River Ranch Lodge and Restaurant




The River Ranch Lodge sits on the banks of the scenic Truckee River, a beautiful location for your dreamy Tahoe wedding. The warm hospitality of this landmark Tahoe restaurant has compelled couples to host their weddings at the River Ranch Lodge for decades. During the fall months, The River Ranch patio is a spacious and picturesque location for an outdoor ceremony. It overlooks the beautiful Truckee River and you will have pine tree covered mountains as the backdrop while exchanging vows. While guests mingle on the patio during cocktail hour the happy couple can take romantic wedding portraits in the secluded wooded area that is next to the venue. Enjoy a dinner on the patio behind the stately brown and white trimmed lodge building that evokes fond memories of summer trips to the mountains. Your guests will enjoy the a variety of fresh menus items for your buffet, expertly prepared by the renowned River Ranch Chef. After a night spent celebrating, dancing and toasting to your happiness your guests can enjoy drinks at their restaurant bar after the reception and then retire to one of the well-appointed guests rooms in the lodge that was voted as “the coziest lodge in the Sierra.”

Venue Style

Banquet Hall/Restaurant, Ocean/Waterfront View, Bed & Breakfast/Inn, Mountain, Vintage/Rustic, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 175 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 175 guests

Time Restrictions

Additional decor can be done by the bride the morning of the wedding. Events and music on the patio must end by 10:00 p.m.; however, the inside bar is open until midnight

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $3,000 for a reception and includes 4 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The set up fee for a ceremony is $500 with reception rental. An additional fee of $4/person is required for set-up, service, and standard tables/linen. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $1000/hr. A non-refundable security deposit of $2,000 is required. A full venue room block of the 19 lodge rooms (a two-night minimum) for your out of town guests is required for all weddings. The bride and groom are responsible for filling the rooms. Should inclement weather require an outdoor tent, the rental fee ranges from $1,000 to $2,500 (includes tent set up labor fees) but depends on additional tent amenities chosen.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at River Ranch Lodge and Restaurant is estimated at between $10,621 and $16,710 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Wedding planning services
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Overnight accommodations available
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot
Tables included

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Food & beverage minimum
Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 10:00PM