• Lydia Mattern

The Olympic Valley Stables: Tahoe Wedding Planning Guide

Updated: Jan 21


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The Olympic Valley Stables is one of the most beautiful pieces of property in North Lake Tahoe. It’s also a top choice for many couples planning a Lake Tahoe wedding. Situated in the heart of Olympic Valley, with panoramic views of Squaw Valley, The Stables feature an ideal rustic, outdoor wedding venue. It is also close to restaurants and lodging, making it easy for your guests to come and celebrate with you. Learn everything you need to know about having your wedding at this one-of-a-kind Tahoe wedding venue.


Venues at The Olympic Valley Stables


The Olympic Valley Stables consists of four acres of untouched historic land in a deep valley. Once a fully operational horse riding stable, the property is now solely an event venue, restored to accommodate weddings without losing its charming character. As a “blank-slate” venue, there are endless possibilities when it comes to customizing the space for your wedding.


Bridal and Groom Wedding Lounges


Get ready for your wedding day off-site or onsite with the use of The Olympic Valley Stables’ on-site bridal changing lounge as a comfortable break and touch-up room throughout the day. The ladies’ lounge is nicely decorated with cute mirrors, dress racks, couches, and a refreshment station. The men's lounge is equipped with a full-size bar and a chill area to kick up your boots.


4 Acres of Green and Golden Meadow


The Olympic Valley Stables’ main ceremony space is the expansive meadow that can accommodate up to 300 guests. This fully outdoor space is a blank canvas with mountain backdrops all around. It is an ideal location for a bohemian-chic or rustic wedding style. Adorn the space with a triangle wedding arch, breathtaking florals, and seating for all your loved ones for a large and luxurious wedding.



Tented Reception with Mountain Views


The Olympic Valley Stables offers a complimentary white reception tent and lighting in the tent for the wedding reception. This provides ample coverage for your friends and family while you dine, drink, and dance the night away. Bring in your favorite lawn games and antique furniture for your guests to enjoy in the meadow during the cocktail hour. Then, gather under the tent to hear toasts from loved ones, share a delicious meal, and get down in their on-site barn with a late-night silent disco party!



Rustic Barn for the Afterparty


At The Olympic Valley Stables, the party doesn’t have to end after the reception. Continue celebrating your love with friends and family in the venue’s elegant and rustic barn, ideal for an intimate afterparty. You can also use the barn for your wedding rehearsal dinner if you choose the two-day wedding venue package.



Services at The Olympic Valley Stables


All packages for The Olympic Valley Stables are for the venue site only, which includes the reception tent, lighting, wedding arena, rustic barn, and on-site bridal changing rooms. From there, you can choose your favorite vendors and rentals to bring the space to life. As one of the preferred wedding planners for The Olympic Valley Stables, we’ve planned countless events at this venue and know everything you need to transform the space. From the best rentals and decor to the logistics of heaters to keep your guests warm in the evening to portable restrooms, we take the blank canvas and bring your wedding vision to life.


Because The Olympic Valley Stables is not an all-inclusive venue, it’s essential to understand what’s required to transform the space for a wedding. All vendors and rentals must be outsourced, increasing the overall cost. Keep this in mind when planning your Lake Tahoe wedding at The Stables. Here’s a brief list of what you’ll need to arrange the space yourself (or with the help of your Lake Tahoe wedding planner!).

  • Food Catering Company or Food Truck (that can build their own kitchen)

  • Beverage Catering Company or Mobile Bar

  • Tables and Chairs for Welcome Area, Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, and Reception

  • Table Decorations, Plates, Utensils, and Other Dining Essentials

  • Band or DJ

  • Dance Floor

  • Restroom Trailer

  • Photo Booth

  • Lounge Furniture Rentals

  • Heat Lamps

  • Additional Lighting

Plus, you need a team to help you set up everything before the event and tear down the site once your wedding is over.


Costs at The Olympic Valley Stables


Between the 360-degree views of Squaw Valley, the elegant yet rustic atmosphere, and the ability to customize the event to make it your own, The Olympic Valley Stables is a picturesque outdoor Lake Tahoe wedding venue. Here are the starting prices to have your wedding at The Stables (Please keep in mind that prices may vary):

  • 1 Day (all day from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM): $8,888 (+$555 for silent disco party)

  • 2 Days (both days from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM): $9,999 (+$555 for silent disco party)

  • 3 Days (day 1 from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM; day 2 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM; day 3 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM): $11,111 (includes silent disco party)

The one-day package provides ample time for your wedding ceremony and reception. The two-day package includes an additional day before your wedding for your rehearsal dinner and ceremony set-up. The three-day package includes time for your rehearsal dinner, wedding day, and post-wedding brunch the following day. If you’re unsure which is right for you, learn more about having a multi-day Lake Tahoe luxury wedding in this blog post.


Planning Your Wedding at The Olympic Valley Stables with Epic Thyme


If you want to get married at The Olympic Valley Stables, you must have an on-site wedding planner to help you facilitate the event. Because The Stables offer venue-only packages, all rentals and vendors must be hired and brought in to bring the event to life. Fortunately, at Epic Thyme, we are experts at turning The Olympic Valley Stables into a one-of-a-kind wedding.


We aren’t just planners but designers as well. We help you conceptualize your dream wedding, coordinate and manage an experienced team of vendors, and execute the plan perfectly leading up to and on your wedding day. From floor plan development to wedding decor, color, and style inspiration to personalized vendor selections, we are by your side the entire time. We develop your master production, rental, and vendor list to ensure everything is brought to the venue and set up for your wedding. When you partner with us, you don’t have to worry about whether the portable restroom will be there on time or spend your time developing a day-of set-up and tear-down schedule for your vendors. Our full-service wedding planning takes care of every detail, so you can focus on having a wonderful wedding weekend.


Whether you’ve set your heart on The Olympic Valley Stables or want to consider other Lake Tahoe wedding venues, we can help. Contact us today to learn more about what’s included in our full-service wedding planning services!


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