Romantic Reno Wedding Weekend Getaway

Romantic Reno Wedding Weekend Getaway

Wedding planning is a whirlwind of excitement and anticipation! From hammering out the ceremony details to finalizing the decor, The Elm Estate team knows how important the little details are that’s why we put together this ultimate wedding guide itinerary for your Reno wedding weekend at The Elm Estate. As wedding experts, we also know that it is essential to carve out some time for you and your guests to experience the company of not only each other but also the vibrancy and charm that your host city has to offer!

Nestled in the heart of Reno, Nevada, our property not only offers a picturesque backdrop for your special day but also serves as a charming getaway that will make your wedding weekend even more unforgettable. Here’s our curated Reno wedding weekend itinerary to ensure you and your guests have a fantastic time from the moment you arrive.

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Don’t stress over travel plans, we’ve got you covered during your Reno wedding.

Reno-Tahoe International Airport

As your guests trickle into the Biggest Little City, the Reno-Tahoe International Airport gives them a warm welcome for easy travel and pickup for their Reno wedding. Conveniently located just minutes from Downtown Reno, the airport offers seamless access to The Elm Estate and the heart of Reno. Once your guests arrive, there are a variety of transportation options to get them to their Reno wedding venue. Right outside of baggage claim, guests can access the rideshare area for Uber, Lyft, or taxis. Additionally, Reno-Tahoe International Airport offers access to on-site rental car pick-up. Nine rental car counters are located next to baggage claim.

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Looking for a place to eat? These are our top recommendations for your Reno wedding weekend.

Perfect for a relaxing first day before your big Reno wedding, these are some of our favorite places to eat in Reno after you and your guests arrive! Looking for more recommendations for a rehearsal party or a casual family dinner? Ask our team! They’re always happy to help you find the perfect spot.

Liberty Food and Wine Exchange

Kick off the festivities with happy hour at Liberty Food and Wine Exchange! Located in the heart of Downtown Reno, this trendy eatery offers a plethora of craft cocktails with a diverse menu inspired by Italian flavors. Liberty sources ingredients from local farms and all of their pasta and pizza dough are made in-house. Additionally, they have a large back area ideal for a welcome party or rehearsal dinner. It’s the perfect spot for guests to gather, reconnect, and indulge in delicious fare!

Centro Bar and Kitchen

Nestled in Midtown, Centro Bar and Kitchen is a culinary gem that embodies the spirit of the city. With a contemporary atmosphere and a unique tapas menu, Centro offers a lively environment for loved ones to bond over great bites! With dishes made with locally sourced ingredients, every aspect of the dining experience at Centro is designed to bring others together. Whether you’re looking for a cozy spot to unwind or seeking a memorable dining destination, Centro is the perfect place to kick off your weekend!

Wild River Grille

Enjoy stunning views of the Truckee River and dinner at the historic Riverside Hotel! Wild River Grille offers a variety of delicious modern-American fare with vegetarian and gluten-free options. Sit on the patio to enjoy live music in the local months. And after dinner, walk over to The Eddy to grab a local beer, play lawn games, and enjoy the gorgeous weather!

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Relax and recover in the best places to make the most of your Reno wedding weekend.

River West Cottages

Invite your guests to stay where you are celebrating by booking our Gem Cottages at our sister property, River West Resort! Located just a stone’s throw away from Midtown, the Gem Cottages offer a charming and cozy retreat for visitors seeking comfort and convenience. With views of the scenic Truckee River, these quaint tiny homes provide a serene escape from city life, each one uniquely named and beautifully designed around a precious jewel. Each cottage offers different options, including kitchenettes, family-friendly accommodations, modern designs, and riverfront locations. The Gem Cottages offer a tranquil oasis where guests can relax and recharge between adventures.

J Resort

For additional lodging, look no further than the brand-new J Resort! Conveniently located right down the street from The Elm Estate, J Resort is a modern and luxurious resort just a stone’s throw away from Downtown. With restaurants, bars, and entertainment options, your guests can stay-and-play just minutes away from your venue.

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Exploring Lake Tahoe

Because if you come to Reno, you need to visit Lake Tahoe.

Looking to escape to the mountains for a day? Our neighbor, Lake Tahoe, is home to stunning natural beauty and adventurous endeavors! Take with you an extra experience during your Reno wedding weekend.

Clearly Tahoe Kayak Tours

There are so many opportunities to adventure in Lake Tahoe! One benefit of lake life is exploring the pristine waters as you glide across the surface in a transparent kayak. Led by knowledgeable guides, Clearly Tahoe Kayak Tours offers a perspective of Lake Tahoe’s natural beauty, allowing you to explore hidden coves, secluded beaches, and shoreline vistas. Whether you’re a seasoned paddler or a first-time kayaker, this experience promises tranquility during your busy weekend! 

Tahoe Rim Trail Hike

Want to take the scenic route? Take a long hike along the Tahoe Rim Trail, a gorgeous 165-mile loop that encircles Lake Tahoe. There are several starting points with an interactive map, including rugged mountain peaks, verdant forests, and alpine meadows with views of the blue water. Whether you’re seeking a leisurely day hike, or something a bit more challenging, this historic trail is a great way to explore the Sierra Nevadas!

Gar Woods Lake Tahoe

Nestled along the shore of Lake Tahoe, Gar Woods Grill is a beloved dining destination that has a beautiful mountain backdrop. With panoramic views, Gar Woods offers a quintessential lake dining experience that hosts great cuisine. Indulge in an array of menu items including fresh seafood, grilled steaks, and signature cocktails while soaking in deck views. After your meal, take a stroll along the pier and enjoy the crystal-clear waters.

Your Reno wedding weekend is packed with excitement, leaving lots of room to make memories with loved ones! In the heart of Northern Nevada, our venue is located in a city rich with vibrant culture surrounded by natural beauty. From exploring downtown eateries to embarking on outdoor adventures, there’s no shortage of activities to keep you and your guests entertained throughout your stay. Contact us today to book your dream destination Reno wedding at The Elm Estate!