You have found someone to spend the rest of your life with…Congratulations! Now the planning of the wedding begins. First step of planning, you ask yourself, “Where should we have our celebration?”
My answer to you is – Lake Tahoe! Getting married in Lake Tahoe allows you to make a vacation out of it (which means relaxation). Plus, Tahoe offers a wide variety of activity options for your guests. That way your cousin Holly can sit at the beach and have cocktails all day; Uncle Todd can go paddle boarding; and cousin Jim can gamble the day and night away. But, the main reason to get married at Lake Tahoe? So you can get married at your favorite mountain resort that includes the best views of the lake – Heavenly!
Beginning summer 2014, you will have the option of getting married at the Mid-Station Observation Deck of the Heavenly Gondola. Construction is underway this summer on a stunning outdoor amphitheater tucked into the wooded area adjacent to the Observation Deck, allowing you to have groups large or small watch you declare your love for each other. And don’t forget the most breathtaking views of the Tahoe basin for your ceremony backdrop and wedding photos. With the sapphire blue waters of Lake Tahoe providing an iconic backdrop, you can take wedding photos that even your grandchildren will be amazed by, while your guests can enjoy appetizers and drinks on the deck. Over time, your guests will eventually forget what color your flowers were or what they ate, but they will never forget a backdrop like this!
After the ceremony, your wedding party and guests can re-load the Heavenly Gondola and travel up to the top for your private mountain reception at Tamarack Lodge. This recently-built LED building has high ceilings and dramatic windows with views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Dance inside or outside, but always be the only bride at the festivities. At the end of the night, a Gondola ride down provides a one-of-a-kind experience of the magnificent night sky over the entire Lake Tahoe basin.
If that doesn’t sound exactly perfect for you, Heavenly has a second option for weddings, rehearsal dinners, and other large parties. Lakeview Lodge at the top of the historic Aerial Tram is a private mountain top location for wedding ceremonies and receptions, large or small. At Lakeview Lodge, you are perched on the edge of the mountain 2,000 feet above Lake Tahoe for the entire evening. The outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour decks provide amazing views of the entire Lake Tahoe basin from every step. There are two indoor dining rooms to choose from, depending on your preference and group size. Enjoy an amazing Tahoe sunset and then dance the night away under the stars or inside the building looking out at the view. Whatever you chose, the night and the mountain are yours!
We have several Tahoe wedding packages to choose from that will help make the planning process even easier. To start planning your Heavenly Wedding, talk to a Heavenly Mountain Caterer today by calling 530.542.5153 or emailing HeavenlyCatering@vailresorts.com.
At Heavenly, we know that weddings in Tahoe are something special and we work hard to ensure that your special day is a little slice of Heaven.
~Adriann Kremer, Catering and Sales Manager