best flexible rate. Ask for the Wedding Lodge Offer.

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The newest event space at Edgewood Tahoe is the Lodge Ballroom. Photo Courtesy: Edgewood Tahoe

Weddings in the Clubhouse at Edgewood Tahoe

In addition to the new Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe, the lakefront resort has an elegant and iconic clubhouse that offers two awe-inspiring spaces that boast floor-to-ceiling windows, stone decks, and lakefront lawns. The largest of the two spaces is the North Room (approximately 2,500 sq. ft.), which features tall walls of windows looking out over the lake, and includes direct access to the large lakeside patio. For a more intimate wedding event at Edgewood Tahoe, the South Room (approximately 1,700 sq. ft.) is ideal with its tall walls of windows offering a spectacular view of the lake and direct access to an adjacent patio with fire pit.

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Your love will glow like the blaze from an outdoor fire pit when you host your winter wedding in Tahoe. Photo Credit: Theilen Photo | Edgewood Tahoe
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Exchange wedding vows on the pristine lakefront lawn outside the North Room at Edgewood Tahoe. Photo Credit: Thielen Photography | Edgewood Tahoe
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Floor-to-ceiling windows in the North Room of the mountain chalet clubhouse at Edgewood Tahoe. Photo Credit: Theilen Photography | Edgewood Tahoe

Schedule a Spa Day at The Spa

We think no destination wedding is complete without a relaxing and heavenly spa day. Treat your wedding party to a day of rejuvenation and inner balance in the expansive and inviting 8,500 sq. ft. onsite spa at Edgewood Tahoe. Indulge in treatments using only the finest organic ingredients sourced from sustainable or renewable origins.

Special Offer:

Weddings taking place Sunday-Thursday earn the wedding party 1 free spa treatment with a minimum of 8 same treatments. Weddings booked for Fridays and Saturdays earn the wedding party a 20% discount off any spa treatments. Ask for the Wedding Spa Offer.

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The Spa at Edgewood Tahoe is an inviting 8,500-sq. ft space for relaxation and rejuvenation. Photo Courtesy: Edgewood Tahoe

Reserve a Round of Golf at Edgewood Tahoe

This is your opportunity to play on one of Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses,” with the likes of golf greats Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, Phil Mickelson, Jon Daly, and Lee Trevino. The Golf Course at Edgewood Tahoe is designed to provide a challenge for golfers of all skill levels—and who wouldn’t enjoy taking in the breathtaking views of the High Sierra and Lake Tahoe?

Special Offer:

With a minimum of 8 players, the wedding party will receive 1 free round of golf. With a minimum of 16 players, the wedding party will receive 2 free rounds of golf. Complimentary rental clubs are available for all players in the wedding party. Ask for the Wedding Golf Offer.

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The Golf Course at Edgewood Tahoe has been consistently selected by Golf Digest as one of “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses.” Photo Courtesy: Edgewood Tahoe

Winter Wedding Special at Edgewood Tahoe

We can think of lots of reasons to get married in Tahoe South in the winter, but getting sweet discounts probably tops the list. Edgewood Tahoe is definitely one of our choice venues for a dreamy winter wedding. So, if a winter wedding in Tahoe is in your sights, you’ll want to check out this exclusive Edgewood Tahoe Winter Wedding Offer to score some free adult beverages at your reception.

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Bring your winter wonderland indoors. North Room at Edgewood Tahoe. Photo Credit: Theilen Photography | Edgewood Tahoe

What’s it Like Hosting Your Wedding at Edgewood Tahoe?

If you’re looking for personalized service, fine-tuned attention to detail, and an aesthetic that’s nothing short of ethereal, no other venue than Edgewood Tahoe will do. Their seasoned in-house wedding specialists handle the logistics of your event while you focus on what matters most—celebrating your love amongst this heavenly jewel of the Sierras.

