California Meetings + Events' 2011 Readers’ Choice Best Of Finalists

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Congratulations to all California Meetings + Events' 2011 Readers’ Choice Best Of Finalists! We've listed the finalists in each category in random order, so don't get to excited-yet. 

Winners will be announced at the Readers' Choice Best Of Party in September and appear in the Fall 2011 issue of California Meetings + Events. Don't forget to R.S.V.P. for our free event to celebrate the cream of the crop in California's meetings and events industry. 

 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MEETINGS + EVENTS 

Audio/Visual Presentation Provider
PSAV Presentation Services
Swank Audio Visuals
All Star Sound

Boats/Cruises/Charters
Royal Caribbean Cruises
Princess Cruises
Hornblower Cruises & Events

Casino with Event Space
Barona Resort & Casino
Viejas Casino
Pechanga Resort and Casino

Caterer
Crown Point Catering
Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort
Kensington Caterers

Convention Center
Anaheim Convention Center
San Diego Convention Center
Palm Springs Convention Center

Destination Marketing Organization (town/area 100,000+ in population)
Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau
Los Angeles Convention & Visitors Bureau
San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau

Destination Marketing Organization (town/area less than 100,000 in population)
Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau
Laguna Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau
Santa Monica Convention and Visitors Bureau

Entertainment (talent or talent agency)
OnStage Talent Group/Matt Barnett
Pacific Entertainment Productions
Epic Entertainment and Production Group

Event Décor/Florist
White Lotus Productions
Event Works
Pacific Event Productions

Golf Venue
Pelican Hill
La Quinta Resort & Club
Torrey Pines

Historic Venue
Hotel Del Coronado
Mission San Juan Capistrano
The US Grant Hotel

Hotel (more than 400 rooms)
Terranea Resort
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
La Quinta Resort & Club

Hotel (less than 400 rooms)
Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort
L’Auberge Del Mar
Montage Laguna Beach

Mountain/Ski Resort
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area
Big Bear Mountain
Snow Valley Mountain Resort

Nightclub/Lounge
FLUXX Nightclub
Ivy Nightclub
The Edison

Rental Service Provider (tables, linens, tents, etc.)
Town & Country Event Rentals
Classic Party Rentals
Signature Party Rentals

Restaurant with Private Dining
Morgan’s in the Desert
Spago
Grant Grill

Spa
The Spa at Terranea
La Costa Resort and Spa

Teambuilding Facility/Organizer
Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort
The Event Team
Where You Want To Be Tours

Waterfront Event Space
Terranea Resort
Hotel del Coronado
Montage Laguna Beach

Winery with Event Space
Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyards
Orfila Vineyards & Winery
Malibu Family Wines

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA MEETINGS + EVENTS

Attraction (museum, theme park, etc.)
California Academy of Sciences
The de Young Museum
Monterey Bay Aquarium

Audio/Visual Service Provider
Got Light? Special Event Design & Production
Swank Audio Visuals
Fantasy Sound Event Services

Caterer
Checkers Catering and Special Events
Global Gourmet Catering

Conference/Exhibit Center
Nob Hill Masonic Center
Moscone Center
Silverado Resort and Spa

Convention Center
Moscone Center
Monterey Conference Center
Santa Clara Convention Center

Destination Marketing Organization (CVB)
Napa Valley Destination Council
San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau
San Francisco Travel

Destination Resort
Silverado Resort and Spa
The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa
The Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay

Entertainment Company
Entire Productions
Denon & Doyle Disc Jockey Company
Bill Hopkins Events

Event/Décor Rental Service
Blue Print Studios
Hartmann Studios
Pleasanton Rentals

Event Planning Company (DMC)
ACCESS Destination Services
PRA Destination Management

Florist
Nicole Ha Designs
Delford West Flowers
Spiral Hand Floral + Event Design

Golf Venue
Half Moon Bay Golf Links
Harding Park
Pebble Beach Golf Links

"Greening" Effort
InterContinental San Francisco Hotel
Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay
Costanoa Coastal Lodge and Camp

Hotel (more than 300 rooms)
Silverado Resort and Spa
InterContinental San Francisco Hotel
Clift Hotel

Hotel (under 300 rooms)
St. Regis San Francisco Hotel
Hotel Vitale San Francisco
The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa

Photography/Videography
Source Photography
Orange Photography
Janae Shields Photography

Reception/Banquet Venue (not in hotel/conference center)
12 Gallagher Lane
Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery
Palm Event Center in the Vineyard

Social Media Marketing Effort
InterContinental San Francisco Hotel
Tri-Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau

Teambuilding Company
Parties that Cook!
Murder on the Menu/TeamBuilding Unlimited

Transportation Service Provider
Black Tie Transportation
Pure Luxury Transportation
Platypus Tours

Winery with Event Space
Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery
Wente Vineyards
Thomas Fogarty Winery & Vineyards

These properties, vendors and activities take the gold in the Golden State.

 

We proudly present your top picks in the inaugural 2016 Best of California readers’ choice awards.

 

Congratulations to the finalists of the 2016 Best of California Meetings + Events! 

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Best Catering Company, Southern California

24 Carrots Catering & Events
Très L.A. Catering
Wolfgang Puck Catering

Best Catering Company, Northern California

Classique Catering
Elaine Bell Catering
Grace Street Catering