Convene

Convene

The Institute and Cavallo Point Lodge, an elegant and environmentally-sustainable upscale resort and meeting venue, work together to welcome environmentally-focused organizations and groups to apply for a specially discounted rate. Nestled at the northern end of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Lodge is an inspiring destination for holding retreats, conferences and other events. In addition to being a member of Historic Hotels of America, this San Francisco luxury resort was named one of the "Top 10 New American Landmarks" by Travel+Leisure and has been awarded LEED Gold Certification for its environmentally-sustainable design and construction.

Cavallo Point Lodge offers over 14,000 square feet of adaptable meeting space, including a dedicated board room. These facilities can accommodate ten to 300 people, with ample rooms for breakouts, food and beverage functions, and pre-event space. State-of-the-art technology includes high-speed Internet connectivity, drop-down screens, and built-in sound. Professional planning support helps ensure your event runs seamlessly.

How to Qualify 

All organizations interested in receiving this rate must:

  • Be a nonprofit, government, or cross-sector institution hosting an event focused on environmental issues.
  • Select a date between November 1 and April 30 (holiday weekends excluded). **Meeting dates are subject to Cavallo Point Lodge's availability**
  • Host an overnight event with a minimum of 10 lodging rooms per night.
  • Conduct a conference, meeting or event that aligns with the Institute's mission and has broad potential for impact in serving a diverse audience.
  • Submit a Qualification Form Application online.

Pricing for Qualified Organizations

 

Cost/person/full day

Lodging

 

Reduced Lodging Rate*

Nov- Dec 2014 rate: $261.25/night for single occupancy

   Jan-Apr 2015 rate: $273.75/night for single occupancy 

**Additional $50.00 for double occupancy

Food and Beverage Package

$71 Institute meal package

Individual meal pricing

Breakfast: $15

Lunch:   $21

Dinner:  $35

*Buffet menu

**Exclusive of 8.5% sales tax & 21% gratuity. 

AM and PM snack breaks (does not include coffee/tea/drinks)

$15 and up

Other Lodge Meeting Services

 

Conference and Meeting Space

General Session Space included with lodging

(25% conference fee)

Projector Screen

 

Included

 

Bellman Porterage

$8.00 roundtrip for porterage

Overnight Parking


$25.00 per car/night

Audio Visual Service and Rental

           NOT INCLUDED

*Cavallo Point works with PSAV

For more information and a quote, please contact: 
Mitch Witman  (mwitman@psav.com)

Receptions, Upgraded Menus or Extra Food/Beverage Needs

NOT included, offered at standard Cavallo Point rates

 

 * Rate includes a 25% conference allowance fee to support the cost of providing meeting space and banquet staff service. In lieu of a standard hotel tax, a 4% fee on the lodging rate will be added to support onsite environmental programming, utilities, transportation, and administration. City, County or State transient hotel taxes are not applied to Cavallo Point room rates. For shared occupancy, an additional $50 will be added per person, per night for standard rooms with shared bed. Double bedded rooms are non-standard rooms and are quoted at a higher rate at the discretion of Cavallo Point. Qualification for the Institute group rate requires that 50% of the total attendee number be tied to overnight rooms with a minimum of 10 lodging rooms per night allocated to the group.

 ** Rates quoted on a per person basis. Upgrades to the Institute meal package are available through Cavallo Point Lodge.

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Cavallo Point Banquet Room Capacity 

SPACE DIMENSIONS CLASSROOM THEATER HOLLOW SQUARE RECEPTION CONFERENCE U-SHAPE ROUNDS
Surfbird A+B 70 x 25-37 90 160 64 190 58 60 130
Surfbird A 25 x 37 36 80 36 80 28 32 40
Surfbird b 45 x 25 54 100 44 125 34 40 80
Tidawater A+B 70 x 25-37 90 160 64 190 58 60 130
Tidewater A 25 x 37 36 80 36 80 28 32 40
Tidewater B 45 x 25 54 100 44 125 34 40 80
Verbena A+B 70 x 25-37 90 160 64 190 58 60 130
Verbena A 25 x 37 36 80 36 80 28 32 40
Verbena B 45 x 25 54 100 44 125 34 40 80
La Mariposa Borracha 38 x 21       50 18    
Cooking School 25 x 45       50      
Callippe 60 x 40 100 215 72 250 50 60 180
Callippe Foyer 47 x 32       140     30
Callippe Terrace 60 x 42       160      
Silverspot 18 x 32 28 40 24 50 24 20 36
Mission Blue 62 x 37 84 200 56 200 34 44 100
Mission Blue Lawn 108 x 48   300   300     300
Kober Lawn 120 x 50   300   300     300

Availability of the special rate is limited and subject to approval by the Institute at the Golden Gate.

Read more here (PDF) >>

Qualification forms are available here or via email. For more information please contact us at convene@instituteatgoldengate.org.

“Cavallo, a former army base turned hotel right next to the world's most beautiful bridge, gets major points for its 'soulful, creative use of a historic site,' landing it on our list of Bay Area contenders.”

- Sunset Magazine, 25 Best Hotels in the West, 2011


Winner – ‘Sense of Place’
National Geographic World Legacy Awards 2015

#1 – Best Hotels in the San Francisco Bay Area
Travel+Leisure | World’s Best Awards 2015

#6 – Best Hotels in California
Travel+Leisure | World’s Best Awards 2015