Calaveras County's Premiere Wedding & Event Venue

We offer both indoor and outdoor venue spaces for your event, tailored to the seasons and your requirements.  You will have exclusive use of numerous areas of our venue, including our lower meadow (Oak trees, sweet peas, and a foot bridge), the rose garden, the string-lit back patio (plenty of room for dancing), and the Gathering Room (with a large river-rock fire place).


Whether you are planning a lavish celebration of 150 or an intimate gathering for 30, The Black Bear Inn is ideally suited for your wedding celebration.

The beautiful private grounds of the Black Bear Inn is an ideal setting for a romantic outdoor wedding. Exchange your vows in the lower meadow among the oak trees and sweet peas, enjoy cocktails and appetizers in our stunning Gathering Room, and dance under the string of lights on the back patio.


With so many areas within and throughout the property - indoors or outdoors, the Black Bear Inn is an ideal setting for your special day. The front lawn area is slightly removed from the Inn for privacy, with ample room for chairs. The back patio can easily serve as a group dining area. The gathering room and large fireplace create a beautiful backdrop for the wedding ceremony. Please call us with specifics and we will be glad to review your options to help make your wedding a truly special event for everyone involved.


Wedding Services

  • Year Round Availability
  • Customized Events
  • Catering: Provided or Approved Vendor
  • Kitchen Facilities: Available for Approved Vendors
  • Restrooms: On site
  • Parking by Attendants
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Garden, Forest, bridge-covered creek
  • Event Coordination


The Black Bear Inn provides a spectacular setting for special events inside and out with our footbridge, lawn reception areas, and large patio space.  We welcome small and large groups, and provide an exceptional facility for weddings, retreats, anniversaries - any special event.  The Inn possesses a beer/wine/spirits license, making beverage service easier for you.


There are endless activities in the area for your wedding guests, including shopping, dining, and wine tasting.  In Arnold we are surrounded by the beauty of nature with lakes, rivers, caves, and some of the largest living trees on the planet (at Calaveras Big Trees Park).  Guests can enjoy fishing, hiking, kayaking, horseback riding, zip lining, cave exploration, wineries, breweries, winter activities/sports, great food and more. Have an extraordinary experience at the Black Bear Inn for your wedding ceremony, reception, and honeymoon.



Max Indoors: 75

Max Outdoors: 100

Contact us for pricing and availability


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(209) 795-8999

PO Box 109

1343 Oak Circle

Arnold, California 95223



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