Hundreds of wedding couples have chosen Edgewood Tahoe to celebrate their love. Here is what a few of them have said:

“We could NOT have picked a better venue.” – Nathalie N. 7/10/17

“You can’t beat the view and the food was delicious.” – Lindsey D. 7/25/17

“You will get amazing pictures with the view of the lake and mountains.” – Gwenevere D. 7/14/15

“Edgewood is a beautiful and romantic wedding venue.” – Lai S. 10/15/13

“Edgewood Tahoe is hands down the most beautiful venue in the Reno/Tahoe area with amazing views of both the lake and the mountains.” – Katie K. 4/30/13

“You cannot beat the view, ambiance, and quality of service.” – Valerie 7/8/17

“If you want good food, drinks, and beautiful venue, Edgewood is the place to go.” – Joy 2/24/17

Want more information on booking your wedding at Edgewood Tahoe? Request here.

Year-Round Lake Tahoe Wedding Venues: Zephyr Cove Resort

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Tahoe South is home to some of the premier destination wedding venues in Lake Tahoe. Frankly, it is one of the most gorgeous settings you can choose. And one of the most versatile Lake Tahoe wedding venues is Zephyr Cove Resort and Lake Tahoe Cruises.

First of all, the resort is located in breathtaking Zephyr Cove, so there’s that. And you can choose from beach, boat, or rustic restaurant to exchange vows and get your celebration on. But what’s even better is your guests can stay right on site in cozy cabins, a historic Tahoe lodge, or even in the RV & Campground. (Added bonus: Zephyr Cove Resort provides you with a dedicated event coordinator to help you with your wedding from start to finish — hiring a photographer, ordering flowers, selecting your wedding cake and any other wedding planning details.)

Zephyr Cove Resort beach at sunset. An incredible Lake Tahoe wedding venue. Photo Credit: Fifth & Chestnut | Zephyr Cove Resort
Zephyr Cove Resort beach at sunset. An incredible Lake Tahoe wedding venue. Photo Credit: Fifth & Chestnut | Zephyr Cove Resort

Lake Tahoe Wedding Venues: The Beach at Zephyr Cove Resort

With breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and the clear, vibrant blue waters of Lake Tahoe right in front of you, it’s no wonder Zephyr Cove Resort made our list of 4 Best Beach Weddings in Tahoe South. During the late spring, summer and early fall months, Zephyr Cove Resort hosts beautiful Lake Tahoe weddings right on their beach, with lakeside wedding venues for both your ceremony and reception.

Imagine an intimate, relaxed gathering with all the special touches you expect for your wedding day. Gather up to 200 guests beneath a billowy tent draped in market lights and accented with romantic chandeliers. Dazzle your guests with an over-the-top themed buffet, like A Taste of Italy. Then add unique action stations including a taco bar, sizzling fajitas or an Indian curry sauté station for an exciting worldly array to please any palate.

Exchange vows at water's edge of beautiful Lake Tahoe. Photo Credit: Zephyr Cove Resort
Exchange vows at water’s edge of beautiful Lake Tahoe. Photo Credit: Zephyr Cove Resort

 

Host your wedding reception under a romantic tent on the beach at Zephyr Cove Resort. Photo Credit: Fifth & Chestnut | Zephyr Cove Resort
Host your wedding reception under a romantic tent on the beach at Zephyr Cove Resort. Photo Credit: Fifth & Chestnut | Zephyr Cove Resort

Have Your Wedding on a Boat in Lake Tahoe

One of the most incredible ways to experience Lake Tahoe is from out on the lake itself. Hosting your wedding ceremony or reception on a boat is a great way to share the beauty of the surrounding area with your wedding guests. Lake Tahoe Cruises operates the MS Dixie II paddle wheeler and Tahoe Paradise yacht, two year-round options for unique Lake Tahoe wedding venues. The MS Dixie II hosts up to 300 guests, whereas the smaller, more intimate Tahoe Paradise yacht is perfect for up to 60 guests. Plus, your ceremony on board Tahoe Paradise offers a uniformed captain to preside.

