West Shore Cafe wedding photographer capturing photos of a newly married couple snuggling up together and having a private moment at sunset on the lake shore. I love it when couples make taking photos so easy. During this portrait session I had the couple stand together near the waters edge and embrace each other. After that I stepped back and let them do their thing. This is one of many images that I can away with. Most of the time simple directions are the best.
The West Shore Cafe and Inn is one of a few Lake Tahoe wedding venues that is located right on the waters edge with lake and beach access. This venue is located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe in the small and quiet town of Homewood California. This event center is one of the premier wedding locations in all of the Tahoe basin and the Northern Sierras. In fact it’s one of the top wedding venues in Northern California. Who can blame all these couples that want to get married here. Once you see this ideal location you will know why it’s such popular place to tie the knot at.
With the West Shore Cafe also being an inn you and some of your guest can stay at the the venue before, during and after your big day. This is such a huge bonus for couples. By having everything in all one place on your wedding day creates such less stress for everyone involved. The rooms are big enough to handle a good amount of people getting ready all at once. This is one of the biggest things I recommend to couples is to try and have everything for your wedding day in one location. With it being lakeside you’ll have some amazing lake views looking out the windows of your hotel room as you getting ready for your special day.
The West Shore Cafe has many locations for your ceremony and reception to take place at. For larger ceremonies the West Shore Lakefront Lawn is where you’ll be married at. The edge of the lawn runs right up to the shore line of the lake. This location has a lake and forest feel with the huge pine and aspen trees located around the lawn and those amazing views from ceremony chairs or anywhere on the lawn. Depending on the time of year and how big your wedding is you can host your cocktail hour, reception and dinner on the Lakefront Lawn. The max capacity for this area is 250 guest.
For smaller nuptials you’ll be able hold your ceremony on the West Shore Lakefront Pier, which jets out over the lake. Most couple’s just dream of getting married on the shore line of Lake Tahoe, but with their private pier you’ll be able to tie the knot over that crystal clear blue Tahoe water. There’s not too many piers that are large enough and wide enough to hold a ceremony, but the Cafe’s pier is definitely large enough for your wedding ceremony. The guest capacity for this area is 100 people. If your reception is small enough you can also host your dinner out over the water on the pier.
For larger receptions and dinners your event will take place on the West Shore Lakefront Deck and Pier, which can hold up to 250 guest max. The Lakefront Deck can hold up 150 guest max, while the pier will hold up to 100 guest. You’ll also be able to enjoy your cocktail hour out on the deck and pier. Lastly before moving the open dace part of the night indoors, you’ll be able to have your first dance on the Lakefront Deck along with the father daughter and mother son dances.
Lastly your reception can also take place in the West Shore Lakefront Dinning Room. This is a great location for those cold Tahoe days or even those hot summer afternoons. The dinning room has huge floor to ceiling windows so you can still enjoy those stunning Lake Tahoe views from the indoors. This will also be the location for the open dancing and party part of the night. Once your dinner and reception events rap up for the evening you’ll be heading to the dinning room for the rest of the night. The Lakefront Dinning Room is also the location for winter wedding ceremonies or if the weather turns bad on your special day. The guest capacity for the dinning room area is 150 people.
Here are my top three reason you should consider hosting your wedding festivities at West Shore Cafe and Inn.
My number one reason is location, location, location. Did I mention location? No really usually the one top deciding factors that goes into picking a wedding besides the cost of the venue is location and this place has it all. When people think of getting married in Tahoe they picture themselves reciting their vows right next to the waters edge, which the West Shore has. There are actually very few water front wedding venues in all of Lake Tahoe and this happens to be one of those locations. The other bonus is that it’s a private lake front location. So no worries here about tourists or other strangers wondering into your wedding.
The second reason is the all in exclusivity of this venue. When you have a location where you can stay the night at, get ready at, and have all your wedding events in one place you should try and book it. By having everything you need in one location it makes your wedding planning and your wedding day run so much smoother and enjoyable. Anytime I get to photograph a wedding at a venue like this it makes my job and day run so much more smother and I end up having to do less problem solving and planning.
The third and final reason to tie the knot here is the services and customer relationship. This wedding venue is a top notch run business and has excellent customer services with all their clients. The inn rooms and grounds are kept up year around and are always looking immaculate. The food, catering and service here are always over the top and will make you wanting to have one more bite of your meal.
A list of wedding vendors the couple used for their event.
Location: 5160 W Lake Blvd, Homewood, CA 96141.Keywords: West Shore Cafe & Inn (7).