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Weddings, Group Picnics and Special Events

Weddings, Group Picnics and Special Events

Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park is graced with the presence of a great church dating from the mid-1850s. Saint John’s has a wonderful feel to it, and is a popular choice among couples looking for a historical or rustic setting for their wedding. The church is 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. Saint John’s is available year round for weddings or other services. Reserving the church is easy and affordable.

St John's Church

St. John’s Church: $500.00. With a rehearsal the price is $600.00.  The church seats 65 guests.

Historic Churches

Reservation is for a 3 hour time slot: 10:00am -1:00pm or 2:00pm -5:00pm. There is also a damage deposit of $250 which is refundable if nothing is damaged. Liability insurance is required for events. Note: The church 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.

Update 07/01/2016:
Due to the current condition of the Emmanuel Church we will not be allowing reservations until further notice. We are moving forward with efforts to restore and repair this historical site, and appreciate your patience and support. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. We are still booking weddings for the St. John’s church, keep in mind it only holds 65 people. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

If you would like to make an appointment to view one of the churches please contact:

Special Events Coordinator
(530) 295-2174.

Picnic Site Package

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 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.


Marshall Monument: $100.00.
This site seats 120 people.


North Beach: $100.00.
This site seats 120 people.


Beer Garden: $75.00.
This site seats 75 people.

There is a damage deposit 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.

Special Events Coordinator
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