Outdoor Weddings on National Forest System Lands

[Photo]:  A bride sitting against a rock holding her bouquet of flowers. The groom is standing behi
*Photo courtesy of The Dream-Maker, Incline Village, NV.

 

An outdoor wedding ceremony may be held in certain places on National Forest System lands in the Lake Tahoe Basin under the operations of the following wedding service providers. These wedding providers operate under a Special Use Permit with the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, which authorizes them to conduct wedding ceremonies at specific locations on public land.

The listing on this web site of these wedding service providers or hyperlinks to their web sites does not constitute endorsement by the Forest Service of the web site or the information, products, or services they provide. The Agency does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations.

 

Chapel of the Pines
Reverend Gail Linsley

P.O. Box 1519
Zephyr Cove, NV. 89448
800-426-2858
http://www.chapelofthepines.com/

 

Chapel of the Bells
Reverend Dolores Post

2700 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
530-544-1112
800-247-4333
http://www.tahoechapelofthebells.com/

 

The Wedding Chapel at Harvey's
Reverend David Beronio

P.O. Box 6024
Stateline, NV. 89449
775-588-2411, ext 2128
http://www.harveystahoeweddings.com/

 

Lake Tahoe Chapel
Reverend Lucie King

P.O. Box 11280
Zephyr Cove, NV. 89448
800-304-0570
775-588-3762
http://www.luciekingministries.com/

 

The Lakeside Christian Essene Church dba
The Dream-Maker
Reverend Juliette M. Howell

P.O. Box 6395
Incline Village, NV. 89450
775-831-6419
http://www.wedtahoe.com/

 

Authorized Locations for the Chapels Listed Above

Chapel of the Pines, Chapel of the Bells, The Wedding Chapel at Harvey's, and The Horizon Lake Tahoe Wedding Chapel are all authorized to conduct wedding ceremonies on National Forest System lands for groups of 20 or less at Logan Shoals Vista Point, located on Highway 50 in Nevada, north of Cave Rock.

The Lakeside Christian Essene Church dba The Dream-Maker is authorized to conduct wedding ceremonies on National Forest System lands at the North Shore Stateline Lookout at Crystal Bay, Nevada. Vehicle access will be provided through The Dream-Maker.

Please note:Stateline Lookout is hike-in only, no public vehicle access.

 

Indoor Weddings on National Forest System Lands

With your own Ceremony Official, an indoor wedding may be scheduled at Valhalla by contacting the Tahoe Tallac Association at (530) 541-4975, or by visiting their wedding website at http://valhallatahoe.com/weddings-at-valhalla/. Valhalla is a part of the Heller Estate located at the Tallac Historic Site along Highway 89, approximately three miles north of South Lake Tahoe, California. The Tahoe Tallac Association operates under a Special Use Permit with the Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, which authorizes them to rent the historic building, Valhalla, for weddings and other private events.

 

Please note:The grounds area around Valhalla and the entire Tallac Historic Site is not available for outdoor weddings or private events.

 

Weddings at Resorts on National Forest System Lands

The following resorts operate under a Special Use Permit with the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and provide wedding services.

 

Unauthorized Wedding Service Providers

Brides and grooms should be aware that other wedding service providers may misrepresent their legal authority to conduct ceremonies and other wedding services on National Forest System lands. Only those operators listed above have authorization to conduct wedding services at specific locations on public land. If you are aware of wedding service providers offering services on National Forest System lands in the Lake Tahoe Basin without legal authority, please contact the Forest Service office at (530) 543-2600.

 

Non-Commercial Ceremonies

Weddings may occur on many national forest lands locations within the Lake Tahoe Basin based on national forest policies; including group size limits of less than 75 people, ceremonial officiate(s) cannot collect a fee for providing the service.  In addition, national forest lands are open to the public and are on a first come, first serve basis.  It is your responsibility to ensure all rules and regulations are followed. Contact us at (530) 543-2600 for more information.