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Plan Your Perfect Honeymoon in Tahoe

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Lake Tahoe is one of the most picturesque wedding destinations. Photo Credit: Hall Creations Photography
Lake Tahoe is one of the most picturesque wedding destinations. Photo Credit: Hall Creations Photography

Maybe it’s the blue skies. Or perhaps the crystal-clear turquoise water. Or we bet it’s the 300+ days of sunshine every year. Well, we don’t know exactly, but people are often referring to Tahoe as “paradise.” And we tend to agree. Between the unparalleled natural beauty and all the fun Tahoe South offers, it is a top-notch location for destination weddings, but why stop there? Why not extend the celebration of your union with an equally memorable honeymoon in Tahoe?

Sunrise overlooking Emerald Bay.
Sunrise overlooking Emerald Bay. Photo Credit: VisitCalifornia.com

No matter what time of year you decide to honeymoon, Tahoe South offers so much — from relaxing on the beach to vigorous hikes up to ah-mazing overlooks, golfing, biking, paddleboarding, and parasailing to skiing, boarding, snowshoeing, or cuddling up next to a blazing fire. But no worries if you’re not really the outdoorsy type. Check out the nightly shows, casinos, shopping, brew pubs, and restaurants galore, or plan a leisurely sightseeing drive around the lake. Tahoe South has got something for just about everyone. And what better way to kick off your marriage than spending some quality time together in paradise?

Sail away in Tahoe South with your newlywed partner. Photo Credit: Tahoe South
Sail away in Tahoe South with your newlywed partner. Photo Credit: Tahoe South

A Winter or Spring Honeymoon in Tahoe

Between awe-inspiring outdoor activities and endless opportunities to get cozy in a premiere resort, a winter or spring honeymoon in Tahoe South couldn’t be more alluring. Invigorate your active side by hitting the slopes, exploring on snowshoes, or going for a twirl in ice skates, then bring a little fairy tale to your romance with a sleigh ride. In terms of where to stay, you can’t go wrong, but you can go really, really right with a cozy cabin at Zephyr Cove Resort or booking a room at The Ridge Tahoe so you can slip into an outdoor hot tub whenever the mood strikes (which will probably be often).

Try an invigorating snowshoe hike in the mountains. Photo Credit: The Ridge Tahoe
A great way to burn off that extra piece of wedding cake! Try an invigorating snowshoe hike in the mountains. Photo Credit: The Ridge Tahoe

Heating up Your Honeymoon in Tahoe

For many, it doesn’t get much better than the idea of a honeymoon in the summer or fall, especially in Tahoe South where you’ll be surrounded by the lake, mountains, beaches and waterfalls. Whether your idea of getting active means working up a sweat with hiking, biking or kayaking, getting intensely leisurely with beaching and boating, or getting a little extreme with hot air ballooning, parasailing or a gondola ride, Tahoe South has got what you want. And for anyone looking for romance overload, we’ve got five words for you: sunset horse-drawn carriage ride. And there’s also the romantic sunset dinner cruise by way of historic Mississippi paddle wheeler. The authentic Lake Tahoe Cruises vessel sets sail from Zephyr Cove and meanders into picturesque Emerald Bay.

You just took the big leap with your main squeeze. Let your adventurous side loose with a parasailing tour of the lake! Photo Credit: Zephyr Cove Resort
You just took the big leap with your main squeeze. Let your adventurous side loose with a parasailing tour of the lake! Photo Credit: Zephyr Cove Resort

 

Set sail on the MS Dixie II paddlewheeler from Zephyr Cove to Emerald Bay. Photo Credit: Lake Tahoe Cruises | Zephyr Cove Resort
Set sail on the MS Dixie II paddlewheeler from Zephyr Cove to Emerald Bay. Photo Credit: Lake Tahoe Cruises | Zephyr Cove Resort

Decompress During Your Honeymoon in Tahoe

Whether your muscles are aching from a nine-mile hike or your honeymoon is all about living a life of leisure, a spa day or couple’s massage is practically mandatory. Indulge at The Landing’s day spa, or bliss out in your own room with The Ridge Tahoe’s in-room couple’s massage.

