Keep It Cozy: 8 Northern Sierras and Lake Tahoe Venues Perfect For A Small Wedding Or Elopement

Planning a small wedding doesn't mean you can't make a big impression. Whether you're next to the water or above the treetops, these Lake Tahoe & Northern Sierra venues provide a gorgeous setting for your intimate celebration. Many offer elopement packages, too!


The Lodge Restaurant and Pub at Tahoe Donner

Truckee, California

Fab Features: nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountains near Donner Lake • picturesque ceremony Grotto, framed by a waterfall and towering pines • inviting lodge with alderwood trim, open-beamed ceilings, and huge picture windows with panoramic mountain views

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Tahoe Mountain Club

Truckee, California

Fab Features: ceremonies set on a scenic mountaintop with panoramic lake and forest views • mid-week small wedding packages at the Alpine Club with its cozy fireplace and lofty windows framing snow peaks • local-inspired catering includes both innovative dishes and classic favorites

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa

Stateline, Nevada

Fab Features: 12th-floor wedding chapel boasts huge windows overlooking crystalline waters • there's a variety of indoor spaces, from a large ballroom to a vibrant casino lounge • customized, all-inclusive event packages cover transportation and lodging

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Rainbow Lodge

Soda Springs, CA

Fab Features: riverfront retreat surrounded by 114 unspoiled acres • exclusive use of the lodge's event spaces, common areas, and 26 guest rooms • large stone fireplaces and warm wood tones provide a cozy setting for intimate events

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$

North Tahoe Event Center

Kings Beach, California

Fab Features: versatile beachfront event venue • Lakeview Suite affords a stunning wedding backdrop with its wall of floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the water • large, mirrored bridal dressing room

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino

Incline Village, Nevada

Fab Features: variety of outdoor event spaces from the private beach to the Lakeside Cottage Green • the Lakeside ballroom boasts sophisticated decor, cutting-edge technology and picturesque waterfront and mountain views • indulge in day-of pampering at the Stillwater Spa and Salon

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

The Tahoe Ridge Resort

Stateline, Nevada

Fab Features: up-close views of the mountains and valley • lakefront or garden ceremonies framed by pine trees and a rustic stone altar • wooden deck for scenic cocktail hours or receptions

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Big Water Grille

Incline Village, NV

Fab Features: ceremonies on the deck framed by majestic pines • soaring glass walls showcase irresistible Lake Tahoe views • the massive stone fireplace makes a perfect ceremony backdrop for a winter wedding

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


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