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$20,000 starting price
$20,000 starting price
$15,500 starting price
$15,500 starting price
These prices are available for the months of June through October. These prices are available for the months of November through May.

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On WeddingWire since 2019

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.

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Historic Building

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Uncovered Outdoor

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Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

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Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors

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Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake

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Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
Limited Bar
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Raquel B. Sent on 08/15/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A Great Team To Work With!

Emily + Spencer are absolutely top-notch to work with! Being a type A wedding planner they were on top of communication, sent easy-to-understand proposals/costs, and were on top of details on the wedding weekend. They are kind and know what they are doing. It was so nice that I can put absolute trust in their craft. They definitely delivered for my couple!

The Rainbow Lodge is a perfect intimate wedding venue that allows family and friends to stay the weekend and truly immerse themselves into your wedding experience.

My couple loved the elevated summer camp feel of the lodge and truly enjoyed their time spent there.

I would love to work at the Rainbow Lodge again as I had such a great experience during the planning process and throughout the weekend!
Katherine Sent on 11/19/2021
5 out of 5 rating

An Amazing Wedding Weekend!!

My husband and I recently got married at the Rainbow Lodge. It was the first (and only) venue we visited, and we could not be happier with our decision. All of our guests enjoyed what the Lodge and the surroundings had to offer. It really is a special place at a beautiful location.

The Site Managers, Emily and Spencer, were an absolute dream to work with! They were very accomodating to all our requests - before, during, and after our weekend.
Emily A. Sent on 10/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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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