Small to mid-size groups should look no further than the Temecula Valley for their meeting and event service needs. Located less than 60 miles north of San Diego and 90 miles southeast of Los Angeles, Temecula Valley features an assortment of great lodging options with exceptional service and meeting space, as well as plenty of recreation and team-building activities.
What's New for Groups in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country
Embassy Suites Temecula Valley Wine Country wraps up its latest renovations this spring with modernized accommodations, an updated restaurant, lobby and lounge spaces, and refreshed meeting spaces for small to mid-size groups. Their event venue features over 3,200 square feet of meeting space and onsite catering for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and breakout sessions. Meeting spaces can be accommodated for groups from 10-140 guests in a total of six customizable meeting and event rooms with modern A/V equipment, hi-speed internet, and customized packages.
Pechanga Resort & Casino will complete its $285 million expansion this December, more than doubling the size of its resort amenities while adding a new, AAA Four Diamond hotel wing with 568 rooms. Groups will be able to enjoy an additional 67,000 square feet of event space, including a 40,000 sq. ft. ballroom, for a total of 100,000 sq. ft. indoor and 174,500 sq. ft. outdoor event space that make planning meetings of any size a breeze. Pechanga features versatile function space paired with first class amenities, catering services, and a professional staff.
Meeting Spaces and Group Lodging in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country
Several Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country hotels offer great spaces for hosting your next meeting or event. Many, including Best Western Country Inn, Embassy Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express, La Quinta Inn & Suites, Quality Inn, Ramada Inn and Springhill Suites by Marriott, offer complimentary breakfast, making getting to the first meeting of the day even easier. Sunday- Thursday stays afford the best rates and availability for groups of all sizes.
Hotel options with small to mid-size meeting spaces in the area include the aforementioned Embassy Suites and Pechanga Resort, Springhill Suites Temecula Valley Wine Country, offering five customizable event rooms for groups up to 150 people as well as complimentary WiFi; Hampton Inn & Suites Temecula, with 1064 sq. ft. of meeting space for small groups up to 50; Holiday Inn Express Temecula, featuring a single 540-sq-ft meeting room sized to fit up to 45 people with free wireless internet; and Temecula Creek Inn, offering unique meeting spaces including the naturally lit Sage rooms with 2800 sq. ft. of meeting space, Olive Ballroom providing both meeting space and an outdoor patio with fireplace, and the 180-year-old Stone House.
Large and small groups interested in non-hotel meeting spaces can find unique options in Old Town Downton Temecula at the Old Town Theater, a contemporary, proscenium theater with two performance/meeting venues; Temecula Olive Oil Company's historic building; and Baily's Restaurant, with both indoor and outdoor venues for meetings and groups up to 136 guests.
Team Building and Group Activities in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country
The Temecula Valley region features a variety of group activities to add to your meeting or event. From team-building fun and adventure to opportunities to relax at the end of a stressful day, Temecula has it all.
Your group can soar to new heights with A Great Escape Balloon Adventure, featuring a Hare and Hound Balloon Fight and Tethered-Balloon wine cork challenges for team-building fun in the early morning and late evening skies over Temecula Valley Wine Country. A Ranch Tour at the Temecula Olive Oil Company includes lunch, tastings and special discounts for groups. Docent-led walking tours of Old Town Temecula can be arranged and customized for groups to learn about the western town's colorful past. Looking to add some lucky fun to your group meeting? Bingo at Pechanga takes this old-fashioned game and raises the ante with modern facilities and space for up to 700 guests!
Visitors ready to relax at the end of a busy day of meetings can enjoy the fruit of the vine in the Temecula Valley Wine Country, boasting dozens of wineries and vineyards located a stone's throw away from most hotels and meeting spaces. In addition to tasting experiences and Wine Country tours, attendees can also sample local brews at one of the region's craft and microbreweries, hit the links at award-winning golf courses, choose a luxe spa treatment for the ultimate splurge, or sample the artisan eats and drinks at one of the region's many local eateries.
About Visit Temecula Valley
With natural gifts of climate and geography Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country is recognized for scenic vineyards, award-winning wines, and 40+ wineries. The popular, boutique destination includes the Temecula Valley A.V.A. (American Viticulture Area) as well as Historic Downtown Old Town Temecula, Pechanga Resort & Casino, and Temecula Wine Country Golf Trail.
Visit Temecula Valley is the region's official tourism marketing organization and an online resource for visitors at VisitTemeculaValley.com. Temecula Valley Visitors Center is located in Old Town Temecula (Third Street and Mercedes). For visitor information and assistance, call (888) 363-2852 or (951) 491-6085.
*Information is believed to be current as of April 2017.