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Desert Willow Golf Resort

Palm Desert , CA
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LOCATION

38995 Desert Willow Drive
Palm Desert, CA US 92260 (map)

PHONE

760-346-7060

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Looking for a great Southern California event location where the sun shines 350 days a year? Whether you are planning the wedding of your dreams, rehearsal dinner, bridal shower or a... Read more
Looking for a great Southern California event location where the sun shines 350 days a year? Whether you are planning the wedding of your dreams, rehearsal dinner, bridal shower or a small family get-together, there is no venue more welcoming than Desert Willow Golf Resort located in Palm Desert, California just minutes from Palm Springs.

Picture your wedding amidst a backdrop of lush, emerald greens, sparkling lakes and majestic mountains at Desert Willow Golf Resort, one of the most picturesque wedding locations in the Coachella Valley.

Our talented and experienced event and catering team listens to your vision and provides you with the assistance you desire to create an event that will be remembered.

When you are ready, we invite you to contact our Director of Catering at (760) 346-7060 Ext. 103. We will be happy to answer questions you may have, check on date availability and schedule a personalized tour of our beautiful grounds and Clubhouse. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1997
When was your venue last renovated?
2010
Describe your venue:
Country / Golf Club, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Other
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
10
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
200
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
50
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Joanne
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
We had a large wedding at Desert Willow taking over the entire facility. We worked with Ashley in all of the planning and organizing of the wedding and she was fantastic. She had good ideas and continually tried to help us keep the costs down whenever she could. She answered all of our questions right away and was on top of everything from the beginning to the end of the wedding. She was a complete professional! The chef was great also because we did not want a wedding cake so he made delicious homemade ice cream for dessert. The night of the wedding all of the staff was great and not one thing went wrong..
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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christi
Wedding:
4/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Desert willow golf resort was a beautiful and passionate place to have a small and intimate setting for my wedding. They were very helpful and timely at getting things set up. Thank you Desert Willow!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Desert Willow Golf Resort is a perfect wedding venue for couples looking for an amazing unobstructed view of the desert mountains. Our wedding ceremony and reception was held there. We also hired Ashley as our wedding planner. We are so happy with our experience, its difficult to describe in words.

The ceremony - The patio area was perfect for up to 100 people. The patio area overlooked the well manicured golf course and the desert mountains.

The reception - The main ballroom has floor to ceiling windows. We also had access to the side patio for guest to get fresh air during the reception. It fit 11 tables with plenty of room. In this venue you can get away with less decorations because the view is so spectacular.

The food - Everyone was raving about our food. The food arrived to each table hot!

The Service - There was several servers with the manager going around to assisting each table. They were friendly and kind.

