What’s not to love about the holiday season? The twinkling lights, time with family and friends, cozy blankets, time-honored traditions, festive get-togethers, cuddling by the fire as the snow drifts down in a winter wonderland outside… It just couldn’t get any better. Or could it? How about a holiday wedding?! A holiday wedding combines the magic of the season, an unforgettable time with family and friends, and romance.
Lake Tahoe is the absolute picture-perfect location for a wedding, but we really turn up the wow factor over the holiday season. Whether you envision your wedding with a stunning mountain backdrop, a perfectly frozen lake, or tall pines covered in fresh snow, we want to help you plan the winter wedding of your dreams!
Set the Scene for a Cozy and Comfortable Holiday Wedding
As you dream about your big day, your wedding venue will be vital in creating the perfect holiday ambiance. You want the perfect look and feel but also need a venue that also offers amenities and services to keep you and your guests stress-free. With so many great Lake Tahoe wedding venues, we’re here to help you find your ideal ceremony and reception location.
If you want to keep your wedding more intimate, The Landing Resort and Spa is an excellent venue.
Although South Lake Tahoe can get chilly in the winter, you and your guests will stay warm, admiring the winter wonderland scene outside but surrounded by warmth and beauty inside. The retractable glass walls of this space will allow everyone to overlook the winter beauty of Lake Tahoe while staying comfortable in the heated Lakeside Ballroom. When your ceremony is over, delight your guests with warm drinks — like hot chocolate and apple cider — that fit the holiday season’s festivities.
Embrace Sentimental, Seasonal Decor
When you choose Lake Tahoe for your holiday wedding, you’re going to be ahead of the game when it comes to decor. You and your guests will be surrounded by natural beauty everywhere you look. What do you envision as you head into your ceremony and reception venues? Elegantly decorated tables that feature seasonal arrangements with local evergreen? Tall taper candles lighting up the faces of your loved ones? Cloth napkins and delicate dishware reminiscent of holiday meals shared together in the past? Embrace the love and sentimentality of the season when designing your holiday wedding.
Talk to your wedding venue about their Lake Tahoe wedding packages. Some venues, like the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, offer packages that include audio-visual and creative services and stunning décor. At Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe, you can add specialty linens, centerpieces, and decor like a wedding arch to bring your specific holiday wedding dreams to life!
If you’re really into the holiday spirit, decorate Christmas trees and place them around your venue. Your guests can decorate ornaments and sign their names on them as a “guest book,” allowing you to later hang them on your own Christmas tree each year as a reminder of your wedding day!
Eat, Drink & Get Married
Is it really the holiday season without some delicious food and sweet treats?
Do you have fond childhood memories of baking with your loved ones? Or dropping off goodies for neighbors and friends? Maybe your family hosted gingerbread house-building or cookie-decorating contests each year? Whether you have fond memories of holidays past or are looking to start a new tradition, each of our six Lake Tahoe wedding venues offers dining options and dessert caterers to help you create the holiday wedding menu of your dreams.
Whether you want a cake wrapped in burgundy flowers and gold accents or cutout cookies piped with your new last name, the vendors and caterers at each Tahoe Wedding Sites venue can help you to decide which flavors and designs will best suit your holiday wedding.
Some of our venues, like Tahoe Ridge Resort, offer planned holiday menus you and your guests will love.
Winter Wedding Package Specials
The Landing Resort & Spa offers a Winter Wedding package that will help you round out your perfect holiday wedding. This package is offered from December 2022 to April 2023, so book your wedding or elopement to enjoy a complimentary champagne toast, bar upgrade, guest room suite upgrade, and so much more!
Holiday Wedding Photos That are Magazine-Worthy
If you get married in Tahoe, you will quite literally be surrounded by photo backdrops of your dreams. It will be like you’re starring in your own holiday romance movie!
Head outdoors, and you’ll find frosted snow-covered pines, majestic mountain views, and enchanted scenes everywhere you look! If you think beach weddings are only for the summer months, think again! Just look at this stunning shot from a holiday wedding at Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe. The photos are breathtaking, and the memories of a frozen Lake Tahoe wedding will last forever.
The scenery isn’t the only reason you’ll get great shots in Lake Tahoe; it’s also because we are home to some of the most talented wedding photographers. Ask your wedding venue for their preferred vendor list and recommendations to find the names and portfolios of some incredible wedding photographers that know Lake Tahoe and your chosen venue.
Photo Credit: Divided Line Media
Book Your Holiday Wedding at Lake Tahoe
There are so many beautiful wedding venues in Lake Tahoe, and the professionals at Tahoe Wedding Sites can help you find the perfect spot for your big day. We’ve made it easy to request information from six of the best Tahoe wedding venues, so you’re sure to find the right fit for your holiday wedding. Just fill out this form to get started!