Ocean Institute

Dana Point, CA

This unique location is nestled between the sparkling Pacific Ocean and the dramatic bluffs that surround Dana Point Harbor.  The facility includes state-of-the-art teaching labs, the Maddie James Seaside Learning Center, two historic tall ships, and an oceanographic research vessel. All of this can be part of your unique event if you so choose.

There are three distinct areas within the property for groups of 10 to 400. Total buyouts of the facility are available for groups of more than 400.  All areas are equipped with high quality digital systems for any media. Please inquire for your specific needs.

The Executive Boardroom is an intimate space looking out over the central courtyard, Harbor and ocean.  It has a large conference table for 12, although the room will accommodate up to 18.  This space is perfect for weekday breakfast and lunch meetings or as a VIP suite for larger events.

The Surfscience Deck is a fun and relaxing surf vibe room that can accommodate groups of 10 to 80.  From corporate trainings to cocktails parties and sit down dinners, this versatile space is ready for your event vision.  Step out onto the balcony and watch the waves roll in while breathing in the amazing ocean air.

In the center of it all is the Samueli Lecture Hall & Conference Center.  At 5000 sq. ft., this indoor/outdoor venue overlooks the Dana Point Harbor and sports a  marine educational theme.  The space can be transformed from a meeting room to a romantic wedding ceremony and reception site to a fundraising gala complete with concert and auction tables. Whatever your event, the options are endless.