Book Your Wedding with Sugar Bowl Resort
A BALLROOM IN NORDEN, CA
During winter months, the Sugar Bowl Resort is a premier skiing destination. In summer, when the snow has melted, the California ski resort becomes a popular wedding destination. Located at the top of Tahoe's Donner Summit, the Sugar Bowl Resort is surrounded by scenic views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and is very close to Lake Tahoe. Sugar Bowl Resort has two ceremony and reception areas to choose from including:
Village Lodge. The Village Lodge offers indoor and outdoor areas for weddings and ceremonies. The maximum guest list for activities at the Village Lodge is 300, and the minimum is 100. Guests lists less than 100 can be accommodated for an additional charge. Rentals at the lodge begin on Friday afternoons and last through the weekend. A complimentary bridal suite is available for the entire weekend and lodging for up to 80 people is also offered at the lodge. Other accommodation is provided on site and nearby.
Lake Mary. The second venue option at the Sugar Bowl Resort is Lake Mary. Wedding receptions and ceremonies can be held at this lakeside location. Lake Mary is less expensive than the Village Lodge option but offers limited menu options and a maximum guest list of 100. The minimum guest list for this area is 30. A free shuttle service to and from the lake location is provided.
What You Should Know
Any wedding or reception at the Sugar Bowl Resort will be one to remember. It is important to realize that the perks and amenities available vary greatly depending on which of the two venues you choose. For instance, the Lake Mary location is only available for a seven-hour rental and has a limited food menu. The wedding ceremony area at Lake Mary is located on a wooden deck and receptions at this area include hours of kayaking, swimming and exploring the property.
At the Village Lodge location, your wedding festivities will span an entire weekend. Your wedding menu can include imaginative menus of gourmet food and hours of mingling with your guests. A wedding coordinator will be on-site all weekend.
The Sugar Bowl Resort offers much more than just a great destination wedding venue. In addition to providing you with scenic views of mountains and lakes, you may be able to take advantage of many extra perks including:
- Skiing in winter months
- Wedding planning guidance
- Complimentary bridal suite
- Vendor recommendations
From the Vendor
Picturesque Mountain Venue for Your Special Day
Nestled in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains near Lake Tahoe, Sugar Bowl's historic lodge serves up a unique setting where the resort can be yours for an unforgettable private wedding. Sugar Bowl is known for its picturesque setting, gourmet food, imaginative menus and beautiful presentations.
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Ballroom, Waterfront, Hotel, Restaurant
Food + Catering, Planning, Service Staff
Simply the bestReviewed on 9/25/2013 Meredith B
Can I give 10 stars!? Sugar Bowl was the perfect place for our wedding! We knew we wanted an outdoor location for the ceremony and the venue, and we are also avid skiers so the chairlift ride was on the top of our list as well. In addition to the perfect mountain setting, the staff at Sugar Bowl is out of this world. Meghon and her team were attentive to our every need without being overbearing. They supported every creative idea we had and made practical suggestions along the way - but they let us plan our own twist on everything, which is something that is very undervalued in many planners. It was also great that Sugar Bowl was a one-stop show for us. They took care of the catering, the bar, the flowers, and the rehearsal dinner and after party spots. They handed out welcome bags to the hotel guests as they arrived, and were so attentive throughout the entire weekend. The entire staff has a great attitude and that really made all our guests feel comfortable. Overall, our experience with Sugar Bowl was phenomenal and I wouldn't change a thing about it. Many guests told us that our wedding was the best and the most fun wedding that they have ever attended. You will not find a better vendor or service team anywhere in the Reno/Tahoe area! Meredith and Dan Herr
Sugar Bowl summer weddingReviewed on 9/20/2013 Emily M
Coordinator Meghon Shrewsbury goes above and beyond to provide excellent service, communicating all the way through the process. Though planning a wedding involves many details, the staff at Sugar Bowl made sure that every question was answered and handled all elements big and small with aplomb. A beautiful setting where many of your guests can stay on site and even ride a ski lift to the top of the mountain, Sugar Bowl offers a very unique and memorable wedding experience. Where some venues tend to nickle and dime you at every turn, Sugar Bowl was excellent in providing amenities such as heat lamps, parasols and other general decor for no extra charge. We would not hesitate to recommend this site to future couples!
