Waterfall Lodge & Retreat

325 Hidden Falls Trail, Ben Lomond, CA 95005 Map · Phone number
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About Waterfall Lodge & Retreat

The Waterfall Lodge and Retreat, sitting high in California’s Santa Cruz Mountains, is a tranquil wedding venue for couples from Ben Lomond, CA. Surrounded by ancient redwood trees, this venue embraces its unique position in nature. The barn is made of reclaimed wood from a 19th-century farm building, with romantic lanterns casting a glow over the couple’s celebration. Sunshine slants through the leaves of the forest, lighting the way to an unforgettable day.

Waterfall Lodge & Retreat features warm wood throughout and a gorgeous patio made of travertine stone where guests can immerse themselves in the forest surrounding them. Doors, windows, and gates are laced with delicate wrought-iron ornamentation for an elegant, classic touch. Couples and their loved ones can enjoy a getaway in the majestic beauty of the forests, and take deep breaths of the fresh mountain air. With incredible views of the countryside and towering redwoods, couples have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for truly spectacular wedding photos. A beautiful space for rustic celebrations, its secluded location enhances a feeling of community among its visitors. The day after the wedding, guests can explore the various nature trails through the mountains, and go for a rejuvenating hike in the beautiful countryside.

Couples can say their vows outdoors in one of Waterfall Lodge and Retreat’s various ceremony venues. The ceremony and reception areas, can fit up to 150 guests. Tables and chairs are artfully arranged on the patio, allowing guests to relax beneath a sky of sparkling market lights. When they are worn out from celebrating, this estate features a number of spaces for overnight accommodations. The lodge itself has two large bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Thirty-three cabins are nestled around the property and are just a short walk from the lodge and can accommodate up to 96 overnight guests onsite.

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Together forever
Together forever
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A beautiful moment
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The blushing bride
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A tender embrace
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A quiet moment
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Quiet reflection
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An elegant pose
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Reception interior
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Ceremony setup
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Woodland scenery
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2 Reviews for Waterfall Lodge & Retreat

Recommended by 90% of couples


4.5 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.5
  • Professionalism 4.5
  • Flexibility 4.0
  • Value 4.5
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Maija · Married on 10/05/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Everything We Dreamed of and MORE!

    I LOVE OUR VENUE! We could not have painted a more perfect place and built it from our dreams. Michael the caretaker was a beautiful bonus, he helped the day of and with all the planning leading up to our day and was a total gem. The cabins were a huge hit with our guests and allowed us to have a whole weekend instead of just a day. They were comfortable and reasonably priced and gorgeous. Seriously. This setting, the lodge, everything about this place is magical. It is a little tricky for some vendors so while they don’t MAKE you use their suggested vendors you probably want to because those vendors are awesome and know how to work at this venue. Ef who helps book everything was so responsive to any question and I have not a single complaint. Getting married in the redwoods was always a dream but Waterfall Lodge & Retreat made it a reality that rivaled anything we could’ve imagined.

    Sent on 10/16/2019
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    Hunter · Married on 06/09/2019

    4.0
    • Quality of service:
      4.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
      3.0
    • Professionalism:
      4.0

    Good Venue but there are some things...

    So everything about the location of this venue is awesome! There is no better ceremony site and elegant looking barn and that is why we chose them. The issue I have with this place is their sound ordinance. The ceremony was capped sound wise even for a 2:30P wedding. This made our bridal party entrance music hard to hear and guests were confused. It was hard to hear the DJ and no this wasn't because of his equipment. When we moved down the hill for the reception the DJ was ordered to turn down the music three times by the site manager and it through off a performance. I had to tell the DJ to turn up the music personally because of this noise ordinance and he was instructed yet again by the venue to turn it down. We were playing classical and jazz all night so I don't how there could be a problem. That ticked me off most of all.

    The other complaint I have is their scheduling. Initially we went to sign the contract and apparently there was a couple already booked for that date. The venue did make up for this mistake by offering other perks to which I was grateful for and moving in a different direction with their staff so they definitely fixed things in my opinion.

    I think for what the venue was worth the location is worth it! Sound and planning issues aside it really made the difference having the wedding here! Very thankful my family from the Midwest were able to experience the Redwoods here for their first time!

    Sent on 10/29/2019

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Waterfall Lodge & Retreat FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 12000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 9000
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Parking
    Tables
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    150
  • Describe your venue:
    Barn
    Campsite/Cabin
    Hotel
  • 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
    Pet Friendly
    Wifi
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Outside Alcohol
  • What event items are available?
    Aisle Runners
    Altar/Arch
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    November
    December

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Waterfall Lodge & Retreat frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Waterfall Lodge & Retreat?

Waterfall Lodge & Retreat includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Parking
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Waterfall Lodge & Retreat in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Waterfall Lodge & Retreat for wedding events is known for:

  • Barn
  • Campsite/Cabin
  • Hotel

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Waterfall Lodge & Retreat for wedding events?

Waterfall Lodge & Retreat offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Waterfall Lodge & Retreat offer?

Waterfall Lodge & Retreat offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Waterfall Lodge & Retreat offer for wedding events?

Waterfall Lodge & Retreat offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Accommodations
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Waterfall Lodge & Retreat have available for wedding events?

Waterfall Lodge & Retreat offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Aisle Runners
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Waterfall Lodge & Retreat and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Waterfall Lodge & Retreat is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.5 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5.0 in average response time, 4.5 in quality of service, 4.5 in professionalism, 4.5 in value and 4.0 in flexibility.