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Every Monday this year we are highlighting a unique Vegas wedding venue in the Ultimate Vegas Wedding Guide! Today is the warm ambience of Platinum Hotel and Spa, the perfect spot to host a sunset wedding overlooking The Strip from one of their two outdoor venues with a view!
Kil@wat Pool Deck at Platinum
Platinum Hotel and Spa
211 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas | 702.365.5000
Capacity: Up to 120 | Indoor + Outdoor Sites Available | Hosts: Ceremonies + Receptions
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Platinum Hotel and Spa, just a stone’s throw off The Strip (five minutes by car, 20 on foot) not only offers a non-smoking, non-gaming boutique hotel experience but also stunning vista views of The Strip, as well as modern furnishings and colors. With indoor and outdoor venues, there is a wide selection of choices for weddings, and anything from a rooftop cocktail reception to a pooltop ceremony on a lucite catwalk is possible. Packages include a ceremony and four hour reception, and an on-site coordinator is there to help with the details of planning.
Misora Rooftop Ballroom & Terrace (hosting 80 seated guests) is a open air venue on the 17th floor with an enclosed ballroom featuring floor-to-ceiling glass windows looking out over Las Vegas, including The Strip and mountains. Kil@wat Restaurant has a blue and silver color theme and adjoining pool deck with cozy fire pits and views of the city lights. It can host up to 120 seated guests.
Complete catering packages or a la carte options are available with open bars, buffet or plated meals and passed hors d’oeuvres starting at $75 per person.
While they offer a la carte pricing, the real winner here is the all-inclusive packages with excellent pricing for up to 120 wedding guests, including a four hour open bar, wedding suite, champagne toast, dance floor and entertainment, plus more.
Trendy upgrades on their catering menu include mashed potato bars, slider stations and dessert bars serving up bananas fosters and sundaes. Options are customizable to your wishes and you may design your own menu.
New for 2014 is pricing for just a ceremony, starting from $2000 with upgrades for live music, chairs and more.
Oh, and don’t forget about those panoramic views, accented with warm firepits and casual seating.
See Real Weddings at Platinum Hotel and Spa Published on Little Vegas Wedding:
Kil@wat Pool Deck
Misora Terrace at Platinum
Ceremony Outdoors, Reception Indoors at Kil@wat Pool Deck
Kil@wat Pool Deck Altar
Misora Terrace Wedding at Platinum
Searching for the perfect venue for your Las Vegas wedding? Be sure to check out the other posts in the Ultimate Vegas Wedding Venue series, or peruse the Vegas Wedding Venue Directory!
All Photos Courtesy: Platinum Las Vegas
If we’re talking wedding venues with spectacular views, the rooftop at Platinum Hotel & Spa has to rank high on that list. Meg and Ben’s hip wedding with DIY projects galore at Platinum was photographed by Brilliant Imagery and included a rocking party complete with karaoke and interpretive dances. (Um – awesome!) You will not only love the always amazing views from the hotel’s skydeck, but all of the handmade details.
The paper goods were made by Meg herself – in fact, the wedding inspired her and she now runs her own company NupptialDesigns, specializing in wedding items. A baker friend from D.C. unable to supply a cake for their destination wedding made an amazing cake topper that combined the TV show “Parks and Recreation” with the Green Bay Packers.
Meg’s bouquet included kale, her favorite vegetable, and was wrapped in doilies made by Ben’s grandmother. The blazing blue bottle centerpieces were from Saratoga Springs Water Company, and it was the cobalt blue and silver colors that inspired the entire wedding palette.
Keep reading for some excellent tips from Ben and Meg on planning a destination DIY wedding in Las Vegas!
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Party on the rooftop and dance the night away at your reception with a clear view of the lights and action of the one and only Las Vegas Strip: let’s talk rooftop weddings in Las Vegas!
When I first started to compose this post, I truly believed there were just a handful of venues that would allow you to host a Vegas wedding with a birds eye view of the city. Truth of the matter is, there are dozens of them, suitable for every size and budget, and scattered across the city with a variety of views.
These venues allow for indoor and outdoor rooftop, patio and sometimes even poolside weddings and receptions.
