Zephyr Cove Resort | Lake Tahoe Cruises is a waterfront resort with a banquet hall wedding venue in Zephyr Cove, Nevada. The pet-friendly venue invites guests to celebrate each special occasion in the surrounding beauty on the shoes of South Lake Tahoe. At the resort, couples can choose to host their wedding outside with the mountains as their backdrop, or use the 82-foot, luxury yacht as it cruises across the turquoise waters of the lake.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples are welcome to have their wedding ceremony, reception, engagement party, elopement, or rehearsal dinner with up to 250 guests at the facility. The resort’s shoreline weddings are held directly on the shores of the lake, complete with a wedding arbor, chairs, a non-denominational minister, and an on-site ceremony coordinator. Charter weddings on the resort’s yacht, the Tahoe Paradise, are available year-round, and the paddle wheeler, M.S. Dixie II, can also be used as an event area. Get-ready rooms are offered to each wedding party as private, relaxing areas that can be used before the ceremony begins. The location has plenty of parking, shuttle service, and wheelchair access into each space.
No matter if couples choose an all-inclusive package or their own à la carte services, Zephyr Cove Resort | Lake Tahoe Cruises promises an unforgettable experience. At each of the venue spaces, experienced staff or crew provide attentive service, including set up and clean up services. The resort does allow some outside vendors, although they offer their own catering and bar as service for events. Event rentals are also available at the venue, and include items such as:
Providing freshly prepared meals to their guests year-round, the culinary staff at the resort can accommodate requests for buffet or stationed meals, as well as dessert, hors d’oeuvres, and cocktail receptions. If requested, couples can also participate in a tasting to sample their choices. Certified resort bartending staff can serve from behind a cash or open bar, with options such as a champagne toast, premium liquor, a signature drink, and house beer, wine, and liquor.
An ideal weekend or week-long wedding spot, the resort has private cabins with a variety of floor plans that can house two to 10 people, as well as an RV and tent campground. In addition to private cabins, the resort offers guests plenty to do in the way of activities, with suggestions like kayaking, paddle-boarding, hiking, and horseback riding.
Recommended by 94% of couples
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Amanda · Married on 01/19/2019
Beautiful wedding ceremony on the Tahoe Paradise
We had our wedding ceremony (and a short cruise following the ceremony) on January 19, 2019. The Tahoe Paradise was absolutely beautiful, and the people that we worked with to organize our event were amazing. They were extremely nice, helpful, and very responsive by email (since we had to organize our wedding in Lake Tahoe remotely, from Santa Fe). They made sure they were always available for any questions we had, and I always came away with the feeling that they cared as much as we did about making sure our ceremony was beautiful. During the cruise, after the ceremony, we had a small buffet available and we received so many compliments from our guests on how delicious the food was (and obviously also how beautiful the boat and the scenery in general was). Many people told us it was one of the best weddings they had ever been to, which I largely attribute to the wonderful venue, and how smoothly everything ran thanks to the awesome staff! I would do everything again, and would definitely recommend Zephyr Cove Cruises as a place for a beautiful wedding, or any special event. Thank you so much!Sent on 02/05/2019
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Amanda · Married on 09/03/2017
Zephyr Cove Resort was the ultimate destination for us and our guests. We loved staying in the cabins and lodge on site and sharing the true Lake Tahoe experience for our wedding weekend. We worked with Samantha leading up to our day and she was professional, communicative, and the best day of coordinator I have ever worked with at a venue. Our planning process, rehearsal, and wedding day ran so smoothly. We also appreciated her going the extra mile and jumping in her car to grab our flowers out of the LDW traffic getting to the beach so we could have them for our first look. The entire staff at Zephyr Cove was so accommodating and the food (and drinks) throughout the weekend did not disappoint. Thank you for making our wedding a truly memorable experience and for letting us share our special place with all of our guests from out of town!
Geneva · Married on 08/18/2017
I'll start by saying, we absolutely loved our wedding! We got married here this past month and had about 100 guests. The shoreline site was beautiful, the perfect backdrop for photos. Samantha, the event coordinator was great to work with, answered our many questions during the planning process, and kept everything running smoothly on the day of. We are still receiving compliments on how good the food was (we went with the BBQ option). Also, they provided a list of preffered vendors, we went with the recommendations and they were all amazing. Our wedding and reception met our expectations and then some, would definitely recommend!
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Get married on the beach, with your reception in a gorgeous tent, or tie the knot on one of the beautifully paddle wheelers. Either way, you'll have wonderful service and an unsurpassed experience of Lake Tahoe. I love playing at Zephyr Cove Resort and Lake Tahoe Cruises!
I highly recommend this amazing vendor. I shoot over 30 weddings every year and I work with some of the best and some of the worst wedding vendors there are. I spend a ton of time networking with vendors I feel are worth my time to refer out because it is as much of my reputation as it is theirs. I have to say this is one of the best. It is about making the bride and groom love their one special day. It takes a team and someone who knows what they are doing. Just say yes!