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Sonoma State University

1801 E Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, California 94928 USA

Sonoma State University

1801 E Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, California 94928

1500Largest Group
11+Meeting Rooms
3000Overnight Guests
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  • Sonoma State University was recently rated one of the most beautiful college campuses in the Country. Come find out why!Sonoma State University was recently rated one of the most beautiful college campuses in the Country. Come find out why!

  • SSU is located in the heart of Wine Country, and is surrounded by world-class wineries, and restaurants. Extend your stay at SSU and take time to experience all that Sonoma County has to offer.SSU is located in the heart of Wine Country, and is surrounded by world-class wineries, and restaurants. Extend your stay at SSU and take time to experience all that Sonoma County has to offer.

  • The Student Center is home to the largest ballroom in Sonoma County and several breakout rooms. The Student Center is home to the largest ballroom in Sonoma County and several breakout rooms.

  • The grand ballroom is 12,000 square feet and can accommodate over 1,200 guests.The grand ballroom is 12,000 square feet and can accommodate over 1,200 guests.

  • Our housing accommodations are in close proximity to meeting spaces. Our housing accommodations are in close proximity to meeting spaces.

  • One of two residential swimming pools located on campus. All overnight guests have access to the pools, and are welcome to soak up some sun during their free time.One of two residential swimming pools located on campus. All overnight guests have access to the pools, and are welcome to soak up some sun during their free time.

  • Living room in one of our townhouses.Living room in one of our townhouses.

  • Kitchen area in one of our townhouses. These spacious apartment units, allow guests to kick back, relax, and unwind after a busy day of conferencing at SSU.Kitchen area in one of our townhouses. These spacious apartment units, allow guests to kick back, relax, and unwind after a busy day of conferencing at SSU.

  • The Recreation Center at SSU is home to two playing courts, an indoor track, weight room, and much more.The Recreation Center at SSU is home to two playing courts, an indoor track, weight room, and much more.

  • Game Room at the Recreation Center. Invite your guests to enjoy some free time in one of two game rooms within the Recreation Center.Game Room at the Recreation Center. Invite your guests to enjoy some free time in one of two game rooms within the Recreation Center.

  • Green Music Center classroom space, with a capacity of 60, and a piano in the room, this space is ideal for music education.Green Music Center classroom space, with a capacity of 60, and a piano in the room, this space is ideal for music education.

  • Lobo's pizza and pub is located in the Student Center.Lobo's pizza and pub is located in the Student Center.

  • Auditorium style classroom space. An excellent option for your next workshop or training.Auditorium style classroom space. An excellent option for your next workshop or training.

  • Person TheatrePerson Theatre

  • Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall, the breathtaking music facility that is sure to leave a lasting impression. Many world-renowned artists have graced the stage, and showcased the Hall's acoustic perfection.Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall, the breathtaking music facility that is sure to leave a lasting impression. Many world-renowned artists have graced the stage, and showcased the Hall's acoustic perfection.

  • Prelude at the Green Music Center is a premier dining area, adjacent to Weill Hall. It's perfect for an opening or closing reception, or your family reunion gathering.Prelude at the Green Music Center is a premier dining area, adjacent to Weill Hall. It's perfect for an opening or closing reception, or your family reunion gathering.

  • Weill Hall at the Green Music Center Weill Hall at the Green Music Center

  • Prelude at the Green Music Center Prelude at the Green Music Center

  • The  Kitchens dining facility for meal plan users. The Kitchens dining facility for meal plan users.

  • Darwin/Stevenson Quad. An open space that's great for recreational activities between sessions, or an outdoor exhibit.Darwin/Stevenson Quad. An open space that's great for recreational activities between sessions, or an outdoor exhibit.

  • The Overlook is a fine dining resturant that is also perfect for an intimate gathering. The Overlook is a fine dining resturant that is also perfect for an intimate gathering.

  • McCabe Plaza at the Schulz Information Center. This outdoor quad area is a great option for a fair or open gathering.McCabe Plaza at the Schulz Information Center. This outdoor quad area is a great option for a fair or open gathering.

