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The 10 Best South Lake Tahoe Wedding Venues

Updated: Jan 22


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South Lake Tahoe is a dream destination for weddings, offering a blend of natural beauty, elegance, and

unique charm. Nestled between the Sierra Nevada mountains and the crystal-clear waters of Lake Tahoe, this region provides a picturesque backdrop that is unparalleled in its beauty. The shimmering lake, surrounded by majestic mountains and dense forests, creates a serene and magical setting for any wedding.


Destination Weddings in South Lake Tahoe

For couples looking to have a destination wedding, South Lake Tahoe stands out as a top choice. Destination weddings are all about creating a unique experience not just for the couple, but also for their guests. South Lake Tahoe delivers on this promise by offering a combination of stunning landscapes, recreational activities, and world-class amenities. Guests can enjoy skiing, boating, hiking, or simply relaxing by the lake, making the wedding a memorable getaway for everyone involved.


As a Lake Tahoe wedding planner who has worked extensively in this region, I've had the privilege of experiencing many incredible venues. Each venue in South Lake Tahoe has its own distinct character, from luxurious resorts with panoramic lake views to intimate lodges nestled in the woods. The diversity of venues ensures that every couple can find a location that perfectly aligns with their vision and budget for their special day. Here are my top 10 favorite South Lake Tahoe wedding venues, with Valhalla leading the list as my personal favorite. Find out why below.


1. Valhalla Tahoe


Aubrey McCready Photography

Valhalla is not just a venue; it's an experience. The historic grandeur of the estate, combined with its lakeside location, enchanting woodland setting, and large lawn, makes it a top choice for many couples. I have a personal connection with Valhalla, as it's where I chose to tie the knot. The blend of history, nature, and elegance created the perfect ambiance for our special day, making it an experience we'll cherish forever. There's simply nothing comparable on the lake at this price point! Notably, Valhalla presents a blank canvas, a space to be transformed according to your vision, with the additional note that all vendors must be brought in to create your unique celebration. This singular aspect ensures that your wedding at Valhalla is uniquely yours, tailored to reflect your distinct love story against a backdrop that embodies the essence of South Lake Tahoe's charm.


Max Compacity: 130


Pricing Starting At: $8,000


Outside Catering Required



2. Lake Tahoe Golf Course


WeddingWire

The Lake Tahoe Golf Course offers a unique blend of lush greens and breathtaking mountain views. What truly sets this venue apart is its awe-inspiring mountain backdrop. Towering peaks frame the course, providing an unparalleled view that will undoubtedly leave both you and your guests in awe. Imagine saying your vows against the backdrop of these majestic mountains, creating a scene that's both intimate and grand. With the option to exchange vows on the course itself or within their charming event spaces, if there is inclement weather. It's a fantastic choice for couples who appreciate the elegance of a golf course setting.


Max Compacity: 150


Pricing Starting At: $5,000 Plus Food & Beverage Minimum



3. The Landing Resort & Spa


Mindful Media Photography

The Landing Resort & Spa combines modern luxury with the stunning beauty of Lake Tahoe. The venue's Lakeview Ballroom is a gem for couples seeking a spacious, elegant setting with panoramic views. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame the sparkling waters of Lake Tahoe, creating an enchanting backdrop that will take your breath away. The ballroom also has direct access to the patio to create an indoor-outdoor feel. If you're envisioning an outdoor celebration with the lake and mountains as your backdrop, the rooftop terrace at The Landing Resort & Spa is a dream come true. Exchange your vows under the open sky, with the stunning vista of Lake Tahoe stretching out before you. As the sun sets over the mountains, your celebration will be bathed in a warm and romantic glow. Imagine dancing the night away with the shimmering lake as your backdrop, creating a truly magical atmosphere.


Max Compacity: 200


Pricing Starting At: $6,000 Plus Food & Beverage Minimum


Website: The Landing


4. Tahoe Blue Estate


The Knot

The Tahoe Blue Estate is an enchanting addition to our list of top wedding venues in South Lake Tahoe. This hidden gem is perfect for couples seeking an intimate wedding experience with a small guest count. This venue is a private estate located at the top of Kingsbury grade giving you 360-degree views of beautiful Lake Tahoe from nearly every room that will take your breath away. While its beauty and intimacy make it an ideal choice for small celebrations, it's important to note some logistical challenges that come with this venue. The Tahoe Blue Estate features a considerable number of stairs throughout the property. While these stairs add to the venue's uniqueness, they can complicate logistics and accessibility, particularly for elderly guests or those with mobility challenges. Due to its logistical challenges vendors may charge extra fees to work at the Tahoe Blue Estate.


Max Compacity: 50


Pricing Starting At: $ 3,400 per night with a 3 to 4 night minimum stay



5. Beach Retreat and Lodge At Tahoe


Lisa Marie Photography

The Beach Retreat and Lodge At Tahoe is an ideal venue for exchanging vows on the sandy shores of Lake Tahoe, embraced by the serene blue water. This venue allows you to transition seamlessly to an elegant outdoor reception on a tented patio, where you can customize the space to suit your vision. While the weather can pose challenges, the resort also provides ballroom options to ensure a magical experience rain or shine. With a beachfront ceremony and an al fresco reception, the Beach Retreat and Lodge At Tahoe offers an enchanting blend of nature's splendor and luxurious comfort, creating unforgettable memories in the heart of South Lake Tahoe.


