Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Make your special day unforgettable by choosing the Miners Foundry Cultural Center, a premier wedding venue in the heart of the Sierra Foothills, located between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe.    

The Miners Foundry offers a range of versatile spaces to suit the size and style of your wedding. Whether you’re dreaming of an intimate ceremony or envisioning a grand reception in the historic Stone Hall, our venue options provide the perfect backdrop for your love story.

By selecting the Miners Foundry for your wedding, you join a supportive community that cherishes historical preservation and the promotion of artistic expression. Celebrate your day in a venue that enhances the cultural legacy of Nevada City and contributes to the vibrancy of the Sierra Foothills wedding scene.

Ready to start planning your dream wedding at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center? Contact our dedicated event team to discuss availability, tour our historic, rustic venue, and begin crafting a wedding day that truly reflects your unique love story.

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Cultural and Artistic Ambiance
Infuse your wedding with the creative energy of the Miners Foundry. The venue’s artistic ambiance provides a unique and enchanting backdrop for your celebration. Your wedding becomes a part of the rich tapestry of arts and culture that defines Nevada City.

Historic Charm
Imagine exchanging vows surrounded by the historic charm of the Miners Foundry, a venue steeped in California’s rich history. The timeless architecture and carefully preserved artifacts create a romantic and unique atmosphere that will transport you and your guests to a golden era.

Modern Amenities
While the Miners Foundry exudes historic charm, it is equipped with modern amenities to enhance your wedding experience. State-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, along with catering facilities ensure your celebration is not only beautiful but also convenient for you and your guests.

Tables, chairs, and accessories are included with the hall rental, with access to the building from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Hall rental includes use of the Kitchen, Foyer, Upper Gallery, and Conference Room, along with choice of the Stone Hall and/or the Osborn/Woods Hall.

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Rental Information

Rates & 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.

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.

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

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.
Full Technical Specifications (PDF)



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