Various venues in Sonoma County have new experiences and deals for meeting and event planners to consider.
Dry Creek Vineyard has a new boccie ball court perfect for up to 12 people. Groups over the age of 21 may make reservations for a private rental of the court. This reservation includes two hours of playing time, a bottle of chilled Dry Chenin Blac or Fumé Blanc and a host for the day. More information is available at drycreekvineyard.com.
Camp isn’t just for kids at Cloverleaf Ranch. Groups can partake in field games, archery lessons, zip lines, a high ropes course and cooking classes. When things get serious picnic tables, a barn hall and large lawn areas are available for meetings. More information is available at cloverleafranch.com.
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa provides guests the opportunity to give back to the community through their Meetings that Matter Program. Groups can help clean beaches, make care packages at a food bank and help complete newly built Habitat for Humanity homes. More information is available at fairmont.com/Sonoma.
Groups can come face-to-face with the wild with Safari West Serengeti Trek. The 90-minute safari includes encounters with giraffes, rhinos, moneys and more. Group tours are available for 20 to 60 people and can be booked online at safariwest.com/groups.
For those looking to plan the whole experience, Sonoma County businesses also have new group meeting packages.
Kenwood Restaurant and Bar focuses on providing the meeting technical needs and creating a local, seasonal menu through “The Perfect Meeting” package.
In November, Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa is launching a Winter Group Meeting Package with awards for planners for every 10 group rooms paid. Flamingoresort.com lays out the complete details.
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