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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:

A lakeside wedding with cocktail hour in a boathouse

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.

Beach Retreat and Lodge at Tahoe Boathouse Lakeside Wedding
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.

Lake Tahoe Cruises wedding on MS Dixie II paddle wheeler
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

Edgewood Tahoe

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
Beach Retreat and Lodge at Tahoe beachfront fall wedding in Tahoe
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!

 

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.

Top 5 Reasons to Have A Winter Wedding in Tahoe

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We can think of a million reasons to host your winter wedding in Tahoe, but we’ll try to narrow it down to the top five (with a bunch of winterrific pics):

Have a snowball fight with your wedding party. Photo Credit: Divided Line Media | The Ridge Tahoe
Have a snowball fight with your wedding party. Photo Credit: Divided Line Media | The Ridge Tahoe

The Views are Breathtaking

It’s always stunningly beautiful in Tahoe South, but there’s just something extra majestic about looking out at the lake and seeing those snow-capped peaks against the azure hue of Lake Tahoe.

Like lace on sand, a dusting of snow at Edgewood Tahoe. Photo Credit: studio | Edgewood Tahoe
Like lace on sand, a dusting of snow at Edgewood Tahoe. Photo Credit: studio |Edgewood Tahoe

It’s Not Too Cold for a Winter Wedding in Tahoe

Winters in Tahoe are not like winters in, say, the Midwest. The sun is out most of the time, the skies are brilliant blue, and most importantly, the average daytime temperature during the winter in Tahoe is in the forties. (And did I mention it’s sunny?) So, if you and your love muffin are the outdoorsy type, it’s definitely not out of the question to have an outdoor winter wedding in Tahoe. Just think about providing some cozy blankets for your warm-weather guests.

Keep wedding guests warm during a winter wedding in Tahoe with some cozy blankets. Photo Credit: The Landing
Keep wedding guests warm during a winter wedding in Tahoe with some cozy blankets. Photo Credit: The Landing Resort & Spa

You Can Get Married at Your Favorite Tahoe Ski Resort

And speaking of the great outdoors, Tahoe is home to more than 12 ski resorts, which makes it a perfect destination for couples that are winter sport enthusiasts to tie the knot. Why not exchange vows on the slopes among the clouds at 10,000 feet?

Host your winter wedding in Tahoe on the slopes, high above at 10,000 feet. Photo Credit: Jeff Dow Photography | Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
Host your winter wedding in Tahoe on the slopes, high above at 10,000 feet. Photo Credit: Jeff Dow Photography | Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority

Have Yourself a Merry Little Winter Wonderland

Oh, the themes. From ski lodge casual to ice sculpture sophisticated, the ambiance can glow like a fireside or sparkle like a snowman in the sun. And distinctive reception perks, like gourmet hot chocolate and glass icicle favors, are a unique and fun way to play out the winter theme. And who hasn’t dreamed of wearing a cozy fur stole with a crisp white wedding gown?

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

 

Cozy up to your love for an outdoor winter wedding in Tahoe. Photo Credit: Johnstone Studios | The Landing
Cozy up to your love for an outdoor winter wedding in Tahoe. Photo Credit: Johnstone Studios | The Landing Resort & Spa

When It’s White Out, You’ll Save Some Green

Finally — perhaps the most intriguing reason to host a winter wedding in Tahoe — winter is the season for deals. Discounts, packages and extras can help you get more for less. From late November through early March, many Tahoe South venues combine special offers with striking scenery for an unforgettable event. We make it easy to get more information on winter wedding specials from our exclusive Tahoe South venues: Request Information.

And now, some amazing photos that will make you want to host your very own winter wedding in Tahoe.

