Fortuna River Lodge

North Coast



River Lodge is perfectly situated in the heart of the redwoods. With its rustic architecture and scenic overlook of the Eel River and coastal mountains, River Lodge is less than 20 minutes from the Pacific Ocean. As your guests arrive at the amazing lodge, they are greeted with the sounds of the rolling Eel river and the beauty of the mountains rising behind it. Your unforgettable ceremony begins on the patio, where you’ll walk down the aisle to meet your beloved amidst the beautiful natural ambience and lush greenery of Northern California. Your loved ones will witness your vows, as the sun reflects off of the wall of windows of the lodge, adding sparkle to your big day. A indoor ceremony option waits in the spacious rooms of River Lodge. Vaulted ceilings with rustic exposed beams and rich wooden floors frame your beautiful ceremony overlooking the river. After the “I do’s”, guests can enjoy a cocktail by the cozy fireplace as the great room is transformed into the reception you’ve always dreamed of. Twinkling lights sparkle above as you dance together for the first time as a married couple. River Lodge offers a picture-perfect setting for your wedding celebration that no one will forget.

Venue Style

Event Center, Ocean/Waterfront View, Outdoor


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 300 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 300 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 150 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $2,500 to $2,750 for ceremony and reception and includes 9 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. A refundable security deposit of $500 is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Fortuna River Lodge is estimated at between $5,080 and $12,941 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Wedding planning services
Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Coat check room
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot
Outdoor fire pits
Outdoor BBQ
Sound system

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Music must end by midnight
No staples, thumbtacks, nails, plastic confetti, glitter, match books