Best day Ever!Reviewed on 9/17/2013 Katie H
My Husband and I had an amazing day. Sugar Bowl was a perfect place to make such amazing memories with family and friend that we will remember for the rest of our lives. Sugar Bowl brings a special touch to the wedding weekend. Having the hotel for only wedding guests makes it special; it is truly an exclusive get away weekend with the people you love. The chairlift was a very special touch to the occasion. Our guests really enjoyed it. The Sugar Bowl staff was incredible. I honestly cannot think there is a more attentive staff out there. They were incredible with every detail. The venue looked absolutely gorgeous and the food was delicious. Everything with Sugar Bowl was fantastic. I could not have asked for a better place to get married. There is not one thing that I would have changed. Sugar Bowl exceeded our expectations. Thank you!
Having skied at Sugar Bowl for several years, the resort held a special place in our hearts, and now that we were married there, it is even more special to my husband and me. Allison was fun to work with, attentive to our many silly questions, and very good at her job. The rest of the Sugar Bowl staff was equally helpful and friendly. Because Sugar Bowl employees do the set up, break down, and everything in between, we were able to have fun with our guests and each other instead of stressing about centerpieces. My husband and I have heard from many of our guests that ours was the most fun and beautiful wedding they have attended. The cocktail hour at the top of Mt. Disney is absolutely worth doing. We had been up there many times in winter, but the wildflowers were going OFF during our late-August wedding, and I'm so excited to see our photographs from up there. Our guests loved the chair lift, as well. We loved not having to find a caterer (Sugar Bowl does catering in-house), and the food was amazing, too! Having many of our guests stay at the Village Lodge with us turned our big day into a fun weekend getaway and gave us more time with our many out-of-town friends and family. The Village Lodge basement area also worked perfectly for our after party (just add glowsticks and speakers). I cannot recommend Sugar Bowl highly enough.
We got married at Sugar Bowl in July 2017 and it was the most magical and phenomenal place to have a wedding ever! Between the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountain scenery and the rustic ski-lodge vibe, it was the perfect place for my husband and I to tie the knot. We did the rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception at The Lodge which made accommodations simple and easy for our mostly out-of-town guests. We opted for the Disney Chair cocktail hour which was one of the most epic, beautiful experiences ever---I would highly recommend it if it is within your budget! Allison (the wedding coordinator) was professional, responsive, and very organized and everything went very smoothly all the way through the process. She handled all the details from keeping us within budget, to helping put all the décor in place, and to guiding us through the day timely and with very little stress. Most our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to—this venue will absolutely not disappoint! Thanks Sugar Bowl, Allison, Jose and all of the staff!
We were married at the Lake Mary venue on June 24th and had the wedding of our dreams! Britney, Allison, and the rest of the staff were amazing. They were able to clear the remaining snow from the site just in time and ensured that everything went smoothly. We reserved the site earlier in the day to allow us to spend more quality time with friends and family. Everyone had a blast playing with all the water toys on the lake and getting to know each other before the ceremony. I had reviewed how I wanted the tables set up, the arch and all the decor, with Britney. She executed everything perfectly and the site looked even more beautiful than I had imagined. The staff even found our rings in the lawn , which had fallen off our dog, Zoe's, ring bearer pillow as she was walking down the aisle! Lake Mary Cabin is the most gorgeous, intimate venue in the whole area. The food was exceptional, the staff was professional and accommodating and the price is actually more affordable than anything else around! We are grateful to the Sugar Bowl/Lake Mary crew for their contribution to an unforgettable wedding!
