Frequently Asked Questions

Do I pay a deposit?
Yes, a deposit is required to secure your date, so the sooner you pay it, the sooner we can lock in your date.

Is my deposit refundable?
If an event is canceled by the Lessee there will be a $100 ($250 wedding package) cancellation fee. This fee will be retained from the reservation deposit. The balance of the reservation deposit will be refunded if the City of Fortuna is able to re-rent the facility for the same date(s).

Do I have to have insurance?
Yes, City of Fortuna requires insurance in order to hold events at our facilities. You can extend your homeowners policy or purchase insurance through the city. Ask staff for help in meeting this requirement.

How do I arrange for linen?
Your caterer may provide linen for you, or it may be rented through the lodge, with advanced notice.

Can I serve alcohol at my event?
Yes, with the proper license and insurance. Make sure River Lodge staff knows your intent to serve alcohol, so we can help you get the proper items in order.

Is the kitchen included in the facility fee?
No, the kitchen is sold separately. The rental of our kitchen allows full access to our commercial kitchen, including dishware and serving items. See the facility rate sheet.

Can I get married at the lodge?
Of course, just ask staff members for details on our wedding package.

Can I bring in any caterer that I choose?
Yes, regardless of whether you, the lessee, hire an outside caterer or you cater your event yourself, you are ultimately the party responsible for the kitchen.