Marin County, CA Meeting Planning Overview
Located in Northern California, just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, Marin County is surrounded by water on three sides and known for its beautiful scenery and outdoor recreation. Visitors enjoy Marin's proximity to Napa and Sonoma counties, its temperate Mediterranean climate, and such highlights as the Muir Woods National Monument and Point Reyes National Seashore. Nearly 85% of Marin's land has been protected from development, so this area serves as a picturesque, quiet meeting destination within easy reach of San Francisco. Attendees can fly into San Francisco International Airport, which sits about 45 minutes from Marin County.
In addition to its outdoor recreation options, which range from mountain biking to windsurfing, Marin is home to unique shopping, diverse restaurants, and several historic and cultural venues, including the 55-acre Marin Center complex in San Rafael. Adjacent to the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Civic Center, the complex encompasses the 2,000-seat Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium; 22,500-square-foot Exhibit Hall, perfect for trade shows and corporate events; the 315-seat Showcase Theater; meeting rooms for 20 to 150 people; and fairgrounds with a 14-acre lagoon, walking paths, lawns, garden areas, and Lagoon Park, which has 4 acres of level lawn and space for 6,000 people.