bride & groom at David Girard VineyardsMany couples choose to tie the knot in the Coloma-Lotus Valley, for a multitude of great reasons. Wedding and reception settings in this photogenic, historic valley can range from simple to sumptuous.

Two small historic churches in Marshall Gold State Historic Park, Emmanuel Church and St. John’s Church, both offer old-fashioned storybook romance.

Are your wedding dates between May and October? If so, consider a romantic outdoor garden setting. See the list below for locations that vary from lush gardens to spectacular valley views.

For many couples, the beautiful, clear-flowing South Fork of the American River provides a perfect casual backdrop for the recitation of wedding vows. Some young couples have met here while working as river guides, for example, and so the river offers a fitting ambiance. Camp Lotus, the American River Resort and Coloma Resort all have hosted riverside weddings. Most of these resorts have full commercial kitchen facilities. Amy Stewart shares her own experience with a romantic riverside wedding in her story, A Wedding by the River.

Wedding Services

Wedding specialists in the Coloma area can provide any services that you need for your special event. Wedding groups will be pleased to find that great food can be had right in the valley. Many of the reception locations listed below can provide full-service catering, or you can contact one of the specialized catering businesses.

  • Bella Vista Bed Breakfast
    Bella Vista Bed & Breakfast

    Estate property on 5 acres with a magnificent view of the historic Coloma/Lotus Valley and American River. Five different ceremony and reception sites, including a sandy beach and countless waterscapes. 530-622-3456

  • Sierra-Rizing-Bakery-Catering
    Sierra Rizing Bakery, Catering & Coffee House

    Full service, pickup or delivery for either a casual or discerning event crafted to fit all your needs. Unique menus, specialty desserts, and custom wedding cakes available. 530-642-9250

  • All-Outdoors weddings
    All-Outdoors River Center

    Seven acres of private riverfront property in Coloma-Lotus Valley provide a rustic and beautiful backdrop for your outdoor wedding or celebration. Catering, rafting, shuttle services available. May/June, Sep/Oct. (530)626-8306×108

  • Lotus Touch Massage & Weddings
    Lotus Touch Wedding Ceremonies & Services

    Licensed & experienced Wedding Officiant offering unique, hand-written and original, non-denominational wedding ceremonies, wedding consulting & planning. Helping you express the perfect “I DO” since 2005! LotusTouchWeddings@gmail.com 509-570-2223

  • Villa Florentina bed & breakfast
    Villa Florentina Inn & Retreat

    Weddings & events of unparalleled grace. Magnificent Tuscan Villa surrounded by grand plazas, stone terraces, a picturesque olive orchard, and sweeping views. Ample onsite parking and luxurious inn rooms. info@villaflorentina.net 916-662-2144

  • American River Resort dining
    American River Resort

    The American River Resort provides a naturally beautiful setting for your perfect wedding ceremony and reception or special occasion. We can accommodate overnight guests with riverside cabins, RV and campsites. 530-622-6700

  • Eden-Vale-Inn
    Eden Vale Inn

    A luxury B&B, Resort & Spa. Named one of “America’s Top 10 Most Romantic Inns!” Enjoy modern guest rooms, lush gardens & ponds, on-site spa and a fabulous gourmet breakfast. #1 on Trip Advisor. 530-621-0901

  • Hart 2 Hart Vineyards
    Hart 2 Hart Vineyards

    “Weddings 2 Remember” Create your unique wedding or event at our romantic vineyard estate. Enjoy and celebrate with fine boutique wines, beautiful  views, lavender and roses located at 5821 State Hwy. 49. 530-885-WINE (9463)

  • Sierra-Nevada-House
    Sierra Nevada House

    Our restaurant, bar, and outdoor cafe provide an ideal location to host your wedding, rehearsal dinner, corporate retreat, or other special event. Full liquor license. 530-626-8096

  • Coloma-Resort
    Coloma Resort

    A premier property for weddings & events. Offering a dramatic, grassy, riverfront location with Troublemaker Rapid as your backdrop. Cabins & campsite accommodations available for overnight guests. 530-621-2267

  • Gold Trail Grange
    Gold Trail Grange #452

    Historic building in Marshall Gold State Park. Full commercial kitchen, lighted stage and dance floor. Perfect for weddings, parties, dances and large groups. goldtrailgrange@gmail.com 530-626-1194

  • Beyond Limits Adventures
    River Park Resort - Beyond Limits Adventures

    Rent our beautiful riverfront resort for your special event. Perfect for outdoor weddings, reunions and retreats, our property features green lawns, shade trees, cabin tents, restrooms, kitchen and large camping area. 530-622-0553

  • Earthtrek Expeditions American River Rafting
    EarthTrek Expeditions

    A one-of-a-kind riverfront facility to host a wedding, company picnic, corporate retreat or special event.  Customized events, recreation opportunities and deluxe camping and cabin rental options. 800-229-8735

  • Cassandra’s Esthetics Salon & Spa

    Experienced, professional, caring Full Service Salon for men & women. On-site wedding styling available. cassdraxler@yahoo.com 530-919-5290

  • J. Marie Custom Events - J. Marie specializes in all things Hospitality: Event Coordination, Personal Chef, Venue Management and Consulting. info@jmarieservices.com 916-718-0696

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