Spencer’s Restaurant and the Bougainvillea Room
701 West Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Contact: Catering Department
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Why We Like This Place
Within easy walking distance of fabled Palm Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs lies a gateway to an unspoiled wilderness: San Jacinto Mountain, whose waterfalls and treelined canyons are held sacred by the Cahuilla tribe. Ensconced at the base of this imposing natural monument is Spencer’s Restaurant, a local hotspot with an award-winning wine list, picturesque grounds and a hip private event space, the Bougainvilla Room. The buildings are a tasteful interpretation of ‘50s modernism, and picture windows, patios and outdoor event lawns make the most of the scenic desert terrain. Spencer’s shares its historic facilities with the venerable Palm Springs Tennis Club, which has been an exclusive gathering place for celebrities since its launch in the late 1940s. The Bougainvillea Room was the site of many a star-studded soirée during Hollywood’s Golden Age. (Make sure to tell your guests that they’re sipping martinis where Sinatra once partied!)
Spencer’s has just renovated the spacious Bougainvillea Room so that contemporary hipsters, including your own entourage of glitterati, have a fresh place to party. Located on the Tennis Club’s second floor, the room is wrapped with two walls of picture windows. One side overlooks the treetops, a turquoise swimming pool, and the town just beyond. Its windows are lined with planters filled with bromeliads, ferns and other tropical foliage. The other wall of double-tall windows frames a spectacular mountainside waterfall that cascades down weathered, rocky outcroppings—a pleasant habitat for sundry birds, desert flowers, and butterflies—before flowing inside to the room’s own rock pool. When decked with luminarias, the waterfall becomes the breathtaking centerpiece of your celebration.
If all this proximity to nature has you yearning for more, then step outside to the adjacent grassy bluffs. Two expansive, terraced lawns surrounded by colorful gardens let you drink in a sweeping panorama of Palm Springs: behind you, the dramatic face of the mountain burnished by the rays of the setting sun; before you, the evening lights of the city, just beginning to sparkle. What a magnificent spot for saying “I do”!
If you have a rehearsal dinner, brunch or other intimate gathering in mind, then celebrate on one of the restaurant’s pretty outdoor patios. Casually elegant affairs are lovely poolside under the dappled shade of towering palms.
Not convinced yet? Then you haven’t tried the food! Spencer’s is a four-star dining establishment that has garnered a string of awards and raves from regional press as well as the hard-to-impress food editors at the San Francisco Chronicle and The New York Times. Led by award-winning Executive Chef/Author Eric Wadlund, Spencer’s offers stylish presentations of American cuisine with a French and Pacific Rim influence. Wadlund’s banquet menus are imaginative, yet approachable. As one reviewer gushed, “Spencer’s is Palm Springs’ ‘it’ place for any occasion.”
NEWS: Palm Springs Life Magazine has just awarded Spencer’s with “Bests” in 13 categories, including: Best of the Best 2010; Best Executive Chef, Eric Wadlund; Best Restaurant, Alfresco & Continental Categories; Best Caterer; Best First Date Location; Best Sunday Brunch; Best Wine List…and more!
Max. Seated Indoors: 200
Max. Seated Outdoors: 150
Max. Seated Indoors: 200
Max. Seated Outdoors: 200
Max. Standing Indoors: 250
Max. Standing Outdoors: 300
|Max. Seated: 200|
CEREMONY CAPACITY: Indoors the ballroom holds 200 seated or 250 standing, outdoors up to 150 seated or 200 standing guests.
EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: The lawn accommodates up to 200 seated or 300 standing guests; the Bougainvillea Room up to 200 seated or 250 standing.
Fees & Deposits
25% of the estimated event total is required to reserve your date. The balance is due 14 days prior to the event. Rental fees start at $1,000 and vary depending on the space rented and day and time of the event. Meals start at $79/person. Tax, alcohol and a 22% service charge are additional.
Year-round, daily, anytime.
Special Events, Parties
Wheelchair AccessWheelchair Accessible
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
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