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Meetings & Retreats


Stay closer to Lake Tahoe for skiing, snowboarding, or boating! Truckee Donner Lodge is conveniently located near Donner Memorial State park, and only a short drive from North Lake Tahoe.

Step out of the usual conference setting and rent space at North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center.

Book a luxury stay at Grass Valley Courtyard Suites


Know before you go. Weekend travel advice so the whole group can arrive safely and have a great time!

Get to know your area before you arrive. Visit Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce

Check out Nevada City Chamber of Commerce for more information.

If you’re staying in Truckee, Visit Truckee-Tahoe is a great resource for lodging, conference centers, and activities

The Most Beautiful Place for Meetings and Retreats

Change up the routine and bring the whole family, company, reunion, or conference to Nevada County. We offer beautiful, spacious centers surrounded by greenery and lovely gardens to make your retreat the best one yet. Sierra Friends Center is a non-profit Quaker organization 8 miles outside of Nevada City, California. They offer numerous accommodation options for up to 100 guests, with a full dining hall and commercial kitchen, a retreat center, meeting rooms and outdoor spaces.

Treat everyone to a quality, scrumptious dinner complete with carefully crafted cocktails at Friar Tucks in Nevada City. You can enjoy live music and special events  while discussing important matters or creating memories with your wedding party. Grass Valley offers a variety of food options whether you’re on the go, looking for catering, or want an elegant night out. Step out of the usual conference setting and rent space at North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center. This historic venue has an outdoor amphitheater that seats hundreds, and an indoor space which can accommodate up to 200 people. Whether you’re hosting 15 or 150 guests, they’ve got you covered with a beautiful, attractive space to suit your needs.