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Your Special Day Deserves an Extraordinary Setting

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Sugar Bowl Resort, perched high atop Tahoe’s Donner Summit, has been a historic Tahoe destination since 1939. Known for world-class skiing and ample snowfall in the winter, Sugar Bowl is equally well known as a popular and attractive summer spot to host corporate outings, family reunions and of course memorable weddings, complete with world-class cuisine and gracious hospitality stemming from a guest-centric staff. Sugar Bowl offers alpine charm and first-rate service for your magical day.

Nestled high in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains near Lake Tahoe, Sugar Bowl's historic lodge serves up a unique setting where the resort grounds can be all yours for an unforgettable private wedding. Sugar Bowl is known world-wide for its picturesque setting, gourmet food, imaginative menus and beautiful presentations. With accommodations for 80 people in the lodge and more available on-site and nearby, you’re sure to accommodate everyone comfortably for your special day.

Options are vast and varied for your ceremony and reception. The famous Sun Deck atop Mt. Disney, complete with breathtaking mountain vistas, glorious sunsets and a well-manicured lawn area for you and your guests to bask in the fresh, crisp alpine air, is a perfect choice for an on-mountain outing. For indoor receptions, you’ll find no finer than our Four Peaks Restaurant, where Executive Chef Al Davis and the rest of the staff work tirelessly and diligently to provide an outstanding menu and a wedding day that is uniquely yours. Lake Mary provides a unique, secluded private lake or ceremonies or parties, and the Judah Lodge serves up a modern banquet room for events and ceremonies on a grand scale.

From the moment you arrive at The Lodge at Sugar Bowl, you are greeted as guests to this amazing resort, and can anticipate the ultimate alpine experience. At Sugar Bowl, you and your special guests can choose accommodations ranging from slopeside hotel rooms to magnificent lofts, and from newly built condominium units to well-appointed suites with mountain views. Whatever your ideal accommodation, we’ve got it for you.

The friendly and experienced staff at Sugar Bowl will work with you to make sure your wedding day is uniquely yours, and utterly unforgettable. Our on-site Wedding Coordinator will provide personalized, detailed and professional service, complete with passionate attention to detail, ensuring all of your wedding wishes come true.

A private Tahoe resort, all your own, on your special day…only at Sugar Bowl.

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Meghon Shrewsbury
Phone: 530-426-6769
E-mail: Meghon Shrewsbury.

Wedding Reviews
2012 Pick - Best of Weddings on The Knot
We are proud to announce that Sugar Bowl has been rated by local brides and voted The Knot Best of Weddings 2012 Pick. Check us out >>>






Sample Menu
Sample Wedding Menu
Appetizers
Wild Mushroom Profiterole: filled with a wild mushroom duxelle with specialty porcini and portabella mushrooms flavored with Parmesan cheese
Steamed Asparagus: wrapped in marinated seared top sirloin steak with a horseradish sour cream dipping sauce
Salads
Roasted Beet Salad: red and golden beets served on a bed of baby lettuces with candied walnuts, feta cheese, and a balsamic vinegar reduction
Entrees
Pan-Seared Duck Breast: served with a Grand Marnier glacage and garnished with segments of Valencia oranges
Herb-Crusted Prime Rib of Beef: served with a pan au jus and accompanied with a horseradish sour cream sauce on the side
Pan-Seared Alaskan Halibut: medallions of halibut served with a lemon caper cream sauce and topped with chopped chives
Penne Pasta Alfredo: served with spinach, specialty mushrooms and teardrop tomatoes in an alfredo cream sauce flavored with garlic
Sides
Steamed baby carrots served with a brown sugar glaze

Oven roasted au gratin potatoes

Fresh baked breads

Dessert
Includes bottomless chocolate fondue served with platters of fresh fruits, crusty breads, angel food and pound cakes, and more!


