History and Location
Speedboat Beach is a neighborhood beach in Kings Beach, CA on the northern shore of Lake Tahoe, amid the California-Nevada state line. Known for its crystal-clear waters and magnificent boulder formations, this beautiful beach draws thousands of visitors to its shores each year. It is often referred to as the “hidden gem” of the Kings Beach area because it is less well known than some other popular local beaches. It can be found at the end of a small winding road, off of Speedboat Street.
At this beach, you can find both tourists and locals enjoying outdoor water sports like swimming or kayaking, or simply sunbathing and enjoying the magnificent views. It is thought to be one of the most scenic beaches along Lake Tahoe, with its natural granite rocks and some of the purest water in the world. Speedboat Beach is a truly spectacular experience.
Fairwinds Estate, a picturesque private property along the beach, is a historical landmark in the area. Built in 1934, it has only been owned by two families since its original construction and has been maintained impeccably. It is thought that the estate got its name when its original owner was relaxing one August day along the adjacent beach and felt a refreshing breeze off the lake. The name stuck and has inspired the names of several businesses in the area. Today, this rustic getaway is a frequent venue for elegant, charming weddings.
Booking a Wedding at Speedboat Beach
There are fewer more beautiful settings to host a wedding than at the breathtaking shores of Sandboat Beach. Fairwinds Estate offers a wonderful, cozy setting for special events, and is a sought-after wedding venue in the Lake Tahoe area. Ceremonies can be held either inside the building or on the beach which is just beneath the home. Outdoor weddings at this great location include a spectacular raised catwalk for the bride’s grand entrance and unforgettable views of the lake as a stunning backdrop.
In the estate, there are two main areas—one wing with a larger gathering area, suitable for ceremonies, receptions, or dancing, and another wing where bedrooms are housed. The main area includes a kitchen with plenty of space for caterers. With 6 bedrooms in the living area, each with a private sunroom and two to three beds, the house can accommodate up to 26 guests overnight, and of course more guests for the ceremony and reception. The main living area features high vaulted ceilings, intricate architectural details, and a gorgeous view of the lake from inside. For events held in the warmer summer months, there are several outdoor decks that can be used for extra seating, dancing, or as an extra reception area.
Weddings at this exclusive location are truly unforgettable–create memories from your special day that will last a lifetime. Capture those memories with stunning photographs to remember each perfect moment. Call today to book your wedding photographs with Nemus Photography.