Lake Tahoe West Shore Cafe Weddings

The West Shore Cafe and Inn sits on the very edge of Lake Tahoe’s west shore. Homewood Resort is immediately across the street. Street address aside, that is to say nothing of the views from this venue! The dining room opens up just feet from the water’s edge. And the pier extends right out over the lake, even when the lake level is generally low. Lake Tahoe West Shore Cafe weddings put you right on the water in one of the most stunning places to say your vows.

Here, everything you could need for your wedding celebration is in one place. Indoor and outdoor spaces can both be used to accommodate up to 200 guests during the summer. During the winter, that number is 100. The catering services at the West Shore Cafe receive top marks. Although limited, the 6 guest rooms and suites boast lake views that are among the best in the entire Lake Tahoe area.

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A West Shore Cafe wedding rental is very comprehensive. Although facility rental pricing varies from weekend to weekday, a West Shore Cafe booking includes catering staff, bartenders, dining equipment rental, a dance floor, site tour, food and beverage consultations. In addition, you get on-site support during your event. The venue rental also typically includes one of four menu options. Whether you choose the “Ultimate West Shore Buffet Service” or the “Classic Tahoe Table Service,” your wedding guests will be treated to a variety of delicious hors d’oeuvres, salad, accompaniments, and entrees. Filet mignon, California Sea Bass, roasted duck and wild mushroom ravioli are just a few of the mouth-watering entree options at the West Shore Cafe.

Depending on the details of your wedding plans, the West Shore Cafe even offers additional products and services. You can choose from customized menus, specialty linens, and table decorations. Not to mention valet parking, and extended reception hours.

The west shore of Lake Tahoe goes into the shade before any other location. That means you need to adjust your normal sunset time. It also means that your photographer will need to know how to help you schedule photos. A Lake Tahoe photographer will have the necessary experience to advise you on this. Moreover, there are some specific equipment considerations that are worth noting. After all, exposures vary considerably between the shaded and sunny areas on the lake. If you want photos that show off the lake, your photographer will need to have a variety of effective and proven tactics.


Wide-angle view of a small West Shore Cafe wedding ceremony on the pier, under a blue sky. The bride is wearing a red Vietnamese dress and the aisle is lined with red roses.

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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 West Shore Cafe and Inn 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.


  1. Kristen Buonpane says:

    Hi Chris – we are just starting our search for a wedding photograhper. As of now we have a hold on May 30th at the West Shore Cafe. Can you please give me an idea of the costs and packages you offer?

    Cheers, Kristen

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