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Featured Lake Tahoe Wedding Venues

Getting married in Lake Tahoe? Find the top Lake Tahoe wedding photographers via their award-winning images from the Lake Tahoe wedding venues featured below.

Page Last Updated January 13th, 2021

Tahoe City, CA bride and groom laugh and smile while eyeing the groom's ring during a snowy, outdoor ceremony at Granlibakken Resort
Wedding Photography by Nicky Byrnes, Lake Tahoe, United States

A Wooded Tahoe City, CA Wedding Venue | Granlibakken Tahoe

Granlibakken's Tahoe venue location in a peaceful 74-acre wooded valley a short distance from the shores of Lake Tahoe is the perfect setting for your wedding celebration. With a variety of indoor and outdoor venues that complement Tahoe’s natural beauty, Granlibakken offers the services, space, and rustic setting to make your day and Tahoe wedding photography truly unforgettable.  Granlibakken's flexible lodging options allow your guests to choose from a variety of room types, from five-bedroom townhomes to suites, studios or bedrooms. With venue space for up to 350 guests, Granlibakken is well equipped to handle anything from intimate ceremonies to large celebrations.

West Shore Cafe, Lake Tahoe CA Wedding Photographer: Bride and groom's kiss at the end of the outdoor ceremony under the trees.
Wedding Photography by Matt Theilen, Lake Tahoe, United States

Lake Tahoe Wedding Spaces at the West Shore Cafe

West Shore Cafe and Inn Wedding Venue, Tahoe - A minute's walk from the Tahoe Maritime Museum and the Homewood Mountain Resort ski area, this lakefront lodge is 7 miles from Tahoe City.

Resort at Squaw Creek, Squaw Valley, CA outdoor wedding photography | The bride & groom have fun with the ring exchange.
Wedding Photography by Tara Theilen, Carson City, United States

Consider choosing Squaw Valley Resort to host your Lake Tahoe wedding

Resort at Squaw Creek Wedding Venue - A Lake Tahoe wedding is all about you and your love, your family, and friends, as one of the happiest moments of your entire life. Celebrate your ceremony and wedding reception in Lake Tahoe surrounded by breathtaking views of Squaw Valley, towering ponderosa pines, magnificent mountain peaks, and more stars than you could possibly count.

Cottonwood Hilltop Lodge, Truckee, CA Wedding Photographer: The bride lets it all out.
Wedding Photography by Tara Theilen, Carson City, United States

Private Wedding Parties at the Cottonwood Restaurant and Bar

Hilltop Lodge Cottonwood, Truckee: "Cottonwood is an ideal location for group dinners and celebrations because of its excellent food, outstanding service, and rustic elegance in a historic setting. Our menu offers delicious New American cuisine featuring an abundant variety of fresh seafood, quality meat, and seasonal produce, whenever possible Cottonwood chooses local and sustainable ingredients. We feature a full bar and adventurous wine list and are able to tailor beverage options to suit your group. We offer a wide range of choices should you wish to enhance your menu. Our experienced culinary team and wait staff are here to ensure you will have the most memorable event. We organize custom events for groups as few as 12 to as many as 160. We provide large tables for parties of 12-24 and private banquets for groups of 25-40. The entire restaurant can accommodate 130 guests, 160 when the deck is available. We have ample parking available."

Safari Rose Boat on South Lake Tahoe - Wedding photography of the Bride walking down aisle during the ceremony with groom and father of bride waiting at the end.
Wedding Photography by Kevin Sawyer, Lake Tahoe, United States

PRIVATE WEDDING CHARTERS ON THE LAKE - The Safari Rose is the most luxurious yacht on Lake Tahoe.

Safari Rose at Lake Tahoe - Tahoe Cruises Wedding Photography - "The only thing better than a wedding at Lake Tahoe is a cruise wedding on the Safari Rose on Lake Tahoe.

Nothing could be more romantic than you, your friends and your family surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of Lake Tahoe.

For over 40 years, brides and grooms have exchanged their vows aboard the Safari Rose cruise while wrapped in the splendor of the magnificent High Sierra."

