Looking to host a small group meeting but not sure where to start? Monterey County has a variety of unique venues perfect for your small group meeting or retreat. Elevate your next meeting with breakouts, meals, gatherings, or excursions. Monterey County is all in, all invested, and all insanely motivated to make your meeting the best yet.
CARMEL MISSION INN
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Enjoy a modern and cozy vibe in Carmel at Carmel Mission Inn. There are a variety of different rooms to choose from that include accommodations and amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi and a coffee and tea maker. Select rooms even feature a private walk-out balcony and some offer pool and mountain views. This property offers a variety of meeting and banquet rooms equipped with temperature controls, dimmer switches, and auto-visual arrangements ideal for your small group meeting. Book your meeting at Carmel Mission Inn for an unforgettable backdrop that is sure to greatly enrich your event.
CARMEL VALLEY RANCH
Tucked away in the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains, enjoy the 500 lush acres of Carmel Valley Ranch. Embrace the scenic hiking vineyards, gardens, and other natural wonders during your small group meeting. This property offers all-suite accommodations with your choice of a studio suite or 1–4-bedroom suites. Every suite includes a fireplace and a private deck. There are various indoor and outdoor venues for your gathering, and you can choose from innovative catering options including cheese, honey, wines, and other treats crafted here. Looking to do some team building? The Ranch offers customized outdoor group activities such as falconry, off-property excursions that include a hike and hilltop off-roading, and artisan workshops encouraging you and your group to bring out your creative side.
After a day of hard work, relax and rejuvenate at Spa Aiyana or book a tee time at the Carmel Valley Ranch Golf Course.
CASA MUNRAS GARDEN HOTEL& SPA
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Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa is immersed in the beautiful gardens in the heritage district of Monterey and offers 5,500 square feet of event space. This property also helps with accommodating your hybrid meetings so that you can fulfill your attendance and keep your meeting safe. Casa Munras also offers audiovisual equipment, catering, Wi-Fi, and a partnership with The Club at Pasadera for a round of golf ideal for team building.
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Nestled on 8,444 acre Rancho Buena Vista, this Victorian estate can accommodate a maximum of 20 guests with lodging. Chateau Coralini offers a few meeting spaces perfect for a small meeting. From the Bassett Ballroom to the Wine Cellar, or the Courtyard which holds between 60-75 guests, your group will be pleased with the European antiques and luxurious amenities that this property has to offer.
HOLMAN RANCH ESTATE VINEYARD & WINERY
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Holman Ranch Estate Vineyard & Winery is a 750-acre private estate that provides exclusive access to the historic hacienda, secluded lawn, and guests rooms during your event. Choose from a variety of different event spaces that are flexible to fit your imagination. You can stay just only a few steps from the vineyard and winery in one of the 14 rooms located on the property.
After your gathering, take on group excursions and team-building activities such as an ATV vineyard tour, wine cave exploration, have fun in the game arena, swimming pool, firepits, experience wine education and tastings, and hike in the extensive nature trails.
HYATT CARMEL HIGHLANDS
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Perched on the hillside of the Carmel Highlands along with impeccable service, world-class dining, and awe-inspiring views, Hyatt Carmel Highlands combines true Carmel luxury with an approachable and sophisticated spirit. This hotel offers 48 luxuriously appointed guest rooms, including 14 suites, 31 ocean-view rooms, and 3 garden-view rooms. Enjoy the picturesque views of historic Point Lobos Reserve at the two restaurants on-site, Pacific’s Edge and Sunset Lounge.
This property also offers 4,945 square feet of elegant indoor and outdoor meeting space which includes audiovisual equipment, complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary parking, enhanced natural lighting, and creative catering services.
After the day’s meeting ends, enjoy the hotel’s heated outdoor swimming pool, three whirlpools, and fitness center with Hyatt StayFit features. Looking to relax with a massage or facial? Visit Spa Adeline, a local, family-owned Spa ready to meet your needs.
LA PLAYA CARMEL
Experience charm and romance amidst the sights and sounds of the Pacific at La Playa Carmel. Along with being only walking distance from Carmel Beach, Village Shops, restaurants, and art galleries, this property features 75 guest rooms and suites, including spectacular ocean, garden, and estate views. There will be plenty of room for your small group meeting with over 6,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space and a variety of venues to choose from. Before your meeting, enjoy the delicious champagne breakfast buffet or grab an evening drink at Bud’s, the on-site restaurant and bar. La Playa Hotel has a space for any occasion.
QUAIL LODGE & SPA
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Escape to Carmel and explore Quail Lodge and Spa where nature meets comfort. With its resort-like getaway, this property has 93 spacious guestrooms and suites, delicious farm-to-fork dining, and an award-winning 18-hole championship golf course. Offering 8,500 square feet of private indoor and outdoor meeting space, there are a variety of venues to choose from. Working with Glastonbury Event Audio Visual Specialists for on-site audiovisual equipment and technical support including laptops, desktops, fax machines and LCD monitors, plasma screens, overhead projectors, TVs and VCRs, Lighting and sound systems and more!
After your meeting, you and your group can experience the hillsides of Quail Lodge with the Land Rover Experience or play a friendly game of tennis or pickleball. Decompress at the heated pool and enjoy the daily complimentary fitness area with state-of-the-art equipment along with your choice of cardio, weightlifting, yoga, or stretching. Lastly, spend a few hours on the 9-hole putting course. The possibilities are endless, and activities can accommodate any group.
THE SANCTUARY BEACH RESORT
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Located on 19 acres of pristine Pacific Shoreline, The Sanctuary Beach Resort provides an inspiring setting for productive meetings and business trips in Monterey Bay. The resort offers room, suites, villas, and accessible accommodations that best suits your stay. This property also features three conference rooms and three event spaces equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi, Polycom conference lines, and other high-tech features will keep you connected, while the on-site catering services will elevate your event.
When the day’s meetings are over, you will find plenty of activities to help with team-bonding or pure relaxation. The property’s on-site restaurant, Salt Wood Kitchen & Oysterette is the perfect place for lunch, dinner, or cocktail hour. You can also enjoy the beach views with seaside yoga or an end of night bonfire at the beach.
Where will you take your next small meeting? Monterey County has plenty of inspiring options for your small group. Connect with the Client Services team at email@example.com to help you choose where to host your meeting.