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Unique Wedding Venues in Palm Springs

Are you thinking about getting married in the beautiful Southern California desert we know as Palm Springs? Well let us say that it is a stylish wedding oasis! Home to the hippest festivals and events, trendy restaurants, and unique architecture, Palm Springs is the perfect place to tie the knot. We here at Ivory & Lace Creative Weddings have the perfect list for unique wedding venues in Palm Springs.

1 | Korakia Pensione 

Looking for the perfect Moroccan inspired venue? The Korakia Pensione is a dream land. New York Times has named it as one the “sexiest hotels in America”. There is no better place to be at with the love of your life. Imagine, you are standing in front of two beautiful wooden doors imported all the way from Afghanistan while giving your vows, and your guests are enjoying cocktail hour on the Mediterranean villa lit by Moroccan inspired lanterns. Absolutely breathtaking!

This resort was restored in 1989 and features unique villas, pools, bungalows, and gardens. We also can’t forget the Moroccan tea served every morning! This place filled with so much history, it’ll create the perfect romantic and sexy ambiance you need for the big day. With the jasmine scented air, cascading fountains and unreal architecture, this setting will make your guest feel as if they have escaped to another world. Their outdoor wedding space can accommodate up to 130 guests. It truly is the unforgettable getaway. 

Korakia Pensione, unique wedding venue in Palm Springs california
Korakia Pensione Ceremony Site: credit, Tida Svy 

2 | Twin Palms Frank Sinatra Estate

Can’t you already tell how cool this place is just by the name? Yep, it was indeed originally built for THE Frank Sinatra. This now vacation rental/event venue used to be the weekend home to Sinatra and his family back in the 1940’s. Not to mention it was the sexy and sophisticated cocktail party house for all the celebrities when in Palm Springs.

Ideal for a more small and intimate wedding, this home has spacious grounds and a pool house with a bar. For overnight guests, it sleeps up to 8 people, has four bedrooms, seven baths and even a piano shaped swimming pool. This estate is magnificently decorated and inspired by all things mid-century modern. We can picture a beautiful classy wedding here at the Twin Palms Estate, one that is sure to leave your guests jazzed about!

twin palms Frank Sinatra estate unique wedding venue in Palm Springs california
Twin Palms Frank Sinatra Estate Patio: credit, Sebastien Bicard

3 | Colony 29

If you are looking for something a little more luxurious but secluded, this venue is excellent. Surrounded by approximately six acres of botanical gardens, Colony 29 has stunning views of the San Jacinto Mountains, Indian Canyons, and the Santa Rosa Mountain Range. This private estate is a tranquil retreat featuring breathtaking historical architecture.

Colony 29 has two different reception spaces to choose from, both with a built-in ceremony stage and sound system. Their private outdoor wedding space is the ideal backdrop for that desert loving couple. We’re talking nothing but foothills and queen palms! Another great bonus about the Colony 29 is that it can accommodate up to 26 overnight guests in its’ multiple residences, all featuring different styles. Imagine getting into your wedding dress at the Blu Glow Bungalow while you overlook the stunning rose garden and mountains. Or, imagine sipping on some cold beer with your groomsmen by the wood-burning fireplace at Villa Amalfi.

This venue is picture perfect if you are going for a luxurious bohemian desert vibe!

colony 29, unique wedding venue in Palm Springs california
Colony 29 Reception Area: credit, Vera in August Photography

4 | Ace Hotel & Swim Club

This is a venue where no two weddings are the same. This restored mid-century modern boutique hotel features three different wedding spaces to choose from. Ace Hotel has a warm and inviting environment, which makes it perfect for an intimate wedding.

The first wedding space location at Ace Hotel is the double-decker Clubhouse with a private balcony. Just picture those desert views! The next space is the Stargazing deck. This is ideal for weddings including just your close family and friends. The last space available is the Commune. This super hip intimate setting has walls opening up to their pool with great views of the desert mountains.

