56 Reviews for Sugar Bowl Resort
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Our wedding at Sugar Bowl was amazing. The organizers, Meghon and her assistant Amanda, were spectacular. They are very easy to work with, their prices are reasonable for what you get, and the setting is gorgeous without being over-the-top Lake Tahoe pricing. If you're looking for a Tahoe wedding without the price tag, this is the place for you. Also, having wedding coordinators who work for the venue means that you almost get a wedding planner included in the price of your wedding!
We just had our wedding at Sugar Bowl just over a week ago and overall it was a great experience. The venue itself is just so beautiful, from the lawn ceremony spot to the reception deck. The lawn is kept so nicely and the deck has pretty lights hanging above the festivities. There are also beautiful spots all over for photos. It was also fun to have everyone staying at the Lodge for the weekend. I felt like it helped us see our guests more, which was so nice. I will have to say it was pretty stressful in the weeks running up to the wedding, since you are on the hook for every room (not a percentage of them like any other hotel). The price for the rooms ($200/night) is a little steep for the quality, but it was convenient for guests to stay onsite.
The food was probably what really set Sugar Bowl apart from other venues. Everyone came up to us raving about their dinner and one guest even said it was the best wedding food they'd ever had! And the Sugar Bowl servers and other staff were also awesome. So friendly and helpful! I will have to say that I was a little disappointed in the day-of coordinating that was included in the site fee. Allison was very hard to get ahold of in the weeks before the wedding and there were a few glitches that day that could have easily been prevented with a little more attention. I would honestly recommend hiring a day-of coordinator separately.
Sugar Bowl was just the perfect place for my now husband and I. Overall, the scenery was stunning, the staff helpful, the food delicious, and the weekend unforgettable.
We made a long weekend out of it. On Thursday we had an outdoor movie night, and Sugar Bowl provided the guests with popcorn and soda. They even had blankets when it got cold!
On Friday a bear stumbled across the property, and all of our out-of-state guests at the Lodge LOVED it (how did you do it Allison?!?) The same day we had the rehearsal dinner at Lake Mary, which was so lovely as we got to spend the day down at the lake. Everyone in the wedding was invited to the Lake (not the rehearsal), and Sugar Bowl provided us with stand up paddle boards and a canoe! People LOVED that. We brought some food and people wandered in an out over the course of the day. I HIGHLY recommend this option.
Saturday was perfect in so many ways. We did the Disney chairlift, which you should 100% do if it is within your budget. My nephew and his wife couldn't take their infant on the lift, so Allison arranged for them to be driven up in a truck! The food was just AMAZING (we had lamb due to my family's kiwi heritage). The kids could run around on the lawn during the speeches, which they loved.
Finally, the staff went the extra mile. One staff member insisted I get to try all the food up at the cocktail hour. Another staff member found my friend's lost jewelry after the event and mailed it back to her free of charge. Everybody was smiling and helpful and just the best.
Thanks so much Allison and Hillary!
Everything was amazing. The food and staff and location were all great! Everyone that attended was impressed. I would highly reccomend.
Having skied at Sugar Bowl for several years, the resort held a special place in our hearts, and now that we were married there, it is even more special to my husband and me. Allison was fun to work with, attentive to our many silly questions, and very good at her job. The rest of the Sugar Bowl staff was equally helpful and friendly. Because Sugar Bowl employees do the set up, break down, and everything in between, we were able to have fun with our guests and each other instead of stressing about centerpieces. My husband and I have heard from many of our guests that ours was the most fun and beautiful wedding they have attended.
The cocktail hour at the top of Mt. Disney is absolutely worth doing. We had been up there many times in winter, but the wildflowers were going OFF during our late-August wedding, and I'm so excited to see our photographs from up there. Our guests loved the chair lift, as well. We loved not having to find a caterer (Sugar Bowl does catering in-house), and the food was amazing, too! Having many of our guests stay at the Village Lodge with us turned our big day into a fun weekend getaway and gave us more time with our many out-of-town friends and family. The Village Lodge basement area also worked perfectly for our after party (just add glowsticks and speakers).
I cannot recommend Sugar Bowl highly enough.
