Granlibakken Tahoe


Granlibakken Tahoe, a historic family-owned and operated resort, event space, and lodge located just outside of Tahoe City, offers the perfect wooded setting for year round weddings - just minutes from the shores of Lake Tahoe.

Tahoe City, California
United States

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Granlibakken Tahoe’s location in a private, 74 acre wooded valley, just one mile from Tahoe City and the shores of Lake Tahoe, is easily accessible year-round and breathtaking in all four seasons.

First used in 1922 as a winter sports grounds for the Tahoe Tavern, Granlibakken has been in the business of making Lake Tahoe memories for generations. Our historic Ski and Sled Hill is still in operation today, though Granlibakken has become known for much more than just winter sports. As a family-owned resort, Granlibakken offers the flexibility and personal attention to make your special day extremely personal and totally unforgettable.

Lodging and event space onsite can accommodate up to 350 guests; options range from standard bedrooms to three-bedroom townhouses-perfect for groups of all sizes. Our indoor and outdoor venues, from the spacious Mountain Ballroom to the tree-lined Big Pine Lawn, offer spaces that complement Granlibakken’s forested setting.

Catering and event services are offered onsite by our award-winning staff. Granlibakken’s wedding coordinator will work closely with you to ensure that your special day goes smoothly. Granlibakken’s Executive Chef and kitchen staff prepare delicious dishes in a variety of styles and the beverage list, with options for signature beverages, will guarantee a good time is had by all. 

To make the wedding weekend memorable, Granlibakken offers a variety of activities onsite and nearby. The property includes the Treetop Adventure Park ropes course and an onsite ski and sled hill. Hiking and biking trails around the property, as well as river-rafting, kayaking, swimming, and sightseeing, will keep guests entertained. Our newly renovated Soul Shelter yoga and meditation space is a perfect venue to hold a group yoga class or to take some time to rejuvenate and relax in the heart of Granlibakken’s property.

Get married under the snowy pines with Granlibakken Tahoe’s Winter Wedding Special: 50% off venue fees for weddings held between November and April each year. Our wooded mountain setting and onsite activities will make your winter wedding an event to remember!

Airport transportation to and from the Reno airport is available and Granlibakken Tahoe is just a few hours’ drive from San Francisco and Sacramento—convenient for guests arriving from near and far.


"* The food was amazing - we especially loved the prime rib and mac and cheese - crowd favorites 

* Big Pine Lodge lawn is very beautiful and the shade rolled in just in time for our 3:30 ceremony so our guests didn't melt in the sun. 

* The Big Pine Lodge was so convenient to have for the full weekend - we were able to have folks over the night before the wedding as well as for a wedding after party after the caterers and DJwere gone. 

* We loved having our guests stay in the Granlibakken and the wedding party in the lodge with us * The wedding coordinator was a pleasure to work with and was able to handle all sorts of requests like using our own custom cups and borrowing some easels." -Suzanna W.

"What a great experience! We came to Granlibakken to scout wedding locations and not only fell in love with the place, we decided to make it our wedding spot too (and we went to at least 8 venues all over the lake). The staff is very friendly and helpful. The included breakfast is fantastic. The proximity to Tahoe City is key. The overall value is unmatched. If you're looking for a wedding venue, it's an absolute no-brainer. They have figured out all the roadblocks and hassles and know how to make saying Yes easy. If you are looking for a family friendly environment, it has a tree adventure course that was a lot of fun and they have a ton of other amenities (pool, tennis, sledding, spa etc)  This is a no risk, high reward location." -Kevin K.