Weddings

WEDDINGS IN PLACER AND NEVADA COUNTY CA

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. Grass Valley is postcard-perfect Gold-Rush town.

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., Grass Valley, CA 95945.
151UnionSquare.com
REVIEW

CEDAR HOUSE SPORT HOTEL
Elegant mountain setting.
10918 Brockway Rd., Truckee, CA 96161
CedarHouseSportHotel.com
REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2

EMILY’S CATERING & EVENT CENTER
Charming downtown location, with a cute patio.
421 Colfax Hwy., Grass Valley, CA 95945
EmilysCateringAndCakes.com
REVIEW

EMPIRE MINE
Expansive, beautiful grounds in an historic setting.
10791 E. Empire St., Grass Valley, CA 95945.
EmpireMine.org

FOOTHILLS EVENT CENTER
A sophisticated, elegant venue
400 Idaho Maryland Rd., Grass Valley, CA 95945
Foothills Event Center
REVIEW

GOLD MINERS INN/HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
Attractive outdoor patio, ballroom, meeting rooms.
121 Bank St., Grass Valley, CA 95945.
TheGoldMinersInn.com
REVIEW

GRASS VALLEY COURTYARD SUITES
Event center, garden and large patio.
210 N.AuburnSt., Grass Valley, CA 95945.
GVCourtyardSuites.com
REVIEW

JIM E’S CLUB 141
Picture-perfect space downtown.
141 E. Main St., Grass Valley, CA 95945
REVIEW

MINERS FOUNDRY CULTURAL CENTER
Rustic elegance in an historic Nevada City location.
325 Spring St., Nevada City, CA 95959
MinersFoundry.org
REVIEW

POWER’S MANSION INN
Charming B&B with outdoor gazebo under old oak tree.
195 Harrison Ave., Auburn CA 95603.
PowersMansion.com
REVIEW

TAHOE CRUISES
Historic yachts
2435 Venice Dr. E., #100, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150.
TahoeCruises.com
REVIEW

WEST SHORE CAFE
Stunning lakefront setting
5160 W. Lake Blvd., Homewood, CA 96141.
WestShoreCafe.com
REVIEW

Catering

BRIARPATCH CO-OP
290 Sierra College Dr., Grass Valley, CA 95945
BriarPatch.coop
REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2

EMILY’S CATERING & EVENT CENTER
Full-service catering, event center
313 Commercial St., Nevada City, CA 95959
EmilysCateringandCakes.com
REVIEW

JIM E’S CLUB 141
Full-service catering, event center
141 E. Main St., Grass Valley, CA 95945
JimEsClub141.com
REVIEW

NEWCASTLE PRODUCE
9230 Cypress, Newcastle, CA 95658
NewcastleProduce.com
REVIEW

SMILEY GUYS SMOKEHOUSE
131 Joerschke Dr., Grass Valley, CA 95945
SmileyGuysSmokeHouse.com
REVIEW

SUMMER THYMES BAKERY & DELI
421 Colfax Ave., Grass Valley, CA 95945
SummerThymes.com
REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2

Vendors

FOOTHILL FLOWERS
102 W. Main St., Grass Valley, CA 95945
FoothillFlowers.com
REVIEW

STUCKI JEWELERS
148 Mill St., Grass Valley, CA 95945
Stucki Jewelers.com
REVIEW

JOY OF LIFE EVENTS
Wedding planner, event planner
GrassValleyWeddings.com
donna@joyoflifeevents.com

For more information on planning your event visit these websites:

GoNevadaCounty.com
VisitPlacer.com
NevadaCityChamber.com
NCWeds.com
GoTahoeNorth.com
TahoeSouth.com
GrassValleyWeddings.com

(photo credits: Jeff Dow and awelllovedhome.blogspot.com)