With its breathtaking turquoise waters and picturesque mountain backdrop, Lake Tahoe is one of the dreamiest wedding destinations in the United States. The area offers no shortage of picturesque outdoor ceremony sites; couples can get married on the beach, on top of a mountain overlooking the lake, or even in the basket of a hot air balloon. However, the lake also offers plenty of cozy lodges, traditional chapels, and elegant hotel lobbies, making it a great place for winter weddings as well. There's something to suit every taste and budget, so here are the best wedding venues in Lake Tahoe.
© Edgewood Tahoe
Boasting stunning views of the lake and the mountains, Edgewood Tahoe is an elegant 4-star resort located right on the lakeshore. The venue offers several indoor and outdoor sites to choose from, including an expansive lawn right on the water, a beautiful room with floor-to-ceiling windows and a spacious attached patio, and a cozy private dining room perfect for intimate receptions. An experienced in-house wedding coordinator is available to help couples plan every aspect of their special day, and the hotel provides a full bar service and has its own catering staff, who are known for their delicious and creative cuisine.
180 Lake Pkwy, Stateline, NV 89449, Phone: 855-681-0119
2.West Shore Cafe
© West Shore Cafe
Set right on the lake, the West Shore Cafe offers wedding packages that include seating, linens, and service staff. Optional add-ons such as customized menus, fire pit smores stations, and specialty cocktails are available as well. Couples hosting a wedding with 50 guests or fewer can book the restaurant's deck or one of its indoor spaces, and the entire property can be reserved for larger events. Ceremonies can be held on the lawn or on the pier, and couples who have always dreamed of a mountaintop wedding can arrange to be transported to the top of Homewood Mountain Resort by chairlift.
5160 W Lake Blvd, Homewood, CA 96141, Phone: 530-525-5200
3.4 Seasons Wedding Chapel
Part of the Rodeway Inn Casino Center, the 4 Seasons Wedding Chapel is an intimate venue that can accommodate up to thirty wedding guests. The chapel comes pre-decorated, but couples are welcome to add to the decorations to suit their personal taste. A variety of wedding packages are available to choose from, with prices starting as low as a few hundred dollars, and all packages can be customized to include photos, flowers, ski tickets, and more. Some packages include a complimentary night's stay in one of the inn's romantic honeymoon suites, which are furnished with heart-shaped hot tubs and cozy fireplaces.
4127 Pine Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, Phone: 800-215-0656
4.Beach Retreat & Lodge
© Beach Retreat & Lodge
Set on a gorgeous 7-acre property on Lake Tahoe's southern shore, Beach Retreat & Lodge is the perfect venue for couples who dream of getting married with their toes in the sand. A large white tent can be set up by the beach for outdoor receptions, and indoor receptions can be held either in the intimate boathouse on the pier or in the large, elegant ballroom that opens onto a deck overlooking the lake. Event coordinators are available, and the venue's customizable wedding packages include options for everything from decorations and flowers to unique cocktails designed specifically for the bride and groom.
3411 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, Phone: 530-541-6722
5.Black Bear Lodge
© Black Bear Lodge
Tucked between the shores of Lake Tahoe and the base of Heavenly Mountain, Black Bear Lodge is a luxurious but rustic setting with both indoor and outdoor venue options. Outdoor weddings are held beneath a canopy of towering pine trees, while indoor weddings take place in the cozy lodge, which features hand cut logs and beautiful fireplaces adorned with river rocks. The indoor venue can accommodate 49 people and is available year-round, but the outdoor venue can only be booked between May and October. The lodge also offers five guest rooms and four cabins for wedding guests to stay in.
1202 Ski Run Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, Phone: 530-544-4451
6.Chapel of the Bells Lake Tahoe
© Chapel of the Bells Lake Tahoe
One of the area's most affordable venues, Chapel of the Bells Lake Tahoe has been providing wedding services since 1958. Couples can choose to get married in the chapel, in the garden, on the beach, or anywhere else they like, and special twilight garden ceremonies are available for couples who want to recite their vows while surrounded by thousands of twinkle lights. The chapel is open later than any other wedding venue in the area, and it also has an on-call minister available every day of the week for last-minute weddings. Walk-ins are also welcome during business hours.
