Lake Tahoe's Whimsical Weddings: Music
From the venues, to the recreation activities, to the music, to the region’s camaraderie, there’s nothing like tying the knot in Tahoe
By Jenny Goldsmith
Lake Tahoe weddings are unparalleled when it comes to beauty, romance and caliber. From a private wedding onboard a luxury yacht to a rustic cabin setting with family and friends; from an extravagant helicopter ceremony in the bluebird sky to an upscale exchange of vows at one of Tahoe’s luxury resorts, the Tahoe region offers a myriad of wedding opportunities for any style, budget or taste.
“With some of the most gorgeous scenery in the world, Tahoe provides a romantic backdrop unlike any other,” said Danielle Loberg, event coordinator with Lake Tahoe Cruises and Zephyr Cove Resort. “Whether the beach, mountains, banquet halls; sunshine or snow, you can have the wedding you have always dreamed about.”
Venues – Hotels – Activities – Music – Camaraderie
No wedding celebration would be complete without musical entertainment, and Tahoe arguably breeds some of the most talented, innovative musicians out there. Whether you’re seeking a destination wedding equipped with after-hours live music or simply want a jam band, pop-radio DJ, or the tender sounds of an acoustic guitar to serenade your wedding and reception, Tahoe’s array of musical talent can supplement all desires.
“I think we’ve got an awful lot of very good musicians around Tahoe, and that’s one thing that differentiates us,” said Wilson, whose acoustic guitar talents can be heard at Squaw Valley Chapel, among other Tahoe venues. “It’s a really cool place to live, so people who can eke out a living will move here, and there are more live music venues than would typically be found in an area of this population.”
The Nevada-based casinos fill their event calendars with year-round entertainment, and many restaurants and bars feature local musicians every weekend.
“Every bride is different and I want to know what her taste is — I’m not a dance band and I’m not a string quartet, I’m an acoustic guitarist, so it’s all about finding out what the couple wants to hear,” Wilson said.
And if a bride isn’t necessarily looking for Wilson’s tenor vocal stylings singing in harmony with his acoustic guitar, he doesn’t hesitate to point them in the direction of their desired sounds.