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Updated: April 15th, 2021

Lake Tahoe Elopement Packages

Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in the nation and arguably one of the most beautiful, making it a perfect destination for your mountain (or lakeside) elopement. From deep forest to lake overlooks, there are an endless number of spots here waiting to host the ceremony of your dreams. Whether you want to tuck into a forest of pine trees for a private ceremony or celebrate along the shores of crystal-clear Lake Tahoe, we will help you plan everything you need to for a lovely Lake Tahoe elopement.

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Places to elope in Lake Tahoe

Emerald Bay State Park Lookout

Lake Tahoe’s gem. Here you’ll find a green-blue-turquoise bay encircled by glistening mountain peaks. The bluff offers a stunning view...

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Sugar Pine Point State Park Pier

Sugar Pine Point State Park Pier

Come enjoy spectacular views from the pier on the lake! You can see the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion, a historic summer retreat,...

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Tahoe Paradise Park

Tahoe Paradise Park

A wonderfully secluded spot just south of the lake, Tahoe Paradise Park is a relaxing respite among the trees. Have...

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Regan Beach West

Regan Beach West

Temporarily unavailable due to Covid19.   Regan Beach West boasts one of the most convenient locations in the Tahoe area....

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Logan Shoals Vista Point

Logan Shoals Vista Point

Logan Shoals is exceptional for sunset ceremonies where the alpenglow lights the sky. There’s a private rock enclave just off...

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Revive Coffee & Wine

Revive Coffee & Wine

Revive Coffee & Wine offers a serene South Lake Tahoe spot with towering trees and beautifully landscaped grounds. Venue rental...

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Lake Tahoe Elopement Packages

Our packages include everything you will need to have a fun and lovely Lake Tahoe elopement. If you want a minimal ceremony tucked away in the forest, we can swing that.

Or, if you want an all-inclusive elopement package, we can hook you up there as well. Whatever it is you envision, we’d be thrilled to help you elope in Lake Tahoe.

Seed
Seed
  • Officiation services

    Personalization of vows

  • Enactment of ceremony

    Advice on obtaining wedding license

  • Advice on ceremony locations

Starting at

$400

Sprout
Sprout
  • Everything from the

    SEED PACKAGE

  • Photography of ceremony

    Brief portrait session after
    (up to one hour of photography)

  • Digital transfer of 75+ edited images

    Delivery of Photos (15 days or less after ceremony)

Starting at

$950

Bloom
Bloom
  • Everything from the

    SPROUT PACKAGE

  • Nosegay bouquet & boutonniere of your choosing

Starting at

$1,225

Oasis
Oasis
  • Everything from the

    BLOOM PACKAGE

  • 2 Hours Total of Photography

    Emerald Bay Permit OR Logan Shoals Permit

  • 1 Hour of Videography

    Long-form Video of Ceremony & 1-2 Minute Highlight Reel

  • Hair & makeup for One Person

  • On-Site Helper

Starting at

$3,900

Add-Ons

You can optionally add the following to your package:


Flowers

Flowers

we're happy to quote you!

Flowers

we're happy to quote you!

Flowers
Extra Photography

Extra Photography

$425/HR
Expect an extra week of editing for every additional hour of photography!

Extra Photography

$425/HR
Expect an extra week of editing for every additional hour of photography!

Extra Photography
Hair & Makeup

Hair & Makeup

*Powered by Pink Chique
$450

Hair & Makeup

*Powered by Pink Chique
$450

Hair & Makeup

Engagement Shoot

$600

Engagement Shoot

$600

On-Site Helper

On-Site Helper

$500

On-Site Helper

$500

On-Site Helper

Add videography to
your Lake Tahoe
elopement

$1,275/HR

Our videography package comes with an edited 1 – 2 minute highlight reel (perfect for sharing on socials!), as well as a longform, minimally-edited film of the full ceremony.

It’s No Secret…

Traditional weddings are incredibly expensive and can take years to plan. When couples choose to elope, their ceremonies can be planned quickly at a fraction of the cost. But don’t take our word for it!

