We are a family owned and operated outdoor wedding facility and campground located on the American River near Coloma, California: a tiny town with a big history. Back in 1848, gold was discovered less than a mile away and shortly after began the largest gold rush in history which put Coloma on the map. Although the glittering hype has long settled, there are still treasures to be found here in the form of outdoor beauty, recreation, and "I DO's".
We are better known as Earthtrek Expeditions. Whitewater rafting was our speciality from 1977 until 2016 when we decided to partner with O.A.R.S., one of the most respected outfitters in the world, and have them operate the rafting portion of our company. However, we started operating our own campground back in 1993. Over the last several decades our campground facilities have evolved into the focal point of our operation. It was only natural to begin hosting a unique style of weekend-long wedding celebrations designed for those who love the great outdoors and desire a comfortable place to tie the knot. Please visit the "Wedding Packages & Prices" tab for more information about what we proudly have to offer. For the more adventurous, consider adding a day of whitewater rafting to your weekend celebration for your guests to make the experience even more memorable.
Here in the Sierra Nevada foothills, summers can be extremely hot and dry, so for that reason we only offer spring and fall weddings. Since we also offer other events besides weddings, available dates in the spring can be limited. Please click here for current available dates and then contact us for more information.
Please take a look around and learn more about what we have to offer. We understand how significant your wedding is for you, your fiancé, and your family and friends. Finding a venue that best fits your dreams and budget can be a stressful process and we want to do our best to help you achieve your visions. Please reach out if you have any questions and we will be more than happy to help.
- Jerry, Susan, and Laura Ashburn