As a dedicated meeting planner or event coordinator seeking extraordinary venues for group dining experiences, the Greater Palm Springs area offers a host of captivating options that promise unforgettable gatherings. Here's a look at a few of our unique venues and how they stand out as a perfect setting for group dining.


Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Elevate group dining to new heights by hosting an unparalleled experience at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, situated 8,516 feet above sea level. This exceptional venue offers a breathtaking backdrop atop the San Jacinto Mountains, providing enchanting desert vistas during the day and a mesmerizing view of twinkling city lights at night. Peaks Restaurant, nestled on the upper floor of the Mountain Station, serves as an ideal location for banquets accommodating 150 to 275 guests, promising a memorable dining experience in a unique setting. For more intimate gatherings, the Culver Nichols Room offers picturesque views for up to 24 guests, while the Francis Crocker Room, catering to groups ranging from 25 to 136 guests, exudes warmth and charm with its fireplace ambiance. Both rooms overlook the beautiful 14,000-acre Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness Area.


Gardens at the Empire Polo Club

Immerse your group amidst the beauty of polo fields at the Empire Polo Grounds, where three distinct venues await to create a spectacular dining experience amidst magnificent surroundings. Choose from Medjool Lake, a tropical oasis adorned with palm trees and footbridges, offering permanent tents with stone flooring for an elegant setting; Hacienda del Toro, a California-casual venue featuring expansive gardens and a bird aviary, perfect for outdoor dining experiences; or the Rose Garden, a climate-controlled pavilion surrounded by a garden that includes over 7,000 rose bushes, providing a refined ambiance for sophisticated affairs.


Sinatra Residence, Twin Palms, in Palm Springs. Architect: E. Stewart Williams (built 1947)

Step into a bygone era of glamour by hosting a private event at the iconic Twin Palms Frank Sinatra Estate, designed in 1947 for Frank and Nancy Sinatra. This historic estate exudes midcentury charm with its period furnishings, including a piano-shaped swimming pool, offering an elegant backdrop for group dining experiences. Whether you're looking for dinner parties under the stars accommodating up to 150 guests on the estate grounds or choosing a more intimate gathering around the pool or within the "great room," the estate promises a sophisticated and nostalgic atmosphere for memorable dining occasions.


Living Desert Wedding

Embark on a wild culinary adventure with a private party at The Living Desert Zoo And Gardens, where every event becomes a remarkable experience amidst nature's beauty. Whether you're planning an intimate cocktail reception or a grand corporate function, The Living Desert offers diverse menus and exquisite venues to suit your special event needs. With an expert event planning department, competitive rates, and stunning indoor and outdoor settings, the zoo and gardens provide the perfect canvas to bring your event vision to life.

Choose from a selection of unique venues at The Living Desert, including the African Village WaTuTu, replicating a northern Kenyan Village; the Palm Garden Patio, an enchanting desert garden setting ideal for corporate dinners and holiday parties, accommodating up to 350 seated or 700 standing guests; the Tennity Wildlife Hospital and Reception Garden, offering a contemporary space with desert architecture and serene gardens; the Irvine Patio and Wortz Demonstration Garden, a Southwest-inspired escape; and the Steven Chase Administration Building and Reception Garden, featuring modern design elements, desert landscaping, water features, and palm gardens. Impress your guests with an elegant and unforgettable party at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens.

To explore hosting your next event at The Living Desert and discover the endless possibilities for an exceptional gathering, reach out to their event planning team for a tailored and immersive experience.