Full of stunning natural scenery, lovely venues and incredible photo opportunities, Greater Palm Springs has a lot to offer brides and grooms looking to tie the knot in the charming destination.

Read on to discover why the beautiful desert oasis needs to be where you host your upcoming nuptials. Here are your top reasons why you should have your wedding in Greater Palm Springs:




The gorgeous, surreal desert landscape is a massive draw for a Greater Palm Springs wedding ceremony. Sky scraping mountain ranges, abundant cacti, and welcoming palm trees form a distinct backdrop for all attending. Pair this singular setting with over 300 sunkissed days annually and an excess of enchanting Greater Palm Springs wedding venues and talented vendors, and you have the perfect recipe for a lovely big day.

If you’ve ever visited the area, you know there’s nothing quite like the region’s desert views. Standout mountain ranges and hilltops surround the area, while palm trees and cacti decorate the desert floor, making the region the perfect backdrop for your big day. And, if that were not enough to make you want to say “I do” in Greater Palm Springs, the region also includes daily cotton-candy skies, dreamy landscapes and plenty of bohemian glamour to go around.

“Whether you’re considering a big celebration or eloping, Greater Palm Springs is a great choice,” shared local event planner Christina Jimenez Adams of The Petite Bee.

“An elopement here can occur at a variety of locations throughout Greater Palm Springs, without feeling like it was a last-minute thought,” she explained. “Some of my favorite weddings have been desert elopements with the Santa Rosa Mountains as a backdrop and the region’s beloved golden sunsets on the horizon.”

Greater Palm Springs is known for having more than 300 days of gorgeous sunshine and weather each year, making it an ideal location for year-round wedding celebrations. With this type of darling climate, couples can choose to let loose outdoors beneath a tent or right under the clear, desert sky.

For optimal wedding weather, it is recommended to opt for a date between late September through early May.


Palm Springs Wedding Invitations

Photography by Jes Workman

One of the best things about hosting your wedding in Greater Palm Springs is the abundance of wedding professionals in the area. The desert is packed with talented teams and individuals who are ready to take your day to the next level and make all your wedding dreams come true!

“We have so many amazing local vendors with all types of styles and price ranges to accommodate any bride and groom, as well as any budget,” explains local photographer and make-up artist Isabel Macias of Bella Creative. “You don’t need to fly in your vendors. We have someone just as talented here in the desert who will be just as dedicated to your wedding as you are!”


Make it an event to remember as you celebrate all week or all weekend long with loved ones!

Greater Palm Springs has something for everyone to enjoy, which makes it the perfect getaway for all in your bridal party and those guests joining you. From exploring El Paseo Shopping District to having fun in Downtown Palm Springs, the oasis has it all.


Take it a step further by not only making a getaway out of it but by also booking your honeymoon stay at one of the many luxury resorts in the area! The destination has quite a selection of glamorous hotels for honeymooners to check out, couples spa packages to enjoy, and irresistible romantic date ideas to consider.


Cost is another top reason to celebrate your wedding in the region, according to Jimenez Adams.

“In helping couples outside of the Coachella Valley, I have discovered that there is a huge difference in cost the further you head west of the 10 freeway,” Jimenez Adams shared.

By having a wedding in Greater Palm Springs, couples are truly getting the best deal around as the oasis is full of top-notch, affordable wedding locales and venues to choose from.


Palm Springs Wedding Decor

Photography by Jes Workman

From small and intimate nuptials to large and traditional celebrations, Greater Palm Springs offers a wide range of standout wedding venues to accommodate every couple and their unique style and needs. On a hypnotic mountainside with an awe-inspiring terrace, The O'Donnell House offers expansive panoramas of the area. The former home of Ol' Blue Eyes, the Twin Palms Frank Sinatra Estate adds more than a touch of Rat Pack energy to your nuptials and the reception.

Other private estates of note are the Casa De Monte Vista, a renovated Spanish estate from the 1920s, the mid-century modern Lautner Compound, and the lush Frederick Loewe Estate.

“The venues in Greater Palm Springs vary from mid-century modern to rustic, Spanish style,” shared Jimenez Adams. “Many of the wedding venues available here were once home to some of the most iconic celebrities from Bob Hope to Marilyn Monroe.”


