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Dreamy Outdoor Wedding Venues in Palm Springs

In stark contrast to the grey desert surrounding it, Palm Springs always shines with its lively and colorful flowers, cool mid-century architecture, and destination getaway vibe. It’s no surprise that the vibrant, celebratory nature of this desert oasis has become a primo destination for weddings in the past few years, and we can’t get enough of that undeniable Palm Springs style. 

From private estates in the mountains to charming boutique hotels, from pool party central to peaceful Mediterranean digs, this little town has more wedding venue options than there are pool floatie styles. If a gorgeous California wedding is what you crave, take the tour of all the best wedding venues in Palm Springs with us. We have but one warning: don’t touch the cacti.

Reporter: Alyssa Brown
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Frederick Loewe Estate

With 360-degree views of the mountains and the valley below, Frederick Loewe’s incredible sprawling estate is easily the most breathtaking wedding venue in Palm Springs. This stunner is situated on grounds that serve as home to over a hundred olive trees, about a third as many palm trees, and various other plants and blooms. Fully private and totally gorgeous, this place has hosted some of the most beautiful weddings in town.
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The O'Donnell House

This 1920s home sits right at the foot of the San Jacinto mountains, making for the most incredible wedding backdrop you can imagine. Surrounded by vines of bougainvillea and tall old palms, the lush gardens at the O’Donnell House are more than well-manicured. If an outdoor wedding with a stunning backdrop that feels more mountain than desert is what you’re looking for, check out this beautiful estate in Palm Springs.
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The Cree Estate

Palm Springs, California
This 1930s hacienda is the kind of vacation home you can’t help but throw a party in. With multiple rooms, pools, and lawns, this sprawling estate is one of the best venues in Palm Springs for a wedding that’s private and totally reflective of whatever design aesthetic you’re into. There are six rooms in different casitas on site, so you can have all your bridesmaids on the property throughout your wedding weekend.
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Ace Hotel & Swim Club

The Ace Hotel in Palm Springs is best known for its incredible pool parties, and a weekend spent here with all your nearest and dearest is sure to be chock full of blow-up pool toys, poolside cocktails, and a whole lot of fun. The event space is a cool, open area with big roll-up garage doors that seamlessly combines the indoors and out.
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Korakia

Korakia is the kind of Mediterranean venue you’d expect to find in a small town in Greece, but here it sits in the middle of colorful, playful Palm Springs. This is the kind of wedding venue where time seems to stand still while vows are exchanged. Best for a crew of 130 or less, book this spot if you’re looking for pure desert romance.
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La Chureya

This 1930s manse is surrounded by a rose garden, palm trees, cacti, and fruit trees. If you’re looking for one of the best spots to get married in Palm Springs with total privacy and the luxury feeling of a boutique hotel, this could be your jam. Everything here is so lush, you’d almost forget you were in the desert if it weren’t for that perfect desert air and the mountain dotted skyline in the distance.
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Twin Palms Frank Sinatra Estate

A throwback to the good old days, Twin Palms was originally built for Frank Sinatra in 1947. How’s that for something to get jazzed up about? This private home has grounds that can accommodate a wedding crew of up to 150 in both indoor and outdoor spaces. And most importantly, the famed piano shaped pool is a perfect opportunity to bring in synchronized swimmers for an unforgettable cocktail hour.
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The Saguaro Palm Springs

Did we mention that Palm Springs loves color? The vibrancy of this rainbow hued hotel is undeniably celebratory. The Saguaro can accommodate a wedding of up to 300 guests, making it one of the best places for a large wedding in Palm Springs. Pool parties here are legendary, so be sure to check the calendar if you’re rolling with a group that loves to celebrate.
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Casa Verona

Palm Springs, California
Casa Verona is seriously killin’ it with these bold mid-century interiors. The grounds at this eclectic estate feature one of the best pools in Palm Springs, perfect for setting up lounge vignettes and serving dinner under the stars for your nearest and dearest as you celebrate your unforgettable desert wedding.
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ARRIVE

Between the futuristic architecture, chic room décor, and the most gorgeous pool in Palm Springs, this 32-room boutique hotel will most definitely have guests feeling like they’ve arrived in style. ARRIVE has both indoor and outdoor options for weddings and you’ll definitely want to do a buyout so you can have this amazing venue all to yourselves.
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Colony 29

This 1920s property sprawls across nearly seven acres of land, just away from the crowds downtown. With six Spanish villas on site and lots of manicured lawns, gardens, ponds, an amphitheater, pool, and more, Colony 29 is more of a charming little village than a venue. One of Palm Springs’ top venues for a wedding, this estate is able to accommodate about 200 guests.
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Avalon Hotel and Bungalows Palm Springs

Designed by Kelly Wearstler, this Hollywood Regency style boutique hotel is one of the top wedding venues in Palm Springs. Located within walking distance to all downtown has to offer, Avalon has multiple event lawns that you can utilize over the course of an entire weekend, with events in all different areas of the property. Poolside? Check. Palm tree canopy? Check. Fruit tree gardens? Check.
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Casa de Monte Vista

Palm Springs, California
One of those magical venues that doesn’t need much décor because it's so stunning on its own, Casa de Monta Vista is one of the best kept venue secrets of Palm Springs. Between the Spanish Colonial style and rustic old woods, the gorgeous overgrown gardens and palm trees, the lush and lively spirit of this property is undeniable. If you’re all about nature as your backdrop, this villa has your nombre written all over it.
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Colony Palms Hotel

With 57 rooms, this old Spanish style getaway is another old Hollywood glamour throwback. The rooms are chic, done up by design legend Martyn Lawrence Bullard, and the public spaces shine as well. The giant swimming pool is a great spot for cocktails or to set up dinner, while the lawns offer a lush mountainous backdrop for exchanging wedding vows.
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The Merv Griffin Estate

Just when you thought we were going to leave the baller resorts off this list, we bring you this incredible equestrian property with a racetrack, infinity pool, spa, bocce ball court, and a giant pond on 39 acres of land. If life in the lap of luxury is your bag, the Merv Griffin Estate knows all about that. Weddings here can host up to 500 guests and there are 13 rooms on site.
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Workshop Kitchen + Bar

Palm Springs, California
Workshop Kitchen + Bar is a firm believer in less is more and we're ~eating~ it up. Nailing industrial minimalism, bask in the glow of dozens of edison bulbs and take in the chicest concrete design, ever. For true Palm Springs vibes, head outdoors to the olive tree courtyard with 250 of your nearest and dearest who appreciate artful design and creative dishes.
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Casa Cody

Palm Springs, California
One of the most fun wedding venues in Palm Springs, Casa Cody is the kind of place you’ll want to rent out with your entire wedding party crew. The lawns at this Spanish hacienda style hotel are pristine and perfect for an outdoor wedding and reception under the stars, and the location is awesome for guests to wander into town and adventure on their own.
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Sand Acre Estate

Beautiful private estates in Palm Springs are a dime a dozen, but this one really sticks out from the crowd. Sand Acre Estate is more old Hollywood glamour than just about any other wedding venue in town. Its Spanish architecture and green grassy lawns would be the perfect backdrop for an outdoor wedding with a romantic, low lit glow.
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Sparrow's Lodge

Palm Springs, California
Is it just us, or is Palm Springs destined to win the award for best pools in California? Sparrow’s Lodge is another amazing wedding venue in Palm Springs with a giant pool that’s perfect for gathering around. In true 1950s lodge fashion, weddings at this spot are sure to be legendary.
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