UC Davis




Overlooking Putah Creek in the southwest section of the UC David Arboretum, Putah Creek Lodge is a rustic lodge tucked away from the hustle and bustle of campus. Inside the cozy lodge is a distinctive fireplace that welcomes guests with a warm glow. French doors lead to a patio that circles the building and overlooks acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. The grounds of the Putah Creek Lodge include an amphitheater with bench seating around a fire pit that can serve as a unique outdoor ceremony site. After the ceremony, take advantage of the picturesque, manicured lawns and creek for photos before gathering in the Lodge to dine and celebrate your new union with your friends and family. Featuring a contemporary yet distinctly intimate atmosphere, Putah Creek Lodge is perfect for couples looking for a gorgeous natural backdrop.

Venue Style

Event Center, Park/Garden, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 256 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 100 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 256 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 300 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 $2,800 to $3,660 for a reception and includes 10 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The set up fee for a ceremony ranges from $830 to $990. A security deposit is required and will vary depending on guest count and the reception space. Venue amenities may also vary depending upon the reception space rented. Please inquire with the venue for the 6-hour wedding packages available and the UC Davis event spaces available.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at UC Davis is estimated at between $5,420 and $12,970 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Wedding planning services
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by midnight
No open flame
Alcohol must be provided by a licensed caterer