Meetings & Groups

Sandy feet or Square feet?

In Ventura, you won’t have to decide. With our affordability and proximity to the beach, it’s the best place to bring your group. The hardest part will be leaving.

Adventurous, Affordable and Accessible

These three attributes alone set Ventura apart as a leading destination for groups and meetings. This colorful seaside city just north of Los Angeles is ushering in a new era for meeting venue excellence and convenience.

Indeed, the city of Ventura-officially named San Buenaventura, or the City of Good Fortune-today offers a wealth of downtown attractions, recreational adventures and historic sights.

 

Major airlines serve Ventura through nearby Santa Barbara Airport, Burbank Airport, and Los Angeles International Airport. Regular shuttle, rental car, and bus services are readily available while Amtrak stops right in the heart of town.

Accessibility and affordability, along with our exquisite coastal views, beaches, and convenient Amtrak service, remain some of the biggest advantages for hosting groups and meetings in Ventura.

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Marketing Toolkit

Visit Ventura would love to help promote your event here in our beachside community. Our team can provide marketing materials to increase your attendees with insightful maps, professional images, and even customized video. Contact us to be your Ventura resource!

At no cost:

  • Free inspirational guides and collateral
  • Provide photography with Visit Ventura credit
  • Custom Video (permitting enough time for Visit Ventura staff)
  • Custom itineraries
  • Welcome signs for businesses
  • Discounts and specials for attendees at local restaurants, retail, and attractions with at least 250 attendees
  • Distribution of your brochure at the Ventura Visitors and Convention Center

At minimal cost:

Interested in learning more about what Ventura has to offer? Contact us today!

A Testimonial from Anschutz Entertainment Group, AEG

Thank you so much for hosting a Start Stage for the 2018 Amgen Tour of California!

Working with your team at Visit Ventura was such a pleasure. Many thanks to Marlyss who was able to secure all of the hotel rooms we needed. We’re not always an easy group to house as the teams have specific needs and without the hotels!

From Zach – Ventura was great! “Throughout the 2018 Amgen Tour of California planning, they [Ventura CVB] developed and executed marketing initiatives that were beyond expectations, elevating the Amgen Tour of California’s brand presence and race awareness, resulting in one of the best host city experiences the race has seen.”

From Elaine – Marlyss Auster and Cheryl Bagby significantly impacted our highly successful Ventura race accommodations. They absolutely know their hotel properties – coupled with their developed understanding of the race’s needs – and they paired us perfectly with the properties in their market. We contracted with almost all of their hotel suggestions, and we were extremely happy with the venues and corresponding service. What really struck me was their commitment to our project and the long-term assistance over many months up until the race arrived and departed Ventura. They even posted welcome signs in all of the race hotels. We could not have asked for more from them. Using hotel lingo – I give them five stars.

Many, many thanks to your team and we look forward to working with you all again soon in the very near future!

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