Sugarbush Resort 

Venue | Accommodations

Sugarbush Resort is a picturesque wedding venue set in Vermont’s majestic peaks located in the Mad River Valley of Warren, Vermont. The Resort offers several options for gathering spaces and plentiful onsite accommodations.

In Their Own Words:

Sugarbush Resort is a four-season luxury mountain destination.  In addition to iconic New England skiing, the resort is a highly sought-after wedding destination. Located in Vermont’s picturesque Mad River Valley, the resort specializes in offering you and your guests a full wedding weekend experience. Between our three event venues, there are many options for your rehearsal dinner, welcome reception, and farewell brunch. In addition, there are a variety of lodging options ranging from slope-side luxury accommodations to sophisticated alpine lodges, all located within a half-mile of the Lincoln Peak Courtyard and base area. 

Offering a variety of mountain activities for your guests to enjoy from late spring to early fall, you can maximize the full wedding getaway with a round of golf at our award-winning golf course, enjoy a hike or scenic lift ride through the Green Mountain National Forest or head into the local villages to visit the Waitsfield Farmers Market, a Vermont brewery, local artisanal shops, and general stores.

At Sugarbush, we focus on understanding your vision and there is no cookie-cutter approach to assisting with your wedding needs. Our dedicated on-site wedding coordinators, plenty of stunning venue spaces to choose from, and customizable food and beverage offerings, Sugarbush Resort has everything you need to create the wedding celebration you envision and is uniquely you.

Wedding Venues:

Ceremony Sites: Several ceremony locations are available from which to choose, with our most popular being the Mountain Meadow ceremony site. This provides an expansive backdrop of the Green Mountains accessible by private use of our Gate House Chairlift. One of the only private lifts available to rent in Vermont, this location provides an incredibly memorable and unique experience for you and your guests! 

Chairlift not for you? The Gate House Lawn and Clay Brook Courtyard, located in the base area at Lincoln Peak, offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and has a picturesque background for your ceremony photos.

Reception Venues:

Mountainview & Courtyard Room: Located in the Lincoln Peak Courtyard, this space comfortably accommodates 100-250 guests, features cathedral ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and expansive mountain views. Enjoy cocktail hour in our beloved après locations, Castlerock Pub or on the Gate House Patio. This venue location is steps away from the Gate House Chairlift, which accesses the Mountaintop Meadow ceremony site. 

Rumble’s Bistro & Bar: Located across the Lincoln Peak Courtyard from the Gate House Lodge, this elegant post-and-beam venue features a 45-foot cathedral ceiling, stone fireplace, and outdoor slope-side terrace. Rumble’s is the perfect venue for an intimate wedding reception of up to 100 guests and is conveniently attached to the Clay Brook Luxury Hotel and Residences.

Mount Ellen: Located five minutes from the Lincoln Peak base area, Mt Ellen Lodge is our vintage Vermont ski lodge which can accommodate up to 150 guests. This newly renovated location offers some of the best views of the Mad River Valley and features an expansive deck; great for cocktail hours and late-night receptions. This venue location provides a private and affordable option for those looking to get married in the Green Mountains. 

Accommodations:

Clay Brook Hotel: Clay Brook Hotel & Residences offers guests luxury slope-side lodging accommodations to help you feel right at home. Clay Brook’s hotel rooms to four-bedroom suites are furnished in rich detail and are completely appointed with hardwood furniture, custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and granite counters. Built in 2006, Clay Brook’s amenities include in-room Jacuzzi tubs, a game room, Fitness Center, year-round outdoor pool, and two hot tubs. 

Lodge at Lincoln Peak: The Lodge at Lincoln Peak is a recently renovated, modern alpine mountain lodge located less than a ½ mile from Sugarbush’s Lincoln Peak base area. With Twenty-two guest rooms and two suites, the lodge offers the ambiance and warmth of a mountain lodge paired with amenities and furnishings you would expect from a sophisticated urban hotel. Be sure to make time to visit The Black Sheep Bar & Lounge, renovated to provide an authentic Vermont vibe, and enjoy a friendly game of shuffleboard adjacent to the bar. With its proximity to all resort activities and competitive rates, the Lodge at Lincoln Peak is the ideal choice for your guests looking for more minimalist accommodations.  

Sugarbush Resort Condos: Choose from an array of one to four-bedroom condominiums and country townhomes located within a mile of the Sugarbush Resort. This is a great option for guests looking to accommodate a small group or just looking for a bit more space. 

Favorite Moment During a Wedding:  Couple’s ceremony entrance…. We love seeing the couple step off the chairlift at the Mountaintop Meadow ceremony site to see all their loved ones looking back at them. This is such a magical moment and one we feel lucky to be a part of every time!

Favorite Vermont Activity:  The local Farmers Market here in Waitsfield every Saturday morning.

