Summer Conferencing at Vanguard University

Vanguard University offers a host of services for conferences, meetings, reunions, camps and so much more.  We sat down with Dalila Toledo ‘10, the Conferencing Services Coordinator, and asked her to share with us about what Vanguard has to offer.  With the summer drawing to a close, this is the perfect time to plan your event for next summer.


Can you tell us about the services Vanguard offers for conferences and meetings?

Vanguard offers a variety of options for friends, alumni, and guests including meeting spaces and conferences.  On a year-round basis people may inquire about reserving select meeting spaces.  During the summer, Vanguard turns our campus into a full conferencing center that offers housing accommodations – including linen service and meal accommodations.  We also have meeting spaces available on campus, and our beautiful Needham Chapel for weddings and other meetings.


How soon do rooms typically reserve in advance?

If you are interested, please contact us in your planning stages.  Many of our rooms are booked well in advance – some one or two years in advance.  However, we also receive requests year round, and will do everything we can to assist you in the process.


What types of events does Vanguard host in the summer?EventsFINAL

Vanguard hosts a wide variety of events during the summer.  Some of these include long term mission projects, reunions, church youth camps, athletic camps, theater and music camps, seminars, leadership retreats, weddings, banquets, and many more.  In short, if you are interested in hosting an event in Orange County during the summer, Vanguard may be an ideal location for you and your group.


Give us an estimate of how many guests typically stay at Vanguard in a summer?

This comes as a surprise to many guests, but every summer the conferencing department hosts an average of 4,000 guests.
With so many options in Orange County, what separates Vanguard from other locations?

The first thing that separates us is our dedicated staff that genuinely cares for our guests.  We also offer spacious residence hall rooms with private bathrooms, and have a variety of beautiful meeting spaces. When booking an event with us, parking and Wi-Fi are included, free of charge.  Safety is also a priority for all of our guests, as we have 24 hour patrolling by campus safety and close proximity to the Costa Mesa Police Department.  On top of all of that, when you compare prices in Orange County, it quickly becomes clear that Vanguard should be at the top of any list.
Are there any alumni discounts for facility usage such as Needham Chapel?

We love and appreciate our alumni.  Each chapter in our history helps expand the story of Vanguard University. Alumni interested in using our facilities get a special alumni discount!  Contact us today for more details.
Why do you enjoy working with guests of Vanguard?

Service is at the heart of Vanguard University.  We truly enjoy serving our guests, and take pride in providing excellent customer service. It is an honor to be able to share our campus with the community as well as people from all across the country.
EventsGuysFINALDo you have any last pieces of advice to those considering having their event at Vanguard?

If Vanguard is an ideal location for a meeting, gathering, or event, stop by our conferencing office for more information on how to book your next event today. Space is limited so book quickly. Email us at, or call us at 714.662.5290.

To learn more, check out the Office of Event Relations website.