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Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel Wedding

Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel Wedding in South Lake Tahoe, CA

There are a few times in my career when I am absolutely amazed by how badass some couples are and how hard they celebrate. This is one of those times. Mandy and Chris are Kansas City residents, but they wanted to get married in South Lake Tahoe, one of the best destination wedding locations in the world. They decided on hosting the ceremony and reception at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel.

Some things were non-negotiable: they wanted a super chill beach ceremony on the shores of Lake Tahoe with their friends and family all around them to celebrate their love. With the help of a fantastic planner, they were able to have their wedding ceremony at Lakeside Beach and the reception at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel. The whole day was a such a fun time with their bridal party, climbing up rocks and hiking through the trees on their wedding day before the ceremony in the afternoon.

First Look at Cave Rock, Zephyr Cove

The best part is their heart-warming First Look on top of Cave Rock in Zephyr Cove. An iconic and stunning location on the south-east shore of Lake Tahoe and considered sacred by the Washoe Indians, the 3 million-year-old rock formation is known as the Lady of the Lake. It requires hiking in about half a mile from the trail head and a steep rock scramble to get to the top. They wanted mountain and lake views before their wedding ceremony, and this is the place.

Mandy, Chris, their bridesmaids and groomsmen were already in their wedding outfits at this point. Did this stop them? Absolutely not. Most brides don’t want to get their wedding dress dirty, let alone hike in it. Mandy is just a badass like that.

Their intimate wedding ceremony and reception afterwards at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel was filled with love, little children, and some awesome dance moves. This was definitely one of my favorite small weddings to work this last summer.

Wedding at Cave Rock Trail in South Lake Tahoe
 Wedding at Cave Rock Trail in South Lake Tahoe
Wedding at Cave Rock Trail in South Lake Tahoe
Wedding at Cave Rock Trail in South Lake Tahoe
Wedding at Cave Rock Trail in South Lake Tahoe

Shot for amazing photographer Lauren Lindley | Second Photography by Nicky at Nemus Photography | Ceremony Venue: Lakeside Beach Weddings | Reception Venue: Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel | Florist: Rose Petals | Bakery: Crazy Good Bakery | Bride’s Attire: Something White Bridal | Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Jewelry: Meierotto’s |

Be sure to check out our other galleries for more examples of Lake Tahoe wedding photography at different venues around the lake!

Wedding Venues at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

Do you love the images above and want to book your own intimate wedding ceremony or destination wedding at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel? There are a few options with regards to the wedding ceremony and the reception at this venue. Do you want lakeside views and get married on the sandy shores of Lake Tahoe? Lakeside Beach is your spot. Want to have the flexibility of both indoor and outdoor seating in case the weather changes? The Garden Atrium has skylights and a fireplace that will be the coziest place to tie the knot.

Lakeside Beach

Sitting on the edge of Lake Tahoe sits Lakeside Beach, with a stunning blue backdrop against the arch and sprawling mountains to serve as your background as you say your wedding vows. This is the destination wedding venue for you if you have dreams of a beach wedding in the Sierra Nevadas. Located just a short walk from the hotel, this Lake Tahoe wedding venue is available from May through late October with seating for up to 200 people. They also have an indoor seating guarantee if the weather turns for any reason.

Garden Atrium

Can’t decide if you want to have an outdoor wedding ceremony or indoors? They got you covered: the Garden Atrium at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel is an exclusive, versatile garden space that allows you to have the best of both worlds. With skylights that illuminate the indoor venue surrounded by lush gardens, you can bring the outdoors in. Featuring a sprawling staircase and grand lodge fireplace, the Garden Atrium is a beautiful option to host your wedding ceremony. The venue has seating for 180 people and you have use of both indoors and outdoors.


The largest wedding venue is the Ballroom. With space for up to 240 guests, this space is ideal for even the most creative couples looking to make their dream wedding a romantic reality. Perfect for a grand traditional reception or a romantic event.


If you want a more intimate wedding ceremony, the Tallac venue accommodates receptions for up to 82 of your favorite people. This venue boasts a roomy dance floor and an upper deck for an afternoon cocktail reception. Tallac is the perfect venue for your small wedding at Lake Tahoe.

Signature Reception Package

Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel offers an all-inclusive wedding reception package. If you want to keep planning simple and easy, this is the way to go. They offer 4 hours of event rental for the space, including one hour for a cocktail reception. Additional hours are available upon request. They have professional catering, a dedicated banquet hall and event staff. You have the choice of plated, buffer, and station options for dinner with custom menus. There will be a separate table for your cards, gifts, guest book, and cake. Guest tables come with fresh linen in white, ivory, or black, and beautiful centerpieces. Champagne toast is available for all guests.

Contact Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

Call their wedding coordinator directly at 530-543-2175 or email [email protected]


Kimmi Cranes is South Lake Tahoe wedding photographer. She specializes in intimate wedding ceremonies, destination weddings, elopements, engagements, and family portraits. Her style combines color, vividness, and authenticity to capture genuine smiles and moments during your wedding day or photography session. Servicing Lake Tahoe, Reno, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. Available for travel to destinations worldwide.

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Kimmi Cranes is a San Francisco event photographer and the main photographer of Starscape Studios

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You're likely to see me on the dance floor with my camera and laughing with your bridal party who are my new best friends. When you hire me as your wedding photographer, you won't have to wonder if I'm missing those moments - I'll be right by your side.

With dozens of 5-star reviews on Yelp, Google and Wedding Wire, my goal is to document these fleeting moments so that you can cherish them for years to come.

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