Event Rental

Unique spaces to fit your needs.

Foothills Art Center is an event venue situated in historic downtown Golden, Colorado. The venue offers the perfect blend of historic charm and contemporary art, with galleries that feature new art every 12 weeks. Foothills Art Center provides a unique experience for you and your guests, with art that will leave a lasting impression and paint a perfect backdrop for your celebration. The organization seeks to enrich the community through creative art exhibits, educational experiences and cultural excellence. Founded in 1968, the nonprofit organization is a member of the United States National Registry of Historic Buildings, with its main galleries housed in historic buildings dating back to the 19th century. The venue provides stunning spaces for your wedding ceremonies, receptions, and more at an affordable price.

FAC is an excellent space to host events including, but not limited to the following:

  • Weddings

  • Rehearsal dinners

  • Bar and Bat Mitzvah

  • Birthday parties

  • Anniversaries

  • Bridal and baby showers

  • Corporate Parties

  • Business meetings

  • Lectures


Party Rentals (Tables, Linens, Etc.)

Butler Rents

Picture Me Camping

The Mary Ellen & Thom Williams Garden

This gorgeous secluded space includes a new garden with two beautifully designed brick and flagstone stages and handicapped accessible walkways throughout. Perfect for an outdoor wedding. The Sculpture garden, designed by Saarinen Landscape Architecture, provides beautiful photo opportunities with sweeping views of the Golden valley and beyond. Both gardens are handicap accessible through our parking lot. Your wedding package includes:

  • Seated space: 100

  • Cocktail reception: 200-250

  • Foothills Art Center Family Membership

  • Saturday & Sunday $2000, Friday $1800, Monday - Thursday $1600

  • Use of Galleries for events after 5pm

The Main Gallery

Our main gallery is housed in a charming 1872 Gothic style church and an 1892 Queen Anne style manse. Perfect for rehearsal dinners, weddings, business events, and so much more! These spaces are handicap accessible.

  • Seated space: 75

  • Cocktail reception: 200-250

  • $200 per hour

  • Available after 5pm

The Peterson Classroom

This classroom is perfect for crafting and painting, or even a lecture. There’s plenty of room to spread out,  and we provide a large screen for presentations, plus two restrooms and a sink. Access to this space is through a separate outside entrance and up a flight of stairs.

  • Seated reception/class: 50

  • $100 per hour or $600 for the day


To inquire about hosting an event or to schedule a tour please contact Maura McInerney by sending her an email or calling her at 720-299-8257.

Foothills Art Center
809 15th Street
Golden, Colorado 80401

Gallery Hours:

M, Tu, Th, F, Sa - 10am-5pm
Wednesday - Closed
Sunday - 12pm-5pm

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