Of course, if you are afraid of heights a wedding in the sky may not be the best choice, but sweeping views of the lights of the Strip and a complete feeling of being on top of the world combines for an absolutely unforgettable experience for your wedding. And maybe you can conquer those fears…
Unless otherwise specified, most of these venues offer combined indoor and open air, outdoor spaces, and are available for ceremonies or receptions – or both!
Alexis Park Resort: A hotel with a rooftop space that makes up for elevation with its sheer size and views of the nearby Strip
Venue: Parthenon Rooftop Terrace | On Floor: 2 | Best for: Ceremonies and Receptions | Capacity: 1,000
Binion’s: A historic downtown hotel with a newly revamped and reopened rooftop pool area with views of downtown Vegas and the surrounding mountains
Venue: Binion’s Rooftop Pool Deck | On Floor: 25 | Capacity: 150 guests | Best for: Ceremony and Receptions | Downtown
East Side Cannery: This former skybar space at an off Strip hotel in east Vegas is now a dedicated event venue, offering expansive views of the Strip and mountains
Venue: One Six Sky Lounge | On Floor: 16 | Indoors | Capacity: 200 guests | Off-Strip
Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas: On Strip and ready to rock, the Hard Rock Cafe offers a selection of indoor and outdoor venues, but the 2nd and 3rd floor patios are most alluring, just a few floors above the bustling Strip
Venues: 2nd and 3rd floor patios | Best for: Ceremonies and Receptions | Capacity: 45-65 guests | On Strip
JW Marriott Las Vegas: Although this off Strip resort may not seem to offer the best views, I’m told the views of Vegas and the glittering Strip lights from this suite are actually really beautiful
Venue: Suite 6200 | On Floor: 6 | Best for: Ceremonies and Receptions | Capacity: 30-50 guests | Off-Strip
M Resort: In south Las Vegas, this venue on the top of new-ish but very stylish M Resort show off the Strip and desert landscape
Venue: LUX Event Space | On Floor: 12 | Indoors | Capacity: 50-200 guests | Off-Strip
Mandarin Oriental: Be surrounded by the fantastic modern architecture of City Center while nestled in the serene pool side space at the Mandarin
Venue: Pool deck | On Floor: 8 | Capacity: 150 guests | Best for: Ceremony and Receptions | On Strip
Mandalay Bay: Mix has long been a favorite venue to have a cocktail and look up the Strip, so why not make it your wedding venue?
Venue: Mix lounge and restaurant | On Floor: 64 | Best for: Ceremonies and Receptions | On Strip
Mandalay Bay: The House of Blues runs this private club at the top of a Mandalay Bay tower with amazing views of the Strip
Venue: House of Blues Foundation Room | On Floor: 43 | Capacity: 100 guests | Best for: Ceremonies and Receptions | On Strip
Palms: Although fully outfitted with new decor and design, ghostbar still boasts extraordinary views from its skydeck, as does Moon nightclub.
Venues: ghostbar, Moon Nightclub | On Floor: 55 and 53 | Capacity: 75 on ghostbar sky deck, 170 indoors at ghostbar | Best for: Ceremonies. Receptions are possible, but are subject to restricted hours | Off Strip
Platinum Las Vegas: Just east of the Strip, Platinum’s view paints the sky with neon as the sun goes down from its two separate venues with a view
Venues: Kil@wat Restaurant and Pooldeck, Misora Room and Rooftop Terrace | On Floor: 17 | Best for: Ceremonies and Receptions | Capacity: 80-120 | Off Strip
Plaza: In the heart of downtown, the Plaza rooftop is just a few floors above the madness of Fremont Street, adding to that crazy Vegas wedding feeling
Venue: Plaza Hotel Rooftop Pooldeck | On Floor: 5/7 (depends which tower) | Best for: Ceremonies and Receptions | Capacity: 45-65 guests | Downtown
Red Rock Casino: Closer to Red Rock Canyon, Red Rock’s venues show off the gorgeous mountains nearby
Venues: Pavilion Terrace, Terrace and Veranda AB, DE, C and F Terraces | On Floor: 5 | Best for: Ceremonies and Receptions | Capacity: 30-200 | Off Strip
Rio: Another favorite spot for drinks, VooDoo lounge will also host weddings with the Las Vegas Strip skyline in the background
Venue: VooDoo Lounge | On Floor: 51 | Capacity: 75 guests | Best for: Ceremonies, only between 10am and 2pm | Off-Strip
Riviera: The penthouse level Top of the Riv has incredible views of the north Strip from its glassed in ballroom
Venue: Top of the Riv Ballroom | On Floor: 23 | Indoors | Capacity: 550 guests | On Strip
