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. 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
  • 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
  • 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. 530-885-WINE (9463)
  • 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 goldtrailgrange@gmail.com 530-626-1194
  • 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
  • Joses Wine Caves
    Joses Wine Caves makes great wines.  We invite you 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. 6220 Prospectors Rd. Garden Valley, CA 95633 707-695-7843
  • 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
  • American River Inn
    Our historic B&B is the perfect place to exchange your vows, mingle with your family and friends, and spend your honeymoon. Say “I do” in a beautiful Victorian garden setting. 530-333-4499
  • 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. 530-621-0901
  • 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. 800-229-8735

bride & groom at David Girard Vineyards