Empire Mine State Historic Park

An enchanting location, California’s Empire Mine State Park is the ultimate wedding destination! Once you enter this venue, there will be majestic fountains and vintage gardens that surround you. You’ll feel like you’re standing on well-tended grounds belonging to a fairy tale! Also, the land is still maintained in a carefully manicured manner. Which only adds to its magical look of being taken straight out of a story book!

Moreover, the Empire Mine State Historic Park is one of the oldest, largest and richest hard rock gold mines in California. Since its discovery in 1850 until it closed down for business in 1956. After extracting an estimated 5.8 million ounces of gold from 367 miles underground passages. This site was a major hotspot that drew miners to their fortune. Well, nothing beats a place with actual gold within its historic grounds.

On the other hand, you can also find The Cottage here. It was the summer home of William and Agnes Bourn, the owners of Empire Mine from 1877-1929. The couple enjoyed a rich social life with their lovely gardens, residences, tennis court, and clubhouse. Now, the Bourn Cottage serves as a popular wedding site and offers couples an unforgettable setting for their special day within California’s beautiful state park.

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