The North Star House and its historic grounds may be the most unique facility for meetings, weddings, parties, retreats and small conferences and banquets in California. Located in the heart of Gold Country, the historic North Star House can accommodate groups from 20 to 325 people. Filled with historical details, the North Star House is a unique setting for any type of event.
You can say “I do” under the pergola in the courtyard, in the spacious living room, or on the lawn, with the house and veranda as a backdrop. The interior features hardwood floors, an elegant dining room, catering kitchen, two restrooms, and state-or-the-art lighting. Your guests will be able to explore the mansion and historic grounds for an experience they will never forget.
Some Quick Facts
Capacity: From 20- 325 guests
Ceremony/Reception/Meetings: Courtyard, house / veranda or lawn areas
Access/Parking: Close to Highway 20/49, a few minutes from the towns of Grass Valley and Nevada City, with a variety of lodging, restaurants, wineries, entertainment, and shops.
Historical: A 1905 mansion designed by fames architect Julia Morgan in the Arts and Craftsman style. Listed on the National Register of Historical Buildings.
Grounds/Landscaping: Landscaping of horticultural value and historical interest found on 14 acres, with numerous plantings linked to Luther Burbank and Felix Gillet.
Venue Flexibility: Seating and stage configuration can be adjusted to your needs. Indoor and / or outdoor events. Separate areas for dancing, dining and cocktail hour.
Views: Rolling meadows, pines and oaks.
Photographs: Picturesque photo opportunities throughout the House and grounds.
Vendors: There are several local vendors who can help you make your event a special occasion.
Types of Events at the North Star House:
Anniversary or birthday parties
Classes and educational presentations
The North Star House has a dining room table that seats 10. Living room and Library furniture can be move to accommodate an additional 20-30 guests. There are four 8’ rectangular tables inside plus various smaller tables and desk surfaces. There are approximately 50 interior chairs which can be used for meetings, receptions or smaller events. The veranda has 6 round tables with available umbrellas, and 50 plastic chairs, which, with approval, can be moved and used elsewhere on the site.There is exterior lighting at the second floor level on all sides. There are three exterior outlets on the first floor. The ground floor rooms have overhead lighting and a few outlets. There is one electrical stand on the grounds and power is also available from the restroom complex. The courtyard also had a number of benches and trash cans.
Equipment for rent includes a stage and seven banquet tables. The stage consists of ten modular platforms sized at 4’ wide X 10.5 long with an 18” height. The stage can easily be set up on level surfaces in different configurations.
At the time of booking your event, we will provide you with a list of local vendors who are familiar with the North Star House and have serviced past events on the property. This list is provided as a courtesy.