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Have A Palm Springs Big Dream Wedding

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Where Dreams Come True

By Barbara Beckley

Exchanging vows. Cutting the cake. Dancing the night away with family and friends. The biggest day of your life involves a lot of planning. And it all has to be perfect! No worries in Palm Springs

Choose one of Palm Springs renowned full-service resorts and event spaces, and arranging your Big Day is, well — a piece of cake. With memorable event spaces to match every style, on-site accommodations for guest lists from small to large, expert in-house wedding planners and the cache of this glamorous destination – Palm Springs brings your big dream wedding to life!

parker wedding photography credit Jasmine Star
Photo credit: Jasmine Star

Here’s how:

Parker Palm Springs

With 16 acres of gorgeous gardens, lawns and inside spaces, this ‘60s-chic hot spot is a wedding dream come. Pose by the iconic orange front doors. Parker Palm Springs can accommodate up to 230 guests – or 250 and more of your besties with a full (two-night minimum) buy-out.

bride and groom outside Parker

Do group photos, your ceremony, reception, dinner and après-wedding joy on 65,000 square feet of garden and three inside settings.

Outdoor favorites for include the Croquet Lawn for ceremonies, welcome dinners, cocktails and post-wedding brunch. The Palm Court is great for ceremonies, cocktail hours, rehearsal dinners and farewell brunches. The romantic Petanque Court is ideal for up to 100 guests at welcome events, farewell brunches, ceremonies and post-ceremony parties.


Inside, the glass-walled Grand Ballroom features direct access to a sweeping lawn for outdoor/indoor dining and dancing of up to 400 guests. A cozier room welcomes up to 100 for cocktails and up to 70 for dinner.

Plan a magical sunset ceremony on the Gene Autry Lawn, with up to 250 seated or 400 standing guests. Add in the lux 18,000-square-foot spa, 144 guest rooms including 12 villas and the two-bedroom mid-century Autry residence (once cowboy star Gene Autry’s home) and it’s a celebration everyone will remember forever.


Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs 

Let your cherished moment soar to dreamy heights at Palm Springs’ only high-rise hotel. Wow your guests – and yourselves – with breathless views, vivid sunsets and starry skies at the seventh floor rooftop event spaces.

Kimpton wedding erin-and-brendan

Choose the Rooftop Terrace for dazzling receptions of up to 300 and dinners for 150. For smaller parties, the wrap-around views of the Jacinto Room will dazzle up to 60 guests and the gorgeous Jacinto Terrace accommodates up to 25 standing and 16 seated.


For your rehearsal dinner and farewell brunch reserve the 4 Saints rooftop restaurant. And oh my! The Arlo presidential suite is amazing for a bridal or groomsmen party.

Arlo Suite Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs 2017. Photographed by Laure Joliet
Arlo Suite Photographed by Laure Joliet

If you prefer inside, the chic second-floor Sky Ballroom hosts up to 200 for cocktails and 150 for dinner. In all, the Rowan offers 16,000 square feet of event space, plus a fab rooftop pool and bar, and 153 guestrooms. Plus they make planning so easy – including wedding packages and room blocks for family and friends.

 Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs

Say “I do” with a tropical twist at Palm Springs’ Jimmy Buffet paradise, where mid-century modern meets island-luxe amidst 16 acres of courtyards, pools, gardens, two huge pools and tiki hut-style cabanas. This property include 398 spacious, newly reinvented guestrooms and suites.

Palm-Springs-Wedding Margaritaville

This stunner loves BIG guest lists up to 2,000 for receptions and 1,500 for dinners in the Compass Rose Ballroom. Downsizing a tad, the Paradise Ballroom accommodates up to 715 for receptions and 240 seated; and the Coral Reef Ballroom is terrific for up to 570 guests for cocktails and 200 for dinner.

If you prefer blue skies and swaying palms, the free-form Lone Palm Pool is yours for ceremonies up to 150 seated and 240 for receptions. The semi-private Oasis Garden is a favorite for taking your vows with up to 300 guests.

Somewhere Spa is one of Palm Springs’ largest. And the best! Share your first night as Mr. & Mrs. in the posh two-level, 1,761-square-foot Jimmy Buffet Suite.

Hyatt Palm Springs

Your cherished moment is unforgettable against the backdrop of fantastic sunsets and bold colors – plus an A-list location on South Palm Canyon Drive in the heart of everything – at this all-suite charmer.

Say your vows facing the setting sun and ruby red desert mountains on the dreamy second-floor Sundeck. Then stay and celebrate under the starry sky. Or mix and match indoor/outdoor festivities.

The Atrium is the largest event space, with dance floors and ornate décor for receptions to 350 and sit-downs to 340 guests. The Grand Salon accommodates up to 275 for receptions and 170 for dinners. The Retreat is ideal for cocktails of up to 150 and dinners to 120. And there’s more!

hyatt wedding

The Upper Pool Deck is amazing for receptions of 400 and banquets to 240, or divide it up into the South Upper Pool Deck for 300 for cocktails and 180 for dinner, and the North Upper Pool Deck for 100 for cocktails and 60 seated. Did we say views? All 197 spacious suites feature inspired mountain or sweeping downtown vistas.

Renaissance Palm Springs

If you’re a stickler for detail, rest assured everything will be flawless at this Marriott Bonvoy affiliate. Why? Because their in-house planners aren’t just wedding planners. They’re Marriott Certified Wedding Planners – experts trained in every type of wedding – making your wishes come true with authenticity whatever your preference.

renaissance exterior

The cosmopolitan-style elegance creates memorable moments indoors and out for up to 1,400 guests. When, yikes, everyone said they’re attending, the Grand Ballroom is perfect for up to 1,400 for receptions and 1,050 seated, and the Catalina Room fits 300 for cocktails and 220 for dinner. Outside, the beautifully landscaped Courtyard is picture-perfect for dinners of up to 850.  Not to worry, 18 additional event rooms are at the ready for smaller receptions, dinners and side-parties.

renaissance poolside

If your guest list is really off the charts – the Renaissance is connected to the Palm Springs Convention Center.

Palm Springs Convention Center

Because this is Palm Springs, it’s not what you’re thinking. Ours is stylish and wedding friendly, with 18 chic spaces for as few as 12 to 9,000 of your most important guests. Stepping outside, the East Lawn is a favorite for nearly 1,000 guests, while the Jackie Lee Houston Plaza is ideal for 30 to 600 for cocktails and 300 for banquets. The Boulders Terrace is a favorite for receptions up to 80 and 50 for dinners.   


Savoury’s is the award winning in-house caterer. They are full-service including décor, floral design, audio visual elements and transportation.  Savoury’s will work with you to customize the menu and theme, offering creative ideas to help you plan your Palm Springs wedding that will leave a lasting impression.

Tip: Savoury’s Catering is also available for your chosen off-site private venue.


Hero Image Credit: Cara Robbins Studio

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