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Sugar Bowl Resort

Norden , CA

LOCATION

P.O. Box 5, 629 Sugar Bowl Rd
Norden, CA US 95724 (map)
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ABOUT US

Sugar Bowl Resort, perched high atop Tahoe’s Donner Summit, has been a historic Tahoe destination since 1939. Known for world-class skiing and ample snowfall in the winter, Sugar Bowl is... Read more
Sugar Bowl Resort, perched high atop Tahoe’s Donner Summit, has been a historic Tahoe destination since 1939. Known for world-class skiing and ample snowfall in the winter, Sugar Bowl is equally well known as a popular and attractive summer spot to host corporate outings, family reunions and of course memorable weddings, complete with world-class cuisine and gracious hospitality stemming from a guest-centric staff. Sugar Bowl offers alpine charm and first-rate service for your magical day.

Nestled high in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains near Lake Tahoe, Sugar Bowl's historic lodge serves up a unique setting where the resort grounds can be all yours for an unforgettable private wedding. Sugar Bowl is known world-wide for its picturesque setting, gourmet food, imaginative menus and beautiful presentations. With accommodations for 80 people in the lodge and more available on-site and nearby, you’re sure to accommodate everyone comfortably for your special day.

Options are vast and varied for your ceremony and reception. The famous Sun Deck atop Mt. Disney, complete with breathtaking mountain vistas, glorious sunsets and a well-manicured lawn area for you and your guests to bask in the fresh, crisp alpine air, is a perfect choice for an on-mountain outing. For indoor receptions, you’ll find no finer than our Four Peaks Restaurant, where Executive Chef Al Davis and the rest of the staff work tirelessly and diligently to provide an outstanding menu and a wedding day that is uniquely yours. Lake Mary provides a unique, secluded private lake or ceremonies or parties, and the Judah Lodge serves up a modern banquet room for events and ceremonies on a grand scale.

From the moment you arrive at The Lodge at Sugar Bowl, you are greeted as guests to this amazing resort, and can anticipate the ultimate alpine experience. At Sugar Bowl, you and your special guests can choose accommodations ranging from slopeside hotel rooms to magnificent lofts, and from newly built condominium units to well-appointed suites with mountain views. Whatever your ideal accommodation, we’ve got it for you.

The friendly and experienced staff at Sugar Bowl will work with you to make sure your wedding day is uniquely yours, and utterly unforgettable. Our on-site Wedding Coordinator will provide personalized, detailed and professional service, complete with passionate attention to detail, ensuring all of your wedding wishes come true.

Call our dedicated wedding coordinator, Meghon Shrewsbury, today at 530-426-6769 or email her at mshrewsbury@sugarbowl.com. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1939
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Hotel, Park / Zoo / Natural Space
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Rustic, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
500
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
27
Number of suites
1
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
3000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1939
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Hotel, Park / Zoo / Natural Space
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Rustic, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
27
Number of suites
1
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
3000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Christine
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
We hosted our daughter's wedding at Sugar Bowl's Lake Mary venue. For the year leading up to the wedding, communication was easy and thorough. Meghon was extremely friendly and professional providing us lists, venue visits, and a tasting. For the rehearsal and event, Amanda took over. Amanda was a delight. She answered all our questions and managed the site with a friendly demeanor. All of the Sugarbowl employees were friendly and professional. Lake Mary is stunningly beautiful for an outdoor wedding. Many of our guests commented on the gorgeous scenery, fabulous food, and fun activities set up for the reception. My daughter and I are Tahoe locals and we looked at nearly every venue in and around Tahoe. Sugarbowl was the best price and provided the best service.
We hosted our daughter's wedding at Sugar Bowl's Lake Mary venue. For the year leading up to the wedding, communication Read more...
We hosted our daughter's wedding at Sugar Bowl's Lake Mary venue. For the year leading up to the wedding, communication was easy and thorough. Meghon was extremely friendly and professional providing us lists, venue visits, and a tasting. For the rehearsal and event, Amanda took over. Amanda was a delight. She answered all our questions and managed the site with a friendly demeanor. All of the Sugarbowl employees were friendly and professional. Lake Mary is stunningly beautiful for an outdoor wedding. Many of our guests commented on the gorgeous scenery, fabulous food, and fun activities set up for the reception. My daughter and I are Tahoe locals and we looked at nearly every venue in and around Tahoe. Sugarbowl was the best price and provided the best service. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We used Sugar Bowl for a destination wedding weekend and Meghon and her staff were attentive, helpful, very responsive and overall wonderful. I am the mother of the groom so we hosted a Friday night welcome dinner for all guests at Lake Mary and the setting was fabulous, excellent service, and great food. In addition to the event coordination, I also worked with Meghon on the flower center pieces for the tables which were perfect for the venue. She has a wealth of knowledge, is detailed orientated and her coordination let us enjoy the event rather than worry about the details. The wedding ceremony and reception the next day was picture perfect, once again with excellent service and great food.
We used Sugar Bowl for a destination wedding weekend and Meghon and her staff were attentive, helpful, very responsive and Read more...
We used Sugar Bowl for a destination wedding weekend and Meghon and her staff were attentive, helpful, very responsive and overall wonderful. I am the mother of the groom so we hosted a Friday night welcome dinner for all guests at Lake Mary and the setting was fabulous, excellent service, and great food. In addition to the event coordination, I also worked with Meghon on the flower center pieces for the tables which were perfect for the venue. She has a wealth of knowledge, is detailed orientated and her coordination let us enjoy the event rather than worry about the details. The wedding ceremony and reception the next day was picture perfect, once again with excellent service and great food. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Kate
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
I have absolutely nothing bad to say about my experience with Sugar Bowl and my wedding. The staff was amazingly helpful and willing to go the extra distance everytime. I did a LOT of shopping for venues in the Tahoe/Truckee area and this is by far the beat deal available. The affordable price came with so many extra perks (like the wedding coordinator) that you just don't get at the other local venues. I wish I could get married at Lake Mary again!!
I have absolutely nothing bad to say about my experience with Sugar Bowl and my wedding. The staff was amazingly helpful Read more...
I have absolutely nothing bad to say about my experience with Sugar Bowl and my wedding. The staff was amazingly helpful and willing to go the extra distance everytime. I did a LOT of shopping for venues in the Tahoe/Truckee area and this is by far the beat deal available. The affordable price came with so many extra perks (like the wedding coordinator) that you just don't get at the other local venues. I wish I could get married at Lake Mary again!! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
We thought Meghon and the entire Sugar Bowl staff were very friendly and helpful. The pricing seemed very fair and straightforward and the setting was incredible.
We thought Meghon and the entire Sugar Bowl staff were very friendly and helpful. The pricing seemed very fair and Read more...
We thought Meghon and the entire Sugar Bowl staff were very friendly and helpful. The pricing seemed very fair and straightforward and the setting was incredible. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Nicole
Wedding:
7/1/2014
5.0/5.0
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.
Sugarbowl is amazing. We originally chose the location because of sentimental value (my husband taught me to ski here) but Read more...
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. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Flowers, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Sugar Bowl was an amazing venue to have my wedding! The venue was stunning, the chair lift was incredible, the food was great, and the Sugar Bowl staff and Meghon were so accommodating the entire weekend. Working with Meghon during my engagement really helped, she was always quick to answer emails and worked with me on things that I wanted to do a little bit differently than what their norm was.

