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Genoa, Nevada Venue Information (Cottonwood Cottage)


The Cottonwood Cottage has a long history starting out as a chicken coop and  hay barn of Stephen Kinsey, one of the earliest settlers of Genoa. Within the past quarter century, the building served as a restaurant and bar; most recently the Tombstone Restaurant, and previous to Tombstone, the Incognito.  And before it was the Incognito it was called Sierra Shadows Supper Club & Saloon.  Cottonwood Cottage is a restaurant/bar and one of the best locations for small or large private events in the area.

Cottonwood Cottage is located 200 yards from the center of town so you and your party can spend time walking through town and visiting the gift and antique stores, the museum or spend time viewing the abundance of wildlife in the area. Your wedding and group can take over the town for a weekend to enjoy all that it offers.


The 3,353 square foot cottage sits within a .84 acre parcel with a large backyard grass area and plenty of parking for large groups. Indoors, the property can accommodate 99 guests with tables and chairs and 150 standing while outside, the property can accommodate up to 200 guests.




Cottonwood Cottage, located in the historic town of Genoa, NV, provides the right blend of convenience, comfort and charm for couples desiring the ideal place to celebrate and entertain for their wedding. No matter which season you choose for your nuptials, Cottonwood Cottage has the creation of lifelong memories down to an art.

Summer ceremonies take place on the beautifully landscaped property with the Sierra Mountains in the background. Guests can enjoy playing Bocce ball, cornhole, horseshoes, or other games during wedding photos, in between toasts, after dinner, and throughout the evening. Dinner is set up in the courtyard with the reception inside the cottage. When the weather gets cold, ceremonies can take place indoors in front of the large rustic, rock fireplace with dinner and reception to follow. 

The cottage also features a large (400 sq/ft) second floor bridal area with private bathroom and soft seating for the bride and her party to get ready, and a downstairs groom’s room for the groom’s party.  

Cottonwood Cottage offers you the flexibility to create your own unique “signature” wedding; connect with a coordinator today to explore the possibilities. 









Private Events

Private events such as rehearsal dinners, office parties, holiday parties, retirement parties, memorials, etc., can be booked at the Cottonwood Cottage any day of the week.  The upstairs area can hold 30 people for small private events or you can rent the entire property for your private event.   Click here for private event venue information.



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