Book Your Wedding with Granlibakken Tahoe
A BALLROOM IN TAHOE CITY, CA
Host a private, picturesque wedding set along 74 acres of scenic woods when booking the event at Granlibakken Resort and Conference Center in Tahoe City, California. The site offers several locations for the ceremony and reception and can even help accommodate off-site ceremonies, such as the Gatekeeper's Museum or the Tahoe Maritime Museum nearby. Granlibakken Resort and Conference Center can host up to 350 people on-site and also offers lodging for the marrying couple and guests.
The following spaces are available for wedding ceremonies and receptions at Granlibakken Resort and Conference Center:
for an outdoor wedding ceremony or reception offers expansive views of the wooded areas behind it. The lodge itself also makes a nice backdrop and is warmly decorated with open wooden beams and a stone fireplace. The seating capacity of the lawn is 250 people.
provides another outdoor setting for a wedding ceremony. This area consists of a raised platform for the ceremony itself, as well as a large area for guests to sit. This site can hold up to 350 people.
provides a warm, intimate atmosphere for an indoor event. The wooden structure has a large stone fireplace that adds to the mountain theme. With the overlooking deck, this site can hold up to 100 people. By itself, the house can hold 75 for a seated dinner.
is another indoor site that has a deck as well as a patio overlooking the woods. This rustic-themed venue can hold 120 people.
is a huge indoor space that is ideal for large celebrations. The room is 5,400 square feet, with ceilings reaching 16 feet. A deck is also attached to the site. The Mountain Ballroom can hold up to 300 seated people.
is a small indoor room great for intimate gatherings. With wooden interiors and a stone fireplace, this room has plenty of rustic charm for the event. Up to 45 people can fit seated in this room.
What You Should Know
Wedding packages are available that include pricing for the ceremony and reception, as well as lodging for two nights for 14 guests in the seven-bedroom townhouse. This package also includes a kitchen and living room for the rehearsal dinner that fits up to 40 people. If the couple wishes to have a winter wedding between January and April, the prices are cut by up to 50 percent.
Granlibakken Resort and Conference Center requires that all catering be done in-house. Buffet catering includes a 50-guest minimum. Couples using this venue are also required to reserve lodging for at least 20 percent of their guests. Granlibakken Resort and Conference Center includes buffet and sit-down dinner options in its catering service, as well as hors d'oeuvres and a full bar selection. Some of the food options include scallops wrapped in bacon, salmon mousse, red snapper, chicken marsala, seafood fettuccine and herb-roasted prime rib.
Included in the reception package are
- A wedding coordinator
- Tableware, including dishes, silverware and glasses
- White ceremony chairs and reception tables
- White tablecloths
- Heat lamps
- Wedding rehearsal spaces
Granlibakken takes care of the setup and cleanup of the event and the cutting of the cake.
From the Vendor
Granlibakken's location in a peaceful 74 acre wooded valley a short distance from the shores of Lake Tahoe is the perfect setting for your wedding celebration. With a variety of indoor and outdoor venues that complement Tahoe’s natural beauty, Granlibakken offers the services, space, and rustic setting to make your day truly unforgettable. Granlibakken's flexible lodging options allow your guests to choose from a variety of room types, from five bedroom townhomes to suites, studios or bedrooms. With venue space for up to 350 guests, Granlibakken is well equipped to handle anything from intimate ceremonies to large celebrations.
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$$ – Affordable
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Above & Beyond our expectationsReviewed on 9/04/2012 Carrie P
It is an absolutely beautiful place. The staff at the Granlibakken were amazing. They went above and beyond. They were always available, and incredibly helpful. The food and service were outstanding. I highly recommend them. They helped make our wedding everything we had dreamed of.
Reception at GranlibakkenReviewed on 8/08/2012 Ashley K
The granlibakken staff went above and beyond to make sure our wedding experience was perfect. They were fantastic!
If I could give them zero stars I would. We did NOT have our wedding here, the wedding tour appointment was enough to make us STAY CLEAR. First off.... If you notice, most reviews of this venue are outdated, they must've had a change in staff because their current wedding coordinator Megan made my fiance and I cringe with her lack of care as we toured the site. She was rude when we asked questions, had zero customer service skills and could've cared less if we picked the venue!! She stomped ahead of us as we walked the hotel grounds and barely said goodbye as we left. We couldn't even imagine how someone would spend upwards for $20,000 with that kind of service. Second, on top of the HORRIBLE customer service, the place stunk like an outhouse. It was dark, grungy, and dirty. The indoor part of the lodge where people host their reception (since the noise ordinance is 9 pm ?) literally had RAT POOP on the carpeted ground when we walked inside! Once again, Megan barely acknowledged it nor apologized for the disgusting display. We were truly appalled. Maybe we had a "fluke" experience here, or maybe their wedding facility and staff have gone downhill, but either way, we were extremely disappointed that we drove 3 hours for this appointment because Granlibakken came as a recommondation to us. I hope this helps others not waste their time.
Everyone who attended our wedding LOVED Granlibakken! The resort is beautiful, the food is beyond delicious and their team of event staff are wonderful to work with. Our guests continue to rave about the location and the food! Our family and friends had a great time cruising Tahoe City and playing on the tree top course prior to our wedding. Annie was our wedding coordinator and she went above and beyond to make sure our wedding (and the entire weekend really) was perfect. We ended up having to move our reception in doors at the last minute due to weather and Annie and her staff made us feel so comfortable we weren't worried about the change at all. I highly recommend this magical place for any group experience or getaway.
My Wedding at GranlibakkenReviewed on 11/28/2011 Leah P
The event turned out beautifully! Due to a large part of the wedding coordinator that I hired outside of the facility. The ceremony site is gorgeous but the prices are a bit high. Everyone raved about the food though. There were a few issues that make the rating go down such as problems with the staff and their coordination but all in all it was everything a little girl who knows that nothing is going to go perfectly would dream of.
Amazing foodReviewed on 8/16/2011 Nicki S
Granlibakken catering was amazing! We were on the Executive Lodge Lawn and selected the buffet option (not really an option ... you had to have a buffet at this location, but it was still what we wanted). There was so much food and it was all gourmet style and so delicious. We have had about 8 different guests tell us that this was the best food and service they have ever had at a wedding.
Review for Granlibakken Resort and Conference CenterReviewed on 5/10/2010 Rhonda B
I loved how beautiful it all turned out