A Romantic Wedding Destination in Rancho Mirage

Weddings

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At The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage, weddings capture the glamour and romance of Palm Springs. Discover the perfect venue, from outdoor ceremonies held against a sweeping desert backdrop to elegant ballroom receptions. The resort offers more than 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space perfectly suited to showers, ceremonies, receptions, and farewell brunches, while wedding specialists assist in planning seamless and personalized events. For additional information, please submit a request for a proposal or contact the wedding specialist at (760) 321-8282.

14

Event Rooms

27098 SQ FT

Total Event Space

800

Capacity Largest Space

12

Breakout Rooms

WEDDINGS

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Dream weddings don't just happen, they're planned. Marriott Certified Wedding Planners are trained to help. After completing demanding coursework, each Marriott Certified Wedding Planner is qualified to coordinate weddings of all types, including ethnic and military weddings. Relying on experience, training, tradition and old-fashioned intuition, Marriott Certified Wedding Planners can help you determine an overall vision for your wedding and help you execute each detail. That includes setting an event budget; deciding on a menu; arranging table settings; and finding florists, photographers, a band and other entertainment for the big day.
Wedding Advisor

Is a Wedding Planner or Coordinator Required?

To provide a seamless wedding experience we do require that you hire a Wedding Planner/Coordinator. Your Ritz-Carlton Catering Professional will provide a list of approved wedding planners/coordinators as well as other professionals for flowers, photography, ceremony officiating, etc. He or she will act as a menu consultant for food and beverage selections, will detail your Banquet Event Orders and Wedding Resume, and will create an estimate of charges, a floor plan diagram, and a “day of” timeline. In addition, he or she will oversee the wedding couple’s room reservations, the ceremony rehearsal, the wedding ceremony and reception set-up, food preparation, and vendor arrival on Wedding Day. Your Catering Professional will also coordinate your actual ceremony, reception entrance, first dance, toasts, cake cutting, and a final review of your bill for complete accuracy.

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Services

Is a sound system provided for the ceremony?
Ceremony site fees for outdoor locations do include one Wireless UHF Transmitter, a Four Channel Powered Mixer, Full Range Speaker Cabinet, and Technician to Set and Strike Equipment.

May we schedule a ceremony rehearsal?
Your Catering Professional is happy to arrange a ceremony rehearsal for you and your wedding party. Rehearsal times are confirmed up to three (3) weeks before your wedding date and set at a time that does not interfere with other booked events. Ceremony rehearsals are normally one hour in length and are provided at no additional fee.

Do you offer preferred guestroom rates? 
We are pleased to extend preferred wedding rates for our couples that financially commit (contract) a minimum of 10 or more rooms per evening or a “room block”. Due to the busy nature of our Resort, The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage strongly recommends and encourages all of our Wedding Couples to contract guestroom blocks with their Catering Agreement to ensure preferred rates and availability.

Am I able to have amenities or gifts delivered to my guests staying at the Resort?
We would be delighted to create a signature food and beverage amenity personalized for your wedding guests to be delivered by our In Room Dining staff shortly after they arrive at the Resort. Prevailing food and beverage charges and a $4.00 delivery fee would apply. Should you choose to provide a specialty item or gift bag for your guests, to be delivered to your guests’ rooms, our Bell Staff will provide this service with a $6.00 per delivery fee applied.

Do you provide transportation to and from the airport?
While complimentary transportation to The Palm Springs International Airport is not provided, we are pleased to arrange private transportation service and/or rental vehicles for you and your guests.

What are the fees and options for parking?
We are pleased to offer a “day of” valet parking charge of $18 per car with a $40 per car overnight valet parking charge. You may choose to host your guests’ parking by applying the charges to your master bill. Alternatively, they may pay individually.

General Information

How do I secure my wedding date and venue?
Your initial visit and consultation will be conducted by one of our Catering Sales Professionals. Appointments are recommended to be scheduled a minimum of one week in advance. Upon selection of your wedding date and venue, a Catering Contract with a Food and Beverage Minimum will be prepared. Your date will be confirmed upon receipt of your initial deposit and signed Contract within one week. A 25% non-refundable and non-date transferable deposit is required to confirm your wedding date. The Catering Agreement will outline your complete deposit schedule.