Destress after your big day with a visit to the spa. Photo Credit: The Landing
Destress after your big day with a visit to the spa. Photo Credit: The Landing Resort & Spa

Honeymoon in Tahoe Packages and Specials

Many of our featured Tahoe Wedding Sites venues offer special romantic packages to make your honeymoon in Tahoe extra memorable. If there is ever a time to branch out beyond the standard queen-bed room, it’s your honeymoon. Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel is an all-suite establishment — any room you book is going to be a luxurious experience worthy of celebrating your love. And why not ask about their Lake Tahoe Romance package, which includes a two-night stay in a two-room suite with rose petals on the bed, Champagne and strawberries, a $60 dining credit, and two glasses of wine in the on-site Echo Lounge or in your suite via room service.

Enjoy the fresh mountain air on the patio at one of the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel suites. Photo Credit: Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel
Enjoy the fresh mountain air from the patio in one of the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel suites. Photo Credit: Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

Then there’s The Landing’s Secret to Marital Bliss Honeymoon Package, which includes a two-night stay in a king room, roses and chocolate-covered strawberries, a bottle of Champagne, and a $150 dining credit. All of this at a 5-star boutique lakeside resort in Tahoe.

The breathtaking view of Lake Tahoe from The Grand Terrace at The Landing. Photo Credit: The Landing
The breathtaking view of Lake Tahoe from The Grand Terrace at The Landing. Photo Credit: The Landing

New to Tahoe South is the $100-million Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe, opening in June 2017, but ready for reservations today. (Tip: To save some dinero, check out Edgewood’s array of lodging specials, like Stay More, Save More, Preferred Advance Purchase, Preferred Bed & Breakfast, or Preferred Suites.)

 

The rustic and luxurious Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe opens June 2017 in Tahoe South. Photo Credit: Edgewood Tahoe Photo Credit: Edgewood Tahoe
The rustic and luxurious Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe opens June 2017 in Tahoe South. Photo Credit: Edgewood Tahoe

Start planning your alpine paradise honeymoon in Tahoe today. And contact one of our featured venues if you have any questions.

Honeymooning in Tahoe South

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Sail away in Tahoe South with your newlywed partner. Photo Credit: Tahoe South
Sail away in Tahoe South with your newlywed partner. Photo Credit: Tahoe South

With the turquoise lake, snowcapped mountains and lush pine forests, Tahoe South is already known for being both a winter wonderland and a summer paradise – perfect for a dream wedding in any season. But at some point, even the most devoted couples need to think beyond their wedding day. To the honeymoon, of course! Whether Tahoe South is the picture perfect setting for your wedding or you’re looking for a getaway once the nuptials are wrapped up, this is where you want to go. Trust us. Or don’t trust us and keep reading to find out why.

Keeping it cool

Try an invigorating snowshoe hike in the mountains. Photo Credit: The Ridge Tahoe
A great way to burn off that extra piece of wedding cake! Try an invigorating snowshoe hike in the mountains. Photo Credit: The Ridge Tahoe

Between awe-inspiring outdoor activities and endless opportunities to get cozy in a premiere resort, a winter or spring honeymoon in Tahoe South couldn’t be more alluring. Invigorate your active side by hitting the slopes, exploring on snowshoes, or going for a twirl in ice skates, then bring a little fairy tale to your romance with a sleigh ride. In terms of where to stay, you can’t go wrong, but you can go really, really right with a cozy cabin at Zephyr Cove Resort or booking a room at The Ridge Tahoe so you can slip into an outdoor hot tub whenever the mood strikes (which will probably be often).

