Valhalla Weddings – A Step Back in Time

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The Grand Hall’s 20-foot stone fireplace and hearth add storybook romance to every ceremony. (Photo courtesy of Courtney Aaron Photography)

Valhalla marries rustic elegance with turn-of-the-century gilt and panache for a wedding Gatsby would cheerfully raise a toast to.

Valhalla is an enchanting place. As the centerpiece to the Tallac Historic Site, the estate is situated on Lake Tahoe’s south shore. Its 1920’s Gatsby-esque rustic luxe has been so meticulously preserved you can almost feel the Roaring Twenties in the air and hear the whispers of leisure-time merriment of visitors from across the century.

The estate’s Grand Hall features a 20-foot natural stone fireplace and walk-in hearth that, when candlelit, becomes a backdrop for a storybook exchange of vows. The French doors of the Grand Hall’s main lodge open to a lodgepole-pine porch, where a short flight of stairs takes guests to the Grand Lawn, which is surrounded by majestic conifers that lead your feet and eyes down to the Tahoe shoreline.

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A beautiful bride graces the Grand Lawn on her wedding day. (Photo courtesy of Courtney Aaron Photography)

The bride’s and groom’s dressing rooms are authentically decorated and provide a gorgeous backdrop for the day-of photos.

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A bride prepares for the ceremony in her dressing room. (Photo courtesy of Courtney Aaron Photography)

Indoor and Outdoor

Wedding parties often watch the sunset over Lake Tahoe while enjoying cocktails on the lawn. The group then heads back into the Grand Hall to dance the night away under twinkling lights and antique lanterns.

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Romance and fun abound in Valhalla Tahoe’s Grand Hall receptions. (Photo courtesy of Blue Lotus Photography)

For a different approach, many couples opt for an idyllic outdoor reception among the pines overlooking the lake. In either case, the magic of Valhalla permeates every moment of the celebration.

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Gentle breezes and filtered sunlight make outdoor receptions at Valhalla Tahoe ideal. (Photo courtesy of Blue Lotus Photography)

Breathtaking Photo Ops Everywhere

Whether taken in front of the 20-foot fireplace, before the great doors of the Boathouse Theatre, from the natural beach and pier, or from anywhere else on the historic estate, photos in the context of Valhalla Tahoe are nothing short of exquisite.

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The Boathouse Theatre, built in the late 1800s, hosts the annual Valhalla Art, Music and Theatre Festival. (Photo courtesy of Blue Lotus Photography)


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A couple strolls together on the Valhalla Tahoe pier following their ceremony. (Photo courtesy of Courtney Aaron Photography)

Venue Availability

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Tying the knot at Valhalla Tahoe is nothing short of classic, which is why it’s best to reserve early. (Photo courtesy of Valhalla Tahoe)

Due to its classic beauty and historic charm, Valhalla Tahoe weddings are limited in availability. So, if this idyllic venue speaks to the wedding of your dreams, be sure to reach out sooner rather than later to reserve your dates. Following is information for 2019 availability.

Signature Holiday Wedding Experience Availability

For two weekends each year, Valhalla Tahoe offers couples the Holiday Wedding Experience—an event that ups the magic with festive wintertime touches. For 2019, this experience is only available on December 6th, 8th, 13th, and 15th.

Standard Availability

For 2019, the estate is scheduling weddings on Saturdays in May, June, August, September, October, and November, and on Sundays in May, June, July, August, September, October and November. However, Valhalla Tahoe invites couples to call for information on special dates outside this range. Visit the Valhalla Tahoe page for more information.