1. Location, Location, Location!
Conveniently located just 30 minutes by car or public transit from downtown Sacramento and the Sacramento International Airport (SMF) makes accessing our city’s parks, public art, events, restaurants and shops a breeze.
2. Post-Meeting Exploration
Elk Grove offers a wide variety of after-meeting activities for attendees. From bowling alleys to wildlife preserves, golf courses to public art, there's no shortage of things to do throughout the area.
The diverse culinary scene ensures that there are plenty of dining options for guests to choose from, and they can let loose and enjoy the city's vibrant nightlife after a day of conference meetings and events. Those looking for even more entertainment can attend local events such as live music, trivia, and karaoke, or try their luck at the Sky River Casino, which boasts 110,000 square feet of gaming space and other entertainment options.
3. Unique Venues
The Center is a stunning event space that spans over 32,000 square feet, offering both indoor and outdoor community gathering spaces that are perfect for a variety of public and private events. The space is designed to be elegant and neutral, making it easy to customize to suit your decor needs.
The building is also environmentally conscious, having achieved a gold-level certification for sustainable design under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system. The building features alternative-fuel fueling stations for nearly 5% of the total parking capacity, and the landscaping and irrigation systems have been designed to reduce potable water consumption for irrigation by over 50%. In addition, almost 30% of the total building materials content has been manufactured using recycled materials. The Center's contemporary architecture and stunning floor-to-ceiling glass windows make it a unique and beautiful event space.
Hotel and Meeting Rooms in Elk Grove
Our affordable accommodations offer relaxing evenings, essential amenities, and exceptional values — perfect for those attending or hosting a meeting or conference. In addition to their convenient locations, our hotels also offer versatile event spaces that are great for a variety of events and conferences, including trainings, board meetings, and regional meetings.
The Old Town Plaza
Old Town Plaza is a 47,000-square-foot open-air venue perfect for hosting community events, markets, fairs, festivals, and more. The Plaza's revitalized gathering space is located in the heart of Elk Grove's historic district, just 20 minutes from Sacramento.
Out-of-the-Box Meeting Locations
Elk Grove, CA offers a variety of unique meeting locations to choose from. For those looking to combine business with pleasure, there are wineries such as McConnell Estates, Wolfe Heights, and Bradley Ranch, where guests can enjoy tastings and tours while also holding meetings. Breweries such as Dust Bowl Brewing also offer a laid-back atmosphere for meetings with a more casual vibe. For sports enthusiasts, the Sacramento Asian Sports Center provides an exciting venue with multi-use courts and a conference room for meetings and events that can hold up to 480 attendees.
Food & Drink
4. A Plethora of Food Options
Need your meeting catered? Need a place to bring a large group? Elk Grove has a cuisine scene for every appetite.
5. Parks and Outdoor Spaces
For attendees looking to get fresh air and spend time outdoors, Elk Grove is home to over 100 parks. With ample lush greenery, these parks provide an ideal spot to unwind before or after a meeting.
If you're looking for an outdoor space to host your next event, fundraiser, or sports tournament, the City of Elk Grove has plenty of options and welcomes you to showcase your support for the community while utilizing their green space. Permits and rental information can be found here.
6. Ongoing Customer Support
When it comes to planning your next event in Elk Grove, California, our experienced team of event planners is here to aid you through the entire planning process from start-to-finish.
From venue research and proposal collection to assistance with contracting, our team of experts are here to help. We can also assist with hotel selection and booking, including hotel room block coordination, as well as coordinate site visits to ensure that everything is in order.
In addition, we can collaborate with local marketing and advertising efforts and can form and facilitate a Local Organizing Committee to help make your event a success. We also calculate the economic impact of your event, so you can see the value that it brings to the community. With our expert guidance and support, planning your next event in Elk Grove has never been easier.
7. Save Money
As a meeting or event planner, sticking to the budget can often be a daunting part of your job. Not to worry — planning a meeting or sports event in Elk Grove, CA is a cost-effective option that offers many benefits. Elk Grove is a much more budget-friendly destination compared to nearby big cities like Sacramento. This is particularly true when it comes to parking - attendees can enjoy free parking at hotels, meeting venues, and downtown.
In addition to cost savings, Elk Grove also offers a grant program to help build strong communities and enhance the quality of life in the area. This program provides funding for events in the form of grants, with a focus on supporting local sporting events that will have a significant impact on the economic, social, and health benefits of the community. So, whether you're planning a tournament, equestrian show, swim meet, team building activity, corporate outing, or other sports-related event, Elk Grove is a great choice that can help you save money in the process.
The Center at District 56
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