Published on August 3, 2021

Remember when co-workers gathered for off-site events at conference centers to meet, collaborate without distraction, and get to know each other better?

With all the new technology, we’ve learned that we can do more than we thought without sharing the same space. But we’ve also learned that there is no replacement for working face to face and shoulder to shoulder. Most importantly, we’ve learned what matters to us. In addition to the necessity of gathering with friends and colleagues, spending time in nature, escaping from the day-to-day, and getting a fresh perspective helps breathe new life into our hearts and minds.

Group of people enjoying Glacier Point
Bring the whole crew out for some time to brainstorm, bond and be inspired.

What Makes a Good Corporate Meeting Venue or Destination?

Yosemite Mariposa County offers the wide-open space to have it all.

Numerous venues provide meeting and conference spaces for small and large groups with all the amenities you need for an effective and rewarding meeting or social event. Plus, no matter which venue you choose, the natural world and all it offers will be right outside your door.

Whether your goal is to get everyone together to build the strong relationships that create the foundation of a strong organization or to roll up your sleeves and do some hard work away from the distractions of home, Mariposa County answers your call.

The Perfect Conference Venues Provide Time in Nature to Unplug and Refresh.

Group on a Yosemite Conservancy tour
Explore the amazing scenery in Yosemite National Park with the team. Tours, like this one with the Yosemite Conservancy give everyone a chance to see and connect more deeply with the environment and each other.

Nothing says thank you for your hard work like a few days to discover the sights and sounds of Yosemite Mariposa County.

Schedule time to admire the world-famous cliffs of Yosemite’s incomparable Valley, like El Capitan and Half Dome. Walk through the living trunks of giant sequoias in the Mariposa Grove, or relax in graceful foothills punctuated by songful creeks and rivers.

The pace of a lazy summer river, or cloud shadows blowing across distant mountains encourages us to take a step back from the daily routine, reset priorities, and invent new solutions. Simply allowing the space for thoughts to stretch across mountains and meadow vistas can spur fresh thinking and renewed energy.

World-Class Activities to Bring Your Group Closer Together

Two women rock climbers giving each other a high-five.
Time to celebrate teams and teamwork doing some amazing things together in a spectacular environment. Like celebrating the summit with the Yosemite Mountaineering School.

Let’s be honest, creating an all-star team from a group of talented individuals takes more than just work projects or email threads. Yosemite Mariposa County is the ultimate all-star meeting destination for activities that create long-lasting memories and bonds that your team will remember forever.

Start everyone off with a group activity in the quiet hours of the morning. Paddling together through Class 4 whitewater in a raft on the Merced River is sure to create the collaborative spirit that continues to ripple forward long after the experience is over. Later in the evening, while tasting local wines or craft beer, maybe they’ll recount favorite parts of their mountain bike ride at Exchequer Park or pretend they weren’t afraid while dangling from a rope during a rock climbing class.

Group at the stamp mill at the Mariposa Museum and History Center
Gather round for stories of hard work, ingenuity and invention at one of the local museums. Here, a group gathers around the working stamp mill at the Mariposa Museum and History Center.

Of course, not everyone needs thrills to stimulate their creative mind. A visit to the Mariposa Museum and History Center with its exhibit on the 10,000-year history of the Miwuk people and the famous baskets of the local people give that perspective of the patient and precise weaver’s hand that straw by straw builds a functional work of art. A visit to the California State Mining and Mineral Museum might inspire that bootstrap mentality of those willing to stake it all on a dream. Perhaps your group will take a memorable ride on a historic steam train from the logging days and remember it fondly when photos of their co-workers appear in their “memories” stream on their phones. Maybe they will just take time for a quiet walk in the forest where their minds and feet can find their own paths, letting their best ideas percolate so they can bring fresh perspectives to their jobs and their lives.

Don’t Forgo Amazing Dining When You Host Your Next Event or Meeting

Yosemite Mariposa County is also home to amazing dining! No one can work or play hard without the fuel to perform, and Yosemite Mariposa County offers amazing restaurants as well as unique, full-service private catering or one-of-a-kind special event locations and banquet rooms to entertain and nourish you.

Getting Down to Work at Yosemite Mariposa County’s Corporate Meeting Venues

This boardroom means business at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
This boardroom means business at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

When it’s time to get down to business, meeting and conference venues in Yosemite Mariposa County boast facilities suitable for everything from intimate board meetings to an all-hands conference with hundreds of employees. You’ll find top-notch catering, as well as A/V equipment and everything you need from a meeting room on conference center for a successful and productive working session.

And while you’re focused on finding the perfect conference destination, consider outdoor venues where a breath of fresh air feeds fresh ideas, and open spaces prompt open minds. Even a heads-down working Yosemite retreat can refresh and rejuvenate your team when that working retreat is in Yosemite Mariposa County.

Start Making Plans For Your Next Meeting or Conference in Yosemite!

Group sitting around a campfire.
Gather around a fire for storytelling and music at the Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort.

Whether your event is for focused work, connecting and reconnecting, or a combination, the variety of event venues and the wealth of activities make the full range possible.

Isn’t it time to bring your people together again?

Isn’t it time to bring them to Yosemite Mariposa County?

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