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West Shore Cafe: Tahoe Wedding Planning Guide


West Shore Cafe Wedding Planning Guide in Lake Tahoe

Are you dreaming of having your wedding ceremony and reception steps from the shores of Lake Tahoe? The West Shore Cafe is an ideal event venue with stunning views for any wedding in any season. You can host a small, intimate ceremony or a large celebration right on the lake’s edge with indoor and outdoor spaces available. Plus, the on-site accommodations and catering make it perfect for your guests too. Learn everything you need to know about planning your wedding at the West Shore Cafe, including how Epic Thyme can help you make your dream wedding a reality at this dreamy lakeside location.


Venues at the West Shore Cafe

With a multitude of event spaces, you can have your ceremony, reception, and other wedding-related events (rehearsal dinner, welcome party, send-off brunch, etc.) at the West Shore Cafe. Surrounded by mountain peaks and the blue water of Lake Tahoe, you get the best of both worlds when you book their indoor and outdoor venues.


West Shore Lakefront Lawn

This outdoor venue accommodates up to 250 guests. It’s located adjacent to the deck and pier and is an ideal private space for your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. The area is surrounded by aspen trees and offers a clear view of the lake.


West Shore Lakefront Pier

This outdoor venue accommodates up to 100 guests for a wedding celebration entirely outdoors on a private, enchanting pier. Make this venue extra special by arriving at your wedding via boat or hopping aboard for breathtaking sunset photos.


West Shore Cafe Wedding in Lake Tahoe Planning Guide

West Shore Lakefront Deck and Pier

Can’t choose just one West Shore Cafe venue? Have two when you book the deck and pier for your wedding, and host your ceremony over the water and reception on the expansive deck. Together, these spaces accommodate up to 250 guests.


West Shore Lakefront Dining Room

This indoor venue accommodates up to 150 guests for dining (without a dance floor) and offers the perfect combination of elegance and charm. With floor-to-ceiling windows that provide an unbeatable view of Lake Tahoe, this is the perfect winter wedding venue or reception space.


Homewood Mountain Top Ceremony Site

Would you rather be overlooking the lake on a mountain top than steps from the shore? Then the Homewood Mountain Top Ceremony Site is ideal for you. Homewood is rated the #1 Scenic Resort View in North America, and you and 150 guests can gather there for your ceremony. Getting to the top includes a chairlift ride up 7,000+ feet for a truly unforgettable experience.


Want it all? You can have it with the West Shore Full Venue Buyout Package that gives you exclusive access to the grounds for your wedding day! Utilize all venue spaces at the cafe for each aspect of your wedding for a genuinely luxurious, private celebration with your loved ones.


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Services at the West Shore Cafe

All wedding packages at the West Shore Cafe include the following:

  • Site tour

  • List of preferred wedding services providers

  • Food & beverage consultations & tastings

  • Floor plans & event setup scheme

  • Cost estimate & deposit schedule for your event

  • One hour for guest seating & ceremony

  • Six hours for reception

  • Tables, chairs, napkins, glassware, silverware & china

  • Service staff & bartenders

Couples also have the option to purchase additional services, including:

  • Customized menus

  • Display hors d’oeuvres such as seafood bars & charcuterie & cheese platters

  • Market lights

  • Fire Pit S’more Stations

  • His & Hers Specialty Cocktails

  • Personalized amenities for guest rooms

The West Shore Cafe offers a full banquet menu for on-site catering with a food and beverage minimum unique to your specific event.


Costs at the West Shore Cafe

The West Shore Cafe is one of the most unique Lake Tahoe wedding venues with multiple spaces, including the option to rent the entire venue for an exclusive, private event. The specific cost of your wedding will depend on your event date, guest list size, venue selection, and more. Because each wedding package is highly customized, you’ll get the most accurate pricing when you request pricing specific to your celebration!



Planning Your West Shore Cafe Celebration with Epic Thyme

The West Shore Cafe requires all couples to hire a professional wedding planner to coordinate the venue and all elements leading up to your special day. We’d love to be your Lake Tahoe wedding planner of choice! The Epic Thyme team has years of experience planning Tahoe weddings and transforming the West Shore Cafe into the ideal celebration space. Let us help you handle the logistics, so you can focus on preparing to marry the love of your life. Contact us today to secure your wedding date and start planning the Tahoe wedding of your dreams!


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