Weddings

Rainbow Lodge

Soda Springs, CA View map Visit website

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Rent this historic mountain lodge to host your closest friends and family for a private weekend at Rainbow Lodge in the Sierra Mountains. The capacity for an outdoor summer or fall event is 120 people, with accommodations for 65 overnight guests. The outdoor area offers a stunning backdrop for couples to hold their ceremony with views of the mountains.

The lodge combines historic charm, rustic accents, and modern amenities with one of the best locations in Northern California. Nestled high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Rainbow Lodge is a historic wedding venue located on 114 acres in Soda Springs, CA. Just a 15-minute drive from the slopes of Tahoe and surrounded by numerous hiking trails, this venue is ideal for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you’re hosting a snowy winter wedding or outdoor summer celebration, the location offers numerous activities for you and your guests. A beautiful and intimate retreat, this event space provides spectacular views of the mountains to accompany your special day.

Rainbow Lodge has a storied past that you will sense when you enter the elegant and rustic building. Dating back to 1869, this property was originally a destination for The Pony Express and pioneers and miners looking to strike it rich during the gold rush. Rumors abound that the venue once hosted an illegal speakeasy in its basement. Today, the lodge provides a beautiful getaway for romantic celebrations of love.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Glassware
Parking
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

120

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Inn/B&B

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

China

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
November
December
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    Emily A. Married on 10/05/2019
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    A magical weekend!

    I am still absolutely glowing from my wedding weekend at the Rainbow Lodge this past weekend!!!

    First, there's so much I can say about how wonderful Yvonne and Rolf, the caretakers of the lodge are. They are incredibly professional, clear with communication, and knowledgeable about how to make your weekend the best it can be - and they were such a calming presence over my wedding weekend. My entire family sings their praises, and is actually in this moment trying to adopt them into ours because they were so wonderful!!

    The lodge itself is wonderful, and bespoke with the most special details and radiates all the history of it's time in Soda Springs. My guests were so excited to stay there and enjoy all the amenities the lodge had to offer. As the lodge is 150 years old, there's history around every corner and unique touches all over the place! Guests enjoyed the sitting rooms, took a polar plunge in the river, took hikes all over Soda Springs and escaped to Truckee for dinner! The lawn for the ceremony was absolutely magical - it barely needed decoration and I cannot wait to see my pictures!

    As a bride who didn't have a wedding coordinator - with Yvonne, Rolf, and the Lodge in my back pocket everything was flawless!

    A few tips for those thinking about the lodge:
    - Be communicative - Yvonne and Rolf are so responsive, and can easily answer questions you might have about the area, lodge details, catering, etc
    - Let your guests know there are stairs (age, elevation, ability all might impact where you place folks)
    - Let your guests know that the lodge is 150 years old - probably best to leave the gadgets at home and enjoy the lodge for the weekend!
    - The lodge is fully stocked with activities and games for all ages - but we also supplemented with additional items for the kids area and game room, and I probably could have brought less!
    - Make sure to have a head count for meals - we were at the lodge from Thurs-Sun, and no one wanted to leave so Yvonne and Rolf helped us navigate the best way to set up our food options (my sister is an amazing chef/coordinator!)

    If I could give the lodge 10 stars I would - they made my wedding dreams come true and I cannot thank Yvonne and Rolf enough!!
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    Sandi Married on 09/07/2019
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    Spectacular location, private and rustic lodge in the mountains

    The Rainbow Lodge is rustic but amazingly beautiful, private and nicely renovated. It is perfect for a destination wedding weekend where the whole family can gather and relax in a private setting. Lake Tahoe is nearby and there is lots of hiking and breathtaking views. The lodge offers a perfect setting for the wedding ceremony and reception. Guests can stay on site in one of 30 guests rooms. The property managers are very helpful. All our guests had an amazing time!
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    Andrew B. Married on 08/24/2019
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    Excellent Wedding Weekend at the Rainbow Lodge!

    We were married here on August 24 2019! Please ignore any 1 Star reviews about the lodge being closed. It is open but for special events only. When you book the lodge your group has the entire place for your private event. Our wedding weekend was for 2 nights and we filled all of the rooms in the lodge. Our wedding weekend was incredible and memorable for us and all of our guests. Yvonne and Rolf are your Hosts/contacts/caretakers for the lodge and they are very responsive/competent/hospitable and flexible. I work in the travel industry and communicate with accommodations/tour operators/high service level operations all over the world all the time and I can say that the Rainbow lodge communications and services are excellent. Over the 2 nights we had separate soundsystems for entertainment, catering services, a band, DJs, and the Great Bingo Revival.(FYI, we used Music In Tahoe for all of this and they are incredible) The lodge worked well with all of our vendors and made our planning easier. The lodge actually includes quite a bit of things you need for your wedding like tables, chairs, etc so plan to review with Yvonne and Rolf so that you are not renting things you don't need. They have a fantastic commercial kitchen on site, as well as an awesome bar with keg taps, etc. All of our guests loved staying at the lodge and we felt that having a full wedding weekend really brought everyone together more than a 5 hour standard wedding + Reception can. The lodge rooms are nice but being historic many of them are somewhat different from eachother. We allocated the rooms to our guests accordingly and everyone enjoyed their stay. For our local friends their is also the Hampshire rocks campground which is a quick bike away. The lodge has a lot of nice common areas and they have done a lot with the landscaping as well. Our photos(Chris Werner Photography, Incredible) turned out excellent and their are a lot of areas in/around/near the lodge to take nice photos. We feel very fortunate to have had our wedding at the Rainbow lodge, so contact them and set up a time to check the place out!

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50080 Hampshire Rocks Road, PO Box 700 Soda Springs, CA, 95728
415-842-1608
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