Glen Ellen, California 95442
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Why We Like This Place
Located in the quaint village of Glen Ellen, the Jack London Lodge is a perennial favorite for Wine Country celebrations. Named for the famous writer who lived nearby until his death, the venue includes the historic 1905 brick building that houses the saloon, the adjoining Wolf House Dining Room and Creekside Patio where special events are held, and a 22-unit lodge.
Couples getting married here have a number of choices. For more traditional ceremonies, there are several churches just minutes away, including a historic church within walking distance of the lodge. But many brides and grooms prefer to exchange vows outdoors on the lodge’s Creekside Lawn, a lovely grass area adjacent to the patio, pool and the treelined Sonoma Creek. The bride and groom can stand next to the creek with a tapestry of trees as a backdrop, or under a rose-covered arbor at the entrance to the patio.
Wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners and other special events are hosted on the Creekside Patio, which is shaded by the branches of towering trees and overlooks Sonoma Creek. With its bubbling stone fountain and private bar, it’s an al fresco setting adaptable for all types of gatherings, from casual barbecues to romantic candlelit suppers. Flowerbeds filled with perennials provide an abundance of color, eliminating the need for any additional decoration.
The Patio connects to the Saloon, which is also a great place for socializing. Its vintage juke box, Jack London memorabilia, Tiffany lamps and antique oak bar will give your guests a taste of another era.
For smaller gatherings, the elegant Wolf House Dining Room offers a warm and intimate ambiance, with its honey-gold walls, rustic brick fireplace, and beautiful view of the creek along with two creekside decks. This space is a perfect year-round option for rehearsal dinners, receptions and parties for all occasions.
One reason the Jack London Lodge is so popular is that it’s one of the few facilities in the Wine Country where you can have your event and house many of your out-of-town guests all at the same location. The lodge’s 22 spacious guest rooms feature charming vintage furniture and are set off in a secluded area that has a swimming pool and in-ground spa. Colorful seasonal flowers surround the pool and grace the front of the lodge, affording guests a garden experience. A very private three-bedroom, three-bath house just a few minutes from the Lodge is a convenient retreat for wedding parties. The woodsy setting, full of oak and pine trees, makes this a tranquil place for brides who need their own dressing room or a quiet getaway. It’s also wonderful for families who want to spend some quality time together.
The garden setting, historic atmosphere and excellent food and lodging attract celebrants from all over the country. And the location is ideal: just minutes from the City of Sonoma, Jack London State Park, wineries, golf, horseback riding, balloon rides and a long list of other activities. So if this Valley of the Moon facility is the right place for you, we suggest you reserve it as early as possible. Your family and friends will be extremely grateful.
- Max. Seated Indoors: 0
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 150
- Max. Seated Indoors: 60
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 150
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 80
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 150
- Max. Seated: 60
CEREMONY CAPACITY: Ceremonies can be arranged on the patio or lawn for up to 150 guests.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Creekside Patio holds 50–150 guests. The Wolf House dining room holds 30–60 seated or 30–80 standing.
Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.
Fees and deposits vary depending on the type of event and will be quoted accordingly. Meals start at $25/person for lunch, $41/person for dinner. Alcohol, tax and a 20% service charge are additional.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: in-house by Wolf House Restaurant
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: some provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: deck or patio
Bride’s Dressing Area: guest room CBA
Meeting Equipment: no
Parking: on-street and lot
Accommodations: 22 guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
View: treelined Sonoma Creek
Venue TypeBanquet Hall/Events Facility
Bed and Breakfast
Alcohol: in-house, wine and champagne corkage $14/bottle
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: OK with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
Other: no rice, birdseed, confetti, tape or staples