El Dorado Fairgrounds




Located northeast of Sacramento on Placerville Drive, the El Dorado Fairgrounds lies within the scenic Sierra Nevada foothills in Placerville and presents a picturesque location to say ‘I do.’ Constructed with several different open design buildings on site, this venue makes it easy to reserve the space you need based on your party size. No matter if you are planning a wedding and reception with your closest loved ones or all of your family and friends, the Fairgrounds is the ideal space to spread out and socialize. Imagine arriving to your reception with the love of your life in a horse drawn carriage as all of your guests look on. A perfect space for formal or casual gatherings, this venue makes it easy for you to fulfill your country chic wedding day dreams. With well-manicured lawns and cozy benches, this venue is sure to deliver exceptional countryside photos you are sure to cherish for a lifetime. The ideal choice for couples who enjoy a lively celebration, feel free to toast to your love with music and dancing into the night at El Dorado Fairgrounds.

Venue Style

Banquet Hall/Restaurant, Event Center, Community Center, Park/Garden, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 600 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 600 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 600 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 600 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 7:30AM. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $360 to $1,375 for a reception and includes 12 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The set up fee for a ceremony ranges from $305 to $700 and varies by guest count and ceremony space. A non-refundable security deposit is required. Please inquire further with the venue's event manager for other site and pricing available.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at El Dorado Fairgrounds is estimated at between $4,188 and $16,069 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
General liability insurance required
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Music must end by midnight

Wedding Day Availability (Last updated Jan 15, 2016)

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