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Samantha Spierling · Married on 11/30/2019
Breathtaking venue with the best staff!
If you are looking for a spectacular venue with a breathtaking view—this is it!! We had our wedding and reception at Desert Willow on 11/30/19 and could not be happier!Sent on 12/05/2019
Leading up to the wedding, working with the staff was a breeze. Robbie Lomes became the new director shortly after we signed our contract for the venue, and after seeing so many great reviews about Ashley, we were initially bummed she wouldn’t be in charge. However, we could not have been luckier to have Robbie come on board and help us through the planning process. She is so sweet, helpful, and responsive, and she had years of experience from another venue. She always answered even our smallest questions promptly and thoughtfully, and we could not be more grateful to Robbie for how smoothly the planning process and the day of went. She even drove the golf cart around for us after the ceremony so we could get photos around the beautiful golf course! Additionally, all of the other Desert Willow staff were phenomenal, and we had absolutely no complaints.
The venue and the golf course/mountain view are truly stunning. We had our ceremony and cocktail hour on the terrace (one of the only venues we looked at that didn’t require an outdoor ceremony take place on grass—huge plus for high heels). All of our guests were in awe of how spectacular the location was. The reception we had indoors and it was the perfect size for a 75 person wedding.
Last, but not least, the Desert Willow has the BEST food we’ve ever had at any wedding venue. We were blown away at our tasting, and all of our guests were just as impressed at our reception.
In terms of price, this venue was actually much cheaper than others we had looked at in the Palm Springs area or compared to any of the resorts we looked into. There were no venue fees besides the cost per person for food and drink. They provided the chairs, tables, arch, etc. and did all of the set up for us.
We expected planning a wedding to be a difficult task, but working with Robbie and the Desert Willow staff truly made it a breeze. We couldn’t be luckier to have such a breathtaking venue and wonderful experience. I can not recommend this venue highly enough.
Eliza Foote · Married on 10/11/2019
Our wedding was AMAZING!!!
We had a wedding about 2 weeks ago on October 11,2019. We were the first wedding of the season and it was perfect. We could not have asked for a better day, weather, venue, views, and staff. Guests are still talking about the venue and the food!!! It was so delicious! Overall experience was a 10 out of 10.Sent on 10/23/2019
Christina · Married on 02/09/2019
We are currently planning our reception at Desert Willow. I was so happy with the prompt response from Ashley, and she was available to meet with us right away. The venue is exactly what we were looking for. It has beautiful views, and it feels so modern in the banquet room. I am so excited to be working with Ashley, and I know she will create a beautiful day for us! #shareyourstorySent on 08/02/2018
Stacy Huston · Married on 12/31/2018
A dream come true
We were married at The Desert Willow Golf Center on New Years Eve, 2018. We both live in Virginia so this was a destination wedding for us and our guests. Ashley really went above and beyond while she was still on maternity leave and transitioning back to full time. The extra coordinating help with their team really helped relieve the stress that we had. We walked away from our special day really feeling that we could not have had a more perfect wedding with all of our loved ones and I am confident in saying much of that was because of the team at Desert Willow. Their team allowed us to really celebrate this time and enjoy the planning process. Ashley helped us through decisions making paralysis at times and helped us refocus and stay on top on everything. We planned the perfect destination wedding in less than 6 months and it could not have gone better. We would recommend Desert Willow over and over again! Thanks everyone!Sent on 03/27/2019
Danny Huston · Married on 12/31/2018
All around wonderful venue
Fantastic venue! Everything went great - from the planning and coordination (Thank you Ashley!!!) to the food - the options were extensive and everything we tasted was amazing, it was hard to choose! Also, day of, everything went great. The staff was very professional and accomodating and made our wedding smoother than i could have imagined. Not to mention it is BEAUTIFUL!Sent on 07/16/2019
Mm & Jb · Married on 10/27/2018
October 2018 Wedding
Desert Willow was the best choice we made for our wedding. Not only is the venue beautiful, but the service was better than we could have imagined. Ashley and her team did an amazing job creating the wedding that we wanted. She took all of the stress away and could not have been more helpful. We received so many compliments about this venue, the service and the food. We cannot recommend this venue enough!Sent on 02/25/2019
Rondi · Married on 10/20/2018
Event of the Season
If you want to have the most amazing views as a backdrop for your wedding, I would highly recommend Desert Willow. The food is phenomenal and everyone raved about the entire event. The entire process was incredibly easy and they thought of every single detail.
