River Ranch Lodge - 530.583.4264
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Lake Tahoe Weddings at the River Ranch Lodge

The River Ranch is a landmark restaurant and lodge located on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe between Squaw Valley and Tahoe City.

Nestled on the banks of the beautiful Truckee River, the River Ranch Lodge is perfect for your Lake Tahoe Wedding. The River Ranch staff prides itself on warm hospitality and personal service. From the creativity and expertise of our professional Banquet Manager to our talented and innovative Chef, your party will receive the special attention it deserves.

The River Ranch patio is spacious and picturesque as it overlooks the beautiful Truckee River with pine tree covered mountains as the backdrop. The patio is available during the months of May, June, September and October for a minimum of 75 guests and can accommodate up to 175 guests.

Lake Tahoe Wedding Services at River Ranch Lodge

The Banquet Manager will assist you in selecting the perfect menu to suit your needs and can provide referrals for the areas best florists, musicians, photographers, and other vendors.

Wedding coordination services provided at the River Ranch Lodge include:

  • Event planning assistance
  • Menu planning to reflect your personality and needs
  • Ideas for customized decor arrangements
  • Arrangements for rentals such as special linen, chairs, and tent.
  • An event order with written confirmation of all set-up and menu details
  • Statement of estimated charges,
  • Patio layout suggestions with proposed diagram
  • Direction in timing of events such as toasts and cake cutting
  • Table set-up including place cards, favors, and centerpieces
  • Coordination the day of the event from beginning to end
  • Review and preparation of final bill at the conclusion of the event

Wedding Information

Time: The River Ranch rents out the patio for $1,250.00 for 5 hours for afternoon or evening weddings and additional hours or parts therefore can be arranged for an additional $250. (A $500 additional fee applies for the last week in June and the month of September.) After the dancing ends on the patio, the River Ranch bar inside is available for guests after the wedding.

Set-up Fee: There is a $2 per person fee that includes the use of a variety of round tables and standard white linen, as well as plates, silver and glassware and service staff by the River Ranch. Tables are also provided for a head table, guest sign in, place cards, wedding cake and or dj’s. Wooden folding chairs may be rented at a cost of $3 per chair and are available in white, light natural wood or dark fruitwood. Special linen may be ordered through the River Ranch at an additional cost. Chairs for the ceremony are set in traditional rows with a center aisle and the same chairs are used for the reception. The set-up fee includes clean up as well as service of your wedding cake.

Cuisine: The River Ranch provides all food and beverage and does not allow any outside catering. We offer buffet menus for weddings and they range from $35-$45 per person. In addition, there is a wonderful array of display and passed appetizers perfect during cocktails after the ceremony. All menu items and prices are subject to change.

Bar:The River Ranch provides all beverages including hard alcohol, beer, wine and champagne. There is a private bar on the patio and a $20 per hour bartender fee applies. The bar can be customized to your needs and either hosted, cash or a combination of the two. Wine is billed by the bottle and our wine list is subject to change.

Rentals: Special linen and chairs can be rented and all outside rentals including a tent for back-up if inclement weather, are handled through the River Ranch. All rental items will be billed at actual cost plus a 20% service charge.

Vendors: River Ranch has a list of local vendors including florists, bakers, marriage officiates, photographers, musicians etc. that we have had the pleasure of working with and can highly recommend.

Tax & Service: All food and beverage is subject to a 20% service charge and the entire bill is subject to a 7.5% sales tax.

Contract: A contract must be signed to confirm the event date.

Deposits: In order to book your wedding, a $2,000 non-refundable deposit is required along with a signed contract. 50% of the estimated final bill is due 2 months prior to the event. All deposits are non-refundable and apply to your final bill.

Payments: Final payment is due in full on the day of the event after its completion. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and cash. Personal checks are not accepted as final payment.

Lodge Rooms: To make your weekend in Tahoe complete, the River Ranch has 19 lodge rooms for your out of town guests. There is a two night minimum.

Our Friendly warm atmosphere lends itself to making your event the most memorable it can be. We welcome the opportunity to provide you and your guests with a beautiful mountain environment they will remember for a lifetime. We look forward to working with you.

Contact us for more information and available dates.
Email inquiries to banquets@riverranchlodge.com
(530) 583-4264 ext. 227.

Highway 89 and Alpine Meadows Road | Tahoe City, CA 96145 | 530.583.4264