Once upon a time, there was a place so stunning it felt like it was taken straight from your wildest dreams. Picture this: a gorgeous location with a pristine sapphire lake, towering mountains, and sunshine that makes you want to smile all day.
Well, that place is Lake Tahoe, and it’s not just a beautiful spot; it’s a natural wonderland that has been the backdrop for countless love stories, each as unique and breathtaking as the landscape itself.
Imagine your favorite romantic movie or the pages of a beloved novel coming to life. Now, let’s transport those epic tales into reality right here in Lake Tahoe. We can make that happen! Check out some of our favorite real-life wedding stories from couples who chose Lake Tahoe as the canvas for their special day.
From the snow-kissed slopes of winter wonderland weddings to the sun-dappled shores of summer’s embrace, Lake Tahoe has witnessed love in all its seasons. These stories will warm your heart, spark your imagination, and inspire your own love story to unfold against this breathtaking backdrop.
An Intimate Wedding Celebration at The Landing Lake Tahoe Resort & Spa
“My husband and I chose the Landing Resort to celebrate our wedding in Lake Tahoe. Upon arrival, we were greeted by Michelle with a glass of champagne. WOW, what a first impression.
Throughout our stay, both Michelle and Trevor continually offered suggestions on places to go and experiences they thought we would enjoy. Every suggestion they offered was absolutely amazing. The service was five-star hands-down.
To top it off, on our wedding night, Michelle sent a beautiful bouquet of flowers along with a lovely letter of congratulations. I have to say this was the best experience at a hotel resort we’ve ever shared. Thank you, Michelle and Trevor, for making our stay so special!”
– The Bakers
A Wedding Anniversary to Remember at The Landing Lake Tahoe Resort & Spa
“We were celebrating our one-year wedding anniversary in the very city we met 10 years ago. It was a special trip for us. The entire staff made our stay more enjoyable than we could have imagined.
We were picked up by Josh after being dropped off at Harvey’s by the airport shuttle. He not only helped us with our bags but welcomed us with champagne. He was great!
We arrived early, and our room was not available, so we headed to Jimmy’s bar to grab a bite to eat and relax. We had the best time conversing with Steve(n) and, later, Matt. Matt took great care of us! We ordered a bottle of wine and a cheese board and enjoyed listening to Matt as he educated us on different types of wine.
Later that night, we headed into Heavenly Village and had the pleasure of driving with Ryan. He dropped us off and picked us up. Again, another staff member treated us like family.
Our dinner on Friday night at Jimmy’s restaurant was absolutely amazing. We requested that Matt be our server and were seated at one of, if not the best, tables in the restaurant. We were treated to a champagne toast to celebrate and continued onto a bottle of wine recommended by Matt. Our meal was delicious and perfectly planned.
On our last day, we headed to the spa for a couples massage and had a wonderful time. Michelle checked us out upon leaving and was great with every phone call I made to her during our stay!
Tom and I could not have asked for a better experience. We have already raved about The Landing and their amazing staff to all of our friends and family.”
– Michelle OConnell
A Micro Wedding with Exceptional Service and Memorable Moments at Tahoe Ridge Resort
“We had our micro wedding here, and it was amazing. Through all the pandemic and management changes, Blair was excellent with communication and kept us updated. Katie was our coordinator, and it was a perfect match. She was attentive and took control when needed. It was just what I needed and wanted.
The food was all vegan and absolutely the best wedding food ever. We had so many compliments on all of it!
I let Katie decorate pretty much with our decor, and it was perfect. I highly recommend letting go and letting them do their thing.
The vendors were equally amazing. All of our flowers, hair and makeup, DJ, and photography were excellent and easy to work with. The staff were also amazing.
Our wedding was absolutely perfect. We can’t thank the team at Tahoe Ridge Resort enough.”
– Staci Schoepf
Breathtaking Scenery and Warm Wedding Memories at Tahoe Ridge Resort
“We attended an outdoor wedding & indoor reception at Tahoe Ridge Resort, and the setting was just gorgeous! Even though the wedding was in September, Stateline/South Lake Tahoe got snow a few days before the wedding, so it was really, really unexpectedly cold for a September wedding.
Regardless, the ceremony was short & beautiful, & the backdrop of pine trees and mountains was breathtaking. Definitely plan for abrupt weather changes if you’re getting married here, & perhaps warn your guests to check the weather & dress accordingly. Regardless, this venue is unbeatable & worth braving the unexpected cold.
Inside the Club House, where the reception was held, we were treated to a warm roaring fire & a beautiful venue upstairs. The food was excellent, & the dance floor was huge, which made for a great party.”
Amazing Wedding Weekend at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel
“We decided to have our Fall wedding at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, and words can’t describe how happy I am that we did! It was a perfect location for a weekend getaway for families and friends, and when it came down to the wedding, the staff, food, and amenities exceeded our expectations!
