Saturday, March 14, 2009

Venue scouting in Palm Springs

Two weekends ago J and I went down to Palm Springs for our whirlwind tour of the local wedding venues. It was a very good mini-vaca that we certainly needed. Not only did we have so much fun but we also definitely narrowed down the options! Below is a small sampling of the 13 venues we toured.

We also found an amazing self-serve fro-yo place right down the street from my Gram's house that has been eluding us all these years. I'd say it was a very productive trip.

We started off looking at the Las Palmas Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage. This hotel is certainly beautiful and its close to "The Rivers," everyone's favorite hangout.

Next we looked at the Viceroy Hotel in Palm Springs. Very pretty space, for sure, with lots of style.

On to the famed Parker Palm Springs where J just barely beat me in one serious chess match.

We loved the Colony Palms Hotel in Palm Springs and were even lucky enough to see them setting up for a wedding as we were touring. They had a neat pool/cabana area with live jazz!

We absolutely loved the Ace Hotel and Swim Club in Palm Springs. It was very artsy, everyone there was so helpful and genuinely nice, and they even allow dogs (with a dog park on the premises) so Teeny would be invited!

Besides all of those beautiful hotels, we also toured quite a few restaurants in the valley such as Le Vallauris and Spencer's in Palm Springs, and Cuistot and Bing Crosby's in Palm Desert.

All in all we certainly saw a lot that we liked. We both love Palm Springs so much. It is beautiful, fun, relaxing, there is so much to do or not do and the weather is perfect. If it doesn't work out for Palm Springs than our back-up plan is Malibu. Here's a pic from our backyard beach at Pt. Mugu. Ahhh, Malibu...


Jonathon said...

A. The Amigo Room is badass. B. Regardless of whether or not we have our reception at the ACE we're going to drink at the Amigo Room. C. Amigo Room. D. Arriba!

Katie said...

Sorry, I should've posted these here!

Awesome Viceroy wedding:

Anonymous said...

You are CRAZY!

Anonymous said...

wait it said I was was me Rachel!!!

mhillen said...

Ahhhh, I like the outdoor locations--such pretty green grass, blue skies and puffy white clouds. All quite lovely.