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Meeting Services

Create a Distinctive Conference at Our Northern California Hotel
Conference and meeting planners will discover a spectacular new setting for meetings and retreats at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay in Northern California. Our prestigious conference center facilities offer the perfect setting and space for any group. Complete with a signature spa and two golf courses, a dedicated Conference Concierge will help create and facilitate your meeting through execution.

Themed Events

  • Comprehensive business center with PC workstations and office supplies
  • High speed Internet access available in all function rooms
  • Photocopy, fax, mail, secretarial and shipping and receiving services
  • Video conferencing capabilities
  • Dedicated conference concierge to assist with every meeting need while on property
  • Audio/visual specialists on property Entertainment specialists available

All That Glitters
A twinkling diamond light curtain transforms the Ballroom into a starry night. A 40-foot-wide, art-deco skyline backs the stage surrounded by boxwood hedges illuminated with miniature white lights. An elegant five-course meal awaits your guests. Fine wine and champagne will complement the special selection that our Executive Chef and you create to set the mood for this celebratory evening. Silver, black and white balloons will spill on to the dance floor at the close of the evening to ensure a memorable farewell and a night to remember.

Speak Easy
Return to the era of Prohibition on the California coast, when Rumrunners and the like took to the local hidden coves and beaches of Half Moon Bay, providing the spirits that kept San Francisco soaring during these dry years. Guests will walk through a back-of-the-house alley with street lamps glowing and "unsavory characters" watching their every move as they seek their favorite watering hole. Upon entering the Cotton Club, they will be entertained by music and dancing from a bygone era, harkening back to a long ago time and place on the historic California coast.

Mavericks on the Coast
This welcome reception demonstrates all the glories of Half Moon Bay, the Northern California coast and the world famous surf spot-Mavericks. Learn about the unbelievable world of big wave surfing with photos and stories of the "Men who ride Mountains." An authentic surf shack serves as one of many food stations with surfboards, local flowers and palm trees. Guests will savor the freshest local seafood complemented by produce from the Northern California coast.

Taste of Northern California
Taste the crème de le crème of Northern California’s world-class culinary offerings. Goat cheese from Pescadero, the freshest lamb from Sonoma County, artichokes from the Monterrey Peninsula and a bountiful seafood buffet caught locally from Pillar Point Harbor – just to name a few. And of course, a large selection of Napa, Sonoma and Central Coast California wines will complement every menu. To set the mood, backdrops of the sea and the rugged Northern California coast set the mood for this culinary extravaganza.

Impact Experiences

A memorable and enriching stay can extend well beyond our hotels. That’s why The Ritz-Carlton proudly offers Impact Experiences, providing inspiring opportunities for our guests to contribute to the local community. Impact Experiences are compelling social and environmental impact activities where there is one constant – each program makes a lasting and authentic difference.

Impact Experiences offers on-property activities that can be incorporated in the conference agenda during lunch breaks, receptions and coffee breaks, including:

  • Partnering with the hotel’s culinary team to prepare the ingredients for a regionally adapted dish for donation to a local hunger relief organization;
  • Assembling school supplies and art materials in backpacks for donation to students whose academic success is threatened by poverty;
  • Collaborating in teams to assemble emergency preparedness kits for shipping to a disaster relief facility or community organization;
  • Designing and creating greetings and birthday cards for children in a local pediatric healthcare facility or children’s organization.
  • Impact Hour, a platform for leaders from The Ritz-Carlton Community Footprints partner organizations to showcase how they are successfully addressing social and environmental issues.

Additionally, Signature Impact Experiences invite our group guests to take part in an off-site volunteer activity, unique to the destination.

Creating Compassion
The Wildlife Associates Sanctuary is home to over 50 wild animals that are unable to survive in the wild.  Group guests can be a part of these animals’ stories by crafting behavioral-enrichment puzzles for the animals — including foxes, eagles and lynxes — which are native to Northern California and preparing daily meals for the animals who have been placed at the Santuary for protection

Please contact your meetings and special events professional for details on how Impact Experiences can be matched to your group.

Recreation Programs & Tours

Off-Site Recreation Programs & Guided Tours

  • Beer Tasting Experience at Local Breweries 
  • Elephant Seal Viewing Excursion 
  • Goat Cheese Tasting Excursion 
  • Half Moon Bay Coastal Tours 
  • Hiking Excursions (a variety of locations to choose from) 
  • Pigeon Point Lighthouse Tours 
  • Wine Tasting Experience (a variety of wineries to choose from)

Water Activities & Guided Tours

  • Fishing Tours 
  • Pacific Ocean Boat Excursion 
  • Paddle Boarding 
  • Sailing Instruction 
  • Sea Kayaking 
  • Surfing Lessons

Seasonal Activities & Guided Tours

  • Filoli Estate Garden Tour (February – October) 
  • Hay Maze (August – October) 
  • Whale Watching Excursion (December – May)

Resort Activities

  • Coastal Bike Tours 
  • Fitness Programs: Yoga, SURFSET, Spinning 
  • Fun with Wine Teambuilding Challenge 
  • Guided Coastal Trail Walk 
  • Segway Tours / Segway Teambuilding Challenge 
  • Teambuilding Beach Games/Olympics 
  • Teambuilding Cooking Classes 
  • Tennis Lessons 
  • Texas Hold’em 
  • Variety of Lawn Games

Audio-Visual Services

Comprehensive, in-house presentation and audio/visual services.Whether you are planning an intimate board meeting or an elaborate production, you can count on our experienced team to provide a full range of capabilities to help deliver your message through light, sound, video and data projection. The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay has an in-house partnership with PSAV. Please contact a Sales Manager for more information at (650) 712-7000. 

Audio-Visual Services

Other Meeting Services

Environmental Responsibility

The Photography Concierge

Audio-Visual Services

Other Meeting Services

Environmental Responsibility

The Photography Concierge

Other Meeting Services

  • Comprehensive business center with PC workstations and office supplies
  • High speed Internet access available in all function rooms
  • Photocopy, fax, mail, secretarial and shipping and receiving services
  • Video conferencing capabilities
  • Dedicated conference concierge to assist with every meeting need while on property
  • Audio/visual specialists on property

Entertainment specialists available

Environmental Responsibility

Meetings and events at The Ritz-Carlton are carefully designed to create an unparalleled guest experience while protecting our natural resources. Together with our property-based Ritz-Carlton Environmental Action Conservation Teams (REACT) you and your attendees can support our efforts to reduce our environmental imprint and make a meaningful difference. Within our hotels, we reduce energy and water usage, offer a linen and terry reuse program, and utilize environmentally preferable cleaning products. Our meeting venues support a sustainable future by offering recycled paper products and pens, water service options, organic and local food and sustainable seafood options.

The Photography Concierge

The Photography Concierge is a dedicated team of professionals available capture images for group clients and social celebrations, creating memories for a lifetime.

Groups and Meetings

  • Portraits 
  • Group Photos 
  • Head Shots / Bio Shots 
  • Candid/Event Photography 
  • Video Slide Shows (still photographs) 
  • Name I.D. Badges 
  • Videography (live feed) 
  • Daily Videography Recaps (testimonials and sound bites)

Social Events

  • Candid Event Photography 
  • Engagement Sessions 
  • Video Slide Shows (still photographs) 
  • Portraits 
  • Wedding Photography 
  • Wedding Videography

For more information please email halfmoonbay@photographyconcierge.com or call (650) 504-1728.

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