The best part of choosing this venue, hands down, would be the event coordinator, Frankie! She is beyond awesome, and I really enjoyed working with her. She always returned emails immediately or phone calls, and whenever I was in doubt, she always reassured me that things were going to be ok. Her customer service is immaculate, and you can tell she really enjoys her job. On the day of our wedding, she was no different and treated us as if we were royalty!
Food: We chose the Zephyr buffet to feed our guests, and we received much praise for how wonderful the food was and the variety of selections! They even have a lechon (pig) as an option, and our Filipino families loved it! Everything was delicious, and the creme brûlée was my favorite! I was so excited to hear that we could substitute that instead of cake because we are not big cake people. The complimentary buffet for breakfast was even good at the hotel, and plenty of options there as well.
Rooms: We were given the Heavenly Suite with a balcony, and it was super nice! Very clean, fireplace, amazing view, comfy bed…no complaints there.
Location: Right in the heart of Tahoe at Heavenly Village, with pretty much everything in walking distance. This was one of the main reasons we chose this hotel as our venue as well. Close to the casinos, restaurants, shopping. It is a drive to the lake but only an easy 5-10 minutes.
Staff: Super friendly staff and very attentive. Even during breakfast always taking a plate and greeting guests with smiles. During our wedding, the staff were all helpful and nice, and we had plenty of guests tell us how great the staff was!
Overall, this was the perfect hotel for our reception, and everyone involved went above and beyond our expectations. The ballroom looked beautiful, and we will now always have memories here. Thank you, Frankie and Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, for an amazing wedding weekend!”
From Thunderstorm Fears to Wedding Cheers: Harrah’s and Harvey’s Shine
“Our home away from home is now filled with memories of how the staff at Harrah’s and Harvey’s saved our wedding day and got us hitched in style. After a thunderstorm threatened to ruin our wedding, Mary and Vanessa saved the day! Above and beyond impressed with the attention, care, and generosity of the staff at Harrah’s and Harvey’s!!!” – Catherine
A Reception Beyond Compare at Harrah’s & Harvey’s
“Our wedding reception was beyond expectations. I honestly do not even think I have the words to describe our gratitude. Jamie was very accommodating with every little detail via phone and email. She was so wonderful to work with. All of the catering staff were so attentive and kind. The food was absolutely amazing, from display to taste. Guests are still texting me, raving about the food!”
A Dream Lake Tahoe Wedding at Valhalla
“Choosing Valhalla for our wedding was an absolute dream. The venue’s enchanting beauty added a magical tough to our special day. The team at Valhalla went above and beyond to make everything flawless. A huge shoutout to Pomegranate Occasions, our wedding planner, for their invaluable support. From start to finish, their expertise ensured a stress-free and truly memorable celebration. Forever grateful!”
– Alana & Jeff
Every Wedding Moment Is a ‘Wow’ Moment at Valhalla
“We couldn’t have asked for a better place to say our forevers! The rustic and old Tahoe charm of Valhalla fit perfectly with the beautiful pines, sprawling lawn and view of the lake. The venue is a perfect setting! We honestly can’t say enough about how perfect our day was.”
Crystal Clear Waters and Wedding Bliss at Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe
“My husband and I just got married at Beach Retreat this August. The staff was amazingly helpful, kind, and friendly. Our wedding day went off without a hitch.
We stayed in their Honeymoon suite, and the room was large, clean, and fully stocked with towels, water, and coffee.
This location has everything; a playful tiki bar, a delicious boathouse restaurant, and a sports bar that hosted our after-party. We received so many compliments from guests professing this was “the best wedding they have ever been to”.
The beach is clean, and the water is crystal clear. Plenty of water activity opportunities take off right from their dock.
The resort itself is doing some updating, and it looks great. Thank you, Beach Retreat, for a lifetime’s worth of memories!”
Unforgettable Moments in the Snow: A Grandmother’s Winter Wedding Memories at Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe
“Absolutely a beautiful venue for the wedding of our granddaughter. the staff were wonderful and very attentive to all the needs we had. wind and plenty of snow added to the beauty of the area. We enjoyed every minute there.
The staff was amazing. They did a great and gracious job, from the champagne to the hors d’oeuvres.
I would recommend this to anyone needing a gathering. Thank you! We enjoyed our stay.”
We hope these heartfelt reviews serve as a testament to the power of love and the exceptional experiences that can be created on one’s wedding day here in Lake Tahoe. Each and every wedding story is a unique masterpiece, and we know yours will be no exception!
With so many wedding venues in Lake Tahoe to choose from, it’s important you book the location that meets all of your needs. The dedicated staff and meticulous attention to detail that these venues offer have made dreams come true, turning ordinary moments into extraordinary memories.
As we celebrate love and togetherness, let us be inspired by these tales of joy, and may they remind us that every wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime journey deserving of the utmost care and consideration. Cheers to love, laughter, and the cherished moments that make our hearts sing!