Long-known as the glamorous playground for Hollywood’s elite—Frank Sinatra started the trend when he bought a sprawling vacation home for his family in the 1940s—Palm Springs practically screams elusive (and expensive) cool. Affordable Palm Springs wedding venues have sprung up in this scenic desert enclave as the town has grown in popularity in recent years. Located just 100 miles south of Los Angeles and about 140 miles north of San Diego, Palm Springs wedding venues offer a not-often-explored slice of Southern California, stunning mountain views and rustic, desert-inspired design for stylish couples with budgets of all sizes.
Getting married in Palm Springs is perfectly suited to some of today’s hottest (pun completely intended) wedding trends. Bright, super-saturated colors, modern design and succulents for days make many of Palm Springs' venues popular destination wedding locales for both California locals and those coming from afar. The fact that some of the most sought-after wedding vendors work in Palm Springs means it’s not hard to pull off a first-class wedding, no matter your budget restraints. These Palm Springs wedding venues are ideal for pulling off your perfect wedding day.
Caliente Tropics Resort
The Polynesian tropics, old Hollywood glamour and pops of bold color converge at this affordable Palm Springs wedding venue. Couples who aren’t afraid of a stylish theme will love the opportunity to create a private oasis full of bright flowers, gold accents and a tiki-meets-backyard wedding feel. With reception site fees starting at about $2,000 for peak season (about $1,400 for off-peak season), Caliente Tropics Resort is an ideal option for an affordable Palm Springs wedding in the heart of the town, just off the Palm Canyon Drive strip. Host your reception poolside: glistening pool adorned with floating candles completes the scene for a highly photogenic wedding reception. Caliente Tropics Resort can host up to 1,000 in its three event spaces and is suited for both indoor and outdoor weddings.
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Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs
For couples wanting some of the more traditional wedding elements mixed in with their desert chic, Margaritaville Palm Springs is a perfect, affordable Palm Springs wedding venue. With the choice of an elegant, gold-accented ballroom or a meticulously manicured outdoor event space—complete with a flower-petal lined aisle—Margaritaville Palm Springs uniquely accommodates a variety of wedding styles for couples. A full-service hotel and wedding venue, the amenities available at Margaritaville Palm Springs make it easy for couples host the entire wedding weekend at the resort. Modern hotel rooms are available for wedding guests while the venue’s two elegant restaurants can be utilized for the rehearsal dinner.
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The Retreat by Wedgewood Weddings
If you always wanted to transport guests to a desert oasis, The Retreat by Wedgewood Weddings is an affordable Palm Springs wedding venue that fits the bill. Stunning views of the Southern California mountains, Spanish stucco facades and outdoor space flanked by palm trees offer couples planning a budget Palm Springs wedding the perfect backdrop for their wedding ceremony or reception. With packages starting at $87 per person and a maximum capacity of 225, it’s no surprise that The Retreat is one of the most popular wedding venues for couples.
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The Vintage Rose
This affordable Palm Springs wedding venue fully lives up to its name with rooms full of elegant but rustic, European-inspired details. An incredibly popular choice for both local couples and those heading to the desert for a destination wedding, The Vintage Rose offers a number of all-inclusive packages to help couples with different budgets afford their luxury digs for wedding receptions, including brunch options (starting at $6,500 for 75 guests) and Friday and Sunday packages (starting at $11,995 for up to 100 guests). With two rooms, couples can invite up to 250 guests.
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DoubleTree Golf Resort Palm Springs
Rolling green hills adorned with proud palm trees and views of the San Jacinto Mountains serve as an idyllic setting for couples looking to wed in the heart of Palm Springs. With peak season prices for wedding receptions starting at $2,500, Doubletree Golf Resort is an affordable option for an all-inclusive Palm Desert wedding venue.
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The Saguaro Palm Springs
Technicolor-hued buildings, hanging greenery, modern art and sleek furniture from a variety of design eras make The Saguaro a modern, hipster couple’s dream Palm Springs wedding venue. Peak season reception fees start at $1,250, while off-peak (the sweltering summer months) drop to just $750, so this peak Palm Springs hotel is as affordable as it is Instagram-worthy.
