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.
One small historic church at Marshall Gold State Historic Park, St. John’s Church, offers 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.
- Adventure Connection
Named by Sunset Magazine as one of the “Top Ten River Trips in the West,” our Red Wine/Whitewater 2-day wine tasting/rafting adventure awaits you. Call for information today.
- 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
- 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
- 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. (800)229-8735
- Eden Vale Inn
A luxury B&B, Resort & Spa. Elopements and Small Weddings. Named one of “America’s Top 10 Most Romantic Inns.” Enjoy modern guest rooms, lush gardens & ponds. #1 on Trip Advisor. 530-621-0901
- 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
- Table Nectar | Local & Organic Catering
Specializing in full service food and beverage catering and hospitality. We are committed to supporting local, organic agriculture. Check out our 5 star reviews on Yelp! Contact Jenny at (530) 344-7613.
- Hart 2 Hart Vineyards
Create your unique wedding or event at our romantic Winery Estate. Choose your perfect site: covered vineyard pavilion surrounded by vineyards, beautiful rolling hills, expansive lawn terraces shaded by Heritage Oaks. Luxury Estate House included. 530-885-WINE (9463)
- 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
- 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
- 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. (530)622-8672
- 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
- Gold Hill Winery & Brewery
Family owned winery & brewery hosting weddings and events. (530) 626-6522
- Rome Valley Vineyards
Celebrate your wedding with elegance & romantic flair. The Manor Home with overnight accommodations is complete with a picturesque gazebo & beautiful rose gardens. Magnificent 360 degree views stretch from Mt. Diablo to the Sierra Nevada Mountains. (530) 295-9260
- Jose Wine Caves
Jose Wine Caves makes great wines. We invite you to explore this hidden jewel, and enjoy spectacular panoramic views. We offer estate produced wines and certified extra virgin olive oil. Open Saturdays & Sundays 10am-5pm 620 Prospectors Rd. Garden Valley CA 95633
- 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. email@example.com 530-626-1194