2700 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, Phone: 530-544-1112
7.Forest Suites Resort
© Forest Suites Resort
Located in Heavenly Village at the base of the Heavenly Mountain ski resort, Forest Suites Resort is a friendly family-owned hotel that specializes in weddings with up to 60 guests. Packages are also available for couples who would like to elope. The resort's stunning chapel features a breathtaking dome ceiling and wonderful views of the mountains, and couples who would prefer to get married outside can do so on a gorgeous beach only a mile away from the hotel or even on a private yacht. All wedding packages include a two-night stay in the hotel's honeymoon suite.
One Lake Pkwy, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, Phone: 530-541-6655
8.Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe
© Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe
Perfect for couples who want their wedding to be a little bit rock and roll, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe is undoubtedly one of the most unique wedding venues in the area. There are a variety of event spaces to choose from; the hotel ballroom can be divided into seven different spaces to accommodate guest lists of every size, and couples who want an outdoor wedding can book the outdoor plaza, which features a two-story guitar. All spaces are equipped with state-of-the-art sound systems, and weddings that meet a specified food and beverage minimum will have the event space rental fee waived.
50 US-50, Stateline, NV 89449, Phone: 844-588-7625
9.Heavenly Valley Lodge
© Heavenly Valley Lodge
Nestled amidst pine trees only half a mile away from Lake Tahoe, the Heavenly Valley Lodge is an ideal spot for an outdoor wedding. The property's quarter-acre event lawn features an arbor perfect for wedding ceremonies, and it can accommodate up to 200 people. There are also four spacious patios that can be set up as dance floors, bars, or seating areas; one of these patios has a fire pit. Couples are welcome to bring their own caterers, DJs, florists, and so on, but the hotel is also happy to provide a list of recommended vendors.
1261 Ski Run Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, Phone: 530-564-1500
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10.Lake Front Wedding & Events
© Lake Front Wedding & Events
Lake Front Wedding & Events has been helping couples plan their weddings in Lake Tahoe since 1995, and they have plenty of experience with weddings of all sizes and budgets. Full and partial wedding coordination services are available, but the company also offers day-of coordination for couples who prefer to do most of the planning themselves. The packages they offer range from romantic winter sleigh ride weddings to luxurious weddings at one of the historic estates in the area, and they can be customized to cover almost every single aspect of a wedding, including everything from the rehearsal dinner to the honeymoon accommodations.
Heavenly Village, 1001 Heavenly Village Way #13, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, Phone: 530-544-6119
11.Lake of the Sky Weddings
Offering a wonderful selection of simple all-inclusive wedding packages, Lake of the Sky Weddings is the perfect wedding service for couples who don't want to deal with the stress and hassle of planning a wedding. The available packages range from intimate elopements to traditional chapel weddings, and the company is also happy to help couples arrange unique adventure weddings that include snowmobiles, hot air balloons, or whatever else the couple can dream up. All packages include professional photography, fresh flowers, and limousine transportation, and same-day wedding licenses and notary services can be arranged for an additional fee.
1034 Emerald Bay Rd #102, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, Phone: 530-544-9193
12.Lake Tahoe Golf Course
© Lake Tahoe Golf Course
A sophisticated wedding venue with stunning views of the surrounding mountains, the Lake Tahoe Golf Course is an ideal wedding setting no matter what the time of year. Ceremonies take place on the course's tenth tee, which is set right on the riverbank, while receptions are held inside the course's elegant clubhouse. Both spaces can accommodate up to 150 people, and the ceremony site comes equipped with a beautiful wrought-iron arbor and white chairs. The in-house catering staff are happy to work with couples to create a tailor-made menu, and the event planning staff can recommend vendors for all other aspects of your wedding.
2500 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, Phone: 530-577-0788
13.Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel
© Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel
Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel boasts a convenient central location and is perfect for both large and small weddings. Ceremonies can be held on a nearby beach, but couples who would rather have an indoor ceremony can book the hotel's spacious atrium. The resort also offers a wide selection of reception venues; popular options include a large, elegant ballroom and a stylish dining room perfect for more intimate affairs. The basic reception package includes tables with linens, a champagne toast, and a catering manager. Depending on the couple's preferences, the in-house catering team can provide either a buffet-style dinner or a plated meal.
