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Convict Lake Resort

Mammoth Lakes, CA View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 5.0 out of 5
81 reviews
$18k - $21k For 100 Guests
Up to 185 guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$18k - $21k For 100 Guests
Up to 185 guests

Convict Lake Resort is a lakeshore wedding venue located in Mammoth Lakes, California. Situated below the peak of Mount Morrison, this venue hosts romantic weddings with scenic views of the 170-acre crystal-clear lake surrounded by tall aspens. Couples can enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, wildflowers, and fall colors as a backdrop for their wedding ceremony. Convict Lake Resort has coordinated more than 400 weddings over the past 20 years.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples can host up to 200 guests within the grounds of the Convict Lake Resort. You can easily celebrate both your ceremony and reception on the grounds thanks to its numerous event sites. You can exchange your vows at the edge of the breathtaking lake, against the unforgettable background of the mountains. Your cocktail hour and reception can take place at the gorgeous Restaurant at Convict Lake. Alternatively, you can opt for an outdoor reception and celebrate your union under the provided event tent. Here, guests can comfortably be seated with plenty of room to accommodate a dance floor for your after-dinner entertainment. Each event site highlights picturesque views of the enchanting surroundings. The resort also provides 28 cabins and three houses for accommodations.

Services Offered

Convict Lake Resort is a full-service wedding venue with accommodations and event planning available. In addition, the team can also provide in-house catering and bar services. The culinary and mixology staff are excited to help you design a selection of food and drinks that suits your taste. Assistance in set up can be arranged, as well as a number of event rentals. After your event, the staff can take care of clean-up, allowing you to enjoy your spectacular celebration entirely stress-free.

Cuisine

The Restaurant at Convict Lake is a well-known dining place in Mammoth Lakes. It has been catering wedding events for more than 20 years with its professional chefs and trained staff. Couples can choose from a variety of serving styles such as buffet, plated, family-style, stations, and hors d’oeuvres.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$3,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Parking
Set Up
Transportation

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$35

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

185

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

30

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Campsite/Cabin
Marina
Resort
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Lighting / Sound
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December

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  • Carley
    Carley M. Married on 08/21/2021
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    Amazing Wedding Weekend at Convict Lake

    My husband and I were married at Convict Lake 08/21/2021. This was hands down the best weekend of our lives. The rehearsal dinner, ceremony, venue and after party were all at the venue so everything was easy for our guests to get to. Since weddings usually consist of an open bar to some extent, the cabins made it nice for everyone to walk. Sometimes stumble back to safely so there is no drinking and driving. The venue had lots of cabins for our wedding to get ready in and guests to stay in (Not to mention it is dog friendly so our chocolate lab puppy could be a part of it al! ) We had 125 guests and the cabins fit from 2 up to 34 guests so they are perfect for every budget and our family and friends took over for the weekend. The staff that works at Convict is just as amazing as our wedding vendors! Lisa and Pete and their crew made sure everyone was taken care of, From checking in, to renting boats, horseback riding and so much more! The cabins were clean and comfortable for all guests. Since there are not many taxis and there isnt uber that runs all night long it made it very convenient. Not to mention there are deer running around the venue all day long which we do not get a chance to see everyday! The venue is located only 10 - 15 minutes from Mammoth so everything is fairly close for guests to stay in hotels if they don't stay in the cabins.

    From the moment we met with Meghan, our wedding coordinator, she was amazing. She had listened to every crazy idea and detail I had. She was literally amazing from the start of planning and even cleaning up after the wedding. She never missed a beat and was 100% focused on everything we asked for. Not only did my husband and I love her but so did our guests! She kept myself and my fun crazy family in line on timelines and to make sure everything was perfect. She was in contact with all of my vendors. (They have a preferred vendors list which I used their photographer, Steve Dutcher for video and photos that I highly recommend as well!)
    Meghan made my wedding day so smooth and easy that if anything went wrong I still have no idea and she had it handled. She was so respectful and professional the entire process. Not only will you love the wedding tent and the venue itself, but on the biggest day of my life, I couldn't imagine a better wedding coordinator than Meghan :)

    Last but not least, the food. We did our wedding tasting at this restaurant that is located on the property. It is called Convict Lake Restaurant. They take reservations and the beef wellington is the best! I had no idea how amazing their food was when we came to look at the venue! They catered our wedding and the food was so amazing, we went back everyday after the wedding! (We literally ate there 7 days straight).

    We did our food tasting for the wedding with a group of brides and grooms and it was such a fun day! They had so many selections to choose from for the wedding packages you wont be disappointed. We also did a casual rehearsal dinner and their pizza is still getting 5 star reviews from my family! I promise you will not be disappointed with the food at all!

