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Preferred Vendors

The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens Preferred Vendors

We at The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens have compiled a list of premier vendors that are comprised of companies that we’ve worked with on many occasions and who have always met and/or exceeded their client’s wishes. These vendors have been vetted by TLD and are great professionals to work with, who will take excellent care of you. This list is meant as a guideline, to help you with your planning process.

VENUE FAQ's

• All rentals are for 3 hours and include venue coordination and event parking is free.
• For your event to qualify for the daytime rate it must conclude no later than 3 pm.
• When an event uses more than one event space, special package pricing is used based on set-up, time of use, and take down for EACH area.
• All events must conclude by 10:00 pm per the City of Palm Desert.
• We request that visitors do not bring outside alcohol with them to the Zoo at any time.
• Bars and alcoholic beverages must be coordinated through TLD’s onsite F&B provider.
• Only guests 21 and over with a valid picture ID will be served alcohol at TLD.
• A non-refundable 50% deposit is required to hold the event space. Deposit based on the venue rental fee only.
• For events during park hours: General Admission to the park is not included in the venue rental fee. Block tickets can be purchased separately at a discounted rate.
• Weddings: A Day of Coordinator IS required for all weddings.
• Tables and Chairs are not included with your venue rental. Rentals quoted separately.
• All china, flatware, glassware, and linens must be provided by the client or their caterer.
• All outside vendor information must be supplied prior to an event and deliveries scheduled with the Event Coordinator.
• Vendors without prior approval will not be allowed on property.

Venue Rental Information (continued):
• For the safety of our animals the following items are not allowed on Zoo grounds: glass bottles, aluminum cans, pets, balloons, confetti, piñatas, open flames, sparklers, poppers, fireworks and/or straws.

Additional Fees:
• Additional venue rental hours may be added for a minimum fee of $400.00 per hour until 10:00 pm.* (Some restrictions may apply)
• Shuttles are recommended and can be added for $175.00 each for 3 hours. $50 per each additional hour.
• Outside catering is allowed. A fee of $5.00 per person will be applied. Food must be provided by a licensed caterer or restaurant.
• Security is required for all events. The cost is $75. Additional charges may apply for events with 200+ guests.
• Animal Encounters can be added to any event. (1-3) Animal Encounter $250.00 /
(4-6) Animal Encounter $450.00.
*Additional charges apply for the Giraffe Platform

EVENT PLANNERS

Bridezilla Events
Gabriela Turney
951.427.2733
www.bridezillaevents.co

Lola Kent Weddings & Events
Lola Kent
lolakent@yahoo.com
562.235.2772

Happy Hearts Wedding
Nan Brenden
NanBrenden@yahoo.com
760.219.7470

CATERERS

LuLu’s Catering Emily Morison
events@lulups.com
760.883.5880
www.lulupalmsprings.com/catering

Carousel Catering Inc.
Bill Jones
760.322.6441
Bill@CarouselCateringInc.com

Taste (SSA – The Living Desert Zoo Catering)
Paul Faulkner 760.346.5694 ext.2302
paulfaulkner@kmssa.com

BAKERIES

Exquisite Desserts

Samantha Ward
760.772.5522
xdessert@concentric.net
www.exquisitedesserts.com

Nothing Bundt Cakes
Lauren Bright
72216 Highway 111 Suite F-3
Palm Desert CA 92260
760.346.3440
palmdesert@nothingbundtcakes.com

The Pastry Swan
Deborah Quinn
760.202.1213
www.pastryswan.com

FLORISTS

Lotus Garden Center
760.404.1940
www.lotusgardencenter.net

My Little Flower Shop
760.778.7111
www.mylittleflowershop.com

Vaso Bello
Ronn Burns
www.vasobello.com

DJ

Dynamic Dave | DJ/MC
760.831.0190
dynamicdavedj@yahoo.com

DJ Bob Scatch
760.413.4953
www.djbobscatch.com

DJ Baz
Barry Martin
www.djbaz.com

RENTALS

Bright Event Rentals
Brandy Mahan
o: 760.343.5110 | c: 760.574.7660
www.bright.com

AFR
Kate Bartlett
o: 323.248.8030|c: 323.430.0403
kbartlett@rentfurniture.com
www.rentfurniture.com

Planks and Patina
John Mania 951.217.2928
planksandpatina@gmail.com
www.planksandpatina.com

Signature Party Rentals
Elena Estrada-Galvez
eestrada-galvez@signatureparty.com
Office: 760.863.0671
Direct: 760.501.3022

Ultimate Events
Aaron Barron-Groves 760.340.4314
arron@ultimateeventsinc.com
www.ultimateventsinc.com

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Sola Fide Photography
Michele Tully
micheletully@hotmail.com
951.609.8734

Alan’s Award-Winning Photography and Video
Alan Gough
760.898.5110
Alangough88@gmail.com

Trespass Photography
Drew Metzger
trespassphoto@gmail.com
760.989.1293

PHOTO BOOTHS

Prime Time Photo Booth
primetimephotoboothca@gmail.com

SocialLight
Tatiana and Laurent
tatiana@sociallightphoto.com
310.746.7594
www.SocialLightPhoto.com

EVENT BROCHURE

For more information on having your special event at the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens please call 760.346.5694 or email Events@LivingDesert.org

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