I loved being able to have The Village lodge exclusively for the weekend. Having the rehearsal dinner there too made the weekend feel like a big family/friend reunion. I was told by many guests that my wedding was one of their favorite weddings they've been too, the chairlift really gives guests an awesome experience.

Love, Love, Love!! :)
Sugar Bowl was an amazing venue to have my wedding! The venue was stunning, the chair lift was incredible, the food was Read more...
Sugar Bowl was an amazing venue to have my wedding! The venue was stunning, the chair lift was incredible, the food was great, and the Sugar Bowl staff and Meghon were so accommodating the entire weekend. Working with Meghon during my engagement really helped, she was always quick to answer emails and worked with me on things that I wanted to do a little bit differently than what their norm was.

I loved being able to have The Village lodge exclusively for the weekend. Having the rehearsal dinner there too made the weekend feel like a big family/friend reunion. I was told by many guests that my wedding was one of their favorite weddings they've been too, the chairlift really gives guests an awesome experience.

Love, Love, Love!! :) Read less
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Dhonna
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
WOW! What a wonderful venue for my June 21 wedding!! It was just perfect for our rustic/outdoorsy themed wedding! Even if you did not have any decorations..this venue SCREAMS rustic and woodsy. The staff were wonderful during the whole process: before, during, AND even after. Weather was great and we did not know we were marrying on the first day of summer aka the longest day of the year!

Meghon was sooo wonderful and absolutely responsive. After hearing all my friends current horror stories, I appreciate her fast response! When you talk/email her she felt genuine..Again my friends' current experience with their CURRENT venue planners..cringe worthy. I loved and appreciated her suggestions. We also decided to hire her for flowers. Again, it fit perfectly with what I wanted. It was also very convenient to have the food, flowers, hotel, setup all under Meghon! It helps to have someone who sees the vision the bride sees! Thank you Meghon many of my guest commented on just how wonderful you all were!

Booking Sugar Bowl meant you had the whole place to yourself. We decided to book the Disney Lift...and the ONLY complaint I have was that I wish that the person operating the lift told my guest that the bar on the ski lift came down...BOY riding the skilift during the summer is FAR different than in the winter...SCARY ISH! I had a few guest who were literally crying so be prepared. My husband and I are outdoorsy and we ski/snowboard often I did NOT expect to be THAT terrified! Other than that it was a wonderfully unique experience for our 170 guest.

Anyhoo I can't stress how wonderful this venue is. Many of my guest kept commenting on it too. The grounds are also well maintained. The grass was lush and pretty. I wish I can get married all over again! =)
WOW! What a wonderful venue for my June 21 wedding!! It was just perfect for our rustic/outdoorsy themed wedding! Even if Read more...
WOW! What a wonderful venue for my June 21 wedding!! It was just perfect for our rustic/outdoorsy themed wedding! Even if you did not have any decorations..this venue SCREAMS rustic and woodsy. The staff were wonderful during the whole process: before, during, AND even after. Weather was great and we did not know we were marrying on the first day of summer aka the longest day of the year!

Meghon was sooo wonderful and absolutely responsive. After hearing all my friends current horror stories, I appreciate her fast response! When you talk/email her she felt genuine..Again my friends' current experience with their CURRENT venue planners..cringe worthy. I loved and appreciated her suggestions. We also decided to hire her for flowers. Again, it fit perfectly with what I wanted. It was also very convenient to have the food, flowers, hotel, setup all under Meghon! It helps to have someone who sees the vision the bride sees! Thank you Meghon many of my guest commented on just how wonderful you all were!

Booking Sugar Bowl meant you had the whole place to yourself. We decided to book the Disney Lift...and the ONLY complaint I have was that I wish that the person operating the lift told my guest that the bar on the ski lift came down...BOY riding the skilift during the summer is FAR different than in the winter...SCARY ISH! I had a few guest who were literally crying so be prepared. My husband and I are outdoorsy and we ski/snowboard often I did NOT expect to be THAT terrified! Other than that it was a wonderfully unique experience for our 170 guest.

Anyhoo I can't stress how wonderful this venue is. Many of my guest kept commenting on it too. The grounds are also well maintained. The grass was lush and pretty. I wish I can get married all over again! =) Read less
Services Used: Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Carly
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
In my opinion sugar bowl gets 5 stars for everything. We had our wedding there this June and it was amazing! Meghon and her team were more than accommodating and made everything so special for our big day. They were very professional but approachable and we felt like we could ask them anything and no task was too big. They even went as far as learning many of the guests names and helping some of the older guests with food etc. The wedding was a huge success, everyone had an amazing time and even our guests mentioned to us how wonderful the staff was at sugar bowl. Thank you Sugar Bowl Staff!
In my opinion sugar bowl gets 5 stars for everything. We had our wedding there this June and it was amazing! Meghon and Read more...
In my opinion sugar bowl gets 5 stars for everything. We had our wedding there this June and it was amazing! Meghon and her team were more than accommodating and made everything so special for our big day. They were very professional but approachable and we felt like we could ask them anything and no task was too big. They even went as far as learning many of the guests names and helping some of the older guests with food etc. The wedding was a huge success, everyone had an amazing time and even our guests mentioned to us how wonderful the staff was at sugar bowl. Thank you Sugar Bowl Staff! Read less
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Roxy
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at Sugar Bowl this past October and it was the best place we could have chosen. I cannot recommend this place enough. It was the first venue we saw and we booked it that day, knowing it would be perfect for us. The planning process was so easy and smooth; Meghon and Pat took care of whatever we needed, but we were able to plan and coordinate the things we wanted to. They are extremely flexible with what they will do and provide really good recommendations on timing, set up, and logistics. We showed up the day before the wedding, dropped off everything we brought and had a half hour meeting to go over set up etc. and after that we didn't have to worry about a thing. The best part was that neither we nor our guests had to lift a finger, and the whole weekend was executed perfectly and our stuff was packed back into boxes by Sunday morning ready for us to take home.

They really went above and beyond our expectations and all the little things I'd forgotten (our cake needs decoration? It's cold and we need heat lamps?) they took care of. I could go on and on about everything they did that made it perfect. A lot of our guests stayed Friday and Saturday night, and the ability to have everyone there with no stress made it perfect. I've heard and seen so many stories of brides frazzled on their wedding day trying to get everything set up right or deal with emergencies that come up. I was honestly so relaxed because I knew that even if something did go wrong it would be handled. Additionally, the place is beautiful. If you like the mountains you won't find a better venue. Now we are just hoping one of our friends gets married there so we can attend a wedding at Sugar Bowl!
We had our wedding at Sugar Bowl this past October and it was the best place we could have chosen. I cannot recommend this Read more...
We had our wedding at Sugar Bowl this past October and it was the best place we could have chosen. I cannot recommend this place enough. It was the first venue we saw and we booked it that day, knowing it would be perfect for us. The planning process was so easy and smooth; Meghon and Pat took care of whatever we needed, but we were able to plan and coordinate the things we wanted to. They are extremely flexible with what they will do and provide really good recommendations on timing, set up, and logistics. We showed up the day before the wedding, dropped off everything we brought and had a half hour meeting to go over set up etc. and after that we didn't have to worry about a thing. The best part was that neither we nor our guests had to lift a finger, and the whole weekend was executed perfectly and our stuff was packed back into boxes by Sunday morning ready for us to take home.

