Wedding and Party Planning at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens Wedding and Party Planning at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

Weddings and Parties

Say “I Do” at the Zoo!

The Living Desert offers six breathtaking wedding ceremony sites and seven exceptional wedding reception venues, each wonderfully wild in their own special way.

For the perfect garden wedding, the Lurie Reception Patio in our Stephen B. Chase Administration Building is home to a modern mix of rich succulents, flourishing cacti and a sculptural waterfall.

Our Palm Garden Patio, a lush oasis encircled with over 50 species of towering palms, is an enchanting setting where you can dance the night away in the open air unfettered by the outside world. Looking for more of a walk on the wild side? The District Commissioner’s House, with its early 20th century antiques, is complemented by a panoramic glass wall featuring our Amur leopard. Here you will be transported to another time all together.

Drawn to the desert for your special day by the rustic desert landscape and starry nights? Host your ceremony at Savannah’s Landing with the Santa Rosa Mountains as your backdrop. Then enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the Giraffe Platform as giraffe wander on the lush hillside and make frequent visits to the platform where you can feed them as you sip champagne.

Whether you're planning a rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony or a reception, you and your guests will experience an event unlike any other in the most unique setting in the Coachella Valley.

For questions and bookings, contact group sales at (760) 346-5694 ext 2125 or email


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