A winter wedding in Tahoe on the beach. Photo Credit: Studio | Edgewood Tahoe
A winter wedding in Tahoe on the beach. Photo Credit: Studio | Edgewood Tahoe

 

An ideal setting for an outdoor wedding in Tahoe. Photo Credit: Jeff Dow Photography | Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, Balcony Suite Deck
An ideal setting for an outdoor wedding in Tahoe. Photo Credit: Jeff Dow Photography | Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, Balcony Suite Deck

 

It's like getting married in a snow globe. Create your very own winter wonderland in Tahoe. Photo Credit: Vernon Wiley Photography | Lake Tahoe Cruises/Zephyr Cove Resort
It’s like getting married in a snow globe. Create your very own winter wonderland in Tahoe. Photo Credit: Vernon Wiley Photography | Lake Tahoe Cruises/Zephyr Cove Resort

 

Enveloped in love on the beach at Edgewood Tahoe for an elegant winter wedding in Tahoe. Photo Credit: Theilen Photography | Edgewood Tahoe
Enveloped in love on the beach at Edgewood Tahoe for an elegant winter wedding in Tahoe. Photo Credit: Theilen Photography | Edgewood Tahoe

 

Warming up to the idea of a winter wedding? Request more information from Tahoe Wedding Sites to start planning.

 

Tahoe South is Prime Location for Destination Weddings

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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 locations for destination weddings. Photo Credit: Hall Creations Photography

Lake Tahoe Destination Weddings are Beautiful Any Time of Year

Tahoe South is nationally recognized for its iconic scenic beauty and year-round outdoor recreation, as well as its appeal as a memorable and affordable place to host destination weddings. USA Today named Lake Tahoe among “eight prime locations for a destination wedding on a budget” (Aug. 2015) and Destination Weddings and Honeymoons listed Lake Tahoe No. 13 for the “Best Wedding Venues in California” (March 2015).
These esteemed designations are probably due to the fact that, in Tahoe South, couples can choose from an array of lakefront, mountain side, boutique, and intimate venues for their destination wedding to accommodate the gamut of budgets. And Lake Tahoe offers wedding guests tons of amenities, accommodations, dining and attractions (that all happen to be a part of a $500 million revitalization in South Lake Tahoe), which make it ideal for destination weddings. While there are many venue options for your wedding day, seven properties in particular said “I do” to major renovations, which alone account for $140 million in improvements. Here’s a run-down of what’s new and what’s coming in Tahoe South:

Brand-New Ballroom at Edgewood Tahoe

Ceremonies at Edgewood Tahoe range from expansive to purely personal and can take place on the lakefront deck, or in the North or South rooms in the existing clubhouse. And scheduled to open in June 2017 is the $100 million Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe with its 3,000-square-foot ballroom. Each space can accommodate 100 to 250 guests and is inspired by the natural beauty of the surrounding lake, mountains and golf course. Winter weddings offer couples complimentary house wine, champagne and draft beer.

Scheduled to open June 2017, the new 3,000-square-foot ballroom at Edgewood Tahoe.
Scheduled to open June 2017, the new 3,000-square-foot ballroom at Edgewood Tahoe. Rendering Courtesy: Edgewood Tahoe

Romantic Lakeview Rooftop Ceremony at The Landing

Landing Resort & Spa is a full-service resort and spa with comprehensive wedding facilities. With $20 million in property investments, the resort includes the Grand Rooftop Terrace and the Lakeview Ballroom, both with exceptional views of Lake Tahoe for the most majestic of destination weddings.

Let your backdrop be Tahoe blue and majestic mountains with a ceremony on the Grand Rooftop Terrace at The Landing.
Let your backdrop be Tahoe blue and majestic mountains with a ceremony on the Grand Rooftop Terrace at The Landing. Photo Courtesy: The Landing Resort & Spa

Shoreline Wedding or Airy Ballroom Bash at Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe

Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe offers three options for wedding ceremonies and receptions, having invested $8 million in the property in recent years. The Lakeview Ballroom in the new conference center accommodates large, formal affairs in any season seating up to 250 guests. The event space features large glass doors that bring light into the room and open onto an expansive outdoor deck. In warmer months, lakefront receptions are steps from the resort’s beach. The Boathouse on the Pier, perched above the lake, hosts intimate wedding parties, brunches and showers.

