18 Reviews for Harmony Ridge Lodge
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My husband and I got married at Harmony Ridge Lodge this past July. It was the most wonderful venue. We truly couldn't have asked for a more beautiful spot coupled with such amazing staff. When we shared with our vendors where we were getting married they all commented on the high caliber of the venue (our Caterer even got married there herself!). We knew we were lucky to have found such a great spot even before the wedding weekend itself. We were able to check in early Friday afternoon to start prepping for the wedding on Saturday. Heather and the rest of the staff had everything ready for us, from the rooms themselves (which are gorgeous and soooo comfortable/nice to stay in), to the AC blasting in the yoga room to keep our flowers looking strong, to the draping of the arbor for our ceremony the following day. The grounds were beautiful and it really just set the scene for a fantastic wedding weekend. Just a few days before we arrived we'd had a portable bathroom vendor cancel on us, panicked we called Heather, she knew exactly what to do, she made all of the necessary calls, and she had everything ready to go for our wedding! We also loved that we had so much time and ability to set up on Friday and Saturday, having the whole venue to ourselves made everything feel much more manageable. We also forgot the top tier of our wedding cake when we checked out but we got a call to let us know that they were storing it for us in the fridge and we could come pick it up whenever, it was so appreciated! We thoroughly recommend this venue! (Side note: we initially didn't look at the venue because at first glance it seemed beyond our budget, however, you get the entire venue for the whole weekend which includes 9 guest rooms, once you factor in the cost of those rooms for two nights each and subtract that from the total, the venue becomes very reasonably priced!)
Our wedding at Harmony Ridge Lodge was a dream come true. We absolutely loved working with Heather. From planning and envisioning, to stress free accomodations and wonderful staff, we had the wedding of our dreams. We never had to stress or worry about our family and wedding party who also got to stay at the lodge with us for the weekend and everyone raved about the beautiful grounds and stress-free stay. We could not have had a better experience. It was beautiful, private, effortless and perfect.
We had an intimate wedding weekend at Harmony Ridge Lodge to celebrate our marriage . Both of our families live in other states and many had not met prior to our wedding. HRL was the perfect setting and place to hold such an intimate and special gathering for our families. Everyone raved about the location and the accommodations. Although the winter weather kept us indoors, the main lodge was the perfect place for us to exchange our vows in front of the fire place. We would definitely recommend HRL for any special event or even just a short weekend away.
My daughter and I chose this venue and are very happy we did. Their wedding was beautiful, and everyone had a great time. There is a reduced need for flowers, because this is a beautifully landscaped property amid the trees in the Tahoe National Forest. The staff was really helpful. It was really a magical experience, and we all are glad the wedding was held there.
We had a wedding on September 1st at Harmony Ridge. It was truly wonderful and the whole event was enhanced by the music of Greg Whatley. I would highly recommend him.
We are so grateful to everyone at Harmony Ridge Lodge for making our special day absolutely amazing! The setting was just beautiful - you can tell the owners take great pride in their gardens. The staff were very helpful - especially when dealing with TWO nervous brides and their families! Both of our families and some close friends were able to stay at the Lodge with us for the weekend which made the weekend extra special. This spot is a gem! Highly recommended for your wedding, special family gathering, or even a retreat. They're ready for it all!
The harmony ridge lodge was amazing!! The venue and gardens were stunning even through a California drought! The service and professionalism was bar none. Nicole took such good care of us and our guests including making us breakfast and making sure everything was taken care of. I would recoment this venue to anyone looking for the real deal beautiful place to get married or just enjoy the beautiful secenery!
Harmony Ridge Lodge is an amazing, magical place. We could not have had a more perfect reception location. We had the entire lodge for our two families and it was so perfect. The accommodations were extremely comfortable and the facilities provided were outstanding. Breakfast was wonderful, parking was easy, all in all the reception was exactly what we wanted. Thank you Harmony Ridge Lodge for making this special day a day to remember with great joy.
