The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Located in the heart of Lake Tahoe in California, The Village at Squaw Valley offers over 9,000 square feet of customizable space designed to give any bride-to-be the wedding of her dreams. From stunning mountaintop venues, with views of Lake Tahoe, to secluded gardens surrounded by soaring lush greenery, The Village at Squaw Valley provides a breathtaking backdrop for your destination wedding. Personalized service, remarkable cuisine and unforgettable beauty all come together to help make your wedding day an experience like no other.
With numerous indoor and outdoor spaces, couples have many options to choose from to ensure their wedding events are remembered by all for years to come.
Upper Deck at High Camp. Wide-ranging views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra make this a legendary one-of-a-kind venue. With the ability to accommodate up to 250 guests, the outdoor space is idyllic for couples wishing for a truly unparalleled setting.
Terrace Room at High Camp. Located 8,200 feet above sea level, guests ride up the aerial tram over valleys, creeks and rock formations, to reach this impressive viewpoint. Complete with panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows and wood-beam roofing, this reception venue is a popular choice for larger scale weddings of up to 220 wedding goers.
The Garden at Olympic Village Lodge. Surrounded by an abundance of pine and aspen trees, this isolated garden features magnificent views of the aerial tram overtop the mountain peaks. With a capacity of up to 350 people, this venue is fitting for larger scale weddings.
Sun Deck at Olympic House. Located in the heart of the Squaw Valley, couples and their guests are left overlooking striking views of the granite peaks. The Sun Deck accommodates up to 250 guests.
Plaza Bar at Olympic House. Located at the base of the mountains, this space allows for maximum capacity of up to 250 people. High wood-beam ceilings and plenty of natural light make this a go-to spot for receptions and dancing the night away under the stars.
Mountain Stream. This indoor venue is fitting for smaller scale weddings of up to 70 guests. The elegant interior with copious amounts of natural light and mountain views make this an immaculate setting for winter weddings.
What You Should Know
The Village at Squaw Valley provides couples with a full list of preferred wedding professionals upon request including:
- DJ and band services
- Photo booths
- Hair and makeup
- Day of coordinator
- Day care providers
A minimum food and beverage expenditure is determined by season. The culinary team specializes in both plated and buffet-style dinners to fit each couples' specific needs. Additionally, the Village at Squaw Valley offers food truck catering options starting at $1,500 to take care of all your rehearsal dinner or late-night snacking needs.
The team at the Village at Squaw Valley takes care of everything you may need to make your wedding day as stress-free as possible. Additional amenities and services offered include:
- Private menu tasting
- Professional on-site wedding coordinator
- Full-service banquet team
- Year-round recreational activities
From the Vendor
A Lake Tahoe Wedding
Have you dreamt of getting married in Lake Tahoe? With $2.7 million in improvements to rooms, venues and an all-new outdoor garden, join us at Squaw Valley for your fairy-tale wedding, set against the stunning backdrop of Lake Tahoe. Our team will ensure this day is one you’ll never forget. Contact us today to begin planning for your special day!
Amenities + Details
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Love My Squaw Valley WeddingReviewed on 11/18/2013 Emily C
My wedding was everything I hoped it would be. I loved the venue and the food was amazing. They were helpful and accomodating. I recommend using the Plaza Bar for a fun reception atmosphere. You can have a smores bar outside with their firepits. The ceremony spot is amazing with views of the mountain. The only drawback is the food can be a bit pricey as you have to use their catering. It's worth it though, because the food was fabulous!
Our wedding in SquawReviewed on 9/30/2013 Alison P
After looking at many venues in the north Lake Tahoe area, we settled on the The Village at Squaw Valley. Our biggest decision was not whether to have it in Squaw but which of The Villages venues to use - we were torn between High Camp and the Olympic Village Lodget. We chose the Olympic Village Lodge in the end because the size of the room allowed us to do some really fun stuff, like adding couches and a lounge area next to the over-sized fireplace and having a photobooth with lots of props and fun stuff. Working with Jessie, the wedding coordinator for the village, was a truly pleasure. She was so helpful every step of the way. Since we live in Washington DC we had to rely on Jessie a lot especially for vendor recommendations and just general knowledge of the area. I cannot thank her enough for all her help! The Village was perfect for our guests (who traveled from all over the world) because everything they needed was just steps away; no need to travel any further. From skiing to shopping to restaurants / bars... everything is just right there. And it was so nice to have everyone in the Village. The accommodations were great too. Most of our family and friends stayed in condos in the Village.. They loved the convenience of having a full kitchen and lovely facilities and being right in the Village. One big thing we wanted was for everyone (skiers and non-skiers alike) to have the opportunity to experience Squaw from High Camp. Since we didn't do our reception at High Camp we opted to do an Apres Ski at high camp the day after the wedding. It was perfect. We had spiked hot cocoa, cocktails, hot pretzel and other snacks and just enjoyed the views. The hot tubs were open, everyone just hung out and enjoyed the lovely spring weather after a fun day of skiing. We provided tram tickets for those who weren't already on the mountain skiing. It was just a great way to spend the afternoon. Jessie coordinated all the details of the Apres Ski and I can say it was definitely a great way to end the perfect wedding weekend!