- 8 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011
Hello fellow Bees! CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF YOU!!
I’m new to this site…. and WOW… you are all sooo helpful! I’ve been reading the posts, and have found an enormous amount of information.
My fiance and I got engaged about 2 months ago (yay!) and we have been looking for a venue for about a month. I’ve seen almost 30 venues in Southern California…and maybe i’m just incredibly picky… but we can’t seem to find anything that we both love, can afford, and can accomodate 170 guests! The capacity problem seems to be the hardest part. We keep falling in love with venues, and realizing that we can’t fit all of our guests!
We would love to find a venue in Palm Springs, closer to the downtown area. We have already seen the following places.
The Riviera (a little too modern for us)
Viceroy (I was disappointed with the rooms. Everything kind of smelled a little old to me.)
The Parker (very cool, but too cool for us! haha)
SmokeTree Ranch (love this place, but isn’t going to work out with our guest count)
The Horizon hotel (nice blank canvas, but we didn’t like the rooms)
The MiraMonte (beautiful resort, but not “unique” enough for us)
La Quinta Resort (beautiful, but we would love to try and stay closer to Palm Springs).
Does anyone have any recommendations?? Here is what we are looking for!
~Ceremony and Reception at the same venue. Outdoor ceremony, but reception can be indoors, or outdoors!
~Capacity for 170 guests
~Not too, too expensive!! We would love to do BYO, so that we can customize everything, and save some money on alcohol.
~As for “the look” or “vibe” of the venue…. We adore anything that isn’t modern. Whether it’s a Spanish Hacienda, or an Italian Villa, or 50’s vintage…. We love all of that!
~And lastly…our first choice is to have it close to Downtown Palm Springs…but… if we absolutely fell in love with a venue…we’d consider doing it in Palm Desert, or the surrounding area.
THANK YOU FOR READING THIS POST, AND FOR ALL OF YOUR HELP! I promise that I will post all of the info I have accumulated!!