This was the party of the year.
Thank you to everyone at Desert Willow.
Rondi Bolliger BennettSent on 02/24/2019
Andrea · Married on 01/12/2018
We could not have chosen a more perfect spot for our wedding. Everything came together seamlessly thanks to the wonderful staff at Desert Willow. The ceremony was beautiful and the reception was amazing. The Desert views were stunning as a backdrop to our ceremony, reception, and photographs. We have not stopped receiving compliments on our wedding ceremony and reception. Our guests keep gushing over the food, drinks and service. I can say that working with Ashley, the Director of Catering , was an absolute blessing to us. We are so happy that we had our special day at Desert Willow. We will be forever thankful for the amazing memories.Sent on 02/08/2018
Desert Willow Golf Resort's reply:Andrea – Thank you for taking the time to share a review. We are so glad we were able to contribute in making your special day come to life! We hope you and Tim come back and visit Desert Willow next time you are visiting the desert.
Katie · Married on 12/30/2017
This Venue ROCKS!
Our wedding day at Desert Willow was entirely perfect. The setting can't be beat: golf, desert landscape and mountains. The food was incredible and every member of the staff was friendly and attentive. We were married on the terrace overlooking the course and mountains and our reception was outside on the event lawn. There were hundreds of gorgeous photography locations from which to choose. I would recommend Desert Willow to any bride or groom looking for a picture perfect wedding with a wonderfully easy to work with staff. Book it now!Sent on 01/24/2018
Desert Willow Golf Resort's reply:Katie – Thank you for sharing about your experience with Desert Willow and your photos (which by the way are exquisite). It was a pleasure working with you and Brad, you definitely make the list for most organized brides of the year! Your outdoor reception on the lawn was so tasteful and elegant, I have had several couples swooning over the photos your photographer has shared with us. I hope to see you both visit us again sometime!
Shannon · Married on 10/28/2017
My husband and I recently had our wedding at Desert Willow and it was the most perfect day! The venue was amazing, the staff was amazing, and the planning up until the big day couldn't have been better. Ashley and her team were very responsive to all of my high demands and made me feel confident the whole time that we picked the right spot. I highly recommend this all in one venue for my future brides!Sent on 11/16/2017
Desert Willow Golf Resort's reply:Shannon – Thank you for the great review, we do our best to remain as receptive and flexible as possible throughout the planning process with couples who have selected Desert Willow as their choice venue for their special day, so I am happy to hear you were confident that you picked the right spot! We hope to see You and Ryan again soon, congratulations again!
Lori · Married on 10/15/2015
We came from out of state and selected this venue through photos only. When we arrived, it was more than expected. The staff were simply amazing and accommodated us in every way possible. The dinner was incredible and the atmosphere was perfect. I highly recommend this location for any event, especially a wedding!Sent on 11/08/2015
Leslie · Married on 12/06/2014
My husband and I were married at Desert Willow in Palm Desert. We fell in love with the gorgeous venue and the breathtaking surroundings. Ashley,the Director of Catering, was amazing at helping us plan our special day. From planning the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception, she was very professional, friendly and made sure everything was covered. Being the crazy bride I was, I must have contacted her at least 3 times a week leading up to our big day. And not once, did she get annoyed and was always willing to answer any questions I had! The day of our wedding turned out to be everything we had wanted. The staff at Desert Willow was completely on top of things and the day went by without any issues. We held our ceremony in front of the outdoor fireplace at sunset and it was beautiful! Our cocktail hour was on the patio and the reception was indoors. I highly recommend Desert Willow to anyone looking for a fantastic and memorable wedding location!Sent on 04/04/2016
User4407232 · 2+ years ago
This place was beautiful!!! My husband and I were so happy we had our wedding at Desert Willow. And Caitlin Harbold did an amazing job helping us with the planning too.Sent on 01/10/2015
maria · Married on 11/08/2014
This venue is absolutely beautiful ! Ashley Lewellen did an amazing job coordinating our wedding, especially since it was a destination wedding. She was a pleasure to work with and made everything nice and easy. Many guests said how much they liked the venue, I would recommend having your wedding here !Sent on 01/06/2015
Andrea · Married on 11/08/2014
