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Five Waterfront Tahoe Wedding Reception Locations

Tahoe Thunderbird Lodge wedding

The views don't end with a wedding reception at the Thunderbird Lodge in Tahoe. Photo by Thunderbird Lodge

Are you planning a spring or summer wedding in Lake Tahoe? Wedding receptions at the lake can be held in many places including ski resorts, mountain tops, and private beaches, but you might want a comfortable and protected location right on the water to wine and dine with your guests without worrying about what the weather might bring. These five restaurants around the lake are either located right on the water or just a toss of the bouquet from the water's edge.

Edgewood Tahoe

The Edgewood Tahoe is located on its own beach on the east shore of the lake. The golf course resort offers two wedding venues in their clubhouse with views of the water: the North Room with an occupancy of up to 250 guests and the South Room which can fit up to 100 guests. The Edgewood Tahoe is also available for weddings of 40 guests or more. Edgewood has recommendations for local vendors, bands, and bakeries. Their on-site restaurant has several dining options and their chocolate fountain for dessert should be a hit.

Thunderbird Lodge

The beautiful, historic Thunderbird Lodge offers the Lighthouse Room and the nearby lakeside lawn for wedding receptions. Their on-site executive chef will work together with caterers and wedding planners and the Thunderbird will give guests complimentary guided tours of the stone buildings and landscaped grounds of this mansion built in the 1930s.

Lakeside Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe

The Lakeside Ballroom is located on the Hyatt Regency's private beach with drop dead gorgeous views of the North Shore. The ballroom can accommodate up to 250 people for a traditional dinner or reception with dancing. The Hyatt is available for wedding decor and floral displays as well as menus that reflect various budgets, dietary needs, and cuisines.

Fresh Ketch in the Tahoe Keys

The Atrium at the Fresh Ketch is a glass-enclosed banquet hall that can accommodate up to 80 people. The restaurant is located near the docks at the Tahoe Keys and is available for catering. Dining options include buffets, plated service, hors d’oeuvres, beverage options, and bar and wine service for a waterfront reception.

Sunnyside Lodge

The mountain inspired Sunnyside Lodge in Tahoe City offers a wide variety of reception services at their waterfront location. Both daytime and evening reception times are available for up to 100 guests during most of the year. Appetizers and various buffets can be served at the Lakeside Dining Room or Dining Room Deck.