Meeting Planners

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"The Monterey Conference Connection"

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The Monterey Conference Connection brings together the Monterey Marriott, the Portola Hotel & Spa and the Monterey Conference Center to deliver unparalleled conference, tradeshow and meeting services for corporations, associations, and organizations. Together, these waterfront properties offer 85,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, 19,150 square feet of exhibition space, 700 hotel rooms, catering services and much more in a spectacular setting.


Marriott Monterey

Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay


(800) 742-8091
(831) 646-3388

For information about rates for meeting space at the Monterey Conference Center, please contact:
Nancy Whitman,
Director of Sales and Events
(831) 646-3479

"Since California’s first Constitution was written in Monterey in 1849, groups have gathered in Monterey to gain perspective by getting away to this place."


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We strive to deliver consistent, professional event services to you in partnership with suppliers and businesses on the Monterey Peninsula. Each supplier is completely familiar with the Monterey Conference Center’s technical and physical capabilities through their long-term partnership with us and commitment to service. By choosing them, your event is guaranteed to be an outstanding success.

PSAVPreferred Services

PSAV is the preferred vendor for the Conference Center to provide all of your audio, visual and lighting equipment needs. For more information call:
Miles Wade
Director, Event Technology
559-779-7701 c|

Exclusive Services

Food and Beverage

Aqua Terra LogoAQUA TERRA Culinary, Inc. specializes in using farm-to-table products that are responsibly sourced with an emphasis on seasonality, quality and minimizing environmental impact.

AQUA TERRA Culinary consistently provides a customized culinary experience. We achieve this by:

  • Focusing on the food.
  • Taking a seasonal, creative approach to our food.
  • Creating a client specific menu for every event and venue.
  • Providing peace of mind through competent, reliable service.
  • Engaging and educating our local community.

As an exclusive caterer for the Monterey Conference Center, please contact me to discuss your food and beverage needs.

Gail Grammatico
Director, Event Sales | Catering
AQUA TERRA Culinary, Inc. |
831-233-2382 c |

Marriott MontereyHere at the Monterey Conference Center the Monterey Marriott understands that true customer satisfaction isn’t just measured by the skills of our chefs at creating extraordinary cuisine. Ultimately, it is defined by the quality of the total experience that your customers - and their guests take home.

As an exclusive caterer for the Monterey Conference Center, please contact me to discuss your food and beverage needs.

Nancy Zarate
Catering Sales Executive
Monterey Marriott at The Monterey Conference Center
831-647-4003 w | 831-375-4313 f

Menu provided by Monterey Marriott

Tricord Tradeshow ServicesElectrical Services

TriCord Tradeshow Services is in partnership with the City of Monterey as the exclusive provider of electrical services at the Conference Center. TriCord provides electrical services for meetings, events or each of your exhibitors. For more information call TriCord at (831) 883-8600, email them at with any questions or a quote on your electrical needs, or visit

Decorating, Drayage

Meeting room equipment, decorating, drayage and related services are readily available from TriCord Tradeshow Services at 831-883-8600 or visit For more information about local vendors contact your event manager or call (831) 646-3770.

MCCVBConvention and Visitors Bureau

The Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau (MCCVB) works closely with the Conference Center, Monterey Peninsula's hotels and visiting groups to make the Monterey experience as effortless and enjoyable as possible. The MCCVB can assist with registration, housing, literature distribution, special tours, guest programs and language services. For more information call (888) 221-1010 or visit

Parking and Directions

There are 900 parking spaces available in the City of Monterey's parking structure, one block from the Conference Center. An additional 600 parking spaces are available at the adjacent hotels. More information on getting here.

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