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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.

Places to elope in Lake Tahoe
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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

$1225

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
    Day of Helper
Starting at

$3900

Add-Ons

You can optionally add the following to your package:


Flowers

Flowers

we're happy to quote you!

Extra Photography

Extra Photography

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

Hair & Makeup

Hair & Makeup

$450

Engagement Shoot

Engagement Shoot

$600

Videography

Videography

$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.

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.

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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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