Granlibakken Tahoe
A wedding destination like no other. Nestled in a mountain valley, Granlibakken Tahoe’s 74-acre private retreat offers classic Tahoe ambiance, spectacular views, venues for both intimate and large gatherings, modern-rustic accommodations, onsite amenities and more. Everything you need to create precious memories and celebrate with intention.

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      Granlibakken Tahoe is known for its welcoming staff and personalized services. Our wedding team is ready to help create a one-of-a-kind experience reflective of your style and budget. We offer indoor and outdoor spaces for weddings with up to 120 guests.

      Facilities and Capacity

      For outdoor ceremonies and receptions, Big Pine offers a stunning outdoor venue with a tiered stone ceremony stage and a secluded lawn that is surrounded by towering pine trees.  The Big Pine Living Room, reminiscent of a great room of an old Tahoe lodge with an all-wood interior, open beam architecture, and fireplace, accommodates 32 guests and is ideal for intimate rehearsal dinners, welcome receptions, or farewell brunches.

      Mountain Deck allows for an outdoor ceremony on an elevated platform, as well as a mingling area for drinks and appetizers, before your reception takes place just inside of the adjoining Mountain Ballroom, or out on the deck during warmer months.

      For indoor celebrations, the Mountain Ballroom offers a 5,400-square-foot space with 16-foot ceilings and a flexible layout that can fit up to 120 guests. 

      Services Offered

      All Ceremonies include:

      • Ceremony Rehearsal Space – Day Prior after 5 pm
      • Standard White Wedding Chairs
      • Standard Setup and Cleanup – Day Of
      • 4 Heat Lamps (if required)
      • 8 Sun Umbrellas

      All Receptions include:

      • Tables, Chairs and White Linens
      • 5 Hours of Staffing (begins at start time of cocktail hour)
      • Tableware and Service Items
      • Existing Bistro lights at outdoor venues
      • Standard Setup and Cleanup – Day of


      Granlibakken Tahoe offers a menu of seasonal dishes and wedding couples may choose from a variety of dishes for sit-down or modified buffet dining. Beer, wine, and liquor packages are also available, as well as an open and cash bar. Other catering services available include:

      • Cocktail reception
      • Dessert
      • Hors d’oeuvres
      • Server
      • Stations


      Granlibakken’s simple comforts of modern-rustic lodges and connection with nature provide an authentic experience that keeps the focus on Tahoe’s beauty and grandeur. Lodging options range from single bedrooms to studios, suites, multi-bedroom townhomes and seven and eight-bedroom lodges. All rooms include tea and coffee service, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, premium wireless, parking spaces and more. In addition, select lodging choices include a living room, dining room, fully-furnished kitchen and fireplaces, 

      While there, guests can enjoy amenities such as the day spa, year-round pool, hot tub, tennis courts, skiing, sledding, and nordic trails, as well as the Tahoe Treetop Adventure course and miles of hiking and biking trails.


      Granlibakken offers both the serenity of a secluded alpine resort and the convenience of close proximity to Lake Tahoe’s popular attractions. Located just a few hours from the Bay Area and an hour from Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Granlibakken Tahoe is an ideal destination for a memorable alpine wedding.


      As you enter Granlibakken’s 74-acre valley, you are transported back to classic Tahoe. It’s where our early pioneers found their own adventures. It’s where people came by horse-drawn sleighs to hand-hewn cabins to commune with nature and one another.  The adventuresome came to traverse cross-country trails. And those seeking greatness came to soar off the ski jump where national champions would be crowned and Olympic athletes would be named. It’s where Rusty Rustad first dreamed of building Granlibakken—“a hill sheltered by fir trees”—in 1934. Time has slowly transformed the alpine haven, bringing with it a state-of-the-art conference center, executive retreat lodges, and modern-rustic accommodations designed to offer the comforts of home in a private mountain setting. But one thing that has never changed is Granlibakken’s enduring promise to offer guests the nature-inspired respite they need to work, play, connect, and celebrate with intention.


      Granlibakken’s Big Pine Lawn and Lodge created the perfect atmosphere for this outdoorsy couple, who wanted to get married in a woodsy setting, given their own love story’s tie to the outdoors, camping; without sacrificing the ability to sneak lakeside, to experience a piece of the beautiful Lake Tahoe waters, for a romantic couple’s photoshoot on the day of their union. The location could not have been a better fit. This Granlibakken wedding delivered on all levels, as Whitney & Richard integrated various finer details to add touches of personalized magic to their special day: from an elevated ceremony (literally atop the rock garden), to the floral arch masterpiece that framed their vows, to the joyous laughter amongst the crowd in the bubble-filled recessional, to the groom’s own hand calligraphy on place cards, and every detail in between. The whole package was only sweetened by the bride’s complete comfort, knowing that she could enjoy the delectable bites at the buffet to the fullest, despite a long list of severe food allergens she usually had to watch out for, given Granlibakken’s superior attention, care, and service … and, without the slightest doubt in her mind, having sampled the fine cuisine with nothing but delight in the months leading to this perfect day she won’t soon forget Stephanie Morris - Wedding Planner - Stephanie Marie & Co