They really went above and beyond our expectations and all the little things I'd forgotten (our cake needs decoration? It's cold and we need heat lamps?) they took care of. I could go on and on about everything they did that made it perfect. A lot of our guests stayed Friday and Saturday night, and the ability to have everyone there with no stress made it perfect. I've heard and seen so many stories of brides frazzled on their wedding day trying to get everything set up right or deal with emergencies that come up. I was honestly so relaxed because I knew that even if something did go wrong it would be handled. Additionally, the place is beautiful. If you like the mountains you won't find a better venue. Now we are just hoping one of our friends gets married there so we can attend a wedding at Sugar Bowl! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Flowers, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Landen
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Sugar Bowl made our prep hassle-free and our wedding day smooth and easy. Meghon and Pat were excellent coordinators on site and their team was there to answer any questions and help make our guests feel comfortable.

Flowers - Meghon & Pat happen to be florists, so that was easy.
Catering - they have excellent chefs and menus on site, so no need to outsource. The tasting was a wonderful experience in the snow!
Photographer - they have a list of recommended vendors and we loved Chris Cooke!
Cake - we ordered apple pie from a local bakery and Meghon took care of the whole process, from the tasting to the cutting
Decorations - we went with a rustic, woodsy theme and Sugar Bowl helped out significantly by providing baskets, wooden rounds for the tables, mason jars for flowers, an archway, and shepherd's hooks for the ceremony aisles. We described our style and they created it for us - so easy! We even intended to write out table seating with chalk and Sugar Bowl staff, Riza, took care of us for us with her beautiful handwriting.
Location - up in the mountains; it's definitely a destination for most, but at only 45 minutes from the Reno Airport and about 3.5 hours for our Bay Area friends and family, we decided that a "convenient getaway" fit the bill. Keep in mind, the 20-minute drive down to Truckee is a windy mountain road, so stay away after drinking or late at night.
Lodge - the rooms are quaint and clean and fit a wide range of numbers, so we could house our relatives and groups of friends easily on site. We only wish they had more rooms to fit all of our 117 guests. Luckily, it's just a short drive down to Truckee where hotels and restaurants are located.
Fun perk - we booked the Disney ski lift for our cocktail hour, which was a huge hit - even my grandparents went up the lift!

Our friends and family are still raving about the scenery, the location, the Disney lift, the food, and the service. We really could not be happier with our choice!
Sugar Bowl made our prep hassle-free and our wedding day smooth and easy. Meghon and Pat were excellent coordinators on Read more...
Sugar Bowl made our prep hassle-free and our wedding day smooth and easy. Meghon and Pat were excellent coordinators on site and their team was there to answer any questions and help make our guests feel comfortable.

Flowers - Meghon & Pat happen to be florists, so that was easy.
Catering - they have excellent chefs and menus on site, so no need to outsource. The tasting was a wonderful experience in the snow!
Photographer - they have a list of recommended vendors and we loved Chris Cooke!
Cake - we ordered apple pie from a local bakery and Meghon took care of the whole process, from the tasting to the cutting
Decorations - we went with a rustic, woodsy theme and Sugar Bowl helped out significantly by providing baskets, wooden rounds for the tables, mason jars for flowers, an archway, and shepherd's hooks for the ceremony aisles. We described our style and they created it for us - so easy! We even intended to write out table seating with chalk and Sugar Bowl staff, Riza, took care of us for us with her beautiful handwriting.
Location - up in the mountains; it's definitely a destination for most, but at only 45 minutes from the Reno Airport and about 3.5 hours for our Bay Area friends and family, we decided that a "convenient getaway" fit the bill. Keep in mind, the 20-minute drive down to Truckee is a windy mountain road, so stay away after drinking or late at night.
Lodge - the rooms are quaint and clean and fit a wide range of numbers, so we could house our relatives and groups of friends easily on site. We only wish they had more rooms to fit all of our 117 guests. Luckily, it's just a short drive down to Truckee where hotels and restaurants are located.
Fun perk - we booked the Disney ski lift for our cocktail hour, which was a huge hit - even my grandparents went up the lift!

