Whether to a backdrop of sparkling blue waters, tall fragrant pines, or surrounded by snow in one of the many elegant venues, a destination wedding at Lake Tahoe can provide the perfect setting for a lifetime of memories.
If you are looking for a spectacular place to say your “I Do’s”, Lake Tahoe is a premier spot to begin your new lives together. Here is our guide on how to plan the perfect Lake Tahoe destination wedding.
Get the Right Rentals
Weather at this high-alpine lake can be unpredictable. Whereas the skies can be bright and sunny in the morning, it can be pouring rain or blowing wind by the afternoon. Planning a wedding with a tent can provide shade from the sun and protection from unexpected weather.
Tent rentals can also add a nice touch to your wedding, infusing elegance and dimension into the event. Stare up at the stars under a Clear-top tent, or go for the classic drapes and decor with a Tidewater tent.
A hallmark of any wedding, having a dance floor can set the basis for a memorable night. Whether inside or outside, renting a dance floor can give your guests a solid place to cut loose, whether you go with modern oak, classic white, or fun black and white checkers.
Not only do you need to have the tables and chairs to support the ceremony and reception crowd, but you also need to make sure you have all the extra items that can often be missed. Extra tables for dessert, cocktail hour, gifts, drinks and appetizers are often forgotten. Trash cans (especially for outdoor venues), tableware, linens, and heaters or fans are other items that need to be considered when planning your wedding.
Choose the Perfect Theme
Whether you’ve always pictured a classic wedding or have a more modern outlook, picking the perfect wedding theme and colors can set the basis for your decor and venue. Here are some of the seasons hottest trends!
Choosing a Woodland theme for your wedding is perfect for the evergreen forests surrounding Lake Tahoe. By setting the ceremony in a rustic lodge venue and celebrating the reception in the forest, you will create an ethereal atmosphere. Long wooden tables with berry or forest green accents add a rustic element, while cafe lights add a dreamy glow.
Decorate with: Long Wooden Tables, Wooden Cake Stands, Cafe Lighting, Clear-top Tents
Getting married on one of the many sandy beaches along the shores of Lake Tahoe is like a dream come true for many. With an expanse of blue behind you, decor doesn’t need to be overwhelming. Let the beauty of nature handle that for you! With accents of blue, turquoise and tan, you can pair the decor with your surroundings.
Decorate with: Ghost chairs, Festival Tent, Oak Dance Floor, Sky Blue Linens
Timeless and elegant, vintage weddings will never go out of fashion. With touches of gold, blush and lace throughout your decor, your event will be unforgettable with these extra touches of glamour.
Decorate with: White Twinkle Light Strands, Lace Linens, Wine Barrel Bar, Farmstand Beverage Dispenser
Book the Best Venue
From the North Shore to the South Shore, there are many great venues to consider for your Lake Tahoe destination wedding. Each shore has its own benefits, with the North being quieter, with lots of trails and parks to choose from, and the South being home to many casinos and a vibrant nightlife.
South Lake Tahoe venues include Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, the Ridge Tahoe, Lodge at Tahoe and Edgewood Tahoe. North Lake Tahoe venues include Thunderbird Lodge, North Tahoe Event Center, and Northstar California.
Set the Night with Wedding Rentals
We have been planning weddings and events for over 27 years. Our experience combined with our wide selection of wedding rentals items has allowed us to create the basis for memorable, custom Lake Tahoe destination weddings.
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