Frequently Asked Questions
The Coachella Valley Area
What types of off-site attractions and activities are nearby?
The Coachella Valley features numerous attractions, including:
- The Living Desert
- Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
- The Gardens on El Paseo
- Coachella Valley Preserve
- Old Town La Quinta
- Palm Springs Art Museum
- Palm Springs Air Museum
- Palm Springs Windmills
- Sunnylands Center and Gardens
- The Street Fair
- Hot Air Balloons
- Red Jeep Tours
- Horseback Riding
- Sky Watcher Stargazing Tours
Are there restaurants and nighlife nearby?
There is an abundance of restaurants and nightlife within menuts of VenueTen. Our favorites include: Kitchen 86, The Nest, Vue Grille & Bar, Melange, Pacifica Seafood Restaurant, Bellatix, LaQuinta Cliffhouse, Oceana Palm Desert, Okura Robata Grill and Sushi Bar
How close are you to the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals?
The festival grounds are just 9 1/2 miles away, approximately a 25 minute drive.
What is the capacity of the venue?
VenueTen is an expansive space that can comfortably accommodate events of up to 175 people.
Can we have our ceremony there too?
We have a beautiful outdoor ceremony space that overlooks the mountains. In the rare case of inclement weather, your ceremony can also be held indoors.
Are there separate spaces for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception?
VenueTen has several different event areas so that each part of your special day can be held in a different setting.
Can we have our rehearsal dinner here? What about a morning-after mimosa brunch?
With our weekend wedding package, you have complete access to our space for the entire weekend.
What is the backup plan for rain or inclement weather?
While weather in the Coachella Valley is almost always favorable for outdoor events, with our 5000 square foot climate-controlled indoor event space, everything can be moved inside if necessary.
How many restrooms do you have?
We have spaceous restrooms in both the event space and our villas.
Is the site and event space handicap accessible?
The vast majority of our modern space is handicap accessible.
Are there outdoor restrictions at the venue?
There are few restrictions, but we cannot permit fireworks or pets (we can make special arrangements to include pets in your ceremony). Smoking is permitted only in designated areas.
Do you provide heaters and/or umbrellas for the outdoor spaces?
Casa de lujo has a fire pit. Two outdoor heaters are available on-site, and additional heaters may be arranged upon request. There are umbrellas near the pool areas, but these can be moved.
Do you host more than one event on the same day?
VenueTen only schedules one event per day, so you won’t feel rushed or have to share the facility with another event.
Are there changing areas for the bride, groom, and/or wedding party?
Changing areas are available for your entire wedding party.
Are rideshares and/or cabs easy to access from the venue?
Taxis and rideshares are readily available.
What guest accommodations are available on-site?
Casa de Lujo has 7 bedrooms and can sleep up to 24 people. Lujo Villa has 5 bedrooms and can sleep up to 16 people.
What are the nearest hotels to the venue?
There are numerous hotels in the local area. These include (bullet list): Comfort Suites Palm Desert 1-10, Homewood Suites by Hilton La Quinta, Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, Indian Wells Resort Hotel, Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa, Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa, Residence Inn by Marriott La Quinta.
Will you help us set up a shuttle service to the hotel?
We will work with your host hotels to arrange shuttle service for your guests. Some hotels offer this service at no charge, while others provide the service for an additional fee.
Food & Beverage
Do you have an exclusive or in-house caterer?
You are free to select the caterer of your choice, as long as they are licensed and insured. Our preferred caterer is Kitchen 86.
Do you have a catering kitchen or prep area?
Casa de Jujo has a catering kitchen.
Are you licensed to provide alcohol?
When Kitchen 86 is your selected caterer, they can also provide alcohol and bar service. Other caterers may provide alcohol if they are licensed to do so. Bartenders are available through Kitchen 86 at an additional charge.
Can we bring in our own alcohol?
Local liquor laws do not permit you to provide alcohol for weddings or other social events. If you are renting our villas, you are free to bring in alcohol for those who are staying in the villa.
Can we bring in a cake from an outside baker?
You may obtain your cake from any baker as long as they are licensed and insured. We can provide referrals to the best local cake designers.
Do you have a list of preferred vendors?
