Post # 1
My fiance and I have decided that, to keep guest numbers to a minimum, we are going to have a destination wedding.
We fell in love with Swan Court at the Mandalay and then came to realize the day we wanted wasn’t going to happen since they only did ceremonies there Mon-Thurs.
My fiances parents have already booked their own flights over there for four/five days over a weekend so we want the Saturday, PLUS two of my relatives will be vacationing from England in San Fransisco that week too. They are willing to catch a quick flight up for the day to see us. (Their vacation is celebrating their own wedding anniversary)
In looking for alternatives I found the TI Pirate Ship, but they have a ‘No Under 18’s’ rule. My fiances brother and his wife have 2 small children so that puts that out of the question.
I have also looked at Mirage Volcano, that looks fun and enticing for us. Does anyone know if the wedding is performed on the strip side? Or is there a private area exclusively for weddings there? I’d rather not have the population of NV walking by gawking at our wedding going on in all honesty.
Are there any places that are small and cozy for a party of 15, child friendly, fun, not tacky, outdated, or a chapel anywhere in LV or shall I give up now? I’m coming to the end of my tether 🙁
Post # 3
We’re getting married at Caesar’s Palace. These are the pacakages they offer:
Good luck with planning! We also decided on having the wedding in Vegas to cut down our guestlist but we still think about 100 people are going to come! Vegas is obviously a fun town, don’t underestimate some relatives who decide to make the trip out to Vegas! 🙂
Post # 4
@EternityFae: My venue is the volcano! The ceremony is performed casino side on a difficult to find piece of land. They rope off the sidewalk around where it is but I’ve been warned that it’s not completely private. You can have up to 30 people (including yourselves, photog and officiant). Here’s a link to my scouting trip and to the post I made when we booked it. Maybe those will help you out.
Stratosphere has some cool packages with a view.
I think the TI pirate ship only holds 5, anyway?
I know that you don’t want a chapel, but have you looked into the non-chapel offerings from Chapel of the Flowers? They do some really neat off-strip stuff.
Post # 5
- Wedding: January 2012 - Wynn Las Vegas/Bouchon Bistro
I’m getting married at the Wynn, which I think is a pretty venue. The Wynn has the outside garden, Primrose Garden, where you can get married as well. I’ve seen absolutely gorgeous photos taken there.
As a warning, though, the Primrose Garden comes with a premium. I think it’s a 1000 dollar upcharge on top of the packages?
Post # 6
I am getting married at the Bellagio Hotel Wedding Chapel this May. We looked at Mandalay Bay and the Bellagio Chapel, but ultimately chose the Bellagio because we liked the photography a little better, but both are nice. We really liked the clean lines at Mandaly Bay’s Chapel.
Food for thought:
Ideas for a reception for a small party (that we looked into) can be an in-suite wedding reception in a penthouse or hosptality sweet, any area restaurants, and there is also a restuarant/bar area that the Bellagio is re-doing built to suite small wedding/cocktail reception parties that will be done in February.