Sugar Pine Point State Park: Tahoma, CA wedding photography – The bride's daughter goofs off during her mother's ceremony.
Wedding Photography by Nicky Byrnes, Lake Tahoe, United States

A spectacular location for wedding ceremonies and receptions - Sugar Pine Point State Park 

Sugar Pine Point State Park, Tahoma - California State Parks offers a variety of unique and beautiful wedding sites - from historic adobes to stately mansions to ancient redwood forests to stretches of sandy beaches, all making for great wedding photography possibilities. Ed Z'berg - Sugar Pine Point State Park offers a beautiful location at Lake Tahoe.  For more information, contact the Special Events Coordinator.

Squaw Valley Sierra High Camp wedding ceremony photo at the venue: Bridal party exit meadow as it starts to rain
Wedding Photography by Shaunte Dittmar, Lake Tahoe, United States

Host your wedding at High Camp, Lake Tahoe

When choosing High Camp at Squaw Valley to host your Lake Tahoe wedding, they'll ensure a flawless and memorable event. Their staff is dedicated to creating a timeless wedding experience. They are able to enhance any wedding with little details and personal touches to truly create a unique experience. With indoor and outdoor venues, you can have the wedding of your dreams! If you choose the upper deck, Your guests will marvel at the expansive views of Lake Tahoe and surrounding Sierra while they watch you exchange your vows mid-mountain.  You could also choose the Terrace Room, newly remodeled and perched at the top of Squaw Valley, with views of Lake Tahoe and the wide-open meadows and surrounding Sierras. Either choice would create stunning photos of your Lake Tahoe wedding.

Black Bear Lodge, South Lake Tahoe, CA outdoor wedding venue photo | A mother/son first dance during her South Lake Tahoe, CA wedding reception.
Wedding Photography by Lauren Lindley, Lake Tahoe, United States

Tahoe Weddings and Events

South Lake Tahoe, Black Bear Lodge Wedding Venue Photos - "An idyllic setting for an intimate wedding. In addition to its beautiful event spaces, the luxurious lodge boasts five well-appointed guest rooms and four spacious cabins of various sizes.

Hold your ceremony beneath towering pine trees or say “I do” inside; with stunning event spaces both indoors and out you can plan the perfect wedding here at any time of year. Outdoor capacity of 100 guests and indoor capacity of 49 guests. Please note that our outdoor venue is only available May through October and inclement weather is possible any day of the year. Weddings and events November through April must be held indoors with a maximum of 49 guests.

With a convenient location near both Lake Tahoe and Heavenly Mountain, Black Bear Lodge is not only a spectacular place to tie the knot but also a wonderful place to spend the weekend with loved ones. The property can sleep up to 22 people."

Wedding Photography from Camp Richardson Resort Lake Tahoe - Image from the First dance with Dad
Wedding Photography by Shaunte Dittmar, Lake Tahoe, United States

Outdoor Weddings and Events in Lake Tahoe

Camp Richardson Resort, Lake Tahoe wedding venue has natural surroundings, warm Lake Tahoe decor, and lakeside locations give wedding groups ample room to meet & retreat.  Whatever your need, their staff is certain to find the ideal location for your Lake Tahoe wedding or other gatherings. In addition, they can provide seating accommodations, setup crews, audio-visual support, and, of course, food & beverage catering. Beautiful mountain backdrop, a venue providing great wedding photography opportunities.

The Hideout reception and wedding venue, Kirkwood, CA - Photography of the ring bearers have a laugh as they head down the aisle at the start of the wedding ceremony.
Wedding Photography by John Decker, Sacramento, United States

Outdoor ceremony space with a flexible layout - The HideOut wedding venue

Weddings at The HideOut, Kirkwood, CA are truly one of a kind.  The open space and flexible layout of the venue allow for a variety of set-up options and photography designed specifically for your wedding event.

Groom see's his girls before the wedding ceremony begins at the Ritz Carlton - Lake Tahoe wedding photography
Wedding Photography by Shaunte Dittmar, Lake Tahoe, United States

Both indoor and outdoor CA romantic weddings at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe venue

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers a breathtaking venue for destination wedding photography. Exchange vows overlooking evergreen treetops with an outdoor celebration, or admire the snow-covered Sierra Nevada mountains from the warmth of two exquisite ballrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows.