Weddings in Anaheim: A Dream Destination

Planning your wedding? Anaheim is calling you! 

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Orange County weddings are special and unlike any other - a favorite destination for brides and grooms all over the world. If you’re planning to get married in Anaheim, and are not quite sure where to start, you can relax knowing that our certified Marriott Wedding Planners are here to help. With extensive training in every type of wedding event, and an endless amount of creativity, they will work with you to plan and organize all the details.

  • Discussing (and keeping) within your budget.
  • Arranging table setting arrangements and seating assignments.
  • Booking blocks of rooms for you and your guests.  
  • Finding and recommending local vendors, including florists, entertainment and more. 
  • Catering and customizing your menu with our chefs.
  • Making sure everything runs smoothly right up to, and including, your special day. 

Our luxurious Crystal Ballroom with high ceilings is the perfect, most magical setting for large weddings in Anaheim. We also have several other smaller ballrooms available for more intimate weddings and events. From start to finish, our Wedding Planners will be here to help every step of the way, allowing you to cherish every moment, and make your dream wedding at the Marriott Suites Anaheim a reality.  

Spend your Halloween in Anaheim!

There’s plenty of fun for kids at Halloween in Anaheim

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Halloween in Anaheim is a unique experience. With a mix of traditional fun, like the Anaheim Fall Festival & Halloween Parade (which has been rolling through town since 1923) and new thrills, like scary haunted houses, there’s something here for everyone.

Fall Festival and Parade

Anaheim’s Fall Festival & Halloween Parade which takes place on October 27th, is one of the top family-friendly events of the year. Led by a headless horseman, the 1.5-mile parade features an assortment of pumpkins, moons, witches, cats, spacemen and other creatures. It’s a celebration that the community takes great pride in, and it shows! The festival also includes a costume contest for kids and a Halloween pooch parade featuring the best-dressed dogs. If you’re a dog-lover, you should also consider checking out the Happy Halloweiner Doggy Dress Up the following day at Huntington Beach.

Boo at the Zoo

The Santa Ana Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo event offers a safe and fun environment for kids to trick-or-treat from ten stations spread across the Trick-or-Treat Trail. Children can also check out animal presentations, storytime, ride the “Boofari” express train, Ferris wheel and a carousel. There’s even a “Teen Scream” haunted house for older kids.

With nearly a hundred Orange County events worth checking out, including haunted houses, tours and Mickey’s Halloween party, there’s a great assortment of fun for kids at this time of year. If you’re looking for a place to stay, the Marriott Suites Anaheim is your ideal spooky host - we’re conveniently located near Disneyland and close to many of the top Anaheim Halloween events and attractions.

Your Next Business Meeting In Anaheim

Guarantee success when you choose the right venue for your next business meeting!

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Every successful meeting begins with a good location, great accommodations and the right kind of space. Here at the Marriott Suites Anaheim, we understand the importance of getting it right, and we want every event to go as smoothly as possible and to be a complete success.

When planning a business meeting in Anaheim, you should look for a host that’s fully equipped with the latest technology, offers comfortable accommodations and is centrally located. Most importantly, you should find a host you can trust with the success of your meeting or event.

We offer all of this and much more:

  • Customized event menus and catering.
  • Flexible room setups include a classroom, theater, ballroom, banquet and reception, giving you plenty of options to choose the best size and atmosphere for your group.
  • Professional event planners on hand to help you stay organized and assist with the details. 
  • Managing your event is simple and easy with our attendee booking tools, which includes mobile check-in for your guests that sends instant alerts when their room is ready and when they can check out.
  • Fully-equipped meeting rooms feature everything you should need, including high-speed internet access, televisions, LCD projectors, AV equipment and more.
  • Spacious suites are perfect for that extended stay or weekend conference. 

That’s not to mention our easy access to all business in Orange County and short walking distance to the Anaheim Convention Center. If you’re planning a business event in Anaheim, we'd love to help you make it a success. 

Anaheim Marketplace

The Marketplace’s Fall Carnival is one of the Top Reasons to Visit Anaheim in the Fall

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With over 200 specialty shops and market vendors, the Anaheim Marketplace is one of the top shopping destinations in California. In fact, the Marketplace is the largest indoor swap-meet in Orange County. With live entertainment, weekly events and a fantastic carnival, you don’t need to be a big shopper to have a lot of fun, either.

Fall Carnival

The Marketplace’s Annual Carnival, which runs from October 18th through the 21st, is one of the top fall events in the OC. It’s the ultimate family getaway, with international food booths, carnival rides and live music providing thrills for all.


If you love a great deal, the Marketplace is your one-stop shop for great discounts. You can find unique items in nearly every category, including jewelry, electronics, cosmetics, menswear, sporting goods, shoes and much more. It’s like having all the selection of online shopping, but in-person.

Other Events

If you can’t make it for the carnival, there are plenty of other great events worth checking out this fall at Anaheim’s Marketplace. Stop in for fantastic weekly events including salsa and merengue classes, bingo, karaoke and great live entertainment from many of our local groups.

Whether you’re taking a trip to the Marketplace with the family for the carnival or simply checking it out for some good deals, the Marriott Suites Anaheim South is conveniently located and ideally suited to be your host. We’re just a couple miles away and provide our guests with first-rate accommodations and amenities. Don’t miss out on a unique fall experience in Anaheim. Book your stay with us today.

Planning Your Anaheim Vacation Just Got Easier!

Relax in one of our spacious suites and have a fabulous Anaheim vacation! 

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Planning a vacation is one of the absolute best things that we can do for ourselves, but finding the right place to stay can sometimes be a bit complicated. We look forward to it for so long that we want every detail to be perfect, and at the end of a long day we want to find ourselves in a comfortable room with plenty of space.

Lucky for you, our hotel suites in Anaheim have room to share, and are the perfect accompaniment to all of your travels. When you stay with us, here's just some of what you can expect. 

  • Comfort. All the comforts of home, with the added luxury and extra amenities of a hotel. 
  • Space. A separate living area gives you that extra space for when you (or the kids) need it.  
  • Privacy. The bedroom is separated from the living room, giving everyone a more restful night's sleep.
  • More In-Room Amenities. High speed internet, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, mini-refrigerator, desk and ergonomic chair, two televisions and so much more. 
  • Convenience. A great location, right in the center of Anaheim. Close to restaurants and many local attractions. 
  • Friendly. Our team are always ready to assist you and enjoy suggesting local places for you to visit, dine or explore. 
  • Pets Welcome. We have designated suites for you and your furry pals.

So, whether it's a last minute romantic weekend getaway, or the long-awaited family vacation that you've been saving up for, we just know that staying at the Marriott Suites Anaheim will make this your very best vacation ever!  

Fall Festivals in Anaheim

Why Not Plan Your Next Vacation Around The Fall Festivals In Anaheim?

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Some destinations are great to visit year-round, and Anaheim certainly falls in that category. With plenty of sun, cool breezes, and festivals and fairs nearly every week, there’s no shortage of fun in Anaheim during the fall. Whether you’re taking a weekend trip with the family or a much-needed getaway with friends or your significant other, there’s something for everyone.

Los Angeles County Fair
The LA County Fair (August 31- September 23) features a variety of performances, roadside attractions, competitions and, of course, lots of good food. This year, there will be award-winning wine, beer and spirits, rare and classic cars, a performance by the Beach Boys and much more.

Annual Elvis Festival
No one captured the nation quite like “The King”, Elvis Presley. Each year, the Elvis Festival pays tribute to Presley with tribute artist performances, special Elvis-themed food, memorabilia, collectibles and more.

California Wine Festival
The California Wine Festival (November 9-10) offers attendees with a unique opportunity to experience why California is known for its world-class vineyards. Guests can enjoy hundreds of vintage wines, delicious gourmet food and great live music. If you can appreciate a fine glass of wine, this is as good as it gets.

This is just a taste of the fair and festival lineup, too. The Orange International Street Fair (August 31), Catalina Festival of Art (September 14-17) and Anaheim Fall Festival (October 27) are among some of the other highlights this year.

When you've decided which one's you want to visit, just give us a call. The Marriott Suites Anaheim South is the ideal host if you’re attending any of these fall festivals or fairs in Anaheim. Conveniently located with top-rate amenities and accommodations, it’s the perfect starting point for your fall vacation in Anaheim. Book your stay today for a unique California experience.

Events at the Anaheim Convention Center

With a variety of upcoming events, including the Fit Expo and the Home and Garden Show, there’s something for everyone.

The Anaheim Convention Center hosts great events year-round, but the months of August and September will be particularly exciting.

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The Anaheim Home and Garden Show features the most extensive array of home and garden products and​ services in Southern California, will take place from August 17th-19th. This one-stop shopping event offers attendees with the opportunity to find great new products, look at the hottest styles in home fashions and check out DIY seminars. You can also gather inspiration for your own home remodeling and decorating projects.

Fitness enthusiasts from all over descend upon Anaheim for Fit Expo. This family-friendly event offers​ opportunities to meet fitness celebrities, discover health and wellness products and services and watch live competitions. It’s interactive, fun and a great learning experience no matter your fitness level.

LA Cookie Con runs from September 25th-27th, providing an outlet for those who loves all things sweet.​ The biggest baking and pastry convention on the West Coast will feature decorating competitions, an abundant selection of samples and appearances from celebrities including Duff Goldman and Ron Ben-Israel.

If you’re attending any upcoming events at the Anaheim Convention Center, the Marriott Suites Anaheim is both conveniently located and uniquely suited to host your trip. Come for the event and stay​ with us for our refreshing pool, 24-hour fitness center and great onsite dining options. Book your stay today to experience all that Anaheim offers.

