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Meeting Planning in Yosemite Mariposa County

Meeting planners are always looking for a great venue, attentive helpful staff, and of course a destination that will naturally motivate and inspire attendees so that any conference, meeting or executive retreat, is one that has lasting impacts.

Tenaya Lodge At Yosemite’s numerous meeting venues makes for great breakout sessions in a beautiful environment.

Meeting attendees returning from Yosemite Mariposa County conferences and events often say that they are totally inspired and that the meeting experience was motivating. Few places on earth can motivate and lift spirits like the Yosemite region located in the High Sierra of California.

Looking for a meeting destination that your attendees don’t just have to go to, but WANT to attend? Group Registration in Yosemite routinely exceeds prior meeting destination by 20% or higher. Better attendance inevitably leads to better engagement and attendee focus is crisper due to the environment that surrounds attendees in Yosemite Mariposa County.

Few meeting locations in the world are more naturally inspiring than Yosemite Mariposa County.

Yosemite is naturally awe-inspiring. No keynote speaker can motivate meeting attendees like a Yosemite experience can. Building pre & post-conference Yosemite trips, activities, and tours are easy to plan and boost attendance. Options for outdoor activities like hiking, white water rafting, bicycling, and even skydiving make team-building exercises more interesting and inspiring than any urban destination – plus, meeting attendees will leave with a story that they’ll never forget and always associate with that meeting. Exercise, self-enrichment, and amazing culinary choices, spas, and yoga abound and are easy to include in your meeting curriculum.

Take a look at our great meeting spaces like Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, The Ahwahnee, Curry Village, The Redwoods in Yosemite and many more at the link here. For any questions regarding meeting planning, spaces or locations, take a look at the Q&A below. If you still have further questions, email us at info@yosemite.com.

 

 

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Answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions

Can I hold a meeting inside Yosemite National Park?

Yes. There are limitations, however. The National Park Service does restrict group room contracts during the park’s peak season to allow more leisure travel access. Meetings planned between April and September should consider one of the dozen or more meeting venues located just outside the National Park boundaries.

Is getting to Yosemite Mariposa County difficult?

No. It’s a 3-to-4-hour drive from the Bay Area, 4 to 5 hours from Los Angeles, and 3 hours from Sacramento. Planning to fly in? Fresno Yosemite International Airport is less than two hours from the southern gate to Yosemite National Park and it’s quick and easy to fly in and out of.

How is the Cuisine?

Amazing! The Yosemite region attracts professionally trained culinary professionals from all regions of the world. Our easy access to California’s rich bounty of produce and food purveyors, wineries, and breweries make anything possible for your group!

Are there venues for large and small groups?

Of course. There are meeting rooms, suites, and outdoor venues for meetings from just a few people to 10,000 square foot ballrooms that can accommodate up to 800 guests.

Are there nice places to hold a meeting in a National Park setting?

Yes, but the challenge for a meeting planner is with so many choices, deciding on the perfect location that captures the vibe you want to create for your attendees. We’re happy to help find the perfect location for you.

Are Yosemite meetings more expensive?

Not necessarily. The best time for a meeting in Yosemite Mariposa County is between October through April. You might find that meetings planned in July or August during the Park’s peak season would be higher than destinations with lower summer demand. For the most part, lodging & tax, food & beverage, audio-visual services, and activities costs are lower than most destinations. There really are choices for every budget.

How is the service level for groups?

Excellent! You’ll find seasoned conference planning professions and leadership at each of these locations. Our region has very little staff turnover, unlike most urban locations that see 100% staff turnover annually. From year to year, meeting planners are greeted by name by the same friendly engaged faces from the front desk, meal serving to conference service staff.

Is there cell service and Wi-Fi?

Yes! The vast majority of the properties here have strong Wi-Fi that will help make connecting with the office and those at home quick and simple. Cell service can be spotty, but most places, including Yosemite Valley, have at least a 3G connection.

 

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