Conference Center at Green Gulch: Facilities, Rates, & Policies

Green Gulch Farms Conference Center


Green Gulch Farm conference facilities are open in a limited capacity due to Covid-related health and safety concerns. If you are interested in hosting an event with us please email ggfconference@sfzc.org. We are currently open for 2022 and 2023 dates.

Please see updated policies for reservations starting 2023.

Green Gulch Farm Conference and Retreat Center is located in a beautiful coastal valley just a short drive north of the Golden Gate Bridge, in Marin County, CA. Green Gulch is located between Sausalito and Stinson Beach in Marin County, just north of San Francisco, in a valley that opens out onto the Pacific Ocean. (Getting here)  Surrounded by hundreds of acres of National Parkland, its organic farm and gardens provide a serene environment for meetings, conferences, seminars, and workshops. The conference center, offering delicious vegetarian meals and supported by an attentive staff, is complemented by one of the Bay Area’s most inspiring natural settings. Muir Beach is just a 20-minute walk away, and the surrounding hills offer miles of trails up and down the coast and into nearby Muir Woods National Monument.

As a traditional Zen Buddhist practice center, Green Gulch also welcomes guests to take advantage of the peaceful feeling and natural rhythms of temple life to support their individual or group retreat. All conference, workshop and retreat guests are welcome to join the Green Gulch community for morning and evening meditation and for Sunday morning lectures, or as volunteers in our daily work.

See COVID policies below

Conference Center: Frequently Asked Questions


Facilities for Conferences, Seminars, Workshops, and Retreats

The quiet atmosphere at Green Gulch is ideal for both concentrated work and creative activities. Companies and organizations can choose from three well-maintained and versatile meeting facilities.

Green Gulch Farm offers conference rooms for up to 40 participants and has 17 rooms available for overnight guests, with a total of 22 beds.

The Wheelwright Center

The Wheelwright Center is a meeting room with large windows in the midst of a beautiful redwood grove. The room is heated by a wood-burning stove and comfortably accommodates up to 35 participants depending on the setup.
 

Wheelwright Center

 


Still Water Hall

This new conference space has cork floors and is especially well suited for yoga retreats, however it can also serve well as a meeting room. It gets full sun from its west facing windows and is heated by ambient floor heating.  Still Water Hall can accommodate up to 40 participants for a workshop (depending on the setup) and up to 30 for a yoga retreat..
 

Still Water Hall

The Yurt

The Yurt is a multi-purpose round room with high ceilings. This comfortable, more secluded meeting space has a carpeted floor and is heated with a wood-burning stove. The Yurt accommodates up to 40 participants for a workshop (depending on the setup) and up to 25 for a yoga retreat.

The Yurt

 


Rates & Policies

Green Gulch Farm’s guest facilities are available to rent for retreats, meetings, and conferences. Information about holding a retreat or conference at Green Gulch Farm post-pandemic is forthcoming.

Conference Center Rates

Per-day rental of conference room 2022 Rate 2023 Rate
Weekday (Monday – Thursday) $650 $700
Weekend day (Friday – Sunday) $700 $750


Meals:

Lunch:  $15 per person

Coffee and tea service:

Coffee and tea service:  $8 per person
Tea service:  $4 per person
Hot water service:  $2 per person

Snack service:

Per Day Rate 2022 2023
All day snacks $200 $240
* For groups over 20, an additional per person $10 $12


AM snacks: assorted fresh fruit, breakfast pastries
PM snacks: assorted fresh fruit, chips/crackers, cookies, mixed nuts


Overnight Package

Exclusive use of the Lindisfarne Guest House for up to 12 people.

Per Night Rates 2022 Rate 2023 Rate
Weekends (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) $2,525.00 $2,725.00
Weekdays (Sunday through Wednesday) $2,050.00 $2,200.00
Groups over 12, additional overnight guests
(per person, per night)
$100 $120


Conference package includes:

  • 1-day use of either the Yurt, Wheelwright Center, or Still Water Hall conference room. For a single night conference package, the conference room will be available on either the arrival date or the departure date.
     
  • Overnight accommodations in the Lindisfarne Guest House and 3 meals per night for up to 12 people.
     
  • Complimentary coffee and tea service in the conference room.

* Snack service not included

Guest Room Image

 

Guest House

Check-in/Out Time

Daylong Conferences
Please confirm arrival and departure times when booking the event space with conference manager.

Overnight Conferences
Please let us know the start time of your events for the next days of your booking. Specific timing requests will be considered case-by-case based on availability.

Typical check-in time for overnight conferences is at 3:00 pm on arrival day. The conference space will be available at this time.

Guest room checkout time on the final day is 9:30am. The conference space will be available until 1pm.


2022 Reservation Policies

Deposits
50% of total estimated charges due two months in advance.

Final Payments
Payment due upon receipt of final bill.

Cancellation Policy
For cancellations more than eight weeks prior to the event there is no fee. The deposit is non-refundable if you cancel less than eight weeks prior to the event.


2023 Reservation Policies

Deposits
Deposit payments are due at the time of booking confirmation. The final payment will be due after the event and upon receipt of the final bill.

Event date 1st Deposit Due when Refundable 2nd Deposit Due when

Cancellation Fee

Within 60 days 50% At time of booking Non-refundable -- -- --
60 days -  6 months 25% At time of booking If 60 days+ 50% 60 days from event $50
More than 6 months 10% At time of booking If 60 days + 50% 60 days from event $50

* Total estimated charges

Deposit Policy
The deposit is non-refundable if an event is cancelled less than 60 days prior to the event. The deposit is fully refundable if it was paid more than 60 days in advance with a $50 cancellation fee.

Cancellation and Refund Policy
Please pay careful attention to the cancellation policy before completing a booking request so you are aware of the refunds eligible in the event of a cancellation.

If a event is cancelled more than 60 days from the event date, deposits are full refundable minus a $50 cancellation fee. 

If a event is cancelled within 60 days of the event date, the deposit is non-refundable.


COVID Policies for Conference Guests

Because Green Gulch is a congregate living facility our health and safety guidelines may be more restrictive than city and state mandates. 

  • Vaccinations: Green Gulch requires proof of full vaccination of an FDA-approved Covid-19 vaccine: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, or Johnson & Johnson. Visitors must reach full vaccination prior to their arrival which includes a booster shot for all who are eligible (individuals are considered eligible for the booster shot five months after their second dose for Pfizer and Moderna and two months after the single J&J shot, and if they are over the age of 12). Other vaccines that have been approved by the World Health Organization will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 
     
  • Testing: Guests are required to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of their arrival for a PCR test or within 24 hours for a rapid antigen test (test can be from a lab or home test). Proof of negative results should be uploaded to the form emailed to each guest a few days before arrival or to the retreat leader.

    If the guest has had Covid within the last three months, they should take a rapid antigen test within 24-hours of arrival rather than a PCR test. 
     
  • Masks: Mask requirements are subject to change in consultation with local mandates. Guests are required to wear KN95 masks in any indoor space not designated for their group.
     
  • Illness policy: If someone comes down with Covid/cold/flu symptoms while at Green Gulch, they are asked to report this to the retreat leader immediately, they will be asked to isolate, take a Covid test, mask if indoors with others, and eat outside or in their room. If the guest is here in a pod (i.e. spouse, friend they're sharing a room with), those people need to follow the same protocol as the symptomatic person.
     
  • If a guest tests positive, they will be asked to leave Green Gulch as soon as possible. If they cannot leave immediately due to travel restrictions, we will support their quarantine to the best of our ability.
     
  • These guidelines are subject to change and could include other safety requests.