Dance Floor Request: “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” by Whitney Houston 

Investment

On average, couples spend $15,000 – $50,000 to reserve specific wedding packages at Sugarbush Resort. (This pricing varies based on the month, date and day of the week chosen for your wedding as well as what ceremony/reception package you select) As an a-la-cart resort, couples will have the opportunity to create an entire wedding weekend; including Rehearsal Dinners, Welcome Parties, Wedding Day Lunch, Mountain Top Ceremonies, Reception Catering, Late Night, and Farewell Brunches, golf, private yoga, and more! Our event planners will help guide you every step of the way and work with your budget. Contact us for pricing details specific to your celebration!

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Love Notes

We loved our Sugarbush wedding!

January 16, 2023

We loved our Sugarbush wedding! The pre-planning support was great and the day-of support from Liz & Molly were amazing. If you are looking for a venue where your guests can stay (in very nice rooms) and all events to be in walking distance – this is the place! The food was really great, too! The only not so great things about working with Sugarbush is that it is very corporate and policy heavy. There is little room for concessions or negotiations when contracting/planning. Overall we had a fantastic day with all of the staff and would highly recommend this venue for any couples looking to get married in VT!

Daisy

Highly Recommend

January 16, 2023

I highly recommend hosting your wedding at Sugarbush! The planning process was clearly communicated and smooth from the early stages right up until day of decisions. Abby specifically was so helpful with all of the planning and listening to our ideas and incorporating our wishes into the weekend. But the entire team at Sugarbush is just fantastic! Our entire wedding weekend, from arrival to leaving (with tears!) was completely magical. We had a day of ceremony change due to weather, but the team was so great about figuring out the changes, setting up the new location, and communicating with guests. They even arranged for my husband and I to take a lift ride to get the photos we were really hoping for! Speaking of guests, almost a year later and our guests are still raving about our wedding. The food is fantastic, the staff is so friendly and helpful, the venue is so beautiful. We have heard all these compliments and more. We were fortunate to spend the entire weekend at the Claybrook along with most of our guests, which we can’t recommend enough. Again, our guests have had nothing but wonderful things to say about their stays as well. My husband and I are returning for our anniversary this summer because we just loved it so much. Book your wedding at Sugarbush, you wont regret it!!

Meaghan C

couldn’t have imagined a more magical place

January 16, 2023

We couldn’t have imagined a more magical place to have our October 2021 wedding than at Sugarbush Resort! It checked all of our boxes and once we visited – we knew nowhere else could compare. All of our guests were able to stay on site, making it a whole weekend event! Our coordinator, Katie, and her team went above and beyond to help make the planning process easy (we lived in Boston at the time), and ensured everything went as planned the entire weekend. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect & we couldn’t have done it without Katie! We would recommend Sugarbush to anybody looking for a dream Vermont wedding…and would get married there all over again (x10) if we could ♥️

Morgan P

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January 16, 2023

Sugarbush is your ultimate destination for a wedding weekend. Liz, our coordinator, made planning a wedding from Texas a breeze. From our initial video call, to check lists, and worksheets, she was able to understand our vision and execute it flawlessly. The ability to host all of our friends and family from out of state at one place, all weekend, in such beautiful accommodations was a dream. Our guests also raved about the food!! All of the staff at Sugarbush – from the catering team to the hotel reception – were extremely friendly, flexible, and accommodating all weekend. We had such a stress free weekend and were able to have a blast everyday.

Kate M

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January 16, 2023

Where to begin?! We got married at Sugarbush last weekend and are still talking about what an incredible experience we had. The venue speaks for itself — it’s gorgeous, everything is on-site, and there are tons of great things for guests to do nearby. The food was fantastic (we did a plated dinner with vegetable ravioli, beef with mushroom sauce, and mustard maple chicken as our options and have heard rave reviews from our guests about all of them). Amanda was our coordinator and was an absolute dream to work with. She was incredibly organized, responsive, and has such a calming presence which helped so much during such a chaotic day! Multiple people from our families and wedding party were commenting on how great she is and we couldn’t agree more. I could truly go on for days about Sugarbush and how it was everything we dreamed of for our wedding day. Can’t recommend them enough!

Nicole G

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January 16, 2023

Sugarbush is a great place to get married. We love Vermont and loved having our first look on the mountain. What’s great about Sugarbush is they have different wedding packages to accommodate your day. We only had 30 guests and loved that we didn’t have to stress about all the vendors. They have a restaurant, the flowers and cake were included in the package took. It was very easy to plan our big day. The food was amazing! All my guests can’t stop talking about how great everything was from the food to the hotel! Our wedding coordinator Alyssa was amazing! She was there every step of the way and on our wedding day she was a huge help and everything went stress free and perfect with her! We would 100% recommend sugarbush for your big day. We were all so impressed!