4130 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, Phone: 530-544-5400
14.Lake Tahoe Weddings
One of the biggest wedding planning companies in the area, Lake Tahoe Weddings offers a wide selection of wedding packages ranging from simple and sweet elopements to big, blow-out bashes. Couples can choose from a seemingly endless array of wedding venues, including beaches, bluffs, mountaintops, and elegant chapels, and the company will do all the work of booking the venue and arranging the licenses and vendors. All packages include an ordained minister, wedding music, and a decorative wedding certificate, and couples can choose from add-ons like a limo service, a professional photographer, flowers for the wedding party, and a videographer.
1080 Julie Ln, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, Phone: 530-545-9859
© MacDuff's Pub
With its cozy, welcoming Scottish pub atmosphere, MacDuff's Pub is a fun and unique place to hold a wedding reception. Both indoor and outdoor spaces are available, and wedding parties who book the outdoor garden space will be able to move indoors to the loft in case of rain. The catering and bar services are done in-house, but couples are permitted to bring in their own wedding cake and their own wine for a small fee. Couples are also welcome to decorate the space as they please, but all decorations must be pre-approved by the event manager.
1041 Fremont Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, Phone: 530-542-8777
16.North Tahoe Event Center
© North Tahoe Event Center
Only a few steps away from the shore of the lake, the North Tahoe Event Center is a versatile space that can accommodate weddings with up to 350 guests. The building features floor-to-ceiling windows that offer stunning views of the lake, and some of the rooms include outdoor terraces. Catering is typically done in-house by a professional catering company who specializes in customized menus, but couples can bring in their own caterer if they prefer. The rental fee includes tables, a dance floor, and a portable bar, but couples are responsible for arranging their own decorations, flowers, and linens.
8318 N Lake Blvd, Kings Beach, CA 96143, Phone: 530-546-7249
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© Riva Grill
Named after the iconic Riva boats that inspired the design of its beautiful mahogany interior, the Riva Grill is a fine dining restaurant that specializes in modern American cuisine. The restaurant can be found right on the water at the Ski Run Marina, and it offers an excellent selection of plated and buffet menus to choose from. In-house bartenders are available for hire, and the restaurant also offers the option of having a fun, interactive rum float station. The entire restaurant has a capacity of 400 people, and smaller rooms are available for events with fewer guests.
900 Ski Run Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, Phone: 530-542-2600
18.Tahoe Vistana Inn
© Tahoe Vistana Inn
Situated on the north shore of the lake, Tahoe Vistana Inn is a boutique-style hotel set on a forested one-acre property. There is a beautiful ceremony spot nestled in the trees right on the property, but the inn also has a partnership with a lakefront property across the street for couples who would prefer to get married right on the water. Receptions can be held outside on the beautiful property or inside the inn's event room, and couples are welcome to decorate the space as they like and bring in all their own vendors for food, flowers, and photography.
6549 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe Vista, CA 96148, Phone: 530-546-2529
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19.The Chateau at Incline Village
© The Chateau at Incline Village
With its stone fireplaces and vaulted wooden ceilings, the Chateau at Incline Village is the epitome of a classic mountain wedding venue. During the summer, couples can tie the knot outside on the expansive lawn, but there are plenty of indoor sites as well, including a large ballroom that can be divided into three rooms to accommodate weddings of various different sizes. Guests will also have access to the chateau's gorgeous wraparound deck. When it comes to food, there are several excellent pre-set dinner menus to choose from, but couples can also work with the chef to design a specialized custom meal.
955 Fairway Blvd, Incline Village, NV 89451, Phone: 775-832-1240
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20.The Landing Resort & Spa
© The Landing Resort & Spa
A luxurious five-star hotel on South Lake Tahoe, the Landing Resort & Spa is a truly elegant and unforgettable place to have your wedding. Couples who want to get married in front of the water are in luck here; the lake serves as a beautiful backdrop for both the indoor and outdoor venues, which include a breathtaking rooftop terrace and a large ballroom with retractable glass windows. The venue sometimes offers special wedding packages, which can include everything from credit for the on-site spa to a two-night stay in one of the resort's stunning suites.
