Now that it's finally legal and all on the up and up, the LGBT community has fully embraced what used to be exclusively hetero – getting hitched. It's no secret that the gay community has been flocking to Palm Springs for years so why not choose the desert oasis as your marriage or honeymoon destination? With the abundant sunshine and friendly brothers and sisters, you are assured an endless supply of all things bright and gay.
Places to Get Married
Whether you're planning your next gaycation or a wedding weekend, Palm Springs should be a definite consideration. Getting married in Palm Springs is unlike getting married anywhere else in the world. It offers all of these romantic settings, backdrops and locations:
Old world glamour
Emerald green palm trees
Brilliant blue skies
A nighttime blanket of stars
LGBT- Friendly Wedding Planning Businesses
There plenty of people who can help you plan your big day, but you should definitely consider one that is particularly LGBT-friendly. Below are a couple businesses in town that can help.
Catering by Westwood – they will coordinate your Palm Springs event, even offering specific themes if so desired. They can provide the floral arrangements, entertainment, tents, props, lighting and catering. They work with a network of local venues to make your special day truly special indeed.
The Butler Did It – this is a Palm Springs located vendor for desert events that can create a personalized experience to your exact specifications. They guarantee a stress-free wedding preparation and execution with wedding planners, gay-friendly vendors and close relationships with area businesses.
Palm Springs California features some of the most romantic LGBT honeymoon resorts in the nation. Here are just a couple of places to consider:
- Gypsy Rose – formerly The Casitas Laquita Resort, which was lesbian resort. Visitors have been returning year after year to this 15 unit, private, walled resort. It is decorated in southwestern motif including stucco fireplaces and Indian blankets. Sit poolside or snuggle up by the cozy fireplace. Though the management has changed, it’s Palm Springs so it’s sure to remain gay friendly.
- East Canyon Hotel and Spa – Ask about the Three Night Gay Romance Package. It Is an all-inclusive stay that is perfect for honeymoon couples offering massages, facials a chocolate, a bottle of wine, private Jacuzzi and a grand suite among other amenities. It can handle receptions of up to 100 people offering dancing, dinner and DJ.
Wedding Express (The Palm Springs Wedding Chapel)
Undeniably the one-stop shop of wedding chapels, this place boasts being one and only of its kind in the Palm Springs area. They even bring the wedding to you. They can deliver your marriage license, yes it's today's legal paperwork and generally do everything for you but take the vows. They operate on holidays, evenings and after-hours and on weekends. They offer notary services, can accommodate up to 20 guests, ministers are all insured and licensed bonded professionals, and they proudly serve our military. It is suggested that you call to save a date. Coincidentally, they are right down the street from Melvyn's Restaurant and Lounge, which you may want to consider for your rehearsal dinner.
Wedding Party/Guest Activities
They don't call Palm Springs the ultimate desert playground for nothing. Various forms of entertainment are available including gaming, culture, arts and outdoor activities. Adventures of all shapes and sizes await brides, grooms and wedding guests. The area's Native American heritage or the Hollywood legacy of the city are also main draws and attractions in this not so little corner of the world.