Palm Springs has long served as a luxurious destination for Old Hollywood stars of the Golden Age, US Presidents, and other celebrities. Its air of historic glamour and elegance will extend and translate well to any wedding that is held there, whether it is hosted at a historic estate or in a boutique hotel where Marilyn Monroe once vacationed. Palm Springs is in the shadow of the San Jacinto Mountains, and its scenery is decidedly desert oasis chic; it is located close to Joshua Tree National Park, which would be an amazing place for wedding photos, but there is some gorgeous scenery and some incredible venues to be found right in Palm Springs and the nearby town of Palm Desert as well.
1.Escena Golf Club
At Escena Golf Club, Lounge, and Grill, couples will have lots of choices at their fingertips when it comes to planning their dream wedding. With some amazing indoor and outdoor venue spaces to choose from, including an event patio and a private dining room, all lit by colorful mood lighting and accented by striking and elegant pieces of art, couples can truly make their wedding as personalized and custom as they want. Each couple will work with an event planner who will help them select details, craft a reception dinner menu, and plan the fairy tale wedding they never believed was possible. Escena Golf Club can accommodate weddings of up to 250.
1100 Clubhouse View Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, Phone: 760-778-2737
2.Ace Hotel & Swim Club
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For a unique, relaxed wedding that deviates from the traditional standard, Ace Hotel and Swim Club offers a wide variety of options. Whether the happy couple is looking to dance or bicycle their way down the aisle, Ace Hotel and Swim Club is there to help make wedding dreams come true. Couples can say their vows in a lovely outdoor space, with gorgeous views of the mountains behind them, and enjoy delicious food at the reception from King’s Highway, which offers unique wedding fare that will be far from the norm. Weddings at Ace Hotel and Swim Club are bohemian and chic, with a modern, trendy flare.
701 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264, Phone: 760-325-9900
3.Amin Casa Palm Springs
Romance and elegance will be steeped in the air during weddings held at Amin Casa Palm Springs. This lovely venue is a boutique hotel located in an old converted house that once belonged to Gloria Swanson, a Hollywood star from the Golden Age of Hollywood. This old-world glamour and luxury makes itself known in the comfortable yet chic interiors and romantic exterior spaces. Couples can say their I dos in the house, out on the lawn in full view of the nearby mountain, or even under the clear bright sky full of stars. Amin Casa has an open vendor policy, so weddings are flexible and can each be custom designed with the couple’s preferred combination of vendors.
529 W Arenas Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262, Phone: 760-507-1301
The lovely tree-lined patio at Birba is lit at night by string lights and hung lanterns, with cozy fire pits and a warm, inviting ambience. The sleek, beautiful space is perfect for an evening out for dinner, and it is equally as wonderful as a venue for a wedding. At Birba, F10 Catering and Events will work one on one with the happy couple to craft every detail for their big day, including a custom tailored menu which can easily accommodate special dietary needs. Couples can choose to have a traditional sit-down reception dinner, or opt for a more unique arrangement like food stations. A full venue rental at Birba includes both the patio and private deck (which are also available separately) and can accommodate up to 200 guests.
622 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, Phone: 760-327-5678
5.Casa de Monte Vista Palm Springs
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Both small, intimate gatherings and big wedding parties will find what they are looking for at Casa de Monte Vista, which has several options, both indoors and outdoors, for hosting weddings. The historic estate, which was built in the distinct and beautiful Spanish style, is located in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood of Palm Springs, and lends an air of Old World elegance and drama to any wedding. Couples can choose from a wide variety of indoor and outdoor locations for their ceremony, many of which have incredible views of the mountains or gorgeous backdrops of colorful flowers, and enjoy a number of options when it comes to reception location and set up.
696 N Via Monte Vista, Palm Springs, CA 92262, Phone: 760-272-0161
6.Desert Willow Golf Resort
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With their large expanses of unbelievably green space and excellent facilities for large gatherings, golf clubs and resorts are often some of the best available options when it comes to a perfect wedding venue. At Desert Willow Golf Resort, couples can tie the knot with a gorgeous mountain vista as their stunning backdrop, with a lovely lake or a manicured green lawn in the foreground. There are several possible ceremony sites at Desert Willow Golf Resort, the largest of which can accommodate up to 300 guests. Couples can then choose to host their reception in the Firecliff Ballroom, on the Lakeview Terrace, or on the Palm Desert Terrace, depending on their preference and the size of their gathering.
