Emerald Bay

Emerald Bay Wedding

The first kiss of the newlyweds on the bluff of Emerald Bay

The view from the precipice of Emerald Bay delivers one of the most beautiful sights in the world, and for this reason it tends to be a highly desirable spot for those wanting to walk the aisle of matrimony. This spectacular wedding site is an extraordinary location, allowing for an extraordinary experience. Your wedding ceremony will take place on a bluff at Emerald Bay towering approximately 300 feet over Fannett Island and the tri-colored bay water, offering breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Tahoe.

Emerald Bay is surrounded by the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, a majestic view that encloses the bay with unimaginable imagery. Combine this with the fact that Emerald Bay’s overlook is an unperturbed wedding location that will provide you and your guests with a relaxed setting on your memorable occasion, and you’ll inevitably conclude that the bluff over the bay is a perfect outdoor ceremony venue. What’s more, with such scenic beauty, the backdrop for your wedding photos will be unsurpassed.

It’s necessary to mention, however, that since this magnificent locale is a delight and produces an attraction for many sightseers, parking is extremely limited. Therefore, an important aspect to consider for your Emerald Bay wedding is our recommendation to acquire limousine or shuttle services that will provide transportation to and from the ceremony site for you and all attending guests. This is especially true during the peak touristic season and is essential (May through October) if the bride, groom, and all guests are unable to arrive to the site using only one vehicle. For convenience, we can arrange for stretch limos that seat up to 7 people or a party coach with seating for up to 18 people (see Party Shuttle Services below).

(Due to restrictions set forth by California State Parks, groups are limited to a maximum of 20 people. Also, because it is a public area, setting up chairs is not permitted.)

Photos of our Emerald Bay wedding venue

Sunday – Thursday
$545 (plus site permit fee)
Friday – Sunday
$595 (plus site permit fee)

Our Couple’s Choice Package at Emerald Bay includes:

Emerald Bay Falls bride

  • Ordained minister
  • Professional photographer
  • Photo CD of all your photos (plus copyrights)
  • Consultation with the minister
  • California marriage license
  • Notary fees
  • Traditional or personalized wedding vows
  • Traditional wedding music
  • Digital video option
  • Permit acquisition

Add to any package

  • Limousine Services $325 (2 hours)
  • Limo Coach (seats up to 20) $475
  • Digital Videography $325
  • 6 Rose Bridal Bouquet $85
  • Groom’s Matching Boutonniere $20
  • 3 Rose Bridesmaid Bouquet $45

Want a simpler package at Emerald Bay?
Our Simple and Sweet Ceremony is an option!

Various photos at Emerald Bay

Party Shuttle Services to Emerald Bay

Parking at Emerald Bay is at times very scarce, especially in the summertime, mainly because this incredible area is recognized as a National Natural Landmark and attracts a great deal of visitors each year. Therefore, transportation services are recommended (essential May through October) and made available to you and your guests, allowing your entire party to ride in comfort and style to the wedding site.

Options include a stretch limo with seating for up to 7 people or a limo coach that seats up to 18 people. Amenities of the limo coach include a stereo system, iPod hookups, DVD player, and a complimentary cocktail. Either of the selected services will include a return trip from the ceremony site to the reception or other locally appointed destination.

One other vehicle alternative is a 20 person shuttle-bus service, but it is without the embellishments that the limo coach offers. However, the shuttle-bus is offered at a reduced rate.

Exterior view of the shuttle coach  Interior view of the shuttle coach