    Finally, the wedding tent and ceremony site. The wedding tent itself is so beautiful. The ceremony took place in the aspen grove under the trees. It is close to some cabins so if you have some family or friends that have a hard time walking long distances, this is perfect for them. We live down in OC so hauling up stuff was easy for us but they also have another vendor that can do rentals and she is wonderful too. (Rummage Girl Weddings)

    I promise to any future bride with a future husband that loves fishing or even outdoors as much as I do will love getting married at Convict Lake. It works for all budgets and they are so accommodating you will not be disappointed!
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    Sarah R. Married on 07/10/2021
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    Perfect place for a wedding

    Getting married at Convict Lake Resort was a total dream come true. We held our ceremony in the Aspen Grove, the cocktail hour and reception in their beautiful tent and then headed over to the Convict Lake Restaurant after the reception for s'mores and mini grilled cheese with tomato soup (so tasty!). The Aspen Grove felt intimate and whimsical with its market lights strung amongst the branches, perfect for our 85 person wedding. The Aspen Grove is somewhat protected as well with a new fence - which is definitely a good thing when gets windy, which is not infrequent in this area. The semi-permanent tent is lovely - open and airy but really benefiting from a sturdy floor, which makes having a big, raucous dance party very possible (and much easier than many of the less permanent tented mountain/rustic weddings I have attended in the past). Being a part of Convict Resort (which has one of the better restaurants in town!) also means that the food is amazing, and our guests had nothing but good things to say about the food at dinner and brunch the following morning. Being able to easily walk over to the restaurant/bar for an after party was great. The location is perfect - Convict Lake and its surrounding mountains provide such a stunning setting for a wedding and really allow for the most beautiful photos. We had our first look as well as all of our family photos by the lake and could not be happier with them.

    My husband and I live locally but none of our family does, and so being able to have family and friends stay at Convict Resort in their lovely, comfortable cabins and be within walking distance not only of our wedding but also of all of the amazing nearby activities (boating, hiking, fishing) was such a great way for them to experience the Eastern Sierra for the first time. We had our rehearsal dinner in Mammoth and our ceremony/reception and Sunday morning brunch at Convict, and we had guests stay both at Convict Resort and in town. It is an easy 15 minute drive from town (we had shuttles the night of the reception so that nobody felt the need to drive after drinking) and being able to showcase multiple beautiful parts of this area was really fun.

    Aside from the beauty and ease of Convict Resort - I also cannot recommend Meghan and her team highly enough. Meghan was wonderful to work with - quick to respond, flexible, professional and just so kind. She works incredibly hard to help hone in a wedding vision and then literally sets all of it up flawlessly. Planning a wedding in the age of Covid is fun for no one, but Meghan made it so easy and essentially stress-free. She was completely on top of day of timing and schedule as well so we didn't have to think about anything other than enjoying the day. So many family members went out of their way to talk about how gracious, kind and friendly everyone working at Convict was during both our wedding and our brunch - we felt so taken care of by everyone and our guests really appreciated the incredible service.

    All in all - Convict Lake Resort is a perfect place to get married. Beautiful, convenient and with an incredible team that makes planning a wedding a total dream. I can't recommend it highly enough.
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    Amanda Married on 06/19/2021
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    A dream wedding come true!!

    I cannot express enough how great Meghan and the rest of the Convict Lake wedding team were! They constantly exceeded our expectations by going above and beyond for us and our guests. Even during COVID, Meghan was so flexible and helpful. I could tell she was willing to do whatever it took to make sure our wedding happened and have it be everything we wanted, and when we were finally able to have our wedding, it was absolutely perfect. We received endless compliments about how great the venue and staff were at our wedding. My family and I look forward to coming back to this location and making more wonderful memories for many years to come!

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
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Professional Network & Endorsements

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Green Fox Events & Guest Services Green Fox Events & Guest Services Wedding Planners

We LOVE working with the team at Convict Lake Resort, and are so grateful to have planned many events at this beautiful property. From the breathtaking lakeside ceremony locations, to the spectacular views of the mountains/sunsets through their clear tent structure, this property is an all around great venue for your special day! Not to mention they have cabins on-site to house your guests, and fun activities (i.e. horseback riding, fishing/boating, hiking, etc.), to keep your guests happy all weekend long. We look forward to working on many more great events together in the future. From, the Green Fox Events Team!

Celtic Harp Music by Anne Roos Celtic Harp Music by Anne Roos Wedding Musicians

What a beautiful location for a wedding! With a top-notch staff, they'll treat you to a gorgeous, private mountain wedding.

FreshTracks Entertainment FreshTracks Entertainment Wedding DJs

Convict Lake Resort is a world class wedding destination of the finest in it's class. The service team is excellent and well trained, very professional they almost always have a sommelier on staff. The wedding planning team of Mike and Meghan are always on point. Weddings at this location are always executed flawlessly in time. The magic is in the details they are very meticulous and organized. Convict Lake is so smooth your guests will be impressed by the flow! The food is delicious, you could argue it the finest in all the Sierra! You can always taste the craftsmanship. From the homemade salad dressings the vinaigrette is off the hook! There is a New York that is roasted Prime Rib style that reinvents the game! My personal favorite is the Mahi Mahi with Jalapeño Cilantro. Chef Oscar and this crew are very talented. Yea the service and view combined with the value make this place all time. The view from the ceremony sites speaks for itself. Take the hike around the lake and let the mountains and the majesty speak to you. You will thank me! (about 45 minutes easy terrain and no elevation gain. Bring water, wear sunscreen, appropriate footwear) I recommend Convict Lake on every level. This place is fantastic!

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