Here in Greater Palm Springs, LGBTQ+ weddings abound, and finding the right venue to make that special day feel, well, special, always takes top priority. But here’s the thing: There’s no reason not to have fun with the process. Getting to “I do” is an achievement in and of itself, and that’s where we come in. Dive into this roundup of some of the finest venues for the ultimate LGBTQ+ wedding and create a day that will be etched into your hearts forever.
Say “I do,” and then give yourself and your guests an adrenaline-filled day they won’t be able to stop talking about for years to come.
Set against the backdrop of breathtaking mountain views, the luxurious facility offers a great place to celebrate your big day. The track offers exciting experiences for drivers of all skill levels, from teens to advanced racers. Customize the driving experiences for your guests as they get behind the wheel in an adrenaline-pumping experience.
The Dinah Shore Estate provides and ideal event space for your special wedding day. Located in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood of Palm Springs, you can celebrate your big day among homes once lived in by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Cary Grant, Dean Martin, Liberace, and Elvis Presley.
As lavish as you can get. But why not? The day is all about your love story taking center stage, so it's time to live it up! Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa delivers unmatched hospitality amidst majestic Indian Wells scenery. This is, perhaps, one of the more sublime outdoor settings for a romantic occasion. The outdoor gardens and terraces with mountain views are exceptional for the ceremony and/or reception, but don’t rule out the ballrooms for a more elegant occasion. You can dance your booty off as long as you want in either locale. All around, this place is the epitome of class.
The venue has long been a go-to for locals and visitors who appreciate the wonderfully Greater Palm Springs feel here: chill yet classy and filled with plenty of eye candy — poolside dreaminess, mid-century modern design, and the like. What’s great about Ace Hotel & Swim Club is that you can choose the wedding space — the destination boasts up to 4,000 square feet of modular, creative space for the big day and is flexible with the nuptials’ desires, whether it begins indoors or ends outdoors, or vice versa. Consider adding unique touches to the occasion. Who doesn’t appreciate a posse of B-boy dancers? Perhaps a vibrant array of stringed lanterns? King’s Highway, the restaurant on site, can cater the outing so… perhaps a “tropical” feel with delicious craft cocktails in addition to the champaign? Other big perks: pre-function rooms and spa treatments (perhaps before and the day after the ceremony). It will be a day to remember forever.
Your wedding day at Casa de Monte Vista in Palm Springs will be an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. With its charming ambiance and stunning surroundings, this renovated 1920s authentic Spanish private estate exudes elegance and sophistication. The property's rich Hollywood history adds a touch of glamour to your special day, making it truly unique. Ask about the large wedding package that includes not only a beautiful venue for up to 125 guests but also a 2-night stay for 10 guests, ensuring that your closest loved ones can fully indulge in the celebration. Create memories that will last a lifetime at Casa de Monte Vista, where timeless beauty meets contemporary luxury.
The wedding of your dreams comes to life at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa. The beautiful 45-acre resort is privately nestled in the exclusive community of Indian Wells near Palm Springs. The desert oasis features lush landscapes surrounded by ponds, towering palm trees, and golf views – the ultimate setting for your special day. Choose among several lawns and gardens, and say “I do” with a stunning backdrop of the San Jacinto Mountains. Whether you envision an intimate gathering or an elaborate celebration, the resort will ensure your wedding memories are as everlasting as your love.
For a truly unique, memorable, and one-of-a-kind outdoor wedding in Greater Palm Springs, consider the Enchanted Desert venue at Metate Ranch. The Enchanted Desert features amazing sunsets, a sparkling pond, a big circular stone fire pit, water features, palm trees, and even a recreated Cahuilla Indian Village.
Panoramic mountain views provide a stunning backdrop for your dream rehearsal dinner, ceremony, or reception. Whether exchanging vows on the expansive outdoor terrace or inside the stylish event spaces, Escena golf resort provides an enchanting setting for up to 50 guests that effortlessly blends natural beauty with refined luxury. The dedicated and attentive staff ensures every detail is meticulously executed, from personalized decor arrangements to exceptional culinary experiences. With its combination of breathtaking scenery, exquisite amenities, and impeccable service, Escena Golf Resort sets the stage for a truly unforgettable wedding day.
The Living Desert offers six breathtaking wedding ceremony sites and seven exceptional wedding reception venues, each wonderfully wild in their own special way. Whether you're planning a rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, or a reception, you and your guests will experience an event unlike any other in one of the most unique settings in the Coachella Valley.
This beautiful Spanish mission-style oasis radiates timeless elegance and old-world luxury. From intimate gatherings at the waterfall to historic landmarks, La Quinta Resort offers an amazing backdrop for every occasion with picturesque gardens and vistas of the Santa Rosa Mountains. Enjoy intimate accommodations among Spanish-style casitas with pre- and post-event activities at the award winning Spa La Quinta and the five championship courses of La Quinta Resort and PGA WEST.