4104 Lakeshore Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, Phone: 530-541-5263
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21.The Ridge Tahoe
© The Ridge Tahoe
Perched on a mountain ridge above the lake, The Ridge Tahoe is an upscale resort that offers sweeping views of Carson Valley. Couples can take advantage of the excellent view by holding their ceremony outside on the resort's 11-acre property, but the venue can also accommodate indoor ceremonies with up to 150 guests. An experienced wedding planner is available to help couples plan every aspect of their special day, and the resort offers an excellent selection of customizable wedding packages, which include everything from flowers and photography to a professional hair and make-up session for the bride on the day of the wedding.
400 Ridge Club Dr, Stateline, NV 89449, Phone: 775-588-3553
© Valhalla Tahoe
Found just south of the city on the Tallac Historical Site, Valhalla Tahoe is a majestic lodge that was built in 1924. The building features a vaulted central area with hardwood floors that make the perfect dance floor, and couples can say their vows in front of the lodge's 20-foot stone fireplace. After the ceremony, guests can head out the French doors onto the Grand Lawn, which can be set up with tables and chairs for the reception dinner. The rental fee includes exclusive use of the space for thirteen hours, and couples are responsible for arranging their own wedding coordinator, officiant, and vendors.
1 Valhalla Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, Phone: 530-541-4975
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23.Weddings at Lakeside Beach
© Weddings at Lakeside Beach
If you've always dreamed of getting married on a beautiful beach, Weddings at Lakeside Beach can provide the perfect spot to hold your ceremony. The site is right on the waterfront and conveniently located near the center of town, making it easy to get to many of the city's best reception venues after the ceremony is over. A shuttle service is recommended for summer weddings, as the parking lot at the beach can fill up quickly. The rental fee includes chairs and a locally made arch, which couples are welcome to decorate as much or as little as they like.
4105 Lakeshore Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, Phone: 530-545-8453
24.Zephyr Cove Resort
© Zephyr Cove Resort
Established in the early 1900s, Zephyr Cove Resort is one of the oldest resorts in the Lake Tahoe area. Ceremonies and receptions can be held on the pavilion overlooking the lake or inside the cozy, traditional lodge, and the resort also offers the unique opportunity to get married right on the water by chartering its private yacht or its Southern-style steamboat. Couples can choose from one of the resort's wedding packages, which include linens and catering, and an experienced team of event planning staff to help iron out all the little detaisl. A day-of wedding coordinator can be arranged for an additional fee.
760 US-50, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448, Phone: 800-238-2463
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24 Best Wedding Venues in Lake Tahoe
- Edgewood Tahoe, Photo: Edgewood Tahoe
- West Shore Cafe, Photo: West Shore Cafe
- 4 Seasons Wedding Chapel, Photo: Kadmy/stock.adobe.com
- Beach Retreat & Lodge, Photo: Beach Retreat & Lodge
- Black Bear Lodge, Photo: Black Bear Lodge
- Chapel of the Bells Lake Tahoe, Photo: Chapel of the Bells Lake Tahoe
- Forest Suites Resort, Photo: Forest Suites Resort
- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe, Photo: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe
- Heavenly Valley Lodge, Photo: Heavenly Valley Lodge
- Lake Front Wedding & Events, Photo: Lake Front Wedding & Events
- Lake of the Sky Weddings, Photo: Gorodetskaya/stock.adobe.com
- Lake Tahoe Golf Course, Photo: Lake Tahoe Golf Course
- Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, Photo: Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel
- Lake Tahoe Weddings, Photo: nagaets/stock.adobe.com
- MacDuff's Pub, Photo: MacDuff's Pub
- North Tahoe Event Center, Photo: North Tahoe Event Center
- Riva Grill, Photo: Riva Grill
- Tahoe Vistana Inn, Photo: Tahoe Vistana Inn
- The Chateau at Incline Village, Photo: The Chateau at Incline Village
- The Landing Resort & Spa, Photo: The Landing Resort & Spa
- The Ridge Tahoe, Photo: The Ridge Tahoe
- Valhalla Tahoe, Photo: Valhalla Tahoe
- Weddings at Lakeside Beach, Photo: Weddings at Lakeside Beach
- Zephyr Cove Resort, Photo: Zephyr Cove Resort
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