The Ace Hotel and Swim Club is an all-inclusive venue, because they know your big day shouldn’t be stressful! Couples can personalize the venue space of their choosing, making it their own. We can picture the greatest retro wedding at this place!

ace hotel and swim club, unique wedding venue in Palm Springs california
Ace Hotel and Swim Club: credit, Cody and Allison Photography

4 | The Living Desert

What better way to say “I do” than at the zoo? For couples who are the thinking outside the box and want a wedding that they will remember forever, the Living Desert Zoo is an amazing option. The Zoo offers six different wedding sites to choose from.

Imagine a reception in the District Commissioner’s house, inspired by Kenya’s colonial period with African village hut walls. This space also has a magnificent private view of the endangered Amur Leopard. Your guests can really embrace their wild side! Think about having your first dance under the stars on the Palm Garden Patio.

Looking for that “wow” factor? Why not sip on some cocktails with your guests, while giraffes wander aside you at Savannah’s Landing? With even more spaces to look at, The Living Desert has something for every animal loving couple. This venue can accommodate a larger scale wedding, so everyone you love can come enjoy! They even have an in-house caterer for all your cuisine desires. Any wedding here is sure to be wildly unforgettable. 

the living desert, unique wedding venue in Palm Springs california
Savannah’s Landing at The Living Desert: credit, Emily Star Poole

5 | The Saguaro 

If you are looking for a little pop of color on your big day, the Saguaro is the right place for you. This adorable little boutique hotel in Coachella Valley has a ton of character. We are slightly obsessed. Your wedding is sure to be bright, inspiring and fun at this location.

At the Saguaro, you can celebrate poolside, fireside or mountainside. They even just built a new ballroom reception location and terrace. For that fun-loving couple, really looking to soak up that Palm Springs sunshine, let The Saguaro host your big day!

the saguaro hotel, unique wedding venue in Palm Springs california
The Saguaro Reception: credit, Jason Burns Photography

6 | Frederick Loewe Estate

Otherwise known as the “airy, glass pleasure dome”, the Frederick Loewe Estate will blow you away with its stunning 360-degree view of the San Jacinto Mountains. As you can tell, this space was formerly home to famous composer Frederick Loewe. Memorabilia is showcased around the house, along with period pieces. You can even listen to Frederick Loewe’s fabulous tunes during cocktail hour on the surround sound system.  

It really is the pristine Palm Springs wedding destination, nestled high up in the valley. The land is home to acres of flower and succulent gardens, making it the perfect backdrop for all of your romantic big day photos.

Frederick Loewe designed this sophisticated glass walled one story home himself. This lovely oasis features hotel style bedrooms which are perfect for guests or even a honeymoon suite. It also includes a grotto spa where you can kick back and relax before you say, “I do”, fountains, beautiful architecture, and much more. The authenticity of the space will leave you speechless. This venue can accommodate up to 300 guests. 

the Frederick Loewe estate, unique wedding venue in Palm Springs california
Frederick Loewe Estate: credit, Lauren Scotti 

7 | Parker Palm Springs

The last venue on our list is a chic, upscale, and eclectic desert location. The Parker Palm Springs is perfect for the boho chic bride. You can get lost in this hotel’s herb gardens while surrounded by delicious fruit trees. Imagine a lovely garden ceremony here.

This absolutely gorgeous color filled hotel will make you feel like you are back in the 60’s. The décor and theme options at this venue are endless. Their space already features such dramatic design elements, your wedding photos are sure to wow everyone. The Parker Palm Springs prides themselves on hosting only real and genuine weddings. It is your big day; therefore, everything should be done your way.

For couples who want a completely private event, Parker gives you the option to buy out the whole estate for your day. That means no outside guests allowed! Talk about feeling like a celebrity.

the Parker palm springs hotel, unique wedding venue in Palm Springs california
Parker Palm Springs: credit, Taryn Kent 

Looking for Another Spot?

Still in need for some help finding unique wedding venues in Palm Springs? Contact us today and we’ll be happy to help. Or you can check out some of our other blogs about unique venues in Southern California: like Riverside, Los Angeles, and Orange County!

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