Our Laguna Beach resort offers a tranquil and inspiring setting for meeting planners seeking a venue in Orange County. Set atop a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the resort is experienced in hosting sales meetings, educational conferences, tradeshows, seminars, trainings, board meetings and executive team-building retreats. Most of the indoor and outdoor meeting spaces overlook the ocean and our hotel offers a comprehensive portfolio of services, from catering to photography to team-building activities, ensuring no detail is missed.
18 Dana Point venues offering more than 26,000 square feet of meeting space
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel offers an almost limitless choice of event-space possibilities. Rely on these distinguished meeting rooms that cater to gatherings of all sizes – with spacious capacity for up to 900 attendees. Choose from eighteen function rooms, offering over 26,224 square feet of indoor conference and banquet space – as well as nearly 56,000 square feet of outdoor garden courtyards, pool terraces, and oceanfront lawns. Benefit from panoramic views that showcase the area’s natural beauty and all of the world-class amenities unique to this conference resort.
Choose from 56,000 square feet of outdoor meeting venues with ocean views.
Our Orange County hotel's largest indoor event space hosts up to 900 guests.
Surfing, cooking, paddleboarding and other team-building activities offered.
Photography and video services include headshots, live feeds and candid shots.
Let our Laguna Beach conference concierge assist with day-of meeting needs.
Audiovisual services and meeting experts, including a Technology Butler®.
Custom catering menus highlight local, organic ingredients from Orange County.
Engage in team-building experiences that benefit the Laguna Beach community.
At The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, your every wish is our command. Call upon the expertise of the dedicated conference service specialists, who thrive on creating pitch-perfect events of any scale. Our Meeting and Special Event Department works intimately with you to fulfill business objectives and overcome potential obstacles. When you host an event within our stately conference facilities, every detail is fully accounted for and every guest receives the finest service.
From corporate retreats to team bonding excursions, the perfect venue for your next group experience is right along the Pacific Coast. Discover a catalogue of the elevated experiences The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel offers and reserve your next event.
Whale Watching, Ocean Adventure Trips
Embrace your sea legs on a whale watching excursion and see first-hand why Dana Point is the Dolphin and Whale Watching Capital of the World. Dana Point is believed to serve as a visual landmark for several species of whales that migrate along the Pacific Coast. Graceful humpback whales and nurturing gray whales are visible as they travel along our coastline. Guests will also be able to enjoy our local dolphin inhabitants frolicking in the Southern California waters.
Tennis & Pickleball Clinic
Enjoy a private Tennis or Pickleball lesson or a group clinic for 2 or more guests. All abilities welcome! The focus can be tailored to your own ability level and needs. Join us for an introduction to Tennis or Pickleball basics and/or to improve your strokes while playing fun games with our in-house Tennis Pro. Includes complimentary Tennis Racquet and/or Pickleball paddle rentals and water bottles for one hour.
Le Tour De Dana Point
Zip around on our private custom guided E-bike Tour. Take off directly from the resort and explore the coastal town’s bike paths and beautiful scenery with the comfort of Electric bicycles assisting with those uphill sections. Join our expert naturalists as they lead you to amazing viewpoints and local hidden gems, while pointing out the local history, flora, and fauna.
Coastal Snorkeling Adventure
Explore the underwater kingdom of life that exists here in Dana Point or Laguna Beach as expert naturalists will guide and find the amazing sea creatures that thrive in our coastal waters. Discover two options, from a Hike/Snorkeling excursion where you will explore some of our fascinating tide pool organisms along the way, to a snorkeling excursion where we will dive straight into the underwater world of Laguna Beach, and observe the various organisms held in our local kelp forest ecosystems.
Laguna Beach Nature Hikes
Explore native plants and wildlife along a mountainous ridge overlooking the Laguna Beach coastline. There are three available options for this hike including easy, moderate, and hard. Each hike presents a variety of local plants and knowledge of the natives who cared for these lands in the past. Whether it be a calming stroll, or an intense physical workout, this is a great activity to learn about our Chaparral ecosystems and the history of the Laguna Beach area. Length of excursion depends on the hike option chosen.
Dana Point Headlands Hike
Investigate the local foliage and wildlife of the Dana Point Headlands and learn how they have adapted to life on the ever-changing coast. Accompanied by naturalists, you will learn about kelp forest ecology and the local history of Dana Point on a 3 - 5 mile round trip hike.
Harbor Wine Cruise
Join us for an evening cruise aboard our luxury catamaran. This cruise features a wine host who explains all the wines you will be sampling from The Organic Cellar, which promotes organically grown and pesticide-free wines as well as a sample platter of cheese, crackers, dried fruits, and nuts that pairs with the wines. Our 63-ft Ocean Adventure catamaran features a 360-degree view from its spacious deck. Additionally, guests may enjoy a fully operative cash bar onboard to delight in a variety of beverages. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beauty and charm of Dana Point Harbor.