Max Compacity: 50


Pricing Starting At: $ 5,000 Plus Food & Beverage Minimum



6. Heavenly Mountain Resort


Indigo Photography

If you're envisioning a mountaintop wedding with unparalleled vistas, look no further than Heavenly Mountain Resort. This extraordinary venue offers a variety of stunning options for your special day. From their mid-mountain lodge with its rustic charm to their beautiful outdoor spaces that embrace the grandeur of the surrounding landscape, your wedding at Heavenly Mountain Resort will undoubtedly be an unforgettable experience, etched into your memories as a breathtaking celebration amidst the splendor of South Lake Tahoe's elevated beauty. If you're a skier, you'll find an extra layer of excitement in this venue, as guests have the unique opportunity to take a scenic gondola ride up to the event site, adding a touch of adventure and setting the tone for an extraordinary day.


Max Compacity: 200


Pricing Starting At: $ 5,000 Plus Food & Beverage Minimum



7. Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel


WeddingWire

The Lake Tahoe Resort is a luxurious addition to our top wedding venues. Set against the backdrop of the stunning lake and surrounded by majestic mountains, this venue offers an unparalleled blend of natural beauty and opulent elegance. With versatile indoor and outdoor spaces, your wedding vision can come to life whether you dream of a lakeside ceremony on the beach, an enchanting ballroom reception, or a combination of both. Lake Tahoe Resort ensures that your special day is nothing short of extraordinary, leaving you and your guests with cherished memories of a celebration that perfectly captures the essence of South Lake Tahoe's captivating allure.


Max Compacity: 240


Pricing Starting At: $ 5,000 Plus Food & Beverage Minimum



8. Chart House Lake Tahoe


Courtney Aaron Photography

The Chart House Tahoe is a mountaintop restaurant that offers an elevated experience that combines exquisite dining with breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. While not directly on the lake, its panoramic vistas provide a scenic backdrop for smaller, intimate weddings. With options for hosting your celebration in their private downstairs dining room, the Chart House Tahoe is perfect for couples seeking an intimate and cozy atmosphere for their special day. Whether you're captivated by the idea of a mountaintop celebration or charmed by the inviting ambiance of private dining space, this venue promises an unforgettable wedding experience amidst the elevated beauty of South Lake Tahoe.


Max Compacity: 64


Pricing Starting At: $1,500 Plus Food & Beverage Minimum



9. Round Hill Pines Beach Resort


Elsa Boscarello Photography

Round Hill Pines Beach is a hidden treasure among South Lake Tahoe's wedding venues. This enchanting destination offers the perfect blend of beachside bliss and rustic charm, creating a memorable backdrop for your special day. With its pristine sandy shores and crystal-clear waters, Round Hill Pines Beach sets the stage for a romantic lakeside ceremony that will leave you and your guests in awe. The venue's inviting beachfront atmosphere is complemented by its rustic event spaces, providing options for both open-air celebrations and covered receptions. Whether you're drawn to the allure of a beachfront exchange of vows or the intimate ambiance of their rustic event areas, Round Hill Pines Beach promises an unforgettable celebration that captures the essence of South Lake Tahoe's natural beauty and relaxed atmosphere.


Max Compacity: 180


Pricing Starting At: $8,500 Plus Food & Beverage Minimum



10. Edgewood Tahoe Resort


Edgewood Tahoe Resort

Saving one of the best South Lake Tahoe venues for last, we present Edgewood Tahoe, a crown jewel nestled along the shores of Lake Tahoe. This premier resort seamlessly blends elegance and natural splendor, creating an exquisite setting for your fairy-tale wedding. With its manicured golf course, private beach, and stunning ballroom, Edgewood Tahoe offers an unparalleled canvas for crafting your dream celebration. The resort's dedication to perfection ensures that every detail, from the luxurious accommodations to the world-class cuisine, contributes to an unforgettable experience. What's more, Edgewood Tahoe offers options for an upscale tented wedding on the 17th green, allowing you to dance the night away under the stars while surrounded by breathtaking lake and mountain views. Alternatively, you can opt for Edgewood's classic North Room, adorned with lavish wooden ceilings, adding a touch of opulence to your celebration. As the sun sets over Lake Tahoe and the mountains, your wedding at Edgewood Tahoe will become an indelible memory, forever cherished in the hearts of you and your loved ones. Plus, the convenience of having your guests stay right on the property ensures that the magic of your wedding celebration extends beyond the event itself, creating a seamless and immersive experience for all.


Max Compacity: 300


Pricing Starting At: $17,000 Plus Food & Beverage Minimum



In the end, selecting the perfect wedding venue in South Lake Tahoe hinges on your personal style, preferences, budget, and the atmosphere you envision for your special day. No matter your choice, South Lake Tahoe's natural splendor will undoubtedly provide an unforgettable backdrop for your dream wedding.


If you're ready to transform your vision into reality, seize the opportunity to book our full-service wedding planning package. By choosing our package, not only will you receive comprehensive assistance in planning every aspect of your wedding, but we'll also undertake the task of venue research to discover the ideal location that aligns with your desires. Make your South Lake Tahoe wedding a reality – take the first step toward your dream day today. Let's Chat!


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