We got married at Sugar Bowl in July 2017 and it was the most magical and phenomenal place to have a wedding ever! Between the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountain scenery and the rustic ski-lodge vibe, it was the perfect place for my husband and I to tie the knot. We did the rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception at The Lodge which made accommodations simple and easy for our mostly out-of-town guests. We opted for the Disney Chair cocktail hour which was one of the most epic, beautiful experiences ever---I would highly recommend it if it is within your budget! Allison (the wedding coordinator) was professional, responsive, and very organized and everything went very smoothly all the way through the process. She handled all the details from keeping us within budget, to helping put all the décor in place, and to guiding us through the day timely and with very little stress. Most our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to—this venue will absolutely not disappoint! Thanks Sugar Bowl, Allison, Jose and all of the staff!
Sugar Bowl turned out to be a great place to have a calm, relaxed, beautiful and delicious wedding. It would be hard to beat Sugar Bowl in value for a destination wedding. It was also great to be able to house 90 people directly on-site, and the remainder of the guests within 15 minutes.
We were caught in between two wedding coordinators (change occurred 2 months before wedding) but the changeover went well and the wedding went off without a hitch. The setting was amazing--natural beauty that can't be topped. Most important was that all the organization planning worked perfectly on the day of the wedding, AND the food (much to my surprise) was topnotch. The wedding reception dinner for 130 people was just as well prepared, hot, fresh and tasty as the tasting for six had been three months before. I had expected the quality to go down but it did not. The salads, veggies and sides, salmon, beef, pasta and chicken were all amazingly well prepared. Kudos to the chef and team!!!
The flowers were done privately by the former wedding coordinator, and the coordination between her and Sugar Bowl was also seamless. (I have reviewed Meghon separately and would recommend her heartily.) The decorations we provided were placed and hung just as we requested.
My only criticism is that it would have been nice to have some market umbrellas shade us during the outdoor ceremony; plus the deck heaters could have been turned on earlier in the evening since it got chilly. These however are small things that did not mar our occasion. The alcohol was more expensive than we would have liked; but Sugar Bowl cooperated with our bringing some wine from off site.
I would strongly recommend Sugar Bowl, and would happily hold another event there. How great to have a business that really delivers what it promises with solid organization and a quality product.
I wanted to be married "out of town"... my now husband!!! suggested we at least check out sugar bowl... the second we parked I knew it was the place. We took a tour with Meghon and picked a date the next day :) our dream wedding took place in a dream spot, it is truly a gorgeous and unique venue and with the lodge for your guests it makes the weekend feel more complete. They were flexible and helpful at every turn....not to mention the after hours party option in the basement !!! Our guests partied until 5 am and we didn't hear a peep after we crawled into bed either :). The food was delicious too-we had the halibut and I was so nervous to have fish at my wedding but it was YUMMY! I'm honestly hoping a friend gets married there so I can go as a guest!!!! Thank you Sugar Bowl staff-we really had the time of our lives! Simone and Carson
Our advice to a couple deciding to book their wedding at Sugar Bowl Resort is: do it. We were married at Sugar Bowl Resort in August, and the entire weekend was so perfect. We will try to keep this brief, as we could sing Sugar Bowl's praises for days.
From our first meeting with Meghon, we knew that there was no other place that could top Sugar Bowl Resort. Meghon helped us through literally EVERY part of the planning process. She was always responsive to all our questions and provided excellent advice. She made planning this extremely important day enjoyable and without stress!
As half our guests were from the East Coast, we wanted to create an entire weekend instead of one day. We booked the entire Lodge for our guests, which meant assigning hotel rooms to our close friends and family. Jose, Sydney and Lisa put up with all our changes and weekly emails, and helped us with all the hotel details. They were always responsive, and extremely professional. The hotel staff took care of everything from check-in to check-out (literally everything).
We choose to book Lake Mary for a lake day with our guests on Friday, as well as for our rehearsal dinner Friday night. The Sugar Bowl staff took care of every detail and the food and service was exceptional. The location was gorgeous for the rehearsal dinner, and after all our guests went back to the Beltroom Bar for cocktails and dessert. Shout out to all the great bartenders!!