The Wedding Planner - Ashley is amazing! She was the one who put it all together. She is easy to work with and responds to e-mail or calls quickly. She helped us with scheduling the wedding day to the minute. She coordinated all the vendors so beautifully. I never got a phone call of any concerns or problems the day of. They said "the day of your wedding never really goes according to plan"; well, Ashley made the day go exactly to plan. She also helped us with the floor plan of the reception area. We had dropped of some of our favors, signage, a little of our decorations and everything was exactly where it should be. It was such a pleasure working with her.
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Noemi
Wedding:
2/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Ashley was amazing in helping us execute our plans! The day of the wedding the staff and chef totally outdid themselves. Everything was amazing: the food and the service! The location was beautiful and our guests loved the view. Our wedding pictures were at their golf course and they turned out fabulous! THANK YOU SO MUCH DESERT WILLOW.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The planning and execution were outstanding. The venue is beautiful. Our guests are still raving about the dinner and the event itself. Thank you Ashley and Desert Willow.
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Richard
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Ashley and the entire staff was outstanding. The chef did a great job. The food was excellent. It was the perfect wedding reception and dinner for us. Thank you very much. We highly recommend the Desert Willow Golf Resort for weddings and any function. Rich and Cida
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We are from out of the country and have enjoyed Desert Willow for many years, so it was a no brainer to get married here. Right from the get go the Ashley and the staff were organized and saw the vision that i wanted, very plain and simple. I could not have asked for anything better. The food was amazing, i even made a request for creme brulee, instead of a wedding cake and it was so good. The staff could not have made this a more effortless day and i truly thank them.
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Lorena
Wedding:
3/30/2013
5.0/5.0
The staff was highly professional and very accommodating. The wedding planner provided exceptional guidance throughout our planning. They went above and beyond to ensure that our wedding day was memorable.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Are wedding turned out to be the special day we had hoped for and we have Euca and her staff to thank. She helped us every step of the way and made everything run smoothly. The food was excellent and the waiter was always there to serve us. The pictures we got out on the course were the best.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
When planning my wedding, I looked at over 70 locations in Southern California. I was very particular about location, view, layout of the venue, budget, professionalism, quality, and appearance, and service. Desert Willow exceeded my expectations in all areas. The Director of Events there - Euca Burrows - and her staff were amazing to work with. The venue itself is outstanding: great architecture and detail, an amazing view, and multiple layout options for a wedding (ceremony to cocktail hour to dinner, etc) to suit many different preferences. Since our wedding, almost all of our guests have commented that Desert Willow was amazing and that the layout and flow of the evening was the best wedding they had ever been to, not to mention the amazing food and overall service. I highly recommend Desert Willow!!
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Desert Willow Golf Resort was an amazing place to have our wedding. The team we worked with made our day absolutely magical. I could not have asked for anything more. We priced around several different locations, but found the best value at DW and we were not let down. The staff helped make our wedding one big party but also made sure all our little requests were seen to. I would hands down recommend DW to anyone planning their wedding.
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l_elyse
Wedding:
1/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Newly remodled! Beautiful! Food was AMAZING. My pictures from the golf course are stunning. I would highly recommend this location to anyone. The sun was setting as we said our vows and it was absolutely perfect! The service could not have been better!
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Carolyn
Wedding:
1/29/2011
5.0/5.0
I arranged this event long distance since we go to Palm Springs for vacation but don't live there. My daughter and her husband wanted their wedding there. I called many places and the price at Desert Willow was unbeatable. I knew it was beautiful and they got married on the patio. The staff at Desert Willow was outstanding. They were so easy to work with, the food was fabulous, and my daughter's wedding was everything she dreamed of. Thank you, Desert Willow!!
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hotlulu21
Wedding:
11/29/2008
5.0/5.0
I just loved Desert Willow!! The golf course is beautiful , it just made a great background for pictures. The staff was awesome, they catered to anything and everything we needed. I would totally recommend this site for anyone getting married.
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Mary and James
Wedding:
3/1/2014
4.9/5.0
Our guests loved the beautiful views of the venue and the option to be indoors as well as outside. We loved the presentation of the food and the salmon and bib salad were exceptional. We highly recommend Ashley Lewellen and her staff. They worked well with the rest of the wedding team we hired as well.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
All aspects of the wedding planning and execution exceeded expectations. The venue and quality of service were exceptional. Therefore, we are happy to recommend Desert Willow Golf Resort for any event.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Ingrid
Wedding:
3/23/2014
4.8/5.0
All parties involved were efficient and friendly.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Brittany
Wedding:
5/4/2013
4.8/5.0
I just wish we weren't so limited on time and places for the photographs. Felt a bit rushed.... Other than that it was a great experience!
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Terri-Mae
Wedding:
1/28/2014
4.6/5.0
You held the date but when we got to the meeting the time was given to the mariott for meetings and our challenge was of no concern. We were able to change our day because we wanted the venue. A phonecall would have been helpful. The man in charge of food delivery needed to adjust services based on what was happening and not stay so close to the imagined minute by minute schedule. Excellent guidance from the event planner. She is very skilled and knowledgeable.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Mrs.K
Wedding:
10/25/2008
4.6/5.0
The setting is gorgeous... I have so many wonderful pictures from around the clubhouse and golf course. It is definitely a must-see... The catering was also exceptional. My guests raved about it!
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Danielle
Wedding:
5/25/2008
4.6/5.0
Sergio the beverage and food cordinator was helpful and responsive. The wedding planner on site was extremely helpful and sweet. The two of them called vendors, helped organize and set up my wedding. The food was amazing and the setting was picture perfect. We looked and several sites and this offered an amazing setting with an affordable price. Our only suggestion is if you have an open bar or set alcohol limit be specific on what can be used. We had a guest order 60 patron shots and we asked for top shelf shots. Other than that everything was amazing.
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carol
Wedding:
4/6/2013
4.2/5.0
Desert Willow golf course provides a gorgeous background for both an outdoor ceremony and an indoor reception. Staff is very professional and attentive.
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Private User
Wedding:
10/6/2011
3.7/5.0
My husband and I enjoyed a beautiful wedding reception at Desert Willow. During the planning portion of our wedding, Eucca Burrows was extremely helpful. She helped accommodate us in almost every way she was able to. However my only complaint was that on the day of our event she was difficult to find. When there were issues she was not available. Although this was unfortunate, our wedding was still one of the most memorable days of my life. I am so thankful we had our reception here!
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StEpHaNiE_sMiTh
Wedding:
11/8/2008
3.7/5.0
The only down fall was the wedding planner position was changed three times in the planning process. Dealing with three diferent people was not the greatest experience
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Kelly
Wedding:
10/12/2012
1.7/5.0
Desert Willow is beautiful! We love it there and our wedding was beautiful! We live in Minnesota and communication doing a destination wedding was not always great! The day of our wedding many things went wrong - some of them the fault of the wedding coordinator. I had a plan for flowers to be put down on the aisle runner. The runner was never placed due to wind and flowers just throw randomly and decision was made without me and I did not see this until I was walking downt he aisle. Throughout the ceremony we could hear the guests at the bar talking and laughing as they were sitting out on the patio - this was very disheartening for us and our 40 guests that flew from MN to come. The worst was that I had a surprise butterfly release for our 4 kids and my niece and nephew. They officient annouced that there was a surprise and when we went to get the butterflies from where the Desert Willow Coordinator was to put them there was an empty box. The whole wedding had to stop all the kids were looking waiting for the surprise while she ran to her office to get the butterflies that were sitting on her desk. When I called the next week and spoke to her about all of the mishaps that had happened she told me I would be compensated and apologized. I never received anything! I love the venue, but was very disappointed with the wedding coordinator, the events and that there was never any follow up. They did pay for the glass that was broke by their workers in our signature board to be replaced so I guess that was a bonus. Even typing this makes me upset about it!
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