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The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa

1325 Broadway at Leveroni & Napa Roads · Sonoma, California 95476 USA

LBGT Weddings and Activities

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Pride Ceremonies and Activities

The Lodge at Sonoma invites gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender guests to indulge in luxury while discovering all the diverse culture Sonoma has to offer.

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In a city as unique as you, the possibilities are endless and The Renaissance is here to accommodate your every move.

Bring your dreams of happily ever after to life at our resort, uniquely designed with weddings in mind. Our resort invites partners to say "I do" while surrounded by acres of lush grounds, including spectacular koi ponds, waterfalls and winding trails through meticulously manicured grounds.

From intimate ceremonies to the extravagant soirees, our stunning indoor and outdoor reception venues welcome all. Rolling wine country hills decorated with vineyards, The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa features diverse options for a truly personalized wedding experience.

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Local and Nearby Activities

The openness and natural spaces and its people, Sonoma County is an inviting for gay and lesbian visitors. The beaches rivers and redwoods, coast and sea villages, valleys and vineyards of Sonoma County are just a 45-minute scenic drive from San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. Here you'll find thriving LGBT-owned and -operated, as well as gay-friendly, businesses and events. Sonoma Country's reputation as an open place means gay travelers can explore the wonders of Wine Country and the California Coast!

 

Things to Do

Russian River - The Russian River Valley is still the gay nerve center of Sonoma and a stunningly scenic one at that. Whether you float down the river in summer, hike the neighboring woods at any time of the year, or simply stroll down Main Street in Guerneville, the Russian River Valley is a time capsule of gay life in the North Bay area that must be experienced.

 

Coastal Drive - There aren't many spots in America the very existence of which recommends them as highly as the portion of Highway 1 that runs along the coast of Sonoma. Plan an afternoon cruise with stops in Fort Ross, Jenner, and Bodega Bay,and be sure to leave lots of time to stop and take in the views which are basically cinema ready.

 

Mellow Out at Goat Rock Beach

Located in Jenner, just south of the Russian River's outlet to the sea, Goat Rock Beachprovides views of immense sea stacks, white-capped waves, and sand dunes. Goat Rock Beach is part of the Sonoma Coast State Park, a series of beaches stretching along 17 miles of the Sonoma County coastline. Located Just south of the Russian River's outlet to the sea, Goat Rock provides views of immense sea stacks, white-capped waves, and sand dunes. Gulls, sandpipers, and other seabirds peck at the wave line for tasty morsels, beachcombers search for washed-up treasure, and the occasional angler casts a line in hopes of a tasty smelt or rockfish dinner.

 

7095 Highway 1

Bodega Bay, CA 94923

 

Revel in Fort Ross History

From 1812 to 1841, Fort Ross - situated on a bluff high above the Pacific Ocean - was the hub of the southernmost Russian settlements along the west coast of North America (a commercial hunting/trading operation charted by the tsarist government).

 

19005 Coast Highway One

Jenner, CA 95450

Local: 707-847-3437

 

Hike Salt Point State Park

About four miles north of Fort Ross, beautiful 6,000-acre Salt Point State Park has lots to offer, including one of California's first underwater parks, dramatic up-close views of crashing surf, a pygmy forest , and a lively visitor's center with many activities. There's some fascinating Tafoni sandstone at Salt Point - sandstone riddled with honeycomb-type erosion that produces ribs, ridges, holes and other patterns. The park has more than 20 miles of hiking and equestrian trails; surf fishing is extremely good; and the rocky waters are popular with abalone divers.

 

25050 Highway 1

Jenner, CA 95450

 

Photograph Exceptional Rhododendron Blooms

It's only 317 acres, but Kruse Rhododendron State Natural Reserve , a few miles south of Gualala, offers one of the prettiest walks you'll ever find, especially during mid-April through mid-June.

That's the best time to glory in the reserve's spectacular rhododendron blooms - vibrant pink flowers that seem to glow against the surrounding green forest of second-growth redwoods, Douglas fir and tanbark oak.

Five miles of hiking trails weave through the Reserve, the spring streams are running, and you'll also see lots of ferns and coast-loving wildflowers. Learn more about Gualala's Kruse Rhododendron State Reserve.

 

25050 Coast Highway 1

Jenner, CA 95450

 

Visit Sea Ranch Chapel

This stunning architectural gem - a non-denominational chapel topped by a winged roof that seems set to take flight - will amaze you inside and out.

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40033 Hwy 1

The Sea Ranch, CA 95497

Local: 707-785-2444

Email: [email protected]

 

Resources

  • 3 Course Christmas Menu
  • Out In The Vineyard is an experiential Wine Country Tour and Event company promoting positive LGBT lifestyles and offering exclusive, luxury itineraries and events to the discerning gay and lesbian traveler and our friends. Contact [email protected]

  • We The People
  • This local online news magazine focused on the LGBT community highlights what's going on in and around Sonoma County. Find out what the locals are talking about and what the editors recommend when planning your next visit to Sonoma.

    http://www.gaysonoma.com/

  • Outbeat Radio
  • Airing every Sunday night from 8PM to 9PM exclusively on KRCB Radio, Outbeat Radio plugs in to all the buzz across Sonoma County. Tune in to learn about local events, hear performances by local artists and find out about all the hot topics that have got Sonoma County's LGBT community talking.

    http://www.outbeatradio.org/

Contact Us

Wedding Expert

Kristi Shirts

Catering Sales Executive

Phone: +1-707-931-2006

Email: [email protected]

The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa

1325 Broadway at Leveroni & Napa Roads
Sonoma, California
95476 USA
Phone: +1-707-935-6600
Fax: +1-707-935-6829

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