Hellman-Ehrman Mansion Weddings

Sugar Pine Point State Park lies just 10 miles south of Tahoe City. The property features green, manicured lawns and exceptional lake views. The adjacent 12,000 square foot Hellman-Ehrman mansion adds historical ambiance and provides a unique backdrop to this picturesque outdoor wedding venue. Owing to the venue’s secluded location on the west shore, Hellman-Ehrman Mansion weddings feel peaceful and removed from the rest of the summer crowds.

Sugar Pine Point (also known as Ed Z’berg Sugar Pine Point State Park) encompasses 2,000 acres of Aspen, Pine, Juniper and Fir trees. This makes it the largest state park in the Lake Tahoe area. In addition to the forested mountain elements, Sugar Pine Point stretches across 2 miles of Lake Tahoe’s sandy west shore. If you’re looking for a lakeside wedding, Sugar Pine Point should be on your list.

The Ehrman Mansion (also known as the Pine Lodge) adds an elegant and historic twist to this lakeside wedding venue. San Francisco businessman I.W. Hellman build this home in 1903.  This was truly a testament to luxurious Lake Tahoe living at the turn of the century. First, Florence Hellman Ehrman inherited the property.  Then, it fell into the hands of California State Parks in 1965. A caretakers cottage, butler’s cabin, childrens’ house, coach house, and boatman’s cabin all lend unique charm to this venue.

Tips for Hellman-Ehrman Mansion Weddings

Sugar Pine Point can accommodate lakeside wedding celebrations of up to 200 wedding guests. Weddings in the garden, adjacent to the gazebo, can include up to 125 guests. The first thing to remember is that this venue is not a full-time wedding site. You will need to organize catering staff, plus all the necessary equipment. Generators will be necessary for the kitchen as well as your DJ. Not to mention any lighting for your reception. Because of this, a professional Lake Tahoe wedding planner will definitely help your day run more smoothly.

Venues that bring their guests right to the water’s edge will always be the top choices for brides. If you are seeking a venue that is accessible and convenient, Hellman-Ehrman Mansion Weddings offer the same privacy, lake views, and extensive lakefront property as an exclusive estate wedding. On the positive side, this is all at a price that makes your wedding vision entirely possible.

Standing on the Sugar Pine Point pier, a bride and groom share a romantic moment in front of a sailboat.


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This is a series of posts to help you find the perfect Lake Tahoe wedding venue. For more information, visit the Sugar Pine Point State Park website. Chris Werner is a Lake Tahoe wedding photographer with a modern, candid, photojournalistic approach. Learn more about him on his bio page, or by contacting Chris Werner Photography.

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