We were married Saturday. 9-27-14, Attahoeweddings.com. It was a long time in the making for us, 33 years. We went to see the site at Zephyr Cove, which was very nice. It was to be an outdoor wedding; and wouldn't you know the day before it rained-hard and the day of the wedding it rained harder. This was not in the plan.
We had rented a property from the owner, the Hodge Podge Lodge. The night before, at the last minute, we were able to switch the site over to the house for the wedding. Our wedding planner, Edith, worked really hard to set everything up. I had started the process, but she improved the layout and it really did look beautiful, especially over the fireplace, where the ceremony took place. Her crew did the last minute setup for the seating, which seemed to work out perfect.
I really think the wedding may have turned out better than I imagined, all things considered, and I liked the idea of getting married in the Lodge. I am anxious to see the pictures, as I got to make my entrance down a spiral staircase, which was very cool.
Thank you Edith for putting your heart in your work and going out of your way to make us happy.
I also heard from others that it was a beautiful wedding.
David and Lindi Conrad
"We started planning our wedding about 7 weeks out. At Tahoe Weddings was amazing. Every detail was planned and just how we imagined it. Our day could not have turned out better! THANK YOU for everything! <3"
Hall wedding 6.20.14 Event #14.27
01/04/2012: To Whom It May Concern;
This is a review of the wonderful experience my husband and I had with Pine Cone Resort and Barbara Fishman. We live in the bay area but really wanted to have our wedding in Tahoe. Our biggest concern was that we wouldn’t be able to have our dream Tahoe wedding because we wouldn’t be able to afford going up to Tahoe every weekend to meet with venders and do all of the planning. This is where Barbara Fishman came in. She took care of everything. We only had to go up to Tahoe twice prior to the wedding. Once was to meet with her and look at venues which is when we decided on having the ceremony at Lakeside Beach and the reception at Pine Cone Resort. The second time we went to Tahoe was for cake and entrée tastings.. which was really fun! Barbara was able to negotiate the cost of the food/cake/lodging/linens/rentals/everything down so that we weren’t having to drain our savings account in order to have the wedding we wanted.
Barbara kept in contact with me constantly through e-mail. I was able to e-mail her pictures of what I liked or didn’t like and she would send me ideas. In the end everything worked out perfectly. We got to have our beautiful ceremony on the beach and the “woodland-chic” reception that we wanted so badly, surrounded by tall trees and gorgeous views of the lake at Pine Cone Resort.
We also used Barbara to arrange all of our lodging needs for the wedding party and guests. My husband and I ended up renting a large rental home that was managed by Pine Cone and walking distance to the reception so that worked out great. The home was fabulous and we got it at a price that was so great I couldn’t even believe it (thanks to Barbara’s negotiating skills)! Plus all of the wedding party was able to stay at the house with us on the bottom two floors and we had the whole top floor to ourselves. Our other guests stayed at Pine Cone and also at a hotel that was closer to the casinos. Not one guest complained about their lodging or about the food or about anything. All I’ve heard from our friends and family is that our wedding was the most fun and most visually stimulating wedding they’ve ever gone to. You always hope that all of your guests have a nice time but expect to have a few complaints here and there, but we literally haven’t had one.
Every detail about our wedding was perfect and we couldn’t have done it without Barbara and Pine Cone Resort… but mainly Barbara! SHE’S FANTASTIC!!!!!! Pine Cone Resort and Barbara allowed us to pay off their fees in installments which made it so much easier on our wallets than just paying one huge lump sum. Plus if the payment was due on the 5th but we got paid on the 8th they didn’t have a problem with us paying on the 8th. My husband and I paid for everything ourselves so it was nice to have a little flexibility with the payments.
My husband and I highly recommend Barbara Fishman and the Pine Cone Resort!
Dawn Hernandez-Ray & Michael Ray
Wedding was held on 09/10/2011
11/07/2010: To whom this may concern,
This offers my enthusiastic endorsement of both the Pine Cone Resort, LLC and At Tahoe Weddings & Special Events, LLC as the single best venue for low and moderate-priced small and medium-size weddings and special events--up to 150 guests--on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe's scenic South Shore.
By way of introduction, I have been an Ordained Pastor living and serving on both the California and Nevada sides of Lake Tahoe's South Shore for over 20-years. I have led an average of over 250 weddings per year for the past 20-years in Lake Tahoe and have served in a wide variety of leadership positions within our local and regional wedding and honeymoon associations.
Built in the 1950's, the Pine Cone Resort is, by many accounts, the best "Classic Tahoe Charm" vintage resort in Zephyr Cove and as evidenced by the fact that they are Ranked #1 by very widely-used TripAdvisor. I have the good fortune to have been selected by Robert Taylor to serve as his "Preferred Officiant" to whom Robert and his staff refer organizers of their weddings and other special events. From my first hand observations, I can attest that their wedding and special event venue is well stocked, maintained , organized and managed. They have well over $3,000 of assorted special events physical inventory (including dozens of folding tables), which they include in remarkably affordable lodging and event discount packages to their customers. Aligning their 29-year-old Vacation Rental Management Company Tahoe Management Co. with their weddings and events business, they offer truly tremendous value. They are also active, contributing members in our Lake Tahoe South Shore community, that includes generously donating lodging certificates to assorted worthy charitable causes.
In short, I strongly recommend this most reputable and well-managed company to anyone who is planning a small to moderate-size wedding or reception event on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe's South Shore.
Rev. Robert Orr
Minister and Wedding Coordinator