The 25 Best Lake Tahoe Wedding Venues

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Lake Tahoe is a huge freshwater lake in the middle of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Known for its turquoise water beaches and white winter snow, Lake Tahoe is repeatedly named as one of the most beautiful places to visit in both California and Nevada. In fact, it’s one of the best places to elope in California, as thousands of couples from around the world come to tie the knot in this surreal location each year.

One of the things I love most about the Lake Tahoe area is their broad range of wedding venues. Most wedding venues in Lake Tahoe are located outdoors and provide the perfect backdrops for guests and pictures. While there aren’t many indoor wedding venues, I included some that are trendy, modern, and chic.

*The max capacity numbers are for seated ceremonies and receptions. If you have a standing ceremony or reception, the max capacity may be higher.

Outdoor Wedding Venues in Lake Tahoe

A couple getting married at Sierra at Tahoe, a ski resort and wedding venue in Lake Tahoe.

Sierra-at-Tahoe

Max capacity: 600

Sierra-at-Tahoe is one of my personal favorite wedding venues in Lake Tahoe. This ski resort is famous for its spectacular views of the nearby peaks. This wedding venue has the largest max capacity on this list, but it can also accommodate small weddings and elopements. If you want something truly secluded, definitely check out this venue.

A bridal party standing in the meadow of the Resort at Squaw Creek​, a wedding venue in Lake Tahoe.

Resort at Squaw Creek

Max capacity: 500

Resort at Squaw Creek is one of my favorite places to take pictures at. I mean, look at that view! This resort has numerous outdoor and indoor locations you can choose from for both your ceremony and pictures. Like almost all locations, I prefer the outdoor space to the indoor area. 

The top of Northstar California Resort, an outdoor wedding venue in Lake Tahoe.

Northstar California Resort

Max capacity: 300

Northstar California Resort is my favorite wedding venue in Lake Tahoe. I personally think this venue has some of the best views of the nearby mountains. Like most Lake Tahoe wedding venues, you won’t even need to worry about decor. Not only will your guests be floored by the incredible views, but your wedding pictures will be absolutely phenomenal.

A ceremony setup at West Shore Cafe and Inn​, a wedding venue in Lake Tahoe.

West Shore Cafe and Inn

Max capacity: 250

The West Shore Cafe and Inn is another one of my favorite outdoor wedding venues in Lake Tahoe. I personally love this wedding venue for elopements and small weddings. It’s a beautiful area that doesn’t need much decor to make your wedding pictures stand out. Plus, you can have an intimate dinner within the cafe after your ceremony.

An outdoor wedding reception at Granlibakken Tahoe​, an outdoor wedding venue in Lake Tahoe.

Granlibakken Tahoe

Max capacity: 350

Granlibakken Tahoe is a picture-perfect wedding venue right on the edge of Lake Tahoe. I personally love the seclusiveness this wedding venue offers. Decorated with string lights and rustic decor, this wedding venue will never go out of style and is perfect for the bohemian couple.

Edgewood Tahoe

Max capacity: 150

If you’re looking for a secluded outdoor ceremony space and beautifully designed indoor reception area, you definitely need to check out Edgewood Tahoe. Enjoy a private beach ceremony during sunset, then an intimate dinner inside the floor to ceiling windowed room. I personally recommend this wedding venue for couples who want to have a larger wedding.

Twenty Mile House, an outdoor wedding venue in Lake Tahoe.

Twenty Mile House

Max capacity: 30

Wanting a “cottagecore” experience? You’ll love the Twenty Mile House. Known for their wood-burning stoves and forest views, this Lake Tahoe wedding venue is perfect for couples wanting something a bit more enchanting and whimsical. This wedding venue is perfect for couples wanting an intimate wedding or elopement.

A couple walking on Sugar Pine Point State Park Pier​ on their wedding day at an outdoor wedding venue in Lake Tahoe.

Sugar Pine Point State Park Pier

Max capacity: 200

Sugar Pine Point State Park Pier will give you absolutely incredible views of the nearby mountains and turquoise waters that Lake Tahoe has to offer. I personally love using this area for couples portraits. It’s also a beautiful place to exchange vows during your ceremony. Due to the size of the pier, I recommend keeping your guest list low.

Logan Shoals Vista Point

Max capacity: 20

Logan Shoals Vista Point is one of the most popular Lake Tahoe wedding venues for elopements and small weddings. At this location, you’ll be able to enjoy both views of the nearby mountains and lake, as well as the beautiful green forest. This is the perfect place to watch the sun rise or set.

Revive Coffee and Wine

Max capacity: 125

Revive Coffee and Wine is a small coffee, wine, and pastry shop right in the heart of South Lake Tahoe. Known for their rustic log cabins and outdoor seating, this cute coffee shop makes the perfect wedding venue in Lake Tahoe for couples looking for rustic charm on their special day. Located in the forest, this wedding venue is perfect for those looking for a true outdoor experience.

Emerald Bay State Park Lookout​, a wedding venue in Lake Tahoe.

Emerald Bay State Park Lookout

Max capacity: 20

Emerald Bay State Park Lookout is Lake Tahoe’s most popular lookout. It also happens to be one of the most stunning wedding venues in Lake Tahoe for elopements. I recommend a sunrise or sunset elopement during the weekday in this iconic location. You’ll be blown away by the incredible view this spot provides you.

A wedding ceremony setup at Tahoe Ridge Resort​, a Lake Tahoe wedding venue.

Tahoe Ridge Resort

Max capacity: 200

The Ridge is another quiet, secluded Lake Tahoe wedding venue right on the stateline of California and Nevada. Enjoy your ceremony on top of a hill that gives you gorgeous views of the nearby cities and lake. You can also enjoy an indoor or outdoor reception at the resort. While I’m not the largest fan of the indoor area, I love the outdoor ceremony site.

