It's time to plan an adventurous getaway in Lake Tahoe for the perfect mountain inspired wedding. In every season Lake Tahoe is an epic adventure destination offering mountain vistas, exclusive beaches and scenic backdrops for dream weddings. We have been touring wedding venues this month in search of some perfect places to send couples that want a wild and scenic outdoor wedding. Here is a glimpse of what we found:
Northstar and Heavenly Ski Resorts: Tahoe Wedding Collection By Vail Resorts
We will be covering the Tahoe Wedding Collection in depth this coming May to include a sneak peak at their full wedding offerings and introduce you to Kirkwood Mountain Resort. These year-round destination resorts, located in the heart of the Sierra Nevada offer something for every bride from romantic winter adventures to breathtaking on-mountain venues.
Summer Weddings At Northstar
Location: 5001 Northstar Dr, Truckee, CA 96161
Availability Runs June - September
The Zephyr Lodge Package is a complete mountain wedding experience you and your guests will never forget. From the gondola and chairlift rides that take you up to the mountaintop venue, to the excellent food, and epic service. Overlooking the Sierra Nevada the Zephyr lodge is an impressive mountain inspired lodge with an equally impressive view that can host up to 300 wedding guests. The rustically adorned vaulted ceiling makes the lodge feel regal and airy. The large outdoor terrace provides an expansive slope-side vista surrounded by wildflowers. Get married in the open air and head into the lodge for cocktails, dinner and dancing. The events team at Northstar is a fun and friendly team, dedicated to helping you get the most out of their location.
Wedding Group Lodging is made easy and convenient though customized online lodging links and a dedicated block of rooms. Guests have a variety of lodging options from private condos, ski chalets, and Village guest rooms, they can meet everyones needs right onsite. The Village is a lively atmosphere of activities, shopping, and dining, to keep your guests entertained throughout their stay, there is even a movie theatre and skating rink. For guest not lodging at Northstar and off-site wedding activities, transportation and shuttle service can be arranged though Northstar operated shuttles and parking is complimentary.
Summer Weddings At Heavenly
Location: 3860 Saddle Road. South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Contact: 775.586. 4442
Availability Runs June - September
Lakeview Lodge Wedding Package offers couples a private lodge to host their ceremony and reception with an incredible view of Lake Tahoe just steps from the top of the tram. Nestled high above South Lake Tahoe at the top of Heavenly, this lodge sits in a secluded mountain valley. The lodge functions as a private bridal dressing room and reception hall, with a large terrace for an outdoor ceremony. A beautiful backdrop for your ceremony and adventurous settings for photos, it's all about having fun at high elevation. You'll get to dance the night away under the stars until it's time to ride the tram back down to Village at Heavenly.
Lakeside Lodging and Wedding Room Blocks can be arranged through Heavenly at
Lakeland Village Resort and several other signature properties. Guest can choose from a variety of nearby and onsite lodging options. The Village at Heavenly and surrounding area is packed with shopping, dining, nightlife, and outdoor activity. You guests are going to love walking around the shops and visiting the beach. If you want to keep the party going long into the night, head to one the nearby casino's for the after party.
Winter Elopements at Northstar & Heavenly are offered through Always & Adventure. We'll help you plan your entire stay. Then we'll find the perfect on-mountain location for your vows, officiate your ceremony, and take amazing photos for you to share with friends and family.
Get married while skiing or snowboarding around the mountain taking photos and we'll help you plan the perfect après wedding celebration nearby or on-site. Northstar & Heavenly offer some of the best skiing in Lake Tahoe and their villages are home to year-round shopping, dining, and entertainment. Let us plan your epic mountain elopement at one of these beautiful mountain resorts.
The Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe
Location: 13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Court, Truckee CA 96161
Contact: (530) 562-3014
Luxury Lake Tahoe Weddings at The Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe are exceptionally done. The breathtaking views offered by their outdoor ceremony locations make for an unforgettable wedding experience. Choose between The Meadow, spacious enough for up to 400 wedding guests, and The Woods, steps from the hotel in a pine lined alcove, for a natural backdrop located at high elevation. The two refined ballrooms are beautifully adorned with wrought-iron chandeliers, ornate wooden beams, and floor-to-ceiling windows. The Ritz Carlton Ballroom is an elegant reception venue for large weddings while the Pines Ballroom includes a private outdoor terrace for an intimate mountain wedding.
Relax and enjoy your wedding weekend in their luxury rooms and 17,000 sq. ft. spa that features 17 treatment rooms, private ladies' and gentlemen's lounge areas with sauna, steam and whirlpool. Voted one of "The World's Best Hotels", Travel+Leisure, you'll experience an unmatched service and unrivaled luxury.
Lake Club, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, is a stunning private lakeside location now available for wedding ceremonies and intimate events year-round. Designed to provide guests with an exclusive lake experience, the multi-level Lake Club features amenities that include an indoor lounge area and bar, outdoor dining areas on the ground-floor terrace and upper-level deck, a private boat dock, and a lawn stretching to Lake Tahoe.
Winter Elopements & Private Engagements at The Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe can be arranged through Always & Adventure for groups of 25 or less. We'll take care of every important detail for a private wedding weekend at this mountainside resort; while you enjoy their luxury accommodations and head to the spa for some pre-wedding pampering.
The hotel is conveniently located on the mountain at Northstar California, allowing easy access to skiing for couples that want to exchange their vows or get engaged on the slopes. For small weddings the Fireside Terrace is the perfect venue for a sunset ceremony followed by private dining at the onsite restaurant, Manzanita.
The Resort at Squaw Creek
Location: 400 Squaw Creek Road, Olympic Valley, CA 96146
Mountain View Weddings at the base of Squaw Valley. The Resort at Squaw Creek is a contemporary mountain escape. Get married outdoors in the heart Lake Tahoe with a stunning mountain backdrop at one of three outdoor ceremony locations. The intimate Golf Course venue provides a peaceful space under the pines overlooking the lush meadow for up to 150 guests, the Spa Deck rests just above the golf course with the KT peak rising up behind you, the sun soaked patio is spacious enough for up to 200 guests and features a built in bar for easy cocktail hour transition and a cozy outdoor fireplace. The pavilion sits in front of the hotels the 250 ft. waterfall and accommodates up to 300 guests.
Elegant Receptions at indoor and outdoor locations provide a range of spaces to fit your needs and unique style. The newly renovated ballroom is versatile and welcoming, it's a fully equipped wedding venue that can host up to 500 people. In addition to their ballroom, the resort offers 2 outdoor reception venues and 3 private dining rooms. The Six Peaks Grille is an elegant and comfortable space with a stunning view, its perfect for a moderately sized wedding looking for unique and upscale venue. The catering is provided in-house from custom created menus to beautiful wedding cakes, you'll be able to create your dream wedding menu.
The Luxury Hotel features elegant mountain inspired decor and from the moment you arrive at The Resort at Squaw Creek, you can feel their dedication to deliver an exceptional experience. The staff is friendly and welcoming, from the valet to the sales staff, delivering thoughtful and personal service. The resort has 400 well-appointed hotel rooms, retail and onsite dining, an outdoor pool, luxury spa, and an 18-hole championship golf course. It's location at the base of Squaw Valley feels private and secluded, offering a leisurely comfort.
Winter Elopements can be held easily at nearby in Squaw Valley or a number of winter trails in the area. The Resort at Squaw Creek makes a comfortable base camp for couple looking for a winter escape. The hotel sits at the base of the mountain with easy chairlift access right from the resort and rooms that have an incredible view.