Tumbleweed Sanctuary, Garden & Labyrinth is a destination for ceremony and celebration located in Yucca Valley, California. We believe in experiencing the simplicity and untamed beauty of the desert.
Originally built as a church in 1987, our land holds a history of bringing people together as members congregated for their commitment to the greater good. Today, we carry on this tradition with an environment supportive of all significant ceremonies and meaningful life moments.
Elizabeth Gilbert wrote: “Ceremony is essential to humans: It’s a circle that we draw around important events to separate the momentous from the ordinary. And ritual is a sort of magical safety harness that guides us from one stage of our lives into the next, making sure we don’t stumble or lose ourselves along the way.”
A wedding ceremony is a magnificent rite of passage, honoring the partners’ past and the journey that led them to one another, taking them into their future as they begin a new path together. Lighting the unity candle, placing the lasso, pouring the sand, jumping the broom, stomping the glass — these ritual elements are expressions of culture and love, forging and deepening the bond between individuals and community.
Experience the natural beauty of the desert at our comfortable destination, surrounded by Joshua Trees with an expansive view. We are tucked away in a quiet residential neighborhood and our location is very central; we’re a convenient 30 mile drive from Palm Springs, 11 mile drive from Joshua Tree National Park and 6 mile drive from Pioneertown.
With 8+ acres of space, the possibilities are endless as we encourage guests to connect with the natural healing energies of the land. Our goal is to provide an inspiring destination for people to come together, all while disconnecting and discovering the raw and pure qualities of the desert.
-Dining Tables (8ft. X 33in.)
-Chairs for Ceremony and Dining
-Sweetheart Table (6ft. X 33in.)
-Cake Table (75in. X 22in.)
-Tall Cocktail Table (8ft. X 22in.)
-Bar Table (6ft X 22.5 in.)
-Parking for 75 cars
-Lounge Seating and Benches
For more information, please don't hesitate to contact us and we would be happy to set up a site visit.
12 Reviews for Tumbleweed Sanctuary, Garden and Labyrinth
Recommended by 100% of couples
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tayler · Getting married on 11/19/2021
A Joshua Tree GEM!
I'm the owner and photographer at Tayler Ashley Photography and I had the pleasure of working at this beautiful space! It's beauty is unmatched and the staff are so pleasant and helpful. I cannot wait to work here again!Sent on 05/01/2020
Sami · Married on 11/09/2019
Unforgettable experience and venue!
We hosted our November wedding at Tumbleweed and cant even put into words how magical the experience was working with them. From booking to execution, their team were absolutely incredible and our wedding couldn't have been more magical + perfect. If you're on the fence - CHOOSE THIS VENUE! It is absolute magic.Sent on 11/12/2019
Emma · Married on 10/05/2019
Beautiful Desert Wedding
When we first discovered Tumbleweed Sanctuary, we knew it was perfect for us. We wanted to capture the magic of the desert and the function of an established venue. With the gorgeous expanse of the natural desert and beautifully designed vignettes, they had everything we were looking for. We had our ceremony outside in the large stone labyrinth and it was truly a dream come true. Our guests were blown away by the beauty of this setting. There are so many possibilities for photo ops, ceremony and reception setups, and activities on their huge and open grounds. They already had much of what we needed, including tables and chairs, plus the spectacular beauty of the gardens meant we could cut down on the cost of decor- we didn’t need much else! We had a magical day in this beautiful setting and recommend it highly for anyone looking for a desert wedding.Sent on 11/18/2019