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Reception
$10,000 starting price
Ceremony
$2,000 starting price
Bar service
$5 per person
Reception
$10,000 starting price
Ceremony
$2,000 starting price
Bar service
$5 per person

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If mountains, lakes, wildflowers, granite walls, or snowy backdrops are part of your vision, Bear Valley is the perfect place for breathtaking ceremony locations to create your happily ever after. Visit and experience all the grandeur of the Stanislaus National Forest. We are happy to put together an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. Nestled halfway between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite in the high Sierra, Bear Valley is a paradox of sorts — a vast alpine basin filled with all the means to explore four seasons while being so small it feels like a private escape to granite-filled solitude. The Bear Valley Lodge offers you and your loved ones a cozy, rustic nights stay amid the Sierra Wilderness. Our beautiful indoor venue creates a perfect rustic chic setting including a stunning four-story fireplace.

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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?

$10,000

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

$10,000

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

Yes

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

$2,000

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

$2,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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?

$5

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

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar

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

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Resort

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

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

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

June
July
August
September

What months are included in your off-peak season?

May
October
November
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4.3 out of 5 rating
3 Reviews
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  • Average response time
    4 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    3.7 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.3 out of 5 rating
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85% Recommended by couples
3 Reviews
Emalee
Emalee O. Sent on 11/23/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Wedding

We Loved our Wedding at the Bear Valley Lodge! The coordinator Mariah was extremely accomidating and easy to work with! Everything was beautiful! The only small hiccup was that we were told by some of our guest that they had ran out of some of the food options. This was a little wierd to us since we had 4 guest not even show up. They also did not handle our allergy list well and we were told later that two people who had allergies could not eat. Besides those small things we loved our day!!
Emma
Emma F. Sent on 11/02/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Bear Valley Wedding

I could not have been happier with the location of our venue. Absolutely beautiful if you are looking for an outdoor or even indoor type wedding. They took care of all the set up, the catering, the drinks, and worked with our other vendors to make our big day as stress free as possible. We had so much having all of our friends and family stay at the lodge together. It made the whole weekend feel very intimate and cozy.
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Angela J. Sent on 08/13/2022
2.8 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue, unprofessional staff

Bear Valley is an incredibly beautiful place and we really loved the venue, both for the ceremony (at the overlook) and the reception (the lodge). Unfortunately, the staff just does not operate with much professionalism and ultimately, we can't recommend them because of this. The entirety of the planning process was frustrating, as we either didn't receive information we needed, got inaccurate information, or had to say the same thing multiple times and make corrections at every step. The ultimate mistake occurred during our actual wedding reception when an entire course of dinner was not served (dessert), which was in writing as part of the plan. Unfortunately, BV (and specifically Mariah, the contact), told us this mistake was due to a "miscommunication" and refused to refund us the price of dessert. If you have time to micromanage them, or a really detail oriented planner that can monitor everything the day of, it might be worth it, but otherwise, we would not recommend. As an aside, the food for our rehearsal dinner was excellent (pork chop, 40 people), but wedding dinner (chicken, 90 people) was really disappointing. It's unclear if this was due to the meal selection or just the scaling up, but the entree was really dry/hard and I fear had sat out for a long time.
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