The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens

Palm Springs



A wedding at The Living Desert transports guests across the globe, including early 20th century Africa, the lush gardens of Morocco, the Rocky Mountains of North America, and much more. From lavish cocktail parties and dinners to intimate receptions and ceremonies, couples will love celebrating their special day at The Living Desert! Whether you are looking for a rustic safari themed affair, a desert landscape soiree or a quaint garden party, here at the Living Desert Zoo we invite you to choose your own experience.

Venue Style

Event Center, Park/Garden, Vintage/Rustic, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 600 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 200 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 500 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 10:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $1,500 to $5,000 for a ceremony and reception and includes 3 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Certain spaces are only available during park hours and/or available after hours. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $400/hr with some exceptions. Multiple event spaces can be used. In this instance, the cost of event spaces are pro-rated depending on the length of use.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens is estimated at between $6,393 and $15,971 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


BYO, Provided



Amenities Included

Event coordination
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
No kitchen
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

Wedding coordinator required
Valet parking or shuttle service required
Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 10:00PM
Outside caterer is allowed for $5 per guest
No balloons