Harper's Bazaar - "10 Outdoor Wedding Venue Ideas for the Boho Bride"
"This gem of a venue embraces the natural beauty of the desert, offering a blank canvas to make your wedding distinctively yours. This site's peaceful vibes and outstanding weather offer up the cool factor of Coachella, without the pomp and circumstance of a Palm Springs celebration. In this easy-chic atmosphere, think less mid-century modern and more Baja-inspired textiles paired with wildflower arrangements."
LA Times Photo Gallery and Article
"We always thought the ruin, as it stood, would be an incredible place to have a dinner party. Dinner in the Ruin — that was our goal. We imagined entertaining in front of the majestic stone fireplace as the sun went down and the stars appeared in an evening sky. Among the discovered treasures are the hand and footprints of a small child pressed into the cement floor in front of the fireplace. Magical."
100 Layer Cake - "Desert Bridal Inspiration at The Ruin Venue"
"You’d think after all the Palm Springs weddings we’ve featured here on 100LC, we’d have felt at least a little over the desert at some point. But nope, this whole region is *still* magic to us. Probably because we’re always being turned onto hidden gems like The Ruin Venue, a venue and surreal desert landscape in Pioneertown that Sarah Falugo Photography teamed up with Lauren Talysa Santos at to show off some pretty rad bridal looks."
Green Wedding Shoes - "Krystal and Josh's Wedding at The Ruin Venue"
"We have such a fun desert wedding to share with you this morning, at a relatively unknown, but super awesome, Joshua Tree venue called the Ruin. Krystal + Josh tied the knot with a beautifully intimate ceremony, surrounded by close friends + family. They dance the night away under a full moon and filled the setting with handmade details that were as special + personal as they were stylish + unique. Krystal says, We knew we wanted every aspect of the wedding to truly represent us, so we chose a venue that allowed for us to do so. Even though that meant bringing our own tables, heaters, water – even bathrooms!"
Bold Moroccan Wedding Inspiration
"Morocco was my inspiration from the moment I stepped onto The Ruin Venue! A hidden gem, completely off the grid, tucked away just north of Pioneertown in Yucca Valley. It’s a beautiful venue surrounded by desert plants, Joshua trees, and huge boulders.
We used the 2017 Pantone color palette, along with the beautiful colors of Morocco for our color inspiration. We used rugs, pillow poufs, Moroccan tea, hummus, fruit, and cheese plates to help bring the inspiration to life!"
Desert Magazine Cover
The Desert Sun's Desert Magazine uses The Ruin Venue as a photoshoot location for their style section "Far-Out Fête" in the December 2015 issue.
Spanish Bohemian Wedding Inspiration Plus Emerald
"From the event designers, Perfectly Poised Events: Romantic strolls through its picturesque streets, vibrant accents of floral and scenery, citrus adorned cocktails and tempting tapas, the stylistic charm of its people, and something dreamy in the air – made Spain the perfect palette for our expressive wedding inspiration. Appealing to the modern-day bride, we tied in the effortless beauty of bohemian style with flowing fabrics, natural and eclectic decor, and a simplistic allover bridal glow. When deciding upon the perfect setting for our shoot, we landed within the free-spirited vibes of the Mojave Desert."
Palm Springs Life Highlights The Ruin Venue
"Twelve years ago on a hike in Pipes Canyon near Pioneertown, Paul Goff and Tony Angelotti discovered a 1920’s stone house, formerly owned by a mining family, and knew they had to save it.
Given its history and pristine natural setting, they saw an opportunity to recreate something special that not only they and their friends could enjoy, but that its former owners would be proud to partake in."
Green Wedding Shoes - "Retro Desert Wedding in Joshua Tree: Davis + Chris"
"The reception space at Davis + Chris’s venue, The Ruin Venue (which they found on GWS!), is just so magical! Their lucky guests dined on grilled tacos from SOHO Taco underneath an architecturally unique open structure glowing with a canopy of string lights. Too good!"
Lightwriter Dariustwin - "Desert Nightlife"
"Astrobandit and I checked this place out last week in Yucca Valley called The Ruin Venue which is mostly used for large parties and weddings. I set up for a few images using it's interesting outdoor features like this geometric lighting arrangement which was powered by a small generator. I really enjoyed the inside/outside feel of this place, it blends in well with the environment and makes for unique photo opportunities."
Astro Bandit - "Rustic Magic"
"In the heart of Pipes Canyon in Pioneertown, lie these magically rustic ruins that have been converted into a charming event space called The Ruin Venue. While you sit on how brilliant of an idea that is, I'm going to lead you through the beautiful location! Of course we arrived at golden hour to catch those last rays of sun, shining through the stormy clouds that were headed our direction. Fortunately, we never felt a drop of rain (although we could definitely use it!) but it created a moody element that I was surely excited about!"
Green Wedding Shoes - "Elegant + Modern Desert Wedding Inspiration"
"You guys aren’t sick of dreamy California desert weddings + styled shoots, are you? Silly question, right?! We aren’t either! There are so many ways to make a desert backdrop work, and today’s feature is a prime example of what we mean. Staged at The Ruin Venue in Yucca Valley, California, Carillo & Co. designed a few inspiring vignettes that remind us of all the reasons why we LOVE the desert. In addition to simply showcasing something pretty, we really think this shoot shows us firsthand the variety of styles of events that can feel right at home in the magnificent desert, including a more refined, elegant scene."
A Desert Elopement Hidden In The Ruins
"One of Southern California's most whimsical and secluded wedding venues was just born in the Yucca Valley. The Ruin Venue highlights the sublimity of the desert and showcases the intimacy of love allowing their guests to be in the hundreds or few. Sarah and Cooper are engaged to be married, and to celebrate we staged an elopement session. With creamy earth tones, gorgeous floral designs, an incredible location, and an authentic vintage dress, this session could not have been more of a dream."
Retro Styled Desert Wedding In Joshua Tree
"Have you ever dreamed about getting married in the desert? Or maybe you wanted to wear bright gowns at your big day? So this couple combined these two ideas together and got an incredible wedding! If you like bright colors and unique ideas, then continue to read this article. Bride Davis and groom Chris picked up their venue The Ruin Venue, Pioneertown, California near Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California, cause they had moved from Florida to this place a week prior to get engaged and find it as very magical and gorgeous for their big day. And of course getting married in the desert was an mutual decision."