The O'Donnell House Est. 2001

412 W Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA, United States

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Retreat to the "Ojo del Desierto," or Eye of the Desert, that has been restored to its former 1930s glory. 
Completed in 1925, this two-story desert getaway was the highest home in Palm Springs until the 1960s, and is now the home to rare tile floors, redwood ceilings, breathtaking mountain views and antique furnishings.
The Lowdown
Type
Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Garden
Historic Building
Views
Canyon
Cityscape
Desert
Garden
Golf Course
Mountains
Valley
Style
Desert Oasis
Mediterranean
Romantic
Spanish
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Family Reunion
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Nestled at the base of Mount San Jacinto lies The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn and the famous O’Donnell House. The house, designed by architect William Charles Tanner in 1925, rests quietly on the bluff above the Palm Springs Art Museum and served as the winter home of Thomas O’Donnell and his wife, Dr. Winnifred Willis Jenny. Then known as Ojo del Desierto, or Eye of the Desert, the beautiful 4,100 square foot Medieval home evokes the grandeur and opulence of the roaring 20s.

A stunning mountain backdrop creates the perfect setting for your ideal ceremony and celebration. The lush desert gardens will envelop your guests in a fairytale-like setting, allowing your wedding vision to come to life. Settled on four acres of land, the patio at the O’Donnell House presents a picturesque venue for a fun and lively reception celebration, along with gorgeous views of the mountains and valley below. In 2011, The O’Donnell House was added to the National Register of Historic Places and will create wedding memories to last a lifetime.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $80 to $175

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
125
Buffet
N/A
Standing
125
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2001
Curfew
10 PM
Venue Spaces
Outdoor Venue Space Only
Catering
Client Must Select A Caterer From The List Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Licensed Server Is Required
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Accommodations
The O'Donnell House offers four guest rooms with private baths as private dressing and changing areas.
Amenities
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
  • Other
Celebration Locations
Event Lawn:
The lush event lawn surrounded by hand-laid stone is nestled against the mountainside.
- View: Mountain and canyon views
- Max Capacity: 125
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
City-view Terrace:
The stone terrace of the O'Donnell House is situated above the City and offers views of the canyon and city below as well as the historic O'Donnell Golf Course.
- View: City, Canyon and Golf Course Views
- Max Capacity: 125
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
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