Admittedly, we are so lucky to be living in Southern California, where most cities could be considered a “stay-cation”. Whether it’s the beaches of Santa Barbara or the vineyards in Napa, there are a plethora of options for any couple wanting to get married in California. However, Palm Springs has had our hearts for many years. This desert oasis has so much to offer – from diverse wedding venues, Michelin star restaurants, fun pool parties, to the best “Instagram-worthy photo spots”.
Below, we have outlined some of our favorites: venues, restaurants, photo spots, and our top hotel to stay. Spoiler alert – you’re going to want to book a trip soon. If you are planning your own wedding in Palm Springs or you just received an invite, you’re in for a great time!
THE VENUES WE LOVEK
Not only is The Ace Hotel – Palm Springs one of our venue recommendations for Palm Springs, it is also one of our top favorites in all of Southern California. So much so that it was featured in our Top 5 Wedding Venues in Southern California (Sugarplum Picks). The fresh and tranquil vibes mixed with the fun-loving aspect is perfect for any laid-back and modern couple. In addition, no matter where you are in this location, there are breathtaking views. Whether it is the architecture, the stunning sunsets, the mountains, and more – your wedding be one to remember.
701 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Our team can not even begin to explain the infatuation we have with Korakia. It is truly a magical and serene place to visit and/or get married. For the utmost of relaxed couples, it will be a great experience for anyone in attendance. If your guests stay for a few days, they can even indulge in a sound bath, relax by the pool, or take a nap on one of the outdoor beds. As for your wedding, it will be truly magical experience with the mountain views, aesthetic surroundings, and overall good vibes.
257 S Patencio Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262
THE ACE HOTEL | WHERE TO STAY
As mentioned, our team has always been so impressed with The Ace Hotel – Palm Springs. This hotel has the ultimate Palm Springs vibes, from fashion forward decor to the legendary mid-century modern architecture. In addition, every weekend seems to have events, concerts, pool parties, and more. A perfect getaway for anyone that wants to relax, but also have some fun. What we also love is that it isn’t outrageously priced.
Address: 929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015
PHOTO SPOTS | INSTAGRAM THESE PLACES
The Parker Palm Springs Hotel has it all. From stunning bars, romantic waiting/lounge rooms, glam hotel rooms, to the famous “DRUGS” sign in the lobby. We always recommend that our clients visit this art piece of a hotel. The hotel nightly stays are quite expensive, but if you’re looking for an aesthetic place to have a drink or you want to splurge on a weekend stay, The Parker Palm Springs is your place!
Address: 4200 E. Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92264
TIP: If you want a picture of the front of the hotel (the breeze block wall and orange doors), just use your phone. They do not allow “professional photography”, which essentially is just using a camera. However, if you use your phone you shouldn’t have any issues!
If you’re a lover of interiors and art, we highly recommend stopping by The Shops At Thirty Forty Five to look around. In addition, the peachy pink muted wall in front is the perfect lighting and backdrop for photos. We also love the mix of fonts/typography – makes for a great photo! Lines? Hardly ever!
Address: 1345 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Moorten Botanical Garden is one of those spots that will be crowd pleaser for everyone in your family! This garden was established in 1938 and is known as a “cacterium”, which is essentially a greenhouse with very rare variations of cactus. Whether you want to take a picture with the largest agave plant you’ve ever seen or pose with a bougainvillea, this garden has you covered!
Address: 1701 S Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92264
Open from 10am-4pm daily (except Wednesdays). Adults are $5 a person and children are free. We would suggest bringing a few extra bucks, there is an adorable assortment of succulents and local plants.
TIP: Please bring water! Stay hydrated when walking around, especially in the Summer months.
THE FOOD & COFFEE
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