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$3,000 starting price
$3,000 starting price
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$8 per person
$2,500 starting price
$2,500 starting price
Bar service
$8 per person
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A Spectacular Setting for Ceremonies and Receptions

When it comes to unforgettable weddings, where loved ones gather to celebrate with intention, you won’t find another place quite like Granlibakken. Everything you need, from lodging to event space (both indoor and outdoor) to breathtaking photo opportunities, is right here at our private, 74-acre mountain retreat.

For the wedding couple, our experienced staff is ready to help plan your event and make sure your special day creates memories that last a lifetime. And for your guests, we offer an authentic Tahoe experience with clean and comfortable accommodations and amenities that are sure to delight.

Facilities and Capacity

Granlibakken Tahoe has indoor and outdoor spaces ideal for weddings of up to 120 guests.The Big Pine Lodge Lawn is tucked away from the rest of the resort and accomodates 100 people. An outdoor deck opens to a sprawling lawn and natural landscaping including Ponderosa and Jeffrey pines. The Mountain/Garden Deck features a stage and can sit 120 guests.

The Mountain Ballroom is a 5,400-square-foot space with 16-foot ceilings and a flexible layout that can fit up to 120 guests. Big Pine Living Room is reminiscent of the great room of an old Tahoe lodge and features an all-wood interior, open beam architecture, and fireplace, accommodating 45 guests and great for rehearsal dinners, welcome receptions, or farewell brunches.

Services Offered
The friendly staff at Granlibakken Tahoe are happy to create a one-of-a-kind experience reflective of your style and budget. Granlibakken Tahoe offers packages that include:

  • Venue Coordinator
  • Get-ready Rooms
  • Parking
  • Rentals
  • Setup and Cleanup
  • WiFi

Granlibakken Tahoe offers a menu of seasonal dishes and couples can choose from a variety of dishes for sit-down or modified buffet dining. Beer, wine, and liquor packages are also available, as well as an open and cash bar. Other catering services available include:

  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Server
  • Stations

Granlibakken Tahoe offers lodging options such as individual rooms, suites, studios, and townhouses inspired by the splendor of the Sierras. All rooms are equipped with tea and coffee service, hair dryer, TVs, and WiFi.

Start your weekend off with an adventure at the Treetop Adventure Park, or liesurely drift down the Truckee River with the Truckee River Rafting Company. From hiking and biking to swimming and river-rafting, Granlibakken offers activities to make your wedding weekend extra special. Granlibakken Tahoe is a prime location for your Lake Tahoe exploration, located just a few hours from the Bay Area and an hour from Reno/Tahoe International Airport.

Granlibakken Tahoe has been an integral part of making Lake Tahoe memories for generations. In the 1940s, Norwegian ski jumper Kjell "Rusty" Rustad leased the valley, added amenities, and gave Granlibakken its Norwegian name, which means “hill sheltered by trees.” The ski hill is still in use today, and Granlibakken Tahoe prides itself in providing unique adventures to year-round visitors.

  • Veteran-owned
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Bridal Shower
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Cocktail Reception
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Cash Bar
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Kelly Sent on 06/04/2013
5 out of 5 rating
This place was amazing and just what we were looking for. They have beautiful scenery, incredibly helpful, accommodating and hard working staff, fantastic food, very comfortable lodging and super prices! They are all so relaxed here which really helped me to relax and have fun. Jennifer in sales and Sarah our included event coordinator were phenomenal. Any crazy question or request I had they catered to with a smile.
Haley D. Sent on 09/11/2021
4.8 out of 5 rating

Overall Great Experience and a Beautiful Venue Tucked Away!

Overall, we were so pleased with our wedding at Granlibakken and had a good experience. Like others listed below, we did go through three separate on-site coordinators during our wedding planning and then pandemic postponement. Early on in the pandemic, Granlibakken laid off a significant portion of the staff which did lead to some of that turnover and honestly worried us that they would potentially close for good. The quick turnover of staff, did lead to a few challenges, but our wedding planner, Stephanie, of Stephanie Marie Co. made sure that we received everything in writing so we ended up not running into major roadblocks. The current Customer Experience Manager, Melissa, (hired a few months before our wedding) went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect for our wedding day. I'm so confident in her experience, expertise, and just great customer service will continue to really make Granlibakken shine as a wedding venue. The day before our wedding, we had to make a big pivot due to smoke in the area. We decided to leave our ceremony as planned at Big Pine Lodge, but moved the reception to Gran Hall. It was such a great option to be able to be flexible and change with the spaces that Granlibakken has to offer. Everything ended up perfect and we had the best day.
Whitney M. Sent on 06/11/2019
4.8 out of 5 rating

Overall Fantastic Experience

While we ran into some hiccups along the way, we could not have been happier with the way our wedding turned out at Granlibakken. Like others, we went through three separate on-site coordinators during the year or so of our planning. That led to challenges, but we were lucky enough to have a fantastic off-site coordinator (Stephanie Morris) who really dealt with the challenges of that in large part. There was an issue at one point with a misquote in cost, but Granlibakken made multiple concessions to make it right, and in the end, I feel completely satisfied with our experience. The current on-site coordinator, Freddy, is fantastic. While I only had the opportunity to meet him in passing (as he transitioned into the role only about one month before our wedding), I understand from our planner that he was great to work with and our communication with him via email was always great. He is timely in his responses and seems to really care about what he does (and is good at it). Hopefully he will stick around! The execution day-of was honestly flawless. We received so many compliments about how quickly and stealthily the Big Pine Lawn was turned over for dinner during cocktail hour, the bartenders were fantastic, food was amazing, etc., etc. The space is also really beautiful. I think honestly some of the photos they have on their site don’t do it justice and show its complete potential.

It was important to us that our friends and family be able to stay on site somewhere with us so that we could really spend good quality time with everyone over the course of our wedding weekend, and Granlibakken gave us exactly that situation. We enjoyed using the Big Pine Lodge as a general gathering/hanging out space, and it was so amazing to have everything for our wedding ceremony and reception in the same place. If you are looking for a venue with on-site accommodations, a chill vibe, natural beauty, and a relatively low site fee, definitely check out Granlibakken.

Note: I left 4 stars for responsiveness because of our overall experience in communication, particularly with turnover in on-site coordinators and just a couple of other minor things. Freddy, the current coordinator was always great with communication. I would recommend hiring your own planner just to help with the process and in case there is turnover during your planning. I think that really goes for any site, not just Granlibakken. Hopefully Freddy stays, but you will not regret having the help of a coordinator who is "attached" to you and not a site.
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