Gorgeous venue! Ashley was a pleasure to work with and accommodated each request as best she could. If you are looking for an outdoor ceremony with a gorgeous view this is the place!Sent on 02/25/2015
Deanna · Married on 10/18/2014
This venue is absolutely STUNNING !!!!!! In addition to an amazing venue, the staff was fantastic. Ashley is extremely easy to work with, and no detail was forgotten. The wait staff during dinner was very professional and attentive!!! We really couldn't have been more pleased!!Sent on 11/03/2014
Joanne · Married on 05/03/2014
We had a large wedding at Desert Willow taking over the entire facility. We worked with Ashley in all of the planning and organizing of the wedding and she was fantastic. She had good ideas and continually tried to help us keep the costs down whenever she could. She answered all of our questions right away and was on top of everything from the beginning to the end of the wedding. She was a complete professional! The chef was great also because we did not want a wedding cake so he made delicious homemade ice cream for dessert. The night of the wedding all of the staff was great and not one thing went wrong..Sent on 05/07/2014
christi · Married on 04/17/2014
Desert willow golf resort was a beautiful and passionate place to have a small and intimate setting for my wedding. They were very helpful and timely at getting things set up. Thank you Desert Willow!Sent on 04/26/2014
User4063680 · 2+ years ago
The Desert Willow Golf Resort is a perfect wedding venue for couples looking for an amazing unobstructed view of the desert mountains. Our wedding ceremony and reception was held there. We also hired Ashley as our wedding planner. We are so happy with our experience, its difficult to describe in words.Sent on 04/27/2014
The ceremony - The patio area was perfect for up to 100 people. The patio area overlooked the well manicured golf course and the desert mountains.
The reception - The main ballroom has floor to ceiling windows. We also had access to the side patio for guest to get fresh air during the reception. It fit 11 tables with plenty of room. In this venue you can get away with less decorations because the view is so spectacular.
The food - Everyone was raving about our food. The food arrived to each table hot!
The Service - There was several servers with the manager going around to assisting each table. They were friendly and kind.
The Wedding Planner - Ashley is amazing! She was the one who put it all together. She is easy to work with and responds to e-mail or calls quickly. She helped us with scheduling the wedding day to the minute. She coordinated all the vendors so beautifully. I never got a phone call of any concerns or problems the day of. They said "the day of your wedding never really goes according to plan"; well, Ashley made the day go exactly to plan. She also helped us with the floor plan of the reception area. We had dropped of some of our favors, signage, a little of our decorations and everything was exactly where it should be. It was such a pleasure working with her.
Noemi · Married on 02/14/2014
Ashley was amazing in helping us execute our plans! The day of the wedding the staff and chef totally outdid themselves. Everything was amazing: the food and the service! The location was beautiful and our guests loved the view. Our wedding pictures were at their golf course and they turned out fabulous! THANK YOU SO MUCH DESERT WILLOW.Sent on 04/27/2014
User4059209 · 2+ years ago
The planning and execution were outstanding. The venue is beautiful. Our guests are still raving about the dinner and the event itself. Thank you Ashley and Desert Willow.Sent on 04/24/2014
Richard · Married on 10/19/2013
Ashley and the entire staff was outstanding. The chef did a great job. The food was excellent. It was the perfect wedding reception and dinner for us. Thank you very much. We highly recommend the Desert Willow Golf Resort for weddings and any function. Rich and CidaSent on 04/24/2014
User3620089 · 2+ years ago
We are from out of the country and have enjoyed Desert Willow for many years, so it was a no brainer to get married here. Right from the get go the Ashley and the staff were organized and saw the vision that i wanted, very plain and simple. I could not have asked for anything better. The food was amazing, i even made a request for creme brulee, instead of a wedding cake and it was so good. The staff could not have made this a more effortless day and i truly thank them.Sent on 04/24/2014
Lorena · Married on 03/30/2013
The staff was highly professional and very accommodating. The wedding planner provided exceptional guidance throughout our planning. They went above and beyond to ensure that our wedding day was memorable.Sent on 09/28/2013
User3546607 · 2+ years ago
Are wedding turned out to be the special day we had hoped for and we have Euca and her staff to thank. She helped us every step of the way and made everything run smoothly. The food was excellent and the waiter was always there to serve us. The pictures we got out on the course were the best.Sent on 09/19/2013