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Capturing Love in Carson Valley: Perfect Wedding Venues for Stunning Photos

The Carson Valley is situated at the base of the sierra nevada mountian range, east of Lake Tahoe. It includes towns like Minden, Genoa, and Gardnerville Nevada. As a local photographer, let me tell you, this area is truly a hidden gem for wedding destinations. Here are just a few reasons why you should consider having your wedding in this beautiful region.

Groom Kisses Bride with mountian backdrop in genoa nevada
Fall Wedding in Genoa

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Backyard Wedding in Minden Nevada

First and foremost, the natural beauty of the Carson Valley is simply breathtaking. Surrounded by the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the valley is filled with picturesque landscapes that are perfect for creating stunning wedding photos. From the rolling hills and lush greenery to the pristine lakes and rivers, there is no shortage of beautiful backdrops to choose from.

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rustic barn setting for bridal portraits in Gardnerville, NV

With the areas stunning natural scenery, gorgeous venues, and friendly locals, it's no wonder why Carson Valley is becoming an increasingly popular wedding destination.

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Rustic Barn Wedding in Carson Valley Nevada

In addition to the natural beauty, the Carson Valley also offers a variety of unique venues that are perfect for hosting weddings. From historic ranches and golf courses to modern event spaces, there is something for every couple’s style and taste.

Couple getting married at Carson Valley Golf Course wedding photo
Wedding Ceremony at Carson Valley Golf Course

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Bridal Portraits at Carson Valley Golf Course

And with the stunning natural beauty of the valley as a backdrop, every venue becomes even more special. Im lucky to call this area home and after photographing weddings at numerous venues in the area, here some of my top picks for great wedding venues in the Carson Valley:

David Walley's Hot Springs Resort

David Walley's Hot Springs Resort is an enchanting wedding venue that is perfect for couples who want a rustic, intimate wedding surrounded by the natural beauty of the area.

Couple say I do under arch at David Walleys Genoa Wedding
First Kiss at David Walleys Wedding

Bride and Groom walking around David Walleys Hot spring wedding photo
Taking a stroll around the Hot Springs

The resort is nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and offers a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces for ceremonies and receptions. The resort's natural hot springs make for a unique and romantic touch that will add to the overall experience.

Bridal Party posing in from of arch at david walleys hot spring
Winter Wedding at the Hot Springs

Bride and Groom hold hand at hold nevada bar wedding photography
Bride and Groom steal a moment alone at the 1863 saloon

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Bride and Groom say "I do" in black amid spring colors

As a photographer, I particularly love capturing photos of couples surrounded by the natural beauty of the area. To learn more about having your wedding at David Walleys Hot Springs click here

Genoa Lakes Golf Club and Resort

Bride and Groom holding hands in winter wedding photo at Genoa Lakes Golf Course
Winter Wedding with views of the Majestic Sierra Nevada's

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A kiss by the bridge at Genoa Lakes Golf Course

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Winter Wedding Paradise

No matter the season, Genoa Lakes Golf Club and Resort is an elegant venue that offers breathtaking views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and lush greenery of the surrounding golf course. This venue is ideal for couples who want a sophisticated wedding that is still surrounded by the beauty of nature. The resort features a stunning ballroom...

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table setting at Genoa Lakes Golf Course Wedding

...and outdoor terrace, perfect for a memorable ceremony or reception.

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wedding dress hangs from aspen tree

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beautiful grounds at the Genoa Lakes Golf Course

Wedding ceremony taking place outside at genoa lakes golf course fall colors
outdoor ceremony space at Genoa Lakes Golf Course

Bride and Groom walk through field in Genoa Lakes Golf Course Wedding photo
The Magic of Fall in Genoa

As a photographer, the natural beauty in every direction from this resort, makes this location a great choice in my book. If you are looking for more info on this venue click here

Jacob's Berry Farm

Located in Gardnerville Nevada, Jacob's Berry Farm is a charming, picturesque wedding venue that is perfect for couples who want a romantic, rustic wedding that is full of character.

Wedding ceremony photography at jacobs berry farm in gardnerville nevada
Jacobs Berry Farm Barn Ceremony

The farm features a variety of outdoor spaces for ceremonies and receptions, as well as a beautifully restored barn that can accommodate up to 200 guests.

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Taking a moment in front of the historic home on property

As a photographer, I love capturing the rustic charm of the farm, whether it's the charming white picket fence, the old barn doors, or the rows of lush berry bushes. Jacob's Berry Farm is a truly unique wedding venue that will create a magical atmosphere for any wedding.

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Historic Homes makes for so many charming photo opportunities

bride and groom adore eachother of hood of vintage truck at jacobs berry farm wedding gardnerville nevada
Vintage truck on property is an amazing photo opportunity

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rustic table setting or barn reception

Wedding cake at Jacobs berry Farm wedding reception photography
The perfect rustic backdrop for your wedding cake

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Both kids and adults love this adorable swing by the barn.

For more information about hosting a wedding at Jacobs Berry Farm click here

SO Many More Great Options...

Whether you are a local or looking for the perfect rustic destination wedding, the Carson Valley is home to a diverse range of wedding venues, from rustic farms to elegant resorts, all of which offer unique and unforgettable experiences. Here are some more fantastic venue options to consider

Cotton Wood Cottage - Located in Genoa this venue offers Rustic Charm with a lovely little outdoor garden reception and ceremony space -

The Orchard House - The most lush and romantic outdoor garden space Genoa has to offer.

Twisted T-Bar Ranch - Located in Gardnerville, Nv this venue offers wide open spaces and worlds of possibility for your dream Ranch wedding, not to mention the views!

Park Home Ranch - The ideal setting for your Barn wedding with all the charm and beauty of rural Nevada.

The Warehouse - A beautifully currated intimate space with rustic and modern charm.

C.V.I.C. Hall - Right in the heart of historic downtown Minden, NV. This event space will have you feeling like you steped right back in time.

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Wedding Reception at Twisted T-Bar Ranch

As a wedding photographer, I'm always thrilled to work in Carson Valley not only because its right in my backyard but because of its stunning natural beauty and warm and friendly wedding vendors. If you're planning a wedding in Carson Valley, I highly recommend considering one of our many wonderful wedding venues.

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Ranch Wedding in the Carson Valley

I would love to work with you! If you are interested in having me as the photographer at your Carson Valley Nevada wedding let me know your wedding date and some details about what you have planned and I will be happy to give you more information!


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