For Rates and Availability

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A deposit of 50% of the Hall rental fee is due upon signing the Rental Agreement.  Deposits and the balance of the hall rental fee are non refundable and non transferable.  The hall rent balance is due 90 days prior to the event.

A $1,000 refundable damage/cleaning deposit is due no later than 90 days before the event.  Provided there are no additional charges for damage or cleaning, the deposit will be refunded within 30 days after the event.

Accessories Included With Building Rental

  • 4 Banquet Tables (8′ x 30″)
  • 22 Banquet Tables (6′ x 30″)
  • 20 Round Tables (60″)
  • 30 Cabaret Tables (24″)
  • 4 Quartz Tables (36″)
  • 24 Wooden Chairs
  • 135 Gray Chairs
  • 10 Black Wrought Iron Candelabras
  • 15 Hurricane Oil Lamps
  • 4′ x 7′ Oval Stage
  • 1 Marble Bar
  • 1 Wooden Bar
  • Stone Hall Film Screen
  • Osborn/Woods Hall Film Screen
  • Initial Set Up & Final Breakdown of Tables & Chairs
  • 1 Hour of Rehearsal Time

Additional Rentals Available

  • 200 Gray Padded Chairs
  • Estonia Studio Grand Piano
  • Basic PA System
  • Wireless PA System
  • Early Move In (9:00 a.m.)
  • Extend to Midnight

Note: A certificate of liability insurance naming the Miners Foundry as an additional insured with a minimum of $1,000,000 coverage is due 90 days prior to the event.

Venue Description

Featuring high ceilings with large timber trusses throughout, the space is comprised of the Stone Hall, the Osborn/Woods Hall, the Upper Gallery, the Foyer, the Kitchen, the Conference Room and Outdoor spaces.

The Miners Foundry Cultural Center can easily accommodate a wide range of special events including:

  • plays
  • concerts
  • private parties
  • auctions
  • conferences
  • weddings
  • expos
  • fairs

Take a Brief Tour

The Stone Hall

The Stone Hall was originally a machine shop and was built using native stone and heavy exposed beams.  Now it is used as a charming banquet, reception, and special event hall.  Amenities include chandeliers, a working stone fireplace, and antique furnishings.  The Stone Hall is accessible from the Foyer, the Kitchen, and the back deck.

The Osborn/Woods Hall

The Osborn/Woods Hall is adjacent to the Upper Gallery and may also be rented for events.  Named in honor of the founders of the American Victorian Museum, the Osborn/Woods Hall features a wooden dance floor, a permanent stage, theatrical lighting, and a world class sound system.  Strands of cafe lights across the ceiling create a romantic look for dinner or dancing.

The Foyer

The Foyer was once the Foundry’s blacksmith shop and now houses antique machines, interpretive displays, and artifacts.   The Foyer has been used as a ceremony, reception, and cocktail site.  A large picture window allows natural light to fill the room and a long ramp presents opportunities for unique photographs of your event.

The Upper Gallery

Adjacent to the Foyer is the Upper Gallery.  The Upper Gallery was the primary location for the  manufacturing of the Pelton Wheel.  The room now features a large chandelier and graceful archways.  The Upper Gallery has many uses including a ceremony site or cocktail area.

Outdoor Spaces

The Foundry has a number of outdoor spaces for photos and guest enjoyment.  The Gardens feature historical mining artifacts and include a number of native trees and plants including Japanese Maple, Flowering Cherry, Flowering Plum, and Dogwood, creating a lovely scene blooming year round.  The front garden offers a stone patio and charming stone bench.  The back gardens include a large ivy wall and arbor with attractive climbing plants.

On-site Parking is included with over 50 spaces available  A parking map can also be provided, indicating the location of additional parking in downtown Nevada City, within walking distance of the Foundry.  The Foundry is universally accessible.

Conference Room

Next to the Upper Gallery are the Restrooms and the Conference Room.  The restrooms are multi-stall and handicapped accessible.  The Conference Room is included in wedding rentals and can be used as a private room for the bridal party, offering a full length mirror, table, chairs, and a sink.

Technical Information

The Osborn/Woods Hall boasts a stage with world class sound and lighting capabilities and can hold 325-650 people, depending on seating arrangements.

The stage is 20′ deep at center to the back curtain and 26′ wide, wing to wing.

The wings are 6′ and can be pulled back if necessary.

There is a 4′ crossover at the back of the stage.

“Just a note to thank you for great job on the sound system.  It’s a compliment when I say I didn’t notice the sound and enjoyed the music immensely … you obviously know your audience.  Also you staged the band perfectly… could not have been better.” 


Download a PDF of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center Technical Specifications for the Osborn/Woods Hall.