Stratosphere: Stratosphere is the tallest building in Las Vegas, so you know the views are going to be spectacular. Get married indoors or outdoors here, depending on your ability to deal with wind
Venue: Chapel in the Clouds | On Floors: 103 and 104 | Capacity: 95 guests | Indoors | Best for: Ceremonies and Receptions | On Strip
Stratosphere | Venue: Observation Deck | On Floors: 108, 109 and 112 | Capacity: 1,000 guests | Best for: Ceremonies and Receptions | On Strip
World Market Center: Located just a little bit off the Strip, this modern building hosts a very modern sky garden and terrace as well, perfect for weddings and functions, with views of the mountains, Strip and downtown Las Vegas
Venues: WorldView on Sixteen and SkyView Terrace | On Floor: 16 | Best for: Ceremonies and Receptions | Capacity: WorldView’s is 525, SkyView is 468 | Off Strip
Today’s wedding is LVW’s very first bride submitted wedding, and it is amazing. I’m SO happy Jeannie wrote me to tell me about her big day because it’s so full of amazing details, I know you’re going to love it too as you check out the photos of the event taken by Chiemi Photography.
Jeannie and Salar came from Canada to get married at the Platinum Hotel in September of this year – they said that a Las Vegas wedding was something they always had in mind, since they didn’t want a large traditional wedding nor did they want anything too religious. Salar suggested Vegas as a possible wedding location before they even got married, so it seemed the place to go!
I’m a big time zombie fan, so I loved the details included, especially since they were Vegas-ified! Jeannie writes:
Salar is very into zombies and I wanted to make sure there were also details of that as well – so he picked the cake topper and cake design. We picked up the topper on our scouting trip at the lobby store at the Palms and he painted the groom up to be zombified. Our guest book and poster was a custom portrait done by Rob Sacchetto of Zombie Portraits.
Amazing details – including a guestbook, skull necklace and cute cupcakes from Retro Bakery.
One of the coolest things at the wedding was the Shutterbooth they had set up, with a custom zombie logo. (More photobooth photos here!)
Jeannie and Salar decided on the Platinum Hotel and Spa (just off the Strip) via the forums on The Knot and did a scouting trip a year before the wedding. They wanted something that was unusual, but could hold a fair amount of people – so up to the rooftop it was! Isn’t the view fabulous from up there?
The bride’s dress was altered to tea-length by a seamstress and she added a colored crinoline by Swank Underpinnings in robin’s egg blue to make it pop. So awesome!
One of the best surprises had to have been the Star Wars droids and Darth Vader that showed up though. The groom had no idea they were coming! And the most incredible thing is that they don’t charge a fee, but instead ask you to make a donation to the Children’s Make A Wish Foundation.
That wasn’t all the entertainment at this rocking party though – Travis Allen made an appearance as Elvis and got a conga line going, a DJ from All Night Long rocked out the hits pleasing music fans with very diverse tastes (from heavy metal to classic Iranian songs) and there was even a double decker bus ride to take the guests to see downtown Vegas and Fremont. What a party!
Jeannie was full of great advice for Vegas brides planning a destination wedding in Las Vegas:
Take advantage of all Vegas has to offer for you and your guests. Plan to try and accommodate your guests needs (budget, schedules) so that you can have as many of the important people in your life there as possible. We paid more for a weekend wedding because we knew it would allow people to come using less Vacation time at work. We gave people lots of notice and shared information about flight sales. We chose a central Strip hotel so that people would get the full Vegas experience, and one that was less expensive so that all budgets could afford to stay in the same hotel. Many of our guests had never been to Vegas, and the wedding blew them away – surprised them that it wasn’t a tacky affair at all. Also – if there is any travel required to or from the ceremony / reception venue – definitely make arrangements for your guests – rent a bus to transport them, put yourself in their shoes to make it as comfortable and easy as possible
Love the group shot – I think this is integral to a small Vegas wedding for everyone to remember. Wow.