  • Green Music CenterGreen Music Center

  • ClassroomClassroom

  • The Student Center is home to the largest ballroom in Sonoma County and several breakout spaces.The Student Center is home to the largest ballroom in Sonoma County and several breakout spaces.

  • This valley room is one of the 6 meeting rooms located in the Student Center.This valley room is one of the 6 meeting rooms located in the Student Center.

  • The Arbor and Lakes is a great option for an outdoor gatheric or picnic. The Arbor and Lakes is a great option for an outdoor gatheric or picnic.

  • Come visit Sonoma State University, and enjoy our proximity to award-winning wineries and exciting outdoor pursuits.Come visit Sonoma State University, and enjoy our proximity to award-winning wineries and exciting outdoor pursuits.

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  • Overview
  • Event Spaces
  • Accommodations
  • Catering
  • Dining
  • Technology
  • Area Attractions
  • Testimonials

With San Francisco a mere 45 miles away, numerous award-winning wineries within the region, and a pleasant Mediterranean climate, Sonoma State University is the perfect place for your next conference or event. Sonoma State University offers conference venues and meeting spaces that accommodate groups of all sizes for every occasion including educational, professional or personal events!

Our unique campus offers:
• Beautiful campus located in the heart of wine country
• Over 3,000 suite style housing accommodations with individual bedrooms, private bathrooms and a shared common area
• Our housing accommodations are nationally recognized in the Princeton Review for “Dorms Like Palaces”
• The new Student Center, features the largest ballroom in Sonoma County that spans nearly 12,000 square feet
• The Green Music Center at Sonoma State University presents world class music and concerts in the acoustically superb Weill Hall

When you hold an event at Sonoma State University, you get a true blend of affordability and elegance in the heart of Wine Country!

Interested in getting more information about our Sonoma State University conference venues? Submit a Request For Proposal, and a hospitality professionals will contact you soon.

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Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Santa Rosa - 8 miles
San Francisco - 50 miles
Sonoma - 25 miles
Napa - 35 miles
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Sonoma County Airport / 20
Public Transportation Options:
Taxi
Bus
Train
Lyft
Uber
Metro/Public Transportation Proximity:
Onsite
Parking Onsite:
Yes
Parking:
Fee
Availability:
Available year-round. Overnight accommodations available June-August.
Room Type(s):
Suite/Apt Style
Bath Type(s):
Private, Semi-Private
ADA Accessible:
Yes
Largest Group:
1500
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
11+
Largest Classroom Style:
660
Largest Theatre Style:
1270
Number of Overnight Guests:
3000
Technology:
Audio/visual equipment, Wi-Fi access in guest, and meeting rooms, SMART rooms are MAC & PC.
Onsite Wireless Internet:
Free
Onsite A/V Staff:
Yes
Food & Beverage:
University Culinary Services is proud to be the exclusive caterer and meal plan option for the Campus community and its guests. University Catering Services offers many options from basic coffee service to full catered services designed to meet the needs of your event. Our hospitality team is available to assist you in creating an event that will ensure that all of your catering needs are met. Our team can work with you to meet any dietary needs as well as provide vegetarian and vegan choices (available upon request). University Culinary Services is proud to work with many local businesses and farms to source food locally.
Must Use In-house Catering:
Yes
Alcohol Permitted:
Yes
Complete Meeting Package:
Yes
Ropes Course / Team Building:
yes
Special Rates and Packages:
Camp and conference packages available. Please inquire for more information.
Phone:
707-664-3513
Ideally suited for:
Corporate Social Events
Expo/Competitions
Meetings/Conferences/Trainings
Outdoor Event Space
Reunions
Social/Special events
Wedding Receptions
Youth Event/Meetings/Camps





Find us on Unique Venues

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
The Cooperage One of the most popular campus venues, the Cooperage is often used for lectures, movie nights, and large workshops. 

3,575
Student Center Our new Student Center is home to the largest ballroom in Sonoma County, multiple breakout spaces, and several unique dining venues. The Student Center is one of the most desirable places to hold an event or conference.

The Grand Ballroom can accommodate over 1,200 attendees and can be divided into four smaller meeting rooms, perfect for breakout sessions.

The Student Center has 6 Valley Rooms. Each meeting room features data projectors, live internet jacks, wireless connectivity, DVD players and more.

