5 Reasons to Book Your Destination Wedding at our Luxurious Waldorf Astoria Resort

Posted on 22nd January, 2020

Cover Photo Credit: Mandi Lynn Photography

Christmas Day continues to be the most popular time to pop the question according to a survey conducted by weddingwire.com. But if your engagement is yet to come, approximately 40% of couples get engaged between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day, so take heart—February 14 will be here before you know it.

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If you’re considering or have already decided on a destination wedding, La Quinta Resort & Club has so much to offer. With 45 acres of spectacular beauty and a prime mountainside setting, our gorgeous Spanish hacienda-style resort boasts a unique selection of spaces perfect for parties, receptions and wedding ceremonies. Coupled with an array of upscale modern luxuries and recreational activities, our original desert hideaway sets the stage for unforgettable celebrations. From skillful professionals who will make wedding planning a breeze to inviting signature amenities, here are 5 reasons to have the wedding of your dreams at our romantic Waldorf Astoria retreat:

#1 Outstanding Wedding Experts and Local Consultants

La Quinta Resort & Club’s highly creative wedding professionals are exclusively dedicated to giving you 100% attention and guidance as they help you design your milestone event with as much joy—and as little stress—as possible. If you would also like to employ a local wedding planner, the resort team can provide a referral for outstanding companies with whom they collaborate. When you consider the amount of time it takes to plan a wedding—200 hours, on average—wedding planners and consultants can be worth their weight in gold whether they provide a single service or manage the entire wedding from start to finish.

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#2 Multiple Settings for Your Personality and Style

Whether an intimate candlelit ceremony with dinner for 30, an extravagant celebration of 300, or somewhere in between (the resort’s average guest list ranges between 150 and 200), La Quinta Resort offers a myriad of enchanting locations. The lushly landscaped grounds encompass more than 190,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, including three stunning ballrooms, a breathtaking waterfall oasis on the main lawn, and La Casa, the former 1920s estate of iconic movie star Greta Garbo. Explore the possibilities—you are certain to find a spectacular and meaningful setting that reflects the essence of your relationship.

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#3 Diverse and Unique Accommodations & Dining

Steeped in glamorous Hollywood history, the resort is the epitome of chic yet low-key desert style with 617 guestrooms and 161 villas situated in whitewashed Spanish-style casitas with garden or mountain views. While La Quinta Resort casitas feature private terraces and pools, the one-, two- and three-bedroom villas have kitchens, indoor and al fresco dining spaces, private spas and more. There’s also 41 sparkling swimming pools and seven restaurants including dining options at nearby PGA West, as well as the property’s charming outdoor plaza accented with water features and lined with retail boutiques—guests often don’t want to leave the property until check out.

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#4 An Oasis for Playtime and Pampering

When it comes to recreation and wellness, our desert hideaway has it all, including 90 holes of championship golf on five world-class courses designed by PGA legends Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, and Greg Norman. The resort’s premier tennis facilities cater to all levels of play with 16 hard, five clay and eight pickleball courts. There is also a 24-hour state-of-the art fitness center and classes, bike rentals, and scenic hiking trails just steps away. Warm and inviting, when you and your guests want to relax and reboot, Spa La Quinta is the ultimate sanctuary for an hour, afternoon or a day. Its comprehensive menu features facial and body treatments, skin care services, and signature sensory experiences like the Wine Down Massage and VYBES Calm & Balance CBD Massage. Spa La Quinta’s soothing ambiance, understated elegance and dreamy setting make for the perfect place to host a bachelorette weekend, bridal spa brunch, après golf spa treatments for the guys, and to help wedding guests who have traveled a long way decompress.

#5 Authentic Experiences

Your destination wedding at La Quinta Resort may also double as a vacation for your guests so whether you want to plan a group outing or carve out time for guests to sightsee on their own, our event and concierge specialists can assist with designing personalized adventures or guiding guests to Coachella Valley attractions and activities based on their interests. One-of-a-kind Palm Springs area adventures include exhilarating off-road jeep tours of the San Andreas Fault Zone and Joshua Tree National Park, Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Sunnylands Center & Gardens, The Living Desert Zoo, BMW Performance Center, and much more.

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Say and celebrate your “I dos” in one of the most romantic hotels in Southern California accompanied by True Waldorf Astoria service. Begin your La Quinta Resort wedding inquiry here.