Ideal for destination events, retreats, and weddings, Rush Creek Lodge features customizable, full-service meeting and event space for groups up to 250. Guests may select open-air meeting options or indoor settings that can scale from casual to sophisticated throughout the seasons.

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The Rush Creek on-site catering program offers plated, buffet and family style meals for groups of 25 – 250. Menu options are varied and offer healthy, hearty, delicious California-style mountain lodge cuisine. Our creative approach to culinary preparation is inspired by our iconic surroundings and grounded in ingredients that are fresh, thoughtful, locally produced and environmentally sound. Menus are tailored to the needs and desires of the group.


In addition to the outstanding cuisine, Rush Creek offers customizable recreation and activity packages for groups, including guided trips and team building. Rush Creek’s varied onsite activities and guest areas promote fun-filled, relaxing, informal interactions and bonding throughout a group’s time with us – fostering the important connections desired in a group getaway.

You’ll be amazed at what you can achieve with the help of our on-site planning experts, catering crew, and Recreation team.

Yosemite Weddings

From Yosemite’s stunning scenery to the grandeur of our indoor/outdoor event hall, the stage is set for a destination wedding that is meaningful and memorable by every measure. With help from our on-site planner and team of professionals you’ll be able to celebrate your life in style, and your guests will thank you for years to come.

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Successful Wapama Falls Hike (Kim Carroll 3-17.69)

Meetings, Retreats & Events

Sometimes to think outside of the box you have to get outside of the city! Just a few hours from the San Francisco Bay Area you can unplug, reconnect, and re-energize groups ranging from 25 to 250 people. Our variety of indoor and outdoor options work wonders for everything from professional meetings to large social gatherings.

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Dewey Point Snowshoe

Mission Partner Program

Like our sister property, the Evergreen Lodge, Rush Creek is a social enterprise that operates a first class resort while running a behind-the-scenes employment program serving urban youth. We’re extending our impact by providing mission-based organizations access to our resort at highly reduced rates.

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Yosemite Falls Kiss (Kristen Curette Photography)

Yosemite Elopement Package

Rush Creek Lodge at Yosemite is pleased to offer couples the Yosemite Elopement Package. This special package aims to reduce the pressure of planning, giving you more time to enjoy your guests…

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Rush Creek Lodge Fall Sunset (Kim Carroll)

Team Meetings of a Different Nature

Time for team meetings in Yosemite’s great outdoors, with affordable meeting packages at Rush Creek Lodge November through March.

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Meet Our Groups & Events Director

Tara started working with the lodges in 2012, selling and planning private group events at Evergreen Lodge.  With the addition of Rush Creek Lodge in 2016, her focus transferred to sales and event scheduling for both lodges while providing support to the event coordinators.

With years of experience in backwoods weddings and a genuine appreciation for the outdoors, she’s your starting point for weddings, retreats, reunions and other private group events at our lodges.

Contact Tara at [email protected] or (209) 379-2303 x 1516 for information on planning an event at Rush Creek or at our sister property, the Evergreen Lodge.