Top Outdoor Wedding and Event Locations near Mammoth Lakes | An Interview with Mammoth Mountain

Top Outdoor Wedding and Event Locations near Mammoth Lakes | An Interview with Mammoth Mountain

Mammoth Mountain has a variety of locations for all types of events and weddings – indoor and outdoor, rustic to modern, small to large. Most of our wedding happen during the summer months, but we have beautiful options for every season. We are also a full-service venue, and can set up lodging, activities, transportation, upgraded linens and rentals. Our collection of locations and the hands-on service we provide makes it easy to plan a multi-day event without utilizing the same space twice.

Weddings at Tamarack near Mammoth Lakes

What’s the secret to a successful event at Mammoth Mountain

There really isn’t any secret! Our dedicated staff is here to ensure everything is perfect. We can arrange lodging for your guests, help you pick the perfect menu, advise you on timing, assist you with your ceremony, and much more.

Weddings at June MOuntain

How would your guests describe Mammoth Mountain?

Instead of speaking for our clients, here are a couple recent reviews:

“I had a 150 person wedding at McCoy station in Mammoth and it was more than I dreamed! The staff were all so professional and worked so hard to make the day phenomenal. Darla Ross and Amanda Archuleta were my wedding coordinators – they both were dependable, knowledgeable, and went above and beyond to make my day exactly what I wanted. We experienced inclement weather so the mountain brought all of our guests up on sno-cats! Unexpected but really delighted the guests and us.

Mammoth is perfect if you want a cozy mountain town feel with a professional crew in the background to make it all happen for you. And really the value was great – it wasn’t bargain basement by any means, but compared to what we would get in Santa Monica for the amount of money we spent, it was definitely worth the trek!” – Tracy E.


“My husband and I got married this past March at Mammoth, and had the most amazing experience. We wanted a ski wedding, where we could get married on the summit outside, then ski down with our friends, and then have a party afterwards. It worked PERFECTLY. The summit of Mammoth has a gondola to provide easy access for non-skiers/elderly, and there is an enclosed building at the top that can accommodate either a ceremony or a staging area. We had our guests (75) wait inside, and then come outside for the actual ceremony. Afterwards, we skied down, and then had a few hours to relax before bringing them back up to the halfway lodge for a reception at Parallax (the contemporary restaurant in McCoy station). The party was superb, and no decorations were needed because Parallax itself is already perfectly appointed.

Re: the staff, I cannot say enough how helpful and responsive they were, from the minute we emailed to ask for quotes, up until days after the wedding itself. (Literally. Darla, the incredible wedding coordinator, was still working with us to get everything we sent there back home.)

Altogether, I would have to say that this was the coolest, most fun wedding venue I’d ever seen, and if you’re looking for something fun and adventurous, but still accessible to everyone, that you should really consider Mammoth!” – David S.

Weddings at the Mill at Mammoth Mountain

What makes Mammoth Mountain unique for meeting planners couples getting married?

Aside from our many locations that all offer their own unique look and feel, we have a creative and flexible team that can customize every part of your event, creating an individual experience that reflects you and your personality. If you have an idea, we will give you possible ways to incorporate it into your event while maintaining or enhancing the flow and overall feel you envision. We are not only open to new ideas, we are invigorated by them!

Weddings at Forest Chapel at Tamarak Lodge near Mammoth Lakes

What are your top outdoor wedding locations in or near Mammoth Lakes?

  • Probably the most popular and unique location is Forest Chapel. It’s a beautiful, rustic location set in the forest with a lake nearby. You walk across a bridge to get there, and there are built in benches that are made out of logs as well as a stone and wood altar which makes for an iconic mountain ceremony location.
  • Nearby is Tamarack Lodge with three reception locations – the Lakeside Yurt which is perfect for small weddings, the Lakeside Meadow which can be tented for weddings up to 100, and the famous Lakefront restaurant for an epicurean experience.
  • My next choice would be June Mountain which offers a very unique experience – a chairlift ride to your wedding! The ceremony location has a beautiful view of the mountains and June and Gull lakes, and the reception location is right there which makes the flow of the event so smooth and easy.
  • Last, but certainly not least, is the summit of Mammoth Mountain where couples can get married at 11,000 feet with gorgeous views of the Minarets and Mono Lake in the background. A gondola lift whisks you from the base lodge up to the top while giving you spectacular mountain views in all directions – a very unique experience for you and your guests.

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