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Venues in Ben Lomond, CA,

About Us

Hidden among the towering redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains, California, sits the Waterfall Lodge Retreat. Providing a highly customizable space, this location is well suited for couples looking to celebrate their wedding among the serene sounds of nature. Surrounded by the area’s famous redwood forest and constructed with century-old local pine, this space combines modern amenities with timeless style.

Facilities and Capacity

With a maximum capacity of 179 guests, parties are welcome to spread out freely over the sprawling grounds of the Waterfall Lodge Retreat. From the noble beams of the Grand Reception Hall to various idyllic clearings, couples are encouraged to create their ideal vision for their special day. The Grand Reception Hall, built with stunning 19th-century pine, provides an ambience of peace and comfort for all events. Available for ceremonies, receptions, or as a dancehall, this majestic building can become the ideal focal point of your special day. Around the grounds, visitors can find luxurious travertine marble laced among rustic yet charming designs. The tiled terraces and capacious cabins of the grounds allow guests to enjoy all that nature has to offer without sacrificing modern comforts. With two elegant bedrooms and matching bathrooms, The Lodge is a convenient spot for celebrants to prepare and enjoy their special day. With the addition of a well-equipped kitchen capable of catering to large parties, The Lodge can provide an intimate setting for a close-knit celebration. The Waterfall Cabins, nine specially built A-framed lodges, can sleep up to 36 guests. Clustered among ancient trees and vibrant vistas, these cabins provide a comfortable corner to relax after the festivities. 12 other cabins are also spread out among the retreat, allowing you to fill the grounds with your nearest and dearest. If needed, outside lodgings can also be organized for extra guests. To fully absorb the serenity and peace of their surroundings, visitors are also welcome to enjoy hikes and mountain walks throughout the area. Any of these sites, and smaller ones across the grounds, can be used for ceremonies, receptions, elopements, rehearsal dinners, and engagement parties wherever possible.

Services Offered

The team at the Waterfall Lodge Retreat is happy to try to accommodate for the visions and ideas of every individual couple. Large or small, traditional or contemporary, couples are free to enjoy the many possibilities that this retreat provides. Outside vendors are welcome, as are pets. Parties can also enjoy the use of tables, chairs, and lighting on-site. A cleanup and takedown service is also available. If desired, future guests can also organize a tour of the retreat to fully capture the serenity of this mountain hideaway.


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  • I LOVE OUR VENUE! We could not have painted a more perfect place and built it from our dreams. Michael the caretaker was a beautiful bonus, he helped the day of and with all the planning leading up to our day and was a total gem. The cabins were a huge hit with our guests and allowed us to have a whole weekend instead of just a day. They were comfortable and reasonably priced and gorgeous. Seriously. This setting, the lodge, everything about this place is magical. It is a little tricky for some vendors so while they don’t MAKE you use their suggested vendors you probably want to because those vendors are awesome and know how to work at this venue. Ef who helps book everything was so responsive to any question and I have not a single complaint. Getting married in the redwoods was always a dream but Waterfall Lodge & Retreat made it a reality that rivaled anything we could’ve imagined.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

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


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

    $ 12,000.00

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

    $ 9,000.00

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


    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, Parking, Tables

    What is the maximum capacity of your venue?


    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Barn, Campsite/Cabin, Hotel

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    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?


    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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