The mountains surrounding Kirkwood serve as a rugged backdrop for a picturesque wedding and provide guests with the opportunity to unplug, relax, and enjoy the High Sierra. Kirkwood offers a variety of venues, onsite catering, and lodging to fit any budget.
Book NowUpon arriving at Kirkwood, a feeling of solidarity and exclusiveness fills the air. Kirkwood’s remote location provides an opportunity to unplug and reconnect with nature, soaking in the beautiful natural surroundings and letting all other worries and doubt melt away. Sharing a special moment in time together with friends and family becomes the sole focus. Kirkwood is a full-service location, offering a variety of unique venues, onsite catering, a talented event staff, flexibility, and an assortment of lodging options for any budget. To ensure a flawless event, a Kirkwood venue coordinator is available from the beginning of the planning process through the end of this special day. Let this big-mountain locale enhance your unforgettable experience.
Red Cliffs Lodge:
View the valley and surrounding mountains through the panoramic windows inside Red Cliffs Lodge. During the summer months, enjoy cocktail hour on the sun deck prior to a private indoor reception. With banquet seating for up to 200 guests, Red Cliffs Lodge also features an expansive bar, lounge area and large stage, ideal for year-round special events and receptions. With no event cut-off time, a wide variety of floor plan options and within walking distance to the Mountain Village and meadow ceremony sites, Red Cliffs Lodge provides optimal flexibility.
Off the Wall Bar and Restaurant:
Located in the heart of the Mountain Village in the Lodge at Kirkwood, the Wall Bar and Restaurant is set to a backdrop of Kirkwood’s iconic lifts, the Cornice Express and Wagon Wheel. From inside, the wall of windows captures majestic sunsets over the notorious Wall run at Kirkwood. The Wall Bar and Restaurant provides a rustic lodge setting with antler chandeliers, a large fireplace, full service bar, and can accommodate up to 100 people seated inside for dinner or up to 150 seated outside on the patio. This iconic location is available year-round and is within walking distance to the meadow ceremony site and adjacent to the village ceremony site.
Nestled between The Lodge at Kirkwood and The Mountain Club buildings, the Village Plaza is a beautiful location perfect for a large outdoor wedding. The Village Plaza overlooks the Kirkwood base area, surrounding lifts and is visible from the village ceremony site. The Village Plaza features grassy areas for games and a large fire pit to gather around on the cool summer nights. Incorporate Kirkwood’s BBQ area or the new umbrella bar, ideal for cocktail hour. Available during the summer months, the Village Plaza can accommodate up to 250 people for a seated dinner.
Why go anywhere else for the events surrounding your wedding? Kirkwood can coordinate and cater a rehearsal dinner, post-wedding brunch, meet-and-greets, and fun activities for your guests.
World class rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, fishing and horseback riding are all just within a stone's throw of the resort. Fields of breath-taking wildflowers overtake the mountain during the summer months, and the turning aspens make a dramatic backdrop during the fall months. The many nearby lakes offer boat rentals and camping options as well.
“My first visit to Kirkwood was to DJ a wedding ceremony and reception. From the moment I arrived to my departure, the staff was amazing! Everyone was extremely friendly and accommodating. The food was excellent, and the coordinator was calm (under pressure) and knowledgeable. It was the season's first snow, and yes, the bride wanted to have the ceremony outside. The crew set up chairs and hand plenty of towels for the guests to keep their seats dry. They also handed out hot coffee while the guests took their seats. Those kinds of details really impressed me. I've been to many places to DJ, and this location ranks in the top 5 of my 28-year career. I hope to be back soon.”
Ruethai A. - Yuba City, CA
“Shannon, thank you so much for coordinating our wedding! You have been incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. We appreciate you!”
Amy and Eddie Schelert
“Shannon, thank you so much for your help putting together our big day! You were awesome and really made our lives easier! Best to you!”
Kaitlin & Orion Litzau
“Shannon was AWESOME!!! The whole reason we had the wedding at Kirkwood was because at the bridal expo I clicked with her and suspected she understood what I wanted to accomplish. It went above and beyond my expectations. I was extremely satisfied with her handling of all situations and being able to think on her toes even when Mother Nature decided to throw us a blizzard in the DRIEST year!”