Prefunction space set up for a reception at the Holiday Inn Santa Maria.

Flexible Venues in Santa Maria

We love to celebrate! There’s no better place to plan your social event or celebration than the Holiday Inn Santa Maria. Whether you want to have your event with us, or are in town for an event and are simply looking for spacious and convenient accommodations, we’re your answer.

Cabernet meeting room with U-shape table configuration at Holiday Inn Santa Maria.
Merlot boardroom meeting space at Holiday Inn Santa Maria.

Parties, Celebrations & Other Events

Santa Maria's Premier Event Venue For

  • Anniversary Parties
  • Weddings
  • Small Receptions & Banquets
  • Birthday Parties
  • Baby Showers
  • Bar Mitzvahs/Bat Mitzvahs
  • Small Government/Military Meetings & Functions
  • Reunions (Family, High School, College, Fraternity/Sorority)

Fill out a request for proposal form to plan your next Santa Maria social event at the Holiday Inn Santa Maria.

Keys To Finding The Perfect Venue

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Convenient Location

Nestled beneath the foothills of Santa Barbara County Wine Country and conveniently located just off Highway 101, the Holiday Inn Santa Maria puts you near all of Santa Maria’s most popular attractions.

Comfortable Accommodations

With 207 guest rooms and suites across four floors and with interior corridors, we make group travel simple, safe, and efficient. We also offer several connected rooms ensuring your party is always nearby.

Laptop, glasses, and a lamp on a workstation desk with a desk chair at Holiday Inn & Suites Santa Maria.
Mesquite meeting room with classroom-style table configuration at Holiday Inn Santa Maria.

Flexible Space

Celebrate with 1,800 square feet of flexible meeting space, including an intimate boardroom perfect for pre-party planning or meetings.

Professional and Courteous Service

Holiday Inn has been hosting successful events and celebrations for decades. From pre-planning, booking your rooms, reserving the space, setting up for your celebration, to assisting with catering, we are there to help every step of the way.

Accessible lobby of the Holiday Inn Santa Maria.
Two gold wedding bands, a pink rose, and a ribbon on an old wooden table.

Plan Your Wedding in Santa Maria!

Surrounded by lush rolling hills near the scenic Pacific Ocean and centrally located between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, it’s no surprise that the Santa Maria area is such a popular wedding destination. From the rustic charm of the nearby wineries to the dramatic seaside vistas of Pismo State Beach or Guadalupe Dunes, there’s no shortage of stunningly unique wedding venues in the area. Make the Holiday Inn Santa Maria your home base and enjoy our spacious accommodations and all the creature comforts of home.

Quinceañera Celebrations in Santa Maria

Throw the celebration of a lifetime for your daughter’s quinceañera! Plan a party for up to 207 guests in our flexible ballroom space and delicious catering options. Our friendly staff will go above and beyond to make sure the theme, decorations, and food are just right for the birthday girl!

A bed in the queen suite at the Holiday Inn Santa Maria.

Guest Rooms

Reserve a Block of Rooms

When you reserve a block of rooms for your upcoming social event in Santa Maria, you and your guests will enjoy:

  • 207 rooms and suites across four floors with interior corridors
  • 1,800 square feet of meeting and event space
  • Free high-speed Internet access throughout the hotel
  • Spacious guest rooms with kitchenette (suites with full kitchen)
  • Portabella Bar & Grill serving breakfast and dinner
  • Room service available from 6 am to 10 am and 5 pm to 10 pm
  • 24-hour lounge area
  • Heated outdoor pool with Whirlpool spa
  • Copy and fax machine, plus free WiFi
  • Bus parking is available
  • Pet friendly
  • Proud to participate in Green Engage
Vineyards with rolling hills in the background near Santa Maria, California.

Santa Maria, California

The Perfect Location for Your Santa Maria Event

  • Easy freeway access just off Highway 101 and only three miles from downtown Santa Maria
  • Centrally located between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo
  • 3 miles from Foxen Canyon Wine Trail
  • 3 miles from Santa Maria Fairpark
  • 7 miles from Santa Maria Public Airport District
  • 8 miles from Santa Maria Museum of Flight
  • 10 miles from Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Complex
  • 18 miles from Pismo State Beach
  • 24 miles from Vandenberg Air Force Base
  • 30 miles from San Luis Obispo
  • 65 miles from Santa Barbara
  • 76 miles from Hearst Castle

Learn more about the Holiday Inn Santa Maria by downloading the hotel fact sheet:

COVID-19 Update

Holiday Inn Santa Maria & Suites is officially open for tourism travel.

Please read the overview of our precautions and preventive cleaning measures to see how we are taking care of our guests during the COVID-19 pandemic.