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Heavenly Mountain Resort: Tahoe Wedding Planning Guide


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Lake Tahoe is a breathtaking location for a wedding, and Heavenly Mountain Resort is a perfect venue to host your big day. With its stunning mountain backdrop, variety of venues, and unique gondola experience (more on that later), Heavenly has everything you need to make your Lake Tahoe wedding dreams come true. From the space to the cost to how Epic Thyme can help, learn everything you need to know about planning your wedding at Heavenly Mountain Resort in this Tahoe wedding planning guide.


Venues at Heavenly Mountain Resort

Heavenly Mountain Resort boasts some of the best Lake Tahoe views you and your guests will ever see. The venue isn’t just a spot to get married but a place to turn your wedding into a fantastic and memorable experience for everyone. With indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception areas, you can get married at Heavenly from June through late September.


Outdoor Patio at Lakeview Lodge

As if the lake and mountain views weren’t enough of a reason to have your wedding at Heavenly Mountain Resort, the unique gondola ride on Heavenly’s Aerial Tram to the ceremony spot is the cherry on top. The outdoor patio at Heavenly boasts views of Lake Tahoe from 8,200 feet above. Say “I do” as the sun sets behind Mt. Tallac, and transform the outdoor space into your reception area to keep the celebration going on the patio under the stars.



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Two-Tiered Dining Room at Lakeview Lodge

The indoor reception space at Heavenly Mountain Resort consists of two dining rooms that you can combine to accommodate up to 250 guests. These spaces offer ample room for you and your guests to dine, dance, lounge, and celebrate all evening long.


Services at Heavenly Mountain Resort

Heavenly Mountain Resort is considered a full-service wedding venue. When you purchase a wedding package from Heavenly, you get access to their complimentary and add-on services, such as:

  • Tables and chairs for the ceremony and reception

  • Linens, flatware, and glassware for the cocktail hour and reception

  • Ceremony arch

  • Outdoor lighting

  • On-site security

  • Couple’s dressing area

  • Catering and bar services (food and beverage minimum)

  • Overnight accommodations and parking for guests (additional lodging fee)

  • Venue set up and clean up ($500 fee)

  • Indoor/outdoor dance floor ($475-$575 fee)

Before booking your wedding at Heavenly Mountain Resort, it’s essential to learn the exact pricing for additional services to ensure the venue fits within your budget.


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Catering at Heavenly Mountain Resort

When you book your wedding at Heavenly Mountain Resort, you must use their on-site catering for your event. All food and drinks, including alcohol, must be provided by the venue, and there is a food and beverage minimum required with the venue fee. Fortunately, Heavenly’s catering menu offers a large selection of food choices for your wedding. You can choose from multiple salads, appetizers, protein meals, vegetarian meals, desserts, and a carving station for an additional $150 fee. Plus, with a large selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, there is something for everyone to enjoy at your wedding.


Costs at Heavenly Mountain Resort

The unforgettable experience Heavenly Mountain Resort offers for your wedding does come at a cost. While the actual price depends on the specifics of your wedding, here is a general idea of pricing for a ceremony and reception at Heavenly Mountain Resort:

  • Venue Package Range: $3,500-$7,000

  • Ceremony Fee: $550 for 5 hours

  • Additional hour at $1,500 per hour

  • Wedding Rehearsal: $450 for one hour and up to 20 guests

  • Tram and Facility Fees

  • Monday-Thursday: $3,500

  • Friday: $5,000

  • Saturday: $7,000

  • Sunday: $4,00

  • Food and Beverage Minimum: In addition to the costs below, all food and beverage fees are subject to a 20% service charge, CA state sales tax, and 2.44% United States Forest Service fee

  • Monday-Thursday: $4,500

  • Friday: $8,800

  • Saturday: $11,000

  • Sunday: $5,500

  • Bar Fees

  • $200 bartender fee for a cash bar

  • $500 fee for additional bar set up


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Plan Your Wedding at Heavenly Mountain Resort with Epic Thyme

If you’re dreaming of a beautiful wedding in the mountains overlooking Lake Tahoe, look no further than Heavenly Mountain Resort. The venue has much to offer, from stunning venues, on-site services, delicious catering options, and a one-of-a-kind gondola experience. Plus, you and your guests will have immediate access to Tahoe recreation for an unforgettable wedding weekend experience in Tahoe.


To turn Heavenly into your dream wedding venue, you need the help of a Lake Tahoe wedding planner. At Epic Thyme, we’ve planned, designed, and coordinated hundreds of Lake Tahoe weddings and know what it takes to plan the perfect wedding at Heavenly Mountain Resort. We develop your floor plan, help you choose your wedding style, color palette, and decor, manage all of your vendors, and ensure every single detail is perfect leading up to and on your wedding day. To execute a luxury wedding at Heavenly, you need the right people on your team. That’s why we also provide you with hand-selected vendors, a master production and rental list, and in-depth organization and budget planning. To be honest, we do so much to ensure our couples have their dream wedding it’s hard to list everything. But you can see a breakdown of what’s included in our full-service Lake Tahoe wedding planning package here. Then, contact us to get started planning your Tahoe wedding at Heavenly Mountain Resort.


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