Even though weather wasn’t best, our day was everything I wanted. Super intimate. I had no stress over all things wedding. Thank you guys for making it happen for us. Thank you so much.

Laura and Bradley

You guys made this process so stress free!

Jane and James

Everyone was Simply Amazing!!!

Brenna and Jonathon

I loved Simply Eloped and they truly live up to the name!! Everything was so easy and I was not stressed one minute of the process!! Usually wedding days seem to be the most stressful but my day could not have been any better!! Everyone on my team was incredible and so talented and passionate about each of their clients! Would 10/10 recommend to anyone!!

Gianna and Garrett

The team I had was so great and helpful! I appreciate everyone.

Annette and Tim

Thank you for making our day special. I had zero stress and it was amazing.

Vanessa and Tommy

We had a great experience and I’m telling everyone I know how amazing and easy it was. I hope I can sway a few more couples your way! Thank you for everything.

Lindsay and Andrew

This was the first company I came across and didn’t feel like I needed to look anywhere else after learning what Simply Eloped had to offer.

Mary and Dustin

You guys are AMAZING! We want to thank you again for making this the best day of our lives!

Lauren and Daniel

Meet our vendors

Jordan, Videographer

Featured Vendors
What do you think makes eloping in Lake Tahoe so special?

I don’t think there’s anywhere in the world that feels so wild, while being so accessible. It’s also pretty incredible that you can get married the day after a snowstorm and it’ll be 40 and sunny!

Tell us about one of your most magical elopements in Lake Tahoe!

Early morning elopement, fog is covering Lake Tahoe, and the island in Emerald Bay is poking out of the clouds. Epic.

Karen, Officiant

Featured Vendors
What do you think makes eloping in Lake Tahoe so special?

It is easy to get to as well as beautiful.

 

Tell us about one of your most magical elopements in Lake Tahoe!

Many years ago I had a call from a couple who wanted to get married in a hot air balloon. That was pretty special.

What’s your favorite elopement venue in Lake Tahoe?

Logan Shoals Vista Point

Irina, Photographer

Featured Vendors
What do you think makes eloping in Lake Tahoe so special?

Tahoe is a unique destination, because it has it all: mountains, beaches, the most incredible lake, California vibes and casinos on the Nevada side.

What’s your favorite elopement venue in Lake Tahoe?

Emerald Bay State Park is one of the most breathtaking places i’ve ever been to in my life and the fact that people can get married there is just magical.

What’s a fun fact about you?

I can eat a whole cherry pie for breakfast.

Casey, Photographer

Featured Vendors
What do you think makes eloping in Lake Tahoe so special?

Tahoe has so much to offer! The lake, mountain views, trees & all the great outdoor amenities!

What do you love about the work you do?

I love meeting all the people!!

What’s a fun fact about you?

I’m renewing my vows this year in Greece!

Our Team

Janessa Nichole White
Janessa Nichole White
Co-founder
Carol
Carol
Officiant
Irina
Irina
Photographer
Casey
Casey
Photographer
Karen
Karen
Officiant
Meghan
Meghan
Officiant
Stephanie
Stephanie
Hair and Makeup
Casey
Casey
Photographer
Nicole
Nicole
Photographer
Casey Joyner
Casey Joyner
Photographer
Margie Bryne
Margie Bryne
Officiant
Logan
Logan
Videographer
Jordan
Jordan
Videographer
Lynne
Lynne
On-Site Helper
Nicki
Nicki
On-Site Helper
Janessa Nichole White
Janessa Nichole White
Co-founder
Carol
Carol
Officiant
Irina
Irina
Photographer
Casey
Casey
Photographer
Karen
Karen
Officiant
Meghan
Meghan
Officiant
Stephanie
Stephanie
Hair and Makeup
Casey
Casey
Photographer
Nicole
Nicole
Photographer
Casey Joyner
Casey Joyner
Photographer
Margie Bryne
Margie Bryne
Officiant
Logan
Logan
Videographer
Jordan
Jordan
Videographer
Lynne
Lynne
On-Site Helper
Nicki
Nicki
On-Site Helper

How do I legally elope in Lake Tahoe?