First wedding of the season at Sugar Bowl! Where do I even begin...We reserved Sugar Bowl for our June 2017 wedding in February 2016. We didn't start working closely with Meghon (the previous Wedding/Events Manager) until our tasting appointment in February 2017. At the appointment she told us she was leaving and they were close to hiring someone new - enter Allison. She is amazing! She helped me every step of the way. My husband and I met her for the first time a few weeks before our wedding to go over everything. Allison and her assistant Britney could not have done a better job. As you all know, we had a record snow year...so there was major concern we wouldn't be able to get married on the lawn. Allison and Britney came up with a Plan B (Judah Lodge) quickly and made arrangements to bring in the natural/organic look we would have at Village Lodge. LUCKILY, the snow melted enough and the grass dried out for us to have the ceremony at the Village. Allison and Britney set up all the decor exactly how I pictured...from what I remember seeing. It is a blur now. They were very accommodating. We had lawn games, a fire pit with s'mores, lounge furniture...a lot going on. We had around 140 guests. Everyone raved about the food - said it was the BEST wedding food they have eaten. The chairlift made for some awesome photos (we did not do the Disney cocktail hour) and we used the basement downstairs for the after party. We filled the Lodge as well, which was fun having all our family and friends around for the weekend. We also planned a full weekend. Golf or hike on Friday morning, everyone was invited to rehearsal dinner. It created a great atmosphere come wedding day, where everyone had met and hung out already. Everything was perfect, from the weather to set up, to people having the best time. I wouldn't have gone anywhere else for our wedding. As my dad said, if he had 10 daughters (he has two ;)) he would have every wedding at Sugar Bowl!
Our advice to a couple deciding to book their wedding at Sugar Bowl Resort is: do it. We were married at Sugar Bowl Resort in August, and the entire weekend was so perfect. We will try to keep this brief, as we could sing Sugar Bowl's praises for days. From our first meeting with Meghon, we knew that there was no other place that could top Sugar Bowl Resort. Meghon helped us through literally EVERY part of the planning process. She was always responsive to all our questions and provided excellent advice. She made planning this extremely important day enjoyable and without stress! As half our guests were from the East Coast, we wanted to create an entire weekend instead of one day. We booked the entire Lodge for our guests, which meant assigning hotel rooms to our close friends and family. Jose, Sydney and Lisa put up with all our changes and weekly emails, and helped us with all the hotel details. They were always responsive, and extremely professional. The hotel staff took care of everything from check-in to check-out (literally everything). We choose to book Lake Mary for a lake day with our guests on Friday, as well as for our rehearsal dinner Friday night. The Sugar Bowl staff took care of every detail and the food and service was exceptional. The location was gorgeous for the rehearsal dinner, and after all our guests went back to the Beltroom Bar for cocktails and dessert. Shout out to all the great bartenders!! Sugar Bowl really took care of everything: planning and coordination, vendor recommendations, lodging, food, decorations, flowers, and set up and take down. Amanda and Meghon worked with all our vendors to make sure everything on the day went smoothly and on time. The entire weekend was so perfect, and that is due to the attentiveness, professionalism and exceptional customer service of the entire Sugar Bowl Staff. We heard from many guests on Sunday that it was the best wedding that they had ever been to, and we have to agree!! Thank you!
Simply perfect.Reviewed on 10/30/2015 Christina
Best. Day. Ever!Reviewed on 10/30/2015 Nikki W
Look, weddings are expensive. Don't spend your money anywhere other than Sugar Bowl. The experience we had was nothing short of perfect. My husband and I could have gotten married at the courthouse in our PJs and been happy, but we chose to make our wedding a gift to our guests - for loving us and supporting us. If you are looking for a beautiful, unique, and delicious venue, look no further than Sugar Bowl! The fact that guests can stay at the lodge and celebrate all the wedding festivities with you in one place is so convenient and fun! For smaller parties, Lake Mary on the Sugar Bowl property is beyond gorgeous (if you have a larger party, we highly recommend having your rehearsal dinner at the lake). We got married on the lawn at the Village Lodge, had our cocktail hour at the top of the Disney lift, and danced all night on the Village Lodge deck. The Disney lift is definitely an added cost, but it is money well spent. Your guests will love the uniqueness of it all! The Sugar Bowl staff (including the maintenance and housekeeping team) were awesome from the moment we met them. The kitchen not only accommodated and listened to all of our wishes, but made an amazing dinner with tons of options (at a decent price, too!). Meghon Shrewsbury is not only the sweetest wedding coordinator, she can also work with you to create the floral arrangements of your dreams. Several of our guests, ranging in age from 23 to 80 have told me that our wedding at Sugar Bowl was the best wedding they had ever been to. If we had to do it again (and believe me, we want to), we would choose Sugar Bowl 1,000 times over.
