Some Of Our Favorite Wedding Venues Around Lake Tahoe!

Written by Derek Palmer

Edgewood Tahoe


Edgewood is another one of our favorite lake side venues! With plenty of lodging for guests as well as beautiful getting ready rooms it is a great location to start your day. The ceremony is generally located on a beautiful lawn overlooking the lake. It has breathtaking views of the water and the surrounding mountains. If you want beach photos for your bridal party and family photos its hard to beat this location!

Then we head up to the reception that is held in a beautiful mansion. Surrounded by windows with views of the lake as well as a gorgeous wooden celling that photographs great! There is also lots of deck space for your guests to get some fresh air and enjoy the sunset!

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa, and Casino

The Hyatt is one of our favorite venues. It has cozy getting ready rooms, and lodging for all your guests. For the ceremony it is located on a sprawling, groomed lawn surrounded by beautiful trees that help capture the Lake Tahoe feel. You also get some beautiful views of the lake between the trees. It generally has amazing light for evening ceremonies with the sun across the lake. During the fall some of the trees will start to change a bit of color adding even more beauty to the location! after the ceremony we can go all around the property and down to the beach getting a variety of locations along the way!

The reception is held in one of the beautiful ball rooms. Each has great lighting and amazing food to go along with it! They have plenty of space for a large amount of guests!

Tahoe Ridge Resort


Another great venue in the Tahoe area. If you want everything as easy as possible this is the venue for you! The Ridge provides lists of preferred vendors, Lodging, Catering, and Tastings. They have multiple ceremony locations all with great views on the mountain side! We know of multiple off location spots for first looks, and bridal party photos all within 10 minuets of the Ridge! The receptions are always so pretty, with awesome sunset views!

Aspen Grove


This is one of my ideal locations to shoot! Although I haven't done a full wedding here, it is absolutely breathtaking and fits our vibrant style perfectly. Its amazing if you prefer the more woodsy feel of Tahoe. It also has an awesome beach right across the road! Its definitely one I'm keeping my eyes on!

Cottonwood Cottage

If you want a peaceful wedding this is the location for you! It is located about 25 minuets from Stateline it the foothills of genoa. It is a beautifully landscaped yard with access to amazing locations around the town of Genoa. If you are having a small wedding a prefer the small town feel you cant get better than this! Also the food is incredible!

The Elevated Estate


This is one of my favorite venues! Although it is a ways from Tahoe it is absolutely worth checking out, they have some of the best staff I have worked with! Most of your wedding will be held indoors, with amazing lighting due to the full wall of windows on 2 sides of the building nicely diffused by drapes.

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The Tannenbaum


A great venue in between Tahoe and Reno on the Mt Rose Highway! It has one of the most beautiful Reception halls I have photographed! With the ceremony overlooking the valley towards Reno and some awesome photo locations! It also Has some amazing food!

Las Cascadas


A beautiful Venue located in Reno. This was actually where my first solo wedding was held! It is so beautiful with some of the best landscaping I have seen at a venue. You'll just have to look at the photos! So many photo locations, its a photographers dream!

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The Hytch - Sierra Water Gardens


Another Venue on my to-do list! It looks absolutely Breathtaking with tons of fun photo opportunities! Located in Reno Its about an hour from Tahoe. It looks like it would be amazing for intimate weddings! with tons of beautiful landscaping and water features!