Sugar Bowl really took care of everything: planning and coordination, vendor recommendations, lodging, food, decorations, flowers, and set up and take down. Amanda and Meghon worked with all our vendors to make sure everything on the day went smoothly and on time. The entire weekend was so perfect, and that is due to the attentiveness, professionalism and exceptional customer service of the entire Sugar Bowl Staff. We heard from many guests on Sunday that it was the best wedding that they ever went to, and we have to agree!! Thank you!
Sugar Bowl does absolutely amazing weddings!!!! They have a wedding coordinator Meghon who is fantastic, organized, and made our day stress free and fun. We also used her as our florist. Her personal work is beautiful. Meghon made sure all the accommodations we needed for my nephews with food allergies were safe, and made the weekend so relaxing and stress free it was perfect. We rented the lodge for our wedding, reception and rehearsal dinner. Everything went off just as planned. It was almost completely stress free. My mother, father nor I had to check on anything the day of the wedding. It was a very fun and enjoyable event. I loved that our family got to stay onsite and that we got to stay 3 nights and use the horse shoe puts, basement, and the outdoor fire pit was a hit with our guests who wanted the mountain feel! It was stunning!
I cannot say enough positive things about our experience at Sugar Bowl. Meghon is amazing and wonderful and helps out with all things venue related- she also has good recommendations for other vendors(photographer, DJ etc) and is an expert in all things wedding related. Meghon's assistant Amanda helped us coordinate things on 'the big day' and was also amazing and kept things on track, searched for a missing family member(he wasn't really missing), etc. The venue is gorgeous- we got more comments on this than anything else. We needed minimal decor because nature did all the work. But, the whole thing is outside and we lucked out with absolutely perfect weather for an absolutely perfect day! Thank you Sugar Bowl!
We cannot say enough good things about Meghon and her team. Everything about our weding was perfect, and I can truly attribute that to the amazing staff. She was always responsive to email and budget conscious. This was especially true with flowers. She was on point with every vendor recommendation I asked for. She is crazy organized, which helped me to also be organized and or everything to go smoothly. Everyone always says stuff goes wrong at weddings, but seriously, I can't think of anything. Everyone also said it is some of the best wedding food they've had and the most amazing wedding they've been to. No one wanted to leave at the end of the weekend!
Additionally, the staff are amazing. Anything we asked for from anyone magically happened. Also one of our friend's flights was delayed and they landed in Reno at 1am. As you can imagine, it's difficult to find Sugar Bowl in the dark, especially when you've never been there. The front desk staff sat on the phone with them at 3am, helping them to navigate every turn and make sure they didn't get lost. This is level of customer service they had with every interaction with all of our guests and us all weekend.
Everything was amazing and I can't thank Meghon and her team enough for our perfect day. We had zero complaints from any guests about anything (amazing, seriously), besides the fact the weekend ended too soon. We can't say enough positive things and will never forget our weekend at Sugar Bowl. If we had to do it all over again, hands down, without hesitation we would use Sugar Bowl.
The venue and service exceeded my expectations by a million! I knew it would be a beautiful venue, but I was literally blown away by how gorgeous the grounds were and how amazing the entire staff was! The service was phenomenal and everyone was so helpful! The lodge was awesome and all my friends and family were able to stay on-site so it was a great summer camp/dorm feel which everyone LOVED! Meghon was so helpful and responsive throughout the whole planning process. I literally wish I could have a wedding there every weekend. I hope a friend gets married there so I get to attend a wedding there soon! I can't say enough good things about the entire experience. It was seriously the wedding of my dreams!
This outstanding venue and magnificent staff made for a once in a lifetime event for my son and daughter-in-law. The staff was accommodating and most helpful. They honored all our requests. Having guests stay at the lodge and surroundings condos made this 3 day gala magical. Anyone planning a very special event should look into this venue. You will be so glad you did. Hats off to Meghon, Lisa, and Jose. My heartfelt thanks to you.
Meghon was a true professional that delivered us a wedding that exceeded our expectations.
The Sugar Bowl staff was fantastic at planning and orchestrating
our wedding day. Because of this, our destination wedding was stressless and perfect for us in every way. Lake Mary was beautiful and fun a location, and the pictures were perfect.
