Visit the Foothills Event Center

For a Good Cause

For an Eclectic Theme Dinner

For a Great Get Together

...Or Just to Have Some Fun!

Come Paint Summer's Walk

Come paint with us Summers walk acrylic class Grass Valley Ca
Tuesday, May 5: Come paint with us as we walk through this lovely summer trail. The perfect evening painting with mom before Mother’s Day!

Come Paint Hot Air Balloon

come paint with us hot air balloon acrylic class Grass Valley Ca
Tuesday, May 19: Come paint with us as we imagine soaring above beautiful fields of flowers in our hot air balloon during the early morning hours.

Come Paint Emerald Bay

Emerald bay acrylic come paint with us class Grass Valley Ca
Thursday, April 30: Come paint with us this vivid sky filled with fanciful clouds in this colorful painting of Emerald Bay, suitable for all skill levels.


Events of Unparalleled Elegance Providing the Experience You Deserve

The Foothills Event Center offers elegant gathering spaces, along with a wide array of specialized services and onsite rentals to create a memorable event for your guests. Our experienced staff is eager to work closely with you to ensure your vision is brought to life for the perfect celebration, right down to the fine details. Learn more about how our venue and event planning services can work within your group size and budget by requesting more information here or by calling 530-271-1000.


I recently had my wedding reception at the Foothills Event Center and would definitely recommend it! Abby was so great to work with and the venue was beautiful. A great spot for Grass Valley events!

Jamie J.

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Where We Are

400 Idaho Maryland Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95945

Call Us Today

Tel: 1-530-271-1000 Fax: 1-530-271-1757

Your Celebration Is Our Pleasure!

The Foothills Event Center is a elegant addition to Nevada County’s natural and cultural attractions and our rich gold and mining history. For generations, families have been returning to the foothill communities of Nevada City and Grass Valley, to share and relive the serenity, beautiful skies, and mountain fresh air. Explore our site and call for a tour today: 530-271-1000. We look forward to hosting you!

California Nevada County events venue

Whether your event is an intimate evening, a business luncheon, or a wedding reception with live music, the Foothills Event Center can easily accommodate your needs. With plenty of on-site parking for 140 cars along with bus parking, blazing fast fiber optic internet, and an open floor plan that accommodates any size group, we are excited to share the Foothills Event Center with you. Discover the charm and historic elegance found in the Sierra Nevada Foothills, a short drive from both Sacramento and Lake Tahoe.

Seating Examples


We recommend this seating arrangement for wedding celebrations, larger parties, dinners, or cabaret-like theater shows. You have the option to add our movable stage to the setup.



This arrangement is ideal for concerts, presentations or memorial services. It allows each guest to see the presenter or overhead projector. The theater setup is perfect for team events or workshops, as participants can easily move their chairs to break up into smaller groups.




A stand-up social setup where drinks and appetizers are served. Receptions or networking events can benefit from this flexible format. Food can be offered on a buffet table or passed by waiters. This light setup can be converted into any other arrangement on the spot.




This is the most efficient system for classes and presentations where note taking is required. In addition, we offer a movable stage, a presenting platform, as well as an overhead projector.




These seating examples are best for small groups of 40 or less. If you’re making a presentation, you can sit at the head of this setup to facilitate easy interaction with your group.




We offer paint and sip classes a few times each month, as well as private paint parties. This arrangement has been proven to allow the most interaction with the instructor, while also giving each participant a personal space to paint. The instructor is located on the stage, or another presenting platform depending on the size of the group.