• Dr. Gil performed our wedding in early October and he was wonderful! We had communicated with Dr. Gil for a few months after reserving our date and he is such a kind heart and has a great deal of experience and kept my mind at ease through the entire wedding planning process. We had a lot of fun with Dr. Gil at the wedding ceremony as did our guests. Thank you Dr. Gil!

    -Anna H.

  • Gil was very professional. He was great to work with and prompt. He allowed us to create our own ceremony using some of his samples. Thanks for making our day so special!

    -James W.

  • Dear Rev. Gil,
    Thank you so much for helping us with the perfect wedding.  The ceremony was lovely -- this was truly the best day of our lives.  Thank you again for everything.

    Cathie & Jeff

About Us

Chapel of the Pines, known as "the Chapel Without Walls", has a long history here at Lake Tahoe and a fine tradition of creative and caring wedding professionals. The wedding business was started at the beginning of their co-ministry in 1977 by Reverend Gil and Reverend Gail Linsley. They were also ordained ministers who served a local congregation before their retirement in 2015. The business is now conducted by their daughter Reverend Karen Linsley who not only has had her own flourishing photography business (Image Angels) for thirty years, but also graduated in 2014 with a Masters in Consciousness Studies degree and now serves her own local community as their spiritual leader. Chapel of the Pines is still offering superior staff, quality service and reasonable prices, twenty-four hours a day, all year long.

Our favorite locations are scenic overlooks and beautiful beaches, but we can, have and will go anywhere! Enjoy the beautiful photographs here of previous weddings and the descriptions of some very interesting possibilities for your wedding venue.

We can create a personalized ceremony to reflect your traditions, your values and your love for each other. There are several sample ceremonies on this website to spark your imagination, or you may want to choose one as it is.

We also have a strong rapport with many other wedding professionals in the Tahoe area and will happily make reliable referrals for any other services that you might require.

We believe there is something incredibly precious and sacred about this milestone in life called marriage. We never forget this nor take it lightly. It is an honor to stand witness to the magnificence of love!