The Perfect Day!Reviewed on 9/27/2015
Our daughter and son in-law love the mountains in addition to skiing/boarding in the Tahoe area. They wisely chose Sugar Bowl Ski Resort as their wedding venue and we are so grateful for the selection! Their wedding weekend at Sugar Bowl was picture perfect and heartfelt! From the beginning of the weekend with the welcoming of guests to the Lodge by the warm and efficient staff to the last breakfast, on Sunday and the goodbyes, all was wonderful. Meghon Shrewsbury, Sugar Bowl's Coordinator and her attentive staff were remarkable throughout every aspect of the weekend for making certain all went well. Guests enjoyed hiking the gorgeous trails on the mountains of the resort in addition to playing horseshoes, lawn games, lounging in the sun and later sitting by the fire pit in the evening. From the fun and delicious rehearsal dinner taco bar to the stunning ceremony, unique chairlift ride and cocktail hour on the top of Mt. Disney, to the exquisite dinner and dancing on the deck all were unforgettable.
AMAZING VENUE AND STAFF!Reviewed on 9/24/2015
I cannot begin to describe how perfect Sugar Bowl and their whole team were! Not only was it beautiful there, and a ton of fun, but Meghon and her entire team were nothing but flawless. They constantly went above and beyond to make the entire weekend special and perfect. Their service made it felt like we were at a 5 star resort with rustic touches, at a very affordable price. People were amazed I only spent what I did considering what it included. The food was delicious (we got tons of compliments on it), the scenery was perfect, and everyone was so nice. We used Lake Mary for the rehearsal dinner, and that was also pure perfection! Highly recommend that venue as well. When the wind got a little crazy after dinner on the day of the wedding, they moved us all inside and it felt cozy and romantic inside the lodge. Meghon is incredible to work with - responsive and kind, and she has soooo much experience, so she had great recommendations throughout the planning process. 5 stars isn't enough, i wish I could give 10! They made everything easy :) Thank you Sugar Bowl, you really made my wedding perfect!
Amazing in every way possible!Reviewed on 8/12/2015 Anne C
We cannot say enough good things about Meghon and her team. Everything about our wedding was perfect, and I can truly attribute that to the amazing staff. She was incredibly responsive to email. She was always budget conscious, helping us to make choices that would save us money without it feeling budget. This was especially true with flowers. She was on point with every vendor recommendation I asked for. She is crazy organized, which helped me to also be organized and for everything to go smoothly. Everyone always says something goes wrong at weddings, and honestly, besides starting dinner 15 minutes later than anticipated (due to us taking forever doing photos during cocktail hour) I really can’t think of anything. Everyone said it was some of the best wedding food they’ve ever had, and this even came from our vendors too. Additionally the staff of Sugar Bowl was amazing. Anything we asked for magically happened from hotel staff, housecleaning or event staff. Also, one of our friend’s flights was delayed and landed in Reno at 1am. As you can imagine it’s difficult to find Sugar Bowl in the dark especially when you’ve never been there. The front desk hotel staff sat on the phone at 3am with our friends to help them find their way and ensure they didn’t get lost. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming, it felt like we were welcomed into their home. Everything was amazing and I can’t thank Meghon and her team enough for our perfect day. We had zero complaints from any guest about anything (amazing, seriously) besides the fact the weekend ended too soon! We can’t say enough positive things and will never forget our weekend at Sugar Bowl. If we had to do it all over again, hands down, without hesitation would we use Sugar Bowl.
Perfect Venue!Reviewed on 8/11/2015 Judi D
I could not ask for a more perfect venue for both my rehearsal dinner and wedding. We had our rehearsal dinner at Lake Mary, and we were taken back by this hidden gem in the Sierras. Our wedding was at the Village Lodge and my family and friends had so much fun spending the weekend at Sugar Bowl. Meghon and her staff made my entire wedding planning easy, and she gave me the wedding of my dreams. Meghon was also my florist and she did an incredible job with our flowers. I was speechless when I saw our arch, tables, and decor around the venue. The food at Sugar Bowl is amazing! I would highly recommend this venue!
