The recipe for Palm Springs is simple. First, start with a base of natural beauty—the expanse of the desert, a border of mountains, and a sprinkle of palm trees. Then, toss in some fantastic wedding venues, each one adding its own flavor: historic architecture, unique beauty, and stellar service. What you end up with is a thoroughly satisfying wedding destination.
Intrigued? (And a little hungry?) Grab yourself a snack and check out these 5 spectacular Palm Springs wedding venues.
The historic O’Donnell House, originally known as Ojo del Desierto or “Eye of the Desert,” has recently been meticulously restored to all its 1930s glory. Its Californian Spanish style architecture and high perch over the desert make it a gorgeous setting for your Palm Springs wedding. Additionally, you and your guests can enjoy a luxurious stay at the Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn right next door.
Typical cost: Rental fee $7,500 – $9,000
Bonus: The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn next door has been an oasis for many high-profile guests over time. For example, Albert Einstein loved it there.
Dreaming of a Mediterranean wedding in the middle of California? Enter Korakia. Originally Dar Marocc, Korakia (Greek for “Crow”) was renamed and re-imagined in its current form in 1989. The Mediterranean-style resort features guesthouses, gardens, and pools throughout its lush 1.5 acres. As a result, an outdoor wedding here is sure to be an unforgettable and sensual experience.
Typical cost: $3,500 – $5,500 rental fee
Bonus: The New York Times called Korakia “one of the sexiest hotels in America.”
Conveniently located in Downtown Palm Springs, the luxurious Colony Palms Hotel is set up to accommodate any size wedding, from intimate elopements to grand affairs. For example, you can choose from a number of banquet halls, poolside spaces, patios, and a garden for your event. Alternatively, if you can swing it, buy out the whole property for ultimate flexibility.
Typical cost: $2,000 – $2,700 rental fee
Bonus: The Colony Palms Hotel used to be Frank Sinatra’s part-time residence.
Founded by a self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, the Vintage Rose promises a Parisian wedding without the plane ticket. Reviewers absolutely rave about the delicious food and impeccable service. What’s more, their all-inclusive wedding packages ensure you “leave your wedding stress at their French blue doors.”
Typical cost: $10,000 – $22,995 for full wedding packages
Bonus: Don’t have time for a visit? Then take a virtual tour.
Not for lovers of the understated, the Saguaro Palm Springs is a color oasis amid the monochrome of the desert. In addition to the unique backdrop, the Saguaro offers customized catering menus built from the best local ingredients. Also, since the Saguaro is a hotel, you have the option of most of your guests staying onsite, and therefore have the makings of a perfect wedding weekend.
Typical cost: $500 – $6,500 rental fee depending on event
Bonus: Take in the views! Every room at The Saguaro has a private balcony or patio.