Say “I Do” in Palm Springs: 4 Private Estates Worthy of Your Wedding | Natural Retreats
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Say “I Do” in Palm Springs: 4 Private Estates Worthy of Your Wedding

Weddings deserve a venue as beautiful as the love that inspired them. Celebrate your big day against a backdrop of striking mountain views, desert gardens, and storied mid-century architecture in Palm Springs. a hidden gem for outdoor weddings with more than 350 days of sunshine a year, proximity to three international airports, and a host of activities for guests to enjoy, from national parks to world-class golf.

Our private estates give you all the amenities of a resort, from tennis courts to swimming pools, with the privacy and creative control of your own venue. Whether you’re planning an intimate reception for your closest friends or a grand celebration for 500 guests, our properties give you a canvas to plan the wedding of your dreams. Let these four unique estates inspire you.

1. The Pond Estate
11 bedrooms, 19 bathrooms, 18,931 sq ft, 12 acres

With 360-degree mountain views and 12 acres of landscaped grounds, including ponds, equestrian stables, tennis courts and swimming pools, The Pond Estate is ideal for couples who don’t want to trim their guest list. With comfortable sleeping arrangements for 24 guests, parking for more than 100, and even a helipad, The Pond Estate gracefully accommodates even the largest celebration. After the reception, this home transforms into a relaxing post-wedding retreat, complete with a hot tub and cozy fire pit.

Event rates from $10,000 plus a $1,500 cleaning fee for parties up to 300 guests. Event rates from $14,000 plus a $1,750 cleaning fee for parties up to 500 guests. Overnight accommodations available from $5,500 per night, dependent upon the season, with a three-night minimum stay.


2. The Merv Griffin Estate
13 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 13,494 square feet, 39 acres

The former home of pioneering TV personality Merv Griffin, this 39-acre equestrian property appeals to couples looking to create a unique experience for their guests right at their venue. The expansive grounds boast a 2.5-acre pond complete with paddle boats, an infinity edge pool, equestrian race track and grounds for horses, a swimming pool with sun loungers, and bocce courts. Between the main estate, four private guest bungalows and a separate guest house, you can easily accommodate up to 26 guests.

Event rates from $10,000 plus a $1,500 cleaning fee for parties under 300 guests. Event rates from $14,000 plus a $1,750 cleaning fee for parties up to 500 guests. Overnight accommodations available from $5,000 per night, dependent upon the season, with a three-night minimum stay.

3. Twin Palms Frank Sinatra Estate
4 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 2221 square feet, .8 acres

Celebrate your love in Old Hollywood glamor and mid-century modern luxury at the former private retreat of Frank Sinatra, located in the famous Movie Colony neighborhood near downtown Palm Springs. Designed by E. Stewart Williams in 1947 for Sinatra and his first wife, Nancy Barbato, Twin Palms is a stunning example of mid-century architecture, featuring floor-to-ceiling glass, a striking geometric silhouette and period-appropriate pieces, from wrap-around sofas to a vintage audio system. After the reception, revel in the peace and quiet of this desert bungalow as you lounge by Sinatra’s famous piano-shaped swimming pool.

This venue can host 150 guests for standing cocktail reception and 125 guests for seated dinner. Event rates from $6,500 plus a $400 cleaning fee for one night events that end at 10pm. Overnight accommodations available from $2,200 per night, dependent upon the season, with a three-night minimum stay.

4. Wheelhouse Estate
2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4,500 square feet, 12 acres

Channel the spirituality of the high desert at this retreat formerly owned by TV celebri-ty Huell Howser. Nestled on 80 acres near the main entrance of Joshua Tree National Park, The Wheelhouse Estate offers a dream venue in the solitude of the desert with unobstructed mountain views — all with the glamour of Palm Springs less than an hour away. Plan the details of your big day from the comfort of this classic mid-century bungalow, complete with a private pool and spa. Easy access to Joshua Tree, down-town Palm Springs, nearby golf courses and canyon lands will give your guests a whole new world to explore during your destination wedding.

This venue can host 150 guests for standing cocktail reception and 75 guests for seat-ed dinner. Event rates from $6,250 plus a $400 cleaning fee for one night events that end at 10pm. Overnight accommodations available from $1,950 per night, dependent upon the season, with a three-night minimum stay. Twentynine Palms Permit Fee: $100.00.