Visit Oceanside Conference and Visitors Bureau Group Sales Services

Free Travel Planning & Event Support Services

When you choose Oceanside as the location for your wedding, special event, meeting or reunion, you’ll not only get a setting which will create many lasting & wonderful memories, you will also have access to the COMPLIMENTARY assistance of the Visit Oceanside Conference & Visitors Bureau. We are a team of hospitality & tourism professionals who live, work and play in Oceanside!

Group Room Rates for Lodging in Oceanside

One phone call to our Group Travel Department can get you proposals with rates and availability from many Oceanside hotels and vacation rentals. Tell us what you’re looking for and we’ll find the best fit for your group. We’ll contact the properties to arrange room blocks at a group discount and remain your single point of contact throughout the process to ensure streamlined communication. Want a general tour of the Oceanside area or want us to coordinate site inspections at hotel or event properties? We’ll be happy to help. Depending on the size of your group we can even host your lodging landing page.

Venue Recommendations for Group Events

Many of Oceanside’s wedding and event venues take advantage of our year-round ideal weather, outdoor lifestyle and coastal location; however, we also have a variety of locations which range from traditional meeting space to one-of-a-kind museums and historical buildings. Oceanside is home to a state-of-the-art conference center featuring a 10,500 square foot exhibit hall. We will search for the best match for your event and help you compare options.

Complimentary Event Planning Assistance

The Visit Oceanside Group Travel Department has the region’s resources at our fingertips. Our goal is to provide you with the assistance you need to make your event in Oceanside well-attended, successful and enjoyable. Our event experts have the most trusted professional referrals for catering, transportation, entertainment, event rentals, and many other event services.

Meeting Planner Incentives

When you book your group accommodations in Oceanside you may qualify for our “Pick A Perk” promotion! New customers with qualifying booked rooms, may be eligible to receive a sponsorship towards Oceanside services and activities, shuttle transportation, or a Visa or an American Express gift card! Click to view our Pick a Perk deals and to see if your date qualifies!

Itineraries and Group Planning Suggestions

There are so many things to do in and around Oceanside! Get the entire group together for water activities and ocean excursions out of the Harbor; explore by bike or with a photo scavenger hunt; tour our museums and historical landmarks; or for the really adventurous – skydive! With daily stops at our Oceanside Transit Center for Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner, Metrolink, and San Diego’s regional Coaster and Sprinter, Oceanside is the perfect hub to explore all that Southern California has to offer. Our staff members are experts on this area and can offer itinerary suggestions, with local knowledge of travel time, traffic and other important factors.

Official California Welcome Center for your Guests

Visit Oceanside operates the California Welcome Center-Oceanside where visitors can find regional information, maps and directions, discounted attraction tickets, gifts and souvenirs. We want your guests to feel welcome and will be happy to provide welcome bags with a greeting and brochures. We can include Oceanside Visitor Guides, Dining Guides, maps, coupons and other brochures for area attractions or opportunities.

Media Support

We have a large collection of images and videos to enhance your efforts to boost attendance.

Getting Started? We’re Here to Help!

Visit Oceanside’s list of area special event and banquet venues, vendor referrals, and local accommodations is one stop shop for event information. This guide includes Oceanside’s venues categorized by type and includes capacity details, contact information, and catering options. The guide also includes group dining locations along with activities and excursions for your entire group to enjoy together! 

Oceanside Event Referral Guide Request

Dana Higgins

Director of Business Development

(760) 637-9953

Family and Military Reunions, Sports Travel, Faith-Based Conferences and Retreats, and Corporate Retreats and Meetings

Michelle Martini-Brown

Business Development Manager

(760) 458-6016

Weddings, Celebrations, Association Meetings, Bike Tourism, and Non-Profit Events
What Customers Say About Our Services
  • “For 2 years in a row, Oceanside has been the PERFECT place to host events during our Getaway where we hosted hundreds of people from all over the world. We felt incredibly supported by Visit Oceanside.”

    Project Manager, Switchfoot
  • “It should be known that our meeting planners organize hundreds of small and large events throughout the year – but this event was one of the simplest to arrange. Visit Oceanside CVB was essentially in the trenches for us…”

    Regional Marketing Director, Texas Roadhouse
  • “I just wanted to let you know our executive group enjoyed their retreat. Everything went well. Your help was invaluable. Thank you again!”

    Executive Assistant, Saint-Gobain
  • “Throughout the planning process, Dana worked tirelessly to match my hotel, transportation, event requirements with Oceanside’s resources. Dana’s dedication, expertise, initiative and recommendations far exceeded my expectations and quickly met my reunion goals. Going forward, I will start any event planning with the team at Visit Oceanside Conference and Visitors Bureau.”

    Recon 50 Military Reunion
  • “Thank you for your help in working with the Wyndham.  The event was a huge success and the facility was beautiful. Your help was instrumental in selecting the perfect venue for our event.”

    MiraCosta College
  • “In short order, Dana and Michelle of the Visit Oceanside Conference & Visitors Bureau produced quite an impressive presentation package for our organization.  They were able to secure an unheard of hotel group rate and found a great conference venue to meet all requirements for our main event.  They are consummate professionals who provide outstanding customer service and went above and beyond far exceeding our expectations.  I enthusiastically and highly recommend their services and quality of product in Oceanside.”

    American GI Forum
  • “I felt a real partnership with the team at Visit Oceanside and I felt that you were genuinely interested in our group having a terrific experience while visiting Oceanside and participating in the Honor Bowl. Honestly, I couldn’t have planned the trip without you folks at Visit Oceanside.  NO detail was too small or too large for you to provide careful insight and suggestions.”

    Bellevue High School Football
  • “Dana’s dedication to help us plan and prepare for Race Across America in Oceanside was truly exceptional. She gained the team’s confidence extremely quickly, always going the extra effort to ensure our stay was welcoming while taking time to showcase Oceanside not limited to accommodations, presentation rooms, transportation options and catering.”

    Team Ruck and Rollers (UK)
  • “Visit Oceanside CVB has been instrumental in assisting our group…securing vendors and function sites for our VIP group …knows exactly what’s going on in the community… incredibly welcoming and we look forward to returning for many years to come.”

    IRONMAN XC Executive Challenge
  • “Oceanside has all of the amenities- a magnificent beach, pier, harbor, dining and lodging- and the most affordable prices on the Pacific Coast… Oceanside is the perfect coastal community.”

    Race Across America (RAAM) Race Director