The O'Donnell House

Palm Springs



Nestled at the base of Mount San Jacinto lies The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn and the famous O’Donnell House. The house, designed by architect William Charles Tanner in 1925, rests quietly on the bluff above the Palm Springs Art Museum and served as the winter home of Thomas O’Donnell and his wife, Dr. Winnifred Willis Jenny. Then known as Ojo del Desierto, or Eye of the Desert, the beautiful 4,100 square foot Medieval home evokes the grandeur and opulence of the roaring 20s.
A stunning mountain backdrop creates the perfect setting for your ideal ceremony and celebration. The lush desert gardens will envelop your guests in a fairytale-like setting, allowing your wedding vision to come to life. Settled on four acres of land, the patio at the O’Donnell House presents a picturesque venue for a fun and lively reception celebration, along with gorgeous views of the mountains and valley below. In 2011, The O’Donnell House was added to the National Register of Historic Places and will create wedding memories to last a lifetime.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Mansion, Private Estate, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 125 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 125 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 $7,500 to $9,000 for ceremony and reception and includes 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at The O'Donnell House is estimated at between $16,887 and $28,168 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Wedding planning services
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
Exclusive caterer for venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Music must end by 10:00PM
Alcohol provided by caterer selected by wedding party
No rice, birdseed, glitter, confetti