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Sugar Bowl Resort

Truckee, CA View map Visit website
4.9 out of 5 rating
64 reviews
$29k - $39k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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$29k - $39k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 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?

$17,500

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

$15,000

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
Lighting/Sound
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?

$48

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

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

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

100

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Campsite/Cabin
Historic Building
Park
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 Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
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
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

April
November
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    Kori J. Married on 08/13/2022
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    Sugar Bowl is THE Mountain Venue

    OH MY GOSH, I can not recommend Sugar Bowl enough! It was such a dream having our special day here. Not only is the venue beautiful, but the staff is amazing and soooooo helpful. We did a lake day at Sugar Bowl's private lake as a welcome party where canoes, paddle boards, and other water gear was provided. As well as food and drinks! Such a relaxing way to welcome guests for the weekend. For the actual wedding day, the staff was so attentive and so welcoming to all guests. For example, we had the cocktail hour at the top of the Disney Ski lift and the staff were already ready with appetizers and drinks as guests made their way up. There are so many beautiful parts of Sugar Bowl that can be explored also. How often do you get a whole ski resort to yourself for the weekend?? The ceremony was beautiful with greenery and wildflowers all around and the reception on the outdoor lodge deck was perfect with outdoor string lights already set up, lawn games, plenty of space for a dance floor and the bar just right up the steps - perfect setting. Also, guests are able to stay at the lodge, which is a bonus since guests can celebrate to their fullest and just have a staircase commute back to their rooms. Rooms were also coordinated with the help of the Sugar Bowl staff.

    And I can't say thank you enough for Lisa (venue manager) and Sarah who helped us leading up to the wedding weekend and day of the wedding. Such great communication and make you feel so special. They helped with all the little details and coordinated with our planner and other vendors to make sure everything went smoothly. Lisa helped us from giving a tour of the venue, to choosing dinner selections, drinks, activities - she wore many hats and was so easy to work with. We're truly thankful for her and her team.

    Sugar Bowl is also away from the tourist trap of Tahoe during the summer peak season (around 40 minutes from Lake Tahoe), so it's the perfect location for your guests to escape from the crowds but still get that Sierra mountain experience. Highly recommend Sugar Bowl as a venue! Beautiful, convenient, and the people here were such a pleasure to work with and are SO kind. And multiple guests came up to us saying it's one of the best weddings they've been to ;)

    Sugar Bowl Resort's reply:

    STOP IT! Kori, you an Alex were beyond the most wonderful clients! I enjoyed every single step of the journey with you.

    Please don't be strangers and come visit us in the winter for some swoosh, swoosh skiing!

    Cheers, Lisa
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    The perfect wedding

    Our wedding at Sugar Bowl was everything we could’ve ever dreamed of. There was not one moment that we were stressed with the planning process because everyone on the Sugar Bowl team was readily available to answer questions and make our vision come true. The venue is pretty much all inclusive, so the only other vendors we needed were florists, DJ, and photographer which really helped alleviate the stress leading up to the wedding.

    Lisa, the Weddings and Special Events Manager. She answered every phone call, text, email in timely manner and was very communicative throughout the months leading up to the wedding. The day of the wedding, she made the entire night run so smoothly. We honestly would not ask for a better evening.

    The food and beverage staff were phenomenal. All of our guests were so impressed with the food and the drinks. The bartender Bob also made it very special for our guests. He created delicious and unique drinks that all of the guests really enjoyed.

    Overall our wedding at Sugar Bowl was so unique, fun, and everything we ever envisioned on our wedding day. Everyone always says “something will go wrong on your wedding” and I can easily say absolutely nothing went wrong thanks to SB staff and especially thanks to Lisa! I highly recommend working with this team to make all of your wedding dreams come true!

    Ceremony venue: Lake Mary
    Reception venue: Village Lodge
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Deals

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We have a few great dates available and we would love to see you here at the Historic Sugarbowl Ski Resort!

Book an event in 2019 FOR 2019 and receive 20% off the site fees!

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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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629 Sugar Bowl Rd Truckee, CA, 96161
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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
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • 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
  • Open Bar
  • Specialty Beer

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
  • Park
  • 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 Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • 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 4.7 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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