Gondola Observation Deck

Gondola Wedding at Heavenly Mountain

View of the gondola and Lake Tahoe from the observation deck

Enjoy the beauty of a mountaintop wedding at Heavenly Mountain Ski Resort. You’ll ride the Heavenly gondola to an altitude of 9,123 feet to the midway station Observation Deck where your ceremony will be conducted, an exhilarating overlook that consists of a panorama of beautiful Lake Tahoe and beyond.

Beginning at the base of the mountain at Heavenly Village, the approximate 15 minute, 2 ½ mile gondola ride offers incredible sights of the largest alpine lake in North America and the surrounding Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. Upon arrival at the Observation Deck, you’ll traverse the walkway to an open spot on the platform. The vow and ring exchange will take place on an overhang that bestows a dreamlike ambiance, and the views to the horizons will have you feeling as though you’re on top of the world. With such a grand backdrop, the photography will deliver stunning results that will impart a lasting remembrance.

After the ceremony is completed, the journey as newlyweds continues to the top of Heavenly. Once again, you’ll board the gondola and depart the midway station and travel up the mountainside to the summit. At your option, you can disembark at the pinnacle for a congratulatory toast at the mountaintop pub before returning to the base.

(Observation Deck weddings are not offered at certain times of the year when the gondola is scheduled for closure or if inclement weather is a factor. Dates of operation are generally mid-June through September and mid-November through mid-April.)

Monday – Thursday
Friday – Sunday

Package does not include gondola transit. The bride and groom and any attending guests can obtain tickets at the gondola base on the day of the wedding and will cost approximately $90 each (price is subject to change and may vary). Recommended for small groups of up to 10 people.

Our Gondola Wedding Package on the Observation Deck includes:

The bride poses for a photo on the Heavenly gondola midway station

  • Ordained minister
  • Professional photographer
  • All photo images of the event and copyrights
  • Consultation with the minister
  • California marriage license
  • Notary fees
  • Traditional or personalized wedding vows

Add to any package

  • Limousine Services $650 (2 hours)
  • Digital Videography $395
  • 6 Rose Bridal Bouquet $125
  • Groom’s Matching Boutonniere $20
  • 3 Rose Bridesmaid Bouquet $65

Scenes of the gondola base and wedding area