Summer Soirees: Where to hold weddings, anniversaries & celebrations
THE BEAUTY OF THE FOOTHILLS AND Sierra is perfect for weddings, anniversaries, parties and celebrations. There also are charming B&Bs, deluxe hotels, historic buildings— even sailboats and yachts. Rates are reasonable compared with the rest of Northern California.
The Empire Mine State Park in Grass Valley was the oldest, largest and richest gold mine in California. It was a showcase in the mining area and still has picturesque grounds, including a clubhouse, extensive lawns, fountains, a reflection pool and flowering gardens.
The Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City is a one-of-a-kind venue that retains the character of the gold-rush days. It is ideal for weddings, receptions, parties and meetings.
Lake Tahoe is a world-class venue for special events, whether you choose a lakeside setting, motor yacht or sailboat. Auburn has charming venues as well. Other options:
151 UNION SQUARE
In the heart of downtown; historic, sophisticated. 151 Mill St., GV. 151UnionSquare.com
EMILY’S CATERING & EVENT CENTER
Charming downtown location, with a cute patio. 313 Commercial St., NC.
10791 E. Empire St., GV. EmpireMine.org
GOLD MINERS INN/HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
Attractive outdoor patio, ballroom, meeting
rooms. 121 Bank St., GV. TheGoldMinersInn.com
GRASS VALLEY COURTYARD SUITES
Event center, garden and large patio.
JIM E’S CLUB 141
Picture-perfect space downtown.
141 E. Main St., GV. JimEsClub141.com
MINERS FOUNDRY CULTURAL CENTER
325 Spring St., NC. MinersFoundry.org
POWER’S MANSION INN
Charming B&B with outdoor gazebo under
old oak tree. 195 Harrison Ave., Auburn.
Historic yachts (see pg. 2) 2435 Venice Dr.
So., #100, South Lake Tahoe.
WEST SHORE CAFE
Stunning lakefront setting. 5160 W. Lake
Blvd., Homewood. WestShoreCafe.com
(photo credits: Jeff Dow and awelllovedhome.blogspot.com)