While there isn't a central convention center in the area, there are plenty of places that can accommodate big groups on the Paradise Coast. Why have your group meet between four walls when they can enjoy tropical gardens, beachfront settings, art galleries, wildlife preserves and more? Here's a look at where big groups can stay, meet and play.
Start thinking big at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa, which sits on Southwest Florida's biggest private beach. With 225,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space, their extensive facilities can easily accommodate up to 2,000 guests in a setting with breathtaking tropical charm. The resort has completed a $220 million transformation that makes this amazing property exquisite in every last detail.
Another great option for larger groups is Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. The elaborate 72,000-square-foot clubhouse and spa stands as the centerpiece of 34,000 square feet of impressive function space. The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club also boasts a 18-hole, par-72 championship course right on site.
Another delightful option for bigger meetings is the award-winning Ritz-Carlton, Naples, featuring 42,000 square feet of meeting space and one of the biggest, most comprehensive, on-site destination management companies in the country. Trained, certified employees are ready to assist on everything from themed events to all-inclusive billing. This property also provides the seaside tropical charm the Paradise Coast is famous for, and shines even brighter with their $6 million transformation, including a sushi bar, tiki bar and more.
The popular Naples Grande Beach Resort is a great choice for bigger meetings. This dynamic resort is right on the Gulf and offers a contemporary-style setting, with more than 80,000 square feet of customizable indoor and outdoor function space. Elegant and chic, the Naples Grande is also home to the Naples Grande Spa.
To save big at these fine properties and others on the Paradise Coast, visit www.ParadiseCoast.com/Meetings for the latest meeting specials.
Big off-site venues
The Philharmonic Center for the Arts is an exciting way to mix world-class arts with your next meeting. Their grand main auditorium can seat 1,425 guests, and their glass dome Figge Conservatory seats 165.
If you want something totally original and unforgettable for your big group, the NGALA Private Reserve can accommodate 1,000 guests. They can relax under the stars while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and spectacular cuisine, and view magnificent un-caged creatures such as giraffes and leopards closer than ever dreamed possible.
One of Naples' most popular large-scale venues is the Naples Botanical Garden, offering a lush, tropical setting and both inside and outside seating. Their tent lawn can accommodate up to 1,000 people.