Our friends and family are still raving about the scenery, the location, the Disney lift, the food, and the service. We really could not be happier with our choice! Read less
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Lacy
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
The BEST wedding venue!! The Sugar Bowl staff made our day perfect and stress free. Sugar Bowl went out of their way to accommodate all of the wedding needs for me and my guests. I cannot say enough great things about everyone there. Honest truth - our guests are still talking about how much fun our wedding was. I owe a huge thanks to everyone at Sugar Bowl for making that happen.
The BEST wedding venue!! The Sugar Bowl staff made our day perfect and stress free. Sugar Bowl went out of their way to Read more...
The BEST wedding venue!! The Sugar Bowl staff made our day perfect and stress free. Sugar Bowl went out of their way to accommodate all of the wedding needs for me and my guests. I cannot say enough great things about everyone there. Honest truth - our guests are still talking about how much fun our wedding was. I owe a huge thanks to everyone at Sugar Bowl for making that happen. Read less
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Nadia
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
We got married at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort on 10/6/12. We loved the rustic, historic feel. We immediately clicked with Meghon, the wedding event coordinator. She is genuine, friendly & put us right at ease. She & her staff were flexible & allowed creativity. They accommodated special requests regarding my culture’s unique traditions-my family was so honored and impressed. The staff also set up all of my handmade decorations in such a way that was more beautiful than I could have imagined & returned everything to me in perfect condition! I didn't have to worry or bother any family or friends with these details. Meghon also did all the flowers-I had no idea what I wanted & she still produced incredible work that was exactly what I wanted! I highly recommend her for the flower services. Dinner was fantastic! Our friend, who is a professional chef at a gourmet restaurant, said it was the best food he ever had at a wedding! We also used the basement of the ski lodge as a kids room, with a kid friendly buffet, coloring, games and movies. All the parents raved about this! After all the kiddos went to bed, the staff quickly transformed the room into the after-party room & the festivities continued into the night! Mike with the lodging & accommodations staff was also extremely helpful throughout the whole process, making sure that all our guests staying on-site were taken care of. Finally, another highlight was the Sunday Brunch-It was so nice to say goodbye to everyone & not have to worry about pulling quiches out of the oven or doing dishes. We just relaxed & enjoyed everyone’s company for as long as we could. Everyone said that our wedding couldn't have been at a more beautiful location or be more relaxed. Meghon really went above & beyond to make our day stress-free & more perfect than we could have imagined! All this was affordable, with no sacrifice of elegance, quality, or service. We are so happy to have had such an amazing weekend, all thanks to Meghon & her staff.
We got married at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort on 10/6/12. We loved the rustic, historic feel. We immediately clicked with Read more...
We got married at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort on 10/6/12. We loved the rustic, historic feel. We immediately clicked with Meghon, the wedding event coordinator. She is genuine, friendly & put us right at ease. She & her staff were flexible & allowed creativity. They accommodated special requests regarding my culture’s unique traditions-my family was so honored and impressed. The staff also set up all of my handmade decorations in such a way that was more beautiful than I could have imagined & returned everything to me in perfect condition! I didn't have to worry or bother any family or friends with these details. Meghon also did all the flowers-I had no idea what I wanted & she still produced incredible work that was exactly what I wanted! I highly recommend her for the flower services. Dinner was fantastic! Our friend, who is a professional chef at a gourmet restaurant, said it was the best food he ever had at a wedding! We also used the basement of the ski lodge as a kids room, with a kid friendly buffet, coloring, games and movies. All the parents raved about this! After all the kiddos went to bed, the staff quickly transformed the room into the after-party room & the festivities continued into the night! Mike with the lodging & accommodations staff was also extremely helpful throughout the whole process, making sure that all our guests staying on-site were taken care of. Finally, another highlight was the Sunday Brunch-It was so nice to say goodbye to everyone & not have to worry about pulling quiches out of the oven or doing dishes. We just relaxed & enjoyed everyone’s company for as long as we could. Everyone said that our wedding couldn't have been at a more beautiful location or be more relaxed. Meghon really went above & beyond to make our day stress-free & more perfect than we could have imagined! All this was affordable, with no sacrifice of elegance, quality, or service. We are so happy to have had such an amazing weekend, all thanks to Meghon & her staff. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Venue
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Amy
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Sugar bowl did amazing job with everything! We couldn't have been more pleased with how everything went which is largely due to the wonderful staff.
Sugar bowl did amazing job with everything! We couldn't have been more pleased with how everything went which is largely Read more...
Sugar bowl did amazing job with everything! We couldn't have been more pleased with how everything went which is largely due to the wonderful staff. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
My goodness our wedding was the most BEAUTIFUL wedding I have ever seen!!! The wedding coordinator was AMAZING as well as the entire Sugar Bowl staff. From start to finish, everything was perfect and exceeded our expectations in every possible way. The venue is ideal, as we had everything to ourselves-no outsiders to be seen!!! The food was incredible and the chef also went above and beyond-we couldn't have had a more perfect and memorable day!!! I would absolutely recommend this venue to anyone and everyone.
My goodness our wedding was the most BEAUTIFUL wedding I have ever seen!!! The wedding coordinator was AMAZING as well as Read more...
My goodness our wedding was the most BEAUTIFUL wedding I have ever seen!!! The wedding coordinator was AMAZING as well as the entire Sugar Bowl staff. From start to finish, everything was perfect and exceeded our expectations in every possible way. The venue is ideal, as we had everything to ourselves-no outsiders to be seen!!! The food was incredible and the chef also went above and beyond-we couldn't have had a more perfect and memorable day!!! I would absolutely recommend this venue to anyone and everyone. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, , Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Peggy
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Today, on the anniversary of our son’s wedding at Sugar Bowl Resort, my husband and I are reminiscing about the happy celebrations during the long weekend we enjoyed at Sugar Bowl. I cannot speak highly enough of Meghon, with whom we worked long distance to coordinate the rehearsal dinner at scenic Lake Mary. Meghon did all the flowers for the wedding, and they were absolutely gorgeous. The entire resort was reserved for the weekend, with the wedding guests free to enjoy boating on the lake, early morning trail hikes, and casual time together. The food was delicious and the staff was wonderful, managing all the details in a relaxed and professional manner. From the breathtaking scenery to the friendly and professional staff, everything came together perfectly. Thank you, Sugar Bowl staff and management, for inspiring special memories that will last a lifetime!
Today, on the anniversary of our son’s wedding at Sugar Bowl Resort, my husband and I are reminiscing about the happy Read more...
Today, on the anniversary of our son’s wedding at Sugar Bowl Resort, my husband and I are reminiscing about the happy celebrations during the long weekend we enjoyed at Sugar Bowl. I cannot speak highly enough of Meghon, with whom we worked long distance to coordinate the rehearsal dinner at scenic Lake Mary. Meghon did all the flowers for the wedding, and they were absolutely gorgeous. The entire resort was reserved for the weekend, with the wedding guests free to enjoy boating on the lake, early morning trail hikes, and casual time together. The food was delicious and the staff was wonderful, managing all the details in a relaxed and professional manner. From the breathtaking scenery to the friendly and professional staff, everything came together perfectly. Thank you, Sugar Bowl staff and management, for inspiring special memories that will last a lifetime! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Flowers, Photography, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rehearsal Dinner, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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ROB AND KERRY
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
OUR DAUHTERS WEDDING AT SUGAR BOWL COULD NOT OF BEEN MORE PERFECT! EVERY LITTLE DETAIL WAS THERE AND MORE. WE LOOK BACK ON OUR PHOTOS AND WE STILL CANNOT BELIEVE HOW BEAUTIFUL EVERYTHING WAS FOR US. MEGHON SHREWSBURY IS THE MOST AMAZING AND TALENTED PERSON EVER. SHE WAS SUCH A DELIGHT TO WORK WITH AND ALWAYS HAD THE RIGHT IDEAS WHEN WE WERE UNSURE OF THINGS. IT WAS THE MOST SPECIAL DAY EVER! OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY HAVE ALL TOLD US THAT IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND FUN WEDDINGS THAT THEY HAD ATTENDED. WE AGREE!!!
OUR DAUHTERS WEDDING AT SUGAR BOWL COULD NOT OF BEEN MORE PERFECT! EVERY LITTLE DETAIL WAS THERE AND MORE. WE LOOK BACK ON Read more...
OUR DAUHTERS WEDDING AT SUGAR BOWL COULD NOT OF BEEN MORE PERFECT! EVERY LITTLE DETAIL WAS THERE AND MORE. WE LOOK BACK ON OUR PHOTOS AND WE STILL CANNOT BELIEVE HOW BEAUTIFUL EVERYTHING WAS FOR US. MEGHON SHREWSBURY IS THE MOST AMAZING AND TALENTED PERSON EVER. SHE WAS SUCH A DELIGHT TO WORK WITH AND ALWAYS HAD THE RIGHT IDEAS WHEN WE WERE UNSURE OF THINGS. IT WAS THE MOST SPECIAL DAY EVER! OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY HAVE ALL TOLD US THAT IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND FUN WEDDINGS THAT THEY HAD ATTENDED. WE AGREE!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, , Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
On my 40th Birthday in 2011 my husband took me to a Lake Mary Dinner. Our parents had raved about the dinner and the location so we thought it would be a wonderful little celebration place. We fell in love with it right away and decided right then that we would have to look into having our wedding there. I contacted Meghon at Sugar Bowl the next week and booked Lake Mary for our wedding on August 11th 2012 and the Lodge for the entire weekend. Meghon was a wonder. I had worked in catering in NYC for many years and so was coming into the process with many expectations. Meghon met all of those expectations. She organized absolutely everything and did my flowers to boot which were stunning. I wanted a low key, small wedding that was rustic yet sophisticated and it was exactly what I imagined. Not only was it beautiful but food was incredible. Guests raved! They said that it was the best wedding food they had ever had. The location is amazing, having your guests stay at the Lodge and share Tahoe for the weekend was the best, the food was to die for and I whole heartedly recommend it. It was the perfect event for us and we could not have asked for more.
On my 40th Birthday in 2011 my husband took me to a Lake Mary Dinner. Our parents had raved about the dinner and the Read more...
On my 40th Birthday in 2011 my husband took me to a Lake Mary Dinner. Our parents had raved about the dinner and the location so we thought it would be a wonderful little celebration place. We fell in love with it right away and decided right then that we would have to look into having our wedding there. I contacted Meghon at Sugar Bowl the next week and booked Lake Mary for our wedding on August 11th 2012 and the Lodge for the entire weekend. Meghon was a wonder. I had worked in catering in NYC for many years and so was coming into the process with many expectations. Meghon met all of those expectations. She organized absolutely everything and did my flowers to boot which were stunning. I wanted a low key, small wedding that was rustic yet sophisticated and it was exactly what I imagined. Not only was it beautiful but food was incredible. Guests raved! They said that it was the best wedding food they had ever had. The location is amazing, having your guests stay at the Lodge and share Tahoe for the weekend was the best, the food was to die for and I whole heartedly recommend it. It was the perfect event for us and we could not have asked for more. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Rachel
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Wedding Date: Saturday, July 28, 2012

Venue Fee (includes wedding coordinator Meghon and several other ceremony/reception fixin's): $3000

Extra Cocktail Hour atop Mount Disney Lift (highly recommended, even the guests "afraid of heights" LOVED the experience): $2000-3000 (not including food/alcohol), only bottled beer and wine (no keg) available

Ceremony/Reception outside !!! (with indoor contingency plan if necessary)

From the first time meeting Meghon nine months before our wedding, to hugging her goodbye at the end of our wedding weekend extravaganza, my new husband (!) and I felt Meghon was professional, kind, thoughtful, gracious, and endlessly helpful.