Private Estate Wedding

A leading place to hold your wedding, Parker Palm Springs combines luxury with high touch service. Make sure to take advantage of the on-site spa to spoil your wedding party. The Ace Hotel & Swim Club puts on masterful weddings with over 4,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space and dreamy mountain views.

The Korakia Pensione brings the romance with two renovated villas (one Moroccan and one Mediterranean-inspired) and weddings set against an irresistible mountain backdrop. With its mid century vibe, ARRIVE Palm Springs is perfect for intimate weddings or those a little larger. For intimate to large weddings, you can’t miss the well known designer boutique Sands Hotel & Spa.


Omni Rancho Las Palmas Wedding

Blow your guests away with a wedding at the picturesque Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa. Within the 45-acre resort, choose from numerous lawns and gardens set against the irresistible San Jacinto Mountains. At Indian Wells Country Club, they tailor your ceremony and reception to your unique taste, and the private events teams stand ready to assist with every last detail.

The Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa provides a romantic and tranquil setting for up to 400 guests. Choose from nine indoor and outdoor venues to say “I do.” Look to the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, Indian Wells, for everything you need to put on a memorable wedding, including a talented team to assist with planning the event.



The O'Donnell House

Sand Acre Estate

Casa de Monte Vista

Colony 29

The Pond Estate

The Lautner Compound

Cree Estate

Frederick Loewe Estate

Twin Palms Frank Sinatra Estate


The Parker Palm Springs

Korakia Pensione

ARRIVE Palm Springs

Colony Palms Hotel

Avalon Hotel and Bungalows

Ace Hotel & Swim Club

Saguaro Palm Springs

Sands Hotel & Spa


Indian Wells Country Club

Indian Wells Golf Resort

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa

La Quinta Resort & Club

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa

Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, Indian Wells


Choosing to celebrate everything that love brings in the oasis is an experience that all should have the chance to enjoy. The region is recognized for its laid-back style and small town warmth, which makes your time here a truly relaxing escape. Those who come out to experience it always end up coming back for more.

“Palm Springs isn’t just a city, it’s a vibe! There is just such a chill and effortless feeling about this place, which makes getting married out here so much more enjoyable,” shared Macias.


Palm Springs Wedding Desserts

Bella Creative, Photography by Isabel Macias

Whether seeking the best wedding photographer or something different like Mr & Mrs Selfie Photo Booth, Greater Palm Springs has the vendors you need for the perfect wedding. Planks & Patina is fantastic for handmade furniture rentals and capturing the aesthetic you desire. No Greater Palm Springs wedding is complete without dessert. For delicious and real ingredient gourmet cookies, contact Cookie Co. La Quinta.

Scoops & Sweets has ice cream, paleta carts, and more to add deliciousness and fun to the wedding of your dreams. 

There is plenty of talent to go around in the oasis, especially when it comes to big day events like a wedding. Here, cool vendor finds are easy to come across. Check out our picks below!


Mr & Mrs Selfie Photo Booth


Arrangements Floral + Party Design

Planks & Patina


Nini Pop

The Little Cookie Co.

Scoops & Sweets

TIPSPalm Springs Wedding Dress

Photography by Jes Workman


Summer weddings in the desert have become quite popular, as they are great for budget conscious couples. During this time, many venues and vendors in the region may offer discounted rates on wedding packages. In addition to this, local hotels may also offer special pricing on stays and group bookings.


From the small details to the really big and important things on your to do list, there is a lot that goes into planning a wedding. To make the most out of your wedding planning experience, it’s recommended to put together a monthly to do list or calendar to keep yourself organized and on schedule.


Another tip to consider is to hire a wedding planner or even a day-of coordinator to assist you on your big day.

“A wedding planner or day of coordinator is going to ultimately have your best interest at heart,” shared Jimenez Adams. “They will take care of all needs and logistics for the wedding, and they are basically the go to person for everyone so that you can just sit back and enjoy your special day.”

Looking for more fun Palm Springs-based wedding ideas? See our suggestions for how to Plan the Ultimate Bachelorette Party in Greater Palm Springs or how to Plan the Ultimate Guys Getaway in Greater Palm Springs!