Empire Mine State Historic Park

10791 E Empire St, Grass Valley, CA 95945 Map · Phone number
Hired? Save
  • Photos 12
  • About
  • Reviews 6
  • Pricing
  • FAQs

About Empire Mine State Historic Park

Empire Mine State Park’s historic grounds are rich in breathtaking beauty and rock-solid history. That’s why so many couples choose to begin their married life here, surrounded by fountains, vintage gardens and stately trees on our well-tended grounds. Reserved wedding dates range from May 1 to the first weekend in October on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. We conduct a lottery in August for the following year’s wedding season. You may have a Ceremony & Reception on Friday and Saturdays. Sundays are open for a Ceremony ONLY. Full Service Catering company is required, and a Wedding Planner is highly recommended.

Pricing info:

The rental fee is $3,150 for a Ceremony & Reception and includes 6 hours of event time. 'Full-Service' Caterer is responsible for setup and clean up. The setup fee is $500 for up to 49 people and $1,000 for 50 to 200 people for a ceremony only. A non-refundable security deposit of $500 is required. A $350 ranger monitor fee is required when alcohol is on the venue premises. To reserve a 2019 wedding date visit: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=25730 and fill out the Lottery Form.

Follow Empire Mine State Historic Park on

Other couples have also viewed:

  • Monte Verde Inn
  • Sierra-at-Tahoe
  • Sacramento Zoo
Maple Lane- the Brides ride from the Cabin to the Ceremony / Cottage
Maple Lane- the Brides ride from the Cabin to the Ceremony / Cottage
f6fdc932557529de Last wedding of 08 009
Empire Mine State Historic Park
The iconic Cottage Lawn- Ceremony Site
The iconic Cottage Lawn- Ceremony Site
Custom rentals make the reception site extra special
Custom rentals make the reception site extra special
Bring in your favorite decorative pieces
Bring in your favorite decorative pieces
Seating Chart
Seating Chart
Local Vendors love working with Empire Mine Staff
Local Vendors love working with Empire Mine Staff
Table Top
Table Top
The infamous 'Portico' of the Cottage
The infamous 'Portico' of the Cottage
Rented Tables, our Chairs
Rented Tables, our Chairs
Our Tables & Chairs
Our Tables & Chairs
5634e6997611f822 1529605663 06d6531387f4986d 1529605659123 8 weddings2017 013
Empire Mine State Historic Park
Maple Lane- the Brides ride from the Cabin to the Ceremony / Cottage
Maple Lane- the Brides ride from the Cabin to the Ceremony / Cottage
f6fdc932557529de Last wedding of 08 009
Empire Mine State Historic Park
The iconic Cottage Lawn- Ceremony Site
The iconic Cottage Lawn- Ceremony Site

Interested in this vendor?

Request pricing

6 Reviews for Empire Mine State Historic Park

Recommended by 89% of couples


4.5 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.6
  • Flexibility 3.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.5
Sort by:
  • J

    Jessica · Married on 09/22/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Amazing venue

    My wife and I adore this venue. We were married here 09/22/2018 and everything was stunning. The park wedding coordinator, David, was so helpful and made sure we knew exactly what to expect. The park has some stricter guidelines than some venues, rightfully so since it is a state park. The rules/regulations were very clearly laid out, and when we signed the contract, we knew exactly what was being covered. The setting is amazing and we got so many compliments on how gorgeous the grounds were-it was truly magical. Thank you Empire Mines for making our special day everything we dreamed of!

    Jessica and Emily Walsh

    Sent on 11/16/2018
  • Jentry

    Jentry · Married on 08/28/2011

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The Empire Mine was simply an amazing place to get married. It is straight up gorgeous. Without any decor, the Empire Mine provides a visual feast with all the lovely gardens and historic buildings. I just fell in love with it the first time I saw it. As a wedding photographer, I see many venues all over Northern California and Northern Nevada, and if I could do it over again, I would still choose the Empire Mine to host my wedding ceremony and reception. Barbara was very accommodating and the day went smoothly as I expected. There were no surprises, which was wonderful. I received no complaints from any of my vendors, and it seemed like everyone was happy to provide services there for our wedding. I highly recommend hosting your wedding at the Empire Mine.

    Sent on 10/22/2012
  • L

    Lindsay · Married on 05/24/2008

    4.6
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      3.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    I had my ceremony and reception here, and it was worth it. The grounds are beautiful and so green in the spring. I didn't need many floral arrangements since there were so many gardens on the grounds already. The staff are very friendly and quick to respond. The only thing to consider is that it is a state park so they are very particular on the vendors you bring in esp. catering and bartending. If that's not a problem for you I highly suggest considering the Empire Mine for your outdoor wedding. Stunning!

    Sent on 07/13/2008

Awards

6

Empire Mine State Historic Park Pricing

Empire Mine State Historic Park Price Rates

Empire Mine State Historic Park FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 3545.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 1022.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Event Planning
    Parking
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    200
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    20
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    1
  • Describe your venue:
    Garden
    Historic Building
    Park
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
  • What event services do you offer?
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Preferred Vendors Only
    Wifi
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September

Preferred Vendors

Map

  • 10791 E Empire St Grass Valley, 95945 See on map
    5302738522 (Phone number)
    Mon-Sun: 10:00 am-5:00 pm

By clicking "Request pricing" I agree to sign up and accept WeddingWire's Terms of Use.

Write a review