Thank you SO much Jeannie and Salar. Your wedding looked like a blast, there were some amazing details and you had some great words of advice. Please remember brides, the submissions are open to everyone. Read more about submitting your wedding here.
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Wedding & Reception Venue: Misora rooftop venue at Platinum Hotel / Afterparty Venue: Double Decker bus to Fremont / Photographer: Chiemi Photography / Cinematography & DJ: All Night Long / Elvis: Travis Allen / Wedding Dress: A tailored Paloma Blanca from Heirlooms Bridal Shoppe with colored crinoline by Swank Underpinnings /Makeup: Lori White / Cupcakes and Cake: Retro Bakery / Stationery: Zombie Portrait and Poster by Rob Sacchetto of zombieportraits / Photobooth: Shutterbooth
Here are eight fabulously fresh Las Vegas venues you may not have considered for your wedding. Did we leave out your favorite modern Las Vegas venue? Share it in the comments!
Update: here are 7 More Modern Wedding Venues! You might also like to browse through the coolest wedding venues in Las Vegas for ceremonies and receptions in the brand new Little Vegas Wedding Venue Guide! We’ve got them all, from modern industrial style warehouses to funky historic museums!
1. Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas
Photos courtesy Mandarin OrientalLas Vegas’s Mandarin Oriental hosts one of the most expensive wedding packages in Vegas, but for those of us with more modest budgets, they also offer affordable options in one of the newest, most modern hotels on The Strip.
There is an air of exclusivity due to the design of the hotel, and the lavish, thoughtfully designed spaces and furnishings make for an opulent, clean feel. The ballrooms and restaurants feature unique spaces for wedding parties of 10 people through 600, and the catering features gourmet food that is a step above. View More Photos & Real Weddings at Mandarin Oriental
On Strip: Yes | Banquet and Cocktail receptions: Yes, both | Wedding Ceremonies: Yes | On Site Catering: Yes, no outside catering allowed | Accommodates: up to 600 people banquet style | More Information
2. CityCenter Las Vegas
Photos by Gaby J Photography, Brian Leahy and Aria.
CityCenter with three hotels (four if you count Mandarin Oriental) offers a range of options for those seeking a modern, chic venue for a wedding ceremony, reception or cocktail party. You could use a ballroom or rent a suite at Cosmopolitan, Aria or Vdara and hold your ceremony there, and do a photo session amongst the modern art pieces and sleek lines of CityCenter. Aria opened a dedicated wedding chapel in 2013, as well.
Cosmopolitan has a variety of modern art which makes for fantastic photos and sets the mood of the event, while Aria and Vdara have gorgeous modern waterscapes and landscaping details that look great in photos. Head over here for more information, pricing and photos of real weddings at various venues at ARIA, Vdara and Cosmopolitan.
On Strip: Yes, plus a host of on-site restaurants | Banquet and Cocktail receptions: Yes, both | Wedding Ceremonies: Yes | Accommodates: 2 to 1,000 | On Site Catering: Yes, no outside catering allowed | Booking Information
3. Rumor Boutique Hotel
Photos courtesy Rumor Hotel Las Vegas
The Rumor Boutique Hotel offers glamorous modern spaces for weddings and receptions, with elegant finishes and electric colors. It’s a very “Miami” feeling hotel, with contemporary furniture, on site catering and a smaller more intimate property with stunning views of the Strip. Due to its slightly off-Strip location, it remains a great option for those on budgets, too
On Strip: No | Banquet and Cocktail receptions: Yes | Wedding Ceremonies: Yes | Accommodates: 2 to 1,000 | On Site Catering: Yes, no outside catering allowed | Booking Information
4. Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Photos courtesy Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay is primarily a tropical themed hotel, but it actually features a very chic wedding chapel with modern touches and neutral colors. Mandalay Bay offers a number of unique options for wedding ceremonies and receptions, but their chapel itself is quite modern. With cubic touches and neutral colors, it has a definite modern slant.
