Monterey Conference Center

40,000+ 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 40,000 square foot Monterey Conference Center offers two levels of outstanding meeting space including an exhibit hall, ballroom, luxurious boardroom, breakout rooms, patios, galleries, terraces and banquet facilities. The Serra Ballroom offers 19,150 unobstructed square feet, allowing 125 booths 8' x 10' in size.

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 Bay events 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 restaurants 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.

Visit the official Monterey Conference Center

Monterey Conference Center features include:

  • 40,000+ total square feet
  • Ballroom / Exhibit hall
  • Banquet facilities
  • Catering services
  • Green meeting facilities
  • Luxurious boardroom
  • Patios and terraces

Monterey Conference Connection

The Monterey Conference Connection brings together the Portola Hotel & Spa, the Monterey Marriott and the Monterey Conference Center to create a venue for meetings in Monterey offering unparalleled conferences and events on California's Central Coast. Together these properties offer 88,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and over 700 hotel rooms, catering services and much more, in a spectacular setting.

Located between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the Monterey Conference Connection is in the heart of Historic Downtown Monterey.

Monterey Conference Connection features include:

  • 88,000 square feet of flexible space
  • 700+ hotel rooms
  • Ballrooms
  • Banquet facilities
  • Catering services
  • 19,150 square feet of exhibition space
  • Complimentary basic Wi-Fi
  • Green facilities for Monterey meetings
  • Luxurious boardrooms
  • Patios & terraces

To learn more about the Monterey Conference Connection call (831) 649-4511 or email

Contact Information

Monterey Conference Center
1 Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: (831) 646-3388

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