Our Favorite Tahoe Proposal Spots

A proposal is the sweet start of your wedding journey. Proposals can range from perfectly planned to completely spontaneous. One thing we know is that this is one of the most memorable moments in a couple’s life. Setting the scene is a great way to make proposal magic and we are surrounded by incredible views and breathtaking vistas here in Tahoe. Have you seen the lake? We are confident it’s one of the most gorgeous locations in the world, aka the perfect place to ask the love of your life to be yours forever.

You may be thinking to yourself… this all sounds great, but where is the perfect place to drop down on one knee and pop the question? In Tahoe there are loads of amazing locations, so we have narrowed it down to some of our favorite spots with photos from real proposals to help you visualize the moment you’ve been waiting for.

The Lake!

Find a pier that holds a special memory in your relationship or just a picturesque Tahoe pier. There is nothing more romantic than proposing on a pier on Lake Tahoe. Head down to the lake for a sunset proposal and Tahoe’s glorious pink and orange skies will only add to your moment. Use that amazing backdrop, drop to your knee, and we promise you will be hearing the word YES!

Your Favorite Ski Resort

In case you didn’t know, Lake Tahoe is known for our world-class ski resorts. We love the idea of heading to your favorite chairlift in summer or winter and popping the question at this special spot.

Emerald Bay/Eagle Falls

Emerald Bay is an iconic location in Lake Tahoe. It’s beautiful and there are great trails to hike on around the area as well. One of our favorites is Eagle Falls. Hike up to one of the gorgeous waterfalls and propose right there. What better way to distract from your proposal than taking your love on a hike and surprising them mid-hike!

Sand Harbor

Sand Harbor is an classic spot in Lake Tahoe. The rock formations and incredible Tahoe blue water provide the picture-perfect backdrop for your proposal. Proposing here you have several options for locations. You can propose right on the sand, or walk along one of the many paths and find yourself some seclusion. You can’t wrong at this special spot.

Donner Lake

Oh, how we love Donner Lake. It is a true gem in the Sierra and the perfect place to propose to the love of your life. Hike up to one of the peaks above the lake, or picnic on one of the public piers and you have yourself the perfect location!

High above Lake Tahoe

Take a hike up to your favorite peak. The vistas that Tahoe offer are one of a kind – just like you want your proposal to be! If you hire a photographer to take photos of the proposal, this is a great way to make sure they are hidden when you pop the question. Tahoe is full of amazing views so really the sky is the limit!

We love wedding season, but the happy tears of a newly engaged couple mark the start of this incredible journey. Make your proposal genuinely represent you and your fiancé. Share what they mean to you and be open with your heart. Add in one of these breathtaking locations and we promise you will be hearing yes even before you can finish asking your question!

Bianca Sciotto / Ruthanne Z. | Elopement Expert / Courtney Aaron Photography / Blue Lotus / Meggin Linquist Photography