12,000
Person Theater With its state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment, Person Theatre is an excellent choice for a theatrical or dance performance.

7,550
Warren Theater Warren Theater features fixed seating for over 200 guests, and audio/visual capabilities, which make it the ideal location for a performance or lecture.

1,437
Gymnasium With three courts and bleacher seating, the Main Gymnasium is the premier place for a clinic or tournament.

18,578
Athletic Fields The Athletic Fields at SSU offer several spaces for a variety of outdoor activities.

Arbor and Lakes The Arbor and Lakes at Sonoma State is a beautiful outdoor location for weddings, receptions, and social gatherings. A lake surrounds the large lawn area, where guests can take in the peaceful setting while enjoying delicious hors d'oeuvres and local wines. With a capacity of up to 400, the Arbor and Lakes is great for events of all sizes.

Rec Center The Recreation Center is a breathtaking indoor facility, with two large courts, a track, and numerous other amenities.

Weill Hall at the Green Music Center Weill Hall was acoustically designed to rival great venues such as Boston Symphony Hall and Vienna Musikvereinssaal. It embodies the acoustical attributes of Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood; however, it surpasses its predecessor in terms of flexibility and comfort, while reducing its operating carbon footprint. The modular rear wall of Weill Hall opens fully, extending the concert experience to an outdoor audience of up to 3,000.

Prelude at the Green Music Center From anniversary celebrations to cocktail parties, Prelude at the Green Music Center is the ultimate location for any event. Throughout your experience at Prelude, from planning to celebrating, you will be provided with exceptional service. Come and create your forever moments at Prelude.

3,050

Accommodations

Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Sauvignon Village 872 Suite/Apartment Style Private
Beaujolais Village 654 Suite/Apartment Style Private
Cabernet Village 200 Suite/Apartment Style Shared
Verdot Village 291 Suite/Apartment Style Shared
Zinfandel Village 404 Suite/Apartment Style Shared

Catering

  • UNIVERSITY CULINARY SERVICES
    University Catering Services is proud to be the exclusive caterer for the Campus Community and its guests. We provide a wide variety of quality services and our Catering Specialists are always available to assist you in creating an event that will ensure that all of your catered needs are met.
    We look forward to meeting with you and invite you to contact our
    catering office at (707) 664-3336.

    For more information or to view menu options, please visit

     http://sonoma.edu/ces/catering/

  • ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES
    Whether you're looking for a breakfast buffet, boxed lunch, or cocktail reception, our team will create the perfect menu for your event. Here are a few of our favorites to entice your palette:

    BREAKFAST BUFFET
    freshly brewed coffee, an assortment of hot teas, orange juice, lemon water and freshly-baked mini breakfast pastries
    AVAILABLE ADD-ONS: fresh fruit display, bagel platter, breakfast sandwiches, yogurt and granola

    BOXED MEALS:
    TURKEY AND SMOKED GOUDA on a freshly baked sourdough roll, baby spinach and roasted red pepper aioli. Served with pesto pasta salad (gf optional), freshly baked cookie and bottled water
    COBB SALAD mixed greens, grilled chicken, blue cheese, bacon, diced tomatoes, sliced avocado, sliced egg with choice of blue cheese, ranch or balsamic. Served with whole fresh fruit and choice of bottled water

    PLATTERS AND HORS D'OEUVRES:
    DOMESTIC AND IMPORTED CHEESE PLATTER may include gorgonzola, brie, fontina, white cheddar, smoked gouda, pepper jack, (three selections) and spiced goat cheese, dried fruits, mixed nuts, gourmet crackers and crostini (gf optional)
    ANTIPASTA PLATTER salami, provolone, marinated mushrooms, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, kalamata olives, and pickled pepperoncini's and crostini
    CAPRESE SKEWERS mozzarella cheese, cherry tomato and fresh basil with a balsamic reduction (gf) (veg)
    ANDOUILLE SAUSAGE IN PUFF PASTRY andouille sausage wrapped in puff pastry, served with a mustard dipping sauce
    PETITE CRAB CAKES fresh mini crab cakes served with house made aioli


