Marin Convention & Visitors Bureau

Convention Center2,044 sq. m
Guest Rooms2,180
Guest Rooms at 1 Hotel235 Guest Rooms
Special Event Venues22
Average Room Rate$179.00
Daily Food Cost$75.00
Occupancy Rate12%
Tax Rate9%

Marin Convention & Visitors Bureau


Why Choose Our Destination?

Its different here. And not by accident. Marin County is just a little out there. As in, one famous bridge away from San Francisco. And right next door to the vineyards of Napa and Sonoma. Closer than you could ever imagine to everything that’s unique in this clever corner of California. There’s hang gliding and kayaking. Fresh, sustainable agriculture. The pinnacle of luxury and the world’s finest wines. All here in this special place. The home of holistic artists and goat cheese artisans. The birthplace of mountain biking and Obi Wan Kenobi. The natural habitat of those grateful for nature and of the Grateful Dead. When you hold an event, you want it to be remarkable. Marin has the people, landscape, and facilities you need to make your event shine.

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Distance from Airport

  • San Francisco International

    53.11 km from City Center

  • Oakland International

    53.11 km from City Center


Local Attractions

Stinson Beach

Visitors to Stinson Beach experience the pleasures of this quiet beach community. Whether hiking, enjoying a picnic, exploring the town, or relaxing on the beach, people continue to find Stinson Beach a great place to escape from the frantic pace of everyday life, just as it has been for over a century.

Marin Center

Convention Center
The Marin Center offers outstanding, centrally located venues for a wide variety of events. Our state-of-the art facilities are here for all to enjoy. Whether you're planning a family celebration or major performing arts event, Marin Center is the perfect place to create wonderful memories for you and your audience. Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium It seats 1,960 and hosts a variety of major events ranging from the Marin Symphony to Marcel Marceau; from the Peking Acrobats to Tommy Tune; from Marin Speakers Series to The Beach Boys. In addition, it's an excellent place for sales meetings, films, and special events. Exhibit Hall The Exhibit Hall offers 22,500 square feet on one level and can be partitioned for a variety of uses. With space for 105 booths, the Hall hosts the major trade, consumer, and exhibit shows presented in Marin County. The Hall also seats up to 1,000 for luncheons and dinners; and with the addition of the portable stage, is available for dinner-dances, corporate parties, and special events. Showcase Theatre It seats 315 in upholstered comfort, has a 40-foot proscenium, and is fully equipped with theatrical lighting, dimming and studio quality sound system. There is also a light and sound control booth with provisions for slide and 16mm film projection. When the Showcase Theatre isn't being a theatre, it's a meeting room. Many Marin businesses and organizations schedule meetings and conferences at the Showcase. In either case, no seat is more than 45 feet from the stage. Meeting Rooms The Meeting Rooms accommodate from 20 to 150, and are perfect for a variety of functions, including workshops, seminars, and break-out sessions. Fairgrounds Featuring a 14-acre lagoon, walking paths, lawns, and garden areas, the Fairgrounds are used in conjunction with the Exhibit Hall for additional exhibits or activities. With a capacity of 6,000, the picturesque Lagoon Park features 4 acres of level lawn and is a perfect venue for art and music festivals, corporate picnics and parties, and dog shows. Convenient Parking Free parking lots are located adjacent to all facilities.

Point Reyes National Seashore

Point Reyes National Seashore was established to preserve and protect wilderness, natural eco-systems, and cultural resources along the diminishing undeveloped coastline of the western United States. The Seashore is a is a sanctuary for myriad plant and animal species and the human spirit.

Muir Woods National Monument

Just 12 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge on Highway 1 grows an ancient coast redwood forest named Muir Woods. Within this isolated forest, visitors from all over the world continue to marvel at 1,000 year old giant redwood trees that tower 260 feet high. In 1908 President Theodore Roosevelt declared Muir Woods a national monument. The forest was named for conservationist John Muir. "This is the best tree-lovers monument that could possibly be found in all the forests of the world," declared conservationist John Muir when describing the majestic coast redwoods of Muir Woods.

Culinary Marin

Culinary or food tourism is "the pursuit and enjoyment of unique and memorable food and drink experiences, both far and near", says World Food Travel Association. In a corner of the world known for fine family farms, gorgeous dairy land, fresh seafood, and a dedication to culinary craftsmanship, amazing meals are everywhere to be found. But if you’d rather not leave it to chance, visit Culinary Marin here. Culinary Marin features the people behind our food, whether it is farmers and their lands or Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) that protects farmland from development forever; the farmers markets that bring accessibility so that everyone can enjoy fresh, locally-sourced food to the masses; the chefs that bring the local and organic ingredients into their kitchens to make creative and aesthetically pleasing culinary presentations to guests. Culinary Marin will also feature culinary programs, culinary buzz for awards, press and events, and foodie resources.

Mount Tamalpais State Park

Magnificent Mt. Tamalpais has 6,300 acres of redwood groves and oak woodlands with spectacular views from its 2,500 foot peak. It is a hikers and bikers paradise. The camping areas include 16 developed walk-in campsites, one horse group camp, 10 rustic cabins perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific, and 8 primitive environmental sites. Mt. Tamalpais offers Wi-Fi so that campers can stay plugged into the Internet

Mill Valley Film Festival

The Mill Valley Film Festival, a world-renowned 11-day festival is held every October, screening over 200 innovative US and international films. The annual event is consistently rated as one of the top film festivals in the nation.

Elephant Seals, Harbor Seals & Sea Lions

Northern elephant seals, harbor seals, and sea lions are found at South Beach during the winter and also can be viewed from Chimney Rock. After being absent for more than 150 years, elephant seals returned to the Point Reyes Headlands in the early 1970s. From December through March a breeding colony of elephant seals can be observed from Elephant Seal Overlook near Chimney Rock, above Drakes Bay.



High Season
Jun 2 – Nov 30
Shoulder Season
Apr 1 – Jun 1
Low Season


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