Indian Wells Golf Resort is a magnificent wedding event venue located in Indian Wells, California, about 25 minutes east of Palm Springs. With breathtaking views of the Santa Rosa Mountains, this venue is truly something to behold. With exceptional staff and services available to wedding couples and their guests, you'll feel welcomed and stress-free on your wedding day.
Facilities and Capacity
This venue has two event lawns and an amazing indoor/outdoor reception space available to wedding couples and their guests. The pavilion is climate controlled with floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides. You will be able to provide accommodations for up to 350 of your guests. The decor is neutral which allows your personality to shine! From mid-century modern to etherial romantic to Moroccan/boho - the venue allows you to translate your dreams into reality!
Indian Wells Golf Resort offers the following services to wedding couples and their guests:
45 Reviews for Indian Wells Golf Resort
Recommended by 98% of couples
25 User photos
A Davies · Married on 02/29/2020
Highly recommend this wedding venue!
IWGR was a fantastic venue for our wedding. Sharon is a pro - she's overseen many weddings here and has great advice and insight into what works and what doesn't. She's highly responsive and organized, and as a result our wedding planning went smoothly.
The venue itself is fantastic. We had the ceremony on the East Lawn and the mountains and trees, along with the late afternoon sun, made for a beautiful backdrop. The Pavilion was a great combination of outdoor-feel with indoor luxuries. Our parents wanted to make sure we had the options for AC, heat, and wind/rain protection, but the evening turned out to have perfect weather and we were able to leave the south doors open all night to bring in the desert breeze and a more open-air feel, with people freely moving between the pavilion and the patio all night. And being able to have the bride's room right there, along with spaces for the ceremony, cocktails, pictures, and reception, made for a very comfortable day for both us and guests.
A few tips:
1) We highly recommend putting up paper lanterns (or other lighting fixtures) over the tables in the pavilion. Paper lanterns cost a bit more than patio lights but help make the space feel more cozy and less cavernous. We used Luna at Arrangements Floral + Party Design for those, along with our flowers and other decor.
2) Photo credit to Jason Perryman, who was perfect for capturing everything from candids of guests, formal family shots, to stunning romantic bride/groom shots.
3) We rented out the Player's Room at IWGR to use as a childcare room during the wedding. All the parents in attendance raved about it, because they loved the convenience of being able to drop off their children but still have them nearby (also, some of the kids came to the tent for a bit of dancing and "late-night" pretzels, plus a ride on the golf carts). Sharon was awesome at coordinating that. We used Aunt Fran's to provide the childcare services.Sent on 06/14/2020
Indian Wells Golf Resort's reply:It was a gorgeous wedding, and we are beyond grateful that the day was as wonderful as we all hoped it would be! Thank you, thank you!
Alanna S. · Married on 02/08/2020
Wow!! Exceeded all of our expectations!!!
WOW! That is the main impression my husband and I, as well as all of our guests, had of not only the venue - but the service provided!
The venue's beauty speaks for itself. We had our ceremony on the east lawn overlooking the gorgeous mountain range and palm trees and then moved our reception into the pavilion. Both spaces are absolutely breathtaking! The pavilion's full length windows throughout give an amazing sense of indoor-outdoor entertainment and captures the view beautifully so that you don't lose it once you move your wedding indoors.
The service exceeded all of our expectations and made the process so seamless. Sharon and her team are extremely professional and seasoned in their work. We had no doubt that they knew how to put on a perfect event (which they did!). Sharon was extremely helpful, accommodating to our needs, and always readily available to talk.
Our wedding day ran SO smoothly! The entire team helped in turning our dream wedding into a reality!! Our guests had the most amazing time and have not stopped raving about the beauty of the venue, the food served (best I've ever had at a wedding) and how much fun they had.
You truly get the best of everything here and I would highly recommend this venue for anyone getting married!!!Sent on 02/26/2020
Indian Wells Golf Resort's reply:We are so fortunate to be able to work with wonderful people and help them celebrate the most important days in their lives! Many, many thanks you to you, Alanna, your husband, and your Mom and Dad for entrusting your special day to us. Blessing to you all for a wonderful life ahead!
Kim W. · Married on 11/01/2019
Extraordinary Location, Extraordinary Service!!!
My fiance and I wanted a truly special and memorable destination wedding in the Palm Springs area. We considered several potential locations but KNEW we had found the place when we visited the Indian Wells Golf Resort after first reading about it on Wedding Wire and other top online wedding sites.
The location itself is spectacular - beautiful golf course with exquisite views of the surrounding mountains - but the Wedding Pavilion is the real show stopper. This gleaming white, permanent tent-like structure was the perfect place to host our reception.
We chose to be married on the adjacent lawn and afterward, guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d'oeuvres on the Pavilion terrace. Numerous guests commented on the servers and the quality of service at the cocktail hour as well as inside at the reception. The space is grand and dramatic inside and lends itself to any decor. One entire side is a wall of floor to ceiling windows that open out to the terrace and golf course. There is also a large, comfortably and thoughtfully decorated bridal suite attached to the Pavilion that made getting ready and accommodating my family and bridal party a breeze.
Event Coordinator, Sharon Clark, made it effortless to plan my dream wedding there and couldn't have been more knowledgeable, helpful or responsive. Catering Manager, Harry Reuter, was also a true pleasure to work with and saw to our every food and beverage need - including making sure that the champagne, both inside the bridal suite and at the reception - was kept ice cold! The food was excellent and reasonable and our guests were so well taken care of by the staff. Valet parking is free and a fleet of golf carts shuttle guests across the bridge to the Pavilion and back again so older guests and those in high heels have a minimum of walking to do to get to the event or to return to their cars.
Many of the posh Palm Springs-area hotels charge almost 2 to 3 times as much for a reception. We found that the Indian Wells Golf Resort was not only a magnificent location, but also an excellent value. And, their chef, Nestor Ruiz, has worked at some of the top restaurants and steak houses in Southern California - and it shows!
Oh, and the venue has absolutely gorgeous locations for photography! Our photographer was taken around the property before the wedding by Event co-coordinator, Leslie Graham, to scout out locations for our photos in advance. After the wedding, Leslie zipped us around in her golf cart to each location, helping us make the most of the daylight still remaining and keeping us fresh and rested in between shots. She had cold water for us along the way which was very thoughtful and kept us cool and hydrated!
All in all, our wedding day was magnificent and effortless from start to finish and we cannot recommend the Indian Wells Golf Resort highly enough to future brides and grooms!
Sent on 11/13/2019
Indian Wells Golf Resort's reply:Your wedding was truly magical! Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. We are grateful beyond measure. Can't wait to see the pictures - you and the decor were equally stunning!!
Beautiful venue and amazing views :)