I could not ask for a more perfect venue for both my rehearsal dinner and wedding. We had our rehearsal dinner at Lake Mary, and we were taken back by this hidden gem in the Sierras. Our wedding was at the Village Lodge and my family and friends had so much fun spending the weekend at Sugar Bowl. Meghon and her staff made my entire wedding planning easy, and she gave me the wedding of my dreams. Meghon was also my florist and she did an incredible job with our flowers. I was speechless when I saw our arch, tables, and decor around the venue. The food at Sugar Bowl is amazing! I would highly recommend this venue!
The staff and venue at Sugar Bowl Resort far exceeded my expectations! We were on a fairly strict budget and so were forced to decline many of their extra options that were available (The Disney Chair Lift, the Lake Mary Rehearsal, floral services). Despite this, their most basic package included spectacular lighting and decor, a full weekend of devoted and attentive staff, and floral decorations around the lodge that were coordinated with our wedding flowers and colors! Furthermore, Meghon surprised us with adding her own finishing touches at the ceremony site, which were breathtaking. We asked for a reduced price menu and still received an assortment of main dishes, salads, and appetizers that had even the most foodie of our guests salivating! We received the kind of service one might expect if we had opted for ALL of their extra options! I highly recommend Meghon and her staff at Sugar Bowl Lodge for ANY special event you may be planning, especially your wedding.
Davie and I were married at Sugar Bowl Resort on June 6, 2015 and could not be more thrilled with the entire experience. From the very beginning to the very last moment, the Sugar Bowl team was exquisite. Meghon was the best wedding coordinator I could have imagined. Meghon was always available for questions and was incredibly helpful along with Amanda on making all our dreams come true for our day. When she first told me if we can dream it, they will make it happen, I wasn't sure it was possible. I have never been more happy to be wrong! Every single detail was perfect. Additionally, Chef Alan made the most incredible French-Vietnamese fusion meal for the 140 guests. From the walnut chicken to the filet and custom pho bar... the guests were so happy with the food and could not stop complimenting the chef. The entire crew set up the hotel with flowers, tables, and more to make every guest feel welcome and loved. The fire pit was awesome for s'mores and hanging out each night. The hotel was perfect! We had most of our guests staying at the hotel or in houses on the property. Jose was amazing getting all the rooms sorted out and helping all the guests. If you love a beautiful mountain setting and crave a weekend-long wedding event, this is absolutely the best place for you! I could not be more complimentary of Sugar Bowl. Thank you!!
Sugar Bowl was Fantastic!! They went above and beyond to help my crazy group!
My husband and I got married at the Sugar Bowl Village Lodge on August 23rd. Before I get into just how awesome the staff was the weekend of our wedding, just a few reasons that we chose Sugar Bowl:
1. Compared to the outdoor venues we were looking at the in the San Francisco Bay Area and the other ski resorts in the area, Sugar Bowl was an absolute steal! Plus, included in the price is Meghon, their in-house wedding planner, who seriously kept me sane during the planning process, as well as free lift tickets when you come to do your tasting.
2. The Village Lodge is yours for the weekend. No other people to deal with. Just you and your loved ones. The bridal suite is also comped.
As for the wedding itself, I am definitely a Type A person who did a ton of DIY before the wedding. I showed up to Sugar Bowl Friday afternoon and was tired, stressed, and worried about how things would turn out. Come Friday night, though, I was completely relaxed and was able to truly enjoy the wedding weekend. Every time I turned around, something else had been set up perfectly by the staff--decorations, cake, flowers, DJ equipment. I didn't have to lift a finger all weekend. They coordinated everything with the vendors as well. They took care of the entire rehearsal dinner, the post-rehearsal festivities, the wedding, reception, and Sunday brunch. Literally, everything was perfect, and this was huge because it let me bask in the happiness of marrying the man I love. Other people even commented that the staff were able to solve every problem before the guests even knew it was a problem.
There's also a lot of freedom to customize your wedding into something that reflects you and your partner. Meghon was totally open to all our ideas (even the crazy ones!). We had hiking, yoga, lawn games, post-rehearsal pizza, bride & groom cock
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 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.
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!!
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.