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Newest Venue and Attraction on the Newport Beach, CA Peninsula

January 3, 2017

Along a 40 square mile stretch of Pacific coastline between Los Angeles and San Diego, sits the gorgeous coastal community of Newport Beach. Featuring some of Southern California’s finest beaches, elegant resorts and acclaimed dining, Newport Beach is a casually sophisticated ocean front community. Rich in eclectic beauty, this seaside locale has served as a backdrop for several television shows and movies over the years and provided a tranquil haven for many of Hollywood’s most prominent figures.

Conveniently located near three major airports, Newport Beach offers a variety of venues, properties and attractions perfect for corporate meetings and events. From established hotel brands delivering hospitality excellence to chic boutique properties, Newport Beach provides meeting planners with plenty of options for corporate group meetings.

A snapshot of the Newport Beach peninsula

A couple of the locations groups are sure to enjoy can be found along the famed Newport Peninsula. Extending three-miles out to the Pacific, the peninsula is flanked by Newport Harbor on one side and broad, sandy beaches on the other. One visit to this area will quickly reveal why Newport Beach has become a playground for many of Hollywood’s elite. In the twenties, the Newport Peninsula provided a retreat for celebrities wishing to escape the confines of studio contracts, if only for the weekend. In the thirties and forties the landmark Balboa Pavilion boomed with the sounds of Big Band legends Count Basie and Benny Goodman. The peninsula was the place to be during Hollywood’s Golden Era. Today, the Newport Peninsula continues to welcome Hollywood’s elite along with numerous visitors looking to enjoy a piece of Newport Beach’s iconic lifestyle.

Newport Beach’s newest venue

Marina Park

Midway down the peninsula, sits a 10.5-acre stretch of land, which is now home to the newly established event center, Marina Park. This year-old facility features a variety of venue spaces, ideal for meetings, larger events and even intimate gatherings. Marina Park stakes its claim with its intimate Lighthouse Cafe, a 67-seat lighthouse-shaped restaurant, which towers above the calm harbor waters. From small to large spaces, indoor rooms or outdoor areas, Marina Park can host your private event or meeting of any size.

Event Space:

Meeting Rooms
Linda Island
Max. Capacity: 49

Little Balboa Island
Max. Capacity: 61

Bay Island & Collins Island
Max. Capacity: 79

Event Room
Max. Capacity: 158

Event Lawn
*Room rental required
Max. Capacity: 158

Newport’s New Harborside Shopping and Dining Experience

Lido Marina Village

Newport Beach’s most recent shopping addition, Lido Marina Village offers luxe shopping and harborfront dining. Located along Newport Harbor, this charming village blends high-end fashion, jewelry and home décor boutiques with upscale waterfront restaurants and casual eateries for a beautifully relaxed outdoor shopping experience. Lido Marina Village is a true reflection of the Newport Beach lifestyle: casual, comfortable and chic!

Newport Beach’s newest venue and attraction combine the natural beauty of the destination with its upscale ambiance to offer an affordably luxurious experience. We invite you to check out all the amenities Newport Beach, CA has to offer your next group meeting. Start by involving Visit Newport Beach, the local DMO. Visit Newport Beach opens the doors to this resort destination with knowledge and resources that can simplify the planning process and help extend the meeting budget.

Written by Visit Newport Beach Meetings

As a not-for-profit Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), Visit Newport Beach provides destination expertise, customized site visits, strong partnerships and resources tailored specifically to the needs of meeting planners and their clients.

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