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    Why get married in Lake Tahoe

    Big Blue

    Lake Tahoe’s crowning gem is the lake itself, which boasts a dazzling blue color due to its impressive depths and incredible purity. As the second deepest lake in the country, this never-freezing treasure is perfect for boating, swimming, scuba diving, or simply lounging on its beaches.

    Stylish in All Seasons

    Lake Tahoe is as equally famous for skiing on its powdery peaks as it is for boating on its cerulean waters or hiking the sweep of its evergreen forests. This makes Lake Tahoe the perfect destination for both mountain lodge winter weddings and summertime lakefront nuptials.

    A Destination for Downhill Fun

    With slopes that attract visitors from across the country, Lake Tahoe boasts dozens of premium ski resorts and lodges. Tucked away in the majestic snow-covered mountains, you’ll find it easy to fall in love with the luxurious resort lifestyle that makes Tahoe so captivating.


    With sunny summers and snowy winters, Lake Tahoe’s drastic seasonal fluctuations are due to its proximity to the Sierra Nevada.


    Sunny days melt winter snow and temperatures range from the mid 40s to low 60s.


    Sunny skies and highs in the upper 70s make for a spectacular season.


    Fall temperatures hover in the 60s and 70s.


    Snowy & cold, with average temperatures in the 20s to 40s, and an average of 55 inches of snowfall.

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    Your Wedding Ceremony

    Local Tahoe vendors are here to help you plan the ultimate wedding ceremony. Give your ceremony the attention it deserves by setting time aside to meet with Lake Tahoe wedding officiants to find someone that you really connect with when you’re at the altar. Next, you should work with your local ceremony musicians to ensure that your walk down the aisle is everything you’ve ever dreamed it would be. We promise that the result will be well worth the planning.

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    Your Wedding Reception

    It’s time to plan the perfect wedding reception, and Lake tahoe professionals can’t wait to make your dreams come true. With the area’s top caterers, some of the best local florists around, and of course a stellar photographer to capture every detail, making your dream wedding come to life is easier than you’ve ever imagined. Your guests will be in awe.

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    Your Rehearsal Dinner

    Wow your guests with a phenomenal rehearsal dinner on the eve of your wedding day. With a food scene dominated by exceptional, gourmet cuisine, Tahoe has everything you could ever need. Check out some of Lake Tahoe’s best rehearsal dinner spots for some planning inspiration and get ready to celebrate your upcoming nuptials with an outstanding meal.

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    Your Farewell Brunch

    The party isn’t over until you’ve made your last toasts at your farewell brunch. With stacks of pancakes and plenty of mimosas on hand, brunch is the perfect way to wish your friends and family a final farewell before they head home. Plus, it’s the best way to start off your life as newlyweds in style. With some amazing brunch spots around town, the possibilities are almost endless.

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    Wedding Welcome Bag

    Greet your out-of-town wedding guests from the moment they arrive with the ultimate wedding welcome bag. This is the perfect place to add a few local touches, like Tahoe Trail Bars or Alpen Sierra Coffee. Top it off with a local map, a wedding itinerary, and a handwritten thank-you note, and your guests will absolutely love the thoughtful welcome.

    Wedding Favors

    Wedding favors are a great way to thank your guests, so put some thought into locally inspired favors that they’re sure to love. With all of Lake Tahoe’s unique personality, there are tons of ideas to choose from. From a cute trail-mix-to-go bar to winter warmers, here are some of our favorite Lake Tahoe wedding favor ideas.

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    Guest Activities

    There’s plenty to do in Lake Tahoe in between wedding festivities. Outdoor activities abound, from skiing to hiking to boating and more. As you’re giving your guests suggestions for fun activities, don’t miss the U.S. News compilation of the best things to do in Lake Tahoe for some ideas.

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    Restaurant Recommendations

    Tahoe’s dozens of lakefront restaurants offer great views and even better fare. Be sure to take advantage of them in between wedding festivities, and advise your guests to do the same! Check out TripAdvisor for some of the best restaurants in Lake Tahoe and see what this city’s food scene really has to offer. Make sure you share your favorite eateries on your wedding website or within your invitation suite.

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    Accommodations Recommendations

    Lake Tahoe is spoiled with amazing accommodations. Luxurious ski resorts, beautiful hotels, and lakeside bed and breakfasts make for some of the best home away from homes for your visiting guests. Check out some of the top Lake Tahoe accomodations — and don’t forget to book a room for you and your new spouse to escape to after the wedding!

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    Your Engagement Session

    Lake Tahoe offers some of the most gorgeous views in the country, which makes it perfect for your engagement session. From Emerald Bay to downtown Truckee, the backdrop to your photos are sure to impress. As you choose among them, be sure to check out some of the top engagement shoot locations that Lake Tahoe has to offer.

    The Bachelorette Party

    Planning your bachelorette party in Lake Tahoe? Get excited for all of the big-city options that Lake Tahoe offers, enhanced by the natural beauty of the area. From endless activities on the slopes to luxurious resorts and spas just waiting to pamper, you and your girls will have no lack of options for your last fling before the ring. Check out some of our favorite ideas for Lake Tahoe bachelorette parties!

    The Bachelor Party

    Get ready for a night to remember as you head to Lake Tahoe for the ultimate bachelor party. With gambling, live music, and outdoor activities galore, having a last hurrah in this town means that your time celebrating with the boys will be full of fun — to say the least. As you prepare for your own bachelor weekend, make sure to check out some of our favorite Lake Tahoe bachelor party ideas and get ready for the time of your life.

    Major Annual Events to Consider

    The good news is that you’ve chosen a vibrant, scenic, and seriously fun location to gather your nearest and dearest on your big day. Congrats! The bad news? Your wedding location is so awesome that it draws a crowd for reasons other than your nuptials all year long. When selecting your wedding date, be sure you know what other activities are happening in the area that might put a cramp in your party’s style. We’ve gone ahead and done the legwork for you, so check out the annual calendar of major Lake Tahoe events and add them to your radar.

    Local Buzz

    When planning something as complex and significant as your wedding day, sometimes you just want friendly experts to step in and share some pearls of wisdom. Lucky for you, we know people (we’re sitting right here — wink wink). And we’ve got your back: insider tips, exhaustive research, and inspiring takes on all aspects of the planning process, compiled here specifically with your wedding location in mind. You’re just a few clicks away from wedding planning peace of mind… You’re welcome! (No thank-you note required.)

    Local Online Resources

    Check out some other useful local online resources to get you acquainted with all-things Lake Tahoe, from travel guides to the local restaurant scene to great local wedding blogs run by our friends in the industry:

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    Choosing Your Lake Tahoe Wedding Vendors

    With our comprehensive list of local wedding pros, we're here to help you put together an all-star team to bring your vision to life.