We got married at Harmony Ridge Lodge last year and it was just beautiful. The forest garden was the perfect place to tie the knot. Our whole family came and spent the weekend with us. We will go back every year for our anniversary, we just love this lodge and so glad we picked it
We held our weekend wedding and family gathering at Harmony Ridge Lodge in August 2013.
It is a wedding location in many ways. The summer gardens, orchard and forest made for a lush outdoor wedding and reception. We had the entire lodge to ourselves from Thursday afternoon through Sunday. Family flew in Seattle, Denver and Southern California and we got to have a memorable family reunion all staying at the lodge together. The staff were extremely helpful and the caterer and dj really know how to work at the Lodge.
Thank you so much Karen for your lovely comments. All of here at Harmony Ridge Lodge cannot wait for you and your family to visit us again!
My husband and I got married at Harmony Ridge over Labor Day weekend. I can not say enough good things about Harmony Ridge.
From the second that we got out of the car, we both knew that this was where we were getting married. The space was incredible and beautiful. Meeting the staff sealed the deal. Throughout the whole planning process, everything and everyone was so helpful. They provided recommendations for vendors that were spot on. Every conversation felt like I was planning a garden wedding at the house of a good friend rather than an event venue.
The weekend of the wedding was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! We had the lodge for the whole of the long weekend, allowing out of town guests to come and spend extra time with us. So many guests commented on the peaceful gardens, the beautiful art in the rooms, the great breakfast, or how lovely it was to have family reunion time in addition to the wedding. All of my vendors commented on how great it was for them to work with the Harmony Ridge staff as well.
So many of my favorite memories from our wedding would not have been possible if we had been at a different location: looking out over our friends and family sitting under trees lit with fairy lights, having breakfast with our loved ones the morning of the wedding, walking through flowers across a sun-drenched lawn towards my fiance and standing under the pergola to become his wife.
My husband and I recently returned to the Lodge for our anniversary. There are some new faces, but the it still feels like coming to the home of friends. Jaime joined us for breakfast one morning and still remembered details of our day and family...like that he had walked with my mother-in-law to collect pine cones for her classroom. I have such lovely memories of our wedding weekend and now our anniversary weekend as well.
We knew this would be The Place as soon as we pulled into the driveway. The grounds are absolutely gorgeous, maintaining a perfect balance of elegant landscaping with the wild, peaceful beauty of nature.
The rooms are filled with warm, stylish decor and impressive pieces of art. Touring the rooms was really like enjoying an art gallery; albeit a very warm and cozy art gallery. We decided then to have our guests stay at the lodge for the weekend to enjoy the comforts of the lodge with us. This was an EXCELLENT decision. Some of our guests were initially confused by the lack of TVs, but quickly found appreciation in the good selection of books, games, music, local outdoor adventures, and the company of their family and friends. They all reported feeling refreshed and renewed by being disconnected from the constant media barrage.
Our own 'Honeymoon' suite was large enough to give us space for our bridal party to hang out together, but still far enough removed from the other rooms to give us quiet, uninterrupted private time.
Our hosts took the most care, working with us and our event coordinator to ensure that our wedding went off with nary a hitch. They were helpful and attentive without being overly-involved.
The entire weekend was such a wonderful experience, and Harmony Ridge Lodge played such a pivotal role in creating it. We've since gone back to spend a weekend of R&R for our 2-year anniversary and the place is still as magical as the first time we set eyes upon it. After each day's delicious breakfast, we took several hikes in the area, visited a local artisan vineyard, spent some time at the river, and took a peaceful drive around Lake Tahoe all in one weekend. Having breakfast with the host, Jamie, and reminiscing about our wedding weekend was truly a highlight of our weekend.
We look forward to coming back to this peaceful gem for years to come and cannot express how thankful we are to have found it!