  • Mains

    Frequency range: 25Hz to 20KHz at very high SPL

    • 8 Rat Sound Systems “Rat Trap 5” 4-Way Quad Amplified Full Range Tops (EV 15″x2, EV 10″x2, JBL 2″, 18 Sound 1″)
    • 8 Rat Sound  Systems Subwoofers – Double 18″ (EV EVX-180B Loaded)
    • Crest Audio Professional Series 8001, 7001, 4801 Amplifiers
    • XTA DP448 4-Way Stereo DSP for Tops
    • BSS FDS-310 Crossover + Symetrix 501 Limiter for Subs on Aux Send
    • Ashley PQX-571 Parametric EQ for Subs on Aux Send
    • Xilica DLP4080A Utility Processor for delays & supplemental EQ EV ZxA1 Fills for Stage Lip

The Osborn/Woods Hall

  • Monitors

    • Up to 8 Mixes from FOH; separate monitor desk available upon request
    • JBL SRX812P Wedges (2000W Self Powered Bi-Amped 12″+1.5” 2-Way)
    • JBL SRX815P Wedges (2000W Self Powered Bi-Amped 15″+1.5” 2-Way)
    • Mackie SR1530 Side & Drum Fills (Self Powered Tri-Amped 15″ 3-Way)
    • Turbosound 18″ Subwoofers for Side/Drum Fills
    • Crest Audio Professional Series 7001 Amps for Side / Drum Fill Subs


    • Avid (Digidesign) Venue SC48 48 Mic/64 Input Mixer with SC48 Plugin Bundle
    • Avid IO16 Analog I/O board installed
    • Avid Venue 3.0 Software Installed
    • 12 RU Processing Rack (Processors for Mains & Subs)

    Analog Outboard (if desired)

    • BSS DPR 404 Quad Compressor
    • DBX 1046 4 Channel Compressors
    • Aphex 622 2 Channel Noise Gates
    • Aphex 612 2 Channel Noise Gates
    • TC Electronics M-One XL Digital Reverb / Multi-Effects
    • TC Electronics D-Two Digital Delay
    • DBX 120A Sub-harmonic Bass Synthesizer
  • Mics & DIs

    • Audix D1, D2, D3, D4 & D6 Dynamic Instrument Mics
    • Audix ADX-50 & ADX-51 Condenser Mics
    • Audix OM6 & OM7 Series Vocal Mics
    • Audix i5 Dynamic Instrument Mics
    • Shure SM58 & Beta 58 Series Dynamic Vocal Mics
    • Shure Beta 87A Condenser Vocal Mic
    • Shure SM57 Instrument Mics
    • Shure Beta 91 Boundary Condenser Mic
    • Sennheiser E906 & E609 Instrumental Mics
    • Sennheiser Evolution 100 & 300 Series Wireless Mics
    • Countryman E6 Headset Mics
    • Radial JDI Passive DIs
    • Radial ProAV2 DI
    • Radial Pro DI
    • Whirlwind Hot Box Active DIs
    • Whirlwind Director Passive DI’s
    • Whirlwind pcDI Stereo Active DIs
    • Whirlwind IMP2 Passive DIs
    • Whirlwind ISO1 & ISO2 Line Level Isolation Transformers
  • Mic Cables

    • Whirlwind MKQ “Star Quad” Canare Premium Mic Cables
    • Whirlwind MK4 Series Premium Mic Cables
    • Whirlwind MK4 Series Premium Mic Cables with 90º Mic XLR

    Mic Stands

    • K&M Tall Booms with Tripod Base
    • K&M Short Booms with Tripod Base
    • Atlas Straight Stands with Heavy Round Base
  • Snakes

    • Whirlwind Medusa 24 x 8 ch. snake with Monitor Split
    • Pro Co 24×8 ch. supplemental snake when more than 24 inputs are required
    • Whirlwind Medusa 12 ch. return snake
    • Whirlwind Mini 6 & Mini 12 Sub-Snakes
    • Whirlwind Medusa 12×4 Sub-Snake

Power Distribution

FOH, Monitor, & Stage Power is all derived from Single Sub-Panel & Safety Ground

  • Motion Labs® Main Distro
  • Motion Labs® RacPac Amp Rack Distros
  • Motion Labs® RacPac 4x20A Circuit Sub-Distros Stage Left & Right
  • OA Windsor Quad Backline & Downstage 4-Box Power Stringers
  • OA Windsor Single Quad Power Drops


House system includes:

  • 8 Full Color PAR 64 LED
  • 32+ Par 64 / gels

    Available for Additional Fees:

  • 4 Chauvet Q-Spot 260 LED Moving Lights
  • 4 Chauvet Q-Wash 260-60 Watt LED Moving Head
  • 2 Chauvet Intimidator 250 Spot Moving Lights
  • 2 Chauvet Scan 250 Moving Lights
  • 1×2.5 Watt Class IV Color Laser
  • 4×1/2 Watt Class IV Green Lasers