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Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in Lake Tahoe

Submitted on 7/21/16 | by Lindsey Carlson

Whether you’re a bride-to-be that visualizes the backdrop of a winter wonderland for her nuptials, or one who has always dreamed of a beachy warm-weather paradise to say “I do” in, Lake Tahoe has a wide variety of gorgeous outdoor wedding venues to choose from. Tahoe is a year-round wedding destination, but now that the weather is warming up, there's no better time to start planning a beach wedding in Lake Tahoe!

It’s hard not to wax poetic about Lake Tahoe’s natural beauty of contrasts, with the sweeping mountain vistas and serene lake waters. These Lake Tahoe wedding venues will leave guests awestruck by their surroundings, and are guaranteed to have them talking about your wedding for years to come.

1. Beach Retreat and Lodge Tahoe

The Beach Retreat and Lodge Tahoe will act as the perfect Lake Tahoe wedding venue regardless of the season of the wedding. Situated in South Lake Tahoe, it’s difficult to fathom a more romantic setting than the one the Beach Retreat and Lodge Tahoe provides. During the Spring and Summer, couples can take their vows next to the crystal-clear waters at the beach, or even gaze into each other’s eyes on the pier. Any weddings that take place at the height of winter can enjoy the surrounding snow-covered mountains as a picture-perfect background. The Beach Retreat and Lodge Tahoe is flexible when it comes to offering customizable wedding packages with their three on-site locations and fantastic rooms for all the guests.

2. The Ridge Tahoe

Envision saying “I do” 7,500 feet above sea level in the heart of a lush garden, with stunning mountain views in South Lake Tahoe that will leave guests breathless. The Ridge Tahoe accommodates couples with their wedding packages, the contents which vary depending on the size and scope of the wedding party and guests. Most at least include a minister, flowers, a photographer and a customizable cake, which will alleviate some of the bride’s stress of having to arrange these details. Staying at the hotel will be a luxurious treat for the wedding party and guests, as it has every amenity imaginable designed for the guests comfort.

3. The Lodge at Sugarbowl

Nestled at the top of Donner Summit, the Lodge at Sugarbowl is an ideal Lake Tahoe wedding venue for an intimate and memorable affair. The hotel is charming and provides space for guests to get married outdoors, and whether the backdrop is blossoming greenery or icy mountain tops depends on which time of year the wedding takes place. Either way the bride and groom will have nature featured in a beautiful way for the ceremony and the wedding photos. Wedding coordinators offer several different packages for couples to choose from, and they take over the helms of the planning process to ensure the wedding goes off without a hitch. Guests will love the cozy rooms and taking advantage of the ski range and nearby trails.

4. Murphy’s Pub

For couples searching for a more low-key and family-oriented setting that still provides that picturesque outdoor Lake Tahoe setting, having the ceremony and reception at Murphy’s Pub may be a wonderful option. Murphy’s Pub has a gorgeous garden for the ceremony, and a fun atmosphere that will make for a spirited and lively reception. This venue has weddings packages that always include flowers, a limo, the officiant and a photographer, and several other add-ons that couples can select from to personalize their special day.

5. Thunderbird Lodge Weddings

For an idyllic North Lake Tahoe outdoor wedding, the historic Thunderbird Lodge is a lovely venue. The fabled property possesses cascading waterfalls, towering granite boulders and even secret passageways, all of which will keep the guests intrigued and buzzing about your wedding for years to come. The iconic Castle In the Sky will add to the fairy tale ambiance of any wedding, and the sweeping vistas will make for perfect wedding photos with a setting rivaling that of any postcard. Exchange vows on the water, and then get the party started at the Lighthouse Room for the reception. Wedding guests will appreciate that they get complimentary tours of the many things to see on the property.

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