There is something so peaceful and romantic about exchanging your wedding vows while floating out on the water. From an intimate gathering with closest family and friends to a larger celebration, the staff at Lake Tahoe Cruises is a unique option to make your wedding on the water memorable.

Host your wedding ceremony on a luxurious yacht called Tahoe Paradise, surrounded by water. Photo Credit: Lake Tahoe Cruises
Host your wedding ceremony on a luxurious yacht called Tahoe Paradise, surrounded by water. Photo Credit: Lake Tahoe Cruises

 

Invite your wedding guests aboard the grand MS Dixie II. She accommodates up to 300 to help you celebrate your day. Photo Credit: Lake Tahoe Cruises
Invite your wedding guests aboard the grand MS Dixie II. She accommodates up to 300 to help you celebrate your day. Photo Credit: Lake Tahoe Cruises

Rustic Restaurant is Open for Year-Round Tahoe Weddings

Voted “South Shore’s Best” many times over, Zephyr Cove Restaurant is a modern-meets-rustic establishment with rows of windows that frame the beautiful view, making it a perfect Lake Tahoe wedding venue for any season.

The restaurant, recently updated with new hardwood chairs and mason jar light fixtures, can accommodate smaller, more intimate wedding receptions for 75 guests or fewer. And if you’re planning a winter wedding in Tahoe, ceremonies can be held inside the cozy restaurant, with its large stone fireplace and cozy cabin-like atmosphere. (Tip: Be sure to check out their Winter Wedding Planner for special winter wedding packages from November to April.) Offering innovative menus and seasonal cuisine crafted with sustainable and locally sourced food, Zephyr Cove Restaurant is also a prime choice for a rehearsal dinner or a wedding day breakfast or brunch.

Zephyr Cove Restaurant is a perfect Lake Tahoe wedding venue for winter weddings. Photo Credit: Zephyr Cove Resort
Zephyr Cove Restaurant is a perfect Lake Tahoe wedding venue for winter weddings. Photo Credit: Zephyr Cove Resort

Spend Your Wedding Weekend in Tahoe

One of the best things about planning your destination wedding with Zephyr Cove Resort and Lake Tahoe Cruises is not only do they offer fantastic Lake Tahoe wedding venues for your ceremony and reception, but you and your guests can stay right on site and enjoy Lake Tahoe activities throughout the weekend. You and your guests can cozy up in a newly remodeled cabin, reserve a room in their historic lodge, or bring camping gear and rough-it (or glamp-it) at the adjacent RV & Campground at Zephyr Cove Resort.

If you’re planning a summer wedding in Tahoe, you and your guests can also take advantage of Zephyr Cove Resort’s full-service marina. Go on a parasailing adventure, test your water skiing and wakeboarding skills behind a speedboat, take a leisurely boat cruise, or find a spot to relax on their mile-long private sandy beach. If a winter wedding is in your future, Zephyr Cove Resort offers amazing snowmobiling tours with unparalleled views of Lake Tahoe. And, of course, there’s skiing, and snowshoeing, and sledding, and snowboarding here, too.

Extend your summer wedding day into a summer wedding weekend to fit in Tahoe activities, like parasailing. Photo Credit: Zephyr Cove Resort
Extend your summer wedding day into a summer wedding weekend to fit in Tahoe activities, like parasailing. Photo Credit: Zephyr Cove Resort

From the days leading up to your wedding to the days after, you and your guests can turn your wedding day into a whole weekend of Tahoe fun with the help of the professional staff at Zephyr Cove Resort, one of the most versatile of the Lake Tahoe wedding venues. Ready to book your destination wedding with Zephyr Cove Resort and Lake Tahoe Cruises?

The beach at Zephyr Cove Resort is of one of the best Lake Tahoe wedding venues. Photo Credit: Zephyr Cove Resort
The beach at Zephyr Cove Resort is of one of the best Lake Tahoe wedding venues. Photo Credit: Zephyr Cove Resort

 

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