About us


Tranquility Lane is our haven in historic Nevada City, California. We are located a convenient 60 miles north-east of Sacramento (Highway 80 East to 49 at Auburn) and 70 miles southwest of Lake Tahoe (Highway 80 West to Highway 20). Also centrally located 3 miles from Grass Valley and 3 miles from downtown Nevada City.

We have much history right here on this property and are happy to share it with you on your most special event of a lifetime. My mother and her sisters were raised here and my grandparents were well known in the community for their large organic garden that was known throughout the state as “The Republic of North California” and visited by many from afar. Now the main garden area has been transformed into a perfect location for a romantic, memorable day and evening. My sister was married here in 1979 and our daughter was married here in August of 2004, after that we have hosted many weddings including another daughter’s wedding in 2009.

Dave and I have been married over 35 years and feel that the day of your union is one that should be enjoyed and cherished for the rest of your lives. The pictures that you will view through generations will set the stage for memories that will warm your heart and draw you near to each other throughout your years together.

We will begin our preparations long before that special day arrives. We’ve allowed for extra time for set up and pick up so you have as few distractions and worries as possible during your ceremony and celebration.

We have provided a list of highly recommended professionals for you with whom we’ve had a very satisfying relationship. They are listed on the “Services” page.

I would encourage you to view the menu items thoroughly to get a complete “picture” of our services and facilities. You are welcome to email me on our “Contact” page or have your coordinator or caterer email me with any questions you or they may have.

Our landscape is just as it sounds; tranquil and natural so your decorating can be minimal or fabulously personalized to create the picturesque design of your taste.

You are our focus and our sincerest best wishes go out to you for your future together whether you choose this site or not.

Dave and Lisa Dunham