Exterior of the Bodega Bay Lodge, set on the Pacific Ocean coastline

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Sonoma County is an ideal destination for meeting professionals and others looking for unique, memorable venues surrounded by nature, adventure, and wine. 

Here are some glowing testimonials from meeting professionals and group planners who've worked with our staff:

"I didn't even know Sonoma County Tourism existed until I tried to plan a conference the wrong way! Last year I had contacted several hotels directly and was negotiating 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! They 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, Meetings Consultant

"...we held our annual conference at the DoubleTree Sonoma Wine Country, and it was one of the best conferences we have ever had. We couldn't have done it without the support and resources from Sonoma County Tourism. The resources provided from the very beginning of the RFP stage through the end of the event were invaluable in helping to make it a success for our association. Thank you for all of your help—we can't wait to come back to Sonoma County again." 

— Jenn Wheaton, CMP, California Association of Boutique & Breakfast Inns

"The partnership with SCT provided outstanding assistance to my client and, in turn, made me look good. The site research, comprehensive info about the area, and cash incentive in particular."

— Darla Huckaby, CMP and Global Account Executive of Conference Direct

"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. Having worked for the San Diego CVB and working now with CVB offices all over the country for the past 15 years 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 of Global Accounts, HelmsBriscoe


For more testimonials, please see Event Professionals Speak Out on their Experience with Sonoma County Tourism.


Our Sonoma County Tourism Team brings a wealth of local knowledge and extensive professional experience. We are here to help!