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Meet in Massachusetts

Mandy Volpe - Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sodexo Conferencing properties understands what it takes to host exceptional meetings. For example, the Berkshire Meeting Room at the Conference Center at Waltham Woods features large windows which allows for the natural light of the outdoors to flood into the room. This room at the Massachusetts location allows for guests to meet while lounging in ergonomic chairs during their business meeting. If you are looking to take your company’s meeting outside of your office, give them a call to schedule this flexible meeting space for your next workshop. 

Venue Spotlight: High Country Conference Center

Mandy Volpe - Thursday, January 16, 2014

This week we are highlighting High Country Conference Center, a Sodexo Conferencing Venue located in Flagstaff, Arizona.  

High Country Conference Center gives a high level of attention to audio visual technology. They can customize your event lighting needs based on your color scheme. They will work with you to ensure that your meetings are equipped with slideshow presentations and a sound system.They truly help to create a one-of-a-kind event for your attendees!

The Conference Center features over 25,000 square feet of meeting space. Rooms consist of an 800 person ballroom, spaces for wedding receptions, and staging rooms for your bridal party to get ready for the big day!

The indoor spaces alone are ideal for weddings, corporate meeting, and special events but the extension of the outdoor patio is perfect for a cocktail reception under the stars.

The Conference Center offers the best of both worlds while offering state of the art meeting spaces adjacent to extensive amenities such as shopping, entertainment, and dining in downtown Flagstaff.

Check out the High Country Conference Center today for your next corporate or social event.

Venue Spotlight: Discover Waltham Woods

Mandy Volpe - Thursday, December 19, 2013
Sodexo Conferencing has a wide portfolio of venues that can meet your event needs. We are starting a series to highlight our properties so that you can see just how great the venues are. First up, The Conference Center at Waltham Woods.

The Conference Center at Waltham Woods is located in Massachusetts and is housed within the award winning Massachusetts Medical Society. The Conference Center overlooks the Cambridge Reservoir which provides beautiful park-like views.

Meeting spaces range from 180 seats amphitheater to 5 individual break out meeting rooms. Seating is flexible, but most importantly feature ergonomic chairs.

Of course being a Sodexo Conferencing property, the catering menu is top notch. There is a Dining Room Luncheon Buffet which changes daily to include fresh ingredients, vegetarian options, and a carved item! Your meeting attendees will not leave hungry!

Meet the Planner: San Ramon Valley Conference Center

Mandy Volpe - Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Rachel Schaffner has been with San Ramon Valley Conference Center for almost two and a half years. Today we highlight her experience and what is her most memorable event.

How did you get started in the industry?

I started in the hospitality industry in college.  I was in the process of receiving my degree in hotel and restaurant management when I received my first job at a front desk of a conference center.  After working closely with the Event Coordinator, I knew that I was drawn to event planning.  I moved to New York City after college and received my first job at a Law Firm working as a Conference Coordinator for the attorneys.  After four years in the city that never sleeps, I moved back to California to find myself at the San Ramon Valley Conference Center.    


How long have you been coordinating Conferences?

6 years


What is your favorite part about working at San Ramon Valley?

My favorite part of working at SRVCC would be my amazing coworkers and collaborating with clients to coordinate creative events that put a smile on the attendees’ faces. 

What has been your favorite event you have planned, and why? I think one of my favorites events here at SRVCC would have been a 50th birthday party I had the honor of planning.  It was a unique event for us here at the Conference Center as we are normally planning corporate events as opposed to social. The theme of the party was to roast the birthday boy.  We had a sit down dinner for 100 guests, DJ, dance floor, and stage.  This was a fun event to plan because it was something out of the ordinary than what we do here at the San Ramon Valley Conference Center.

Trending Topic: Sodexo Conferencing

Mandy Volpe - Friday, November 08, 2013
Have you heard the news? We are taking over the internet! Okay, not really, but we are making a dent in the social media world. Follow along as we update regularly on Facebook and Twitter about upcoming events and deals. You may even catch a glimpse of some behind the scenes footage from our event set-ups. Join the conversation by using #sodexoconferencing and follow your favorite properties below:

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Indoor Cabin at The Millennium Centre

Mandy Volpe - Monday, October 28, 2013

The Millennium Centre had a great event this past weekend for Appalachia Service Project. The three day event kicked off in the Tri-Cities with a stage decked out looking like a mini cabin. The crew spent the hours leading up to the event constructing the cabin to showcase the types of construction and project that takes place within the ASP community. 

Here is a before picture as the crew was setting up the cabin on the Ballroom stage at the Sodexo Conferencing Venue

The after picture is awesome as it really showcases the lighting and band set-up for the evening.

Thank you to the Appalachia Service Project for selecting The Millennium Centre as their venue for the ASP Conference!

Unique Wedding Venues

Mandy Volpe - Friday, September 06, 2013

Wedding Venues come in all shapes and sizes. The best venues are the ones that have a beautiful location, parking for all guests, great customer service, and food that never leaves you wondering “is there a preferred caterer list”. Sodexo Conferencing offers two properties that specialize in weddings. Here is a glimpse into both venues and the gorgeous landscapes that make up the wedding sites.

Pickwick Garden Conference Center:

Located in the heart of Burbank, California on a two and a half acre lush greenery landscape, this property gives you the perfect spot for your unique wedding. Unforgettable ambiance, fine cuisine, and passion for detail are what set the High Country Conference Center staff above the rest. The wedding packages feature bridal lounges, floral arrangements, professional musicians, chairs, and candles. To view the packages, click here. Pickwick Weddings

High Country Conference Center:

Nestled in northern Flagstaff, Arizona, surrounded by pine forest and golf course scenery, this location is perfect for the bride and group who love heritage as well as the outdoors. Ballrooms and private banquet rooms are available for up to 800 guests. The High Country Conference Center offers a unique culinary experience that features health and nutritious options by expert chefs from Sodexo. 

For more information on High Country Conference Center Weddings click here.