Historic Lake Front Estate


Imagine South Lake Tahoe in the late 1800s and early 1900s, when California’s early rich and famous built their elaborate summer estates along the shore. These rustic estates are nestled in the secluded woods and along the beaches of the Tallac Historic Site. Far from the crowds and gaming, this historic lakefront estate is home to the archaeological remains of the Tallac Resort and three large summer estates built by wealthy San Franciscans. The 74-acre tract of land is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Tallac Resort included two major hotels, a casino, and numerous out-buildings. Summer estates sprang up around the Tallac Resort, kicking off the good times of the 1920s. Guests at the Tallac Resort enjoyed saloons, boat rides, and an incredible dance floor mounted on springs!

Built in 1923, the Valhalla Grand Hall inspires awe with beautiful wood floors, an open wood beam ceiling, a balcony of lodge pole construction, and a 20-foot high stone fireplace.

Considered the most authentic Tahoe wedding location by locals, the Valhalla Grand Hall sits at the water’s edge with direct access to the beach. Your wedding ceremony will take place in this exquisite hall in front of the 20 foot stone fireplace surrounded by charming rustic elegance and majestic high ceilings. Your reception will follow either on the expansive lawn in front of the lake, or you can return to the Grand Hall after your beach photo shoot while your guests enjoy a cool drink on the wrap around patios of the estate.  Did I say impressive?

This is truly a one of a kind original wedding location with an off the charts WOW factor that will delight your wedding guests and your new spouse.

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Quick Facts

Wedding Ceremony  Grand Hall only
Reception Location  On lawn or inside Grand Hall
Lodging On Site  No, we recommend lodgingatlaketahoe.com
Capacity  Up to 120 people
Budget  $$-$$$$
Catering No, we provide
Bar On Premises  No, we provide
Seasonal  Closed from December 15th to April 15th
Changing Room On Premises  Yes
Decor/Chairs We provide
Access to beach yes

Budget Key

$        under $1,000
$$       $1-3,000
$$$     $3-5,000
$$$$   $5-10,000
$$$$$  $10K +

Interested in booking your Lake Tahoe Wedding at this Venue?

The following packages are available

Weddings under $4000

Weddings under $7000