They have more than ten different venues for ceremonies, so if you are not fond of the chapel, check out the many other Mandalay Bay wedding ceremony locations, indoors and out. View More Venue Photos and Real Weddings at Mandalay Bay
On Strip: Yes | Banquet and Cocktail receptions: Yes, plus a host of on-site restaurants | Wedding Ceremonies: Yes | Accommodates: 2 to 1,000 | On Site Catering: Yes, outside catering allowed in suites | Booking Information
5. Platinum Hotel
Photos courtesy Platinum Hotel
Platinum Hotel, just a stone’s throw off the Strip, not only offers a non-gaming boutique hotel experience but vista views of the Strip, as well as modern furnishings and colors. With indoor and outdoor venues, there is a wide selection of choices, and anything from a rooftop cocktail reception to a pool top ceremony on a lucite catwalk is possible. View More Venue Photos and Real Weddings at Platinum Hotel
On Strip: No | Banquet and Cocktail receptions: Yes, both | Wedding Ceremonies: Yes | Accommodates: 2 to 1,000 | On Site Catering: Yes, no outside catering allowed | Booking Information
6. Las Vegas World Market Center
Photos courtesy Asha Efia, World Market Center
World Market Center Las Vegas offers modern, clean spaces, on-site catering, indoor and outdoor spaces and event planners. Special features like state of the art entertainment an A/V setups as well as indoor water features and Strip views make this a unique venue you might otherwise consider.
Contemporary design, geometric shapes, unique lighting and modern steel and stone finishes make for beautiful photo backdrops. View More Venue Photos and Real Weddings at World Market Center
On Strip: No | Banquet and Cocktail receptions: Yes, both | Wedding Ceremonies: Yes | Accommodates: 2 to 1600 | On Site Catering: Yes, no outside catering allowed | Booking Information
7. The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
Photo courtesy Smith Center
The Smith Center is one of Las Vegas’ newest venue choices, and is actually a world class theatre and performing arts site. The venue hosts a number of features including packages with rentals included, well appointed halls with incredible architectural details, indoor and outdoor spaces and as one might expect for a theatre venue, grand stages and awesome acoustics.
Nearby are some fantastic photo opportunities, including but not limited to “classic” Vegas, urban streetscapes and the ever popular Neon Museum. These are in addition to the grand ballrooms, popular rainbow sculpture and Indiana limestone architecture. View More Venue Photos and Real Weddings at the Smith Center
On Strip: No, near Fremont Street | Banquet and Cocktail receptions: Yes, both | Wedding Ceremonies: Yes | Accommodates: 2 to 500 | On Site Catering: Yes, with Culinary Arts Catering and Four Seasons | Booking Information
8. Keep Memory Alive Center at the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Interior of Keep Memory Alive Center Credit: Little Vegas Wedding
Designed by architect Frank Gehry, the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health is a testament to the architect’s design sense and will wow any fan of modern architecture you know, both inside and out.
Part research center for degenerative brain diseases and part event venue, the Keep Memory Alive Event Center portion of the building can be rented for weddings and other special occasions with the proceeds going to fund the center’s research. For 4 hours the facility rental rates are $5,000 for events Mondays through Thursdays and $7,500 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Additional time is $500 an hour. This includes use of the in-house furniture which is a fabulous array of Frank Gehry designed sofas, Pedrali chairs, tables and bars – but that’s just the start, and an entire decor list can be provided upon request.
Furnishings are as modern as the exterior and a breezeway courtyard allows the space to “breathe.” The building itself facilitates extremely unique photos taken inside and outside of the space, and the location provides easy access to the nearby downtown district and Neon Museum. And it’s nice to know that the fees go to a good cause. Head here for more information and photos of the event space at Lou Ruvo Center.
On Strip: No | Banquet and Cocktail receptions: Yes, both | Wedding Ceremonies: Yes | Accommodates: up to 700 standing, 400 banquet style with indoor and outdoor spaces | On Site Catering: Yes, KMA Center works with three companies for on-site catering. Outside caterers are allowed after permission is granted, but there are extra fees | Booking Information
Looking for yet MORE modern venue choices? Check out 7 More Modern Wedding Venues in this post.
And if none of these venues fit the bill, check out our mega-directory of unique Las Vegas wedding venues including country clubs, chapels, desert locations and more!
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