Heating up your honeymoon

You just took the big leap with your main squeeze. Let your adventurous side loose with a parasailing tour of the lake! Photo Credit: Zephyr Cove Resort
You just took the big leap with your main squeeze. Let your adventurous side loose with a parasailing tour of the lake! Photo Credit: Zephyr Cove Resort

For many, it doesn’t get much better than the idea of a honeymoon in the summer or fall, especially in Tahoe South where you’ll be surrounded by the lake, mountains, beaches and waterfalls. Whether your idea of getting active means working up a sweat with hiking, biking or kayaking, getting intensely leisurely with beaching and boating, or getting a little extreme with hot air ballooning, parasailing or a gondola ride, Tahoe South has got what you want. And for anyone looking for romance overload, we’ve got five words for you: sunset horse-drawn carriage ride.

Destination: relaxation

Destress after your big day with a visit to the spa. Photo Credit: The Landing
Destress after your big day with a visit to the spa. Photo Credit: The Landing Resort & Spa

Whether your muscles are aching from a nine-mile hike or your honeymoon is all about living a life of leisure, a spa day or couple’s massage is practically mandatory. Indulge at The Landing’s day spa, or bliss out in your own room with The Ridge Tahoe’s in-room couples massage.

Live the suite life

Enjoy the fresh mountain air on the patio at one of the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel suites. Photo Credit: Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel
Enjoy the fresh mountain air from the patio in one of the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel suites. Photo Credit: Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

If there is ever a time to branch out beyond the standard queen-bed room, it’s your honeymoon. Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel is an all-suite establishment — any room you book is going to be a luxurious experience worthy of celebrating your love. And why not ask about their Lake Tahoe Romance package, which includes a two-night stay in a two-room suite with rose petals on the bed, Champagne and strawberries, a $60 dining credit and two glasses of wine in the on-site Echo Lounge or in your room via room service. Or consider The Landing’s Secret to Marital Bliss Honeymoon Package, which includes a two-night stay in a king room, roses and chocolate-covered strawberries, a bottle of champagne, and a $150 dining credit.

Expect The Unexpected: The Landing Resort and Spa

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Photo Credit: Johnstone Studios Kelsy & Will Foster Married 11/28/16
Photo Credit: Johnstone Studios
Kelsy & Will Foster Married 11/28/16

Your wedding isn’t something you want to be competitive over, of course. But we can hardly blame any couple for wanting their wedding to have those little extra touches that set it apart from any other wedding they’ve ever been to. It’s only natural.

Photo Credit: Johnstone Studios Kelsy & Will Foster Married 11/28/16
Winter wedding couple on the Grand Rooftop Terrace. Photo Credit: Johnstone Studios
Kelsy & Will Foster Married 11/28/16

The Landing Resort and Spa is a 5-star boutique hotel that specializes in those unique extra touches, making for weddings that are unforgettable for the bride, groom, and guests alike. Here are a few of the unique and unexpected qualities you can expect from The Landing Resort and Spa.

A true winter wedding

Sometimes, when you want a winter wedding, you want a winter wedding. The Landing is one of the few resorts that offers the option of an outdoor winter wedding. Imagine it – a gorgeous long-sleeved dress or elegant fur stole, cozy guests with personalized blankets, a gourmet hot chocolate or tea bar, and getting up close and personal with the unparalleled Tahoe South scenery. Uncommon and completely incredible.

Inside, outside or both

No matter if the wedding you’ve always envisioned is indoors, outdoors, or a combination of the two, The Landing Resort and Spa can make your dreams a reality. The Lakeview Ballroom can provide you with your intimate indoor wedding, or the glass walls can be retracted for a combination indoors and outdoors wedding. Outside at The Landing there is a heated pavilion complete with elegantly draped ceilings and chandeliers.

Cozy personalized blankets to keep guests warm during your outdoor ceremony.
Provide cozy personalized blankets to keep guests warm during your outdoor ceremony.

