Wedding professionals networking at the AFWPI mixerLast week, the Foothills Event Center hosted a fabulous AFWPI mixer. AWPI stands for Association for Wedding Professionals International, and they provide basic business services for wedding professionals in the Sacramento region. As the sun set at our gorgeous locale in the middle of Grass Valley, wedding professionals learned about our event center and enjoyed an evening of networking.
The professionals in attendance at the AFWPI mixer included photographers, wedding planners, musicians, and DJs, to name a few. Some of the wedding professionals present traveled to Nevada County from the Sacramento area, and others live here locally. There are plans in the works to start a local branch of AFWPI, to be named the Sierra Foothills Chapter of the AFWPI.
Wedding professionals enjoy appetizers and wineIn a Facebook Live video shot at the AFWPI mixer, the Founder and Owner of the Foothills Event Center, Mardie Caldwell gave a speech and presentation. “I want to make sure that all of you are having a great time today, and that you’re meeting everybody and sharing and networking. Be sure you have your business cards out, and leave some here so that we can have them,” Caldwell said.
She then introduced the crowd to the staff of the Foothills, shared a bit about the background of the Foothills Event Center, and types of events we’ve held here.
Our Event Center Manager Megan Swinney was part of the presentation and answered questions that the public asks when touring our venue. Swinney shared about our seating capacity for weddings, the size of our parking lot, and our modern event lighting experience. Caldwell talked about our historic Nevada County bar, fully movable thrust stage, and green room/conference room. A short tour was given of our outdoor patio in the Facebook Live video, with examples given of the types of events you might hold outside.

Find out more about what Caldwell and Swinney talked about at the AFWPI mixer in our Facebook Live video here!

Foothills Events Center

Written by Foothills Events Center