It just doesn’t get any more romantic than a winter wedding in the snow. Cozy firelight, hot toddies, and a natural backdrop of white that makes for endless color possibilities make this chilly season a delightful setting for the sweetest, most intimate of ceremonies.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?