Lake Tahoe Elopement Details
Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America. Nestled between California and Nevada, It is considered one of the most majestic bodies of water you can lay your eyes on.
Elope on the divine shore amongst a beautiful natural wonder. Tahoe is gorgeous in the winter covered in a blanket of white snow. It also has so much to offer in the summer that includes hiking trails and of course swimming in the lake! If Lake Tahoe is your dream destination for your elopement let us know!
Lake Tahoe Elopement Packages
- Includes personal elopement planner, 60 minutes of photography, permits & fees, modern officiant, and more!
DestinationLake Tahoe, California
Elopement VenuesLake Tahoe
Seasons AvailableSpring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Included60min photographyassistance with ceremony timeline/transportationlocation permits/feesmarriage license instructionsmodern wedding officiantpersonal elopement plannerpersonal vowsreligious or nonreligious ceremonyvendor referrals (hair makeup transportation)witness if necessary
Not Included90min photographyalcoholbouquet and matching boutonnierelocation permits/fees for up to 10 peopletransportation
Extrabridal bouquetcake cuttingceremony musicianday-of coordinatorextra photographymatching boutonnierevideography
1. HOW CAN I ELOPE IN LAKE TAHOE?Lake Tahoe actually spans across both California and Nevada. Almost two-thirds of Lake Tahoe is in California, and one-third is in Nevada. With that being said, you’ll need to confirm the location that you’re planning to elope so that you can get your marriage license from the appropriate state. For Lake Tahoe locations in California:
- To elope in California, you’ll need to bring $100, one form of government-issued identification per person, and proof of any prior legal separations (more on this below) to any county clerk’s office in the state (weekdays only!) for your marriage license. Some counties in California will also require copies of your birth certificates for this process, so be sure to do your research online before your elopement to confirm if it’s a requirement for the county you’ll be in. If you’re able to start your marriage license application online in advance, it may shorten your trip to the clerk’s office to finalize the application and be able to take care of any issues ahead of time.
- If either party wishing to elope has been divorced within the past six months, you’ll need to present a copy of the divorce decree along with your other required documents. California marriage licenses are immediately valid and remain valid for up to 90 days. It must be used within the state of California.
- For those that aren’t Nevada residents, don’t worry! It’s one of the most popular states for elopements and getting your marriage license is easy. To get a marriage license in Nevada both parties must appear before a clerk at a government marriage bureau. The people getting married (must be over the age of 18 years old) must fill out a license application, sign it, and provide an approved photo ID to confirm their identities and ages. Unlike some states, there is no need to provide a blood test!
- Different counties in Nevada have their own marriage borough with varying hours. So be sure to do your research ahead of time. The state has no waiting period, which means you can get a marriage license any time before your wedding, even the same day. But, we encourage all of our couples to go beforehand so there’s no stress on your wedding day.