Meetings & Groups
Catalina Island Meetings: A Unique Southern California Venue for Your Group Meeting or Event
Collaboration begins when you take the square room out of the equation. Sparks of creativity fly when you gather in a place fostering togetherness and team camaraderie. Catalina Island is a unique Southern California meeting destination where ideas come together, naturally. The perfect getaway for your group meeting, corporate meeting, retreat, family and military reunion and celebration of every special occasion, Catalina Island is exactly what you need to host a successful and unique group gathering. The fresh, clean air and bright, clear skies combined with a dazzling array of group activities make this special island the perfect place for inspiration.
Located just 22 miles from southern California’s mainland, a group can arrive from the Los Angeles area on Santa Catalina Island in as little as 15 minutes. Take one of a variety of regularly scheduled helicopters and in as little as 15 minutes you have arrived on the island. Or select one of 31 daily ferry departures from four different mainland locations and ride aboard a comfortable high speed boat. Your entire group can arrive on our island in under an hour. It’s true, your unique destination event begins as you leave the mainland.
Tailoring group events to your exact taste and specifications is simple on Catalina Island. Here, you will find a variety of unconventional locations to ideally suit your needs. State-of-the art Island business services include an wide array of indoor and al fresco gathering locations ideal for both small and large events. Food and beverage, music, entertainment and group recreation options are unmatched in Catalina.
Meeting in Avalon
In the heart of Catalina Island is the pedestrian friendly, seaside village of Avalon. Offering a multitude of location choices for group meetings and events, Avalon’s unique event facilities include the largest contiguous and most historical ballroom in the United States with acoustically superior theater and oceanside executive suites. Catering to group board meetings and retreats, on-the-beach conference rooms and meeting breakout facilities, plus quaint bed and breakfast inns ideal for reunions, corporate meetings, medical meetings, employee retreats, team building and retreats. Our menu of meeting locations also includes full-service hotels and a plethora of group dining facilities located oceanfront, terraced along the hillsides and nestled within the eucalyptus lined-canyons. Combine this idyllic island location with a unique venue and finally top it off with unparalleled service and accommodations and your event attendees and guests will rave.
Think differently in Avalon.
Host a meeting in Two Harbors
For a calmer, quieter event location, try Two Harbors. The quaint village offers both relaxing beach settings along with more formal accommodations for your Catalina Island meetings. The Banning House Lodge is a great option for corporate and small group meetings. Located above Catalina Harbor, the lodge offers stunning views for an indoor setting. Meeting rooms, lodging and catering are all available.
Enjoy the island after the event
While productivity may be priority one, once the meeting or conference is over, you’re on island time. Relax on the white sandy beaches with crystal clear blue water that overlook sandstone cliffs. With a subtropical climate, Catalina Island boasts average temperatures hovering around 75 degrees and more than 250 days of sunshine.
Groups can take advantage of incredible day, plus a selection of star-filled night excursions, including coastal tours, fishing, hiking, shopping and golf. For those attendees seeking less adventure, the island offers a variety of spas with one-of-a-kind treatments. And when it’s time to reconnoiter, there are plenty of nightlife options from a quiet nightcap to a karaoke competition and group UFO tour.
There is every reason to bring groups together on Catalina Island.
Get a personalized proposal and quote
It’s time to book your Catalina Island group event and we are here to assist. Complete and submit the online Groups RFP Request outlining your event specifications. We will distribute your request and requirements to our island business partners for them to personally respond to you with their individual proposals. The more specific you can be with your group requirements, the better.
Catalina Island Event Facilities
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