A couple kissing at the top of Tahoe Blue Estate​, a wedding venue in Lake Tahoe.

Tahoe Blue Estate

Max capacity: 75

The Tahoe Blue Estate is one of my favorite wedding venues in Lake Tahoe. I personally love not only the jaw-dropping view of Lake Tahoe, but also the gigantic estate on top of the hill. At this wedding venue, you can enjoy an intimate outdoor ceremony, then a small reception indoors. This venue is designed for elopements or smaller weddings.

Upper Deck at High Camp

Max capacity: 250

If you’re a couple who really enjoys the mountainous venues, you need to check out the Upper Deck at High Camp. You’ll be surrounded with 360 degree views of dramatic mountain peaks and valleys that will simply blow your friends and family away.

The Olympic Village Lodge

Max capacity: 350

The Olympic Village Lodge reminds me of the famous Yosemite National Park. At this Lake Tahoe wedding venue, you’ll appreciate the beauty of the valley and the peaks right above. This venue definitely doesn’t need decor to stand out.

The Lodge at Tahoe Donner

Max capacity: 240

The Lodge at Tahoe Donner is a rustic restaurant and pub near the northern area of Lake Tahoe. If you’re not looking for the conventional beachside Lake Tahoe ceremony, this is a great option for you. You’ll love the nearby forests and elegance of this upscale restaurant during your wedding day.

The Ritz-Carlton

Max capacity: 300

The Ritz-Carlton is my favorite outdoor wedding venue in Lake Tahoe during the winter season. The Ritz-Carlton ceremony site turns into an absolutely stunning winter wonderland that you’ll remember forever. The snow-covered trees and neutral decor will make your images pop.

The Beach Retreat and Lodge

Max capacity: 200

Wanting a beach wedding in California but with the Lake Tahoe mountain view? Look no further. The Beach Retreat and Lodge, located in South Lake Tahoe, is the ideal wedding venue for couples wanting that simple, beach wedding. I personally love how versatile this location is when it comes to decor.

Heavenly Mountain Resort

Max capacity: 200

The Heavenly Mountain Resort can be accessed through a mile-long tram that will provide you with incredible views of the nearby mountainside. There’s are multiple lookout areas around the property, as well as a few indoor options. You’ll love the privacy and seclusion this resort will have to offer you and your guests.

The Landing Resort and Spa

Max capacity: 200

The Landing Resort and Spa is another closed off wedding venue in Lake Tahoe ideal for couples wanting privacy from the usually busy area. This wedding venue is simple, open year-round, and comes with tons of additional perks. You’ll love the outlook over the lake, along with the vintage touches throughout the resort.

Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge​, an outdoor wedding venue in Lake Tahoe.

Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge

Max capacity: NA

The Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge is a warm and inviting space for couples looking for something a bit more romantic. The food from the restaurant is not only amazing, but so is the view. You’ll fall head over heels in love with the location of this wedding venue. You have forest, mountain, and lake views all in one. Definitely add this spot to your list.

Tahoe Vistana Inn

Max capacity: 100

The beautiful forest at Tahoe Vistana Inn is the perfect Lake Tahoe wedding venue for couples wanting a sweet and simple ceremony. There are multiple areas both indoor and outdoor for receptions, as well as 29 different rooms for friends and family to stay in if you want a multi-day celebration. 

Indoor Wedding Venues in Lake Tahoe

The Elm Estate​, an indoor wedding venue in Lake Tahoe.

The Elm Estate

Max capacity: 300

The Elm Estate is the picture-perfect white home known for their trendy, modern, and minimalistic interior. This is personally my favorite indoor wedding venue in Lake Tahoe. I love all the natural light and open spaces this estate provides. Plus, it has beautiful grounds as well.

Valhalla Grand Hall

Max capacity: 120

The historical Valhalla Grand Hall is a serene indoor wedding venue in Lake Tahoe. The most popular ceremony site within the building is in front of a gorgeous 30-foot stone fireplace above the stunning hardwood floors. This wedding venue also has a natural beach and small dock that’s perfect for wedding photos.

Squaw Valey - Terrace Room at High Camp

Max capacity: 250

The Terrace Room at High Camp is a super elegant indoor wedding venue in Lake Tahoe. I personally love this venue in the winter. From the huge windows, you can see the snow covered mountains in the distance. It’s a beautiful venue for couples looking for something a bit more elegant.

Wanting more elopement inspiration? Check out this Sacramento wedding venue guide, Malibu wedding venue guide, and this Waterfall wedding guide.

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Brianna Parks, a California elopement photographer.

Hey there, I'm Brianna!

I’m a California elopement photographer who had a big traditional wedding, and I can’t tell you how many arguments there were about my day.

I was pressured to pick a certain venue, certain colors, certain guests, and it felt like I was spending thousands of dollars to play host at a party that had nothing to do with the connection between my husband and I.

Don’t fall into the trap society has constructed around big weddings. Instead, buy the plane ticket, get the wedding dress  dirty, and turn your stressed out wedding day into a carefree, adventure filled elopement experience that you’ll remember for a lifetime.

Brianna Parks, a California elopement photographer.

Hey there, I'm Brianna!

I’m a California elopement photographer who had a big traditional wedding, and I can’t tell you how many arguments there were about my day.

I was pressured to pick a certain venue, certain colors, certain guests, and it felt like I was spending thousands of dollars to play host at a party that had nothing to do with the connection between my husband and I.

Don’t fall into the trap society has constructed around big weddings. Instead, buy the plane ticket, get the wedding dress  dirty, and turn your stressed out wedding day into a carefree, adventure filled elopement experience that you’ll remember for a lifetime.

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