Meet: Palm Springs!

So everyone knows how much CLD loves our Los Angeles office and everything SoCal has to offer, but lately we’ve noticed more and more interest in one amazing location that just a mere 2 hours away from our offices on the coast… Palm Springs! While many people equate Palm Springs as being a winter destination for those who live out of state (or as that crazy-hipster locale for Coachella), we can tell you that this valley has so much to offer! For anyone determined to have an outdoor wedding with a high guarantee of “perfect weather,” Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley is picture perfect for nearly 9 months out of the year (it’s just too hot out there in the summer… sorry!) Here is a cute little map to give you an idea of how much space there actually is out in “the desert”:

Photo courtesy of SandPiper Real Estate.

Photo courtesy of SandPiper Real Estate.

The most popular locale out here is definitely Palm Springs, but Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells and La Quinta also offer a wide variety of venues for the perfect outdoor wedding. From golf courses, boutique hotels, casinos, luxury resorts, cute little B&Bs, this area can accommodate almost any type of wedding.  So without further ado, here is an introduction to a few fantastic venues to give you a taste of what we are talking about! The Parker Palm Springs, a fabulous hotel! Popular with celebrities seeking a retreat from the big city.

The Parker Palm Springs, a fabulous hotel! Image courtesy of Parker.

Image courtesy of Parker.

Riviera Palm Springs is a modern hotel with a few splashy touches reminiscent of Las Vegas.

Riviera Palm Springs is a modern hotel with a few splashy touches reminiscent of Las Vegas. Photo Courtesy of the Riviera.

Photo Courtesy of the Riviera.

Korakia Pensione, a rustic B&B just off the main strip in Palm Springs. Great for smaller weddings looking to get in touch with classic casita style.

Korakia Pensione, a rustic B&B just off the main strip in Palm Springs. Image Courtesy of Korakia Pensione.

Image Courtesy of Korakia Pensione.

The Viceroy Palm Springs bring classic romance to the desert.

The Viceroy Palm Springs bring classic romance to the desert. Image Courtesy of The Viceroy.

Image Courtesy of The Viceroy.

The ACE Hotel Palm Springs–definitely a place for hipsters or those looking for something truly unique! Stay tuned, CLD has a beautiful wedding coming up here in 2015!!

The ACE Hotel Palm Springs--definitely a place for hipsters! Image Courtesy of Ace Hotel Palm Springs.

Image Courtesy of Ace Hotel Palm Springs.

Rancho Las Palmas is a fabulous Omni resort in Rancho Mirage with plenty of space and classic style.

Image Courtesy of Rancho Las Palmas.

Image Courtesy of Rancho Las Palmas.

JW Marriott is one of the largest resorts in the entire Coachella Valley!

Image Courtesy of JW Marriot.

Image Courtesy of JW Marriot.

Golf courses and lakes in one? Yes please at Mission Hills Country Club.

Image Courtesy of Mission Hills.

Image Courtesy of Mission Hills.

The newest, most luxurious place in the valley: Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage. This exquisite hotels boasts the greatest valley and mountain views and premium amenities.

Image Courtesy of Ritz Carlton.

Image Courtesy of Ritz Carlton.

Love golf? PGA West features 6 different golf courses, all of which are wedding friendly!

Image Courtesy of PGA West

Image Courtesy of PGA West

The La Quinta Resort is part of the luxurious Waldorf-Astoria chain of hotels and offers beautiful mountain views, plenty of palm trees, and rustic casita charm.

Image Courtesy of La Quinta Resort

Image Courtesy of La Quinta Resort

If you are considering a destination wedding, but don’t want to stray to far from Los Angeles, look no further than the desert!

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