Free Things To Do in Orange County

Keep Having Fun This Summer with Our List of Free Things To Do In Orange County

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There’s no place quite like Orange County in the summertime. With a seemingly endless supply of wonderful things to do, there are still plenty of ways to have fun without barely making a dent in your budget. Here's a few of our favorite free things to do in Orange County to get you started.  

Free Bowling and Movies

Everyone loves to go bowling - so if you want to spend some time indoors, find a lane, lace up some shoes and spend a couple of fun hours together. Kids bowl free at many Orange County bowling alleys, but if you're family is in the mood for sitting down and kicking back, there are lots of free movie events happening throughout the summer. 

Zoo Discounts 

The OC is home to a few unique and interactive zoos, including the Santa Ana Zoo, which offers free parking and half-price admission after 2 p.m, and the Orange County Zoo, which is just $2.00 for entrance into the park.

Concerts in the Park

Summer in Orange County wouldn’t be complete without free concerts in the park. Grab a blanket, close your eyes and listen to your favorite tribute band or invite some friends over and enjoy an evening of great music under the stars.   

Beaches, Parks & Splash Pads 

We sometimes forget about them, but many Orange County beaches are free, including Huntington Beach which was just voted best California Beach for 2018. Pack a picnic, explore the coast, and find the perfect spot to spend the afternoon. Towards the end of August, the beaches are much less crowded, making for an even more relaxing day out for everyone.
For a day of fun and exploring, why not check out our scenic parks and hiking trails or head out in search of the nearest splash pad.   

These are just a few of the free things that are happening in and around Orange County. You can also take advantage of Kids Eat Free menus at local restaurants, or bring the fun closer to home with local craft fairs, farmers markets and all sorts of interesting community events.   

Conveniently located in the middle of all the fun, the Marriott Suites Anaheim is the perfect host for your summer getaway. Book your stay and start making memories. 

Orange County Fair: The Ultimate Family Fun Experience

With so much to do and 23 fun-filled days to enjoy it, the 2018 Orange County Fair is one of the year’s top events in Anaheim for family fun.


Since its opening in 1890, the Orange County Fair has entertained visitors from all over the world with its variety of fun events, competitions and contests. This year, the fair will take place from July 13th to August 12th, and will feature a mix of classic attractions and new thrills bound to entertain guests of all ages. If you’re looking for family fun in Anaheim, there’s simply nothing like it. 

Competitions and Contests 
Sticking to tradition, the 2018 fair will feature classic competitions and contents, including competition pies, quilts, paintings, giant pumpkins and more. Whether you’re competing or simply spectating, these classic events will bring a smile to your face.

What would a fair be without live entertainment? Great tribute bands, racing pigs, acrobats, hypnotists and more will capture your attention, and if you want to join on the fun, you can enter the OC Fair Community Entertainment program share your own talents. If you’re looking for even more thrills, make sure to check out the Action Sports Arena for demolition derbies, motorcycle racing, bull riding and more.

Carnival, Shopping and Food
As if that wasn’t enough, guests can also enjoy a variety of fun carnival rides, unique food and great shopping. You won’t find another fair in Anaheim where you can enjoy a deep-fried filet mignon on a stick, shop for a hammock and ride a carousel.

The Marriott Suites Anaheim is the best starting point for exploring the top attractions and events in Anaheim, including the OC Fair. Book your stay now for the ultimate family fun trip. 

Shopping In Anaheim: Your Retail Therapy Destination

In Need Of Some Serious Retail Therapy? Shopping In Anaheim Should Do The Trick

Shopping woman bagsTravelers from all over the world visit Orange County for its shopping destinations, and considering the great selection, it’s not difficult to see why. With some of the world’s best shopping locations, including South Coast Plaza Mall, right around the corner, there’s something for everyone.

The Outlets at Orange

With over 120 outlet stores and a pleasant open-air design, The Outlets at Orange is one of the top shopping malls in Orange County. It’s home to many designer and high-end speciality brands that we all know and love. 

South Coast Plaza Mall

South Coast Plaza Mall, arguably the most famous of all the Orange County shopping malls, is one of the largest shopping attractions in the country. It features 250 boutique shops, 30 fantastic restaurants and the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, where visitors can see a great show after shopping.

Anaheim Marketplace

The largest indoor swap meet in Orange County, the Anaheim Marketplace houses a strong variety with its 200-plus specialty shops. Open daily, shoppers can also enjoy live entertainment and special events in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere.

MainPlace Mall

MainPlace Mall is a one-stop spot for shopping, weekly events and movies. MainPlace’s Second Saturday Art Walk offers visitors an opportunity to explore original art pieces, and kids can create handmade picture frames at workshops.

Marriott Suites Anaheim South is a great starting point for all of your shopping adventures, and the perfect place to unwind after a long day. Located less than two miles from both The Outlets at Orange and Anaheim Marketplace, and just a few minutes from South Coast Plaza Mall, we’re right in the middle of it all.