Neither my husband nor myself are particularly detail-oriented or knowledgeable about the ins and outs of wedding planning. Meghon took complete care of the cake and flower details by coordinating with vendors in Truckee. We simply researched the general information we wanted: i.e. type of flowers, cake design. With her extensive experience (she coordinates 16 weddings per summer! for the last several years!) she will always give you appropriate advice and recommendations to your questions and to fill in the gaps of your knowledge (i.e. who gets a corsage? how much cake is needed for your wedding guests? etc.)

Additionally, we had a mishap with our ceremony officiant just two weeks before the wedding! We mentioned this to Meghon and she immediately recommended a nearby and affordable officiant to save the day. Meghon had the perfect sense for us as a couple...our new officiant (Viviane) matched our personalities perfectly and the ceremony was beautiful!

Meghon consistently worked to get us the best deals, and even went so far as to organize a golf outing for my husband's Tahoe bachelor party. She is honest and straight-forward about any and all wedding expenditures, no hidden fees or unexpected surprises (and if you're confused about a price/expense, just ask and she will explain thoroughly!).

The complementary (after submitting venue deposit) wine and food tasting at Sugar Bowl proper is a luxurious and delicious experience (to be shared with a handful of close friends and/or family...4 additional guests) that enables a couple to get a true sense for what their guests will experience during cocktail hour appetizers and the reception. The chef is amazing!

During the week leading up to the wedding, we were quite anxious (understandably as we didn't know what to expect!) about everything from ceremony music to centerpiece set-up. In just 30 minutes of meeting in person with Meghon, all our anxiety was put to rest, she knows exactly how to handle all situations! The ceremony/cocktail hour/reception/bonfire after party went off without a hitch...I was unaware of even one scheduling, food, alcohol, etc. "issue"...Meghon and her team handled every detail calmly, kindly, perfectly.

If it weren't such a generally exhausting process, Dan and I would get married again and again at Sugar Bowl!

We love you Sugar Bowl!

Love,
Dan and Rachel
Wedding Date: Saturday, July 28, 2012

Venue Fee (includes wedding coordinator Meghon and several other Read more...
Wedding Date: Saturday, July 28, 2012

Venue Fee (includes wedding coordinator Meghon and several other ceremony/reception fixin's): $3000

Extra Cocktail Hour atop Mount Disney Lift (highly recommended, even the guests "afraid of heights" LOVED the experience): $2000-3000 (not including food/alcohol), only bottled beer and wine (no keg) available

Ceremony/Reception outside !!! (with indoor contingency plan if necessary)

From the first time meeting Meghon nine months before our wedding, to hugging her goodbye at the end of our wedding weekend extravaganza, my new husband (!) and I felt Meghon was professional, kind, thoughtful, gracious, and endlessly helpful.

Neither my husband nor myself are particularly detail-oriented or knowledgeable about the ins and outs of wedding planning. Meghon took complete care of the cake and flower details by coordinating with vendors in Truckee. We simply researched the general information we wanted: i.e. type of flowers, cake design. With her extensive experience (she coordinates 16 weddings per summer! for the last several years!) she will always give you appropriate advice and recommendations to your questions and to fill in the gaps of your knowledge (i.e. who gets a corsage? how much cake is needed for your wedding guests? etc.)

Additionally, we had a mishap with our ceremony officiant just two weeks before the wedding! We mentioned this to Meghon and she immediately recommended a nearby and affordable officiant to save the day. Meghon had the perfect sense for us as a couple...our new officiant (Viviane) matched our personalities perfectly and the ceremony was beautiful!

Meghon consistently worked to get us the best deals, and even went so far as to organize a golf outing for my husband's Tahoe bachelor party. She is honest and straight-forward about any and all wedding expenditures, no hidden fees or unexpected surprises (and if you're confused about a price/expense, just ask and she will explain thoroughly!).

The complementary (after submitting venue deposit) wine and food tasting at Sugar Bowl proper is a luxurious and delicious experience (to be shared with a handful of close friends and/or family...4 additional guests) that enables a couple to get a true sense for what their guests will experience during cocktail hour appetizers and the reception. The chef is amazing!

During the week leading up to the wedding, we were quite anxious (understandably as we didn't know what to expect!) about everything from ceremony music to centerpiece set-up. In just 30 minutes of meeting in person with Meghon, all our anxiety was put to rest, she knows exactly how to handle all situations! The ceremony/cocktail hour/reception/bonfire after party went off without a hitch...I was unaware of even one scheduling, food, alcohol, etc. "issue"...Meghon and her team handled every detail calmly, kindly, perfectly.

If it weren't such a generally exhausting process, Dan and I would get married again and again at Sugar Bowl!

We love you Sugar Bowl!

Love,
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NL
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Meghon Shrewsbury is THE BEST!!!
Meghon Shrewsbury is THE BEST!!!
Meghon Shrewsbury is THE BEST!!! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, , Transportation, Wedding Venue
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NL
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Meghon Shrewsbury is THE BEST!!!
Meghon Shrewsbury is THE BEST!!!
Meghon Shrewsbury is THE BEST!!! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, , Transportation, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Meghon Shrewsbury is THE BEST!!!
Meghon Shrewsbury is THE BEST!!!
Meghon Shrewsbury is THE BEST!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Sugar Bowl resort was so helpful in assisting me and my mother in planning, touring, and answering requests promptly for my wedding this summer. We only had 2 months to pull everything together and I don't know ho we would have done it if it weren't for Meghon and Lisa, both are awesome individuals and so wonderful! Thank you again for making my husband and I's day the perfect way to start our marriage AND my parents 33rd wedding anniversary fantastic!
Sugar Bowl resort was so helpful in assisting me and my mother in planning, touring, and answering requests promptly for Read more...
Sugar Bowl resort was so helpful in assisting me and my mother in planning, touring, and answering requests promptly for my wedding this summer. We only had 2 months to pull everything together and I don't know ho we would have done it if it weren't for Meghon and Lisa, both are awesome individuals and so wonderful! Thank you again for making my husband and I's day the perfect way to start our marriage AND my parents 33rd wedding anniversary fantastic! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Long Story Short -
Everything about Sugar Bowl is amazing! Have your wedding here!

