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Desert Willow Golf Resort

Palm Desert, CA View map Visit website
Rating 4.8 out of 5
53 reviews
$12k - $17k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

About

$12k - $17k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

Desert Willow Golf Resort is a picturesque wedding event venue located in Palm Desert, California. Just a few minutes away from downtown Palm Springs, this majestic venue has wonderful staff that will help create the wedding you envision. Whether you want a large wedding reception or a small, more intimate gathering, Desert Willow Golf Resort has the ability to make it happen.

Facilities and Capacity
Desert Willow Golf Resort features three event spaces that can provide varying levels of capacity for wedding events. The Lakeview Terrace can hold up to 300 people for both your wedding ceremony and reception. The Palm Desert Terrace can hold up to 140 people for your wedding ceremony and 70 people for your reception. Finally, The Event Lawn, which is used for ceremonies only, can hold up to 300 people.

Services Offered
Desert Willow Golf Resort offers the following services to wedding couples and their guests:

  • Chairs, tables, and linens
  • Setup and cleanup
  • Glassware, flatware, and china
  • Parking
  • In-house catering
  • Plated and buffet dinner options
  • Food stations
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Cake cutting
  • Servers
  • Bartenders
  • House beer and wine
  • Event planning
  • Outside vendors
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cocktail reception

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$16

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Country/Golf Club
Resort

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

53 Reviews

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Rated
4.8
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Recommended by 96% of couples
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  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.8 out of 5

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    Taylor B. Married on 03/05/2022
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    Love this Venue

    My husband and I got married at Desert Willow Golf Resort in early March 2022. If you are looking to have your wedding in Palm Desert, we cannot recommend this venue enough!! First, the venue is beautiful. Even though we had an overcast day with rain on the horizon, the backdrop of the golf course was breathtaking. Pictures do not do it justice.

    Since we live in Chicago, this was a destination wedding for us and I was nervous about the difficulties that come with being a remote bride. Robbie worked closely with us to make sure that the distance was not an issue. She worked around our schedules for the initial visit and tasting since we didn’t want to make too many trips out there prior to the wedding. Throughout the process she was friendly, extremely responsive and very helpful. Just a couple weeks out from my wedding, I was having issues with a vendor and Robbie was able to help me find a replacement within the same day of me asking for her help!

    I also hired Robbie to be our day-of coordinator and she did a fantastic job! She decorated the venue beautifully and made sure I didn’t have to worry about anything. We got so many compliments the day of the wedding on how gorgeous everything looked. Also, I can’t forget to mention the food. It was delicious!! Some of our guests still talk about how good the risotto was.

    Thanks again to everyone at Desert Willow for making our day extra special!! ❤️
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    Vince B. Married on 12/05/2021
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    Beautiful. Amazing. Perfect

    Would recommend Desert Willow to everyone. 100% perfect. So professional and just awesome ppl to work with. My personal email is vbrunello@gmail.com. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have about the venue. It was just absolutely perfect. Not one thing went wrong. We are very blessed to have found this beautiful venue

Awards

  • 53
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Team

Robbie Lomes
Robbie Lomes
Catering Director and Wedding Coordinator

With over 25 years of event and production management experience, Robbie joined the Desert Willow team in early 2019. She ensures clients are completely satisfied, jobs are complete and food is always exceptional. Every wedding that is held at Desert Willow, Robbie is quick to respond to questions, offer suggestions on food planning and recommend decor elements, and always make sure attention to details are executed.

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
Jennifer Yount Photography Jennifer Yount Photography Wedding Photographers

You seriously cannot get a better vista for your wedding anywhere else in the greater Palm Springs area! I LOVE this view!! Ashley is a pleasure to work with. She's easy to talk to, flexible to work with and helps make the entire wedding planning process comfortable and enjoyable.

Roger Morales Photography Roger Morales Photography Wedding Photographers

Gorgeous Venue.

Elegant Parties OC Elegant Parties OC Wedding Caterers

Great service and attention to details for all their clients. From: Elegant Parties OC

Map

38995 Desert Willow Drive Palm Desert, CA, 92260
7603467060
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Desert Willow Golf Resort frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Desert Willow Golf Resort?

Desert Willow Golf Resort includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Desert Willow Golf Resort, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Desert Willow Golf Resort includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At Desert Willow Golf Resort, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Desert Willow Golf Resort includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of Desert Willow Golf Resort in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Desert Willow Golf Resort for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Country/Golf Club
  • Resort

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Desert Willow Golf Resort for wedding events?

Desert Willow Golf Resort offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Desert Willow Golf Resort offer?

Desert Willow Golf Resort offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Desert Willow Golf Resort offer for wedding events?

Desert Willow Golf Resort offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What percentage of users recommend Desert Willow Golf Resort and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Desert Willow Golf Resort is recommended by 98% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in flexibility and 4.8 in value.

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