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.
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 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.
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
Hire one of our 14 passenger vans for your wedding or event in the Coloma Lotus Valley. Call for details. 530-303-2404
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. www.colomaweddings.com
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
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
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
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!
Gold Trail Grange #452
Perfect for your wedding or event. Our hall nestles by the river and historic sites. 530-626-1194 www.goldtrailgrange.com email@example.com
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
Gold Hill Winery & Brewery
Beautiful estate settings with several locations for your perfect wedding. Great location for photo-shoots. Let us be a part of your event from location to beverages we have you covered. 530-626-6522 www.goldhillvineyard.com goldhillvineyard.com
Cassandra’s Esthetics Salon & Spa
Experienced, professional, caring Full Service Salon for men & women. On-site wedding styling available. firstname.lastname@example.org
Flowers on Main
Full service florist with 20+ years experience. We source California locally grown flowers. 530-622-1121