Gather Round

Hospitality at the National Exchange


MAKES IT Exquisite

Welcome to the National Exchange: where modern luxuries blend seamlessly with original architectural features and storied details. Set in the heart of historic Nevada City with easy access to downtown amenities and a stone’s throw from unparalleled outdoor recreation, the National Exchange Hotel has been host to unforgettable parties for 150 years. So let’s Celebrate!

Located in the lively center of historic Nevada City and a jewel of the Sierra Nevada Foothills, the National Exchange remains one of the oldest operating hotels west of the Rockies and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With 38 beautifully appointed guest rooms, an on-site restaurant, two separate bars and charming communal areas, it’s your all-in-one destination for weddings and events.

Exceeding Expectations!

“We planned a special event and invited family and friends. With the help of the awesome staff and management (who continually went above and beyond) the event was beyond our highest expectations, and created a memorable moment for the rest of our lives.”

The Indoor Spaces

the Empire Room

With original exposed brick and new custom chandeliers, the Empire Room will bring your events to life. With an upstairs bar serving directly into the room, it’s the perfect place for any gathering .

1098 sq ft

Seated 64 | Standing 64

The Grand Lounge

Reconnect with family, friends or colleagues in the Grand Lounge. Airy and bright with tall windows looking across the Veranda, the Grand Lounge has a sumptuous gold banquette under fabulous custom chandeliers. Craft cocktails and other beverages can be served from the upstairs bar.

800 sq ft

Seated Inquire | Standing 80

The Veranda

(Public Entry)

Command Broad Street from the National Exchange Veranda, the ideal place to see and be seen!

290 sq ft

Standing Only 40

Fireplace Room at Lola

Revel in the cozy and confidential Fireplace Room! This charming space, hidden at the back of Lola, is just right for a private banquet, hosting smaller groups for more intimate social or business gatherings.

320 sq ft

Seated 22

The Outdoor Spaces

The Courtyard

Gather for weddings, dancing under the stars, a meet-and-greet, group yoga or whatever you can dream up! The Courtyard can also be separated into two smaller areas for more intimate groups.

Total combined 3200 sq ft

Seated 60 | Theater 80 | Standing 150

Patio & lawn

Patio Lawn: 1975 sq ft

Seated 60 | Theater 60 |  Standing 80

Patio: 1225 sq ft.

Seated: n/a | Standing Reception 70

Group Room Blocks

All your group needs in one place!

Your event manager is happy to arrange a block of rooms for your guests. The National Exchange Hotel main building offers 34 rooms in the main building, three of which can adjoin to accommodate families, and 4 detached guest rooms, including five 5 stunning suites.

Event Inquiry Form

Fill out the form below to receive a detailed quote for your event.

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

- Helen Keller