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Reception
$1,600 starting price
Ceremony
$1,600 starting price
Reception
$1,600 starting price
Ceremony
$1,600 starting price

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About

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Foothills Art Center is a wedding and events venue situated in historic downtown Golden, Colorado. The venue offers the perfect blend of historic charm and contemporary art, with galleries that feature new art every 12 weeks. Foothills Art Center provides a unique wedding experience for you and your guests, with art that will leave a lasting impression and paint a perfect backdrop for your wedding celebration. The organization seeks to enrich the community through creative art exhibits, educational experiences and cultural excellence. Founded in 1968, the nonprofit organization is a member of the United States National Registry of Historic Buildings, with its main galleries housed in historic buildings dating back to the 19th century. The venue provides stunning spaces for your wedding ceremony and reception at an affordable price.

Facilities and Capacity
Foothills Art Center offers beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces for your wedding ceremony and reception. The venue can accommodate up to 160 guests in its four event spaces. The main gallery is in the 19th century gothic-style church and Queen Anne-style manse, accommodating 75 seated guests or up to 250 for a cocktail reception. The main gallery is available for rental after 5 p.m. The wedding package at Foothills Art Center includes use of the galleries and access to the gardens. The new, secluded garden has two brick and flagstone stages available for outdoor ceremonies, and is wheelchair-accessible. The Sculpture Garden was designed by Saarinen Landscape Architecture, and provides a gorgeous backdrop for an outdoor celebration and photographs. The Sculpture Garden offers panoramic views of the Golden valley, and is also accessible via wheelchair. The wedding spaces are available every day of the week after 5 p.m.

Services Offered
Foothills Art Center provides the perfect space for your engagement party, bridal shower, elopement, rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony and reception. The venue has an open vendor policy, and allows outside vendors of your choosing to service your wedding. Foothills Art Center offers a range of services, including:

  • Bridal suite
  • Cocktail Tables
  • Chairs
  • Outside vendors
  • Wireless Internet
  • Liability insurance

As of November 1st, 2021 the new secluded garden will no longer be included in our rentals.

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Frequently asked questions

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?

$1,600

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,600

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?

$1,600

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,600

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Parking

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Garden
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What event items are available?

Chairs
Lighting

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

March
April
May
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Reviews of Foothills Art Center

5.0 out of 5 rating
5.0 out of 5 rating
3 Reviews
100% recommend it
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    5 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    5 out of 5 rating
Weddingwire
5.0/5 3 reviews
Google
4.6/5 103 reviews
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Karen Sent on 10/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect for a smaller DIY wedding

The Foothills Art Center was a great venue for our smaller wedding. Maura was super responsive and accommodating to my 1 million questions, and really helped make our day amazing! Definitely a unique venue if you are looking for something DIY, with a artsy, mountain feel, but still waking distance from great hotels for your guests. It was perfect for us since art is a big part of both of our families, and we were looking for something more casual and personal for our big day. Great for smaller weddings and for couples who don't want to have to buy in to a rigid event package.
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Meagan Sent on 12/06/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Perfectly extraordinary

Our wedding here was incredible and unique. The staff were unfailingly helpful in setting up the details and facilitating everything, including the rehearsal and day of. We loved the ambiance, the art displays, and an experience we will certainly never forget the rest of our lives together.
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Morgan Sent on 08/13/2018
5 out of 5 rating
We got married in the garden at the Foothills Art Center. It was a great spot to get married in. We had about 140 guests. There is a small platform at the top of the space where we stood and said our vows. I loved the brick buildings around the space and the lights that hang over the garden - even though we got married at 4 pm and it was sunny - the strings of lights add to the romantic feel of the space.
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Foothills Art Center frequently asked questions

Foothills Art Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Parking
The space offered by Foothills Art Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Art Gallery
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
Foothills Art Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Foothills Art Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Foothills Art Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
Foothills Art Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Lighting
Foothills Art Center is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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