Anyone have a Vegas wedding and then head to a buffet after?

posted 3 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I went to an extremely casual Vegas wedding in February where the couple and their families brought everyone to the Mandalay Bay buffet afterward. The buffet was able to accomodate a large party.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Maybe 30 people?

To be 100% honest it was not my favorite Vegas buffet. They did have unlimited included champagne which almost saved it, but the food wasn’t that good compared to other Vegas buffets (just my opinion). The bride and groom were really happy though and that’s what matters. Evidently the crab legs were really good (I don’t really eat seafood so i didn’t try those).

Post # 6
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Busy bee

The M resort (off-strip but very nice) has a great buffet with a private room.

I started planning my friend’s reception there a while back, but she ultimately changed the location of the wedding entirely (to our hometown), so I can’t speak to the execution of it, but they were more than willing to jazz it up for us and do the cake through their pastry chef.

I think if you’re interested in doing something more casual and intimate, it’s a great idea!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@beeb:  I can’t tell you my experience yet. But that’s what I’m having for my wedding. I’m having the ceremony at the MGM Grand and reception will be at the Bellagio buffet in a separate dining room off of the buffet. I wanted something relatively small with not a lot of fuss. I think it’s great because it’s Vegas, it’s all about the buffets. 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think it’s a great idea! We are getting married in Vegas too but opted for a restaurant reception instead. I have never been to the buffet at MB, but have been to several others in Vegas. I would not think it was “tacky” at all if I were invited to a reception at the buffet! 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

@beeb:  I did a Vegas wedding but followed it with a plated meal at a restaurant instead of a buffet.  My only suggestion is to research the buffets, because they are hit or miss out there.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

The Wicked Spoon buffet at The Cosmopolitan was by far my favorite buffet. It was incredible.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@beeb:  I don’t think it’s tacky per se. But I’d see if I could get a private room or at least a private seating area. Don’t forget to check TripAdvisor for reviews of the buffet before booking. As a PP mentioned, they’re kinda hit or miss.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I got married in Vegas so I looked into having my rehearsal dinner at one of the buffets.  M Resort has a private room but it is about 14 miles off the strip.  You can also get married at the M Resort.  I don’t see anything wrong with having your wedding dinner at a buffet.  There are several decent buffets but I’m not sure how many of them have private rooms.  If you’re open to going off strip, there are even more buffet options to choose from. Another option is to contact a Chinese restaurant and reserve their banquet room.  One of our friends did this for his wedding and everyone loved the food.

 

 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

The Wicked Spoon at Cosmo is the best buffet I’ve been to in Vegas and I think they have a private room too… I have been to maybe 5 different ones and this was by far the best (better than Bellagio). We stayed at Cosmo for 10 days last year and ate there probably 4 times.

I think this is such a fun idea for a wedding in Vegas!

 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think that sounds awesome! I think it’s really pricy but my favorite buffet is actually the one at the rio. Mmmmmm

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

As PP said, Wicked Spoon is supposed to be the best buffet by far in Vegas.  I’d love to go if it was there!!  I’d probably do mine there if I were to do something like that.  I’ve never been to the buffet at MB, but some of the buffets at the casinos are definitely hit or miss!  A few are just very typical and the food is definitely NOTHING special.  So I would avoid those. Definitely read the reviews on Yelp or something like that, many of them are not much better than any buffet anywhere else.  And in general I hate buffets because the food is never very good.

If it was me I’d try to find a buffet with a private dining area.  If I couldn’t find one, I’d find a restaurant.  There are plenty of restaurant options on the strip that are medium-range price-wise.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@beeb:  FI and I are getting married at the Bellagio, we’re having a sit down meal at a restaurant in the hotel (its caled Fix) it a more casual dining place, a co-worker of FI’s is having her reception there too, and gave us a copy of the price breakdown/menu.. The lowest cost meal there was around $60. We haven’t booked the reception yet, so we dont know all the details.

I don’t think a buffet is tacky at all, and as a guest would I probably really enjoy it. But FI would never consider a buffet, he hates them here, so I doubt he would want one on our wedding day in Vegas lol, hes suuuper picky with food.. And so is his dad lol.. If we both liked them though, it would probably be what we would go with, but since FI isn’t a fan, a buffet was never on the table

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