There’s just something magically romantic about a South Lake Tahoe honeymoon experience. Breathing clean mountain air, taking in the starry skies and golden sunsets, and dreaming about the future together by the firelight… what could be a better backdrop for building closeness than that?
So, it’s no surprise that South Lake has been a favorite among newlyweds for decades, and here are the top five romantic reasons why.
#1 The Lake
It’s the jewel of the region—a big blue beauty that draws everyone in. After all, the lake is the reason why anyone is here at all. And South Tahoe offers so many opportunities to simply sit and enjoy that beckoning beauty. For example, at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, honeymooning sweethearts can spend evenings enjoying panoramic views of the lake from a large deck off a private suite. Add two glasses of champagne, and the romance abounds. (more…)
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:
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.
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?
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?
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
Start planning your alpine paradise honeymoon in Tahoe today. And contact one of our featured venues if you have any questions.
It’s true, Tahoe is magnificent any time of year for a destination wedding. And having an outdoor wedding in Tahoe is probably the best it can get, what with its majestic mountains, towering pines, and azure blue, crystal-clear waters of Lake Tahoe. But planning for an outdoor wedding in Tahoe can be tough with Mother Nature calling the shots. (As if you need another mother to contend with, amiright?) Rest easy. The wedding professionals at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel can alleviate that concern by offering back-up event space in the case of inclement weather on your wedding day. Check out these amazing outdoor (and indoor) event spaces to choose from at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel.
Heavenly Sundeck and Pool Patio for an Outdoor Wedding in Tahoe
The newest outdoor event space at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel provides an amazing view of the peaks at Heavenly. If you’re planning for up to 20 ceremony guests, the sundeck is a fabulous option for your outdoor wedding in Tahoe. Or use the outdoor space for an elegant cocktail or Champagne reception al fresco. There is nothing quite like the fresh mountain air in your hair and that backdrop, though. If your guest list is a bit bigger, check out the Pool Patio outdoor wedding space, which can accommodate 100 guests for a ceremony, 80 for a banquet and up to 50 for a ceremony and reception and features awe-inspiring views.
Beachfront Wedding Ceremonies on Lake Tahoe
Just because Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel is in the heart of Tahoe South rather than situated lakefront doesn’t mean you can’t have a dreamy beach ceremony! Let the wedding experts here set the stage for your Lake Tahoe wedding ceremony on the beach, where you’ll exchange vows surrounded by marvelous mountains and crystal-clear water. Your wedding will be as spectacular as the view.
The Atrium at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel
An exceptional and spacious location to host ceremonies accommodating up to 200 guests, the Atrium is perfect for indoor weddings. Choose the Grand Staircase or the beautifully appointed and romantic double-sided fireplace as the backdrop for your vows. White twinkling lights, lush indoor gardens, and warm, soft colors make this a very popular ceremony or reception location.
Elegant Tahoe Ballrooms
If your guest list extends to second and maybe even third cousins, just steps from the Atrium is the Queen of the Lake Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 225 guests with a dance floor. Recently remodeled, this exquisite space can transform into the wedding of your dreams with specialty lighting and customized décor. The Ballroom has the ability to be sectioned into smaller rooms for 40-150 guests. If you’re planning a more intimate reception, just down the hall, Tallac can accommodate up to 80 guests with a dance floor and built-in bar. Tallac also has access to a lovely outdoor patio, as well as an abundance of natural light, for couples looking for that indoor/outdoor ambiance.
Located in the on-site Echo Restaurant at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel is Echo Fireside, a cozy and intimate private dining space for up to 45 guests. This event space is perfect for a small reception, rehearsal dinner, or bridal brunch.
Perfect Tahoe Resort for Destination Weddings
This all-suite hotel (the largest of its kind in South Lake Tahoe) is surrounded by all things Tahoe and is so conveniently located. There are tons of opportunities for unforgettable fun before, during and after your wedding, making Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel a perfect venue for destination weddings in Tahoe. Our advice? Turn your one-day wedding into a total Tahoe South experience. No matter what the season, take advantage of beaches, night life, gaming, golfing, and shopping, or endless outdoor adventures, like hiking, skiing, biking, and an array of water sports. Or go big with unforgettable experiences like parasailing, hot-air balloon rides, horseback riding, sleigh rides, and the aptly named Heavenly Gondola, a 2.4-mile ride up the mountainside. All of this is at your fingertips when you choose Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, located in the heart of all things fun in Tahoe South.