Do you provide linen and china?
We do provide house table linens and napkins for your dining and cocktail tables. We also provide Ritz-Carlton china, glassware, and flatware.

What type of tables and chairs do you provide?
We provide low and high 30” round cocktail tables, 60” and 72” round banquet tables, and rectangular tables that can be used for your guest book, place cards, etc. We provide our banquet chairs with comfort-flex backing for indoor dining and white folding garden chairs for any outside events.

May I bring in candles?
Candles are allowed in our event spaces however, due to fire regulations all candles must be in a holder that extends at least one inch above the flame. Taper candles are not allowed.

Food & Beverage

Can you please clarify the food and beverage minimum and what is the average cost per guest?
The contracted Food & Beverage minimum is the least amount of money that you are required to spend on a combination of food and beverage, excluding taxable service charges, ceremony site fees (if applicable), and sales tax. The food and beverage minimum is dependent on the venue and date you select.  Please keep in mind that the food and beverage minimum is not all you can anticipate spending for your wedding celebration. The food and beverage minimum is reached by selecting your chosen menu to equal or exceed the required dollar figure depending on your anticipated guest attendance.

Items such as upgraded linens, china, glassware and silverware, specialty lighting, décor, bartender and/or chef fees, parking, guestroom accommodations, and in-room dining do not apply towards the food and beverage minimum.

How do I handle gratuities?
All food and beverage charges are subject to a taxable service charge (currently 25%) and prevailing California state tax (currently 7.75%). The service charge covers all setup, clean up, house table linens, napkins, and gratuities for our Banquet Ladies and Gentlemen.  In general, all items listed on your Banquet Event Orders (BEOs) prepared by your Catering Professional will be subject to service charges and tax. Please note that by California state law, service charges are taxable and non-negotiable.

How late can alcohol be served?
By California State Law, no alcohol may be served after 1:30 a.m.  We recommend that alcohol service be discontinued approximately one hour before the end of your function. Please note that we reserve the right to refuse service to highly intoxicated guests and may request proof of legal drinking age from guests.

Do you provide a menu tasting?
For weddings of 100 guests or less, we are pleased to offer a complimentary sample menu tasting for two guests. For weddings of more than 100 guests, we are pleased to offer a complimentary sample menu tasting for four guests. A per-person charge of $75.00 would apply for any additional guests. Tastings are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, Monday – Thursday from 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Other dates and times may be available with the approval of the Executive Chef. The tasting will be limited to two appetizer items (if applicable) two soup or salad items, two entrée items, and three wedding cake samples. Hors d’oeuvre items and buffet menu items can be included with the approval of the Executive Chef.

Who provides the wedding cake?
The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage has a classically trained Pastry Chef on the property who will prepare a tiered wedding cake as part of your wedding menu.

Photos & Music

May I take wedding pictures at the Resort if my wedding is to be held elsewhere?
We reserve photography privileges for couples whose weddings or receptions are held at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage.

Are there time restrictions for music?
For indoor locations, there is a 1:30 a.m. curfew. Please speak with your Catering Sales Professional regarding the overtime fees. For outdoor locations, there is a 9:30 p.m. curfew.

Vendors

May I choose my vendors?
Selecting vendors from our preferred list is not required although it is highly recommended to ensure the continuation of The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage Wedding Experience. Our Catering Professional would be delighted to review the list with you during your initial consultation. Your Wedding Coordinator and/or Catering Professional can facilitate and coordinate arrangements with your vendors.

Vendors must maintain a business license and maintain a one-million-dollar liability insurance policy. All vendors must be certified and licensed and must also adhere to and sign The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage Vendor Policies and Code of Conduct. The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage reserves the right to remove and/or not admit vendors that do not adhere to said policies. Please note, no alcohol is permitted to be consumed by vendors while on the Resort property.

Will my vendors have set-up time?
Three hours of set-up time in your designated venue is provided on a complimentary basis. Additional set-up time is subject to availability and would be subject to additional fees.

