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Reno Wedding Alternatives

Getting Married in a Unique Reno / Tahoe Setting


Getting married in Reno / Tahoe doesn't have to involve a traditional wedding chapel or church. Our alternative wedding settings offer a variety of locales and moods to suit those seeking something different for their marriage ceremony.

McKinley Arts & Culture Center

The McKinley Arts & Culture Center began life in 1910 as McKinley Park School. The renovated building features Spanish-style architecture and houses several arts organizations, including the City of Reno Arts, Culture and Events Division. The grounds are next to the Truckee River and shaded by mature trees. There is parking for 100+ vehicles. It is a unique setting for indoor weddings and receptions.

McKinley Arts & Culture Center
925 Riverside Drive, Reno, NV 89503
(775) 334-2417

The May Center in Rancho San Rafael Park

The Wilbur D. May Center is at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park in Reno. The May Museum, Ranch House, and May Arboretum & Botanical Gardens all have facilities to rent that are suitable for weddings. The Museum and Ranch House have indoor and outdoor areas, and there are seven gardens on the Arboretum grounds.

Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
1595 North Sierra St., Reno, NV 89503
(775) 823-6501

Nevada Museum of Art

Have your wedding outside on the museum roof, with panoramic views of Reno and the Sierra Nevada. There is also an indoor option, plus reception space in the Renolds Grand Hall. Wedding planning is through Café Musée, which is located inside the museum and also offers catering for wedding parties.

Nevada Museum of Art
160 West Liberty Street, Reno NV 89501
(775) 332-1848

Celtic Weddings

The Isle Celtic Gift Shop in Reno doesn't actually do weddings. The store supplies all the trappings you'll need for a proper Celtic wedding, such as Celtic wedding bands, kilts, candles, wedding favors, a Celtic bridal registry, and Irish, Scottish, and Welsh food.

The Isles
809 S. Center Street, Reno, NV 89501
(775) 786-5124

The River School

At the River School, you can get married in a secluded, garden setting on the banks of the Truckee River. The River School has a wedding planner to help with a little advice or arrange for and entire package. On request, they will help make your wedding "green" with such things as organic food and solar power for the music.

The River School
7777 White Fir Street, Reno, NV 89523
(775) 747-3910

Wildflower Village

Weddings at Wildflower Village in Reno offer a low-cost alternative in an art colony like setting. This is a good place for a small, private wedding that won't break the bank.

Wildflower Village
4395 West Fourth St., Reno, NV 89523
(775) 827-5250

Lake Tahoe / Zephyr Cove Weddings

Getting married aboard the paddlewheelers M.S. Dixie II or Tahoe Queen, while cruising the blue waters of Lake Tahoe, is an exceptional alternative to your standard wedding chapel. Or perhaps Fannette Island in Emerald Bay sounds like the perfect setting. This resort can set you up with complete wedding packages.

Zephyr Cove Resort
760 U.S. Highway 50, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448
(530) 543-6113

Gold Hill Hotel

For genuine Nevada ambience, book your wedding at the Gold Hill Hotel near Virginia City. Nevada's oldest hotel was built in 1861 in the heart of the Comstock, one of the world's richest mining districts. The hotel has facilities for both indoor and outdoor marriages, including catering, reception facilities, and guest lodging.

Gold Hill Hotel
P.O. Box 740, Virginia City, NV 89440
One mile south of Virginia City on Hwy. 342
(775) 847-0111

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