Monday, February 25, 2008

Big Bear Lake California Weddings

Big Bear Lake is a prime destination wedding spot in Southern California due to its proximity to Los Angeles and San Diego, as well as its great weather in the summer, and snow activities in the winter.

Oh, yeah, and there's the lake, which offers a beautiful backdrop for all those wedding photos you're going to want to show off to family and friends.

Where to Get Married in Big Bear

A few wedding venues you might want to consider in Big Bear and the surrounding Big Bear Lake area include:

StarGazers Inn

Star Gazers Inn is no ordinary inn, it's also an Observatory, where you can observe the night sky in all her brilliance, and enjoy presentations by NASA and other scientists. It's also fast becoming a destination for people looking to elope or have an intimate wedding under the stars. StarGazers Inn specializes in celestial-themed wedding, elopement, and vow renewal packages. When it comes time for the honeymoon, each of StarGazers guest rooms features a queen featherbed with down bedding, gas fireplace, TV, and a deep-soak candlelit spa tub for two. StarGazers Inn is open year round. Email them for more info at:

Marina Resort

The Marina Resort is located right on the water, with all rooms having lake views. You can have the Marina Resort arrange all details of your wedding, or, if you like, just book the venue and make all other plans and arrangements yourselves. All couples who get married at Marina Resort get one night's stay for no additional charge. Call them at 800-601-8722 for more details.

The Knickerbocker Mansion

The Knickerbocker Mansion is a secluded 2.5 acre mountain property located just three blocks from the village of Big Bear and four blocks to Big Bear Lake. I stayed at Knickerbocker Mansion many years ago (before the current owners took over) and really enjoyed the Mansion and its location. From what I've read the current owners have renovated beautifully and offer a great setting for a wedding.

They offer summer outdoor weddings for up to 150 people and indoor winter weddings for up to 40 people. You can get more info by emailing them at

The Inn at Fawnskin

The Inn at Fawnskin is another inn located directly on Big Bear Lake, with a garden gazebo just perfect for your elopement or more formal wedding. The Inn boasts a panoramic view of Big Bear Lake, as well as the forests surrounding Big Bear. You can get more information by emailing them at

Gold Mountain Manor

You can plan an intimate ceremony or larger destination wedding, with accommodations for up to 50 guests (complete with gourmet breakfast) at Gold Mountain Manor, a 1928 historic log cabin mansion bed and breakfast, which has been featured in the books, "Best Places to Kiss" and "The Fifty Most Romantic Places in Southern California." Outside weddings can accommodate up to 75 people, while indoor weddings can accommodate up to 40 people. For more information, email them at

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