Known as the headquarters to Silicon Valley corporate giants, Santa Clara event venues are excellent hosts for conventions and meetings of all types. A complement of quality hotels surrounds a convention center that is equipped with the latest technological capabilities and an attentive staff; and soon, the area will boast a brand-new NFL facility.
Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) is three miles from the Santa Clara Convention Center. The airport offers nonstop service to/from nearly 40 destinations, including London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, and Guadalajara.
Chief among convention venues is the Santa Clara Convention Center, which has 302,000 square feet of space consisting of 31 breakout rooms, a 507-seat theater, 5,150 square feet of pre-function space, exhibit halls that include a 100,000-square-foot column-free room and three ballrooms - including the new 22,400-square-foot Mission City Ballroom, which can handle 2,700 for a meeting and a banquet for 1,250. Full-service catering is provided by ARAMARK.
Among hotel venues in Santa Clara are two with substantial guest room and meeting space numbers: The 501-room Hyatt Regency, which has 60,000 square feet of meeting space and the 759-room Marriott, Santa Clara, with 23,000 square feet of function space.
Santa Clara off-site event venues include the 69,900 seat Levi's Stadium and California's Great America theme park. The theme park features the 12,000-square-foot Pavilion meeting facility and a number of indoor theaters and an outside amphitheater. Groups also can utilize the Triton Museum of Art where they can gather among its works of art or outside in a sculpture garden. In addition, a group of up to 1,500 can hold an event on the grounds of the famously beautiful and bizarre Winchester Mystery House mansion.
Santa Clara's dining scene includes the new Santa Clara Square just one mile from the Convention Center and hotels. The Square features II Fornaio, Puesto!, Fleming's Steakhouse, and Opa Greek Cuisine. Also, upscale Birk's Restaurant and award-winning hotel restaurants such as Parcel 104 at the Marriott and La Fontana at the Hilton are within minutes of the Convention Center. Medium price eateries include The Fish Market and California favorite In & Out Burger also in close proximity.
Other attractions in Santa Clara include from the 49ers Museum Presented by Sony, the FREE Intel Museum, Mission Santa Clara de Asis at Santa Clara University, two renowned art museums, and shopping at Westfield Valley Fair.