Weddings and Private Group Rentals
Make your event very special—reserve the entire Lair of the Golden Bear for your corporate retreat, family reunion, or destination wedding.
We offer a spectacular mountain setting that allows guests to celebrate, recharge, and focus on what’s important.
Our properties include onsite and nearby conference centers, an outdoor amphitheater and stages, indoor dining halls and lodges, wireless internet access, and audiovisual equipment.
Weddings at the Lair of the Golden Bear
Choose from three charming mountain properties for your ceremony and reception, with options to incorporate our amenities in a variety of ways. You’ll have exclusive use of one of our properties for your wedding weekend, making it an experience you and your wedding guests won’t forget.
Nestled at 5,600 feet in beautiful Pinecrest, California, the Lair’s fresh air, sunshine, and surrounding natural beauty provide our guests with an amazing mountain playground. Outdoor stages and amphitheaters, as well as meadows and lodges, are the backdrops for your ceremony.
The Lair offers dining halls, swimming pools, sports courts, indoor and outdoor children’s play areas, wifi access, and delicious, affordable catered food with extensive menu options.
Corporate Retreats and Private Groups
Get away from the office and retreat to the mountains with your team or group!
We work with you to tailor your time at camp to fit your goals for your event. Our staff can lead hikes, team building games, referee sports tournaments like cornhole and softball, or let your group relax at the pool and play their own games of shuffleboard and tennis.
We can also mix in time and spots in camp for all-team presentations, smaller group break-out meetings, and hosted receptions.
Almost every group that comes to the Lair books again for a future event, so find out what makes the Lair a unique and successful setting that your group will remember!
Cozy tent cabins, shared bathrooms, dining halls, lodges, sports courts and outdoor games, heated pools, stage and campfire pit, a creekside amphitheater, and so much more! Yes, we have electricity and hot running water throughout camp.
We’ll work with you on your desired menus for the weekend—we can prepare a range of options from informal, finger-licking good BBQ lunches to gourmet brunches, lavish wedding dinners, and even after-party snacks. All menus can include options for dietary restrictions.
Lair campers know that we excel at organizing and leading activities such as hikes, kayaking, yoga classes, archery, arts and crafts, and children’s programs. We offer these programs at all our properties for wedding weekends as well—let our spirited staff help make your special weekend all it should be. We’ll even arrange for childcare during your wedding ceremony.
For rate information, please call 510.900.8255. There is a 100-guest minimum at Camp Oski and 150-guest minimum at Camps Blue and Gold.
Please refer to the Lair FAQ page for general information regarding the three camps: Blue, Gold, and Oski.
What is the cost for a Lair wedding?
What does the payment timeline look like?
· Deposit collected at the official contract signing.
· Guest fees are collected through our Event Registration Link.
· Remaining balance collected 30 days prior to event start date.
· Minimum staff tip collected at check out.
Where do I start with planning my Lair wedding?
What do I bring?
For your onsite guest campers, refer to our What to Bring List to find out what everyone needs to bring, might want to bring, and what they should not pack. You should tell your guests to bring warm clothes, a sleeping bag, pillow, and flashlight!
What are the accommodations like?
Is there cell service or wifi?
What is the Lair staff like and what services do they provide?
The Lair will provide an appropriate number of staff members to assist during all portions of the wedding weekend. Such assistance could include, but is not limited to: labor, food service at meals; preparation of all food; wine, beer and alcohol service (alcohol provided by wedding party); setup and clean-up of the wedding ceremony and reception; setup and clean-up of the campfire; audio and lighting aid; youth supervision (ages 2 and older) during the wedding ceremony and reception; check-in services (including “greeting” all guests arriving at the Lair for the wedding weekend).
What food and alcohol options are available?
We do not sell alcohol at the Lair, but we do allow you to bring your own. We can schedule Lair staffers to serve alcohol at various times during your wedding weekend.
What is the weather like at the Lair?
Are pets allowed at camp?
What services are not provided by the Lair?
· Tables and chairs, except for those already available inside the lodges. The Lair does not provide additional tables and chairs for the wedding ceremony or other events during wedding weekend.
· Place settings, flatware, linens, wine glasses, cocktail glasses, cups, or decorations for the wedding reception (The wedding party is free to use cutlery, dishes, serving-ware and flatware which are provided by the Lair during the summer).
· DJ or band services.
· Photography services.
· Floral service.
· Wedding planner
Are there safety and security protocols at camp?
· No open flame of any kind!
· Park vehicles facing out.
· Secure all valuables out of sight, better yet leave them at home.
· Use a flashlight at night.
· Stay hydrated during the day and keep warm at night.
· Never hike or swim alone.
· Report any emergency to the Camp Manager.