The basecamp for those seeking area outdoor sports and adventure, the fourth-largest metro area in Oregon also has the makings of a great meeting destination: 2,474 hotel rooms within the city limits; over 110,000 square feet of meeting space; Medford event venues that feature more than 60 local wineries and tasting rooms; and direct flights to six major cities via the Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport.
Hotel venues in Medford boast some of the top meeting spaces in the city. One of the largest full-service, three-star hotels in the region, the 164-room Ramada Medford has one of the city's largest convention centers. The on-site facility encompasses 10,000 square feet, including a ballroom and six breakout rooms. Equipped with state-of-the-art sound technology, the Ramada convention center can seat 900 guests for banquets and 1,000 guests theater-style.
The 118-room Inn at the Commons is another popular choice for meeting facilities in Medford. Its business-friendly amenities include free Wi-Fi, a breakfast buffet and a heated outdoor pool. Its 9,552 square feet of event space includes two ballrooms, the largest of which can seat 900 people theater-style. The Courtyard Medford Airport, Homewood Suites by Hilton Medford and SpringHill Suites Medford also have meeting space.
Groups cannot visit without making a stop at one of the local winery venues in Medford; these offer tasting rooms and other facilities for private events. EdenVale Winery can accommodate everything from weddings to corporate meetings and is happy to arrange special menus and themed events. Paschal Winery's Italian-style tasting room and heated patio overlooking the vineyards make for picturesque backdrops to events. Red Lily Vineyards, Schmidt Family Vineyards and Agate Ridge Vineyards are among the many other Medford-area wineries capable of hosting events.
Non-oenophiles can still enjoy one of the unique event venues in Medford. Providing art education and exhibits in the community, the Rogue Gallery & Art Center has space for up to 50 people and a 1,100-square-foot, well-equipped studio for private workshops and classes. Adjacent to the center, the Craterian Theater at the Collier Center is not just a performing arts space but also a multi-purpose venue for seminars, meetings and social functions, thanks to three event spaces.
To kick things up a notch, Rogue Rafting Co. offers thrilling zipline and rafting tours in and around the historic Braden Gold Mine, Crater Lake, Table Rocks and Rogue River. Another style of memorable outing may be found on Rogue Jet Boat Adventure's scenic rips down the Rogue.