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Catering + Services
Palisades Tahoe offers a full catering menu and experienced staff for all of your culinary event needs.

Menu choices are extensive, artfully prepared and can be customized. Palisades Tahoe does not permit outside food or beverage, with the exception approved desserts and wine with a corkage fee. Should you prefer to design your own menu or provide recipes, our Chef is happy to work with you. 

Catering & Menus

The Palisades Tahoe experienced culinary team specializes in creating elegant and creative cuisine - plated or buffet - to suit your wedding needs and desires. We offer full banquet menus and complete customization. Our Executive Chef would be happy to create something special for you including ethnic menus, farm-to-table options, locally sourced fare, ice carvings, and champagne bars.Palisades Tahoe provides in-house catering and does not allow outside food and beverage providers with the exception of your wedding cake.

How do I secure my wedding venue & date at Palisades Tahoe?
A nonrefundable deposit of 25% of total contracted revenue is required to confirm your date, along with a signed contract. A second deposit of another 25% payment will be due 270 days out and a third deposit of the remaining 50% will be due 180 days out. Therefore, the contracted event revenue is paid in full 6 months prior to the wedding date. The final guest count and final estimated event balance will be due 14 days prior to the wedding date.

When do I pay the final wedding balance?
Your final estimated balance is due 2 weeks prior to your wedding event date, along with your final guest count. The estimated balance will depend upon your final guest count and your final food & beverage details. It will also include applicable service charges, taxes, and fees. Your previously paid deposits will be applied as credit towards the estimated event balance that is due. Within one week after your wedding event, our accounting team will send your final invoice. The final invoice will reflect your actualized event details, the remaining balance due or the credit amount due back to you.

Who will help me plan my wedding?
When reserving your wedding at Palisades Tahoe, you will be working with an Event Manager to guide you on your journey to the perfect day. The Event Manager will help you finalize details that Palisades Tahoe services. However, you are required to hire a professional wedding planner (at least a day of/month out coordinator). The hired wedding planner will help you with your design, vendor organization, setup of personal décor and details, ceremony walk & run-through, orchestrating the event timeline, and more. Please contact the Sales Manager to understand the difference between a venue event manager vs a wedding planner/coordinator.

What is a Food & Beverage minimum?

A Food and Beverage Minimum is the least amount of money that you are required to spend in a combination of food and beverage details. The minimum spend is before applicable service charge, taxes, and fees. All of your desired food and beverage menu selections and details will contribute towards the food and beverage minimum spend requirement.

What is included in the venue rental fee?

Please refer to the list of event inclusions located on the venue page or within your event contract. Please contact a rental company for upgraded furniture, décor, and enhancements.

Can the wedding couple include their fur baby at the wedding?

Yes, pets can attend outdoor ceremony events. Pets must be always supervised and on a leash. Pets cannot be left unattended. It is your responsibility to pick up after your pet. Resort will provide pet waste bags and a receptacle for proper disposal. Resort will provide water for pets upon request. It is each pet owner’s responsibility to furnish their own pet food, which must be stored in a wildlife-resistant container. Village at Palisades Tahoe is not a pet-friendly lodging facility.

Do you offer a Wedding Tasting?
Palisades Tahoe holds two wedding tasting events per year, and each contracted wedding couple receives two complimentary tickets to one tasting event. Four (4) additional guests are allowed to join at an additional cost per person, plus service charge, tax, and fees. If you would like a menu tasting on a different date, or have a specific custom menu, the charge for a separate tasting is a required fee per person, including the wedding couple. Separate tasting appointments are subject to availability, additional costs, and are not guaranteed.

Can we rehearse our Ceremony the day before the wedding?
If a ceremony rehearsal is needed for your wedding, this may be scheduled based on availability as early as 30-days prior to the scheduled Wedding Date. The Ceremony rehearsal site is included at no additional cost. Rehearsals are scheduled so as not to interfere with other ceremonies and events. A rehearsal the day before your scheduled wedding ceremony is not guaranteed, and it is possible the rehearsal will not be scheduled at the same time of day as the wedding and/or the same space. Resort requires the coordination of the rehearsal and ceremony be performed by your wedding officiate or your hired professional wedding coordinator.

