Monterey Conference Center

50,000 Square Feet of Outstanding Meeting Space

In addition to our on-site Monterey event space, the Portola Hotel & Spa also offers convenient access to the Monterey Conference Center. Connected to the hotel, the 30,000 square foot Monterey Conference Center offers three levels of outstanding meeting space including an exhibit hall, ballroom, theater, luxurious boardroom, breakout rooms, patios, galleries, terraces and banquet facilities. The Serra Exhibit Hall offers 19,600 unobstructed square feet, allowing 119 8' x 10' booths. The De Anza Ballroom seats 1,200 theater style and 800 for banquets, and the 494-seat Steinbeck Forum Theater is ideal for keynote addresses, press conferences, seminars or performances.


Monterey Event Planning

The Monterey Conference Center is experienced in hosting a variety of gatherings in Northern California. We want you to consider us a valuable resource throughout the planning stages of your event and, of course, during your stay with us. For your convenience, we have created a number of useful tools for planners to use when coordinating events at the Monterey Conference Center. Our planning staff is the best in their field—professional, focused, and experienced—and is here to create the Monterey conferences and meetings you envision, regardless of size or style.

The Monterey Conference Center is conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Monterey, with parking, business services and restaurant all within easy walking distance of the city's best shops, sights and hotels. There are 900 parking spaces available in the City of Monterey's parking structure one block from the Conference Center, and an additional 600 parking spaces are available at the Portola Hotel & Spa nearby.

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Monterey Conference Center Features Include:

  • 58,000 total square feet
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet facilities
  • Catering services
  • Exhibit hall
  • Green meeting facilities
  • Luxurious boardroom
  • Patios and terraces
  • Theater

View the Portola Hotel & Spa & Monterey Conference Center Capacity Chart


Contact Information

Monterey Conference Center – Sales Office
1 Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: (831) 646-3388
Fax: (831) 646-3777