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January 16, 2023

Sugarbush was our dream wedding venue from the start… I don’t even know where to begin! – Molly and Amanda are super stars! – Helpful, informative, and responsive from the start of communications, organizing tasting(s), staying on top of due dates, etc. – An incredibly fun welcome party with excellent apps and drinks (shotski included) the night before at rumbles – Sugarbush helped me coordinate wedding morning yoga with an instructor from the SB health club – 25 ish people came and it was so wonderful – The mountain top meadow ceremony is epic, so worth it. Our guests were truly thrilled to be riding the chairlift to the ceremony and the flow and organization of it all went so smoothly. – they had apps and drinks ready for my spouse and I when we got down from the chair lift so we could eat a bit before all the mingling – such a nice touch – the apps were delicious!! the food was awesome – we did veg ravioli, beef/filet mignon, and crabcakes. Didn’t love the chicken options at our tasting but fell in love with the crabcakes – don’t overlook them! – Sugarbush team – Molly and Amanda and the bartenders, servers, chairlift operators, were all so friendly, organized, kept things moving! – We did bring in our own vendor/equipment for: lighting, (so we could turn off main overheads and have really specific lighting, especially in summer time) sound (it is a huge room to fill, you may want to consider extra sound system) , a bigger bar that was closer to the tables/dance floor, and additional bar/tables for the cocktail hour. Brought some of our own decor for walls too. We also worked with Sugarbush to obtain some other wines we wanted to serve beyond their standard list and they were happy to help us with this. – a huuuge plus about Sugarbush is that you can party until midnight!! We looked at many places in the MRV and most had you shutting down at 9 or 9:30, maybe 10 or moving to an afterparty and or turning down music. Love that we weren’t limitted by this at Sugarbush – We had a lovely buffet brunch for our guests on Sunday at Rumbles – huge hit and the food was great! – cannot beat being able to have everyone or everyone who wanted to stay at Claybrook and other mountain-walkable condo locations. Our guests loved being in the area for the weekend and all the Sugarbush and Warren and Waitsfield have to offer! 100% recommend getting married at Sugarbush!

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January 16, 2023

10/10 would do it again! Sugarbush is our home away from home all winter long. Naturally, we decided to host our wedding at our favorite mountain without any hesitation! From the moment we inquired, Molly was extremely friendly, professional, responsive, and informative. Believe it or not, we booked Sugarbush as our wedding venue before we were engaged (really took a leap of faith, to say the least). Molly guided us every step of the way with grace and patience. Alyssa became our coordinator later in the process, and the transition was seamless. Alyssa jumped right in! She took initiative, accommodated all our requests (big or small – within reason, of course!), and made the planning process effortless. Alyssa was clear and consistent in her communication and ensured no detail was overlooked. The best decision I made was also having her as the day of coordinator! We got married on October 15, 2022. Our rehearsal dinner and welcome party took place at our favorite après ski spot, Castle Rock Pub. We had a mountain top ceremony at the top of the Gate House chairlift and our cocktail hour/reception was at the Gate House Lodge. We ended our big day at Castle Rock for an after-party! We could not have dreamed of a more beautiful day (and yes, the weather/foliage was picture perfect)! From Molly & Alyssa, the hotel staff, kitchen staff, servers, and bartenders (shout out to John and Laurie) the Sugarbush team took exceptional care of us! Needless to say, everything went off without a hitch and exceeded our expectations and was SO much fun! We are very grateful for the entire Sugarbush team for making our dream wedding a reality. If you’re looking for a Vermont venue with a beautiful property, incredible views, competent and thoughtful staff members, and an unforgettable experience – Sugarbush is the place for you!

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January 16, 2023

I would highly recommend choosing Sugarbush for your wedding venue! My husband and I are from the area, however much of our family is not and Sugarbush is a great destination for those visiting Vermont. Being able to host an entire wedding weekend on the resort allowed us to relax and be able to spend time with many of our friends and family members, which we would likely not have been able to do had we chosen a venue that was not as accommodating or did not provide as many options for lodging, rehearsal dinners, welcome parties, etc. We had an amazing experience with Molly as our wedding coordinator! She was timely, organized, knowledgeable, accommodating, and had a huge part in making sure our entire weekend was stress free. She was in touch with us months before the wedding to start the planning process, she coordinated with all of our vendors for the day of so that we didn’t have to, and she made sure that everything on our wedding day went perfectly and looked beautiful! The staff members at Claybrook as well as the other resort condos were friendly and made sure we felt more than welcome. The service during our welcome party at Rumbles and at our reception was wonderful! Everyone was very pleasant and made sure our guests were having a great time and had everything they needed. And on top of all of that the food was great!! Sugarbush is a great venue and I don’t believe anyone who chooses this for their wedding will leave disappointed.

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