Do you offer discounted lodging to my wedding guests?
The Village at Palisades Tahoe is pleased to offer you and your guests a courtesy discount. The discount will be off the public rate, based on the availability of inventory at the time of the lodging reservation request. Once a wedding contract is secured, we will create a specific lodging link you and your guests will use to book discounted reservations. The courtesy discount does not hold any guest rooms for your attendees. These rooms and rates are available on a space available basis only, so we always urge you to tell your guests to book as early as possible.

Can I bring in my own display items and decoration?
Yes, you may bring in décor to the space as long as it is non-damaging and non-permanent, and must be approved by our Event Management Team. We recommend hiring a third-party vendor to help you with additional décor items. Please refer to our Preferred Vendor List. You or your third-party vendor are responsible for setting up and tearing down these decorations and this must be done within your setup & teardown times. Open flame candles are not permitted. Please have your exact candle/hurricane/container configuration approved in advance by our Event Management Team. We do not allow the affixing of anything to the walls, floor, or ceilings of the function rooms with nails, staples, or other damaging permanent substance. Glitter, metal confetti, bird seed, and rice are prohibited.

When do I need to tell you my food & beverage details and my final guest count?
Final food and beverage orders must be submitted no later than 30 days prior to your event. Final event details must also be submitted no later than 30 days prior. All final guest counts are to be submitted no later than (14) days prior to your wedding event date.

How will I remember all of my wedding details with Palisades Tahoe?
Details for your wedding event are produced on a separate document known as the Banquet Event Order. Your venue event manager at Palisades Tahoe will help you finalize the wedding menu, bar details, space diagram, and other necessary wedding details. Then you will review all details on the Banquet Event Order and approve with your signature.

Can I bring in my own food and/or beverages?
No outside food or beverages can be brought into the function event space by you or any of your guests. We have an excellent Chef team and Pastry Chef who can create incredible menus, custom menus, and wedding cakes or dessert options for your event.

Can I bring in my own wedding cake and/or desserts?
Yes, desserts and cake can be made as an exception for you to bring in on your own. However, please understand that if you bring in your own dessert such as cake, there are considerations and restrictions to remember, see below. Added fees will apply.

1. Cake cutting fee will apply to full guest count.
2. Resort will not store the outside desserts/cake, specifically before or after the Wedding.
3. Resort will not transport desserts/cake throughout the Resort and to your Venue.
4. Resort will not set up desserts/cake.
5. Resort will only service the desserts/cake for a fee and serve at a stationed table.
6. Client must sign off on an outside food waiver form and Client must have the appropriate wedding event insurance.

We hope that you consider our wonderful in-house Pastry Chef to provide your cake / desserts. In-house desserts/cake will also contribute towards your Food & Beverage minimum spend requirement. Leave it to our experts to create your dessert/cake vision, make it, store it, transport it, set it up, and serve it to your guests.

Who provides the microphone, speakers, and music for my wedding event?
Your hired DJ and/or Band should offer a general wedding package that will provide this service for your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. A microphone and speaker are typically used for the outside ceremony and cocktail hour events. Then, a larger speaker system and microphone are used inside for the dinner reception and dancing. These entertainment vendors should provide all of the required equipment when hired for a wedding, including their own lights, speakers, electrical cords, microphones, etc.

What is the transportation to the mountain top venue, High Camp? And am I guaranteed a High Camp wedding experience?
The 8.5-minute ride on the large Aerial Tram is the only transportation to the mountain top venue. The Tram can accommodate 110 passengers; however, it is more comfortable with 40-50 passengers. An Event Tram fee of $4,000.00 is required to access the High Camp Venue. This fee shall be removed and returned to the wedding couple should inclement weather force a change to a mountainside backup venue. You are not guaranteed your preferred High Camp venue due to potential risks that may impact the aerial tram operations. You must be willing and accepting of the backup venue options and location. The backup venue plan will need to be planned concurrently with your preferred High Camp venue plan. The final venue decision will be made 24 hours prior to your event start time and the Resort reserves the right to make the final decision as necessary for safety protocols.

