Palm Springs Launches LGBT Wedding Planning Website

Jul 18, 2013 by

Palm Springs Launches LGBT Wedding Planning Website


“We are going to the chapel and we are going to get married,” is the tune Palm Springs is singing to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender travelers seeking to get hitched in the California desert resort town.

The Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism rolled tossed out the welcome carpet and rose petals with the launch of its new website,, July 16.

It’s a perfect match, Palm Springs and same-sex marriage.

The desert resort town is celebrating its diamond anniversary just as Prop 8, the law that temporarily took away same-sex marriage from LGBT Californians, gains the right again.

Palm Springs is a popular LGBT resort destination in California. The desert resort town is the home of The Dinah and to Lucy and Gail Presents Dinah in Color among other LGBT events. But it hopes it will also become a wedding and honeymoon destination in addition to being an art and culture destination.

“Our new website is designed to help same-sex couples plan their perfect wedding in Palm Springs,” says Mary Jo Ginther, director of PSBT. “Weddings in Palm Springs capture the essence and style of Hollywood regency, desert modernism, old world glamour and romantic Spanish hideaways – all complemented by sunny blue skies, a gorgeous mountain backdrop and our truly laid-back way of life.”

The new website is designed to help LGBT couples plan their big day or honeymoon.

Lesbian couples and their friends can find information about hotels historic inns, gay-friendly resorts and other wedding locations that showcase the beauty and laid-back vibe of the desert resort town. They can also find party suppliers and event planners to caterers, florists and advice on wedding licenses in Palm Springs.

There is also a complete destination guide with ideas on how to enjoy the perfect honeymoon.

The city has the largest collection of LGBT resorts in the United States with nearly 30 gay and lesbian-owned and/or operated resorts and guesthouses. Many of these properties cater to the queer women honeymoon market with a range of romantic packages and on-site ceremonies, while full-service hotels, smaller boutiques and vacation home rentals offer additional space for grand celebrations and family gatherings.

One hundred miles east of Los Angeles, Palm Springs became a desert hideaway to the stars, back when the Rat Pack made it trendy. Nestled beneath California’s stunning San Jacinto Mountains, Palm Springs still oozes understated glamour and today boasts one of the largest concentrations of mid-century modern architecture in the world. A haven for nature lovers and adrenaline junkies, the desert oasis boasts a wealth of adventurous hiking trails and historical canyon tours where the sun shines all year round. Palm Springs’ chic boutiques, world-renowned golf courses and unique experiences, including the chance to visit the former homes of Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley, are just part of the destination’s year-round appeal.

For a glamorous resort getaway, visit

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