WOWReviewed on 7/20/2015 Sarah L
The venue and service exceeded my expectations by a million! I knew it would be a beautiful venue, but I was literally blown away by how gorgeous the grounds were and how amazing the entire staff was! The service was phenomenal and everyone was so helpful! The lodge was awesome and all my friends and family were able to stay on-site so it was a great summer camp/dorm feel which everyone LOVED! Meghon was so helpful and responsive throughout the whole planning process. I literally wish I could have a wedding there every weekend. I hope a friend gets married there so I get to attend a wedding there soon! I can't say enough good things about the entire experience. It was seriously the wedding of my dreams!
Mountain destination weddingReviewed on 7/18/2015
The Sugar Bowl staff was fantastic at planning and orchestrating our wedding day. Because of this, our destination wedding was stressless and perfect for us in every way. Lake Mary was beautiful and fun a location, and the pictures were perfect.
Sugar Bowl knocked my socks off!Reviewed on 7/11/2015 Sarah S
The staff and venue at Sugar Bowl Resort far exceeded my expectations! We were on a fairly strict budget and so were forced to decline many of their extra options that were available (The Disney Chair Lift, the Lake Mary Rehearsal, floral services). Despite this, their most basic package included spectacular lighting and decor, a full weekend of devoted and attentive staff, and floral decorations around the lodge that were coordinated with our wedding flowers and colors! Furthermore, Meghon surprised us with adding her own finishing touches at the ceremony site, which were breathtaking. We asked for a reduced price menu and still received an assortment of main dishes, salads, and appetizers that had even the most foodie of our guests salivating! We received the kind of service one might expect if we had opted for ALL of their extra options! I highly recommend Meghon and her staff at Sugar Bowl Lodge for ANY special event you may be planning, especially your wedding.
June 6, 2015 Wedding- Rustic Romance!Reviewed on 6/16/2015 Jacquelyn G
Davie and I were married at Sugar Bowl Resort on June 6, 2015 and could not be more thrilled with the entire experience. From the very beginning to the very last moment, the Sugar Bowl team was exquisite. Meghon was the best wedding coordinator I could have imagined. Meghon was always available for questions and was incredibly helpful along with Amanda on making all our dreams come true for our day. When she first told me if we can dream it, they will make it happen, I wasn't sure it was possible. I have never been more happy to be wrong! Every single detail was perfect. Additionally, Chef Alan made the most incredible French-Vietnamese fusion meal for the 140 guests. From the walnut chicken to the filet and custom pho bar... the guests were so happy with the food and could not stop complimenting the chef. The entire crew set up the hotel with flowers, tables, and more to make every guest feel welcome and loved. The fire pit was awesome for s'mores and hanging out each night. The hotel was perfect! We had most of our guests staying at the hotel or in houses on the property. Jose was amazing getting all the rooms sorted out and helping all the guests. If you love a beautiful mountain setting and crave a weekend-long wedding event, this is absolutely the best place for you! I could not be more complimentary of Sugar Bowl. Thank you!!
Best wedding everReviewed on 6/02/2015
Getting married at Sugar Bowl was really an incredible experience. The culture of the staff made it feel like our friends and family were relatives home for a long weekend- they didn't miss a detail and they genuinely took care of everybody- from gluten free meals to shipping a forgotten teddy bear- they were kind and attentive, seamless and non-intrusive. Meghon Shrewsbury really knows her stuff and is exactly the kind of organized you want in a Wedding Coordinator. She manages many details upfront which is a huge blessing when the wedding weekend comes around, because you are really able to relax and enjoy. Sugar Bowl is a very well maintained, beautiful location, and all of our friends and family fit in the lodge for the weekend. It's close to major airports and an incredibly beautiful natural setting. With twelve years in her post, it's clear that Meghon has systems in place to manage each wedding- at the same time, she is very personable, and it feels like the staff is there to make it your own experience. We were hoping for a wedding in nature, where all the of the guests could stay in the same place, and there would be no set up or clean up- mission accomplished! We are also a same-sex couple and Sugar Bowl is a very very safe space.
