One of the best things about being in the Bay Area is being able to take advantage of the consistently gorgeous California weather. Many of the hotels in San Mateo County offer ample outdoor space to hold meetings in the open-air on sunny days and events on warm Bay Area nights.


The outdoor space at the secluded Canyon Ranch Wellness Retreat is the main attraction. The scenic views will be a memorable addition to your events and you can turn any meetings into an inspiration session as you gaze upon the redwoods surrounding the property.  A restorative weekend here features plenty of opportunities to partake in the Ranch’s famous spa treatments and wellness seminars.

Loft patio at Canyon Ranch Woodside, CA

Loft Patio at Canyon Ranch Woodside


In the heart of the tech world, the grounds of the Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley offer a luxurious outdoor patio dining area with fireplaces to warm up your night. Of course, your open-air gatherings include that Silicon Valley flavor by incorporating virtual elements and offering classic, yet imaginative California cuisine.

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Firetables at the Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley

A prime destination for business travelers and tourists alike, the Grand Bay San Francisco offers a private outdoor meeting by their pool and a charming deck sitting overlooking the lagoon. The setting is inspiring enough for weddings but very much appropriate for professional gatherings.

Outdoor swimming pool at the Pullman San Francisco Bay in Redwood City, CA

Swimming pool at the Grand Bay San Francisco


Hotels on the San Mateo County Coast offer cool, comfortable outdoor areas where you can hear the waves crash into the shores and smell the fresh ocean air. The Costanoa Lodge in Pescadero is a serene cabin retreat with plenty of inspiring outdoor space for events. In the open air or tented, the beautiful outdoor spaces will inspire innovation and creativity at any conference or meeting. Their custom group activities such as a naturalist-led hike, organized scavenger hunt, or kayak adventure, are perfect for team building.

A historic landmark, the Lighthouse Hotel is one of the most inspiring viewpoints on the Pacific Coast. The beachfront property provides 4,500 square feet of flexible event space for weddings and corporate events.

Located overlooking Pillar Point Harbor, the Beach House Hotel gives you the feel of a coastal summer home. The Terrace Patio and intimate Rose Garden provide stellar ocean views and can accommodate up to 50 guests. The hotel also offers professional catering services and innovative coastal cuisine.

Set on a bluff above the Pacific Ocean, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay offers a secluded resort setting with spectacular views While still being close to San Francisco and other Bay area destinations. The resort also features two championship golf courses, fire pits on the Ocean Lawn, and a luxury spa. Visitors will also want to try the locally-sourced restaurant menus at the resort’s signature eateries: Navio, The Conservatory, and The Ocean Terrace.


Outdoor fireplace at the Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay


Don’t overlook the great airport hotels in San Mateo County. Many take advantage of their position on the bay and offer gorgeous outdoor settings. 

Just 10 minutes from San Francisco International Airport, the San Mateo Marriott offers 5,000 square feet of beautiful outdoor space in their courtyard which seats up to 300 guests. In addition, the San Mateo Marriott has on-site event managers who are dedicated to ensuring your meetings and conferences go as smoothly as possible.


The Courtyard at the San Mateo Marriott

The AC Hotel SFO in Oyster Point is a breezy hotel with delightful bay views from its many conference rooms. The hotel offers high-tech equipment, complimentary WiFi, and your choice of indoor or outdoor meeting spaces. For celebrations, the AC Hotel offers open-air terrace spaces that overlook the gorgeous San Francisco Bay. 

At the SFO Marriott Waterfront in Burlingame, outdoor areas offer comfortable lounging and inspiring bay views. Ideal for receptions and business events, the hotel’s outdoor event space boasts a fire pit for chilly nights, ample room for guests to mingle and enjoy the celebration, and an awe-inspiring backdrop.

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