Wedding Price List

Exclusive Weekend at the Village Lodges

Site Fee: $3,500

Site fee includes use of the Village Lodge from 4:00pm on Friday afternoon to Sunday at noon. Fridays are not exclusive to the wedding party. The Village Lodge can accommodate up to 300 guests outdoors, and 140 guests indoors. There is a minimum of 100 guests, please. We can accommodate less than 100 guests, however at an additional charge. Please see the hotel section for hotel requirements.

Fee includes:
  • Wedding coordinator
  • Ceremony and reception site
  • Bridal suite free for the weekend of wedding
  • Vendor recommendations and coordination if needed
  • Bar set-up and bartender for a 6-hour time period
  • China, glassware, and silverware for up to 200 people
  • White folding chairs for ceremony up to 200
  • Guestbook, gift, cake, program, place card, DJ table, silver cake knife and spat, water station stocked with ice water, & coat racks
  • Cake cutting and passing
  • Coffee service
  • 15x15 dance floor (Village location only)
  • Personalized floral bouquet for the front desk of the hotel, bar, women’s bathroom, breakfast buffet
  • Complimentary ladies basket in restroom
  • Customized wedding signage directing guests to site
  • Free use of facility for rehearsal, bridal showers, lunches brunches or breakfast



Judah Lodge (Day use only)

Site Fee: $2,500

Includes use of the building for seven hours (one hour for ceremony and six hours for bar and reception). The Judah Lodge can accommodate up to 500 guests, and has a minimum of 200 guests. We can accommodate less than 200 guests, however for an additional charge.

Fee includes:
  • Wedding coordinator
  • Ceremony and reception site
  • China, glassware and silverware for up to 200 people
  • White folding chairs for ceremony up to 200
  • Guestbook, gift, cake, program, place card, and DJ table, silver cake knife and spat, water, lemonade and iced tea station, & coat racks
  • Personalized floral bouquet for the bar, fireplace, women’s bathroom, and welcome table
  • Complimentary ladies basket in restroom
  • Customized wedding signage directing guests to site
  • Bar set-up and bartender for a 6-hour time period
  • Cake cutting and passing
  • Coffee service



Lake Mary (Day use only)

Site Fee: $2,750

Please note that this facility has limited menu options. Includes use of the building for seven hours (one hour for ceremony and six hours for bar and reception). The Lake Mary Recreation Area can accommodate up to 100 guests, and has a minimum of 30 guests. We can accommodate less than 30 guests, however for an additional charge.

Fee includes:
  • Wedding coordinator
  • Ceremony and reception site
  • China, glassware and silverware for up to 100 people
  • White folding chairs for ceremony up to 100
  • Shuttle service to wedding site from main road parking
  • Bar set-up and bartender for a 6-hour time period
  • Guestbook, gift, cake, program, place card, and DJ table, silver cake knife and spat, water station stocked with iced water, lemonade and iced tea, & coat racks
  • Personalized floral bouquet for the bar, drink table, women’s bathroom, and welcome table
  • Complimentary ladies basket in restroom
  • Customized wedding signage directing guests to site
  • Water toys- 2 kayaks, 1 paddle boat, swimming platform
  • Fire pit
  • Horseshoe pit
  • Cake cutting and passing
  • Coffee service


Sugar Bowl offers midweek (Monday-Thursday) weddings and events at a discounted rate.

For further details & information:
Meghon Shrewsbury
Phone: 530-426-6769
E-mail: Meghon Shrewsbury.

General Policies
General Wedding Policies

Contracts:

A confirmation letter and event order must be signed upon receipt of deposit. A revised signed event order must accompany all changes. Please read the event order contract carefully. In addition a final completed event order/contract confirming food, beverage, attendance, rentals, set-up and rates must be signed prior to the event. Final payment is due at the conclusion of the event. Business and personal checks are not accepted for final payment. We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, certified funds and cash. Fridays are not exclusive to wedding parties.

Deposits:
  • A $2,500 deposit is required when renting the Village location. An additional deposit of $500 will be required if you add on the Disney chairlift or a rehearsal dinner.
  • A $1,500 deposit is required to rent all other facilities.
  • Deposits are non-refundable and must be paid in full on day of booking.
  • 30 days prior to your event, 50% of the estimated food cost is due.
  • 15 days prior to event, guaranteed numbers are due.
  • The remaining balance is due at the conclusion of the event.

