Many 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 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
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
- 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. 916-662-2144
- Sierra Nevada House
An ideal location to host your wedding, corporate retreat, catered party, or other special event. Our hotel, bar & restaurant, and outdoor cafe are also available for special events. 530-626-8096
- 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! 509-570-2223
- 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. 530-626-1194
- 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
- J. Marie Custom Events
J. Marie specializes in all things Hospitality: Event Coordination, Personal Chef, Venue Management and Consulting. Please visit my website. 916-718-0696
- 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)
- 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. 530-626-0882 ext 108
- Coloma Resort
Coloma Resort is the perfect setting to celebrate with family &
friends! We offer a dramatic grassy river front location with
Troublemaker Rapid in the background. On site catering available. 530-621-2267
- 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
- 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
- American River Inn
Historic 1853 Gold Country resort. Enjoy the elegance of this “Jewel of the Mother Lode.” Elaborately furnished suites, gourmet breakfast, wine & treats each night at 6pm. Jacuzzi, mountain bikes, gardens, games. 800-245-6566
- Cassandra’s Salon & Spa
Experienced, professional, caring Full Service Salon for men & women. On-site wedding styling available. 530-919-5290
- Gold Hill Vineyard and Brewery - 530-626-6522