MPI Perspective - Winter 2015 - (Page 6)

Thinking Outside the Hotel: Alternate Venues and What They Offer om at the Monte S The Ki ng City Ro rey County Fa ir Site selection is one of the most important yet challenging steps when planning a meeting. As a planner, you are looking for the perfect venue, one that offers the right amount of space, meets technology requirements and provides your attendees with a unique local experience - all at the right price. Perspective asked the Monterey County CVB, Visit Napa Valley, Visit Oakland, San Francisco Travel and Team San Jose to help us highlight venues across Northern California that will get planners thinking "outside the hotel." & Event Center. A special event at the Monterey Bay Aquarium (photo by Randy Wild er). and décor to the music, entertainment and menu by award-winning chef Cindy Pawclyn. » The Perry House: The Perry House is unlike any other venue on the Monterey Peninsula, offering a distinctive style full of history, gardens, bay views and beautiful architecture. Combine that with its first-class service and culinary selections, and then top it off with its proximity being within walking distance to the Convention Center and major hotels, and you are certain to have a mixture that is a hit for attendees. » Vision Quest Ranch: Get away from the typical banquet or meeting room and try something wild. Vision Quest Ranch offers a special events facility that can accommodate 400 in a zoological setting with beautiful views of the Salinas Valley. » Monterey County Fair: The Monterey County Fairgrounds is a dynamic multi-use event center located in the heart of the Monterey Peninsula. The fairgrounds is just minutes from major tourist attractions and within walking distance of hotels, restaurants and shops. Situated on 22 beautiful MONTEREY Monterey Bay Aquarium: Give attendees the wonders of the ocean for one spectacular event at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Whether you're planning an intimate reception, black-tie gala or corporate event, the aquarium's animals and stunning exhibits will make your event unique. The aquarium also offers a full-service event planner and can help arrange details, from the lighting 6 | P E R S P E C T I V E | Team-building classes at the Silverado Cooking School in Napa.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MPI Perspective - Winter 2015

Thinking Outside the Hotel – Alternate Venues and What They Offer
Transformative Meetings: Technology Trends for 2015
ACE – Invest in Yourself in 2015!
Best Apps for Planning a Meeting in San Francisco
Editor’s Note
Take 5
President’s Message
MPI Spotlight
Index to Advertisers /

MPI Perspective - Winter 2015