A leg up

The Landing Resort and Spa is designed to make the most of the jaw-dropping views of Tahoe South. If stunning scenery is on your wedding priority list, you want the second-floor Grand Rooftop Terrace. Undoubtedly. This rooftop terrace provides a true panoramic view of the lake and mountains, making for photos that will take your breath away, even on your 10th, 20th and 30th anniversaries.

Landing-Spa
Indulge, relax and rejuvenate at The Spa at The Landing Resort, which is also available for private use during your event.

Built-in relaxation

Even weddings at amazing venues can be stressful. There’s no denying that. The Landing Resort and Spa features a premier spa that offers a full range of services to help you, your bridal party and guests de-stress. It’s even available for private use. The Landing also has an on-site hair salon for convenient beautifying on your big day.

A full vacation

Turn your wedding into an even bigger event by providing guests (and yourself!) with a once-in-a-lifetime vacation. The Landing Resort and Spa is the only 5-star resort boutique hotel on the shores of Lake Tahoe. It has 77 rooms for your guests and even offers complimentary local transportation so everyone has the chance to hit the town.

A very special special

You probably don’t need any added incentive to consider booking your wedding at The Landing Resort and Spa, but just in case, they’re currently offering 50% off any ceremony and reception package or reception fees in May 2016 with a qualifying food and beverage minimum.

Photo Credit: Hall Creations Couple is Claire & Adam Snyder Married 1/17/16 at The Landing Resort & Spa
Photo Credit: Hall Creations
Couple is Claire & Adam Snyder
Married 1/17/16 at The Landing Resort & Spa

Hot Topic: Why Tahoe Winter Weddings are Wonderful

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In broad strokes, there are two reasons to celebrate your wedding in winter.

First: the season offers a range of possibilities for themes, from ski lodge casual to ice sculpture sophisticated. The ambiance can glow like a fireside or sparkle like a snowman in the sun. When it comes to color scheme, the more common shades of white with crimson or silver accents set the mood without setting back the budget. And distinctive touches, like hot white chocolate and glass icicle favors, create cool memories.

Second: winter is the season for values. Discounts, packages and extras can help you do more for less. From late November through early March, many Tahoe South venues combine special offers with striking scenery (see photos) for an unforgettable event. Here are some examples:

Cheers at Edgewood Tahoe

Like lace on sand, a dusting of snow at Edgewood Tahoe. Photo by studio
Like lace on sand, a dusting of snow at Edgewood Tahoe. photo by studio

A toast to many toasts at Edgewood Tahoe. From November 2015 to March 2016, complimentary house wine, champagne and house draft beer are included for your entire event. You can celebrate outdoors with stunning vistas or indoors in contemporary lodge surroundings with lake and golf course views. (Have we mentioned the dramatic sunsets?) And to satisfy your guests’ appetites, you can select from fresh, seasonal set menus or consult with the Edgewood Tahoe Master Chef.

Easy does it with Zephyr Cove Resort and Lake Tahoe Cruises
There are several affordable packages with options that include venue (82-foot private yacht cruise, dockside paddlewheeler or rustic cabin), ceremony performed by a captain or minister, buffet or plated menu, beverages, sound system and more. Prices range from $1200 to $5500 and making the arrangements is as simple as contacting the event specialist. You can also download a winter wedding planner from the Zephyr Cove Resort/Lake Tahoe Cruises website.

A romantic moment in the shoreline woods of Zephyr Cove Resort. photo courtesy Zephyr Cove Resort/Lake Tahoe Cruises
A romantic moment as the snow gently falls in the shoreline woods of Zephyr Cove Resort. photo by Vernon Wiley Photography

Free 5-night mountaintop stay at The Ridge Tahoe
Five nights of your honeymoon will be included when you book your wedding at The Ridge Tahoe between November 2015 and April 2016, You can make arrangements for your ceremony, reception and lodging for your guests, too, in one location. Winter weddings and receptions at this secluded 11-acre resort showcase spectacular views of the surrounding peaks and the Carson Valley.