Lake Tahoe straddles the California/Nevada border, meaning that, depending on which state your venue is located in, each state’s laws will dictate what you’ll need in order to get your marriage license to make your Lake Tahoe elopement legal. In both states you will need a valid form of identification, such as a driver’s license, passport or military ID. Neither state has a waiting period, meaning you can get married the same day as you receive your license. Both states also require a minimum of one witness, which your photographer can happily act as. When you book with us, we’ll also send you a specific guide with county information on how to ensure your ceremony is legal. Easy peasy!

How much does it cost to get married in Lake Tahoe?

Depending on which side of Lake Tahoe you’ll be eloping can dictate the cost to some degree. While you can plan a ceremony at a very affordable price ($500 or less) if you’re looking for a no-frills wedding day, incorporating additional details and vendors to your day can increase costs into the thousands. For instance, a base Lake Tahoe elopement package that offers officiation services is $400, but our Oasis Package, which features an officiant, a photographer, a videographer, flowers, videography, hair and makeup and a day-of helper comes in at $3,900. It’s entirely up to you in terms of what you’ll be budgeting for for your big day. You’ll also want to make sure you take into account other essentials, such as travel expenses, hotel and accommodations, the cost of dining, and transportation to and from your venue – all which can vary in cost depending on which state you’ll be planning your elopement. Be sure to keep in mind the cost of marriage license fees as well!

What time of day should you elope in Lake Tahoe?

It’s crucial to remember that Lake Tahoe is enfolded by mountain ranges at every turn, meaning that the time of sunset doesn’t necessarily reflect the time the sun dips behind the mountains. You’ll want to make sure that your ceremony is held during a time where there is ample light. We highly recommend planning to elope late morning or early evening, as mid-afternoon creates harsh lighting, not to mention generally hot days in the summer!

When should I elope in Lake Tahoe?

Each season in Lake Tahoe offers its own wonders. Spring in Tahoe is everything you expect of a mountain town: sunny days and chilly nights and the fresh smell of rain in the air; summers are hot but beautiful, though it’s definitely the busiest time of the year for this small town. It goes without saying that fall is absolutely stunning, with vibrant colors of changing leaves all around. We love our winter ceremonies just as much as we love the other times of the year, though it should be noted that the primary challenge with eloping in winter is that we are very limited on the types of outdoor venues we can perform ceremonies at due to heavy snow. You’ll definitely want to keep in mind that during winter, some locations are closed or  inaccessible. Though, if you do choose to elope in Lake Tahoe during the winter, you’ll have far less competition with a crowd meaning your ceremony will be even more intimate. It all depends on what you’ve envisioned for your day, and what you ultimately prefer for your climate and ceremony backdrop.

Where can I get married in Lake Tahoe?

Finding the perfect spot to elope in Lake Tahoe can be tricky, mainly because there are so many locations that fit the bill! Tahoe straddles both California and Nevada, so depending on which side you choose to elope may dictate who you hire for your ceremony as well as the specific details regarding your marriage license. South Lake Tahoe elopements are by far the most popular, but there are also a ton of stunning areas in North Lake that should not be missed. We’re particularly fond of spots like Emerald Bay State Park – a blue-turquoise bay encircled by glistening mountain peaks that offers a stunning view of the bay and Fannett Island – and Logan Shoals, which features a private rock enclave just off the accessible path that’s perfect for an intimate ceremony.

Janessa White

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Janessa White

Janessa White is the co-founder of Simply Eloped and has helped thousands of couples plan elopements. Janessa thinks elopements are the ultimate way to tie the knot. She feels her happiest when building - teams, programs, ideas

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Read the real stories of couples who eloped in Lake Tahoe!

