Rent a summer camp for your wedding

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

That’s a cool idea!

If you haven’t heard of it before, you might like the blog: http://2000dollarwedding.com/

This couple had their wedding weekend at a lodge. They infused it with a lot of personality & it looked like everyone had a great weekend together!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I so wish there was something like that in my area of the country!

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

We did ours at Shinneyboo Cabin Creek resort, which was a beautiful venue… I wouldn’t recommend our venue though because the owner was such an annoyance.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

ooh, valley of the moon in cali! i was JUST thinking about that place this morning. went there for my 6th grade camping trip. it was a beautiful place! while i’m hoping to do something casual, i think a campsite would be too casual but super fun!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

One of the programs that my work oversees is a camp. They do weddings there and its fantastic! If we were outdoorsy, rustic ppl I would totally consider it.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@ Leafy- I know of a couple places in Tahoe that would be perfect for a small, rustic wedding.  Camp Richardson has a big cabin they rent out for reunions, parties, etc…  I think it sleeps like 20 people, and you would definitely be allowed to have a reception there.  Sand Harbor is beautiful and allows group gatherings with minimal fees.  Painted Rock is this awesome luxury rental that allows group events.  It’s more expensive, but if everyone stayed in the cabin it might be worth the cost.  Also, the Fireside Lodge is one of the cutest little B&Bs I’ve ever seen.  You can rent the whole place out for a weekend (sleeps like 20-25 I think) for only a couple thousand and they do small receptions right on the property.

ETA:  Also The Fireside Lodge and Camp Richardson are right next to campgrounds if your family/friends are into the outdoors.  You could always rent a few spaces and have everyone who doesn’t fit into the cabins camp out next door.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

This would be a great idea for a wedding! Ultimately we didn’t go for a summer camp (farm wedding instead) but I love the idea of having all the guest staying onsite!

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Sorry just saw this.  The owner of Shinneyboo was very intrusive, not helpful, and tried to nickel and dime us on every last thing.  He lost reservations, he was non-communicative and combative.  He wouldn’t even interact with me, preferring to interact with Mr. DG’s parents.

The site is beautiful, but it is simply not worth the trouble! 

Other places we looked at were Granlibakken, Garwoods, River Ranch, Shore House, Sugar Bowl, Carousel House and there was another that I can’t remember!

Between Spring and I, I think we’ve got North and South Lake Tahoe covered.  I think it’s a good idea to decide which side of the lake you want to be on and then go from there 🙂

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I didn’t know you could rent the River Ranch, DG!  That’s so cool!  I’m going to have to look into that for our next family reunion.  Thanks for the tip!  🙂

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Yup!  If we were having a smaller wedding we definitely would have done it there!

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