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Tahoe weddings enjoy hip family-style trend at five-star boutique hotel

 Family-style dining, a fresh wedding reception trend that’s taking hold with brides who want the casual elegance and intimacy of a shared meal, is offered with the extra cachet of a celebrity chef approach at The Landing Resort & Spa, Lake Tahoe’s first five-star boutique lakeside hotel, says Lisa Gallup, director of catering & weddings for the resort. At The Landing, wedding catering and banquet services have the benefit of the amazing kitchen facilities of The Landing’s Jimmy’s Restaurant, overseen by British author and celebrity chef Maria Elia.  Wood-fired ovens, grills and rotisseries bring out the full flavors of the food for an experience that Hotel Chatter recently called the best dining in town.

“The family-style dining trend is becoming increasingly popular for weddings, because it provides a food experience that allows guests to interact during the meal by sharing dishes and passing,” says Gallup. “Our catering and cuisine at The Landing lends itself well to the trend. Executive Chef Elia with her talented team has designed food tasting experience menus that allow for a full enjoyment of food flavors and taste. The meal becomes almost a form of entertainment in itself that couples are able to provide for their guests.”

Beyond The Landing’s reception and event dining options – which also include plated dinners and buffets – and the “something blue” of Lake Tahoe’s famously azure waters, The Landing provides brides with an elegantly customized event in an all-new ultra-luxe lakeside setting. From pampered bride and wedding party spa treatments to a dream ceremony on the Grand Rooftop Terrace overlooking the lake and beach to a spectacular reception in one of a variety of indoor/outdoor venues personalized to the last detail, The Landing’s flawless service extends to every element of the special day.

Opened in December 2013 with a Grand Opening party attended by Heidi Klum, The Landing Resort & Spa on Lake Tahoe’s southern shores includes an 88-room boutique luxury hotel, restaurant, full-service spa and salon, and conference center. All rooms feature five-star amenities including marble bathrooms, heated toilet seats, heated bathroom floors, high thread count linens, 55-inch wall mounted televisions, plush terry robes, Keurig coffee service, luxurious contemporary European furnishings, fireplaces and private decks, and most have a view of Lake Tahoe. Select suites also offer aromatherapy, heat therapy, music therapy, light therapy, steam showers and thermo masseur tubs in the guest bath.

The Landing Resort & Spa provides private beach access and is walking distance to the golf, outdoor concerts, nightlife, dining and shopping of South Lake Tahoe. Just blocks from Heavenly Village and Gondola, Village Center and gaming casinos, The Landing provides complimentary transportation in a Mercedes Sprinter locally and to the Heavenly Gondola. Lake Tahoe’s first five-star boutique lakeside resort, The Landing opened in December 2013 and has recently been mentioned by media including The New York Times, SKI magazine and Robb Report. For additional information and reservations contact 855.700.5263 or visit