Located just 30 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, Sonoma County offers a blend of sophistication and laid-back relaxation — a perfect combination resulting in successful meetings.
Sonoma County boasts 6,600 full and limited-service hotel rooms with meeting space, acclaimed bistros and restaurants, 55 miles of Pacific Ocean coastline, and more than 400 of the world’s most award-winning wineries.
A Variety of Venues
Unique meeting and event venues include wineries, wine caves, elegant estates, retreat venues and an African wildlife preserve. Give your group an opportunity to relax and enjoy engaging activities that offer excellent networking and team-bonding experiences that will create lasting memories. You’ll be delighted by the variety of options available for your free and scheduled activity time.
An Active Playground
Off-site activities include hiking and ziplining through redwood forests, teeing off at one of 22 stunning golf courses, cycling through scenic vineyards, horseback riding, driving high-performance exotic cars on a thrilling road course or racetrack, hot air ballooning, embarking on a Pacific Ocean fishing excursion, kayaking and canoeing on the Russian River, exploring life on the farm with Farm Trails, and expanding your palate with culinary tours and chef-led activities.
Sonoma County offers some of the world’s most award-winning wineries. Challenge your team in such activities as blind tastings, sensory development classes, blending experiences and artisanal food pairings. Sonoma County is also known for its abundance of quality beer and hard cider producers, as well as artisanal spirit distilleries.
Local restaurants offer extensive wine lists, incorporate farm-to-table ingredients and offer wine-pairing dinners. This gives groups that are short on time a fabulous experience which incorporates the best of Wine Country cuisine and, of course, wine.
Preserving the Environment
Destination Stewardship is about assessing ways in which organizations may adopt best practices that preserve the environment for future generations. Sonoma County was recently named the United States’ first Destination Stewardship organization and has recognized the role of environmental conservation and connection to a thriving community for years. Sonoma County offers several key initiatives in becoming a good steward of the earth including the pledge to travel kindly, leave no trace seven principles and calculating your carbon footprint. Join us as we travel responsibly.
We invite you to book your meetings and group programs in Sonoma County. Our hotels boast award-winning service and offer excellent value in Northern California. Group properties are located in thriving suburban and charming small-town communities beside vineyard-filled meandering roads and alongside the rugged Pacific Coast.
We look forward to assisting you in your planning process.
Sonoma County offers a variety of booking incentives for planners and clients. Learn more about available options.
Learn more at sonomacounty.com/meeting-groups.