Wedding Packages

Wedding Planning, Simplified

Start your life together surrounded by the romance and luxury of The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage. The resort’s signature wedding package includes a four-hour deluxe bar service, four butler-passed hors d’oeuvres, a choice of soup or salad, a choice of entrée, a custom wedding cake', and a sparkling-wine toast. Couples planning qualifying events will enjoy additional incentives. Learn more about available wedding and honeymoon packages by submitting a request here.

The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
Social Celebrations
Glittering Palm Springs Events

Bring your next celebration to The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage for an unforgettable event experience. Overlooking Palm Springs and Palm Desert, this resort sets the stage for revelry by offering the beauty of the desert, the glamour of Hollywood, and the impeccable service of The Ritz-Carlton. Discover more than 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event venues perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, wedding showers, corporate galas, fundraisers, and more.

Meeting Room Dimensions (LxWxH) Area (sq.ft) Theater Schoolroom Conference U-Shape Reception Banquet
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 70x120x12 8400 800 400 - - 800 650
Salon I 70x30x14 2100 220 90 60 - 220 140
Salon II 70x30x14 2100 220 90 60 - 220 140
Salon III 70x30x14 2100 220 90 60 - 220 140
Salon IV 70x30x14 2100 220 90 60 - 220 140
Ballroom Terrace -x-x- 3150 250 - - - 250 200
Mirada 66x41x11 2700 220 150 40 - 220 180
Thunderbird 32x26x11 832 80 50 35 - 80 55
Morningside 20x25x11 500 50 30 26 - 50 30
Tamarisk 20x25x11 500 50 30 26 - 50 30
Mission Hills 17x25x11 425 50 18 26 - 50 30
The Springs 32x25x11 800 80 45 32 - 80 50
Sunrise 30x25x11 824 80 45 32 - 80 50
The Boardroom 21x27x11 567 - - 20 - - -
Vista Lawn -x-x- 7500 - - - - 600 450
Springs Lawn -x-x- 3500 - - - - 200 175
L'Edge Lawn -x-x- 3000 - - - - 150 120
The Snug 20x30x11 600 - - - - 50 30
Concourse 82x80x- 6560 - - - - - -
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
70x120x12
Area (sq.ft)
8400
Theater
800
Schoolroom
400
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
800
Banquet
650
Salon I
Dimensions (LxWxH)
70x30x14
Area (sq.ft)
2100
Theater
220
Schoolroom
90
Conference
60
U-Shape
-
Reception
220
Banquet
140
Salon II
Dimensions (LxWxH)
70x30x14
Area (sq.ft)
2100
Theater
220
Schoolroom
90
Conference
60
U-Shape
-
Reception
220
Banquet
140
Salon III
Dimensions (LxWxH)
70x30x14
Area (sq.ft)
2100
Theater
220
Schoolroom
90
Conference
60
U-Shape
-
Reception
220
Banquet
140
Salon IV
Dimensions (LxWxH)
70x30x14
Area (sq.ft)
2100
Theater
220
Schoolroom
90
Conference
60
U-Shape
-
Reception
220
Banquet
140
Ballroom Terrace
Dimensions (LxWxH)
-x-x-
Area (sq.ft)
3150
Theater
250
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
250
Banquet
200
Mirada
Dimensions (LxWxH)
66x41x11
Area (sq.ft)
2700
Theater
220
Schoolroom
150
Conference
40
U-Shape
-
Reception
220
Banquet
180
Thunderbird
Dimensions (LxWxH)
32x26x11
Area (sq.ft)
832
Theater
80
Schoolroom
50
Conference
35
U-Shape
-
Reception
80
Banquet
55
Morningside
Dimensions (LxWxH)
20x25x11
Area (sq.ft)
500
Theater
50
Schoolroom
30
Conference
26
U-Shape
-
Reception
50
Banquet
30
Tamarisk
Dimensions (LxWxH)
20x25x11
Area (sq.ft)
500
Theater
50
Schoolroom
30
Conference
26
U-Shape
-
Reception
50
Banquet
30
Mission Hills
Dimensions (LxWxH)
17x25x11
Area (sq.ft)
425
Theater
50
Schoolroom
18
Conference
26
U-Shape
-
Reception
50
Banquet
30
The Springs
Dimensions (LxWxH)
32x25x11
Area (sq.ft)
800
Theater
80
Schoolroom
