Nestled below 10,000-foot peaks of the Sierra Nevada range lies miles of open space called Carson Valley. Carson Valley Visitors Authority hosts numerous options for weddings ranging from hot air balloon ceremonies and saloon receptions to chartered yachts or classic banquet receptions. They also offer professional wedding services from award-winning vendors to help make your wedding dreams come true. The possibilities are endless.

1862 David Walley’s Hot Springs Resort and Spa

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1862 David Walley’s Hot Springs Resort and Spa

David Walley’s offers indoor and outdoor weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners and on-site catering all on its expansive resort, which also features natural geothermal hot springs, a lush day spa and an award-winning restaurant.

Belinda Grant Photography

Photos by Belinda Grant Photography,

Belinda Grant Photography

Belinda Grant Photography specializes in wedding photos and offers a range of packages for any budget and can even customize packages to meet all your needs.


Photo courtesy of Blake’s Floral Design,

Blake’s Floral Design

Weddings are their specialty! With complimentary consultations, Blake’s Floral Design can help you find the perfect selections to fit your budget with a keen sense of detail.


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Carson Valley Inn Hotel/Casino

Carson Valley Inn can accommodate weddings of up to 250 guests, who will all enjoy scenic views of the surrounding mountains. Their on-site catering, spacious banquet rooms and hotel accommodations make it a convenient location for out-of-town weddings.


Photos by Belinda Grant Photography,

Corley Ranch

Arriving to your wedding on a horse drawn wagon will set the tone of this wild-west inspired setting. Choose from a gazebo or several arbors for your ceremony and then dance the night away in the antique barn. The wagon will be available for your guests to enjoy as they tour the beautiful ranch. This is an ideal venue for couples looking for a western flare.

Genoa Country Inn

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Genoa Country Inn

Whether you’re getting married in Carson Valley or looking for a nearby honeymoon location, this quaint, family-run inn is a great option. Where romance and adventure collide.


Photo courtesy of Genoa Lakes Golf Club and Resort,

Genoa Lakes Golf Club & Resort – Banquet Pavilion

This is the perfect venue or a more traditional setting with an outdoor feel. The spacious Banquet Pavilion can comfortably accommodate 250 guests and offers an elegant atmosphere complete with a built-in bar and dance floor.

Grand View Dining Room

Planning a large wedding? The newly constructed Grand View Dining Room offers seating and dancing for 350 guests along with ranch and mountain views and an outdoor patio. Your guests may never want to leave.


Photo courtesy of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Minden,

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Minden

Out of town guests looking for a familiar place to stay? The Holiday Inn Express & Suites never disappoints, and just built in 2009, this location offers amazing amenities. May we suggest the Jacuzzi Suite with a two-person jetted tub and unrivaled views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains for your wedding night stay?


Photo courtesy of Sierra Chef,

Sierra Chef, Cynthia Ferris-Bennett

Cynthia Ferris-Bennet is the founder and owner of Sierra Chef offering planning, coordination and photography among other services.


Photo courtesy of Wild Rose Inn,

The Wild Rose Inn

Last, but certainly not least, in our lineup of Carson Valley wonders, is The Wild Rose In. This new Queen Anne Victorian Inn offers the quintessential Carson Valley charm. A perfect getaway location.


Check out for a lineup of wedding possibilities!

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Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s writer, Kelley Saia. 

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