Ski boots under the bride's gown? The Ridge is next-door to Heavenly. photo courtesy of The Ridge Tahoe
Ski boots under the bride’s gown? The Ridge Tahoe is next-door to Heavenly. photo by Divided Line Media – CJ Varela

More Possibilities as unique as every snowflake
The five-star Landing Resort & Spa includes winter-themed reception table centerpieces, complimentary house wine and house beer and 50% off a premium lakefront suite for the bride and groom with winter 2015-16 wedding bookings. “Sips of our Story Cocktails” are custom-created options for snow-covered dock and indoor ballroom celebrations at the Beach Retreat & Lodge. Relaxed, more casual celebrations (with your budget in mind) are the specialty at The Hard Rock Cafe | Lake Tahoe. And the all-suite Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel features several ceremony and reception settings, like the Grand Atrium, and packages, some including a horse-drawn carriage.

Lake Tahoe Hotel Resort's Grand Atrium is a dramatic winter venue. photo courtesy of Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel
Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel’s Grand Atrium is a dramatic winter venue. photo courtesy of Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

 

Warming up to the idea of a winter wedding? Visit tahoeweddingsites.com to find out more and start planning.

 

Spotlight: Lake Tahoe Cruises and Zephyr Cove Resort

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South Lake Tahoe is one of the most gorgeous settings you can choose for your destination wedding. What better way to take in the beauty of Lake Tahoe than on the beach — or on the water? Lake Tahoe Cruises and Zephyr Cove Resort offer some of the most scenic and fun options for your South Lake Tahoe wedding.

Lake Tahoe wedding on the water

Take it to the water

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, the Tahoe Queen and Tahoe Paradise year-round for your destination wedding on the water. There is just something so peaceful and romantic about exchanging your wedding vows out on the water. From an intimate gathering with friends to a larger celebration, the staff at Lake Tahoe Cruises offers lots of options to make your wedding on the water unique.

Zephyr Cove Resort

Newly-remodeled restaurant

Zephyr Cove Resort has recently finished a renovation of their restaurant, giving it a great modern-meets-rustic appeal that is so popular right now — and great during any season. The restaurant can accommodate smaller, more intimate wedding receptions for 75 guests or fewer. During the winter season, wedding ceremonies could also be held indoors in the restaurant. Zephyr Cove restaurant is also the perfect place for a rehearsal dinner or a wedding day breakfast or brunch. With its large stone fireplace and rows of windows that frame the view, the restaurant is the perfect place for special gatherings.

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Ceremonies on the sand

During the late spring, summer and early fall months, Zephyr Cove Resort offers wedding facilities right on their beach, with lakeside accommodations for both your ceremony and reception. With breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and the clear, vibrant blue waters of Lake Tahoe right in front of you, who could imagine a more beautiful venue for your wedding? Hosting your ceremony and reception outdoors lets you share your love for each other — and your love for the outdoors — with your wedding guests and family. Imagine an intimate, relaxed gathering with all the special touches you expect for your wedding day. Zephyr Cove Resort staff is available to help you with hiring a photographer, ordering flowers, selecting your wedding cake and any other details. With a variety of ceremony and reception packages, your wedding at Zephyr Cove Resort will be exactly how you imagined.

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Turn your wedding into a weekend

One of the best things about planning your destination wedding with Lake Tahoe Cruises and Zephyr Cove Resort is that not only do they offer a great venue for your ceremony and reception, but you and your guests can stay right on site, making Zephyr Cove Resort truly a full-service 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 fun! From the rehearsal dinner the night before to a post-wedding brunch the following morning, the possibilities for your wedding weekend fun are endless. Let the staff at Zephyr Cove Resort help you figure out the perfect accommodations for your wedding party and guests, from the cozy, private cabins to the rooms in the historic Zephyr Cove Lodge. No detail will be overlooked.

Ready to book your destination wedding with Lake Tahoe Cruises and Zephyr Cove Resort? You’ll be glad you did.

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