How to Plan Waterfall Lodge Weddings

Ultimate Guide for Planning Waterfall Lodge Weddings
(complete with pricing and photos)

Read below for the ultimate guide to plan Waterfall Lodge Weddings to help in your planning. This scenic venue offers a stunning backdrop of a redwood grove and is one of the more popular venues in the Santa Cruz area for good reason.

Why Waterfall Lodge Weddings

The Waterfall Lodge & Retreat offers a unique blend of classic old-world charm and modern amenities. With its stunning views and many features, the venue is the perfect setting for weddings, receptions, and other special events. Whether couples prefer a relaxed or formal atmosphere, small or large gatherings, the Waterfall Lodge provides infinite creative possibilities. 

Waterfall Lodge Wedding Price

Rental Fee: contact for pricing
Capacity: 125 guests recommended, but up to 150 guests

How to Book a Waterfall Lodge Wedding

Venue Details

  • The 1000-year-old redwoods
  • An outdoor staircase
  • A circular set of redwoods (also known as a fairy ring)
  • Beveled glass doors at The Lodge
  • Elaborate balconies
  • A reclaimed 19th-century barn
  • Bride’s dressing area
  • Groom’s dressing area
  • Ceremony arch
  • Dance floor
  • Tables and chairs provided
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Overnight accommodations available
  • Complimentary bridal suite
  • Kitchen for prep only

Venue Restrictions

  • Wedding coordinator required
  • Beer and wine only
  • Valet parking or shuttle service required
  • The venue must approve all decorations
  • General liability insurance required
  • Wheelchair access limited
  • No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
  • Approved outside caterer allowed.

Best Times for a Waterfall Lodge Ben Lomond Wedding


What wedding packages do they offer?

Waterfall Lodge and Retreat wedding packages come with a 2-night minimum and a limited number of one-day weddings.

Do they require a full property buy-out?

They require a minimum of 9 cabins booked for multi-day weddings. Guests will still have exclusive use of Waterfall Lodge and a totally private experience.

How many people can they accommodate?

They can sleep a maximum of 86 guests within 32 cabins plus the lodge bedrooms. They can accommodate up to 150 total guests for a Waterfall Lodge Ben Lomond wedding ceremony and reception.

Do they provide catering?

No, they do not provide catering. Couples are welcome to hire any caterer they wish. They also have a variety of caterers and more casual food vendors available on their preferred vendor list. In addition, they provide access to the lodge kitchen for informal meals during the stay.


Planning a Waterfall Lodge and Retreat wedding can be an exciting and unforgettable experience. Planning carefully and paying attention to detail allows you to create magical Waterfall Lodge weddings that you and your guests will always remember.

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