Lake Tahoe is a wonderfully scenic lake. The alpine blue waters are surrounded by the tall pines on mountain slopes. The mountain tops are covered and majestic. Lake Tahoe is a very popular area for weddings. There are all type of boats that offer beautiful dream weddings on board. Boats that can be used to hold wedding on include: sailboats, catamarans, paddle boats, and wooden motor boats.
A wedding on the waters of Lake Tahoe is a beautiful event with gorgeous dramatic scenery. Weddings on the water can be very small, simple affairs, or larger elaborate events. There are wedding planners with each cruise line that assist in all of the details of wedding planning, so the newlyweds can concentrate upon each other.
Lake Tahoe Cruises
Weddings celebrated on Lake Tahoe’s sparkling blue alpine waters are a spectacular event. Lake Tahoe Cruises offers weddings on the historic paddles wheelers M.S. Dixie II or Tahoe Queen. More intimate charters are available on Tahoe Princess or Tahoe Paradise. The Zephyr Cove shoreline nestled among the towering pines accommodates larger receptions or lakeside ceremonies.
M.S. Dixie II is a paddle wheeler which accommodates up to 570 passengers. The M.S. Dixie II has three passenger decks and below deck machinery rooms. The M.S. Dixie I was designed with groups in mind and is an ideal venue for wedding receptions.
Tahoe Queen is a 500 passenger authentic paddle wheeler. The Tahoe Queen offers five full service bars, and many conveniently located restrooms.
Tahoe Princess is a 120 passenger pontoon boat
Tahoe Paradise is an elegant 81 foot luxury motor yacht which can accommodate up to 149 passengers.
Shipboard weddings and / or receptions can take place as part of a scheduled cruise. Private charters can be arranged for any of the craft. Lake Tahoe Cruises has over 30 years experience in event planning and can make the wedding event a spectacular success, whether intimate, grand, casual, formal or anything in between.
Wedding specialists handle all of the facility, food and beverage details. Wedding specialists can also assist with cakes, themed events, entertainment and nautical mementos.
The Party Boat
Exchange wedding vows on beautiful Lake Tahoe, surrounded by sunny beaches and snow caped mountains. The Party Boat is available year around. The yacht is 52 feet and cruises up to 49 guests. The Party Boat is ideal for weddings, receptions and bachelor or bachelorette parties. Catering Options include Lunch, Dinner, and Full Service Bar.
The Party Boat has a full kitchen, bar, two restrooms, a conference cabin, a fully enclosed lower salon and upper deck, spacious indoor and outdoor decks. and is ideal for parties.
Charter the Party Boat for a memorable wedding on Lake Tahoe. Rates include a coast guard certified Captain and Crew. 2 hours for $1,200. Call 530-308-8016 for additional rates and information.
Captains Ceremony $250 includes marriage license, $150 bring own marriage license
Zephyr Cove, Nevada
Lake Tahoe Weddings and Receptions
Exceptional wedding ceremonies aboard any of the beautiful yachts in their fleet are a memorable experience. weddings on the lake include the Captain, crew, and a complimentary battle of champagne. Intimate weddings with only a few guest up to larger weddings with up to 60 guests can be accommodated. All vessels provide a full service bar and state of the art sound. Wedding Cruises include unlimited domestic beer, white wine, champagne and soft drinks. Wedding cruises are approximately 2 hours on board the boat. Ceremony may be performed out on the lake or in spectacular Emerald Bay.
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe
Incline Village, Nevada
There are two vessels that depart from Hyatt’s Pier daily that are perfect places to have weddings.
The Odyssey Yacht is a 55 foot cabin cruiser with indoor and outdoor seating space. the yacht accommodates up to 49 people. The Odyssey departs daily from the Hyatt Pier for private charters. The ideal group size is 30 guests.
Sierra Cloud Catamaran is a 55 foot catamaran accommodates up to 49 people. The catamaran departs daily from Hyatt Pier three times a day. The ideal group size on the Catamaran is 30 guests.
Wedding License Information
California and Nevada issue a standard public Marriage License that may be used anywhere in the state in which it was issued. Additionally, California offers the option of a Certificate of Confidential Marriage that must be issued and used in the county in which it was issued.
Once a location for the marriage is selected, contact the correct County Recorder Clerk’s Office to visit and obtain a license.
El Dorado County California
South Lake Tahoe
Douglas County Nevada
Placer County California
Tahoe City California
Washoe County Nevada
Incline Village, Nevada
There are wonderfully weddings aboard the boats and yachts of Lake Tahoe.