The date has been set and coming next is the wedding venue. Internet reports are abuzz that Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are planning to marry at California's Riviera Resort and Spa in Palm Springs once the renovations are finished later this year.
The New York Post broke the news and quoted a source as saying, "They didn't sign the contract yet, but they're working out the final details and security. The hotel is doing $70 million in renovations that will be done in October." The source furthermore revealed that Ellen and Portia "said they wanted to have the ceremony in the tropical gardens, by the pool and the reception in the grand ballroom. They will also close a significant portion of the hotel, so it looks like it will be a big occasion!"
The Riviera Resort and Spa currently is undergoing renovation and has been slated to re-open in October 2008, according to reports. There has yet official confirmation from either Ellen, Portia, or their people about the Palm Springs wedding report.
In the meantime, new report surfaced by the hour that Portia is planning to take the name DeGeneres when the couple tie the knot.