The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens

47900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert, CA 92260 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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4.9 out of 5.0
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About The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens

The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens is a unique and fun wedding event venue located in Palm Desert, California. The truly young at heart will enjoy celebrating their special day amidst swaying palm trees, desert breezes and, of course, a fun zoo for all ages.

Facilities and Capacity
The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens has a number of venues including six beautiful ceremony sites and seven reception venues. Each venue offers specific services and features. The Palm Garden Patio, a lush oasis encircled with beautiful palm trees, is where you can dance the night away free from distractions of the outside world. The District Commissioner’s House, filled with early 20th century antiques, is where you and your guests will be complemented by an Amur leopard.

Services Offered
The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens offers unique services and features. Services provided include:

  • Bridal showers
  • Engagement parties
  • Rehearsal dinners
  • Ceremonies
  • Receptions
  • Setup and cleanup
  • Event planning
  • In-house catering
  • Lighting and sound
  • Chairs and tables
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8 Reviews for The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens

Recommended by 99% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Sara Beck · Married on 11/03/2018

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    Everyone said its the best wedding they have ever been to!

    Honestly, can't say enough good things about The Living Desert. The staff was great (and when you book here, there end up being A LOT of people involved) and the atmosphere was unbeatable. We got to feed giraffes and high five porcupines on our wedding day...WHAT! Such an unforgettable day and we feel so lucky to have had it at a unique venue.

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    Markus · Married on 03/17/2018

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    Sheree at The Living Desert was so incredibly great to work with. From the very first tour of the grounds to the night of the wedding, she made us feel like kings of the zoo. This venue has it all. You wouldn't think it, but if you're getting married in the desert, please do not skip touring this venue. They have a beautiful patio for ceremonies, an amazing 'cocktail hour' area near an elaborate train set, animal encounters, and a gorgeous open-sky Palm Garden dinner and reception area with stage. Not to mention the incredible views you get for your wedding photos. This venue is stunning, everyone was so great to work this... the photos speak for itself. Def recommend!

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The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens Pricing

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The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 3,000.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 3,000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Clean Up, Parking, Set Up
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 18.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), Open Bar
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 500
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 25
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 12
  • Describe your venue: Art Gallery, Park, Zoo
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Lighting, Tables
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? June, July, August

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement

  • Jennifer Yount Photography
    Jennifer Yount Photography Wedding Photographers

    What can I say, The Living Desert will always be special to us. Luke and I chose The Living Desert for our own wedding! Working with them has been a great experience. AND Who can ever complain or compare to guest interactions with a high-fiving porcupine, a hawk and an armadillo at your cocktail hour?!

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  • 47900 Portola Ave. Palm Desert, CA, 92260 See on map
    7603460301 (Phone number)

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