Happy groom and bride at our outdoor venue, the Rough & Ready VineyardsIf you have been putting your wedding on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions, you are probably excited that these restrictions should be lifted in the next few months. Unfortunately, there is no set date, so that still leaves everything up in the air.
As soon as authorities officially lift the restrictions, some couples will want the nearest date possible for their wedding. This tight schedule can leave you trying to plan a wedding in just a few months or even a couple of weeks. Don’t worry, our staff is ready! We can help you plan an amazing wedding on very short notice.

Available Décor and Preferred Vendors

Whether you prefer a formal indoor wedding, casual outdoor wedding, or something in between, we can make your wedding dreams come true! We have tables, chairs, linens, plates, flatware, and a wide variety of décor onsite.
We work closely with caterers such as Emily’s Catering, Bill’s Chuckwagon, and Antonio Ayestarán Custom Catering to provide a fantastic feast for your guests. Need a photographer or videographer? We’ve got you covered with Winding Road Imagery and Brooke Films.

Wedding Planning Services at The Foothills Event Center

We have been organizing and planning weddings since 2014. Our experience and community connections allow us to coordinate a wedding with timelines ranging from a year to a week.
The staff at the Foothills Event Center once put a wedding together in two days after the couple’s original venue was rained out! With our dedicated and experienced team and our fantastic preferred vendors, we know we can make your day special.

Local Lodging and Attractions

If you have guests coming from out of town, we have several options for them to consider. Rough & Ready Vineyard Guesthouse is charming and can sleep up to 16. The Outside Inn is always a popular choice, as is The Gold Miners Inn. They will certainly enjoy exploring the charming towns of Grass Valley and Nevada City and experiencing the quaint shops and lovely restaurants they will encounter. There is a lot of history in these small foothill mining towns.

Schedule Your Complimentary Tour Today!

Text or call us at 530-271-1000 today to schedule a complimentary tour of our gorgeous Foothills Event Center. Or, if you prefer an outdoor setting, we give you a tour of the Rough & Ready Vineyards. Both venues will impress your guests, and we can decorate either to suit your style.

If you have a wedding dream, we can make that dream come true!


Mardie Caldwell

Written by Mardie Caldwell

Mardie has been a successful and inspiring entrepreneur since 1981. The Foothills Event Center was created out of Mardie’s desire to enrich the community and provide a place to come together for celebrating, learning, sharing, and enjoying our rich Gold Country heritage. Rooted in her love of Nevada County, Mardie’s strong vision and desire to serve the community yielded the opportunity to revitalize the former Weaver property into a gathering place that we all can enjoy.

Her innovation and commitment to environmental responsibility contribute positively to our community and surroundings. With The Foothills Events Center, Mardie is creating the best experience for our clients and their guests, creating memories for generations.