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.

The historic St. John’s Church in Marshall Gold State Historic Park,  offers an old-fashioned storybook romance. Or hold your wedding and reception in the historic Gold Trail Grange.

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
    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. www.bellavistainc.net 530-622-3456
  • 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. sierrarizing.com 530-642-9250
  • Coloma Shuttle
    Hire one of our 14 passenger vans for your wedding or event in the Coloma Lotus Valley. Call for details. 530-303-2404
  • Earthtrek Expeditions American River Rafting
    EarthTrek Expeditions
    Our one-of-a-kind facility along the American River is a spectacular location for an outdoor wedding. Beautiful landscaping, 2 full kitchens, 25 deluxe cabin tents, modern restrooms and it’s very affordable. earthtrekexpedition.com (800)229-8735
  • Eden Vale Inn
    A luxury B&B, Resort & Spa. Elopments and Small Weddings.  Named one of “America’s Top 10 Most Romantic Inns.” Enjoy modern guest rooms, lush gardens & ponds. #1 on Trip Advisor. edenvaleinn.com 530-621-0901
  • Everhart Cellars
    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. hart2hartvineyards.com 530-885-WINE (9463)
  • Camp Lotus
    Camp Lotus is a great place to host family reunions, weddings, anniversaries, auctions, presentations, business retreats, yoga or art workshops, and more. Deli & store, lodging, camping, and our “Barn” meeting hall. camplotus.com (530)622-8672
  • 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. colomaresort.com 530-621-2267
  • Argonaut Farm to Fork Cafe
    Argonaut Farm to Fork Café

    The historic Argonaut Farm to Fork Cafe offers a specialty coffee, breakfast and lunch menu. Celebrate your special occasion with a Catered Artisan Wood Fire Pizza Dinner in their river-front beer garden! 

    530-626-7345
  • Cool Florist and Gifts
    Providing the freshest flowers around- Guaranteeing fresh, beautiful and quality floral arrangements that everyone is sure to enjoy. Our goal is to exceed your expectations with quality and uniqueness. 530-885-2750
  • Cassandra's Salon & Spa
    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
  • 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
  • Joses Wine Caves
    Joses Wine Caves makes great wines.  We invite your to explore this hidden jewel and enjoy spectacular views of the Coloma Valley.  We offer estate produced wines and certified extra virgin olive oil.  Open Saturdays & Sundays 10am-5pm. 620 Prospectors Rd. Garden Valley, CA 95633 joseswinecaves.com
  • Sierra Nevada Photos

    We are experienced photographers for your unique weddings, engagement and family portraits. We would be honored to capture these special moments in your life. Local family business in Lotus, California. 835 Lotus Rd @ Corner of HWY 49  www.sierranevadaphotos.net

    530-401-0088
  • Flowers on Main
    Full service florist with 20+ years experience. We source California locally grown flowers. 530-622-1121

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