38-995 Desert Willow Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260, Phone: 760-346-0015
7.DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Golf Resort Palm Springs
The DoubleTree Golf Resort in Palm Springs has over 23 thousand square feet of event space, which is flexible and can be custom tailored to the needs and desires of each couple who chooses to get married there. Outdoor ceremonies can be held in front of tall swaying palm trees and dramatic mountain vistas, or on a beautiful sun deck with views overlooking the lush green golf course. Small receptions can be held out on the Veranda Patio, and larger gatherings can celebrate the night away in the Mesquite or Oleander Ballrooms, the larger of which can accommodate up to 1200 guests.
67967 Vista Chino, Cathedral City, CA 92234, Phone: 760-322-7000
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8.Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge
Eight4Nine is a trendy, sleek restaurant space with a striking, dramatic atmosphere that feels more like an upscale art gallery than it does a restaurant. With white interiors and furniture and bright pops of red in the modern, fashionable chairs, Eight4Nine is stylish and chic, and their menu is just as much so, with modern American style dishes that are presented in beautiful, avant-garde ways.The private dining spaces are perfect for small, intimate wedding receptions, but larger parties of up to 300 can rent the entire space, including the indoor dining rooms as well as the spacious outdoor patio.
849 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, Phone: 760-325-8490
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At the Galvan Estate, couples can host weddings of up to 250 for a standing or cocktail reception, or up to 17 for a traditional seated dinner reception. The gorgeous estate has four bedrooms for wedding party accommodations, and about three thousand square feet of space for all manner of festivities, including a cozy firepit, a beautiful palm-lined swimming pool, and some gorgeous outdoor options for ceremony locations. The estate will be yours for the duration of your stay, and the Galvan Estate has an open vendor policy, so couples can choose their own caterers, entertainment, photographers, florists, and more.
232 W Santa Catalina Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262, Phone: 760-902-7187
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There are four options at Hotel PASEO when it comes to event rooms, and the largest of them allows couples to gather as many as 300 of their closest family and friends to help them celebrate the happiest day of their lives. Venue options range from indoor to outdoor, and couples can choose to combine them and rent multiple spaces for an indoor outdoor wedding ceremony and reception. Catering is taken care of by the award winning chef in the on site restaurant AC3, and guests who come from out of town or want to party without the worry of getting home afterward can stay in one of Hotel PASEO’s rooms and suites, which can be booked in blocks for discounted rates.
45-400 Larkspur Ln, Palm Desert, CA 92260, Phone: 760-340-9001
11.Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel
Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel has a team of talented and experienced wedding planners who will work hand in hand with each couple who gets married there to help them plan their special day to their exact specifications. From the welcome party and rehearsal dinner to the morning-after brunch, couples and their guests will feel very well taken care of. Food for every event will be catered by the incredible on site chef, and served in an elegant venue that the couple can choose and help design. Room blocks for guests, incredible views of the San Jacinto Mountains, and venues that range from a classic ballroom to a rooftop terrace for 300 guests will all come together seamlessly for an unforgettable event.
100 W Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262, Phone: 760-904-5015
12.L'Horizon Resort & Spa
L’Horizon feels like a desert paradise straight out of a movie, with mid-century modern architecture, tall swaying palm trees, and private, gorgeous bungalows that have long served as a luxury getaway to famous Hollywood icons like Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable. At L’Horizon, weddings of up to 100 guests will enjoy a romantic ceremony and a relaxed, luxurious reception of adults, as the property is 21+. All weddings and events are required to have a wedding planner, and L’Horizon is happy to provide a list of suggested and trusted vendors for event planning as well as every fine detail of the wedding.
1050 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264, Phone: 760-323-1858
13.Monterey Country Club
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Classy, romantic country club weddings with a Southern California flair are the name of the game at Monterey Country Club. At this impressive venue, the Spanish Colonial style buildings and accompanying decor serve as a gorgeous setting for any romantic gathering, regardless of size or theme. There are two beautiful lakeside location options for ceremonies, each of which are big enough for up to 210 guests, and for the reception, there’s the drawing room, the dining room, and the Sunrise Room, which has room for dinner and dancing for up to 250. With its Spanish style chandeliers and big wooden beams across the high ceilings, the ballroom is just as romantic as every other aspect of this gorgeous venue, which is saying a lot.
41500 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260, Phone: 760-568-9311
14.Moorten Botanical Garden
No matter the season, Moorten Botanical Garden is home to some spectacularly beautiful landscaping, full of desert plants and cacti from locally and around the world. Moorten Botanical Garden’s beautiful paths and gardens make for many wonderful photo opportunities, and as a venue for a ceremony or reception, Moorten is a beautiful, laid back place with none of the uppityness you might find at other venues. The venue is perfectly suited for weddings on the smaller side (under 100 guests), and it is incredibly affordable, especially when compared to other venues in the area.
