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Price range: $13,350 - $18,250 Price range: $13,350 - $18,250
Couples usually spend $15,800 Couples usually spend $15,800
Reception
$12,000 starting price
Reception
$9,000 starting price
These prices are available for the months of April through October. These prices are available for the months of November through March.

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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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Frequently asked questions

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

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$12,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$9,000

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

Describe your venue:

Barn
Campsite/Cabin
Hotel

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

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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4.9 out of 5 rating
19 Reviews
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    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.9 out of 5 rating
98% Recommended by couples

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Waterfall Lodge is a stunning and magical wedding venue surrounded by redwood trees. The ceremony site is described as pure magic, while the reception space is praised for its perfection. The staff is highly appreciated for their professionalism and helpfulness throughout the planning process and on the day of the event. The ability to have guests stay onsite is a major advantage, and the venue's communication is mentioned as an area for improvement. Overall, Waterfall Lodge is highly recommended for its beauty and magical atmosphere.

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Waterfall Lodge is a stunning and magical wedding venue surrounded by redwood trees. The ceremony site is described as pure magic, while the reception space is praised for its perfection. The staff is highly appreciated for their professionalism and helpfulness throughout the planning process and on the day of the event. The ability to have guests stay onsite is a major advantage, and the venue's communication is mentioned as an area for improvement. Overall, Waterfall Lodge is highly recommended for its beauty and magical atmosphere.

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Samantha T. Sent on 10/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Look no further for your wedding venue

We cannot recommend WL&R enough. The venue is STUNNING! From our very first visit we were greeted with professionalism and kindness. We toured the venue in the pouring rain and one of the staff members, Bella, graciously continued the tour. She was thorough in her description and outlined everything in detail. Cristina is amazing! She responded to all of our emails promptly and with a lot of detail. She was consistently helpful throughout the entire process. The venue speaks for itself….the redwoods are stunning. We had our wedding in September and we were nervous for heat but it was perfectly perfect! Birds were chirping during our ceremony and the weather was perfect. The trees are captivating and we had many of our guests commenting on the breathtaking beauty of every aspect of the venue. The ceremony site is stunning. Absolutely stunning. The dinner area, under the trees and lights, was perfect. The barn was gorgeous and perfect for dancing. The cocktail hour overlooks a valley of redwoods that cannot be found anywhere else. We did not want to leave! Michael, Cristina, and their team helped us have our fairytale wedding and we cannot thank them enough.
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Megan R. Sent on 08/18/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Magical Setting

There is nothing more magical than this setting for your big day! It's secluded and surrounded by the most gorgeous trees with a beautiful lodge and outdoor patio for all your festivities. It is such a special place to get married and all our guests enjoyed their getaway in the mountains.
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Huy P. Sent on 06/13/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A Fairy Tale Like Wedding at Waterfall Lodge

Waterfall Lodge was the perfect venue for our May 2023 wedding! It was magical, fairy-tale like, and everything we could've hoped and asked for! The weather was gorgeous. The cabins were picturesque, cute, and comfy. The waterfall was flowing. The peaceful beauty of the ceremony site blew everyone's mind. The staff were so easy to work with and so responsive throughout the entire process. Because we had a Sunday wedding, the day was short and sweet but it would've been really nice to have time to just enjoy downtime at the venue without the stresses of having a wedding because it really is gorgeous at Waterfall Lodge. We can't wait to come back one day as guests! Thank you to Michael, Cristina, and the team for everything! They really did an amazing job of making our wedding day run as smoothly as possible!
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Waterfall Lodge & Retreat frequently asked questions

Waterfall Lodge & Retreat includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Parking
  • Tables
The space offered by Waterfall Lodge & Retreat for wedding events is known for:
  • Barn
  • Campsite/Cabin
  • Hotel
Waterfall Lodge & Retreat offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Waterfall Lodge & Retreat offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Waterfall Lodge & Retreat offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
Waterfall Lodge & Retreat offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Runners
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
Waterfall Lodge & Retreat is recommended by 98% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.9 in value and 4.8 in average response time.

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