Long Story Longer -
Everything about our wedding experience at Sugar Bowl was perfect for us! Our wedding was "destination" for the majority of our guests and for us as well. We were worried about planning from afar and how everything would tie together for the big day, but Meghon (wedding coordinator), Lisa (hotel manager) and the rest of the Sugar Bowl staff made the planning process and our actual wedding such an amazing experience. Meghon is extremely helpful, hands-on, experienced, professional, and is full of great ideas and input along the way. Lisa and the hotel staff were so easy to work with in terms of coordinating the 27 rooms and reservations for our guests and they were great about providing updates along the way. Even when they aren’t open full time, I felt that they coordinated well with one another and worked together to be there when I had questions or needed information. We also loved the complementary wine/food tasting that you get to do once you've booked your wedding date at Sugar Bowl. We were able to include my parents and even rode to the lodge in a snow cat due to the weather. The whole "adventure" was a really great way to kick off our experience with Sugar Bowl. Not to mention, the food is amazing and they feed you until you are full to the brim!

I guess you can say we did the "whole shebang" in terms of what is available when you book at Sugar Bowl. We arrived the Wednesday before our wedding and hosted an outdoor movie on the lawn. The front desk staff was really helpful and filled up buckets of ice for us and even let us borrow their cute little popcorn maker. They also kept the camp fire going for us late into the night so our guests arriving late could enjoy it. From the first day, our guests commented on how great it was to have such a beautiful venue to ourselves and how nice the staff was.

We hosted a rehearsal dinner/welcome BBQ at Lake Mary on Friday night. The setting was absolutely gorgeous, the food was delicious, the bartender was super friendly, table settings looked great - everything was wonderful! Meghon even went above and beyond by putting little vase centerpieces out for me at the last minute. I was supposed to provide potted flowers, but completely forgot and she just told me not to worry about it and it would be taken care of and would look great, which it did! I highly recommend taking advantage of Lake Mary if you can, whether it is for a rehearsal dinner, or using the “water toys” during the day, or for your ceremony. It is such a beautiful location and made our rehearsal dinner a special experience for us and our guests.

On the day of our wedding, Meghon coordinated all the vendors and helped to round up family & wedding party for pictures and kept the whole event on track and organized. If there were any issues, we never knew about them. Meghan and the rest of the staff were helpful and relaxed the whole time.

Meghon also did our flowers and they were absolutely amazing! We went with a "rustic wildflower" theme and she created exactly what I had envisioned. She is so creative and talented! If she's available to do your event flowers, I would highly recommended going with her.

One of the big draws of Sugar Bowl was the ability to use the ski lift. We had our cocktail hour at the top of the mountain immediately following the ceremony. Our guests (most of them at least) loved riding up the lift and lucky for us, we had perfect weather so the views from the top were amazing. We decided to offer a white sangria as our signature cocktail. They made it in house and it was really good! My only complaint is that we weren't informed that there aren't any restroom facilities at the top of the mountain, so a lot of guests went down early because they had to use the restroom.
Regarding our reception, our wedding food was DELICIOUS and the staff was really attentive…for example, we put out a few pizza’s at the end of the night for a “late night snack” and as soon as I turned around on the dance floor to go inside and grab a slice, one of the staff was standing there with two pieces for my groom and I. : )

A few other noteworthy comments…every morning the deck and grounds were spotless, even first thing Sunday morning. The staff seems to work really hard and you can tell the property is well kept.
I also wanted to do a candy bar, but was having a hard time shipping all the glass jars, etc. When I asked Meghon for help, she said to bring the candy and she would handle the rest (and she was excited about it!). Our Candy Bar turned out beautiful, all thanks to Meghon. She incorporated rustic wood log rounds, moss, flowers and set up all the candy, jars, etc. It was one of my favorite parts of the decor and she tied it all in with our theme perfectly.

All in all, we are so grateful that we had our wedding at Sugar Bowl and couldn't be happier with the experience. They made our event seamless and stress-free from start to finish. I highly recommend Sugar Bowl if you are looking for a beautiful venue, great food, amazing staff, and good value.

Thank you Sugar Bowl!

Lisa & Jeremy
Long Story Short -
Everything about Sugar Bowl is amazing! Have your wedding here!

Long Story Longer - Read more...
Long Story Short -
Everything about Sugar Bowl is amazing! Have your wedding here!

Long Story Longer -
Everything about our wedding experience at Sugar Bowl was perfect for us! Our wedding was "destination" for the majority of our guests and for us as well. We were worried about planning from afar and how everything would tie together for the big day, but Meghon (wedding coordinator), Lisa (hotel manager) and the rest of the Sugar Bowl staff made the planning process and our actual wedding such an amazing experience. Meghon is extremely helpful, hands-on, experienced, professional, and is full of great ideas and input along the way. Lisa and the hotel staff were so easy to work with in terms of coordinating the 27 rooms and reservations for our guests and they were great about providing updates along the way. Even when they aren’t open full time, I felt that they coordinated well with one another and worked together to be there when I had questions or needed information. We also loved the complementary wine/food tasting that you get to do once you've booked your wedding date at Sugar Bowl. We were able to include my parents and even rode to the lodge in a snow cat due to the weather. The whole "adventure" was a really great way to kick off our experience with Sugar Bowl. Not to mention, the food is amazing and they feed you until you are full to the brim!

I guess you can say we did the "whole shebang" in terms of what is available when you book at Sugar Bowl. We arrived the Wednesday before our wedding and hosted an outdoor movie on the lawn. The front desk staff was really helpful and filled up buckets of ice for us and even let us borrow their cute little popcorn maker. They also kept the camp fire going for us late into the night so our guests arriving late could enjoy it. From the first day, our guests commented on how great it was to have such a beautiful venue to ourselves and how nice the staff was.

We hosted a rehearsal dinner/welcome BBQ at Lake Mary on Friday night. The setting was absolutely gorgeous, the food was delicious, the bartender was super friendly, table settings looked great - everything was wonderful! Meghon even went above and beyond by putting little vase centerpieces out for me at the last minute. I was supposed to provide potted flowers, but completely forgot and she just told me not to worry about it and it would be taken care of and would look great, which it did! I highly recommend taking advantage of Lake Mary if you can, whether it is for a rehearsal dinner, or using the “water toys” during the day, or for your ceremony. It is such a beautiful location and made our rehearsal dinner a special experience for us and our guests.

On the day of our wedding, Meghon coordinated all the vendors and helped to round up family & wedding party for pictures and kept the whole event on track and organized. If there were any issues, we never knew about them. Meghan and the rest of the staff were helpful and relaxed the whole time.

Meghon also did our flowers and they were absolutely amazing! We went with a "rustic wildflower" theme and she created exactly what I had envisioned. She is so creative and talented! If she's available to do your event flowers, I would highly recommended going with her.

One of the big draws of Sugar Bowl was the ability to use the ski lift. We had our cocktail hour at the top of the mountain immediately following the ceremony. Our guests (most of them at least) loved riding up the lift and lucky for us, we had perfect weather so the views from the top were amazing. We decided to offer a white sangria as our signature cocktail. They made it in house and it was really good! My only complaint is that we weren't informed that there aren't any restroom facilities at the top of the mountain, so a lot of guests went down early because they had to use the restroom.
Regarding our reception, our wedding food was DELICIOUS and the staff was really attentive…for example, we put out a few pizza’s at the end of the night for a “late night snack” and as soon as I turned around on the dance floor to go inside and grab a slice, one of the staff was standing there with two pieces for my groom and I. : )

A few other noteworthy comments…every morning the deck and grounds were spotless, even first thing Sunday morning. The staff seems to work really hard and you can tell the property is well kept.
I also wanted to do a candy bar, but was having a hard time shipping all the glass jars, etc. When I asked Meghon for help, she said to bring the candy and she would handle the rest (and she was excited about it!). Our Candy Bar turned out beautiful, all thanks to Meghon. She incorporated rustic wood log rounds, moss, flowers and set up all the candy, jars, etc. It was one of my favorite parts of the decor and she tied it all in with our theme perfectly.

