Select top-level meetings can now have access to the exclusive Del Mar Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe. The club offers a secure and totally private venue for meetings that are personally curated and supported by dedicated planning, facilitating and hospitality services.
Located four miles inland from the coast in a secluded valley, the Del Mar Country Club is owned by philanthropist and businesswoman Madeleine Pickens. The 55,000-square-foot, castle-like clubhouse offers complete seclusion for up to 30 senior executives who wish to arrive, leave and remain “off camera” for the duration of their meetings and business activities at the club.
Inside, a variety of elegant boardrooms, meeting rooms and venues come with a full range of IT and support features. Outside, sporting facilities including an 18-hole championship golf course, tennis courts and almost Olympic-sized swimming pool are available for post-meeting recreation.
The Events Industry Council’s Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) program, established in 1985, is recognized around the world as a badge of excellence in the events industry. JodieAnn Cady, an independent event project manager based in Mason, is among the professionals in the inaugural class of CMP Fellows, a program launched last year.
Located in Onekama and built in 1900 as the summer residence of lumber baron and Manistee Mayor Charles Canfield, Canfield House was purchased, completely renovated, and reopened as a year-round bed-and-breakfast in 2021. Featuring 200 feet of Portage Lake frontage, the property now offers a lakeside fire ring and new dock for kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. The six-room house can be rented for small retreats and groups up to 125 accommodated for meetings and receptions.