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Top Pick Venues in Northern California






There’s a reason why California is one of our nation’s most popular states. The culture, the weather, the food—and the wine—all add up to a truly wonderful region. California is perfect for any sort of event-- with literally something for everyone. Though it was challenging, we were able to come up with a list of Top Picks for Event Venues in Northern California. Check them out!

San Francisco is one of California’s true jewels and that’s what makes it a wonderful area for events. One of them is San Francisco State University. All its facilities are 3 miles from the Pacific Ocean, and 7 miles from downtown San Francisco. What could be better?! Its Conference and Event Services is ready to serve you for your personal or business social event, expo, competition, meeting, training, or conference. San Francisco State University can accommodate up to 900 guests in their 16 various spaces. There are overnight accommodations for up to 1,900. Your guests will also be satisfied by San Francisco State University’s Culinary Team with its delicious offerings. From morning breakfast baskets to casual dinner feasts to elegant hors d'oeuvres and served receptions, the catering team is committed to providing an event filled with fresh ingredients and thoughtful service. 

San Jose State University in beautiful San Jose, California is another one of our Top Picks for event venues in Northern California. San José State University is centrally located on 154 brilliant acres in downtown San José, California. The University is midway between San Francisco and the Monterey/Carmel area at the sunny southern end of San Francisco Bay. San Jose State is also conveniently within walking distance of dozens of attractions and public transit. Expos, competitions, meetings, trainings, conferences, retreats, or camps are all perfectly accommodated at San Jose State. The university can comfortably accommodate up to 500 in their 36 various spaces and up to 1,735 overnight. Accommodations also include recreation areas with pool, foosball, and entertainment.

Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California is located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Its top of the line on-campus housing, dining, and meeting spaces are ideal for a variety of conferences or events for adults or youths. Santa Clara University’s Mission Revival architecture is stunning and will provide a gorgeous backdrop for your event. Santa Clara University can accommodate a maximum of 450 in its 11 spaces. There are also overnight accommodations for up to 1,625 guests. Santa Clara University is adjacent to CalTrain and is also conveniently located close to all Bay Area attractions and activities, making traveling to and from the venue simple and stress free. 

University of California, Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, California is another of our Top Pick for Venues in Northern California. It can accommodate expos, competitions, family reunions, meetings, trainings, conferences, youth or adult retreats, or wedding ceremonies for up to 350 in their 100 rooms. The beautiful University of California Santa Cruz campus overlooks the incredible Monterey Bay, surrounded by majestic redwood forests in Santa Cruz, CA. It simply cannot be beat.

San Jose State University
San Jose, CA
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
San Francisco State University Conference and Event Services
San Francisco, CA
South San Francisco Conference Center
San Francisco, CA

Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA
Oracle Park
San Francisco, CA
Bay Conference Center
Tiburon, CA