Say “I do” in the Desert

Stunning hotels and resorts offer a distinct ambiance and dreamy backdrops for a Valentine’s Day wedding

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Classic Charm

Celebrate your big day immersed in classic Palm Springs glamour at the Viceroy, where its Hollywood Regency style transforms weddings into sophisticated and unforgettable affairs. Nestled against the San Jacinto Mountains, the Viceroy’s intimate outdoor venues are perfect for a ceremony under the sun — and a reception under the stars. The onsite restaurant, Citron, offers a variety of catering options featuring the restaurant’s signature innovative cuisine, and 67 rooms ensure your guests can celebrate with you all night long. 415 S. Belardo Rd., Palm Springs. 760-318-3018;

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Retro elegance defines the Riviera Palm Springs.

Retro Elegance

You’ll have your choice of stylishly elegant ballrooms and lushly landscaped outdoor courtyards when you wed at the Riviera Palm Springs, a recently renovated resort known for its Old Hollywood–inspired atmosphere. Palm trees, blue skies, and the snowcapped San Jacinto Mountains provide the perfectly picturesque scenery for an outdoor ceremony, while indoor receptions can be fully customized to your liking. Plus, the resort makes your day stress-free by arranging for pre-wedding services like spa days for the bridal party and golf outings for the groomsmen. 1600 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs. 760-778-6623;


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Views from the luxurious sanctuary at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage span the Coachella Valley.

Luxurious Sanctuary

If your sweetheart makes you feel like you’re on top of the world, take your love to a higher level with a cliff-top ceremony at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage. Sitting on a 650-foot-tall bluff with unparalleled views of the Coachella Valley, the resort offers both indoor and outdoor space for a wedding that won’t soon be forgotten. Spa facilities, luxury wedding packages, and 244 guest rooms are also available. 68900 Frank Sinatra Dr., Rancho Mirage. 760-321-8282;


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The Indian Wells Golf Resort offers a majestic mountain backdrop.

Majestic Canvas

Athletic couples who love the desert’s premier sport and desire an original location that suits their taste can fulfill their dream wedding at the Indian Wells Golf Resort. This sprawling property offers unobstructed views of the Santa Rosa Mountains and emerald-green fairways. Walk down the aisle surrounded by verbena and wildflowers in the ceremony lawn overlooking the golf course, or choose the versatile and intimate space of the pavilion for a wedding that is sure to impress. Farm-to-table menus and craft cocktails are provided by onsite eatery Vue Grille & Bar. 44500 Indian Wells Ln., Indian Wells. 760-834-3817;

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