Southern California is an obvious choice for a destination wedding. There are many great venues and locations along the coast. One of my favorite areas is this little desert town. Of course, there is a lot more to Palm Springs that being a short drive from Los Angeles. It’s next to one of the most stunning desert landscapes on earth, Joshua Tree National Park.
The area has been a luxurious getaway for decades. Celebrities and wealthy Californians built mid-century hotels and homes all throughout Palm Springs. It’s the mecca of American mid-century modern architecture, furniture, and decor.
This mix of colorful vintage style and stark desert landscapes is what makes Palm Springs magic. There’s an element of fanciful kitsch that makes it a great place to experiment with your wedding. Want to throw an elegant garden wedding? Maybe a vintage pool party wedding? Or perhaps a boho desert elopement? Yes, yes, and yes!
Palm Springs has lots of beautiful hotels and resorts to choose from. These locations work very well for more traditional and larger sized destination weddings. They have plenty of room and staff to accommodate your entire day and all your guests. This can be a good “one stop shop” option as well. You won’t have to bring in as many outside vendors or worry about transportation issues.
There are many boutique hotels and mid-century estates scattered around Palm Springs. These locations can be a better choice for smaller destination weddings and elopements. Often times, your entire guest list can stay at the same place as you. This makes for a very personal feeling event. Besides the extra privacy, there is often more freedom for unique wedding design. However, you may need to bring in more vendors to staff things as the guest list grows.
Twin Palms Frank Sinatra Estate
The Yucca and Coachella Valley are known for their stark beauty. Here you can find a small number of wedding venues that highlight the rustic desert landscape. There aren’t a lot of luxury amenities, but it’s just right for couples wanting to embrace the isolation and intimate desert setting. Homes for rent are often the best options out here.
The Ruin Venue
Having a Palm Springs wedding? I’d love to be the one to capture every moment from arrival to exit. I want you to feel like you’re with a friend. I’ll help guide you when needed, and also step back and document the day as if you were the only two on earth. Get in touch and let’s start the fun.