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