Desert wedding venue ideas that might just be the perfect fit!

Are you on the hunt for the perfect Palm Springs wedding venue or desert wedding venue for your big day? Including the surrounding desert of Joshua Tree and beyond, we know finding something that both captures that intangible desert magic, and that’s really you is a tricky piece business, especially when you’re looking for something unique, inspiring, and special. So we’ve gathered some of our favorites below, organized by style, and citing each wedding we’ve shot there so you can scope ’em out and see all the different ways you can make it your own. Find your perfect match here!

Retro/Modern Wedding Venues
Palm Springs

Ace Hotel

description

Desert oasis with an organic and bohemian vibe surrounded by historic desert modern architecture.

featured events

Ryan & Tim
Jess & Shane
Jessica & Augis
Janelle & Rusty
Becky & Justin

website

acehotel.com/palmsprings

Palm Springs

Avalon Hotel

description

A Spanish Eclectic-style hotel channels Palm Springs’ storied Golden Age, while remaining modern and contemporary featuring four acres of manicured gardens with up to 170 person capacity.

featured events

Crystal & Gage

website

avalon-hotel.com

Casa Cody
Palm Springs

Casa Cody

description

Historic laid-back hotel and garden venue featuring Spanish adobe hacienda architecture with a fab view of the San Jacinto mountains (150 person capacity). Cute and mellow and charming!

featured events

Marly & Doug

website

casacody.com

Cathedral City

Cree Estate

description

Gorgeous Spanish-style primarily outdoor venue featuring historic architecture, several large pools, classical statues, multiple lawns and cottages, palm trees, and cactus, view of mountains.

featured events

Anne & Kyle

website

creeestate.com

Palm Springs

Frederick Loewe Estate

description

Mid-century modern design emblematic of ‘50s Palm Springs, with glass walls, over 5,000 square feet of space, and furnished with extensive art, memorabilia and period pieces.

featured events

Haley & Shane

website

frederickloeweestate.com

Desert Hot Springs

Lautner Compound

description

A total desert midcentury just a 20-minute drive north of Palm Springs. An original mid-century modern boutique gem built by Lautner himself, perfectly restored and expanded upon with the addition of a large chic event space and a small ranch House.

featured weddings

Jamie & Neil
Blaire & Jordy
Cat & Patrick

website

thelautner.com/weddings

La Quinta Resort
Palm Springs

La Quinta Resort

description

An old-hollywood spanish-style gem of a resort and golf club, featuring classic ballrooms, grassy charming lawn areas, a waterfall, a historic 1930s casa and outdoor ceremony & reception space, and a view of the mountains.

featured events

Laura & Kevin
Janelle & Rusty

website

laquintaresort.com

Palm Desert

Miramonte Resort

description

Desert venue featuring two-story buildings with terraces, gardens, sparkling pools, and olive groves with up to 600 person capacity.

featured weddings

Jen & Brian

website

miramonteresort.com

Palm Springs

Parker Palm Springs

description

A signature Palm Springs dazzler revamped by Jonathan Adler, with a huge property featuring a famous giant breeze block wall, signature giant orange front doors, midcentury modern chic style, croquet lawn, multiple private gardens, and a midcentury ballroom.

featured events

Janelle & Chad
Courtney & Scott
Karli & Lyle
Jamie & Neil

website

parkerpalmsprings.com

Palm Springs

Riviera Hotel

description

Indoor and outdoor venue features 32,000 square feet of versatile event space, intimate gardens and sparkling pools.

featured weddings

Kelly & Dave

website

rivierapalmsprings.com

Indian Wells

Sands Hotel

description

A classic pink desert oasis with a Moroccan-meets-desert-modern vibe. Small but stylish. Charming tiling, darling grassy courtyard for ceremonies, and tiki-boho-eclectic, midcentury, stylish restaurant for receptions.

featured events

Christina & Cisco
Arielle & Nick

website

sandshotelandspa.com

Palm Springs

The Orbit In

description

Desert oasis venue with a retro vibe, courtyard and pool.

featured events

Heather & Ali

website

orbitin.com

Korakia Pensione
Palm Springs

Korakia Pensione

description

Bringing Moroccan and Mediterranean flare to the Palm Springs desert, this delightful bohemian venue is photogenic from every corner. Split over two different properties across the street from one-another, with buildings and cottages built by artists in the early 20th century. 130 person capacity.

