Oh! Tannenbaum - For Picture Perfect Tahoe Destination Weddings & EventsApr 04, 2019 03:58PM ● By Meg Ochs
Tannenbaum Events Center, Photo Credit: Calvin Hobson
Nestled in the mountainside among the towering pines and drifting clouds along Mt. Rose Highway, just below Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, there is a beautiful lodge that makes for the perfect mountain wedding or event, Tannenbaum Event Center. There are few venues that capture the natural beauty of the Reno-Tahoe high desert landscape quite like Tannenbaum. Tannenbaum Event Center is part of the Roundabout family of catering and event planning businesses that service an entire market start to finish. From their award-winning restaurant, Roundabout Grill, welcoming travelers and locals alike at the Whitney Peak Hotel in downtown Reno to their Roundabout Meal Prep food delivery service that offers a school lunch program and food service for Tesla, Panasonic Energy, Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center, The Club at Rancharrah, and the Escape Lounge at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport to name a few, Colin and MaryBeth Smith have built a food service, event planning, and catering empire that has earned an irrefutable reputation of excellence.
Tannenbaum, the newly renovated and remodeled event center, can host events of nearly any type; weddings, fundraisers, corporate events, or just a good old fashioned party. A gorgeous dual sided fireplace welcomes guests into the foyer and adds character and charm to the large open dining room on the other side. The transition from outdoor to indoor is seamless with large wooden beams, earth tones, and a mountain environment that literally seeps in through the dining room windows. The panoramic views of the mountains to the east and the gorgeous trees and landscape of the Toiyabe National Forest surrounding the venue are breathtaking. Christy McDougal, Tannenbaum Sales & Vanue Manager, has overseen the recent renovations and is excited about even more improvements to come, including a state of the art kitchen to better serve the delicious, creative, fine dining cuisine that is characteristic of all Roundabout establishments. The venue can hold up to 200 people indoors and also features a beautiful patio, fireplaces, and outdoor seating.
Tannenbaum’s rich history adds to the charm of the venue. The original lodge, named “The Christmas Tree,” burnt down in the late 1960s and only the stone fireplace remains from the original architecture. It was previously owned by another local family who occasionally held après ski events in the evenings in addition to hosting larger events. At one point in time, the original owner had a very eclectic “collection”’ of pets including lions that lived under the patio and were fed meat from upstairs! Thankfully, this is no longer the case. The Smiths purchased the Tannenbaum Events Center in 2018 and are planning to host evening bar hours again soon.
While the Tannenbaum’s ownership and the types of events it hosts have changed, its peaceful and picturesque location has not. And, now, in addition to the beautiful views, vast space, and fresh mountain air, those looking for the perfect Northern Sierra location for their wedding or event will also benefit from the full service staff, catering, and event planning offered by the powerhouse team that is the Roundabout family.