Dawn Ranch Lodge

Dawn Ranch Lodge

Guerneville, CA
707.869.0656   Visit Website   Email Vendor
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Dawn Ranch is an ideal venue. A secluded forest setting where all our friends and family can stay for the weekend. It may seem close to the main road, but when you stay there you feel like you are deep in the woods. The trees provide great cover from the road, and when everything is in bloom you can't even see the property next door. It has a truly rustic setting (no TVs in the room), so its the perfect venue to maximize interaction of your guests. Our goal was to not only call attention to ourselves, but to all the people in our lives that got us to that point. Dawn Ranch is the perfect venue to do so. If you are doing a Saturday wedding you are required to book all the rooms for both nights. The Welcome BBQ on Friday is a great party in itself and lets your guests start the weekend on a high note. Saturday everyone will be thoroughly entertained while the bridal party prepares. Whether its the private river access, the pool, the open fields, or all the attractions nearby, your guests will be beaming by the time the ceremony starts.

We were married under a hundered year old redwood in a green meadow, we danced and drank in an apple orchard, and returned inside to the bar for the after party. It was perfect. No matter where you spend your time you will feel special.

Also the food! Best food I've had a wedding. Michael (the owner) has put a farm to table experience together that is fantastic. Even the Dawn Ranch label wine is delicious! We were nothing but excited about the food options. Going up for our tasting to decide the menu was amazing!

And I haven't mentioned the best thing. Stephanie, the wedding coordinator, is amazing and worth the site fee alone. She took complete care of us during the weekend and before as well. She was fabulous about replying to emails and getting on the phone with us to work through some ideas. Her skills were invaluable. Michael (the owner) was great as well. I just can't say enough great things.

Services Used: Ceremony & Reception Venue
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PO Box 45, 16467 River Rd., Guerneville, CA 95446


Dawn Ranch Lodge is a fifteen acre property nestled amongst towering redwoods on the banks of the Russian River. Built in 1905, we offer rustic tranquility and a contemporary atmosphere. Individual cottages blend harmoniously into the stunning landscape of ancient apple orchards, bamboo groves, grassy meadows and beautifully landscap ed gardens.

Whether you choose an intimate ceremony under the boughs of the blossoms in the orchard, or a large celebration in our beautiful meadow, this is the perfect romantic setting to celebrate your union. We have 53 cabins, swimming pool, band shell, boathouse, bon fire pit and our Agriculture Public House Restaurant with full bar and lounge.

The perfect place for a destination wedding, families and friends can stay together on one property and enjoy the many nearby sites and activities.  We are just twenty minutes from the spectacular coast and five minutes to Armstrong Redwoods State Park and Northwood Golf Course.  There are over one hundred Sonoma wineries in the Russian River wine growing region including the historic Korbel Champagne Cellars.  The outdoor enthusiast will love horseback riding, whale watching, kayaking, bird watching and hiking ~ all within minutes. 


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Maximum capacity: 1000
Wedding services: Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
Catering: Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeurves, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stat...
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Dawn Ranch Lodge is a wedding venue and historic reception site from the Russian River Valley in Sonoma's Wine Country. We service weddings throughout the local area, including the San Francisco Bay Area, Sonoma, and Sacramento Valley. Dawn Ranch Lodge is a professional wedding destination, venue and lodge that has been part of the wine country wedding industry for 10 years. We specialize in creating garden wedding ceremonies and outdoor receptions and celebrations and team building events