Published on : Friday, June 13, 2014
Whether you want a glamorous ceremony set against a desert mountain backdrop, an all-inclusive affair at a beautifully manicured resort, a classic wedding at one of the area’s mid-century modern homes, or a private affair at a remote desert retreat, planning your wedding in Palm Springs offers endless possibilities for your big day.
To assist with wedding planning needs, the Greater Palm Springs CVB offers a wedding site dedicated to helping couples select their dream destination and plan their big day, with listings of vendors ranging from florists to photographers.
The Living Desert Zoo & Botanical Gardens
At the Living Desert, one of Southern California’s foremost interpretive centers, two of the Colorado Desert’s most beautiful gardens combine to create a romantic wedding location.
A sunset ceremony at the Chase Reception Garden, with its rich succulents, flourishing cacti and sculptural waterfall is followed by dinner on Palm Garden Patio, a lush garden setting with more than 50 species of towering palm trees.
Want something a little more unusual? Try the “Talk to the Giraffes” wedding package, which starts out in the facility’s rustic, starry safari campground where guests can visit the giraffe area for a private viewing while sipping champagne and munching on butler-passed hors d’oeuvres.
Hard Rock Hotel, Palm Springs
Put a ring on it, Hard Rock style.
Plan an intimate affair in the hotel’s contemporary, 1,503-square-foot Rock Star Suite, with a spacious patio that spans the entire length of the suite.
The suite includes three connecting rooms, perfect for the bridal party.
A variety of ballrooms are also available, which can accommodate weddings of up to 1,000 people, or capitalize on the Southern California sunshine by create a custom, rocking pool party wedding.
Viceroy Hotels & Resorts Palm Springs
Since its origins in the 1930s, Viceroy Palm Springs has defined the ultimate downtown Palm Springs spa resort experience. Reflecting the Hollywood Regency style popular during the desert’s glamour era, Viceroy Palm Springs sits on four and a half acres of gorgeous manicured grounds, with stunning views of the San Jacinto mountains.
The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage
Greater Palm Springs’ newest resort, The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage, offers a number of sophisticated venues to celebrate your union.
The resort, tucked into the Santa Rosa Mountain range offers sweeping views of the palm trees and snow-capped mountains that make up the Coachella Valley, the perfect location for gorgeous wedding photography.
The hotel’s décor reflects its desert surroundings, an understated theme utilizing natural stone, wood and fire elements.
Rancho Mirage | www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/RanchoMirage/Events/Weddings/Default.htm
Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Skip the traditional bachelor party and send your hubby and his pals on a golf retreat instead.
With snow-capped Mount San Jacinto as a background, Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa offers a palm-tree-lined fairway and 27 holes of championship golf course.
Planning a family affair? The kids will love Splashtopia, a family water playground complete with a lazy river and two water slides.
Wedding options include an outdoor reception on the resort’s lushly manicured lawn or an elegant soirée under the desert sky at the rooftop Starlight Terrace.
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
With more than 35 acres of meticulously manicured gardens, cool green lawns and unparalleled views of the San Jacinto Mountains, Hyatt Regency Indian Wells offers a setting for every type of wedding.
Guests can also be assured that they have plenty of healthy (and good-for-the-planet) food options with Hyatt’s “Food.
Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served.” philosophy, which includes menu items using food from natural, local and sustainable sources.
source: Greater Palm Springs