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.
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:
As of November 1st, 2021 the new secluded garden will no longer be included in our rentals.
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Karen · Married on 06/08/2019
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.Sent on 10/07/2019
Meagan · Married on 10/19/2018
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.Sent on 12/06/2018
Morgan · Married on 08/11/2018
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.Sent on 08/13/2018