The Rehearsal Dinner
Gather with your friends for an intimate night of toasts, revelry, and rejoicing. Our property is the perfect setting to kick off your memorable weekend at our luxurious wedding destination.
WELCOME AND GIFTS
Welcome friends and family from near and far at The Lodge, where they'll be introduced to each other and the property. Dawn Ranch picnic totes and local specialties serve as memorable, lasting gifts for the guests.
COCKTAILS IN THE GARDEN
Enjoying pre-wedding cocktails in a private garden is a beautiful way to celebrate the upcoming wedding with close friends and family. The relaxed and intimate atmosphere, coupled with delicious drinks and appetizers, creates a perfect setting for a memorable and special evening.
PAELLA & ASADO OVER THE FIRE PIT
Enjoy an inspired paella and asado over the fire pit. The local ingredients paired with the finest wines in the area will provide guests the platform to engage the night before the wedding, retelling old stories and making new ones.
KARAOKE THEN SILENT DISCO IN THE BOATHOUSE
Walk through the meadow to our Boathouse, overlooking the river, for a night of revelry amongst those you cherish most. Silent discos and karaoke classics can make the night especially memorable for the bride, groom, and their welcome guests.
S’MORES BY THE FIRE
End the evening by the fire pit roasting marshmallows and engaging with one another, enjoying each others' company and the warmth of the fire under the night sky.
The Big Day
It’s one of the most special days in your life. We’re passionate about making your big day just as amazing as you’ve always imagined it at our fairytale wedding destination.
FLOAT ON THE RIVER
Cool off with a morning swim and float on the relaxed Russian River. Enjoy refreshments and good company as you float past redwoods and rocky beach coves.
DAY PARTY AT THE POOL
Bask in the sun as you celebrate your upcoming nuptials poolside with cocktails, fresh juices, and lively music.
GOLF AT NORTHWOOD
Swing away at the majestic Dr. Alister MacKenzie (Augusta National, Cypress Point) 9-hole course between redwoods and babbling brooks. This unique track is rated as the 8th best public course in California.
FORAGING & WINE TASTING
Discover the local abundance of Sonoma vineyards. Be sure to inquire about our custom picnic totes to take with you from our kitchens, each designed to be paired with the rich Northern California wines you'll be tasting.
SPA & PRE-CEREMONY REJUVENATION
Relax before the main event in our wellness center with three treatment rooms, a steam room, a sauna, and redwood soaking tubs.
The Main Event
From the ceremony to the after party, each detail is meticulously planned, sourced, and imbued with joy, so that when you’re walking down the aisle or dancing in the orchard, you’re completely present.
CEREMONY IN THE MEADOW
Walk down the aisle amongst your closest friends and family in our meadow, lined by fragrant lavender and bounded by towering redwoods. Commemorate your love in the abundant beauty of nature.
COCKTAILS, DINNER, & DANCING IN THE ORCHARD
Congratulate the newly married while surrounded by apple trees and bright cocktails. The natural setting makes it ideal for speeches, dancing, and elegant revelry.
AFTER PARTY AT THE BAND SHELL
Time to let loose! Dance into the night with a live band or DJ at our Bandshell. We're here to accommodate any party requests you may have, from wigs to sparklers.
New Day, New Beginnings
Revel in the post wedding glow with breakfast and beverages by the river, or indulge in a recovery treatment at our spa.
BREAKFAST AT THE BOATHOUSE
Fresh juices, eggs from our coop, and rejuvenating fare will greet you post-wedding night. On a bend in the river, The Boathouse is the perfect place to recount memories from a weekend of marital celebration.
RECOVERY TREATMENTS AT THE SPA
Relax and revive at our wellness center with steam rooms, saunas, and multiple treatment centers. Our redwood soaking tubs will help restore your wedding glow.
PICNICS FOR THE JOURNEY HOME
Our chefs can craft pre-packaged delights for your journey home, and our team will direct you to some of the finest picnic spots on your way back home.