Weddings at Pinecrest Chalet

Pinecrest Chalet is a year-round property that can accommodate as many as 130 people. The site fee includes usage of the entire grounds, 40x60 outdoor tent, creekside amphitheater, bear garden, pool, sound equipment, and lighting. Pinecrest Chalet elevates the wedding experience with breathtaking outdoor scenery and personalized service.

A Sierra Nevada landmark and tradition, the Chalet is located at an elevation of 5,600 feet in beautiful Pinecrest, California. Owned and operated by UC Berkeley’s Cal Alumni Association, the Chalet is open to the general public.

Seven wooded acres dotted with cozy cottages and spacious chalets offer guests an ideal basecamp for your wedding.

One mile from Pinecrest Lake and neighboring the Emigrant Wilderness, the Chalet is the ideal place for endless outdoor activities during your wedding weekend. Enjoy swimming, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, and more. At the Chalet, you and your guests can play horseshoes and swim in our pool, or relax by the fire and roast some s’mores.

Featuring beautiful views of the Stanislaus National Forest, this mountain retreat is the perfect place to host your once-in-a-lifetime event.

Call us for more information at 209.965.3276.

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The Lair of the Golden Bear also offers wedding venues. Or, get married on the UC Berkeley campus at Alumni House .