Conventions – Weddings – Retreats

With its blend of restored historical buildings, modern hotels, and retreat centers, Nevada County provides the perfect locations for your next business convention, management retreat, or special personal occasion.

By: Mardie Caldwell

Nevada County has been drawing people to its quaint towns, clean skies, and unique lifestyle since the gold rush in the 1840’s. While gold may no longer be the top attraction, treasure can be found in our picturesque foothill communities, combining world-class dining, shopping, culture, recreation, nature, and history.

Conveniently nestled between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe, Nevada County has some of the most beautiful scenery in the state. From the Sierra peaks near Truckee to the South Yuba and Bear Rivers, this county, encompassing 974 square miles, is a place many come to visit, and ultimately decide to make it their home.

Community, nature, and business abound here, where generations of people have raised their families, welcoming newcomers to discover and explore what makes the area unique. Whether you come for a weekend or stay for the season, there’s much to experience in Nevada County, the premier destination!

When it comes to creating weddings and celebrations with lifetime memories, Nevada County is rated one of the most desired (and affordable!) destinations. With a wide variety of venues, every event is unique, whether rustic or elegant, inside or out!

Beautiful, historic locations, like Empire Mine and Miners Foundry, provide stone elegance and rustic surroundings. North Star House, the Alta Sierra Biblical Gardens, and Schrammsberg Estate provide lovely outdoor vistas that provide the backdrop

of nature for every celebration. With the wide variety of venues, it is easy for brides, corporate planners, or anyone to find just the right setting for their event.

The Foothills Event Center in Grass Valley provides a modern venue with flexible space for weddings, receptions, and any celebration. Businesses are starting to take notice of this state-of-the-art event space, bringing business conferences and seminars to Grass Valley that normally would only be found in larger cities. With 100mbs of high-speed Wi-Fi, events can be live-streamed around the globe, or bring in speakers and events for community viewing. As a green and environmentally aware business, the venue reflects these local values with things like LED lighting inside as well as in their onsite parking lot for 144 cars with solar integration throughout. Successful events begin with dedication and attention to detail, something you are sure to find here!

Whatever you’re looking for, you can likely find it here in Nevada County. We invite you to explore the beauty of the majestic canopy of oaks and pines, blue skies, romantic gold country history, nature trails, river walks, wineries, and recreational opportunities. With this as your backdrop, Nevada County will become your premier destination location!

Gold Miners Inn

121 Bank Street, Grass Valley
(530) 477-1700

Grass Valley Courtyard Suites

210 N. Auburn Street, Grass Valley
(530) 272-7696

The Foothills Event Center

400 Idaho Maryland Rd, Grass Valley
(530) 271-1000

St. Joseph’s Cultural Center

410 S. Church Street, Grass Valley
(530) 272-4725

The Schrammsberg

242 Gold Flat Road, Nevada City
(530) 913-5569

Empire Mine State Historic Park

10791 East Empire Street
(530) 273-8522

The Northstar House

10275 Auburn Road, Grass Valley
(530) 272-1873

Tofanelli’s Gold Country Bistro

302 West Main Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 272-1468

Miners Foundry Cultural Center

325 Spring St, Nevada City
(530) 265-5040

The beautifully forested

Nevada County Fairgrounds

Home to a series of unique events which draw attendees from miles around year round.  The popular Draft Horse Classic and Nevada County Fair and KVMR’s Celtic Festival are local classics.

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Alta Sierra Country Club

11897 Tammy Way
Grass Valley
(530) 273-2041

Alta Sierra Biblical Gardens

16343 Auburn Road
Grass Valley
(530) 272-1363

Esterly Hall

336 Crown Point Circle
Grass Valley
(530) 272-2627

GV Elks Lodge 538

109 S. School Street
Grass Valley
(530) 273-8342

GV Odd Fellows Lodge

113 S. Church Street
Grass Valley
(530) 274-9564

Harmony Ridge Lodge

18883 State Highway 20
Nevada City
(530) 478-0615

L.O.V.E Building

660 Minnie Street
Grass Valley
(530) 615-4541

NC Elks Lodge 518

518 Highway 49
Nevada City
(530) 265-4920

NC Contractors Facility

149 Crown Point Court
Grass Valley
(530) 274-1919

Sierra Friends Center

13075 Woolman Lane
Nevada City
(530) 273-3183

Trails End Clubhouse

10600 Bubbling Wells Road
Grass Valley
(530) 273-1507

Vet’s Building GV

255 South Auburn Street
Grass Valley
(530) 265-1238 X 2

List of Preferred Vendors for Your Celebration

Grass Valley Courtyard Suites
Hotel, Day Spa, Event Center • (530) 272-7696

Winding Road Imagery
Wedding & Event Photography • (530) 913-6045

Stucki Jewelers
Engagement Rings, Wedding Sets, & More • (530) 272-1266

Wolf Mountain Day Spa
Bridal Spa Parties, Hair, Makeup, Mani-Pedi, Massage • (530) 477-2340

Joy of Life
Weddings & Events • (530) 802-3023

Image by Design
Advanced Color & Skin Care Consultant • (530) 271-1333

Foothill Flowers
Floral Design, Special Occasion, Event, Wedding • (800) 742-2551

Country Copy Print Shop
Stationery & Wedding Invitations • (530) 272-4657

Foothills Event Center
Wedding Venue • (530) 271-1000

Flour Garden Bakery
Wedding Cakes & Other Tasty Treats • (530) 477-2253

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Destination Nevada County features arts & culture, planning events, outdoor recreation, visitor information, and small businesses doing big things in Nevada County. Published by the Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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