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Weddings and Special Events

Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park offers the opportunity for Weddings, Group Picnics and Special Events. 

Basic information overview:  
Historic Churches
Emmanuel Church: $600.00 for a three hour time slot reservation.
A rehearsal is $100.00 additional.
This church seats 150 guests.

St John's Church: $500.00 for a three hour time slot reservation.
A rehearsal is $100.00 additional. 
This church seats 65 guests. 

Also, there is a damage deposit of $250.00 applied to a reservation. This is refundable as long as nothing is damaged. Liability insurance is required for events.

Note: Both churches are historic buildings, built in the 1850's that have no ADA (Americans Disability Act) accessibility. There are no restrooms, heaters or air conditioners located in the churches.

If you would like to make an appointment to view one of the churches or receive a Wedding Packet please contact the park Special Event Coordinator at (530) 295-2174 or Or, you may visit the Gold Discovery Park Association's website (our non-profit organization) to download our wedding packet.

We are now offering our new Picnic Site Package! You are now able to reserve one of our group picnic sites listed below, for the whole day to use as a reception site. The price is $300.00 and this includes the site for the whole day during park hours and 50 parking passes for your guests. There will also be a $100.00 damage deposit that can be refunded if nothing is damaged.

Group Picnic Sites
North Beach: $100.00. This site seats 120 people.
Beer Garden: $75.00. This site seats 75 people.
Marshall Monument: $100.00. This site seats 120 people.
There is a damage deposit for each of these sites of $100.00, refundable if nothing is damaged. Vehicle Day Use Fees are required when reserving a picnic site. You can purchase parking passes prior to your event.

For more information or to receive a Picnic Packet, please contact the park Special Event Coordinator at 530-295-2174 or, or visit the Gold Discovery Park Association website to download our picnic packet.

Church Weddings

Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park is graced with the presence of two great churches dating from the mid-1850’s. Both churches have a wonderful feel to them, and are a popular choice among couples looking for a historical or rustic setting for their wedding. Our churches are in close range to some excellent reception locations. We offer great outdoor picnic sites here in the park, or there are several indoor and outdoor facilities located near by. The churches are available year round for weddings or other services. Reserving one of our churches is easy and affordable.

St John's Church                                                            
St John's Church