Why choose Venture Valley for your Meetings?
You are our only guest; we only host one group at a time
Finding the right setting for your meeting is critical. In the larger San Francisco Bay area, executive meeting venues are numerous. Venture Valley stands out from other small conference centers because we are a unique full service retreat center that offers our guests the exclusive use of our upscale facilities.

You are in charge
Most meeting places host several groups at one time and groups are restricted to a conference room within a hotel for a limited period of time. At Venture Valley the meeting spaces are yours to use...no time restraints...plenty of tackable wall space...comfortable meeting rooms...plus all of the necessary amenities such as wireless broadband access and AV equipment that you might need.

You are far enough away to be free from distractions
Holding meetings in a retreat setting can be a great way to promote team building and to foster creative thinking. Venture Valley consists of 50 acres of meadows, redwoods, sunshine and tranquility. In this private setting, groups can deal with confidential or sensitive issues in complete confidence. You can be more focused, making your meetings more meaningful and productive...and you can return home feeling refreshed with a sense of renewal.

You are close enough to town and civilization for convenience and to have fun
We are only about an hour from San Jose and just two hours from San Francisco. Most groups at Venture Valley remain on-site and enjoy such amenities as the pool, sauna/spa and hiking trails and ropes courses.

Because of Venture Valley's location, guests can enjoy local sights and activities in the Santa Cruz area as well as the Monterey area. For golf enthusiasts there are several golf courses close by. Many guests enjoy the beaches of Santa Cruz and walking along the boardwalk. There are many unique shops and galleries to enjoy.

The charming towns of Carmel and Capitola are also nearby to visit. In addition, there are several local wineries that offer tours. Our professional staff can help plan group activities and arrange for transportation. And after a day of sightseeing, guests can return to a gourmet dinner and relax outdoors by the pool and spa.

Venture Valley is a full-service...all-inclusive meeting venue... with comfortable, up to date meeting rooms, numerous breakout rooms, delightful guest rooms, a pool, spa, sauna, gourmet dining and on-site catering...in a challenging, beautiful...and playful setting!