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:
- private parties
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 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.
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.
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.