Dream Come True!Reviewed on 6/02/2015 Sarah B
Sugar Bowl exceeded our every expectation. They did not miss a detail. Meghon was a pleasure to work with and we could not have done it without her. We have received countless compliments from our guests on the beautiful setting, helpful and courteous staff and delicious food. I could not have asked for anything more. I would highly recommend this venue.
AmazingReviewed on 9/30/2014
Our wedding experience at Sugar Bowl was absolutely amazing and perfect. Our plans started with our family arriving on Friday and staying for the weekend. Friday–Lake Mary barbeque and movie night- As our guests started arriving, we had a casual event to start off the weekend. Early in the day we brought our own coolers and snacks and enjoyed the relaxing and beautiful location. We enjoyed paddleboards, kayaks, etc. on the lake, tossed horseshoes and played a few of our own games we brought along. We didn’t have a wedding party so instead of having a rehearsal dinner, Sugar Bowl set up a great barbeque for us. Later, we enjoyed a movie under the stars, popcorn and s’mores around the fire pit. Sugar Bowl put everything together so well and really took care of everyone. Saturday–Wedding day- Our ceremony was set up perfectly. It was simple and elegant just as we had wanted, with trees, wildflowers and Mt. Disney as a backdrop. After our short ceremony, the chairlift fired up and took us all to the top for drinks and appetizers. The view is amazing and it was such a great addition to our event. This is such an awesome option that Sugar Bowl offers and we couldn’t imagine not having it part of our wedding memories. Once we returned, our reception was on the deck, which was perfectly set up. The dinner buffet was beautiful and the food was incredible (yes, we were able to enjoy our dinner). We chose not to have a traditional wedding cake so we had Sugar Bowl prepare a dessert for us. They prepared an amazing strawberry shortcake that was fantastic. The night moved into dancing and celebrating with a perfect intimate setting under the mountain stars. We can’t say enough how unique and beautiful Sugar Bowl is and the privacy of having the resort to ourselves made it such a special event for our friends and family. Meghon was wonderful to work with and kept us on track through all of our planning. We didn’t realize how many details needed attention but Meghon worked with us on the details that were important to us and took care of the rest. When we made it to the day of our wedding, we were relaxed knowing that we were in good hands. Meghon also did our flowers, which came out so beautiful. We selected some of the flowers we wanted and left it to her to put together what we felt were perfect arrangements for us. We started working with Meghon long before we booked our event and she was there for us even after our event was over. During both the barbeque and the wedding, we also worked with Pat who we were quickly impressed with. To be blunt, Pat is a pro who kept every detail of our day on track. Some of the smallest details can mean so much and we really appreciated how well he took care of us. While you might expect that the bride and groom be treated extra special during their wedding weekend, we heard from our guests that all of the staff they encountered was incredibly nice and helpful. From the wait staff, the bartenders, the front desk and to those working in the background cleaning rooms or setting up, everyone was polite and courteous. Long after our weekend wedding has ended, our friends and family (and us) are still raving about what an awesome wedding we had at Sugar Bowl. It is such a unique venue and a hidden treasure. Sugar Bowl, specifically Meghon, worked with us to create a custom fit wedding that matched us perfectly and we are amazed at how wonderful it all turned out. THANK YOU!!! Lee & Wendy Wells
Dream Wedding - Dream VenueReviewed on 9/28/2014
I cannot say enough amazing things about Sugar Bowl Resort. From our first meeting with Meghon to our wedding day we felt completely comfortable and supported throughout the process. Meghon and her team do an excellent job supporting the bride and groom, family and guests throughout the entire planning process and wedding weekend. I had multiple people comment on the "excellent service" and "attention to detail". Everything went off without a hitch thanks to Meghon's experience and expertise! It was the wedding of our dreams in our favorite place on earth. I would highly recommend it to any bride considering it as their venue.