45
Conference
32
U-Shape
-
Reception
80
Banquet
50
Sunrise
Dimensions (LxWxH)
30x25x11
Area (sq.ft)
824
Theater
80
Schoolroom
45
Conference
32
U-Shape
-
Reception
80
Banquet
50
The Boardroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
21x27x11
Area (sq.ft)
567
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
20
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Vista Lawn
Dimensions (LxWxH)
-x-x-
Area (sq.ft)
7500
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
600
Banquet
450
Springs Lawn
Dimensions (LxWxH)
-x-x-
Area (sq.ft)
3500
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
200
Banquet
175
L'Edge Lawn
Dimensions (LxWxH)
-x-x-
Area (sq.ft)
3000
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
150
Banquet
120
The Snug
Dimensions (LxWxH)
20x30x11
Area (sq.ft)
600
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
50
Banquet
30
Concourse
Dimensions (LxWxH)
82x80x-
Area (sq.ft)
6560
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Meeting Room Dimensions (LxWxH) Area (sq.mt) Theater Schoolroom Conference U-Shape Reception Banquet
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 21.3x36.6x3.7 780.4 800 400 - - 800 650
Salon I 21.3x9.1x4.3 195.1 220 90 60 - 220 140
Salon II 21.3x9.1x4.3 195.1 220 90 60 - 220 140
Salon III 21.3x9.1x4.3 195.1 220 90 60 - 220 140
Salon IV 21.3x9.1x4.3 195.1 220 90 60 - 220 140
Ballroom Terrace -x-x- 292.6 250 - - - 250 200
Mirada 20.1x12.5x3.4 250.8 220 150 40 - 220 180
Thunderbird 9.8x7.9x3.4 77.3 80 50 35 - 80 55
Morningside 6.1x7.6x3.4 46.5 50 30 26 - 50 30
Tamarisk 6.1x7.6x3.4 46.5 50 30 26 - 50 30
Mission Hills 5.2x7.6x3.4 39.5 50 18 26 - 50 30
The Springs 9.8x7.6x3.4 74.3 80 45 32 - 80 50
Sunrise 9.1x7.6x3.4 76.6 80 45 32 - 80 50
The Boardroom 6.4x8.2x3.4 52.7 - - 20 - - -
Vista Lawn -x-x- 696.8 - - - - 600 450
Springs Lawn -x-x- 325.2 - - - - 200 175
L'Edge Lawn -x-x- 278.7 - - - - 150 120
The Snug 6.1x9.1x3.4 55.7 - - - - 50 30
Concourse 25x24.4x- 609.4 - - - - - -
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
21.3x36.6x3.7
Area (sq.mt)
780.4
Theater
800
Schoolroom
400
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
800
Banquet
650
Salon I
Dimensions (LxWxH)
21.3x9.1x4.3
Area (sq.mt)
195.1
Theater
220
Schoolroom
90
Conference
60
U-Shape
-
Reception
220
Banquet
140
Salon II
Dimensions (LxWxH)
21.3x9.1x4.3
Area (sq.mt)
195.1
Theater
220
Schoolroom
90
Conference
60
U-Shape
-
Reception
220
Banquet
140
Salon III
Dimensions (LxWxH)
21.3x9.1x4.3
Area (sq.mt)
195.1
Theater
220
Schoolroom
90
Conference
60
U-Shape
-
Reception
220
Banquet
140
Salon IV
Dimensions (LxWxH)
21.3x9.1x4.3
Area (sq.mt)
195.1
Theater
220
Schoolroom
90
Conference
60
U-Shape
-
Reception
220
Banquet
140
Ballroom Terrace
Dimensions (LxWxH)
-x-x-
Area (sq.mt)
292.6
Theater
250
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
250
Banquet
200
Mirada
Dimensions (LxWxH)
20.1x12.5x3.4
Area (sq.mt)
250.8
Theater
220
Schoolroom
150
Conference
40
U-Shape
-
Reception
220
Banquet
180
Thunderbird
Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.8x7.9x3.4
Area (sq.mt)
77.3
Theater
80
Schoolroom
50
Conference
35
U-Shape
-
Reception
80
Banquet
55
Morningside
Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.1x7.6x3.4
Area (sq.mt)
46.5
Theater
50
Schoolroom
30
Conference
26
U-Shape
-
Reception
50
Banquet
30
Tamarisk
Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.1x7.6x3.4
Area (sq.mt)
46.5
Theater
50
Schoolroom
30
Conference
26
U-Shape
-
Reception
50
Banquet
30
Mission Hills
Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.2x7.6x3.4
Area (sq.mt)
39.5
Theater
50
Schoolroom
18
Conference
26
U-Shape
-
Reception
50
Banquet
30
The Springs
Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.8x7.6x3.4
Area (sq.mt)
74.3
Theater
80
Schoolroom
45
Conference
32
U-Shape
-
Reception
80
Banquet
50
Sunrise
Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.1x7.6x3.4
Area (sq.mt)
76.6
Theater
80
Schoolroom
45
Conference
32
U-Shape
-
Reception
80
Banquet
50
The Boardroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.4x8.2x3.4
Area (sq.mt)
52.7
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
20
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Vista Lawn
Dimensions (LxWxH)
-x-x-
Area (sq.mt)
696.8
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
600
Banquet
450
Springs Lawn
Dimensions (LxWxH)
-x-x-
Area (sq.mt)
325.2
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
200
Banquet
175
L'Edge Lawn
Dimensions (LxWxH)
-x-x-
Area (sq.mt)
278.7
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
150
Banquet
120
The Snug
Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.1x9.1x3.4
Area (sq.mt)
55.7
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
50
Banquet
30
Concourse
Dimensions (LxWxH)
25x24.4x-
Area (sq.mt)
609.4
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Banquet
Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.
Conference and Hollow Square
Appropriate for interactive discussions and note-taking sessions for fewer than 25 people. Many hotels have elegant "boardrooms" for 10 to 20 people, equipped with full audiovisual capabilities, a writing board, cork board and a flip chart.
E-Shape, U-Shape and T-Shape
Appropriate for groups of fewer than 40 people. These are best for interaction with a leader seated at the head of the setup. Audiovisual is usually best set up at the open end of the seating.
Theater
Appropriate for large sessions and short lectures that do not require extensive note-taking. This is a convenient setup to use before breaking into discussion or role-playing groups because chairs can be moved.
Reception
Stand-up social function where beverages and light foods are served. Foods may be presented on small buffet tables or passed by servers. May precede a meal function.
Schoolroom or Classroom
The most desirable setup for medium to large-size lectures. Requires a relatively large room. Tables provide attendees with space for spreading out materials and taking notes.
Ovals and Rounds
Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.
Audio-Visual Equipment
  • AV Technician
  • LCD Panel
  • LCD Projector
  • Microphone
  • PA System
  • TV
  • TV Production Service Provider
  • Teleconferencing
  • Video Camera
  • Videoconferencing
Event Services
  • Certified Meeting Planner
  • Decorator
  • Electrician
  • Event Lighting
  • Locksmith
  • Message Service
  • Photographer
  • Registration Service
  • Security Guards
Event Equipment & Supplies
  • Blackboards
  • Direction Signs
  • Easels
  • Flip Chart & Markers
  • Installed Stage
  • Lobby Bulletin Board
  • Name Cards
  • Pens / Pencils / Notepad
  • Podium Lectern
  • Portable Stage
  • Spotlights
  • Stack Chairs
  • Tables
  • Wall Charts
Business Services
  • Computers
  • Copy Service
  • Fax Service
  • Overnight Delivery/Pickup
  • Post/Parcel
  • Printers
Catering Services
  • Afternoon Break:$50.00 / Person
  • Coffee Break:$26.00 / Person
  • Continental Breakfast:$48.00 / Person
  • Dinner:$220.00 / Person
  • Full Breakfast:$54.00 / Person
  • Lunch:$65.00 / Person
  • Reception:$101.00 / Person
  • F+B stations include protective sneeze guards
  • Meeting space capacities and configurations follow social distancing guidelines
  • Offers single serve F+B options
  • Third-party partners comply with MI cleanliness standards