Five Reasons Meeting Planners Love Sacramento’s Memorial Auditorium

Sacramento’s Memorial Auditorium opened in 1927 as a tribute to residents who gave their lives in service to our country and quickly became the most popular music and entertainment venue in town. Nearly 90 years later, one of Sacramento’s most-recognized buildings continues to be one of the best places to host an event. Here are... Read more »

Immerse your Delegates in the Past and Present when you Hold your Event at Sacramento’s Historic Crocker Art Museum

Sacramento's Crocker Art Museum is the oldest public art museum in the Western United States, bringing the historic and modern together in one adjoining complex and providing multiple meeting and event spaces to fit the bill for any corporate, association, government or private event. Unique Outdoor Space The Crocker has two... Read more »

10 Reasons Why Planning a Meeting in Sacramento is Like the Color Orange:

Did you know the color orange is about warmth and happiness and is known for its uplifting and rejuvenating strength? And...it is known to stimulate appetites, which is perfect in America's Farm-to-Fork Capital. Now here are 10 reasons why planning a meeting in Sacramento is so...well, orange: 1. Orange is Easy - Accessible City ... Read more »

California is the Wild West – a historical playground for your meeting and convention delegates.

California Begins Here. Incorporate Sacramento's Gold Rush history into your meeting for a unique, one-of-a-kind experience. California saw the largest migration in U.S. history when people came from all over the country and the world in hopes of becoming wealthy during the Gold Rush. That movement transformed the state forever.... Read more »

The California Museum Gives Meeting Attendees a Unique View of the Golden State

Looking for a Sacramento venue that offers a unique California experience for your next meeting? We've got the perfect place. Just one black from the California State Capitol, the California Museum highlights the contributions of legendary Californians, showcases Sacramento's largest piece of public art -- Constitution... Read more »

Is Your Pre-Planning Meeting List Naughty or Nice?

Let the Services Department help shorten the list by utilizing our network of partners. Partner referrals is a complimentary service when you book your meeting through the SCVB. Send over that daunting list and we’ll match you with partners who’ll check off those to-do’s. With over 600 hospitality partners, services range from... Read more »

Big Tips for Small Meetings

Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) realizes the importance of small meetings. Its members also know the challenges today’s meeting planners have when looking for meeting space. When you book around the larger meetings you can sometimes feel less important, especially when you sign a contract that sticks you... Read more »

Day Trippin'

Day trips in the heart of California will make your conference something special and help boost your conference attendance. Sacramento is centrally located in Northern California. The region is home to more than 200 wineries and tasting rooms, and it is the gateway to the Gold Rush history. It is also bound by two rivers with... Read more »

Will the Fix 50 Road Construction Affect Sacramento Conventions and Meetings?

From now through June 25, 2014, Highway 50 around Sacramento will be undergoing necessary repairs, resulting in traffic backups into or out of the city on certain roads.   The work is being done in phases, so only one direction of travel will be affected at any one time. While the work is ongoing, at least two or three... Read more »

Planning a Successful Drive-to Meeting

Given the right market, drive-to meetings can be a cost-effective and successful alternative to the traditional “fly-to” conference.  Here are some benefits of having delegates hit the roads rather than the skies to get to their meetings. Convenience.  Some groups may need to stay closer to home.  For example, physicians often... Read more »