Five separate spaces available ranging in size and can seat up to 80… or you can take over the whole place

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Winchester Mystery House, San Jose, CA

www.winchestermysteryhouse.com

You may already know about the (possibly) crazy but (definitely) rich woman who thought that she would die once her house was finished… and so… she died and apparently the house was finished. What you may not know is that you can rent the venue for a special event and it is definitely unique. There are five separate spaces available ranging in size… the largest can seat up to 80… but you can utilize multiple rooms, take over the whole place, wander around, and have fun.

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

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There is nothing like it, so if you have a group in Wine Country you should somehow figure out how to take them here

Safari West www.safariwest.com

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There is nothing like it, so if you have a group in Wine Country you should somehow figure out how to take them here. The following words will not do it justice… your group boards open air 1953 military vehicles and proceeds, with the help of some expert guides, to bounce around 400 acres containing approximately 1200 African animals (give or take depending upon the birth rate). You can come for the day… do some custom-designed teambuilding stuff (in addition to the bouncing around part), have some great food… and even stay overnight! Yes, call it Glamping… they have thirty luxury tents (imported from Botswana) with private viewing decks, real bathrooms and polished hardwood floors. You should do this.

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

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If your group wants a nice place for an off-property event, combined with excellent wine and a beautiful setting, consider it.

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Martin Ray Winery
www.martinraywinery.com    

Located on the site of one of the oldest continually working wineries in California, this Russian River Valley winery has indoor space for about 100 guests, and plenty of outdoor space for larger events and fun (including the requisite bocce ball court). If your group wants a nice place for an off-property event, combined with excellent wine and a beautiful setting, consider it.

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

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Fifteen different venues include an Aquarium, a “Living Roof” overlooking Golden Gate Park, Planetarium… Dinosaurs, A Rain Forest… you get the idea

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California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA http://calacademy.org

Fifteen different venues in one… a reception in an Aquarium or on a “Living Roof” overlooking Golden Gate Park… dinner amidst (a great word) the dioramas of the African Hall, a product launch in a Planetarium… Dinosaurs, A Rain Forest… you get the idea. For groups large and small. Always good.

Fifteen different venues include an Aquarium, a “Living Roof” overlooking Golden Gate Park, Planetarium… Dinosaurs, A Rain Forest… you get the idea

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

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Located in Golden Gate Park, the Conservatory of Flowers is one of the most unique historical sites in the Bay Area

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Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco, CA   http://conservatoryofflowers.org/

Located in Golden Gate Park, the Conservatory of Flowers is one of the most unique historical sites in the Bay Area. A gem of Victorian architecture (and a National Landmark), it offers five exhibit spaces with exotic plants and flowers from all over the world, combined with custom metal work and architectural beauty. Consider it.

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

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Spectacular views of city and the Bay—Exploratorium’s new home offers great setting for events up to 3500 attendees

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Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA   https://www.exploratorium.edu/

With spectacular views of both city and Bay—plus access to hundreds of hands-on exhibits—the Exploratorium’s new home (SF old-timers remember when it was in the Palace of Fine Arts) offers great setting for your event of up to 3500 attendees. To break it down to a word, it’s “Fun”. 

 

 

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

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30 miles south of Silicon Valley, Fitz Place a combination 1930’s Farmhouse and English Country Inn… but it’s also 5 acres of vineyards and gardens and lots of places for meetings, team building...

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Fitz Place, San Martin, CA    http://www.thefitzplace.com

On the Santa Clara County Wine Trail (yes, there is one) and just thirty minutes south of Silicon Valley, Fitz Place is akin to a combination of a 1930’s Farmhouse and English Country Inn… seven guest rooms, a Barn (but not really a barn anymore) that can accommodate up to 100… but it’s also 5 acres of vineyards and gardens and lots of places for meetings, team building and all of that jazz.

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

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Situated on 15 acres of sustainably-farmed vineyards and gardens along the Carmel River with nine event venues for groups from 6 to 1200

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Folktale Winery & Vineyards, Carmel, CA http://www.folktalewinery.com

Situated on 15 acres of sustainably-farmed vineyards and gardens along the Carmel River, Folktale Winery features nine event venues for groups as small as 6 and as large as 1200 people. Private dinners, team building, tastings, meetings and… their wine is really good.

 

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

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3 Private Rooms - Great Food By James Beard Award-Winning Author, Chef-Owner Mustards Grill - St Helena

Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen

Created by Cindy Pawlcyn, the James Beard Award-winning cookbook author, chef-owner of Napa Valley’s Mustards Grill and co-creator of many renowned Bay Area restaurants (including Fog City Diner, Bix, Roti, Tra Vigne and Buckeye Roadhouse), Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen is located in downtown St. Helena… and is good. :)

There are three private rooms; The Gallery (up to 56 guests), The White Room (up to 20 guests) and the Patio (up to 20 guests with a wood-burning oven and a 100-year old fig tree). Or you can take over the entire restaurant (up to 80 guests seated). www.cindysbackstreetkitchen.com

 

Merryvale Winery's Historic Cask Room Is Quintessential Wine Country - St. Helena

Merryvale Vineyards

This St. Helena winery’s historic Cask Room, with two stories of century-old 2,000 gallon casks lining the stone walls, is quintessential Wine Country. You can start in the tasting cellar with a reception… then the lights are dimmed, candles lit, the music begins… the curtains are drawn revealing the dining room (for up to 112 guests)… trust me, it’s cool. And if you didn’t already know this… there are some really good chefs in Napa Valley who would just LOVE to cater your event. www.merryvale.com

Located on 60 acres in the famed Stags Leap District - Napa, CA

 Cliff Lede Vineyards

Cliff Lede Vineyards

Cliff Lede Vineyards (Yountville)

