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Why Meet in Sonoma County?

Spanning more than a million acres, Sonoma County is a vast, spectacular wonderland, and home to everything a meeting planner could want for the most productive, memorable business gathering, annual conference, staff retreat or incentive trip.

With such a wealth of resources, it might seem challenging to navigate the many extraordinary options in venues, hotels, and exciting recreational opportunities to keep that team spirit turbo-charged. Sonoma County Tourism is here to assist! Our professional team is expert in all things Sonoma County, and is dedicated to making your meeting planning relaxing and rewarding.

The SCT team is conveniently accessible with staff in Sonoma, but also in San Diego, Washington DC,  Chicago and Houston. We’re on-call to help you find that perfect event property, budget-customized lodging, and motivational extras like restaurants, VIP wine tastings, spas, and adventure activities from horseback riding along the Pacific Ocean to zip-lining in the redwoods.

Now, you want to host your next meeting in Sonoma County (of course you do!). So go ahead and contact our sales team at 800-576-6662, or sales@sonomacounty.com, and we’ll get things started. And know you’re in great company. Read along for why fellow planners love working with our us for their meetings in Sonoma County:

”In my 20 years with the Association, I have never worked with such an impressive CVB & staff.  I worked with Jamie Ward, National Sales Manager and Suzy Montes, Meeting Sales & Services Manager.  They both planned my site visit to (3) hotel properties and off site venues.  I have never had that type of service for our Summer Meeting planning.  Suzy provided us with great promo materials and maps to share with our attendees.  Our members truly enjoyed Bodega Bay and all of Sonoma County.  In fact, I heard a number of them mention returning to Sonoma County. Thank you for the exceptional customer service.  You all definitely set the standard all other CVB's should follow.  Thank you, Jamie & Suzy!” A. Hicks, Texas Food & Fuel Association

"Our Sonoma County Tourism Sales Manager and team were of great assistance and the reason why this group chose Sonoma County for their Annual Conference. The client was looking at 4 different destinations and chose Sonoma County. I believe it was a success for several reasons.  You, as the Sonoma County Tourism office set your destination apart from the other destinations. From the beginning, you as our CVB representative wanted to truly understand the program, prior destinations, what worked, what didn’t.  My client felt you had a genuine interest in making sure your destination would be a great fit before we proceeded.  The program ended up exceeding the contracted room block and other commitments, and the feedback from the attendee surveys were one of the highest rated.  Thank You for all of dedication to this client, we felt you were part of team in making the program such a success and Sonoma County will now be in our Annual Conference rotation." Darla Huckaby, CMP and Global Account Executive of Conference Direct

"I didn’t even know Sonoma County Tourism existed until I tried to plan a conference the wrong way! I had contacted several hotels directly last year and was negotiating with one after tediously trying to line up apples and oranges to find out which hotel offered the best deal. This year, I contacted Sonoma County Tourism who did all the work for me! SCT expertly put out an RFP with my conference needs and I had three attractive responses within a week! Sonoma County Tourism also provided me with informative and beautiful visitors’ guides and maps for my conference attendees. The best part was the generous cash incentive from Sonoma County Tourism, which greatly helped offset conference expenses. I can’t thank Sonoma County Tourism enough for their assistance, expertise and friendly professionalism!" Paula Shimizu, Consultant

"I just want to say thank you ever so much for the amazing assistance you provided me for the searching of possible hotels for my clients, the Intelisys group, this last September. I have to say that you are, hands down, one of the best I have ever worked with! I look forward to working with you again in the future." Janet Caine, Director, Global Accounts, HelmsBriscoe

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We're here for you! The Sonoma County Tourism sales staff is ready to help you with any questions about planning your meeting to California’s Sonoma Wine Country: Contact us.

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