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Sugar Bowl Resort

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About Sugar Bowl Resort

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

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
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58 Reviews for Sugar Bowl Resort

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58 Sugar Bowl Resort Reviews


2+ years ago

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

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 ... Read more 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!


Married on 08/04/2018

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

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 ... Read more 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!"


Married on 09/15/2017

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

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 ... Read more 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.

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