Located on 60 acres in the famed Stags Leap District, this beautiful venue offers five indoor and outdoor spaces for up to 150 guests. The contemporary steel and wood architecture, floor to ceiling glass doors, the beautiful vineyard views, museum-quality art, and the general feeling that Cliff Lede (the guy) really likes rock & roll, makes this a venue you should definitely consider. And as an extra note… they also own the Poetry Inn, a five bedroom luxury Inn perched directly above the property… just in case. www.ledefamilywines.com

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

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400-acre property includes stone hacienda, vineyards, wine caves, olive grove, horse stables - Carmel Valley, CA

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Holman Ranch & Vineyards

This 10-room 400-acre Carmel Valley property includes a stone hacienda, vineyards, wine caves, an olive grove, horse stables and not one, but two tasting rooms. The Ranch is available for all sorts of events, both indoors and out, regardless of whether you are staying on property. Each of their many outdoor spaces can individually hold 200+ for an event, but since they only take one event at a time, you could conceivably take over the whole ranch and invite everyone you have ever met. It’s a beautiful spot. www.holmanranch.com    

Hotel and a Venue “Nestled” on 330 acres - Carmel, CA

Stonepine Estate (both as a hotel and a venue)

Many resorts seem to be nestled somewhere, and The Stonepine Estate is no exception. “Nestled” on 330 acres in Carmel Valley, the Estate (as a hotel) features an eight-bedroom chateau and three houses, totaling 16 guest rooms. The estate offers a very high-level of service combined with creativity and friendliness, and is a perfect venue for Board meetings and retreats.

As a venue (regardless of whether you are staying there or at another property), they can accommodate groups up to 250 and do all sorts of themed parties and events (my personal experience there involved a private demonstration of amazing horsemanship… combined with a delicious BBQ).  Besides the western themes easily incorporated into their equestrian center, other, more elegant settings are a natural for Great Gatsby type events (or other themes in which people pretend to be rich and carefree). Anyway, whatever the theme, they are good there. www.stonepineestate.com

Only Venue On Central Coast Offering Beach Front Access & Walking Distance To Conference Ctr – Monterey, CA

Monterey Beach House

Located on the sand (not kidding) this venue is the only venue on the Central Coast offering beach front access for corporate events and is within walking distance (not kidding) of the conference center, all of the hotels around it, Fisherman’s Wharf and downtown. Note to meeting planners…saves on transportation.

They cater both indoor and outdoor… from the gourmet to s’mores on the beach (with bonfires). They offer team building activities such as but not limited to; Wine and Paint Nights, Sand Castle Building, Kayaking and Volleyball Tournaments. Inside, they can accommodate 250 for sit down dining or 400 standing. Need to go really big? They can handle up to 1,500 for combined inside/outside events. www.montereybeachhouse.com

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The Blue Note Is A Jazz Club/Gourmet Restaurant Occupying The Historic Napa Valley Opera House

Blue Note Napa

Ready for this… in 1972 I was first alternate tenor sax player for the New York All-State High School Jazz Band. Unfortunately for me (but fortunately for the Band), no one got sick so I didn’t get to play. Why am I telling you this? Because back in the early 70’s in NYC, I would often go to the legendary Blue Note to hear my jazz heroes blow my mind.

And now… in keeping with the “Jazz is Important” tradition, The Blue Note Napa is a jazz club/gourmet restaurant occupying the first floor of the historic Napa Valley Opera House, and you (and your group) can buy it out, eat, drink, and be merry. You don’t have to listen to jazz, you can bring in anyone you want, but the place is all set up for that intimate club experience. www.bluenotenapa.com

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Monterey Bay Aquarium, It’s Famous And Deserves Its Reputation

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Monterey Bay Aquarium

Do I really have to say anything about the Monterey Bay Aquarium other than if you have a group in Monterey you just have to try and have an event there? It’s famous and deserves its reputation. Just do it. www.montereybayaquarium.org/

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

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Iconic Venue Has Several Private and Semi-Private Areas - Monterey, CA

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The Sardine Factory

Speaking of iconic venues, The Sardine Factory has been doing what they do since 1968. It’s now a tradition that if you are anybody who is anybody, you dine there when you’re in town. It deserves its reputation (as in, it’s really good and deserves its reputation).

They take groups and because the restaurant has several private and semi-private areas, they can be very flexible with group size. In addition, they have a great private dining room in their wine cellar (for up to 28) and can do wine tastings, food and wine pairings, and… a lot of eating and drinking. www.sardinefactory.com

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

Website Design, Build and Optimization, SEO, Keywords, Hashtags, PhotoShop, Email Marketing and Newsletters - Mailchimp, Google Forms (Registration & Surveys), Survey Monkey, SquareSpace, Wordpress, Square, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, PowerPoint, Acrobat, Facebook Ads, Pinterest, Instagram, Word, ePub, Excel, Audience Development, and more.

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This Museum Has Event Spaces & Galleries, Can Accommodate Anything Up To A Reception For 1,000 – San Francisco, CA

The Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park

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The first thing you notice when you walk up to the museum… one of the original casts of Rodan’s, The Thinker. (and by Rodan I mean the famous French sculptor, not the giant bird-like creature that terrorized Japan when I was a kid). So you know it’s classy.

The museum features lots of European paintings, sculpture and decorative art… and between the various event spaces and galleries can accommodate anything from a private Board Dinner to a reception for 1,000. Note… the grounds of the museum have great views of the Golden Gate and the Pacific Ocean… but it is “way out there” at the edge of the continent… so depending on where your group is coming from and how they are arriving… you have to want to be there. But once there… it’s cool.
https://legionofhonor.famsf.org/

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

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