A SoCal Spanish ResortWords by Brian Worley
Photos courtesy of La Quinta Resort & Club
For most, when they think of throwing a destination wedding in the desert, Palm Springs is typically the go-to. However, if you are willing to venture 20 miles east, nestled at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains is the original desert hideaway, La Quinta Resort and Club.
La Quinta Resort and Club opened its doors in 1926 and the resort has expanded over the years. However, the charm and nostalgia that drew Hollywood stars and world travelers for so many years still exists.
As you and your guests enter the resort, the breathtaking mountains encase the property and the driveway is lined with stunning greenery and flowers. Set on 45 lush acres, the perfectly manicured lawns invite guests to meander through the adobe casitas surrounded by various citrus trees and blooming flora.
For the couple that chooses to say “I do” on the stunning grounds at La Quinta, there are a few options where the ceremony and reception can take place, each with their own unique vibe and personality. These options allow for weddings of different sizes to happen, all while still keeping things intimate.
If the grounds are not enough to tip the scales for a destination wedding at La Quinta, the cuisine is sure to tickle your taste buds. A new executive chef and director of catering have waltzed onto the property and made big changes by vamping up the menus and stirring the pot. For the engaged couple, there are few more melodious words you can hear than those from Nicole Benvenutti, Director of Catering who says, “We never say no, unless it is illegal!” All menus are customizable to a couple’s wants and desires so your guests will absolutely rave about their meal.
La Quinta Resort and Club feels like a quaint Spanish village, but with five championship golf courses, 41 swimming pools, tennis courts, the spa, seven restaurants, luxury shopping and a dream oasis in which to relax and unwind. You and your guests will have the perfect escape where you can feel the magic of making all your dreams come true.
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