Palm Springs, California 92262
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Why We Like This Place
There are so many good reasons to celebrate your next special event at Spencer’s Bougainvillea Room, but we’re going to give you just three: The Location (ideal), The Setting (beautifully novel), and The Cuisine (awesome).
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 recently 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. Their banquet menus are imaginative, yet approachable, offering stylish presentations of American cuisine with French and Pacific Rim influences. As one reviewer gushed, “Spencer’s is Palm Springs’ ‘it’ place for any occasion.”
- Max. Seated Indoors: 200
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 150
- Max. Seated Indoors: 200
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 200
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 250
- Max. Standing/Cocktails 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.
Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.
A $1,000 deposit is required to reserve your date and the balance is due 14 days prior to the event. Meals start at $79/person. Tax, alcohol and a 22% service charge are additional.
Special Events, Parties
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Areas: no
AV/Meeting Equipment: provided
Parking: valet and self-parking
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
View: garden, pool, waterfall; panorama of mountains
Other: event coordination, grand piano, wedding cake
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
Alternate Info: Spencer's Restaurant & Catering at the Mountain Spencer's Restaurant and Catering at the Mountain