Getting away to Bear Valley for a day or two is a ton of fun. Add in some friends, family, colleagues, classmates or teammates and it gets even better. If you’re looking for a cool way to enjoy the mountains this summer and fall, let Bear Valley’s group planning team help create the perfect adventure. With an abundant selection of outdoor recreation, The Sierra Nevada mountain range is the perfect setting for your educational programs, corporate offsite retreats, or private events.

Weddings

Bear Valley Mountain, Bear Valley Lodge and the Stanislaus National Forest all provide a quaint and intimate setting. Mountains, lakes, wild flowers, granite walls or snow drifts become unique and fun places to tie the knot, recreate or celebrate any affair. Visit and experience all the grandeur of the Stanislaus National Forest. We are happy to put together an unforgettable experience for the couple and their guests. Imagine saying “I Do” on the mountain top at 8,600 feet on a spectacular afternoon. Then head in for the perfect celebration at the Mountain, Lodge or in the Village. Bear Valley has facilities that can accommodate receptions from 25-500 guests, so get creative and have some fun on your special day. 

Auto Clubs

Bear Valley welcomes your car or motorcycle clubs! Bring your club up the tantalizingly scenic Highway 4 Corridor and enjoy a relaxing getaway in the High Sierras. After your gorgeous drive up the mountain there are many activities for your club members to partake in, including hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, paddle boarding, disc golf, and much more. For those members of your party who are looking to kick back and relax at our bars, restaurants, pool, and spa located at the lodge. 

Plan a banquet for your club! Our reservations staff can help you plan a delicious meal and a fun soiree for your club in any of our venues. 

Sierra Adventure Academy

We offer exciting adventure education programs for youth aged 6-18. Outdoor education gives the students the unique opportunity for personal growth and brings them into the field where science can come to life in real-world settings. Our staff will work with teachers and administrators to create programs that meet their curriculum goals while providing unforgettable experiences for students in an authentic Sierra environment.

Plan a banquet for your club, group, or school Our reservations staff can help you plan a delicious meal and a fun soiree for your club in any of our venues. 

 

Contact our reservations specialists for more information:

(209)-753-2301 ex 777

groups@bearvalley.com

Event Hosting

Consider the Bear Valley Lodge for your wedding, reception or group event. We offer banquets for groups of 20 or more, accommodating up to approximately 300 people. Our executive chef has recently created menus with a wide variety of culinary choices.

Banquet meals are served buffet style except for seated dinners. Buffets are usually served in the Creekside Dining Room or The Cathedral Lounge. Tables, chairs, linens, party supplies, etc. may be rented from the Lodge or another establishment. You can find menus and pricing options in the Banquet Services Packet. For your convenience, there is also a list of Local Services. 

The Bear Valley Lodge can accommodate up to 130 guests in 45 guest rooms. Our spectacular Cathedral Lounge is an ideal spot to gather for musical presentations, or any type of program. It is completely wired for sound and can seat up to 200 people. A block of rooms in the Lodge can be reserved for overnight stays along with your event. Amenities include telephone, satellite TV and private bathrooms. Wireless internet is available free in all common areas.  If you require any further help, the Lodge’s staff is fully dedicated to making memorable experiences, contact our group planners today at 209-753-2301.

Venues

Bear Valley Mountain, Bear Valley Lodge and the Stanislaus National Forest all provide a quaint and intimate setting. Mountains, lakes, wild flowers, granite walls or snow drifts become unique and fun places to tie the knot, recreate or celebrate any affair. Visit and experience all the grandeur of the Stanislaus National Forest. Please note, events in the Stanislaus National Forest may require a special use permit.

  • Cathedral Lounge

    Seats 120 for dinner/80 theater style

    $500 per event (up to 4 hours)

    Located in the Bear Valley Lodge this gorgeous venue gives a rustic feel and is complete with a stunning 4 story fireplace built from native granite.

  • Grizzly Bar & Grill

    Seats 15-45

    $150 per event (up to 4 hours)

    This cozy bar and grill is located off of the Cathedral Lounge. The venue has a full bar as well as several cocktail tables to sit back and enjoy a cold drink. 

  • Creekside Dining Room

    Seats 20-50

    $250 per event (up to 4 hours)

    The newly renovated Creekside Bistro is a breathtaking venue that is ideal for an elegant reception dinner. Creekside also includes a full bar.

  • Creekside Deck

    Seats 15-50

    $150 per event (up to 4 hours)

    This seasonal venue located right off of the Creekside Bistro. Enjoy the fresh mountain air while sitting next to a flowing stream and appreciating the sights and sounds of the Sierra.

  • Sky High Pizza & Pub

    Seats 125

    $300 per event (up to 4 hours)

    Sky High is a magnificent venue that has a full bar as well as a stage that is perfect for live music, DJ's and presentations.

Conference Facilities

Bear Valley Lodge and Mountain offer a variety of private rooms, and venues for conferences of varying sizes. Both also offer wireless internet access and can support audio visual needs such as electronic projection, screens, DVD, VCR, wireless microphone, sound systems and more.

Food and Beverage Services

The Bear Valley Lodge can provide well-rounded, nutritious and delicious meals and snacks ready to serve for your group. Meals can also be arranged on mountain too. Food and beverage service starts at approximately $22/person for appetizers, and as low as $28/person for buffet service but varies depending on menu. Call our group coordinators, and they will be happy to guide you through the process and schedule a walk-through of the property. Note: If private use of restaurant facilities requires closure during scheduled business hours, a seasonal minimum charge will be required. 

Contact Us

Bear Valley Group Reservations will help you with all the details to ensure you have the perfect day! They can be reached at 209.753.2327.