My husband and I had the fortune of celebrating our wedding at this stunning venue on August 13th, 2016. I highly recommend this venue for the following reasons: Heather , Hayley and Beverly, as well as the owners are very open to communication and they are very kind and accommodating. Heather was very fast at responding to my emails and answering all my questions. She works really really hard at this place to keep it amazing for all special celebrations. One of the things that we love the most is the convenience of staying there with some guests, celebrate the ceremony and the reception at the same place. This definitely took some pressure off from our shoulders, and things were so much easier. Another factor that we really loved is all the nature surrounding the property. Being able to celebrate in such a beautiful open air venue had a very positive impact on our budget. Because of the beautiful gardens and the lights that decorate the area, we didn't need to spend money on extra decor, besides flowers for tables. The dance floor looks spectacular at night! We got so many compliments from our guests about the venue. They were very impressed and we all had a great time. Also, we got all of our vendors from the Harmony's website and we are very pleased with each one of them for their professionalism during our event. We must mention that the rooms at the lodge are very nicely decorated and the are very comfortable, aaaand we enjoyed a yummy breakfast every morning!
I'm sure there are many other positive things that I'm forgetting to mention, but overall we had an amazing experience with the Harmony Ridge Lodge. We would do the same all over again!
Thank you so much Jamie, Bob, Heather, Hayley and Beverly for all your effort on creating and maintaining a beautiful place to create beautiful and special memories.
Wonderful wedding weekend at Harmony Ridge Lodge- we had the run of the complete site: 8 rooms, yoga studio, lobby rooms and lovely grounds. Its great to have it all in one place! Breakfasts were provided Saturday and Sunday mornings, making it easy for the whole group. We were surprised to find use of the kitchens (which we paid $450 for) didn't include use of the ovens due to some new county restriction or something, but they were kind to return the funds when we discussed it with them, so that was helpful! The pictures so far have been amazing, it was a hot September day, but enough cloud cover it wasn't uncomfortable, and the site makes for truly lovely photos. Even after the wedding, they continued to be helpful, sending items left in the rooms and even shipping my forgotten bouquet overnight so my mom could preserve it. We loved our wedding at HRL and highly recommend it!
This venue worked perfectly for our wedding, in fact, I think our wedding was the best I've ever attended! The pergola was perfect for the ceremony, the orchard was lovely for the cocktail hour and there is a lovely shady area beneath redwoods for dinner. I was a little nervous about moving the party around to the front of the lodge for the dancing, but it worked seamlessly. The dance area is lit magically with a large dance pad and benches all around for sitting. The 8 suites are large and beautifully furnished and there is a large room for late night partying, flower arranging or whatever you need. I highly recommend Harmony Ridge Lodge and the price is right as well!
The venue was absolutely beautiful. It was the perfect location for what we wanted and the staff was extremely friendly
Their gardens are gorgeous and SOOO easy to use. We didn't have to add any kind of decorations and our ceremony was just what we imagined. I believe they went through a change in ownership while I was booked there, so that contributed to some slow responses. I did have one or two emails I had to resend a week later to get a response. The day we arrived and the day of our wedding the staff was wonderful and helpful. During tours they were nice and friendly, but not super professional.
The rooms were great and all of my wedding party was happy. The breakfast was a little hit and miss, but overall good. And I have to say, the convenience of having everyone in one place, no one traveling to get food is WONDERFUL.
I would book here again. They made my wedding day just what i wanted. If you are a type A person who needs to plan every single detail months in advance, you might be stressed out by this place.
The site is absolutely beautiful. There are lots of different spaces that I was able to use for different events. I liked the diversity of spaces in one location that I used for a whole weekend of events. The venue worked with me and was very accommodating, however, they did have some odd rules that made a few things harder than they had to be. All of my guests loved their rooms and I was proud to have them stay there. I think breakfast could use a little bulking up, however, the quality was very good. During my involvement there was a staffing change that created some difficulty in our communication. Overall I am super happy to have had my wedding there.