1701 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264, Phone: 760-327-6555
On any given day, Mr. Lyons is an upscale steakhouse in Palm Springs that is popular for people celebrating special occasions, and what occasion is more special than two people vowing to spend the rest of their lives together? Classic American fare, served in a dim, elegant setting full of velvet seats and gold accents worthy of an old Hollywood film, is a romantic way to celebrate a marriage, and couples who choose to host their reception at Mr. Lyons can do so with up to 140 of their closest friends and loved ones. While there is no rental fee for receptions held at Mr. Lyons, couples will be responsible for a food and beverage minimum for the 6 hour duration of their reception.
233 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264, Phone: 760-327-1551
16.Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
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At Omni Rancho Las Palmas, couples can book a wedding spa package, complete with massages and all sorts of relaxing treatments to help them feel their best for their big day. On the day of the wedding, ceremonies can be held in multiple locations, including on the fairway, on a gorgeous terrace with a tiled fountain, or beneath the tall palms on the lawn. There are also options when it comes to receptions, ranging from ballrooms to poolside courtyards. Each venue option has a different capacity, with options for small, intimate weddings and even major blowouts with thousands of attendees. Wedding planners on staff will help couples select a wedding package that suits their needs and see to every detail when it comes to creating their dream day.
41000 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270, Phone: 760-568-2727
17.Palm Springs Wedding & Event Homes
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Palm Springs Wedding and Event Homes represents several venues in the Palm Springs area, and their services will help couples to select the perfect location for their special day. The properties represented by Palm Springs Wedding and Event Homes include luxury villas and estates with beautifully landscaped grounds and plenty of options for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies. The venues are mansions and estates that have enough room for not only the party of a lifetime, but also plenty of sleeping accommodations for the wedding party and guests. From elegant, glamorous architecture to mind blowingly beautiful swimming pools, Palm Springs Wedding and Event Homes have something for every couple.
2500 N Palm Canyon Dr B-5, Palm Springs, CA 92262, Phone: 760-668-2377
18.Palm Springs Wedding Chapel
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Wedding packages at Palm Springs wedding chapel include everything, from the marriage license to the minister. At the wedding chapel itself, couples can have a small and romantic ceremony with a few of their closest friends and loved ones gathered to watch them say their vows, but Palm Springs Wedding Chapel also offers concierge wedding services, meaning they will come right to couples and marry them at their desired location. They are the only entity that can legally offer marriage licenses outside the county government, and their wedding packages range from an elopement for two ceremony to a deluxe package of up to 40 guests or a destination package which can be performed somewhere special.
610 S Belardo Rd #1300, Palm Springs, CA 92264, Phone: 760-895-1436
19.The Lautner Compound
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There are three beautiful properties that make up The Lautner Compound, and each plays its own significant role in helping to craft an unforgettable wedding experience. First is The Lautner, where the wedding party can stay during the weekend of the event and get ready before the festivities begin. Then there’s The Park, which has ten thousand square feet of event space that is outdoors and open air, and can accommodate up to 500 people. The Park has the skeleton and structure for a perfect wedding, but still leaves lots of room for couples to add their own personal details. The third property, The Ranch House, serves as the setting for more guest services throughout the wedding.
7710 San Antonio St, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240, Phone: 760-832-5288
20.The O'Donnell House at the Willows
This beautiful mountainside venue rises up above the desert and offers great views—and photo opportunities—for weddings. With a gorgeous and colorful desert garden full of twisting paths and rock features, and a ceremony location backed by spiky palms and bright pops of lush colors, The O’Donnell House’s grounds are simply breathtaking. Couples can hold their outdoor reception on the terrace, lined with palms and set with long, elegant tables, where they can enjoy a delicious meal and dance the night away. Adjacent to the venue is the Willows, a historic inn that can accommodate guests and wedding party alike.
412 W Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262, Phone: 800-525-7634
21.The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage
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The Ritz-Carlton name carried with it an expectation for sheer elegance, and Rancho Mirage certainly delivers on that promise. The beautiful desert surroundings take a front seat in the decor and landscaping at Rancho Mirage, which is a gorgeous venue for weddings. With the dramatic mountains rising up behind them as they say their vows, couples can get married in a beautiful outdoor setting before enjoying an indoor or outdoor cocktail hour and a reception in the massive ballroom. Wedding packages include accommodation in the hotel for the happy couple when they book a wedding with over a hundred guests, as well as luxury amenities for the event, such as a gourmet meal with passed hors d'oeuvres, custom cake, and four-hour bar.
