Mammoth Lakes Wedding Venue
1 Minaret Road
Mammoth Lakes, California 93546
Video by Jason Chesebrough Films.
The Eastern Sierra isn’t just for skiers anymore. In fact, leisure-seekers flock to this alpine oasis year-round for golf, fishing, and hiking—or to just kick back in the serene environment. Still others, enticed by the dramatic terrain and the deluxe amenities, come here to wed.
Mountain resorts extend from Mammoth Lakes to neighboring June Mountain, and offer a vast assortment of lodges and event venues, each with its own distinctive appeal. The knowledgeable resort staff will assist in customizing your destination celebration to suit your personal style.
For an experience as exhilarating as falling in love, the adventurous say “I do” atop Mammoth’s 11,053-foot summit—one of the highest peaks in California. In keeping with this wild wedding scenario, newlyweds can even ski down the mountain, the bride’s wedding veil trailing behind like a flurry of snowflakes. Or treat guests to a champagne gondola ride for an authentic bird’s-eye view of the town below. Disembark mid-mountain at Parallax, an elegant restaurant with soaring windows on two sides.
On Mammoth’s northwest fringe, rustic romance flourishes at Tamarack Lodge and Resort, whose cabins overlook the crystalline shores of Twin Lakes. Sporting high-beamed ceilings and the warm patina of the past, Tamarack’s wood-frame cabins are spread throughout the forest where chipmunks and mule deer meander among lodgepole pines and fir trees. Here, you can bask in the ever-changing hues of the seasonal foliage, from autumn’s orange-red aspens to a spring palette of deep blue lupine and the burnished reds and golds of Indian paintbrush. In winter, everything is frosted in white. After an invigorating day on the slopes, cozy up in front of the fireplace with your sweetheart as a light snow falls outside. Views from Tamarack stretch across the lakes, and from summer through fall you can cross the footbridge that leads to a tiny islet holding the Forest Chapel. Have an intimate ceremony beneath a log trellis, then celebrate your union at one of Mammoth’s many great reception sites.
For ultimate exclusivity, consider renting nearby June Mountain for the day. It boasts the same majestic setting, glacial lakes and “big sky” 360-degree panoramas as Mammoth, but with a more intimate, laid-back vibe. The lakeside town is known for its friendly atmosphere, and this mountain dazzles year-round, too, with its myriad of all-weather outdoor activities and changing tableau of snowcapped peaks, colorful wildflowers, and blazing golden aspens. Weddings here begin with a 10-minute chairlift ride to the awe-inspiring Scenic Overlook (other transportation options are available, too.) The ceremony takes place against unparalleled mountain vistas, aquamarine lakes and distant waterfalls. Receptions unfold in the adjacent June Meadows Chalet, whose several window-lined event spaces lend a wonderful flow to your festivities. Start with cocktails by the Great Room’s huge stone fireplace, followed by dinner in the appropriately named View Room. Dance the night away in the Main Room (outfitted with AV amenities) and then wander out onto the Chalet Deck to take in the vast, star-spangled heavens.
Indeed, the sky’s the limit in the Eastern Sierra. Whether you envision a sophisticated soirée, a casual get-together or a thrilling adventure, Mammoth Resorts will inspire your imagination. The range of breathtaking ceremony and reception sites, combined with Mammoth Catering’s outstanding service, will take your wedding dream to new heights.
CEREMONY, EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: Event spaces hold from 20 to 250 guests, seated or standing.
For special events, a nonrefundable deposit is required when booking a site. Rental fees range $250–2,900 depending on the guest count and the space reserved. Wedding packages start at $55/person. Tax, alcohol and a 20% service charge are additional.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: in-house, no BYO
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: CBA
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Area: CBA, extra fee
AV/Meeting Equipment: CBA, extra fee
Parking: ample, complimentary
Accommodations: 625 guest rooms and cabins
Outdoor Night Lighting: no
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ CBA
View: mountains, lakes, forest, meadows
Other: on-site coordinator
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: in-house, or BYO with corkage fee
Smoking: outside only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
BYO w/ Corkage Fee
Alternate Info: Mammoth Mountain Resort