Meet Shannon Schumacher- The Ridge Resorts Event Planning Manager!

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Shannon Schumacher – Event Planning Manager AKA The Wedding Whisperer

” Coming from Colorado, my background in planning meaningful and successful weddings and events goes deeper than just a white dress. I transferred from my financial banking background to bridal by first selecting  gowns and styling brides like they do on the show “Say Yes to the Dress.” I was so inspired working with brides during this special time in their lives that I soon began assisting them in planning and producing their wedding days – from the dress to the desserts and on to the dance floor!

I ventured West, joining the Ridge Tahoe family of professionals in the summer of 2016, and I have had the honor of working with over 50 couples thus far as they made their way to the aisle. There is a good reason lovebirds choose to wed at this heavenly mountain resort, and it isn’t just the view! We are experienced and willing to craft individualized wedding concepts to truly capture each couples’ love story, and we do so with attention to detail, composure and compassion, and aptitude at this altitude!

When I am not planning weddings, I wear my “mom hat” while taking care of my two beautiful daughters, ages 3 and 6. You will likely find us with our toes in the sand or singing to the stars, taking in all the beauty of this majestic place called Lake Tahoe, our home.

You and your family will be well taken care of at the Ridge Tahoe; coming to us with hopes and dreams, reveling in celebration, and leaving with memories that will last lifetimes…

Cheers to a pristine 2018 and beyond! “

Rainy Day Wedding

Congratulations to Angela & Skyler!

Married on August 6th, 2017

A “little” bit of rain did not put a damper on this couple’s big day.  We cannot predict the weather in beautiful Lake Tahoe, but with a well prepared plan, coordination, and a superb vendor team, we will bring your wedding visions to life – rain or shine! Some of the most stunning pictures come from the storm clouds on a rainy day. Angela and Skyler truly embraced the beauty of this magical day.

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Spring Brunch Wedding

Congratulations to Jason and Kristen married on June 3rd, 2017!

Thinking of a unique twist for your wedding?  A morning brunch reception is a fabulous way to go!

Jason and Kristen tied the knot on a beautiful spring day featuring a brunch reception to follow.

The newlyweds created a custom brunch menu consisting of farm fresh scrambled eggs, a crepe station, wild mushroom ravioli with red pepper cream sauce and feta cheese, apple wood smoked bacon, country potatoes, Tuscany sweet sausage, and mini fruit, yogurt, and granola parfaits.

Instead of your traditional wedding cake, Jason and Kristen chose a unique and delicious donut tower with flavors such as cinnamon sugar, glazed, and apple.

What are some of your favorite brunch menu items?



Intimate Weddings in Beautiful Lake Tahoe


Are big parties not really your thing?

The Ridge Tahoe’s Grand View Garden is perfect

for the couple who wants a small, intimate wedding.


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Photo Credit: Jen Barioni Hawkins Facebook Page

The natural rock alter and the spectacular view of the Carson Valley

provide a beautiful backdrop for an intimate ceremony.


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Photo Credit: Jen Barioni Hawkins Facebook Page


Your wedding guests can still enjoy the amenities of the Ridge Tahoe,

such as guest lodging, close dining and our spa.

Andy & Erin- Lake Tahoe Beach Wedding

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Can’t decide between a beach wedding or a mountain wedding?

Erin and Andy were faced with the same impossible decision.

Luckily, fate had it that The Ridge Tahoe Wedding & Events group had the perfect solution.

Why not have both!

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Erin and Andy started off their day at Roundhill Pines with a scenic morning ceremony, followed by a pig roast, and some beach fun!

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Erin and Andy wrapped up their unforgettable day with a formal Ridge Club Reception and an epic sunset kiss.

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To book your beach or mountain wedding, call (775) 588-3553 extension 3160

Amazing Photo’s By: Divided Line Media

Intimate Winter Wedding


The Ridge  Tahoe specializes in winter designs, warming the room with wintertime fabrics and decor.  Upon guest arrival, your guests will be greeted with peppermint sticks and Belgian hot cocoa to sip and enjoy during the ceremony.  Now trending at The Ridge is  designing your very own custom comfort menu, creating a cozy indoor reception for you and your guests.

The Ridge Tahoe can build intimate winter wedding packages for up to 50 guests for under $7900  inclusive of all your wedding details, tax, and gratuity.

Our resort offers guest to come stay and play!  !  With ski in/ski out access to Heavenly’s Stagecoach Chairlift, your guest can enjoy hitting the slopes as part of your wedding weekend. Hot tubs, spa treatments, as well as indoor racquetball and tennis courts are just a  few amenities available on site.

Transform your wedding and let us do it for you!

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Mini Dessert Bar!

A new trend that has really caught my eye since I’ve been here is the mini dessert bar! This seems to be a very popular direction for the dessert portion of the reception, as an alternative to a traditional multi-tiered wedding cake. Offering  a variety of flavors and textures to your guests, giving them various options to choose from!  Often a single tiered wedding cake for the cake cutting ceremony  is offered to follow tradition and make great photos!

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Shannon’s Summer Wedding Internship

Hi Wedding Bloggers!

My name is Shannon Wilhite , The Ridge Tahoe’s Summer 2014 intern in our wedding department.  I will be assisting Wendy Smith, Event Planning Manager here at the Ridge, as well as Blair Varela, Group Sales Manager this summer.  I am looking forward to updating you all with our latest wedding ceremonies and receptions we have  hosted, giving you a glimpse of what The Ridge Tahoe  has to offer.  


So far my first wedding experiences here at The Ridge have been very exciting! From the rehearsals, to the wedding ceremonies, to the receptions, I have learned a great deal of what goes into making everything come together!  From behind the scenes of the perspective through my iPhone, I had a chance to snap some pictures of my first experiences here.

Please excuse the blurriness, I am a far better assistant coordinator than I am photographer!  

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(Top Left)- A sunset ceremony rehearsal taking place on the Lake Side Ceremony Site preparing for their big day!

(Top Right)- A beautiful wedding cake and mini dessert station for guests to enjoy at Eagles Nest Reception venue.

(Middle Left)- Kristen Yoshimura walks down the aisle at our garden  site awaited by her guests and groom

(Middle Right)- Jayme Montgomery and Jimmy Sanders make their grand entrance!

(Bottom Left)- A 6″ cake topped with  flowers and a loving bear couple is surrounded by our tasty mini dessert bar.

(Bottom Right)- Tables are set for a lovely reception at our Eagles Nest venue as guests begin to arrive.

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.