Host Your Unforgettable Event at Miners Foundry Cultural Center

Looking for a venue that seamlessly blends historic charm with modern allure? Look no further than the Miners Foundry Cultural Center in the heart of Nevada City. Our unique and versatile space provides the perfect backdrop for a wide range of events, from weddings and corporate gatherings to private celebrations and community functions.

From the rustic charm of the Osborn/Woods Hall to the industrial chic of the Stone Hall, our venue options provide flexibility and creativity for your event planning.

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Historical Elegance
Immerse your guests in the rich history of California’s Gold Rush by hosting your event in the Miners Foundry. Dating back to 1859, our venue boasts architectural splendor and carefully preserved artifacts, creating an ambiance that is both timeless and enchanting.

Versatile Spaces
Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, we have a space to suit your needs.

Cultural and Artistic Atmosphere
Surround your guests with the creative energy of the Miners Foundry. The venue’s artistic ambiance is the perfect complement to any event, providing a unique and memorable experience for all attendees. Engage with the local arts community and infuse your event with cultural vibrancy.

State-of-the-Art Amenities
Our venue is equipped with modern amenities to enhance your event experience. From sound and lighting systems to catering facilities, we prioritize the comfort and convenience of both you and your guests.

Community Support
By choosing the Miners Foundry as your event venue, you contribute to the cultural legacy of Nevada City. Your event helps support the preservation of history and the promotion of artistic expression in our community.

Make your event truly unforgettable at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center. Contact our event team today to discuss your vision, schedule a tour, and secure your date. Let’s create memories together in this one-of-a-kind historical and artistic setting!

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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