Meadow Wedding Venue

Host your wedding in a meadow under a canopy of oak trees

American River Resort’s upper meadow area lends a woodland meadow atmosphere to weddings. This is our largest wedding venue and accommodates up to 500 people. The meadow venue is private and large enough to accommodate specialty food trucks, caterers or an outdoor banquet, as well as your ceremony.

Fall Weddings

The Fall Season is wedding season in Gold Country! The temperate days and nights, mixed with the changing colors of Autumn, create a romantic setting for your dream wedding. The contrasting landscapes and sensory delights on our resort created by our trees, plants, river setting, gold mining relics sprinkled about the property and occasional smell of sweet oak firewood drifting through the air all add to the quiet country ambiance we enjoy in the Fall. Fall is a milder and quieter time of year here at the Resort, so it makes for a great time to host your outdoor wedding reception on our grounds!

Spring Weddings

If you are planning a Spring Season wedding, our Resort can provide you with a lush, colorful and green landscape for your outdoor reception. Every Spring we welcome the return of local wildflowers, green grass, melting snow and the rising river at the Resort. Our view of Mount Murphy adjacent to the river bursts with definition showcasing blooms of lupine, daffodil, California poppy and iris flowers. The warming temperatures and lingering longer days make a magical and comfortable setting for your wedding!

How to Book Your Wedding at American River Resort

Please call us to book your personal tour of the Resort and various venue sites. Our reservation office can be reached at 530-622-6700. Once you have decided to celebrate your special day with us, a 50% deposit of your selected venue location and signed agreement will secure your reservation.


Contact our office to check on venue and lodging availability for the dates you desire to host your wedding and reception with us. Please note that we do not book weddings from Memorial day through Labor Day due to extreme heat conditions.

Outdoor Wedding Venue Rates

Rates for outdoor ceremonies and receptions vary according to location and number of guests. If you are looking for an outdoor wedding venue, we encourage you to visit and take a tour of the location to see if it will be ideal for your needs. Riverside wedding ceremonies benefit from a 3rd party provider for chair and table set up and break down.

Guest Lodging

Our resort offers several lodging options, such as fully equipped cabins, river platform tents, RV sites, tent camping and group camping.

Setup and Takedown

Your vendors will enjoy our relaxed approach to setup and breakdown time for various venue locations. We understand that the process of preparing a wedding scene takes time and attention to detail, and work to accommodate your vendors. Please have your vendors contact our office if they have any questions about scheduling, set up or break down.