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Santa Cruz Ballrooms, Banquet Facilities, and Conference Rooms

Santa Cruz, California Banquet Facilities


Although Santa Cruz conference centers and banquet facilities vary in size, service capabilities and location, they all aspire to achieve the same common goal — provide the highest level of service possible that will help insure the success of any event. 

Click here to search Half Moon Bay (45 miles north) and Monterey (45 miles south).   

Santa Cruz Banquet Facilities

Best Western Capitola By-the-Sea Inn & Suites

Capitola, CA (831) 477-0607
Type – Banquet / Events Facility, Conference Center, Hotel, Rehearsal Dinner
View – Patio/Courtyard, Pool Area
Catering – From List
Capacity – 110 guests

Best Western Seacliff Inn

Aptos, CA  (831) 688-7300
Type – Banquet / Events Facility, Hotel, Rehearsal Dinner, Restaurant
View –  Patio/Courtyard
Catering – Provided
Capacity – 150 guests

Chaminade Resort & Conference Center

1 Chaminade Ln., Santa Cruz, CA  (831) 475-5600
Type – Banquet/Events Facility, Hotel, Rehearsal Dinner, Restaurant, Retreat
View –  Country Setting, Garden, Patio/Courtyard, Ocean View, Redwoods  
Catering – provided
Capacity – Several facilities ranging from 40 to 230 guests

Cocoanut Grove

Located at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA  (831) 423-2053
Type – Banquet / Events Facility
View –  Ocean View  
Catering – Provided
Capacity – 50 to 1000 guests

Hilton Scotts Valley

6001 La Madrona Drive, Scotts Valley, CA  (831) 440-1000
Type – Banquet / Events Facility, Hotel, Rehearsal Dinner, Restaurant, Retreat
View –  Country Setting, Natural Setting, Pool Area, Redwoods
Catering – Provided
Capacity – 250 guests

Seascape Resort

1 Seascape Resort Drive, Aptos, CA (831) 688-6800
Type – Banquet / Events Facility, Hotel, Rehearsal Dinner, Restaurant, Retreat
View –  Coastline, Ocean View, Panoramic, Pool Area
Catering – Provided
Capacity – 450 guests

The Seymour Marine Discovery Center

Long Marine Lab
100 Shaffer Rd., Santa Cruz, CA       (831) 459-1578   
Type – Banquet / Events Facility, Rehearsal Dinner, Retreat
View –  Bluff-top views of Monterey Bay, beaches, bluffs
Catering – Provided
Capacity – 75 to 180 guests seated
Reviews – A small, well maintained research aquarium that is associated with UCSC.










What’s on Tap


Santa Cruz Festivals & Events:

Thunderbirds on the Santa Cruz Wharf! Sept. 29, 2018 at 9am to 3pm.

Featuring the classic 1955-1957, the 1958-1965 vintage and the retro, 2002-2005 Thunderbirds.

Open Studios Art Tour – First 3 weeks in Oct. 2018

Welcome Back Monarchs Day – Oct. 14, 2018 11am – 4pm.

Annual Monte Foundation Fireworks Extravaganza! – Oct. 7, 2018

Santa Cruz Pumpkin Patches—Oct. 2018

MORE Santa Cruz Halloween Celebrations—Oct. 2018

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival—Oct. 13 & 14, 2018

Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA



For more event information, click on our Festivals & Events page for Santa Cruz.



Top Santa Cruz Attractions:


Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Fun for all ages.

Santa Cruz Campgrounds

Ocean views or Redwoods? Over 27 campgrounds and RV Parks

Santa Cruz Fishing 

Fall is fishing and crabbing season in Santa Cruz!

Santa Cruz Surfing

With 11 world-class surf breaks such as Steamer Lane and Pleasure Point, it is easy to understand why the greatest surfers in the world call Santa Cruz home!

Whale Watching – Whale Watching December through May


For more information on local attractions, click on the Attractions or Recreational Activities.




The Region’s Fall Advisories:

Traffic Conditions. Rush hour traffic can be extremely challenging – especially along Mission Street and Highway 1 between Santa Cruz and Capitols. It’s a good idea to plan ahead and arrive early and leave late. Go to to learn about road conditions.

Yes, it’s still water, water, water! California is undergoing an extreme drought. If you are planning a lake vacation be sure to check about water levels. That rafting trip, fishing, or skiing can be impacted.

EXTREME fire danger. The drought has created a very dangerous combination of dry vegetation and no moisture in the air to help contain any fire. Please use extreme caution during your trip.