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Temecula, CA Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 17
Total Sleeping Rooms 2,443
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 1,100
Committable Meeting Rooms* 23
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $116
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $64
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $147
*Maximum for a single hotel

Temecula, CA Meeting Planning Overview

Meeting and event planning in Temecula can be a picturesque and affordable way to introduce groups to this easily accessible paradise in the heart of Southern California Wine Country. Located less than 60 miles north of San Diego, Temecula is also 90 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Spanning 32 square miles, Temecula is home to rolling hills, soaring mountains and big, open sky, all serving as the perfect backdrop to Temecula event venues, which include more than 40 wineries.

Temecula's accessible location puts this meeting destination within 100 miles of four major airports. Located 60 miles outside of Temecula and three miles northwest of San Diego, San Diego International offers flights to 55 destinations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Slightly farther away (66 miles), John Wayne Airport offers nonstop service to over 15 destinations in the U.S. Temecula is also served by both LA/Ontario International Airport, which has more than 220 daily flights serving every major city in the U.S., as well as Los Angeles International Airport, which serves 69 international destinations and 87 domestic destinations on virtually every major carrier.

As the leader of Temecula event venues, Pechanga Resort & Casino boasts luxurious meeting, dining and entertainment. The AAA 4 Diamond resort is known for its casually elegant style - reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright and infused with Native-American art and culture. The Pechanga Resort & Casino features 53,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, including 13 breakout rooms; the 118-seat Hummingbird Hall teleconference center; the 1,200-seat Pechanga Theater; the 22,000-square-foot grand ballroom; and Eagle's View ballroom, which sits high atop the hotel's 14-story tower. The 517-room resort features first-class amenities, including a fully equipped health club, seasonal pool and sundeck with private cabanas, spa, eight on-site restaurants, six full-service bars and lounges and nightly entertainment. Pechanga Resort & Casino is home to the largest casino in the western U.S., as well as the highly rated Journey at Pechanga golf course.

Numerous Temecula special event venues include casual wineries, traditional hotels, peaceful resorts, and theater space, among other choices. The contemporary Old Town Community Theater, known for its fantastic musical and theatrical productions, features two performance venues, including a 361-seat proscenium theater and the 48-seat Club at the Merc, both of which are available for private rentals. For unique meeting places Temecula wine country has several barrel rooms ideal for meetings; Temecula Creek Inn features a 180-year-old stone house with rustic ambiance; and Olive Tree Ranch in nearby Aguanga provides an indoor barn setting or an outdoor meeting space that is surrounded by olive trees and flowers. Groups can book private winery tours with executive luxury or adventurous fun transportation companies.

Throughout Temecula, talented chefs and restaurateurs abound. The array of dining opportunities ranges from contemporary, white tablecloth to open-air, casual. In Downtown Old Town Temecula, 19 excellent, independent restaurants, bistros and coffee houses serve fresh, creative cuisine; classic, authentic ethnic fare; and robust java. In wine country, the pleasures of food and wine are enjoyed while overlooking rolling hills and vineyards; nine friendly and gracious, winery restaurants expertly pair premium, award-winning wines with uniquely inspired menus featuring seasonal foods. Pechanga Resort & Casino hosts nine outstanding places to dine, including four gourmet restaurants.

About Temecula, CA / Additional Info

Sunny, vivid and charming, Temecula is known for its relaxed wine region vibe, ample shopping, year-round outdoor recreation and gamut of attractions. A winemaking destination since 1974, Temecula draws its name from the area's largest ancestral Native-American village. The site served as an exploration point for Spanish explorers and Franciscan missionaries before it became a center for the railroad industry, and later the cattle industry. Many of Temecula's attractions and sites celebrate its Native-American heritage, rich history and old-west lifestyle.

Located in the southwest corner of beautiful Riverside County, Temecula encompasses both downtown Old Town Temecula and the sprawling Temecula Valley Wine Country. Historic Old Town Temecula spans 12 historic blocks that date back to the early 1800s. The vibrant, pedestrian-friendly district is home to many boutiques, theaters and museums, as well as a variety of restaurants, lining a wooden boardwalk. Old Town Temecula features a weekend farmers market, as well as exciting nightlife. Located beyond Old Town Temecula, Temecula Valley Wine Country is home to more than 40 independent wineries, excellent restaurants and rolling hills. More than 40,000 visitors travel to Temecula Valley Wine Country each June to take part in the beloved, three-day Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival.

One of the most popular Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country adventures is hot air ballooning. Balloons lift off at sunrise year-round including holidays. There is exhilaration while drifting over vineyards and rolling hills with a commanding wine country view. Another way to see the countryside is by horseback, including wine tours and picnics. A great way to enjoy the sunshine is on one Temecula's eight championship golf courses. Several are embraced by nature with age-old oaks and sycamore trees, and naturally occurring streams and creeks. For total vintage relaxation, visitors head to one of the local spas for re-energizing of the body, mind and soul.

Any way you decide to enjoy your stay during your meeting will sure to be relaxing and rejuvenating in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country.

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