Want your wedding or reception at an historic building?
This historic building is one of two structures built by John Moses Browning and his brothers Matt and Edmund. Other family members would soon join the enterprise known as Browning Brothers Company. This building was built between 1906 and 1908. The building just east on 2447 Kiesel Avenue was completed in 1910.
John M. Browning is perhaps the most famous and significant firearms inventor of all time. His patents are in the hundreds, with many models bearing the name of Winchester, Colt and Remington. The Browning facilities in Ogden didn’t act as manufacturing sites, but it is where the prototypes were invented and built.
The building still houses the remnants of a shooting range utilized by the Brownings to test-fire prototype firearms.
The Brownings subsequently entered into the automobile business as the historic photo show, and at one point was known as Browning Kimball Motors.
Today, we have preserved as much of the building as possible. The original brick, bridge trusses and some of the old floor still exist. The ceiling is 90% original. It is the perfect backdrop for your timeless wedding or reception.
Of paricular note are the advetisements on the north wall. Un-retouched, they were painted at the turn of the 20th century – 1900.
Please mention Salt Lake Bride when you contact Copper Nickel!
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I had my wedding at the Cooper Nickel and I couldn't have been happier! They let us have our motorcycles, race car, and puppy at our wedding with us. There were a couple instances of miscommunication but every time it was extremely easy to sort out! The Venue is beautiful and the staff are extremely helpful. They made my wedding perfect. I couldn't recommend then enough
Great wedding experience. People there are super helpful and very accommodating. Super nice place for bride/groom to get ready in and overall stunning venue. Would highly recommend to friends, family and strangers.
Absolutely loved the venue for our wedding. Great feel, great location, and minimal decor needed. We had a wonderful time and had a great experience with the owners, management and employees. Everything in our contract was clear and simple, and we loved having our special day there!
My grandson recently married the love of his life, they choose the Copper Nickel for the event. The venue was beautiful and the building restoration added so much to the theme of the wedding. The bride's dressing room was elegant and beautifully decorated. The owners went the extra mile to help with decorations, set-up, and clearing the ice and snow from the walkways. The owners were generous with their time, their attention to detail added so much to the event.
The Bride is truly gifted with an eye for decorating. As you can see in the pictures posted, the venue was a perfect setting. The Bride was breathtaking, the Groom was handsome, and the decorations reflected their love for each other. The wedding ceremony was fabulous.
My husband and I share this information because we believe it is important when reviewing a venue to separate the venue from the guests attending the event.
During the wedding reception, there were issues with some of the children attending the event. Many of the children were unsupervised and ran through the reception hall being loud and rowdy. They knocking over decorations, ran into guests, were very disruptive, etc. Many of the guests asked the children to settle down, however, they would not listen. One of the boys went so far as to run his fingers through the icing on the wedding cake for a quick taste; this same young man pulled one of the flower girl's hair and jerked on her arm till she was in tears. The rowdy boys then went into the men's bathroom where they proceeded to fill the toilets with paper and generally trashing the restroom.
While these events were taking place the guest and their parents were busy visiting and eating. The hostess and many of the guests tried without success to get the children to settle down. The hostess came across as being rude however, I think the proper description of her reaction should have been "fed-up" with bad behavior (she was not alone there were many guests who made comments about the undisciplined children as they were leaving.)
Towards the end of the event, the hostess caused some of the wedding party to become upset with her. The hostess allowed her frustration to spill over on to the guests. However, the wedding party did not see behind the scenes that lead to her frustration. The hostess has found new employment.
To my husband and me, it is important that we share our views about the Copper Nickel. We felt that the owners of the Copper Nickel were fantastic to work with, that the Copper Nickel is a beautifully restored building that offers a unique atmosphere for any family’s special event.
We understand that the Bride and Groom were very happy with their wedding and reception, after all, isn’t that what it’s all about?