Still in awe of how AMAZINGLY things wentReviewed on 9/20/2014 Rachel H
My husband and I got married at the Sugar Bowl Village Lodge on August 23rd. Before I get into just how awesome the staff was the weekend of our wedding, just a few reasons that we chose Sugar Bowl: 1. Compared to the outdoor venues we were looking at the in the San Francisco Bay Area and the other ski resorts in the area, Sugar Bowl was an absolute steal! Plus, included in the price is Meghon, their in-house wedding planner, who seriously kept me sane during the planning process, as well as free lift tickets when you come to do your tasting. 2. The Village Lodge is yours for the weekend. No other people to deal with. Just you and your loved ones. The bridal suite is also comped. 3. It's absolutely beautiful, and the weather is amazing during the summer. We actually had an organized hike during the weekend, and it turned out amazingly. As for the wedding itself, I am definitely a Type A person who did a ton of DIY before the wedding. I showed up to Sugar Bowl Friday afternoon and was tired, stressed, and worried about how things would turn out. Come Friday night, though, I was completely relaxed and was able to truly enjoy the wedding weekend. Every time I turned around, something else had been set up perfectly by the staff--decorations, cake, flowers, DJ equipment. I didn't have to lift a finger all weekend. They coordinated everything with the vendors as well. They took care of the entire rehearsal dinner, the post-rehearsal festivities, the wedding, reception, and Sunday brunch. Literally, everything was perfect, and this was huge because it let me bask in the happiness of marrying the man I love. Other people even commented that the staff were able to solve every problem before the guests even knew it was a problem. There's also a lot of freedom to customize your wedding into something that reflects you and your partner. Meghon was totally open to all our ideas (even the crazy ones!). We had hiking, yoga, lawn games, post-rehearsal pizza, bride & groom cocktails, and late night s'mores. They also will do customized menus, though we stuck with one of their packages, and it was great. I would also recommend doing the Disney Lift if it fits within your budget. Guests are still commenting how fun it was. Every single one of our guests (even the grandparents!) went up the lift. On the way up, you'll also have some alone time to just sit with your new husband or wife and enjoy the view. Honestly, looking back, it was just a perfect weekend because of the amazing venue and staff. I am so happy that we chose Sugar Bowl.
Medium wedding? SB is the best!Reviewed on 9/19/2014 Sarah G
SB was perfect for us! We wanted a wedding near Lake Tahoe for around 100 people at a reasonable price. Meghon was very willing to work within our budget for both the site and food/drink options. We opted to use the Lake Mary location for a lunch time wedding with the SB chef's awesome BBQ lunch spread. Amanda was so helpful as our day-of coordinator - between Amanda and our DJ, we didn't have to worry about anything the entire day! There was a minor hitch early on with the speaker system we rented from SB, but Amanda was able to have it rigged just in time for the ceremony. Another set of speakers was brought in by the SB staff right after the ceremony for the dancing and Amanda comped us the cost of the speaker rental for the (very minor) hassle. The staff, food, and view were perfect - couldn't have asked for a better day!
Best wedding venue EVER!Reviewed on 9/18/2014 Nicole T
Sugarbowl is amazing. We originally chose the location because of sentimental value (my husband taught me to ski here) but were blown away at what a perfect wedding venue it turned out to be. Staff are always friendly and go above and beyond. The wedding co-ordinator Meghon was so easy to work with and always made herself available whenever we needed something. She also did our flowers for the wedding and they were gorgeous. She worked with what I wanted but added her own touch and they turned out beautifully. Both my husband and I grew up in Canada so most of our guests had travelled quite a ways to be at our wedding. Sugarbowl was such a special place as you have the whole resort to yourself for 3 days. It was a spectacular setting to have a family reunion. Many of our family members had never been to Tahoe and were blown away. Everyone said it was the best wedding venue they had ever experienced. We did the chairlift for cocktail hour and had drinks and appetizers at the top of the mountain. It was spectacular and worth every penny. The food was delicious!! We were very impressed and everyone was raving about it. The fire pit that was lit every night was also a highlight. Smores for the kids then late-night talks with our family and friends sitting in Adarondak chairs around the camp fire was a great way to cap off the evenings. The prices were reasonable and the co-ordinator Meghon made suggestions to help us stay within our budget. There were no surprises when we saw the bill. I would would say that Sugarbowl as the perfect wedding venue. I have no regrets and would have my wedding there again in a heartbeat. We have perfect memories of our wedding day thanks to Sugarbowl.