All in all, we are so grateful that we had our wedding at Sugar Bowl and couldn't be happier with the experience. They made our event seamless and stress-free from start to finish. I highly recommend Sugar Bowl if you are looking for a beautiful venue, great food, amazing staff, and good value.

Thank you Sugar Bowl!

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Cambrian
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Short version: Sugar Bowl is awesome and a great place to have a wedding!

Long version:
We recently had a small wedding (70 guests) at the Village Lodge at Sugar Bowl, and it was a blast! Many people told us it was the best wedding they've been too! Much of the credit goes to the great people at Sugar Bowl, especially the wedding coordinator Meghon, who went to great lengths to take care of us and was delightful to work with.

The lodge is secluded and private (a bit like an upscale summer camp). I really loved that the ceremony, reception, and lodging were all in the same place. It was so nice to be able to walk up two flights of stairs and be in my room. The whole place has a magical atmosphere - the historic lodge, the huge deck, the beautiful party lights, the mountains, and the babbling creek. We took photos at the Rainbow Bridge overlook, which has amazing views of Donner Lake.

We really liked that Sugar Bowl took care of many of our wedding needs and saved us from having to find additional vendors. We rented the whole lodge for the wedding weekend and filled it exclusively with our guests. It is difficult to describe how amazing it is to see someone down the hotel hallway and automatically know them. We were able to personalize everything! Meghon took all our instructions and ideas and made them look way better than we had imagined. She has a good eye and loves flowers! As for dinner, the food was great and the servers were all very good. And we loved the bar. By the end of the weekend, I think everyone was friends with the bartender. =)

The weather was beautiful in early July. It was plenty warm (even hot!) and dancing under the stars was amazing! We hosted bagged lunches for everyone, so no one needed to leave during the day. Instead they got to enjoy the mountains by hiking, biking or boating (Sugar Bowl provided loaner mountain bikes and water toys!). We also had a campfire both nights with s'mores. Because our ceremony and reception were held outdoors, we did have to deal with a few mosquitoes, but fortunately Sugar Bowl provided a basket of mosquito repellant and sunscreen for the guests to use and has some fancy propane traps.

We felt Sugar Bowl was a great value. For the price of a very modest wedding in Los Angeles, we got to feel pampered at Sugar Bowl. We have no regrets at all that we got married at Sugar Bowl, even though most of our guests had to travel more than 100 miles.

p.s. We hosted a welcome BBQ (instead of a rehearsal dinner) for all our guests at Sugar Bowl on the Friday before the wedding. The Sugar Bowl burgers were great! The potato salad also got rave reviews from the guests.
Short version: Sugar Bowl is awesome and a great place to have a wedding!

Long version:
We recently had a Read more...
Short version: Sugar Bowl is awesome and a great place to have a wedding!

Long version:
We recently had a small wedding (70 guests) at the Village Lodge at Sugar Bowl, and it was a blast! Many people told us it was the best wedding they've been too! Much of the credit goes to the great people at Sugar Bowl, especially the wedding coordinator Meghon, who went to great lengths to take care of us and was delightful to work with.

The lodge is secluded and private (a bit like an upscale summer camp). I really loved that the ceremony, reception, and lodging were all in the same place. It was so nice to be able to walk up two flights of stairs and be in my room. The whole place has a magical atmosphere - the historic lodge, the huge deck, the beautiful party lights, the mountains, and the babbling creek. We took photos at the Rainbow Bridge overlook, which has amazing views of Donner Lake.

We really liked that Sugar Bowl took care of many of our wedding needs and saved us from having to find additional vendors. We rented the whole lodge for the wedding weekend and filled it exclusively with our guests. It is difficult to describe how amazing it is to see someone down the hotel hallway and automatically know them. We were able to personalize everything! Meghon took all our instructions and ideas and made them look way better than we had imagined. She has a good eye and loves flowers! As for dinner, the food was great and the servers were all very good. And we loved the bar. By the end of the weekend, I think everyone was friends with the bartender. =)

The weather was beautiful in early July. It was plenty warm (even hot!) and dancing under the stars was amazing! We hosted bagged lunches for everyone, so no one needed to leave during the day. Instead they got to enjoy the mountains by hiking, biking or boating (Sugar Bowl provided loaner mountain bikes and water toys!). We also had a campfire both nights with s'mores. Because our ceremony and reception were held outdoors, we did have to deal with a few mosquitoes, but fortunately Sugar Bowl provided a basket of mosquito repellant and sunscreen for the guests to use and has some fancy propane traps.

We felt Sugar Bowl was a great value. For the price of a very modest wedding in Los Angeles, we got to feel pampered at Sugar Bowl. We have no regrets at all that we got married at Sugar Bowl, even though most of our guests had to travel more than 100 miles.

p.s. We hosted a welcome BBQ (instead of a rehearsal dinner) for all our guests at Sugar Bowl on the Friday before the wedding. The Sugar Bowl burgers were great! The potato salad also got rave reviews from the guests. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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kmoeller
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
5 stars all the way! We had a beautiful wedding that people are still talking about. The service we received from the entire staff was top notch. Food and drinks were fabulous. I really recommend the Disney lift after the ceremony for cocktail hour. It was a great experience for the guests and made for beautiful pictures as well. I highly recommend Sugar Bowl Resort for your wedding.
5 stars all the way! We had a beautiful wedding that people are still talking about. The service we received from the Read more...
5 stars all the way! We had a beautiful wedding that people are still talking about. The service we received from the entire staff was top notch. Food and drinks were fabulous. I really recommend the Disney lift after the ceremony for cocktail hour. It was a great experience for the guests and made for beautiful pictures as well. I highly recommend Sugar Bowl Resort for your wedding. Read less
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Nativeson61
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
Our perfect wedding turned out that way in large part due to the fantastic job and professionalism of Meghon and the Sugar Bowl staff. They were kind, courteous, helpful, and fun. We enjoyed everyone we came into contact with from the gardeners to the cooks, wait staff, bartenders, etc. Having the entire place to ourselves for the entire weekend was glorious. Being surrounded by family and friends the night before and the morning after really made it a special occassion that so many could relax and enjoy all weekend long.
Our perfect wedding turned out that way in large part due to the fantastic job and professionalism of Meghon and the Sugar Read more...
Our perfect wedding turned out that way in large part due to the fantastic job and professionalism of Meghon and the Sugar Bowl staff. They were kind, courteous, helpful, and fun. We enjoyed everyone we came into contact with from the gardeners to the cooks, wait staff, bartenders, etc. Having the entire place to ourselves for the entire weekend was glorious. Being surrounded by family and friends the night before and the morning after really made it a special occassion that so many could relax and enjoy all weekend long. Read less
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kappymann
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Sugar Bowl was the most awesome place to have my daughter's wedding. They took care of everything. I think that the most valuable asset was having the built-in wedding planner. Megan was so sensitive and helpful and when it came to the actual wedding day and event, she basically took over all of the organizational things, even down to the distance between the bridesmaids when walking down the aisle. I can't recommend her enough. The venue was, of course, beautiful and all of the people at Sugar Bowl so helpful -- a wonderful event!! Thanks for the opportunity to recommend you!!
Sugar Bowl was the most awesome place to have my daughter's wedding. They took care of everything. I think that the most Read more...
Sugar Bowl was the most awesome place to have my daughter's wedding. They took care of everything. I think that the most valuable asset was having the built-in wedding planner. Megan was so sensitive and helpful and when it came to the actual wedding day and event, she basically took over all of the organizational things, even down to the distance between the bridesmaids when walking down the aisle. I can't recommend her enough. The venue was, of course, beautiful and all of the people at Sugar Bowl so helpful -- a wonderful event!! Thanks for the opportunity to recommend you!! Read less
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newsuesf
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Working with Meghon was wonderful and helped make the planning and execution remarkably stress-free. She kept us on the right timeline for making decisions, providing reminders as well as lots of suggestions about local resources for music, flowers, cake, etc.

