Ace Hotel Palm SpringsPost Ranch Inn
47900 Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920 USA (831) 667-2200 Visit their website
Average Cost: $27,000
*Average cost for THIS venue is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list for a Saturday night wedding. Transportation to venue, entertainment, decorations, flowers, etc. are not included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand.
How it breaks down:
Facility Rental Fee: $5,750.00. This includes all tables, chairs, linens, plates, glasses and silverware, as well as the staff that set-up and break down those items.
Average Food Costs: $17,250.00 food and beverage minimum quotes for a Saturday night in November
What Else You Need to Know: The hotel requires 20 rooms (10 rooms over two nights) be booked with your wedding.
Space Type: Inside and Outside
Bridal Suite: Your hotel room
Size: Up to 200 guests.
Food Service Type: Your choice
Party On! Each event is contracted for 6 hours, and you can go above that for $500. Events can go as late as 1:30 a.m.
The Ace Hotel is a chain with locations in New York City, London, Los Angeles, Panama, Portland, Seattle, and Palm Springs. The hotel group is known for salvaging old buildings, and the Palm Springs location, which used to be a Howard Johnson, is no exception. The Ace Hotel Palm Springs has 170 rooms, two pools, a restaurant (that used to be a Denny’s), bar, and a spa.
Woman Getting Married Says:
We recently stayed at the Ace Hotel Palm Springs for a quick weekend getaway a couple months ago. The last time we went to Palm Springs we stayed at The Parker , which we really liked. Where the Parker is plush and quirky, the Ace feels a bit cold and contrived, like you’re staying in a hipster friend’s dorm room. While I love features like in-room record players , vintage furniture and quirky posters hung on the wall (not to mention the extremely comfortable mattress), the overall vibe wasn’t really our style. However, I did LOVE the hotel’s cool, dark bar and diner. I also found the staff to be extremely nice, which is important to note if you’re going to be planning a wedding there.
The wedding venue itself is located towards the back of the property, and is a large room with retractable windows that open onto the pool area, which is gated from the rest of the hotel grounds. The venue is pretty much a blank canvas (which design enthusiasts should love), and while it has that same stark look that the rest of the property has, it’s nothing that a bit of uplighting and decor couldn’t help. Also important to note is that while you are somewhat off the beaten path from guests, passers-by can still see in (if that bothers you).
Finally, if you’re planning on checking out the venue, be sure to take a look at a standard room to make sure it’s something that could work for your family and guests. Given my own personal experience with the rooms, I can imagine it might not always be something that parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents are going to be into, either.