The Lodge at Tahoe Donner 12850 Northwoods Boulevard • Truckee • California 96161


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review

Set in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range near Donner Lake, The Lodge Restaurant & Pub is a wonderful place to celebrate your destination special event amid breathtaking pastoral beauty. This popular restaurant and banquet center is the cornerstone of Tahoe Donner, an exclusive planned community with its own golf course and access to a wealth of outdoor recreational opportunities. Many of these activities, such as the equestrian center, biking, skiing, camping, golf and more, are also open to the public.

The Lodge, designed with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking towering pines and the rugged mountain golf course, highlights the glories of the natural world in a classic Tahoe-style ambiance.

Spring through fall, intimate wedding ceremonies can be held at one of The Lodge Restaurant & Pub's picturesque sites, the Grotto overlooking the wooded mountains. Complete with a waterfall, the grassy enclave also provides some lovely photo opportunities.

For year-round celebrations, all of The Lodge Restaurant & Pub's interior spaces are warm and inviting, with alderwood trim and high, open-beamed ceilings. Huge picture windows capture the dynamic view, which is especially compelling in winter when the trees and mountains wear a dusting of snow, creating a magnificent panoramic landscape.

The Sage and Aspen Rooms on the second story are cozy settings for rehearsal dinners, family reunions, or birthday parties. Both overlook the 18th green and the Aspen Room has a fireplace. The attractive downstairs banquet room is a private reception option in any season. And last but not least, The Lodge's pub is available, too, as a fun spot for the after-party.

With the rustic splendor of its environs, pleasing architecture and gracious hospitality, The Lodge Restaurant & Pub at Tahoe Donner is a standout venue for any event.


Book a wedding at The Lodge and receive a 10% discount off of the site fee for your rehearsal dinner or farewell brunch! Please contact the events team for details.

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $700–7,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Space reserved
    • The site fee for outdoor weddings for over 100 guests (Ceremony on The Lawn, Cocktail Hour in the Grotto, Reception on The Pavilion) is $7,000, Friday-Sunday.
    • The Alder Creek Adventure Center hosts indoor/outdoor events for up to 100 seated or 200 standing guests with a $4,200 site fee.
    • Small weddings for up to 65 guests in the intimate outdoor Grotto or in one of the indoor banquet spaces is $700 Sunday-Friday, and $800 for Saturdays.
    • Winter Wedding Packages for up to 60 guests start at $2,500.
    • Food & Beverage minimums apply
Meals (when priced separately)
  • $38–85/person
    • Meals at The Pavilion or The Grotto range $75-85/pp.
    • Meals for smaller events at The Alder Creek Adventure Center start at $38/pp.
Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 22%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 65 175
Cocktails, etc. Standing 175 175
Reception Seated 100 175
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 150.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night

Essential Info


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This venue also serves Brunch.



Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible

  • Outdoor spaces available May–October, 8am–9pm with an 8pm music curfew outdoors.
  • Indoor spaces are available year-round, 6am–midnight.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Conference Center
  • Mountain
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Restaurant

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Creek / River
  • Forest / Woods
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Golf / Country Club
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Meadow / Fields
  • Mountains
  • Panoramic
  • Waterfall

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: in-house
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: CBA
Dressing Areas: CBA
AV/Meeting Equipment: some provided
Parking: free, provided
Accommodations: hotels, motels, rental homes and camping nearby
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: none
Cleanup: provided
View: river, forest, mountains, fairways


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: in-house
Smoking: not allowed
Music: amplified OK indoors or outdoors with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required


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