Palm Desert Wedding Venue
1111 Desert Falls Parkway
Palm Desert, California 92211
Beyond the gate to Desert Falls Country Club, a long drive lined with stately palms hugs the golf course as it leads you up the gentle hill. At the top, you arrive at your destination: the sprawling clubhouse set against a panorama of distant mountains.
To the right of the building, mere steps away, is the Lakeside Ceremony site. Here, in the midst of green fairways, your guests will be seated on a wide swath of lawn landscaped with beautiful trees to await your entrance. As you make your way past a petite rose garden and down the aisle, you’ll join your groom beneath the wedding arch and exchange vows with a sparkling lake behind you.
After this picturesque beginning, it’s time to celebrate with a glass of champagne. The clubhouse Grand Foyer, a large central space with a grand piano, is just one of several settings for a cocktail hour—and it’s also a terrific alternative for an indoor ceremony. The building’s distinctive three- tiered roofline creates a “stepped” ceiling with multiple skylights that soars more than 30 feet high, giving the room a sense of drama.
If you prefer cocktails al fresco, serve them on the Lakeview Terrace along the back of the clubhouse. The view from here is glorious and encompasses the lake as well as a pond and rock-strewn brook. At sunset, tiki torches and outdoor heaters are lit so you can enjoy the Terrace in comfort throughout the evening.
Your reception takes place in the Lakeview Room, a two-level dining room featuring white walls with dark wood accents and floor-to-ceiling windows. Seating on the main floor as well as up a few stairs on the “balcony,” affords everyone an unobstructed view of the action (think first dance…). Also, consider expanding the festivities into the adjacent Grill Room. Decorated with soft leather banquettes, a long black granite bar and a more sophisticated, clubby ambiance, it’s just right for cocktails or after-dinner drinks.
Rehearsal dinners and other more intimate gatherings are held in the Private Dining Room just off the Grand Foyer. Like many of the spaces here, it has a high ceiling with an intricate design of carved wood and lots of natural light streaming in through a wall of windows. It comes with its own private patio, too.
Desert Falls offers enormous flexibility and the staff will work with you to create the best package and value for your specific needs. For example, in addition to the popular and varied catering menu, the chef is not only happy to add ethnic dishes but will even recreate one of your cherished, family recipes. Now that’s customizing!
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The site holds 200 seated indoors and 250 seated outdoors.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The facility can accommodate 200 seated or 250 standing indoors.
MEETING CAPACITY: The site holds 200 seated guests.
A nonrefundable deposit is required to confirm your date. 50% of the estimated event total is due 60 days prior to the event, and the balance is due 10 days prior. Ceremony and Clubhouse rental fees range $500–2,000 depending on the space reserved. Wedding packages start at $32/person. Packages vary and may include: hors d’oeuvres, champagne toast, meal, open bar and beverages, as well as valet service, linens and room fees. Tax and a 20% service charge are additional.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: in-house, or BYO ethnic caterer with approval
Kitchen Facilities: fully equipped
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: portable provided
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: provided
Parking: large lot, valet optional
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: CBA
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ CBA
View: fairways, lake, landscaped grounds, mountains
Other: grand piano, event coordination
Golf Course Fairways
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Golf Course/Golf Clubhouse
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
Year-round, daily, 6am–1pm.
Alternate Info: Coachella Valley