68900 Frank Sinatra Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270, Phone: 760-321-8282
22.The Riviera Palm Springs, a Tribute Portfolio Resort
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With more than thirty thousand square feet of event space just waiting, like a blank canvas, to be painted upon with the perfect wedding, The Riviera Palm Springs is an ideal option for couples who want the beauty and elegance of a grand wedding, even when their guest list is small and intimate. The Riviera Palm Springs specializes in small weddings and elopements with guest lists of 20 or under, and their wedding package includes a gorgeous ceremony space as well as a three course dinner reception afterward. Couples who book with The Riviera Palm Springs will even receive a complimentary one night stay in the hotel’s Starlite Suite, as well as a discounted rate for any of their guests who choose to stay there.
1600 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, Phone: 760-327-8311
23.The Well Venue
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When searching for the perfect venue, it might seem like they all blend together. Endless ballrooms and patios and pergolas draped with flowers or lights may all start to feel the same, but at The Well, couples will be relieved to see that a unique wedding is not only still possible, it’s right at their fingertips. The Well is a desert oasis of quirky and chic beauty, with details like classic cars painted in pastel colors, colorful blooming cacti, eclectic gardens, and an on site bar located in a converted trailer. Weddings at The Well feature lawn games, an outdoor meal, a gorgeous ceremony location, and more. Once the sun sets, the reception area is lit by a blanket of string lights, and the desert palms that rise above the space are lit with bright colors that lend a fun and beautiful air to the venue.
21100 Hot Springs Rd, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92241, Phone: 760-835-7195
24.TheBank Palm Springs
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In 1955, the venue space now known as TheBank started life as an actual bank, The Coachella Valley Savings & Loan, to be exact. Although the building is now used for a different purpose, it maintains the mid-century modern style and charm of the era in which it was built, with terrazzo floors and staircase, a second floor with 20 foot tall ceilings, and beautiful stone facades. At TheBank, weddings can be created from as much of a blank slate at the couple wants. TheBank has an event partner which is happy to provide couples with details that range from graphic design to floral arrangements, with a concierge-style policy that allows couples to choose exactly what they need.
383 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, Phone: 760-856-5252
25.Twin Palms Frank Sinatra Estate
This wedding venue has got it all: gorgeous architecture, a glamorous history, luxurious and authentic furnishings, and an incredible layout for weddings. Twin Palms is an estate that once belonged to Frank Sinatra himself, and if that’s not romantic enough for you, the house itself, with its spacious grounds, a swimming pool shaped like a piano, and accommodations for up to 8 people will certainly do the trick. Twin Palms is ideal for smaller weddings of up to 50, though the outdoor motor court can accommodate up to 150 guests. Receptions can be set up in a variety of areas and configurations, and ceremonies will take place on the gorgeous green lawn near the iconic pool.
1145 E Vía Colusa, Palm Springs, CA 92262, Phone: 877-318-2090
25 Best Wedding Venues in Palm Springs
- Escena Golf Club, Photo: illustrissima/stock.adobe.com
- Ace Hotel & Swim Club, Photo: Ace Hotel & Swim Club
- Amin Casa Palm Springs, Photo: chernikovatv/stock.adobe.com
- Birba, Photo: Olga/stock.adobe.com
- Casa de Monte Vista Palm Springs, Photo: Casa de Monte Vista Palm Springs
- Desert Willow Golf Resort, Photo: Desert Willow Golf Resort
- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Golf Resort Palm Springs, Photo: anastasiyaand/stock.adobe.com
- Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge, Photo: alexgukalov/stock.adobe.com
- Galvan Estate, Photo: Galvan Estate
- Hotel PASEO, Photo: Hotel PASEO
- Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel, Photo: MNStudio/stock.adobe.com
- L'Horizon Resort & Spa, Photo: hreniuca/stock.adobe.com
- Monterey Country Club, Photo: Monterey Country Club
- Moorten Botanical Garden, Photo: waranyu/stock.adobe.com
- Mr. Lyons, Photo: Aleksey/stock.adobe.com
- Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, Photo: Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
- Palm Springs Wedding & Event Homes, Photo: Palm Springs Wedding & Event Homes
- Palm Springs Wedding Chapel, Photo: Palm Springs Wedding Chapel
- The Lautner Compound, Photo: Innovated Captures/stock.adobe.com
- The O'Donnell House at the Willows, Photo: IVASHstudio/stock.adobe.com
- The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage, Photo: The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage
- The Riviera Palm Springs, a Tribute Portfolio Resort, Photo: The Riviera Palm Springs, a Tribute Portfolio Resort
- The Well Venue, Photo: Igor Link/stock.adobe.com
- TheBank Palm Springs, Photo: Artem Bruk/stock.adobe.com
- Twin Palms Frank Sinatra Estate, Photo: alexgukalov/stock.adobe.com
- Cover Photo: jekatarinka/stock.adobe.com