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If you're looking for a Palm Springs wedding venue that combines unique Medieval architecture with the glamour and ambiance of the 1920s, the O'Donnell House is definitely worth checking out. Say "I do" in the desert gardens overlooking the San Jacinto Mountains and a reception on the gorgeous and scenic outdoor patio. And your out-of-town guests can stay at the Willow Historic Palm Springs Inn, which is adjacent to O'Donnell House's four-acre property, for a truly spectacular weekend getaway.
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
There are so many reasons why hosting your wedding at a large resort, like the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells, is ideal—it's all-inclusive, you can host various events on the property, and your guests can all stay on-site for a fun wedding weekend.! There are (26!) event spaces to choose from, both indoors and out, which can accommodate weddings from 10 guests to 600! We particularly love the outdoor ceremony options, from the quiet and serene Wildflower Lawn, with its mountain and golf course views, to the Verde Vista Lawn, overlooking a lake and waterfall.
Avalon Palm Springs
If you're looking to host a more intimate wedding and want a wedding venue that truly embodies the 1930s Hollywood Regency style that Palm Springs is so famous for, the Avalon is definitely worth checking out. You'll have several venue options to choose from, including the Presidio Courtyard & Ballroom, with its secret garden vibes, and the scenic desert setting of the Regency Courtyard. We also love the Estrella Courtyard and Cabanas as the ideal space for a rehearsal dinner or welcome event. The in-house catering wins raves, and lounge furniture from renowned designer Kelly Wearstler is also available to rent.
Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Located in nearby Rancho Mirage, you'll love how this Palm Springs area venue effortlessly blends Spanish architecture with Old Hollywood vibes. With 10 event spaces to choose from, and the ability to accommodate up to 500 guests, you'll love this venue's flexibility. As the only private rooftop wedding venue in Palm Springs, the Starlight Terrace is certainly a unique space—and at 10,000 square feet and featuring views of Mount San Jacinto, it's sure to wow your loved ones on your big day. In terms of indoor spaces, the Las Palmas and Fiesta Ballrooms are well-appointed, offering chandeliers, high ceilings, and more.
Casa de Monte Vista Palm Springs
This boutique hotel is located on a private estate in the Old Las Palmas area of Palm Springs. Built in the late 1920s, this Spanish style estate has a secluded and intimate feel, and is just six blocks away from downtown Palm Springs. There are six event spaces available, and several casitas on the property where you and your wedding party can stay for the weekend.
Surrounded by six acres of botanical gardens and featuring backdrops of the San Jacinto Mountains and the Indian Canyons, this Palm Springs boutique hotel is totally iconic—and loved by many a celeb (Hills star Whitney Port was married here!). From desert gardens to olive orchards, vineyards, and more, the portrait backdrop options here are endless! Aside from the absolutely stunning event spaces, there are six residences on the property which make for incredible wedding weekend accommodations—you can even rent out the whole property!
Ace Hotel & Swim Club
The Ace Hotel & Swim Club is ideal for couples looking to host a boho-chic wedding. There are two main event spaces here: The Commune and The Clubhouse. The Commune features scenic outdoor and indoor spaces, with a capacity of 150 guests, while The Clubhouse is a double-decker 4,000 square foot event space. And with 179 guest rooms on premises, your whole crew can stay the weekend and enjoy all that the Palm Springs area (and nearby Joshua Tree National Park!) has on offer. This is also an ideal venue for an elopement.
La Quinta Country Club
If a classic country club wedding is more your vibe, then check out this Palm Springs area wedding venue. There are two ceremony sites to choose from: The Olive Tree, featuring Santa Rosa mountain views, and The Lake, featuring a beautiful waterfall. The Eisenhower Pavilion is the airy, well-appointed reception space that's anything but cookie-cutter. And with in-house catering and other amenities, your planning process is sure to be a breeze.