On WeddingWire since 2022
The Wheelhouse is a wedding venue located in Twentynine Palms, California. This stunning high desert retreat was formerly owned by public TV personality Huell Howser. With its rich Hollywood history and decadent architectural style, it is the ideal spot for hosting a celebration of your love alongside friends and family.
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The Wheelhouse is a breathtaking ranch-style house situated 80 acres from the entrance of Joshua Tree National Park. This setting gives the property panoramic views of the mountains with a sense of the wondrous desert solitude that Joshua Tree is famous for. Here, you can celebrate both your ceremony and reception. You can exchange your vows in an outdoor ceremony, with the desert creating a perfect backdrop against which you can say, "I do". Following this, you can enjoy a cocktail reception on the patio near the pool. Guests can relax in this dedicated spa area and enjoy the California sunshine. For your reception, you can use the covered outdoor dining room. This space can host banquet-style dining for up to 120 guests, giving you the cover of an indoor setting without sacrificing the bountiful views of the property. Tables can be cleared after your meal to accommodate an evening of dancing and entertainment under the starry desert sky.
The Wheelhouse has a number of services available for your use on your special day. These include event rentals, such as tables, chairs, flatware, glassware, lighting, and more. You are welcome to include outside vendors, like caterers and bar staff, to fully customize the vibe of your event. You can even avail of the overnight accommodations located in the ranch house, allowing you and your wedding party to unwind following your celebrations. For your convenience, ample parking is available on the property.
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- Historic Building
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