Summer is meant for taking giant leaps. A walk down the aisle and the promise of lifelong commitment is one of them. Elevate your wedding and surround yourself with towering alpine mountain vistas, soaring peaks and spectacular sunsets?

This could be just the setting your seeking for your big day.

This could be just the setting your seeking for your big day.

Looking to take the leap? Try a wedding at The Ridge Tahoe. Here are 10 reasons why you should.

1. Planning: The Ridge Tahoe has developed several wedding packages suited for parties of all sizes with plenty of options — all with magnificent backdrops from its Grand View Garden at 7,500 feet.

2. Coordinating: For a small fee, The Ridge Tahoe provides a rehearsal and day-of event coordination. It includes pre-event meeting with a coordinator to discuss details of the rehearsal, reception and ceremony plus any event day trouble-shooting to ensure that your wedding is smooth and special for you and your guests.

3. Catering: The Ridge Tahoe’s banquet and reception services are the best in Tahoe with food and beverage choices that range from casual barbecue buffet to formal, sit-down meals. And of course, there’s the wedding cake. The Ridge Tahoe will take care of that too.

4) Ceremony sites: The Ridge Tahoe offers cozy indoor and spacious outdoor areas for your wedding, reception or both. The Grand View Garden offers spectacular views of the Sierra Nevada and Carson Valley from an elevation of 7,500 feet, plus there are deck ceremonies that provide breathtaking views overlooking the Sierra. The Ridge also hosts off-property beachfront lake view weddings.

5) Lodging: Whether you’re planning for an intimate gathering of family and close friends or throwing a wedding day bash for up to 200 people, chances are they will need a place to stay overnight. The Ridge Tahoe will take care of them with several lodging options for any size group.

6) Affordable: At the Ridge Tahoe there are affordable wedding packages to meet any budget and with the breathtaking splendor of a traditional ceremony in the pines.

7) Pictures: They speak volumes. The Ridge Tahoe has plenty of wedding photos of some of its most recent gatherings.

8) Stories: Weddings and receptions provide for plenty of stories to go along with those memorable wedding day photos. A few of our favorites are posted to the Ridge Tahoe wedding blog.

9) Anniversaries: Make your return plans. After the big day, you can start planning for your first anniversary at The Ridge Tahoe by choosing any number of romance packages that offer lodging and spa options to suit your needs.

10) It’s easy: If you would like more information call Blair Varela at (775) 588-3553, extension 3160, email bvarela@ridge-resorts.com or go online and fill out the form.

Nestled on a spectacular Sierra Nevada ridge above Lake Tahoe, and overlooking the breathtaking and beautiful Carson Valley, this 11 acre hotel resort offers year-round vacation rentals with panoramic views and luxurious accommodations. Complimentary Health Club, Indoor Sports Complex, Indoor/Outdoor Swimming Pools and Jacuzzis, Restaurant, Deli, Market, Full Service Spa and more are all on-site. Complimentary shuttle service whisks guests 5 miles to Lake Tahoe and casino nightlife.

The Ridge provides a variety of great Lake Tahoe lodging options with choices perfect for family vacations or romantic getaways. Options include deluxe hotel rooms, one and two bedroom condominium suites with full kitchens.

Summer offers an exciting array of activities on property and on Lake Tahoe. Our pool, spa, tennis courts, rock climbing wall and hiking trails are all a few minutes from your front door. Just down the hill are Lake Tahoe’s beautiful beaches, boating, paddleboarding and kayaking

. In the winter our Skier Express provides ski in / ski out access to Heavenly Ski Resort’s Stagecoach Chairlift. The Ridge Ski Shop can satisfy your entire ski and snowboard needs onsite, so you can quickly hit the slopes. We also offer a variety of classes and indoor activities when the weather doesn’t cooperate or you’re not up for tackling the great outdoors.

The Ridge’s expansive property is an ideal venue for weddings, meetings and reunions. We have a variety of meeting and gathering spaces that can accommodate groups from 10 – 200.

For your wedding day we have ceremony sites with breathtaking views and the experienced staff to help make it the perfect day. For your business meetings we have all the A/V and technical resources you require to maximize your productivity. For family reunions our variety of lodging choices and countless onsite activities make it the perfect location to bring everyone together.