What is private for my event?
Resort personnel will direct you and your guests to the venue facilities that are designated for your event. While your event venue will be designated for your ceremony during your booked timeframe, there may be other members of the public on mountain enjoying Resort facilities and amenities. We ask that all guests extend courtesy to each other and to all Resort personnel so that everyone’s experience is a treasured memory. Resort public and your guests are expected to observe all posted signs, policies, rules, and regulations. Violators will, in the discretion of Resort management, be escorted out of the Resort.

Are there any getting ready rooms on-site or does the wedding party get ready in their hotel rooms?
There are no dedicated or complimentary get ready rooms. The couple will get ready in their hotel room, or someone’s room that is already planned for their accommodations. We often see the wedding parties and/or parents get a larger suite for their lodging accommodation and then allow for it as the get ready room.

Is there transportation to/from the Reno Airport to the Resort?
There is not a complimentary shuttle service. However, you may hire Palisades Tahoe transportation shuttles to provide for your guests to/from the Reno Airport to our Resort. Alternative transportation options to consider. North Lake Tahoe Express and North Tahoe Executive Shuttle allow guests to arrange for their own airport transportation,

Can you help explain the required Client Event Insurance?
We recommend up to $2M in coverage, yet we require at least $1M, which is usually the lowest plan offer. Please take time to research insurance company options. A few suggestions to consider are listed below:
WedSure – specific wedding insurance option
WedSafe – specific wedding insurance option
Traveler’s, Progressive, Farmers, etc. – they can contact their personal insurance company to look into options they offer

Important to note: We are not affiliated with any insurance company, nor do we recommend a specific company. Clients must do their due diligence and obtain the right insurance for their needs.

If interested in reading more about wedding insurance, take a look at The Best Wedding Insurance Policies.

Do you have more questions? If so, please contact our Wedding Specialist, Jenna Western!
We offer pre and post wedding event options within Village at Palisades Tahoe for maximum convenience and seamless planning. Contracted wedding couples will be given discounted rental fees and reduced catering spends. Our culinary team has separate menu options for these added special events so that your wedding menu will continue to shine on its own.
3:00 – 4:00pm
Ceremony pre-arrival
Champagne Welcome (1 glass per guest) and fruit infused water station
4:00 – 4:30pmCeremony
You’re married! Let’s celebrate.
4:30 – 5:30pmCocktail Hour
3 passed appetizers (included in dinner cost) and bar services open
5:30 – 6:00pmTransition to Reception
Bar services closed
6:00 – 8:00pmDinner & Speeches
Bon appétit!
8:00 – 10:00pmDancing & Celebrating
9:30pmLast Call
10:00pmWedding Event Concludes
10:00 - MidnightConsider a private party in the Village or go to one of the Village public bars to continue celebrating.

All food and beverage prices are subject to service charge and tax.
The following are current and are subject to change:

  • Food & Beverage Service Charge 22%
  • TBID Fee 1%
  • CA Sales Tax 7.25%

Preferred Vendors

Your wedding should be perfect. Get the help you need to pull off the wedding of your dreams when you enlist the help of our frequent collaborators. Explore companies and individuals that have worked with us before such as photographers, videographers, florists, DJs & entertainment, and more.

Explore Our Preferred Vendors
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Farewell Brunches, Rehearsal Dinners, Welcome Events, and Late Night Parties! We offer pre and post wedding event options within Village at Palisades Tahoe for maximum convenience and seamless planning. Contracted wedding couples will be given discounted rental fees and reduced catering spends. Our culinary team has a separate menu for these added special events so that your wedding menu will shine on its own.

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