Weddings

Sugar Bowl Resort

Norden, CA View map
$20k - $28k For 100 Guests

About

$20k - $28k For 100 Guests

Sugar Bowl Resort located in Norden, California is a historic alpine resort perched on top of Lake Tahoe’s Donner Summit. This picturesque venue built in 1939 is equally beautiful in the summer as it is in the winter and comes with amazing gourmet food and a helpful staff.

Sugar Bowl Resort, along with their lodge, can provide a private and romantic spot for those looking for a wedding in the mountains.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 300 guests at one of Sugar Bowl Resort’s many indoor and outdoor options. The Sun Deck on top of Mt. Disney provides gorgeous mountain views, beautiful sunsets and a well-manicured lawn for you and your guests. Or there’s a beautiful dining room inside their Four Peaks Restaurant coupled with a menu that is specific to you. For smaller affairs, there’s also the intimate Lake Mary for a unique and private ceremony.

Services Offered
Sugar Bowl Resort has been a part of the wedding industry for over 20 years. We strongly suggest hiring a month of coordiantor to help you leading up to the wedding day and the wedding weekend!

Our services include:

  • Bridal suite
  • Setup/Breakdown
  • Cleanup
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • China
  • In-house caterer
  • Event rentals
  • Outside vendors
  • Lighting and sound


Accommodation
The Lodge at Sugar Bowl Resort provides accommodations for you and up to 80 of your guests. They also have additional lodging on site and nearby. Rooms include:

  • Slopeside hotel rooms
  • Magnificent lofts
  • Newly-built condominium units
  • Suites with mountain views

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?

$5000.00

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

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
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?

$36.00

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

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Signature Drink

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Campsite/Cabin
Historic Building
Resort

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

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
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Lighting
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
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December

60 Reviews

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4.9
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Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Beth Married on 08/17/2019
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    Best day of our lives

    We are so happy that we picked Sugar Bowl as our venue! The staff and the food at this venue are phenomenal! And the lodge has such a chill, family vibe. We got married at the Village Lodge and had our rehearsal dinner at Lake Mary. Both were beautiful. The day at the lake on Friday before the rehearsal dinner was a great way to greet all of our friends and family, was a lot of fun, and made wedding day a lot less stressful. Tammy helped us out with our food tasting and was there on wedding day and is a treasure. Lisa is the new coordinator there and did a terrific job keeping us organized. We recommend using the Disney lift if you can--such a treat to go up there to signature cocktails, friends, family, and music with a view. We also had a kid-friendly wedding (we had ~25 kids there!) and the lawn games were clutch. Beautiful day, fantastic venue, can't recommend the whole experience highly enough.
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    Amanda C. Married on 08/10/2019
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    Charming, Rustic, and Intimate

    We had our wedding here in July 2021 and it was everything we imagined and more. We had to postpone a year (COVID) but they very accommodating and understanding. Lisa Tomasi and Jose Yi are wonderful to work with, and we appreciated how responsive they both were to our questions! The entire weekend ran without a hitch and all we had to do was enjoy! Sugar Bowl as a wedding venue is incredible - it's charming, rustic, intimate, and has amazing views. The lift ride to the top of the mountain for cocktail hour was unforgettable and made for some great photo ops! The food was also outstanding. Everything was all around excellent and we are so glad we chose Sugar Bowl to tie the knot.
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    Meghan Married on 08/04/2018
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    Our experience at Sugar Bowl (Lake Mary) was phenomenal! The wedding coordinators and staff were flexible and easy to work with. The food was unbelievable, our guests were blown away, and most went back for seconds. Sugar Bowl created the ideal wedding experience. When reminiscing about it after my husband said: "It was so much fun I want to do it all over again!"

Awards

  • 60
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements
Gingi Freeman Photography Gingi Freeman Photography Wedding Photographers

As a photographer, this location is an absolute DREAM!!! It is such a wonderful setting, with a helpful, professional and passionate staff! I ACHE to come back and shoot at this location again. If you have your wedding here, trust me, you will not regret it... (and your photographer will love you for it too!!)

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

What a beautiful location for your wedding! You'll receive the best service with a view of the mountains. I love performing at Sugar Bowl!

Christopher Cooke Photography Christopher Cooke Photography Wedding Photographers

Sugar Bowl is one of the most beautiful wedding locations I have ever shot at. The scenery and landscapes are breath taking! On top of that Meghon, Amanda and the staff are very helpful, organized, and friendly. They make everything run smoothly and seamlessly so that you dont have to stress about anything. I love how the team works with all the other vendors to make sure the wedding is perfect for the couple!

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Map

629 Sugar Bowl Rd Norden, CA, 95724
530-426-6769
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Sugar Bowl Resort frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Sugar Bowl Resort?

Sugar Bowl Resort includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Sugar Bowl Resort, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Sugar Bowl Resort includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At Sugar Bowl Resort, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Sugar Bowl Resort includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of Sugar Bowl Resort in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Sugar Bowl Resort for wedding events is known for:
  • Campsite/Cabin
  • Historic Building
  • Resort

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Sugar Bowl Resort for wedding events?

Sugar Bowl Resort offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Sugar Bowl Resort offer?

Sugar Bowl Resort offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Sugar Bowl Resort offer for wedding events?

Sugar Bowl Resort offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Sugar Bowl Resort have available for wedding events?

Sugar Bowl Resort offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Markers
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Sugar Bowl Resort and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Sugar Bowl Resort is recommended by 98% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in flexibility, 5 in professionalism, 4.9 in value and 4.8 in average response time.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Sugar Bowl Resort offer?

Sugar Bowl Resort currently offers 1 discount promotion for wedding services.

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