Weddings at Empire Mine cant get any better for me. From the first time I walked into this well preserved California State Park I fell in love. Not just for Empire Mine Weddings but overall the park is a gorgeous trip through our states rich gold mining history. This mine was one of the richest gold mines in California while it was in operation and when you look at how the owners built up their homes there you can tell. In what I believe is the perfect blend of old world opulence and mountain living style the mansion on the property serves as a great backdrop for weddings. The surrounding gardens, fountains and ponds only add to the serene beauty of this park and wedding venue. However, The mansion isn't my favorite part of this property. The gold mine is where I love to wedding pictures at Empire Mine. All the old 19th century mine buildings are still standing along with a bone yard full of old mining equipment. This is also where the mines' offices and assay office are located. All of these buildings with their patina and textures make for endless possibilities for unique wedding photos.
Location: 10791 E Empire St, Grass Valley, CA 95945.