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We are thrilled to welcome visitors back to Lake Tahoe after the recent Caldor Fire. Thanks to the tireless work of all the front-line heroes and agencies who worked to protect our town and forests, Tahoe South is open and thriving. It’s the perfect time to secure your wedding date!
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Lake Tahoe has tons of LGBT wedding venues you can choose from. (Photo courtesy of Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority)

Are you looking for an LGBT-friendly wedding venue in Lake Tahoe? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Check out our list of the top seven that are guaranteed to provide you and yours with the ideal combination of incredible natural beauty and epic levels of fun for the big day.

The Ridge Tahoe

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Ideal seclusion and outstanding views make The Ridge Tahoe a wedding wonderland regardless of the season. This resort sits on 11 acres of gorgeous alpine forest and boasts some of the most incredible panoramic views in the Tahoe basin. Wedding goers at The Ridge Tahoe are surrounded by spectacular towering mountain peaks in the daytime and sweeping views of the glittering Carson Valley lights at night.

Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

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Showstopping outdoor ceremonies surrounded by towering mountain peaks are only one of the specialties at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel. The resort’s planning team is expert at keeping things perfect during indoor and outdoor Tahoe weddings of all kinds. For couples who prefer an indoor ceremony setting, this hotel’s gorgeous facilities ensure the most elaborate wedding dreams can come true. The resort also has plenty of room for guests (every accommodation is a two-room suite), and there’s never a shortage of things to do after you say I do. Just around the corner, you and your wedding guests can enjoy shopping, dining, casino fun, ice skating, boating, skiing, and a whole lot of everything else, depending on the season.

Valhalla Tahoe

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What sets Valhalla Tahoe apart is its incredible rustic elegance and charm. As the centerpiece of the Tallac Historic Site on the South Shore, an unmatched Gatsby-esque romance permeates every nook and cranny of this LGBT-friendly wedding venue. Inside Valhalla’s Grand Hall there’s an enormous natural stone fireplace and hearth perfect for adding a touch of drama. Outside, wedding goers can enjoy cocktails and dining on the Grand Lawn overlooking Lake Tahoe.

Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe (Tahoe Beach Retreat)

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Photo courtesy of The Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe

At the fantastically romantic Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe, the lakeside ceremony location is just steps from the hotel’s main building, making beach weddings a favorite among couples planning both summer and winter weddings there. The Beach Retreat is known for its exceptional planning services, as well, thanks to a team that takes pride in making each couple feel as though their wedding is the most important thing going on that day. The venue is also known for hosting next-level bachelor and bachelorette parties.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

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With its kitsch rustic-ness and legendary rock n’ roll ambiance and openness, it’s no surprise that the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is one of the most popular LGBT wedding venues. The planning team is expert at setting the stage for absolutely unforgettable wedding ceremonies. Located just a thousand yards from the water, this full-service venue is capable of handling every detail—from the rehearsal dinner to the ceremony and reception.

Lake Tahoe Cruises/Zephyr Cove Resort

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Photo courtesy of Victor Crulich Photography

Among the most intimate and beautiful available, lakeside ceremonies and receptions on the breathtaking Lake Tahoe shoreline are offered at Zephyr Cove Resort. And if you’ve ever dreamed of tying the knot – not just at the lake, but on the lake – couples can choose to have their wedding aboard our famous paddle wheeler – M.S. Dixie II; or private yacht – Tahoe Paradise. With stunning views, delicious cuisine, and a wedding team that’s among the best, Zephyr Cove Resort / Lake Tahoe Cruises can make magical experiences a reality.

The Landing

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Photo courtesy of The Landing Resort & Spa

The Landing Resort & Spa is a full-service, 5-Star resort known for its gourmet cuisine, excellent service, and what’s considered the area’s finest spa. There, couples experience what the resort calls “weddings at a higher level.” The resort isn’t just thousands of feet above sea level, but it also offers spectacular ceremonies high up on its Grand Rooftop Terrace overlooking Lake Tahoe every season of the year.

To learn more about exciting LGBT wedding possibilities in South Tahoe, be sure to visit the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority (LTVA) website.