2016 Best of California Meetings + Events Finalists

  • 2016 Best of California Meetings + Events Finalists

    POSTED December 14, 2016

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

Best Event Décor/Florist, Southern California

Artisan Events Floral Décor
Nisie’s Enchanted Florist
Square Root Designs

Best Event Décor/Florist, Northern California

Beau Fleurs Flower Company
Blueprint Studio

Best Team-Building Activity

Duffy Boat Scavenger Hunt
K1 Speed

Best Transportation Provider

Alliance Limousine, Inc.
Best-VIP Chauffeured Worldwide
La Costa Limousine

Best Theme Park or Water Park Experience

San Diego Zoo
Universal Studios Hollywood

Best Destination Marketing Organization (Area with Under 25,000 Population)

Mammoth Lakes Tourism
Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visit Laguna Beach

Best Destination Marketing Organization (Area with Over 25,000 Population)

Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board
San Diego Tourism Authority
Visit Anaheim
Visit Napa Valley

Best Conference or Convention Center

Los Angeles Convention Center
Anaheim Convention Center
San Diego Convention Center

Best Coastal Resort

Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines

Best Desert Resort

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa
The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage

Best Downtown Meeting Venue

Hilton San Diego Bayfront
L.A. Live
OUE Skyspace LA

Best Winery with Meeting Space

Silverado Vineyards
South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

Best Craft Brewery with Meeting Space

Brouwerij West
Stone Brewing
ThirstyBear Organic Brewery

Best Hotel with Meeting Space (150 Rooms or More)

Hotel Irvine
Montage Laguna Beach
W Los Angeles – West Beverly Hills Hotel

Best Hotel with Meeting Space (Fewer than 150 Rooms)

Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa
L’Auberge Del Mar
Shade Hotel, Manhattan Beach

Best Golf Resort

Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Monarch Beach Resort
The Resort at Pelican Hill

Best Spa Resort

Bacara Resort & Spa
Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa
The Meritage Resort and Spa

Best Private Dining Space in a Restaurant

Angel Oak at Bacara Resort & Spa
Studio at Montage Laguna Beach
Vela at Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Best Historic or Cultural Venue

Balboa Park
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Rose Bowl Stadium

Best Entertainment Provider

Gatsby Entertainment
MG Music Events, Inc.
Sleeping Giant Music

Best Photography/Videography

Baron Erik Spafford
Bay Area Event Photography
Pacific Dream Photography

Best Outdoor Venue

Beverly Park – The Garland
Descanso Gardens
Rose Bowl Stadium

Best Nightlife Event Space

Aqua Lounge at Island Hotel
The Novo, L.A. Live
The Starlight Room, San Francisco

Best Sports Venue

AT&T Park
Petco Park
Rose Bowl Stadium

Best Holiday Party Venue

Balboa Bay Resort
Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

Best New Venue

Paséa Hotel & Spa
The Pearl, San Francisco
Wilshire Loft

Best Renovation

Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
W Los Angeles – West Beverly Hills

The votes have been tallied and it’s time for the reveal in our third annual celebration of the Golden State’s finest. Congratulations to all!


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