We can refer you to the best wedding and event professionals in the area.
What are the insurance requirements for me and my vendors?
You and your vendors will need to provide a certificate of liability insurance. Contact us for details.
How long do our vendors get for set-up and breakdown?
We will work with your vendors to ensure that your day comes together smoothly, In most cases, deliveries may be made starting at 9 am. Move out must be completed by midnight, but we can typically arrange for move out the next morning at no additional charge.
Can we bring in a food truck?
Food trucks can add a fun element to your event and we welcome those that are licensed and insured.
Do you offer an on-site wedding coordinator?
We provide an on-site venue representative to oversee your event, but they are not intended as a substitute for a professional wedding coordinator. We can refer you to local wedding planners and coordinators.
Do you provide tables and chairs? How many?
Our inventory includes 125 white folding chairs, 15 6-foot rectangular tables, 14 high-top tables, and 2 service bars. These are included at no additional charge.
Do you provide glassware, dinnerware, or linens?
Glassware, dinnerware, and linens are not included but they are readily available from your caterer or a local rental company
Can we go in the day before the wedding to decorate or store items?
Subject to venue availability, we can arrange for early delivery or setup time. Additional charges may apply.
What type of security do you offer?
If your event requires security, we can arrange it for you at an additional charge.
Will we have access to the air conditioning or heating controls?
In the villas, you have control of the temperagure. In the event space, we will maintain the temperature at the desired level.
What are our responsiblities for cleaning? Is there a cleaning fee?
We provide general cleaning of the grounds and event spaces, but your caterer and other vendors are responsible for clearing tables, cleanup of the kitchen area, and trash removal.
Sound & Music
Can the venue accommodate a DJ or live band?
We have space for both bands and DJs.
Is there a time that we have to stop playing music?
Local noise ordinances are more stringent after 10 pm, so sound levels must be lower after this time. Amplified sound is not permitted after midnight.
Do you have a sound system and/or microphones for speeches?
A basic sound system is available in our event space for announcements.
Do you have your own sound equipment and speakers, or will those need to be rented or provided by the entertainers?
We have an in-house sound system that is available for your use. Your band or DJ should contact us for technical specifics.
Is there a designated area for entertainment, or can we place them as we see fit?
Our venue is like a blank canvas. We will work with you to design a customized layout for your event to maximize the flow of your guests.
How many people can the dance floor accommodate?
There is no need for a dance floor as our event space has wall-to-wall marble flooring.
Are there any restrictions on reception decorations that we should know about?
All decorations to be hung or attached to the venue must be approved 14 days prior to your event. Freestanding decorations are acceptable. We cannot allow the use of staples, tacks, nails, or tapes leaving residue (such as duct tape). We do not allow the use of rice, sand, small loose beads, birdseed, confetti, glitter, pyrotechnics, or fireworks. Sparklers are permitted, but only outdoors over cement or gravel. Bubbles and loose flower petals are permitted, but you are responsible for the removal of the flower petals.
Can we move things around or do we have to leave everything as is?
We will work with you to plan the layout of your event and in most cases all furnishings can be shifted or moved.
How early can we start decorating?
We will work with your vendors to ensure that your day comes together smoothly, In most cases, setup and decorating may begin at 9 am. Move out must be completed by midnight, but we can typically arrange for move out the next morning at no additional charge.
Do you have any décor, such as vases and candleholders, that we can borrow for our reception?
We do not provide decor items, but these are readily available from local suppliers.
Can we use candles in our decorations?
Open flames are not permitted in our indoor areas. Candles are permitted in certain outdoor areas but must be enclosed in votives or hurricanes.
Can we throw confetti or use sparklers?
Sparklers are permitted, but only outdoors over cement or gravel. Confetti is not permitted.
Fees & Payments
What’s the total cost of the venue, and what’s included in that fee?
Contact us to obtain pricing and options.
How do you structure the payment schedule?
50 percent of your total fee is due at the time of reservation, with the balance and security deposit is due 30 days prior to your event.
How far in advance can I reserve my date?
Our venue is typically booked well in advance, so to ensure availability we suggest that you reserve your date as soon as you have chosen VenueTen.