Are you planning a wedding in Lake Tahoe but don’t want to feel rushed? If so, a multi-day wedding may be for you! Celebrating this special occasion over a 3-day wedding is a great way to incorporate all the wonderful aspects of Lake Tahoe into your big day. Extending your wedding beyond a single-day celebration can include a beachfront BBQ welcome party or kayaking adventure into your wedding weekend itinerary. Loving this idea? Keep reading to learn more about having a multi-day Lake Tahoe wedding celebration.

Are Wedding Weekends a Thing in Lake Tahoe?

Absolutely! Because Lake Tahoe is such a fantastic multi-day wedding destination, many couples–local and otherwise–choose to extend their wedding for more than a day. That way, they and their guests can enjoy all the area has to offer. With an entire weekend available, you’ll be able to spend more time with your guests, suggest great activities during their free time, and maybe even have a little downtime to enjoy with your partner. 

What is a Multi-Day Wedding in Lake Tahoe?

If you’re unfamiliar with a 3-day wedding, you may wonder how couples make the ceremony or reception last that long. While that does sound entertaining, that’s not exactly how it works. A multi-day wedding incorporates multiple wedding celebrations and get-togethers with your guests across numerous days. While your ceremony and reception may take place on Saturday, a welcome picnic on Friday and a goodbye brunch on Sunday are often events on a wedding weekend itinerary.

3 Tips for Planning a 3-Day Wedding in Lake Tahoe

Does a multi-day wedding in Lake Tahoe sound like a dream come true? Here are three tips to ensure it goes off without a hitch.

1. Clearly Communicate Your Plans to Guests

Multi-day wedding events can be so much fun for your guests as long as everybody is in the loop! The best way to ensure your guests know your plans is through a wedding weekend itinerary. Lay out the timeline of events throughout the weekend, so your guests know where to go, when to be there, and what to expect. Post this on your wedding website for everyone to access as they plan to attend your wedding. A wedding weekend itinerary can also include suggestions of activities and restaurants for your guests to visit in their downtime during the weekend. 

2. Consider Transportation and Parking at Each Event

Make sure your guests can get to each event and celebrate with you! While some people may be close enough to drive to Lake Tahoe for your wedding, some may fly in and not have access to a car throughout the trip. With this in mind, you may want to help organize carpooling, ensure access to public transportation, or host all your events within walking distance of each other. Include all the details about transportation, parking, and locations on your wedding weekend itinerary so it’s easy for guests to find.

3. Schedule Some Down Time

The best part of a 3-day wedding weekend is that you can make it entirely your own. Whether you want to spend lots of time with your guests at a fancy dinner or hike on the morning of the wedding, you can do it. Multi-day weddings are great for visiting guests, but they are even more wonderful for you and your partner. While you’ll have events planned to spend time with your loved ones, you can also schedule a couples massage, a walk along the beach, or a romantic dinner alone with your soon-to-be spouse. Make sure these little moments have a slot on your wedding weekend itinerary.

Multi-Day Wedding Weekend Itinerary for Your Lake Tahoe Celebration

When it comes to your wedding weekend itinerary, there is no shortage of fun activities, delicious restaurants, and amazing sights for you and your guests to explore. Consider a beach day on the lake, a kayak picnic, or a group hike to get outside with your loved ones. If you want indoor options, there are plenty of casinos and great breweries to visit as well. Check out this blog to find more fun ideas and take a look at our ideal Lake Tahoe wedding weekend itinerary:


4:00-8:00 PM: Welcome Party at Kings Beach in North Lake Tahoe for a group BBQ.

Depending on the time of year, you might even go swimming or rent kayaks from North Tahoe Watersports.


All Day: Free time to explore the Lake Tahoe area

Include a list of recommended activities, viewpoints, and restaurants for your wedding guests to check out during the day.

6:00-9:00 PM: Rehearsal dinner for the wedding party and VIP guests at Lanza’s or The Soule Domain


3:00-10:00 PM: Wedding Ceremony & Reception at North Tahoe Event Center


10:30-12:30 PM: Send-off Brunch just across the state line in North Tahoe at Sage Leaf

Plan Your Multi-Day Wedding at North Tahoe Event Center

If a 3-day wedding is the best way to celebrate your special day, North Tahoe Event Center is the venue for you! With public beach space on our property, you can easily have a beach get-together or BBQ right at your venue. When it comes time for your ceremony, our lakefront venue makes for a stunning location to say “I do.” Before your reception, take breathtaking wedding photos on the beach as your guests enjoy a cocktail hour in our beautiful wedding venue. Start planning your multi-day wedding with North Tahoe Event Center today!