The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Sugarloaf is New England's premier destination for outdoor enthusiasts and adventurous couples. Located in the Carrabassett Valley of Western Maine, Sugarloaf Mountain Resort offers year-round activities to thrill your wedding party and guests. From golf to world class skiing, plus concerts, biking and hiking, Sugarloaf Mountain Resort has it all.
The resort embodies the rustic elegance you'd expect from a New England lodge with plenty of exposed beams, brick and stone finishes and banks of windows to showcase the spectacular mountain views. Booking your destination wedding weekend at Sugarloaf Mountain Resort gives you several options for indoor or outdoor ceremonies and receptions:
The Bridal Bridge. The weathered timber bridge spans a lovely garden and has stunning mountain views in the background. This three-season outdoor ceremony site accommodates up to 200 guests.
R.H. Bell Chapel. This quaint chapel is a year-round indoor ceremony site and features pitched, exposed beam ceilings and plenty of windows to let in the mountain light. For use year-round, the chapel accommodates 200 guests and is a great backup venue in case of rain.
The Beach. Sugarloaf Mountain rises in the background of this spacious outdoor ceremony space. A large stone fireplace and bricked courtyard make this spot ideal for mingling with guests. It's a short walk from the King Pine Room for your indoor reception. This three-season space hosts even the largest weddings of up to 500 guests.
The Carrabassett Ballroom. This year-round sophisticated space comfortably fits 90 seated guests for a plated reception with room for dancing and cocktails.
The Avery Ballroom. A short walk from the Bridal Bridge, the Avery Ballroom is ideal for larger receptions of up to 150 seated guests.
The King Pine Room. This massive space has breathtaking views of Sugarloaf Mountain and the Bigelow Range. This three-season room has an open floor plan and oversize dance floor and is ideal for larger receptions. The minimum guest count is 150 with a maximum of 500.
What You Should Know
Book your wedding at Sugarloaf Mountain Resort and you have an experienced wedding team at your service to help you plan the ideal destination wedding. All catering and bar packages are provided by the resort's banquet department; they help you create a menu and drink options that suit your event goals.
In addition, your wedding team helps you select all of your wedding services from their list of preferred vendors. The resort works with florists, pastry chefs, DJs and live bands, photographers and party equipment rentals to make sure your vision is executed to idealion.
Sugarloaf Mountain Resort is a full-service mountain destination so you are able to create the ultimate wedding weekend with these extra perks:
- Lift tickets or rounds of golf for the wedding party
- Spa packages for the bridal party
- Private room for rehearsal dinner or wedding brunch
From the Vendor
A Big Mountain to celebrate your Big Love!
Sugarloaf is the perfect escape for your destination wedding. With a team of wedding professionals to help plan your special day Sugarloaf offers the perfect location for a beautiful fall foliage ceremony in one of our three outside venues, a summer evening soirée, or winter wonderland celebration.
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Ballroom, Hotel, Mountain, Restaurant, Tented
Bar + Drinks, Food + Catering, Planning, Service Staff
Loved having my wedding at Sugarloaf!Reviewed on 8/23/2011 Sarah F
The wedding was gorgeous, it was the perfect venue. And the staff was amazingly helpful. They really helped make the day run smoothly so I could enjoy it. Thanks!!
Such a beautiful place with incredibly helpful staff! Highly recommend!
We got had our reception at Sugarloaf in the King Pine Room. It was literally the perfect place to get married. The hotel next door offers very affordable rates for your overnight guests and it was an easy walk back forth. They provide you with a wedding coordinator which was extremely helpful; especially during the day of. We were able to access the room on Friday to decorate all day and then again Saturday morning to do the centerpiece flowers. They were very accommodating, even allowing us to drive our car all the way up to the back door to unload our decorations. They lit the outdoor fireplace all night long! Cocktail hour was set up in a separate room with it's own bar and then there was another bar set up in the King Pine Room for the reception. It was great to have two separate places for our guests to explore. Amazing pictures with the mountain in the background. It was the most magical place for us to have our reception.
Sugarloaf Bridal Bridge and Outdoor CenterReviewed on 11/29/2014 Amanda M
My husband and I got married in September at Sugarloaf. We used Bridal bridge for our ceremony and the outdoor center for the reception. The area is beautiful, it was a very affordable option, and the overall experience was wonderful. The planning process was a little bit stressful. Our venue for the reception was double booked without notification and we were expected to change our ceremony time. Response time to questions was very slow, and it seemed like after we booked the venue we were not a priority. That being said, the day itself went off without a hitch. I would use the venue again, but be warned you have to be a little pushy to get what you want and you need to stay on top of the details. Overall it was a perfect day.