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.
• 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 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
Lola Kent Weddings & Events
Happy Hearts Wedding
LuLu’s Catering Emily Morison
Carousel Catering Inc.
Taste (SSA – The Living Desert Zoo Catering)
Paul Faulkner 760.346.5694 ext.2302
Nothing Bundt Cakes
72216 Highway 111 Suite F-3
Palm Desert CA 92260
The Pastry Swan
Lotus Garden Center
My Little Flower Shop
Dynamic Dave | DJ/MC
DJ Bob Scatch
Bright Event Rentals
o: 760.343.5110 | c: 760.574.7660
o: 323.248.8030|c: 323.430.0403
Planks and Patina
John Mania 951.217.2928
Signature Party Rentals
Aaron Barron-Groves 760.340.4314
Sola Fide Photography
Alan’s Award-Winning Photography and Video
Prime Time Photo Booth
Tatiana and Laurent
For more information on having your special event at the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens please call 760.346.5694 or email Events@LivingDesert.org