The beautiful Lake Tahoe shoreline can be the perfect place for outdoor ceremonies and destination weddings. Photo Credit: Hall Creations Photography | Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe
The beautiful Lake Tahoe shoreline can be the perfect place for outdoor ceremonies and destination weddings. Photo Credit: Hall Creations Photography | Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe

Mountain View or Lake View — Your Choice at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel has dedicated $8 million in renovations and upgrades to all 400 two-room suites, lobby and event space. The nine-story all-suite hotel is the largest only full-service hotel in South Shore, making it perfect for hosting destination weddings. The property provides two new outdoor ceremony locations, the Pool Deck Patio overlooking Heavenly Mountain and the Balcony Suite Deck with a lake view. New additions to the wedding venues include ceiling enhancements, carpeting, 800 banquet and chavari chairs, linens, sound system, wallpaper, lighting, portable bars and dance floor.

An ideal mountain view setting for an outdoor wedding in Tahoe. Photo Credit: Jeff Dow Photography | Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, Balcony Suite Deck
An ideal mountain view setting for an outdoor wedding in Tahoe. Photo Credit: Jeff Dow Photography | Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, Balcony Suite Deck

Say I Do at One of the Top 20 Mountain Wedding Venues — The Ridge Tahoe

The Ridge Tahoe recently invested $3 million to expand wedding and conference capabilities in the renovated 3,700 square-foot Castle Rock Event Space to complement the resort’s 300 guestrooms, amenities, on-site recreation, dining and spa services. Wedding Wire Magazine recognized the Ridge Tahoe among the “top 20 mountain wedding venues in the country” (December 2015). Situated at 7,600 feet, overlooking the Carson Valley, the resort hosts an average of 120 weddings and events throughout the year — a popular choice for destination weddings. The Ridge Tahoe provides wedding packages that include accommodations, custom menus, an array of dessert concepts, floral arrangements, photography, music, hair/makeup and on-site spa treatments.

The Ridge Tahoe renovated a 3,700 square-foot Castle Rock Event Space with lots of natural light and was recognized by Wedding Wire Magazine as one of the “top 20 mountain wedding venues in the country.” Photo Credit: THS Visuals | The Ridge Tahoe
The Ridge Tahoe renovated a 3,700 square-foot Castle Rock Event Space with lots of natural light and was recognized by Wedding Wire Magazine as one of the “top 20 mountain wedding venues in the country.” Photo Credit: THS Visuals | The Ridge Tahoe

Say Your Vows Aboard a Lake Tahoe Vessel

Zephyr Cove Resort has many options for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Lake Tahoe Cruises operates two vessels year-round, the Tahoe Paradise and M.S. Dixie II accommodating up to 25 and 300 guests respectively. The resort brings the lake into the ceremony with beach venues for warmer spring or summer months; and in winter the Zephyr Cove Restaurant transforms into a cozy, intimate venue for ceremonies and receptions.

Tie the knot aboard a Lake Tahoe vessel. Photo Credit: Vernon Wiley | Lake Tahoe Cruises/Zephyr Cove Resort
Tie the knot aboard a Lake Tahoe vessel. Photo Credit: Vernon Wiley | Lake Tahoe Cruises/Zephyr Cove Resort

Where Alpine Meets Elvis at Hard Rock Cafe

Located in Harveys Resort and Casino, Hard Rock Café boasts a full-service planning facility with a rock ’n’ roll and alpine ski lodge atmosphere. This venue displays memorabilia from iconic musicians and accommodates ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, wedding brunch, and bachelor/bachelorette parties.

Hard Rock Cafe Lake Tahoe offers a fun and lively atmosphere with alpine accents and musical memorabilia.
Hard Rock Cafe Lake Tahoe offers a fun and lively atmosphere with alpine accents and musical memorabilia. Photo Courtesy: Hard Rock Cafe Lake Tahoe

And when wedding couples come to South Lake Tahoe to tie the knot, their wedding photos may be featured on national outlets like CNN’s “13 best wedding photos from exotic destinations.”
Easily get more information on any of these exceptional Lake Tahoe wedding venues by completing the RFP form.

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