Sierra Foothill Weddings:
Capturing the Romance of Yesteryear

El Dorado County

Crystal Springs Garden, 2552 Crystal Springs Road, Camino 95709. (530) 644-3776. At this 1905 Victorian farmhouse, couple can recite their vows on the spacious verandah and then enjoy a reception on the English-landscaped grounds.

High Hill Ranch, 2901 High Hill Road, Placerville 95667; (530) 644-1973. Available from April through early August, this large ranch with extensive grounds and great views is perfect for large weddings.

Miller’s Fruit Farm
, 2260 Larsen Drive, Camino 95709; (530) 644-3560. If you’re looking for a relaxed setting, this place might be it, with its lively gardens featuring a mix of flowers and vegetables.

Cameron Park Country Club, 3201 Royal Drive, Cameron Park 95682; (530) 672-7900. Dignified and elegant, this setting features great views and fabulous food.

Emmanuel Church, Marshall Gold Discovery Site Historic Park, P. O. Box 265, Coloma 95613; (530) 622-3470. Looking for a picture-perfect old-fashioned wedding site? This little white church is now owned and operated by California state parks. Available from March through November, it is booked nearly every weekend during this time, so reserve early.

St. John’s Church, Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, P. O. Box 265, Coloma 95613; (530) 622-3470. This tiny chapel dates from 1858 and can only hold 65 guests.

American River Inn, P. O. Box 43, Georgetown 95634; (530) 333-4499. Grandly elegant, this 25-room hotel in the heart of this historic community features many fine amenities.

Whispering Willows, P. O. Box 581, Garden Valley 95633; (530) 333-2316. Graceful weeping willows on large expanses of lawn ring a large pond in this bucolic country setting. A spacious deck is perfect for a wedding celebration.

Fitzpatrick Winery & Lodge
, 7740 Fairplay Road, Somerset 95684; (530) 620-3248. This huge log lodge features one of the finest views in El Dorado County. A Great Room can accommodate small wedding receptions. Great food and wine are also available.

Barkley Historic Homestead & Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards, 8221 Stoney Creek Road, Somerset 95684; (530) 620-3467. Surrounded by lush woodlands, this setting is perfect for informal weddings.

Seven-Up-Bar Guest Ranch & Perry Creek Vineyards, 8060 Fairplay Road, P. O. Box 97, Somerset, Fairplay 95684; (530) 620-5450. Try the ranch for a wild west “feel,” or the winery, with its Mission-style look.
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