featured events

Eleni & Dan

website

korakia.com

Moorten Botanical Garden
Palm Springs

Moorten Botanical Garden

description

An outdoor garden featuring a waterfall that feeds into a small lake, and lawn by the main house, surrounded by beautiful, ancient cactus, and the San Jacinto Mountains.

featured events

Flo & Jer

website

moortenbotanicalgarden.com

More Palm Springs venues we'd love to shoot!
  • Alcazar
    description

    Outdoor garden and courtyard with stone wall surrounding event space and a 135 person capacity.

    website

    alcazarpalmsprings.com

  • Arrive
    description

    Indoor and outdoor venue spaces with futuristic architecture and courtyard pool.

    website

    arrivehotels.com/palmsprings

  • Casa de Monte Vista
    description

    A boutique hotel on a small estate with covered patio, landscaped gardens, privacy wall, and mountain views.

    website

    casademontevista.com

  • Casa Verona
    description

    Modern architecture with Moroccan style elements and a poolside courtyard.

    website

    airbnb.com

  • Colony 29
    description

    The private outdoor wedding amphitheater is lined by gazebos and lush queen palms, back dropped by the desert foothills.

    website

    colony29.com

  • Colony Palms
    description

    Indoor and outdoor venues including banquet rooms, courtyard, poolside venues and an open garden area with a mountain backdrop.

    website

    colonypalmshotel.com

  • Movie Colony Hotel
    description

    Modern and minimalist architecture with vintage style featuring an outdoor pool deck, courtyard, and patio space.

    website

    moviecolonyhotel.com

  • O’Donnell House
    description

    Restored historic inn featuring original and rare tile floors , redwood ceilings, antique furniture, unique gardens, impressive rock work, and exquisite views of the desert below.

    website

    odonnellhouse.com

  • Sparrow’s Lodge
    description

    A modern rustic vibe guest rooms, communal barn, outdoor fire pit, and vegetable garden, accented by a collection of fine art.

    website

    sparrowslodge.com

  • Spencer’s
    description

    Indoor and outdoor venue with a banquet hall and terraced lawns surrounded by gardens with a 200 person capacity.

    website

    spencerscateringps.com

  • The Saguaro
    description

    Indoor and outdoor venue with ballroom and outside terrace with elevated ceilings and custom pendant lighting, a pool, and mountain views.

    website

    thesaguaro.com

  • Twin Palms Frank Sinatra Estate
    description

    The former estate of Frank Sinatra is decorated with all period decor and furnishings. Spaces include a poolside banquet area that seats 50 people, and a motor court with a 150 person capacity.

    website

    sinatrahouse.com

  • Workshop Kitchen & Bar
    description

    Restaurant with private dining room and outdoor patio and a 140-250 person capacity.

    website

    workshoppalmsprings.com

Desert Wedding Venues
Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree National Park

description

Two distinct desert ecosystems, the Mojave and the Colorado, come together in Joshua Tree National Park with a variety of plants and animals, a rich cultural history, and surreal geologic features.

featured events

Jamie & Neil
Jess & Ravi

 

website

nps.gov/jotr

Yucca Valley

Le Haut Desert Aerie

description

High desert venue with a visual adventure in Moroccan, Indian, & Tibetan aesthetics throughout the house on 40 secluded acres.

featured events

Becky & Warren

website

lehautdesertaerie.com

Pioneertown

Pioneertown Motel

description

A modern-desert vibe motel outdoor venue with a communal lounge, locally crafted outdoor furnishings, camp chairs, and up to 200-person capacity. Very rustic barn exterior.

featured events

Ilya & Rachel

website

pioneertown-motel.com

Pioneertown Soundstage

Pioneertown Sound Stage

description

Pioneertown is an old west style town in the high desert near Joshua Tree. The Soundstage is a large preserved historic wooden barn right on ‘Mane’ Street.

featured events

Ilya & Rachel

website

facebook.com/PioneertownSoundStage

Yucca Valley

The Ruin Venue

description

Rustic desert oasis venue, far from everything, yet only a 45-minute drive from Palm Springs. Preserved ruined desert homestead has become an incredible space to host celebrations, and for feasts under the stars. A short distance away is the Inn onsite, a modern and eclectic styled space to stay, surrounded by Joshua trees, desert rock formations, and distance hills.

featured events

Karli & Lyle

website

theruinvenue.com

More desert venues we'd love to shoot!