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22 of California's Coolest Spots for Corporate Retreats

Planning an office retreat or some team building? Are you looking to do something fun beyond the boardroom? Surprise your team and co-workers with one of these unique California corporate event venues for your next office getaway. Office gatherings should never be confined to four walls. These venues are bringing the luxury, the glamour, the trendy, the casual and even the eco-friendly to the workplace. 

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Coachman Hotel learn more

The Coachman Hotel understands the importance of a work-play balance. Their rad meeting spaces and on-site beer, wine and coffee bar tackle the nine to five routine with a touch of fun. Get inspired during break time when you walk through their French doors that open up to an outdoor roof deck and grab your team for some tubing in the pool. 
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Camp Navarro learn more

Plan a corporate retreat the Silicon Valley way! Both Google and LinkedIn have retreated to Camp Navarro for some business bonding. Unplug in a cabin or teepee with up to 325 of your colleagues.
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OUE Skyspace LA learn more

How to celebrate work milestones: throw a party 1,000 feet above the streets of LA. Your co-workers will feel on top of the world with the 360-degree views of the Los Angeles skyline.
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$407 avg. room rate
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Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows learn more

Meet for business the stress-free way and soak up Fairmont Miramar’s Pacific Ocean views. The executive boardrooms include exquisite style and state-of-the-art technology while their ballroom delivers on glamour - the largest ballroom in Santa Monica, to be precise. 
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California Ranch Events learn more

A mere one hour from Silicon Valley and San Francisco, this 5th generation family-owned ranch can accommodate overnight groups of 30 or day groups of 250 meaning your start-up from the Valley or corporate company from the city can take in all this ranch has to offer. 
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Zuma Sanctuary learn more

Run away to 16 acres of Malibu land perched on top of the Pacific Ocean. Zuma Sanctuary is ideal for the company that's looking to connect with nature and loves glamping. You might have to draw a raffle to see who gets the vintage airstreams as their lodging.
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$197 avg. room rate
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The Line Hotel learn more

Just because you need a boardroom doesn’t mean you need to compromise on aesthetics. Congregate at any one of The Line’s four stylish boardrooms. With floor-to-ceiling windows, your guests will be basking in the urban landscape of Los Angeles.
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The New Children's Museum learn more

If you are looking to make a statement for your next corporate event, the architectural and artistic backdrop of The New Children’s Museum is both a modern and sophisticated space to host your employees. Take over the entire museum or choose from any of their three venue spaces and four meeting rooms.
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The Wood Shed by Booze Brothers learn more

Grab a beer and give a toast at The Wood Shed. This bohemian and trendy event space is perfect for the laid back office that enjoys a casual time. 
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The Land learn more

San Franciscans, here's a real retreat for you. This event center located two hours north of the city is bringing you back to nature to connect and unwind with it. Take in the giant redwoods, private beaches and winding trails with your work fam for a truly unforgettable experience. 
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Millwick learn more

If your start-up is eco-friendly then Millwick is the venue to host your office shindig. This indoor-outdoor space is equipped with gardens, brick walls and energy efficient lighting to give your office party an urban jungle feel. 
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Light Lab learn more

Light Lab was made for the Instagram photo. This manicured space (pink walls in the background, y'all), is perfect for a product launch party or milestone celebration. Boomerangs, here we come!
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$495 avg. room rate
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Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara learn more

Get the office out of the city and retreat with the office to the 12 free-standing bungalows that make up the lush jungle gardens of the Four Seasons in Santa Barbara. Sometimes a hint of modern luxury, a breathtaking meeting space, an ocean view and a couple miles out of town are the refreshers your company needs.
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Ruby Street learn more

Make your co-workers feel like family by hosting a private event at The Ruby Street. Originally built as a church, the original stain glass windows add a touch of charm. For the company that likes things to be more on the personal side, Ruby Street will help everyone feel at home.
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Bel-Air Bay Club learn more

Bel-Air Bay Club will transport your office party to a leisure wonderland with old world charm. Take over the entire estate and engage in team-building exercises while the ocean glistens in the background. 
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Flora Changs learn more

When your employees are killing it at work, throw them a party at Flora Changs. This private sunlit garden room was once an ice cream factory. Its eclectic decor will have the office unwinding over a cocktail and a few laughs in no time. 
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Mr. C Beverly Hills learn more

Treat your team to classic luxury. Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, Mr. C’s private dining and board room can fit up to 80 guests. In addition to luxury, their HDTV plasma screen will keep your presentations looking professional. 
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Craneway Pavilion learn more

For the industrially inclined company that loves a good ocean view, Craneway Pavilion is as expansive as it is stylish. With a 20,000 square-foot open-air patio, ending the day with an outdoor cocktail party sounds like the perfect way to treat your co-workers.
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Ebell of Long Beach learn more

Host your annual company gala amongst the ornate details of the grand ballroom at Ebell. The crystal and iron chandelier, archways and high-ceilings will give your event an opulent touch.
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The Armory learn more

Calling all large companies; The Drill Court event space at The Armory can hold a maximum capacity of 3997. Finally, a space that can fit every department.
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Asian Art Museum of San Francisco learn more

Hosting a company event at the Asian Art Museum will immerse your guests in rich culture. This Beaux-Arts building has five event spaces that cater for private dinners, cocktail hours, ceremonies and even dancing. Go all the way with a black tie optional dress code to really make things fancy.
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BRICK learn more

This blank canvas with floor to ceiling exposed brick will host the corporate event everyone will be talking about the next week. Utilize the 6,000 square feet for up to 400 like-minded professionals and show some love to your work community. 
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