Choosing a destination to share your vows can sometimes be a tough decision, but for Lindsay and Andrew, they knew just the place. After living in Lake Tahoe for a short while after one of his deployments, Andrew found himself feeling relaxed and tranquil, and has a strong connection to the place to this day. They knew that a Lake Tahoe ceremony was exactly how they wanted to start their forever together. Read all about their elopement – and the details leading up to it – below!

How did you meet? What was your first impression of one another?

We started out just talking, but Andy was going on a month-long cross country ski trip and I had just bought a one way ticket to Boca Raton. We both figured we’d text here and there but would probably never see each other again.

When did you first fall in love? How did you know?

It was pretty funny, actually. We were having our first small argument and he said something along the lines of, “If that’s the way you feel, why are you even hanging out with me?,” and I said “Because I think I might love you or something!”

How did you propose or accept the proposal?

Again, pretty on brand for us: we had been talking about [getting engaged] for quite a while, and one day, he decided he was going to buy a second car. I said “Don’t you think I should get a ring before you buy another car?,” and his response was, “Yeah, we should probably do that,” and off we went to buy a ring!

What do you love about your partner?

Our relationship has really been built on a solid foundation of love and mutual respect, and that’s important. But one of the greatest things about us is that not a day goes by that we don’t laugh with or at each other!

What is the greatest strength of your relationship?

We’re a team. We’re always there for each other good times, and we deal with whatever comes our way together.

How did you find Simply Eloped?

Google. The reviews were amazing!

How did you know Simply Eloped was the right fit for you?

We definitely did our research. We read so many reviews and followed so many couples’ stories. Everyone was so happy – you could just see it on their faces. We knew eloping was what was right for us.

What attracted you to the venue you eloped at?

Andy just retired after 20+ years of military service. Many years ago, after one of his deployments, he took some time and moved to Tahoe to relax, to ski, and get back to a normal life. He has a strong connection to the area, and it seemed like the perfect spot to start our life together.

What activities did you do before the wedding? How did you prepare? How did you feel leading up to the moments of your elopement?

Nothing! That was the best part! We had tacos and some champagne with dinner the night before and went to bed stress-free! We both slept like babies! The day of he went to the pub for a burger and a beer while I had a mimosa as I was getting my hair and make up done. When he got back we got dressed and headed off to get married! It was so easy and perfect!

Tell us about your experience with Simply Eloped leading up to and on your big day!

It was absolutely amazing. The communication was wonderful, and the coordination and attention to detail was unreal. I was so very impressed with every aspect of the behind the scenes process.

How did you celebrate after?

With a romantic dinner and a very nice bottle of wine. And cake! Lots of cake!

What words of encouragement do you have for those considering eloping?

Do it! The day should be about you and your love and starting your life together. Eloping puts all the focus on just that.

 

 

 

 

Why did you decide to elope?

Honestly, we were being a little bit selfish and didn’t want to get lost in all of the planing and stress of a big wedding. We knew that if we eloped, it would be stress-free and all about us. We’d be able to be fully present in the moment. We’d be able to focus on what our wedding day is really about without having to worry about all things that go along with a more traditional wedding.

Planning: Simply Eloped
Officiant: Margie Byrne
Photographer: Casey Simon
Hair & Makeup: Pink Chique
Flowers: Rose Petals

If you’ve built a strong bond like Kassadie and John, you know that choosing to tie the knot is one of the easiest decisions you’ll ever make. From the moment they met, they felt a strong connection. Over time, that connection developed into so much more: love, family, and a feeling of certainty. When Covid changed their original wedding plans, they knew they didn’t want to wait any longer. These two lovebirds decided to keep their date, and invited close family to a favorite childhood spot – Tahoe Paradise Park. It doesn’t get any better than saying “I do” in Paradise! Keep reading to see how Kassadie and John created a wedding in Lake Tahoe to remember.

How did you meet? What was your first impression of one another?