It was also wonderful having the entire lodge for our guests throughout the weekend; our core group of family members arrived on Wednesday evening and stayed until Sunday, which gave us some very special time together before everyone else arrived. And it was great that so many people were staying at the wedding site and didn't need to worry about driving after the celebration.
Working with Meghon was wonderful and helped make the planning and execution remarkably stress-free. She kept us on the Read more...
Working with Meghon was wonderful and helped make the planning and execution remarkably stress-free. She kept us on the right timeline for making decisions, providing reminders as well as lots of suggestions about local resources for music, flowers, cake, etc.

It was also wonderful having the entire lodge for our guests throughout the weekend; our core group of family members arrived on Wednesday evening and stayed until Sunday, which gave us some very special time together before everyone else arrived. And it was great that so many people were staying at the wedding site and didn't need to worry about driving after the celebration. Read less
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Rory
Wedding:
6/21/2014
4.9/5.0
Sugar Bowl gave us the best possible wedding weekend we could ask for - from the timely, professional and patient correspondence in the planning of our event to the wonderful food and service throughout our wedding weekend, I can honestly say that I can't imagine a more fun and memorable way to get married. Meghon and her assistant Amanda were outstanding in their efforts to make sure that everything went according to plan and were extremely diligent and accommodating in handling any problems that came up (which was bound to happen). We have no hesitation in giving our highest recommendation to Sugar Bowl for anyone who is looking for a unique and memorable way to share an unforgettable experience with their friends and family.
Sugar Bowl gave us the best possible wedding weekend we could ask for - from the timely, professional and patient Read more...
Sugar Bowl gave us the best possible wedding weekend we could ask for - from the timely, professional and patient correspondence in the planning of our event to the wonderful food and service throughout our wedding weekend, I can honestly say that I can't imagine a more fun and memorable way to get married. Meghon and her assistant Amanda were outstanding in their efforts to make sure that everything went according to plan and were extremely diligent and accommodating in handling any problems that came up (which was bound to happen). We have no hesitation in giving our highest recommendation to Sugar Bowl for anyone who is looking for a unique and memorable way to share an unforgettable experience with their friends and family. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Julia
Wedding:
9/22/2012
4.9/5.0
My fiancee and I wanted to have a "mountain wedding" in the Tahoe area. After looking at ten or so venues throughout the region, one thing because clear: Sugar Bowl Ski Resort would provide impeccible service and understand our busy lives througout the planning process. The entire staff was completely responsive and helpful from the moment we took the initial site tour to the moment we left the venue the day after the wedding. The wedding coordinators paid attention to details that I would not have even thought of throughout the planning process. The food was excellent and they provided a kid-friendly buffet at a reduced rate - was helped on expenses because the wedding was a family-friendly event. All and all, the wedding was everything we dreamed of and we cannot imagine having it anywhere else!
My fiancee and I wanted to have a "mountain wedding" in the Tahoe area. After looking at ten or so venues throughout the Read more...
My fiancee and I wanted to have a "mountain wedding" in the Tahoe area. After looking at ten or so venues throughout the region, one thing because clear: Sugar Bowl Ski Resort would provide impeccible service and understand our busy lives througout the planning process. The entire staff was completely responsive and helpful from the moment we took the initial site tour to the moment we left the venue the day after the wedding. The wedding coordinators paid attention to details that I would not have even thought of throughout the planning process. The food was excellent and they provided a kid-friendly buffet at a reduced rate - was helped on expenses because the wedding was a family-friendly event. All and all, the wedding was everything we dreamed of and we cannot imagine having it anywhere else! Read less
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Catherine
Wedding:
9/7/2012
4.8/5.0
The delicious appetizers were put out on a tiny table next to the bar where no one could get to them. It was also unnoticeable. Very little was eaten. Had it been in a better spot they would have disappeared. That was money thrown down the drain. Our suggestion is to put them out on a bigger table right in the center of the grass not located next to the bar which attracts big crowds and lines so when people are milling around they will see it.
The delicious appetizers were put out on a tiny table next to the bar where no one could get to them. It was also Read more...
The delicious appetizers were put out on a tiny table next to the bar where no one could get to them. It was also unnoticeable. Very little was eaten. Had it been in a better spot they would have disappeared. That was money thrown down the drain. Our suggestion is to put them out on a bigger table right in the center of the grass not located next to the bar which attracts big crowds and lines so when people are milling around they will see it. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
8/18/2012
4.8/5.0
Sugar Bowl was an absolutely amazing venue! The staff, especially Meghon (the wedding coordinator), were more than happy to accommodate any of our wishes. A bride and groom should never be told "no" in regards to making their day the best it could be and we never heard it once! The only reason they got a lower score on responsiveness was due to Meghon's vacation in May when the hand-off of coordination duties was not as smooth as it could have been. However, the staff was pleasant to deal with and all issues were resolved.

We have/will continue to recommend Sugar Bowl to any couple beginning to plan their wedding. Our day couldn't have been more perfect! We are already planning our vow renewal there in 9 years!
Sugar Bowl was an absolutely amazing venue! The staff, especially Meghon (the wedding coordinator), were more than happy Read more...
Sugar Bowl was an absolutely amazing venue! The staff, especially Meghon (the wedding coordinator), were more than happy to accommodate any of our wishes. A bride and groom should never be told "no" in regards to making their day the best it could be and we never heard it once! The only reason they got a lower score on responsiveness was due to Meghon's vacation in May when the hand-off of coordination duties was not as smooth as it could have been. However, the staff was pleasant to deal with and all issues were resolved.

We have/will continue to recommend Sugar Bowl to any couple beginning to plan their wedding. Our day couldn't have been more perfect! We are already planning our vow renewal there in 9 years! Read less
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JLumley
Wedding:
9/11/2010
4.7/5.0
Had a wonderful wedding here and would do it again
Had a wonderful wedding here and would do it again
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Barbara
Wedding:
9/11/2010
4.6/5.0
We had a memorable wedding at the Sugar Bowl facility and everything went smoothly. The quality of the food and the venue were both wonderful and Megan, the wedding planner was very professional.
We had a memorable wedding at the Sugar Bowl facility and everything went smoothly. The quality of the food and the venue Read more...
We had a memorable wedding at the Sugar Bowl facility and everything went smoothly. The quality of the food and the venue were both wonderful and Megan, the wedding planner was very professional. Read less
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Proud parents
Wedding:
8/14/2011
4.1/5.0
Our experience was fantastic - beautiful venue, very organized, and delicious food. We had numerous comments how wonderful the wedding/recepetion was.
Our experience was fantastic - beautiful venue, very organized, and delicious food. We had numerous comments how wonderful Read more...
Our experience was fantastic - beautiful venue, very organized, and delicious food. We had numerous comments how wonderful the wedding/recepetion was. Read less
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