Guarantee:

The minimum number of people attending the event must be guaranteed 15 days prior to the event. The actual number of attendees may exceed the guaranteed number by 5% if notice of increase is received by Sugar Bowl no less than 48 hours before the scheduled event start time. Should the number of attendees exceed 5%, Sugar Bowl has the right to revise the event order/contract as necessary to accommodate the guests. Such revisions may include additional charges per the number of attendees exceeding 5% in accordance with the rates and additional charges set forth on the menu section of this packet. If the actual number of guests falls below the guaranteed count after the 15 day deadline, the guaranteed count must be paid.

Food and Beverage:

Food, liquor, beer, champagne and wine must be purchased from Sugar Bowl. An exception may be made for wine and champagne at Sugar Bowl’s discretion with a $15 corkage fee per 750 ml bottle. Clients requesting “no host” beverage service will not be responsible for the beverage tab; however, a 20% gratuity will be added to the final bill for all liquor, beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks purchased by guests at the event. Per Sugar Bowl policy, the bar may only be open for a 6-hour time period, as well as excess food may not be packaged and given as take out. A 20% service charge will be added to all food, beverage, fees & any services provided or contracted by the restaurant. Tax will be added to all charges. Menu, price & banquet information is subject to change up to 30 days prior to function. While planning your event please advise the Wedding Coordinator of any disabilities, food or beverage allergies, or other requests for you or your guests.
  • Cakes are an exception to our policy. They may be bought from an outside vendor.
Gratuities and Taxes:

A 20% service charge will be added to all food, beverage, fees and any service provided or contracted by Sugar Bowl. A 7.25% sales tax will be added to all charges including service charges as required by the California State Board of Equalization.

Damages:

The contracted client is responsible for the conduct of their guests and agrees to pay Sugar Bowl any and all damages arising from the occupancy & use of Sugar Bowl’s facilities by the client, client contractors, guests & any person(s) present at the function. Payment for such damages shall be due immediately upon receipt of Sugar Bowl invoice detailing repair costs. Sugar Bowl will not assume responsibility for lost or damaged property left at Sugar Bowl before, during or following the event.
  • Music must stop at 10:00 p.m. for all outside locations and by 11:00 p.m. for inside locations. NO Exceptions.
  • Dogs and other pets must be left at home.
  • Sugar Bowl does not allow any off-road activity for A.T.V.’s, dirt bikes or any such motorized vehicle.

For further details & information:
Meghon Shrewsbury
Phone: 530-426-6769
E-mail: Meghon Shrewsbury
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Additional Wedding Offerings
Additional Offerings:
  • Lake Mary or Judah Lodge as a rehearsal dinner location when booking the Village Lodge: $1,000
  • Disney chairlift and cocktail hour (available in the Village only): $2,500 for a 3-hour time period including loading and unloading. Additional deposit required.
  • Horse and carriage rides: $500 for a 2-hour time period
  • Ice sculptures: prices vary
  • Group hike - includes a guide, sack lunch and a hike based on abilities: prices vary based on number and chosen hike
  • Guided horseback tours - available upon advance request: prices vary
  • Rehearsal dinners and/or lunches: prices vary
  • Shuttles to Truckee and Reno-Tahoe airports, rehearsal dinners: prices vary
  • Chocolate fountain station-includes variety of fruits and cakes: $800 and up
  • Group trips to golf, horseback ride, downtown shopping, Lake Tahoe, Donner Lake, etc.: prices vary
  • Floral or candle centerpieces: prices vary
  • Kayaks, canoes, paddle boats for Lake Mary Recreation Area: $50 and up
  • Outdoor lighting: $35 and up
  • Custom wedding website: prices vary
  • Interactive guestbook station: $300 and up



For further details & information:
Meghon Shrewsbury
Phone: 530-426-6769
E-mail: Meghon Shrewsbury
Click here to request more information

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