Kassadie – We met in college. He was actually dating my roommate when I first met him, and I remember telling her how handsome he was. But he was also sweet and funny. We didn’t end up dating till a few years later, he wrote me a message on Facebook. We started talking and then went on our first date!

John – We met at a party and I was going out with her roommate but, at the time I remember being nervous around her and we immediately smiled at each other. She was electric!

When did you first fall in love? How did you know?

Kassadie – The first moment I realized I fell in love with him was after our first kiss. I knew once we kissed that he was the one – it was the first time it felt like the perfect kiss. We just connected perfectly.

John – I’d say I first fell in love on our first date. I have never recited lines in preparation like I did that night in the mirror. I had to make sure I didn’t stutter.

How did you propose or accept the proposal?

Kassadie – The proposal was pretty funny. We were at home one night in our bedroom with our daughter and he was in the bathroom acting weird. I asked him what he was doing, and to hurry up and come hang out with us so we could watch a family movie. All of a sudden, he comes out of the bathroom, gets on one knee and says he couldn’t wait another second to call me his fiancé. I was shocked and so happy! It was a perfectly intimate moment with my family. He only had the ring for 8 hours and couldn’t keep the secret from me any longer.

John – I had the ring for a total of 8 hours before I popped the question. We were looking at family pictures upstairs and I thought, “What better way than while reminiscing?” Initially I wanted to come up with some elaborate treasure hunt type proposal, but clearly my nerves got the best of me.

What do you love about your partner?

Kassadie – John is such a kindhearted and thoughtful man. He is always so positive and such an amazing father. I love how he can make friends anywhere we go. He also helps me appreciate the beauty in simplicity.

John – Other than being one of the strongest women I know, I think I love the sense of family that Kassadie has. Nothing can come between her and the people she loves. The bond she has with our daughter is something I will always cherish.

What is the greatest strength of your relationship?

Kassadie – Our greatest strength is the fun we have together. We are always looking for things to do together and with our daughter. Whether it is having a water balloon fight in the backyard, taking a vacation to somewhere new, or just having a board game and movie night. He is my best friend; not only do we have fun, but we also keep each other grounded.

John – Our romance to me is our greatest strength. We always find time to bond together. We love spending time together and being with Kassadie makes me feel the most comfortable.

How did you find Simply Eloped?

I was googling “small wedding options” online, and came across Simply Eloped.

How did you know Simply Eloped was the right fit for you?

It seemed so perfect and seamless. Since we are planning on having another wedding next year, the less we had to think of the better. Simply Eloped made everything so easy!

What attracted you to the idea of a wedding in Lake Tahoe?

I’m originally from Northern California and Tahoe is somewhere I hold dear from all the trips with my family. I wanted John to be apart of that. As for the actual venue, the tree at that location drew us in and we knew we wanted to get married under it.

What activities did you do before the wedding? How did you prepare? How did you feel leading up to the moments of your elopement? 

Before the wedding, we traveled from where we live in Las Vegas with our daughter and spent time with family and friends. We tried to keep everything as simple as possible. We were so excited for the day and it turned out better than we could have expected. It was perfect!

Tell us about your experience with Simply Eloped leading up to and on your big day!

Everything was so seamless. They were always available to answer any questions, no matter how silly or how often. We loved everyone we worked with.

How did you celebrate after?

We had a nice champagne toast and appetizers at a family house. After that we had a small reception dinner with our friends and family at a brewery. We loved every minute. So much fun!

What words of encouragement do you have for those considering eloping?

Do whatever feels right. Don’t try to make everyone happy. This moment is for you and your love, and it should be what you want it to be – no matter what that is.

Why did you decide to elope?

We were originally going to have a big wedding in October, but like so many, we had to reconsider our plans because of COVID. We decided that we still wanted to get married on the day we originally planned but with a smaller group of people. We are planning on having a big wedding next year, but are so happy we got to keep our original wedding date.

Planning: Simply Eloped
Officiant: Margie Byrne
Photographer: Irina Alexandrova
Hair & Makeup: Pink Chique

Updated: April 15th, 2021

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