San Juan Capistrano Mission Inn Tour
Experience a VIP guided tour and explore the San Juan Capistrano Mission Grounds. Mission San Juan Capistrano, historic landmark and museum, is the Birthplace of Orange County. It was founded more than two hundred years ago as the 7th of 21 missions statewide and features a chapel still standing where Saint Serra once celebrated Mass. Today, it is a monument to California’s multi-cultural history, embracing its Native American, Spanish, Mexican and European heritage. See a snapshot of California’s history by touring exhibits and museum rooms including entrance into a historic wine vat, visiting the private sacristy of the ruins, or touch the historic Mission Bells. This is an up-close experience entering the past world of the California Mission System.
Explore The Shore Hike
Our expert naturalists guide you in a discovery of the sea life in the different tidal zones. We begin with an engaging introductory presentation in the Eco-Adventure Center and then explore some of Southern California’s most beautiful tide pools on the resort beaches.
Learn how to surf in true Southern California style with an expert surf instructor this summer. Communicated in a way that will make surfing accessible to everyone, beginners will enjoy the thoroughness of the lesson, while experienced surfers will love the personal coaching. The Surf Experience includes transportation to and from the surf spot, a 2-hour lesson, all equipment including surfboards, wetsuits, towels and more.
Stand Up Paddleboarding & Kayaking Adventure
With access to the calm waters of Dana Point Harbor, stand up paddleboarding (SUP) and kayaking are amazing ways to explore the Southern California shoreline. Experience a SUP or kayaking lesson including 2 hours of instruction by a CPR/First Aid certified instructor including all equipment.
Enhance your event with our top-of-the-line lawn game options. Games include cornhole, giant Jenga, ladder toss, golf pong and more. Our Ladies and Gentlemen will oversee the setup of the lawn games of your choice. The length of rental depends on the time of day.
A memorable and enriching stay can extend well beyond our hotels. That's why Impact Experiences, providing inspiring opportunities for our guests to contribute to the local community, are available through our partner Destination Management Organizations. Impact Experiences are compelling social and environmental impact activities where there is one constant – each program makes a lasting and authentic differenc
Impact Experiences offers on-property activities that can be incorporated in the conference agenda during lunch breaks, receptions and coffee breaks, including:
Additionally, Signature Impact Experiences invite our group guests to take part in an off-site volunteer activity, unique to the destination.
Enriching Lives with Dogs
Celebrate and care for man’s most devoted friend at Laguna Niguel’s beloved Canine Companions for Independence, which trains and provides assistance dogs to people with disabilities. Group guests can clean doggy dorms, participate in maintenance projects or wash the vans that transport these loving puppies. Help care for dogs who change the lives of countless individuals.
Please contact your meetings and special events professional for details on how Impact Experiences can be matched to your group.
Meetings at The Ritz-Carlton are carefully designed to create an unparalleled guest experience while protecting our natural resources. Together with our property-based Community Footprints efforts, 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 Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is pleased to include these additional environmentally responsible meeting practices for you and your attendees to further complement our legendary service:
California elegance combined with contemporary accents are the hallmarks for our largest event room. The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom features majestic Bohemian crystal chandeliers, exquisite muted aqua blue wall coverings with a modern floral design in platinum accented with antique white decorative wood moldings.
This lovely intimate salon offers a combination of exquisite oak paneling and faux stitched leather wall treatments in pale sand. Two traditional brass chandeliers suspended from wood framed vaulted ceiling adds dimension and character to the room. This intimate setting is ideal for smaller events.
The Pacific Promenade Lawn is the exclusive ceremony location for the Pacific Promenade Room. This beautifully landscaped setting offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, northern coastline and offers a lush lawn, lined with richly colored gardens and native palms. With the backdrop of the California Riviera, you and your guests will always treasure the amazing experience.
The Pacific Promenade Lawn is a beautifully landscaped setting that offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, northern coast. The venue offers a lush lawn, lined with richly colored gardens and native palms that is perfect for an alfresco lunch or dinner.
Our spectacular Spanish-tiled courtyard is complete with a rustic Mediterranean fountain and lush palms. This is the ideal setting in which to enjoy pre-event cocktails and socializing in an al fresco setting.
The Monarch Bay Sunset Terrace is a beautifully private and quaint Spanish tiled courtyard overlooking the Pacific Ocean. An elegant Ngaio tree highlights the terrace with delicate branches that extend outwards and frame a picture perfect setting. This beautiful terrace is an ideal venue to a wedding ceremony or cocktail reception.
Southern California’s Laguna Beach community celebrates life, making it the perfect venue to mark important moments. Our hotel provides a number of awe-inspiring event venues including ocean-view lawns and ballrooms for galas, family reunions, bar/bat mitzvahs, birthday parties, fundraisers and other social gatherings. Our talented Laguna Beach culinary team oversees the catering and works with your theme and cultural requirements to create the perfect event menu.
One Ritz-Carlton Drive,
Dana Point, California, USA, 92629
Fax: +1 949-573-2230