Dining

  • Toast
    Toast offers a quick pickā€up of sandwiches, wraps, pastries, coffee, and a great mix of cold beverages. This venue is open August- May.
  • Charlie Brown's Cafe
    Charlie Brown's Cafe is an inviting eatery offering full scale espresso service, gourmet pastries, European influenced lunch and dinner items, and a wide variety of cold beverages including frappes and smoothies. They also offer a delicious assortment of healthy organic foods and beverages.
  • Student Center Dining
    The Student Center, opened in Fall of 2013, and house our brand new Residential Dining Room, The Kitchens, with multiple food stations, as well as several retail dining venues including: Lobo's, our campus pub, Weyden and Brewster, our grab-and-go dining venue, the Student Center Cafe, that features various beverages such as coffee and tea, and the Overlook, which is our fine dining venue. The Student Center is home to a plethora of new dining venues that are sure to satisfy your taste buds!

Technology

TypeDescription
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi access is complimentary for all guests staying in the residential community. A unique username and password is created for each participant, and this information can be found on the key card envelope that is given to each participant during check in. 

SMART Classrooms SMART rooms come equipped with a permanently installed projection system comprised of a Data Projector, Sound Amplification, Computer, Laptop Connection, and VHS/DVD Playback Deck.

Computer Labs There are several lab spaces on campus, and they range in capacities from 15-35. All labs are MAC or PC compatible, and specialized applications may be installed if needed.

Area Attractions

AttractionDescription
Wine Country With Sonoma Wine Country, and Napa Valley just minutes away from campus, guests have exclusive access to numerous award-winning wineries. There are approximately 200 wineries in Sonoma County alone, each offering a unique tasting experience.

San Francisco San Francisco is a mere 45 miles away from SSU. In this exciting city you can enjoy the oceanic scenery at Fisherman's Wharf, take a trolley ride down the sloping streets, and witness countless cultural activities on a daily basis. With its large variety of dining experiences, theatrical performances, and outdoor activites, San Francisco is never lacking for things to do.

Bodega Bay Spend a day in the quaint beach town locals have come to know and love. Bodega Bay is home to not only great beach areas for relaxing and soaking up the sun, but it also boasts a beautiful waterfront restaurant serving freshly caught seafood. The small shops, winding roads, and gorgeous scenery make Bodega Bay a must see in Sonoma County.

Annadel State Park Annadel State Park is on the eastern edge of Santa Rosa, and it offers visitors a wonderful outdoor area to hike, bike, or ride. A favorite spot for wildflower lovers, the park is home to many different varieties of flowers, which can be seen at their best during the months of April and May. With the gorgeous trails, and a hidden fishing lake, Annadel State Park is the perfect place to spend an afternoon.

Testimonials

  • We were very happy with the accommodations. Each room having it’s own bath was key as we all came in together from the MS bike ride!!
    Bob--Waves to Wine MS Bike Ride

  • My stay at the Seawolf Suites for the National MS Society Wave to Wine ride was very pleasant. Access to the kitchen, hot tub and laundry facility was a major bonus! The room was very comfortable! I must add that the customer service was outstanding.
    Shane--Waves to Wine MS Bike Ride

  • My stay over Parent’s Weekend was very convenient and economical. The suite was clean and quiet, everything I wanted. I’ve already recommended your rooms to other parents.
    Cynthia--Parent Weekend

  • Our group anxiously awaits our annual retreat at SSU each year. The accommodations are excellent and the staff are not only friendly, but are always quick to answer questions and provide assistance. We continue to come to Sonoma State and are happy to call it our home away from home.
    Joe--Annual Summer Retreat

  • Thanks so much for everything! The camp was SO great, and everyone at Sonoma State was super helpful and friendly. We all loved it there!!
    Emily--National Tennis Camp

  • I wanted to thank you and your team for the incredible job you did with our conference. Your professionalism, courtesy, flexibility and ability to work with our policies went beyond our expectations. Our program was a success and you were a big part of that success.
    Alla--Youth Leadership Camp

  • I appreciate all the accommodations you made for us as well as all the help Sonoma State staff provided during our conference. SSU definitely set the bar very high of all the off-site facilities that we have utilized in the past.
    Tika/Labor Center Retreat