How to Plan a Lake Tahoe Winter Wedding

Winter weddings are so popular these days, and as you’ve probably seen, Lake Tahoe is the perfect backdrop for a stunning winter event. Whether you’ve dreamed of a cozy winter wedding for years, or you’ve been inspired by some of the amazing events being hosted this winter, we’re thrilled you’re looking into planning a winter wedding!

Pick Your Perfect Venue

First things first, you’ll have to choose the perfect Lake Tahoe wedding venue that truly fits your winter wedding vibe. Whether you’re brave enough to have your wedding ceremony outside or want to play it safe with a cozy indoor ceremony, Lake Tahoe offers a picture-perfect setting!

Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel specifically has 3 different wedding venues open for the winter season which are the Garden Atrium, the Ballroom and the Tallac. The Garden Atrium will give you that outdoor feel without having to brace the winter temperatures, the Ballroom has that traditional wedding reception look that you can transform into any winter theme you’d like and the Tallac is perfect for those looking to have an intimate, cozy winter wedding. The choice is yours!

Select Your Wedding Vendors

Next step, you’ll have to narrow down your favorite wedding vendors! Caterers, photographers, videographers, florists, bands, DJs, beauty professionals, you could be working with a lot of people as you plan your winter wedding. We know that there are many options out there, so your wedding venue should help you narrow things down with a list of preferred wedding vendors. Our staff will happily help you choose the right vendors for your winter wedding!

When meeting with prospective wedding vendors, make sure to get all of your questions answered. Share as much information about your ideal winter wedding as possible, so they have a good sense of what you’re looking for. Maybe you have a traditional family meal in mind for dinner, or you already know what your signature cocktails are going to be. If you have lots of winter wedding inspiration photos and ideas saved already, show them off! You want to make sure you’re working with vendors who understand your vision and can help you achieve it!

Create the Perfect Ambiance

Choosing the colors and decor of your big day is no small task! Your creativity will really come into play as you design the look and feel of a winter wedding. Whether you’re looking for a warm, cozy, holiday wedding or a bright and beautiful winter wonderland theme, Lake Tahoe is such an incredible canvas for all kinds of winter weddings. Between the snowy mountains, towering pines, and the icy blue lake, there’s just nothing like a Tahoe wedding in the winter. The stunning scenery will compliment whatever dream decor you have in mind. Personalize the ambiance for your guests and embrace all the natural beauty that Lake Tahoe has to offer!

Get Cozy

Whether you’re local to the Tahoe area or you’re planning a destination Tahoe wedding, plan to stay awhile and get cozy while you’re here! Plan for pre and post-wedding events that will allow your guests to really make the most of their trip to Tahoe! Within your welcome bags, it’s a great idea to provide local information and tips on what to do when your guests have some free time and plan group outings as well! Heavenly Village is just up the street, and is the perfect place to ski, snowboard, ice skate, shop, dine, and so much more. You can also plan some amazing on-site activities for your guests right here at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel! We have private dining options for a welcome dinner, rehearsal dinner, or farewell brunch. Encourage your guests to extend their stays and make more memories together in Tahoe!

Have Fun With It

Your winter wedding is going to be an incredible event, and we’d love to be part of it! Contact us directly at 530-543-2175 or email weddings@tahoeresorthotel.com to learn more about booking your dream wedding at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel.