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Clair Tappaan Lodge

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About Clair Tappaan Lodge

Located in Norden, California, Clair Tappaan Lodge is a professional wedding venue for the Reno and Truckee-Tahoe area, providing couples with a unique and affordable outdoor space to say, “I do.” With a rich history and a friendly environment to explore the beautiful outdoors, the rustic mountain retreat will impress snow and summer enthusiasts alike.

Facilities and Capacity
Nestled in the woods on historical Donner Pass, Clair Tappaan Lodge provides a rustic mountain getaway for your picture-perfect day. Enjoy the elegant, wild setting on the Sierra Crest, and the reception space able to accommodate 175 of your closest friends and family.

Services Offered
From setup and cleanup to all-inclusive packages, the cheerful staff at Clair Tappaan Lodge offer everything you'll need for your special day. Whether you're hosting an engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, or even elopement, take advantage of the venue’s catering services, get-ready rooms, and a pet-friendly attitude. Bring your furry companion along for the fun, whether they’re joining you down the aisle or for beautiful family photos. Clair Tappaan Lodge provides event planning services, ensuring your day is seamlessly planned and executed, from start to finish. Other services offered include:

  • Chair and table event rentals
  • Outside vendors
  • China, flatware, linens
  • Parking with wheelchair access

Cuisine
At Clair Tappaan Lodge, create your dream-come-true dinner with the professional chef and cheerful staff. You can arrange for a buffet and hors-d'oeuvres, along with professional servers. For drinks, you can provide outside alcohol.

History
Clair Tappaan Lodge was built by a dedicated group of Sierra Club volunteers in the early 1930s. The spirit of volunteering has been thriving ever since, and guests are encouraged to lend their time. To maintain a sense of community and affordable rates, the venue gives discounts to groups when they assist in daily operations. The Lodge is named after Clair S. Tappa and remains Sierra Club’s largest and most popular lodge.

Location
Located 25 miles from Lake Tahoe, Clair Tappaan Lodge offers sweeping views and plenty of local attractions to explore, such as Royal Gorge XC Ski Resort, Donner Ski Ranch, Pacific Crest Trail, Donner Lake, and more. The venue can accommodate up to 145 guests overnight, and other hotel options are within 10 miles. The Reno-Tahoe International Airport is only 46 miles away, making your romantic occasion easily accessible for out-of-town loved ones.

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