Located at the popular Saguaro Palm Springs, there’s much to savor here. At the top of the list is the 1,175 square-foot private open-air terrace with stunning views of the San Jacinto Mountains, a retractable canopy shade, and an integrated outdoor lighting and speaker system. Prefer an indoor celebration? The modern feel of Sago Ballroom can accommodate up 300 guests, and the venue’s Refreshed Agave Ballroom holds up to 250 guests. The hotel is perfectly situated, too, within five minutes of the airport and Downtown Palm Springs. Beyond that, work with the wedding planners here for the best in catering and nabbing that ideal DJ to get the partiers on that dance floor. The hotel also offers complimentary transportation to take guests around Greater Palm Springs in the event of last-minute wedding shopping needs. Mostly though, the scenic locale with that striking mountain skyline at dusk makes for a truly romantic occasion. And… this place is pet-friendly for those who'd like Fido walk down the aisle, too.
It’s the only full-service wedding chapel around — and rightly so. From the many wedding packages it offers to its wonderful downtown location, you can also nab a legal marriage license here. Not bad. While some other venues go big, here things are a bit more intimate. The small downtown chapel is perfect for that if that's what you're looking for, but you can also choose to upgrade to the stunning Adobe House for more space. Settings for up to 80 guests here range from a courtyard area to a quaint old California-style chapel or even a romantic garden with a vibrant fountain. Looking for some fun? Well, at this venue, you can truly let your creativity shine with unique and themed weddings. Imagine getting hitched with an Elvis officiant leading the way, or perhaps you're up for a RuPaul-inspired celebration?"
Ready to say "I do" in front of a glorious panoramic golf course overlooking the San Jacinto Mountains? This is your place. The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Golf Resort pulls out all the stops in this locale, and weddings are typically memorable occasions here. Big plus: The expert event planners and catering staff the resort offers. These folks are some of the best in the biz and can orchestrate both large and small occasions. Know too, that this venue is ideal for those among you who prefer complete onsite event services — from wedding dinner options to any audiovisual needs. You’ll appreciate the options here — have the ceremony indoors or outdoors. Either way, you can’t beat the views. Another standout here is what the venue calls “Micro Weddings & Memorable Moments.” These are specifically catered to your needs, and the venue works with you to find an ideal spot for the wedding on its mammoth and pristine property. We loved that there’s a post-wedding brunch option featured here. Cheers!
Plan big — more than 200 guests. Or go intimate — 20 or less. Either way, this sunny locale has become a premier LGBTQ+ wedding destination over the decades, thanks to its lavish setting overlooking the greens and phenomenal mountainscapes, which make for a stellar backdrop. There’s a nice affordability factor here, too, in terms of how much per plate each guest may cost during that special dinner. And the staff’s culinary team has an impressive array of wedding packages to choose from, so whether it’s more casual or truly gourmet, they got you covered. We’re impressed with the views here, and you will be, too, so once you begin working with event staff to coordinate the music, take in the spaciousness. Truly memorable for a sunset wedding.
From its tropical courtyards to the chandelier-adorned ballrooms, you’re pretty much basking in luxury here. And sublime views of Greater Palm Springs evoke a sense of wonder and romance all around. But you’ll never go wrong at The Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa. It’s like a village unto itself, so if you want to bring the clan to your ultimate wedding, this is the place. Notable offerings include working with expert planners who help you create a “dream wedding package.” In fact, Marriott-certified wedding planners complete a course to become qualified to coordinate weddings of all types. And James Beard-honored executive chef Joel Delmond and his staff are exceptional with the cuisine presented. The venue is for those who truly want to make that day stand out in one of the most romantic and scenic havens Greater Palm Springs has to offer — complete with several standout restaurants, spa services for the nuptials (and guests), and some of the finest poolside experiences you can imagine.
A premier all-American bakery for your wedding needs. Everything is baked from scratch including award-winning cupcakes, cakes, pies, cookies, bars, brownies, morning buns, and many more tasty treats.
From the very beginning, Lulu staff will meet with you to help you develop the perfect event with the very finest food, quality, and service.
Certified catering and event coordinator is on staff, with flexible menus and pricing. The restaurant's banquet facilities hold from 30 to 300 guests, including the Bougainvillea Ballroom, poolside, and private garden areas.
My Little Flower Shop has provided arrangements for the Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, the Presidential Inaugurals for both Bush presidents, as well as President Clinton and many social and political events for President Obama. Let them do what they do best and make your wedding day even brighter.
Photographer / Videographer
Gregg Felsen is an accomplished, well-respected, and versatile photographer. With a keen eye for weddings, fashion shows, grand openings/ribbon cuttings, music, and entertainment events, he has traveled the world. He offers high-quality custom-designed photo books for the wedding couple, individuals, companiesm and organizations as well as on-site photography and photo booths.
Roger Morales is a visual storyteller with over 30 years of experience capturing once-in-a-lifetime moments. He offers a wide range of wedding photography collections, all handled with great care, from the simplest to the most elaborate and extensive. He has studied under some of the world's most renowned celebrity wedding photographers, such as Joe Buissink, Bambi Cantrell, Yervant, and Bob Davis. His style is adaptive artistic journalism, which is both fresh and unique.
For over 30 years, Signature has been elevating life's memorable moments throughout Southern California and beyond. With over 180,000 square feet of exclusive event rental inventory, their consultants and event experts create elevated experiences that are anything but expected.
Rentals for all occasions: canopies, chairs, tables, linens, dance floors, and more. Quality and service is their hallmark.
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