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Gar Woods Grill and Pier Wedding Photography
Gar Woods Grill and Pier Wedding Photographer
Gar Woods Grill and Pier Wedding Ceremony Photography
Gar Woods Grill and Pier Wedding Photos
Gar Woods Grill and Pier Wedding Reception Picture
Gar Woods Grill and Pier Wedding Ceremony Picture
Gar Woods Grill and Pier Wedding Pictures
Gar Woods Grill and Pier Wedding Ceremony Photograph
Gar Woods Grill and Pier Wedding Photograph
Gar Woods Grill and Pier Wedding Reception Photography

Gar Woods Grill & Pier

Gar Woods Grill and Pier is one of the few North Lake Tahoe water front wedding venues and in fact one of the very few lake front wedding and event centers in all of Tahoe. Gar Woods is a premier waterfront restaurant and event center is located on the forest lined shoreline of Carnelian Bay California. Gar Woods as been a staple location in North Lake Tahoe for dinning and relaxing with a drink in hand since 1988.

Gar Woods does not offer getting ready rooms or a bridal suites for couples and bridal parties to get ready at. This is not that big of a deal since there are many hotels, rental homes and Airbnb’s in the area for the wedding party to get ready at before the ceremony.

The ceremony location at Gar Woods Grill and Pier is located at the end of the property on a giant grassy green lawn at the edge of the lake shore. This ceremony site has the most amazing and breathtaking postcard views of Lake Tahoe. This ceremony location is one of the main reasons so many newly weds book Gar Woods as their wedding venue. As you walk down the aisle to start your ceremony you’ll be greeted by the smiling faces of your guest and the most stunning view of Tahoe. The beach front ceremony location and can host up to 160 seated guest to watch the two of you exchange wedding vows.

Once your ceremony is over your guest will head back to the restaurant for cocktail hour, while you stay back at the lawn to finish your family formal portraits. After that you’ll have access to the ceremony site and water front for you and your partner to get some great Gar Woods Grill & Pier wedding photography. During the summer months the waters edge can be packed with beach goers, so must couples will come back at sunset to the beach. At this point this is when Gar Woods private pier comes in handy, which gives you access to have water front photos without having to deal with all the crowds. Their pier is one of the bigger ones located on the lake, which gives you lots of options for photos. Also to the right of Gar Woods is some other waterfront locations for Lake Tahoe wedding photos. When you’re done with the portrait session part of the day you’ll head inside to greet your guest and start the reception part of your wedding day.

Receptions, meals and wedding festivities will take place on the second story of Gar Woods. The second story is where all private events and wedding receptions take place at. The second story is divided into two huge rooms that are partially divided by glass walls. For bigger receptions guest will be seated in both rooms and the center area will be used as your dance floor. Small receptions will be able to host all your guest in larger room and your dancing will take place in the smaller upstairs room. There are many ways to design and setup your reception area in this massive space. One side of the whole second story of Gar Woods is floor to ceiling glass windows so that you’re able to enjoy the lake views of Tahoe during your meal, events and wedding party. There is also a small outside deck that runs the length of the second story so guest are able to enjoy the lake views and get some fresh air during cocktail hour and your reception party. This reception area is one of the few events venues in Tahoe that is located on the waters edge and has these breath taking views of the lake.

If you’re looking for a wedding venue on that is located on the shores of Lake Tahoe you should take at site visit at Gar Woods Grill and Pier and see if this location matches your wedding’s needs. I think that once you see the ceremony and reception site you might be wanting to book this venue on the spot.

Here are my top two reason for you to host your wedding at Gar Woods Grill and Pier.

  1. My number one reason for you to host your wedding here is the location of the venue. There are actually very few lake front wedding venues in Tahoe and Gar Woods is one of those few. So if you’ve ever dreamed of having Tahoe has a backdrop during your wedding you should check out this event center.
  2. The second reason you should host your wedding here is the food and services. Most wedding venues have good food, but not great food. Well Gar Woods is one of those venues that has great food and services.


Here’s a list of unique services that they offer for events at Gar Woods.

  • Outdoor and Indoor ceremony location.
  • Indoor reception area.
  • Chairs for ceremony location.
  • Tables, chairs and lines for reception and dinners.
  • China, flatware and stemware.
  • In house food and catering, with service staff.
  • Bar and drinks.
  • Bartender services.
  • Handicap accessible.
  • Parking for guest.
  • Event Planner.
  • Guest capacity 160.

If you are interested in hiring Doug Miranda Photography photograph your wedding day please fill out the contract form on this website. You can also email me directly at doug@dougmiranda.com or give me a call at 916-422-2256. I look forward to hearing from you.