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Ultimate Vegas Wedding Venue Guide: Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort

Every Monday this year we are highlighting a unique Vegas wedding venue in the Ultimate Vegas Wedding Guide! If you are seeking a natural, rustic lodge-inspired wedding at Las Vegas’s ski area, read on!

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Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort

http://www.skilasvegas.com
6725 Lee Canyon Road, Las Vegas | 702.385.2754 
Capacity: Up to 300, depending on the season | Indoor + Outdoor Sites Available | Hosts: Ceremonies + Receptions
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Just the Deets
Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort is located about an hour’s drive northwest of Las Vegas, and offers a casual and affordable wedding setting that showcases the gorgeous natural backdrop of the Spring Mountains in the spring, summer and fall. It is the perfect venue choice for a couple that wants to combine the many entertainment options of Vegas with the breathtaking view of a rustic outdoor ceremony at Lee Canyon. Get ready in a yurt (a luxury tent with all the amenities you need) then walk the winding forested aisle under a canopy of Ponderosa pins and aspen trees, celebrating afterwards with a festive BBQ reception on the lodge’s patio!

Ceremony locations include Main Deck, Admin Deck, Yurts, Chairlift Four Lodge Patio or the Bighorn Grill with venue fees for just the ceremony location ranging from $1000-2500, depending on the season (certain dates in April, May and September to November.) They also offer both all-inclusive ceremony and reception packages from $95-125 per person for a minimum of 40 people including open bar, and the meals are BBQ buffet style at picnic tables. Pricing is available for just the reception as well, subtract $10 per person.

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What’s Special?

  • Chairlift rides are available as an add-on for unique photo and view opportunities
  • Gorgeous wedding settings surrounded by the woods and nature, which look especially fantastic in the fall as the colors change

Factor In

  • This location is a little bit of a jaunt outside of Las Vegas, but is unforgettable if you are seeking a unique mountainous wedding venue in the area
  • The resort only offers weddings April through November
  • Special pricing is available for shoulder season and weekday weddings for a maximum of 70 guests for those of you on a budget

Real Weddings at Venue

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!

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Photos: Joanne Maioli Photography and Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort

Sarah and Michael’s DIY Stardust Suite Wedding from Tracy Sloboda Photography

Stardust Suite at Orleans Wedding | Little Vegas Wedding

Obviously, I love to publish in-suite weddings on Little Vegas Wedding. The endless combinations of amazing suites with personalization makes them so fun! Mike and Sarah did things the DIY way and had planned their wedding to be a party right from the start, making the suite a great choice. They picked one of the coolest ones in Las Vegas to have their reception in, the retro Vegas Stardust Suite at Orleans, following a garden ceremony at Flamingo.

Why Sarah and Michael Chose Las Vegas
We wanted our wedding to be both an intimate affair and a wild party. We wanted a wedding location that worked for our tight budget but made us feel like VIPs. And most importantly we wanted an afterparty that was casual but that our guests would be talking about long after we came home to Boston. Vegas seemed like the obvious choice!

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Ceremony – Flamingo Gazebo Chapel
We took a limo from the Bellagio to the Flamingo (we had already done our “First Look” photos in the elevator bay on our floor). We showed up to the ceremony site a little early (we even had time for a quick beer in the lobby while we were waiting for directions to the gardens!) so we were able to take our time and get some additional photos before guests arrived.

We met our officiant who was very down to earth and professional. We called Mike’s mom via FaceTime, who wasn’t able to travel to Vegas for the wedding, so she got to witness the ceremony after all. I walked down the aisle to an instrumental version of “Whatever It Is” by Zach Brown Band, one of our favorite songs. The ceremony itself was short and sweet, between 10 and 15 minutes.

After we were pronounced man and wife and had our first married kiss, Mike took two pairs of sunglasses out of his jacket pocket and we walked back down the aisle donning our shades.

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Reception – Stardust Suite in The Orleans
The Stardust Suite at the Orleans is amazing and absolutely huge. Part of our package included overnight accommodations of the adjoining Presidential suite, so when we opened the doors between the two suites, we had 5000 square feet of party space! They had a dance floor set up for us and DJ Godzilla playing every song on our playlist; open bar for the night with Adrian the bartender taking great care of everyone; taco bar and hors d’oeuvres set up along the windows; Monday Night Football playing on the flat screen TVs scattered across the room.

Tracy, our photographer, set up an unofficial “photo booth” in one corner with a turquoise sequined backdrop. The views of The Strip from the small balcony were unbelievable. We used the Presidential Suite to set up a table for the Welcome Bags, and we took a TON of fun pictures in there. We didn’t have a typical wedding reception: there were no planned first dances, no wedding cake, no tossing of the bouquet or any speeches. However we did do several group tequila shots and lots of group photos! (Editor’s Note: And a pretty awesome pillow fight, it looks like!)

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Favorite Memory
We didn’t have an announced first dance as a married couple, but when our wedding song came on, we knew what to do. Mike and I were across the room from each other but as soon as DJ Godzilla started playing “Whatever It Is”, we rushed to meet each other on the dance floor for our “impromptu” first dance.

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DIY Details
This wedding was full of DIY details and handmade touches! I spent over forty hours glueing 3000 individual Swarovski crystals to a pair of shoes with blue soles to get that Louboutin look. The bouquets were handmade by the me and a friend out of feathers, crystals and ribbon. Welcome bags were created for each of the 46 guests and were packed full of very useful items: wedding activities, area info, and a Hangover Helper package with Advil, heartburn medicine, Emergen-C packs, gum and bottled water, plus a thank you note.

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Sarah and Michael’s #1 tip for other couples planning a Vegas Wedding
Laugh at the things that don’t go as planned. The order of our wedding songs got messed up; the limo buses forgot us (the bride and groom!) at the ceremony site and had to turn back. Things go wrong. But you know what? Those are what make every wedding unique and memorable. Besides, every bride needs a picture of herself jokingly thumbing for a ride in her wedding dress!

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Sarah and Michael’s Guestcount and Budget 
The wedding party had 48 guests and the end budget was about $8000

Vendor and Venue Details: 

Photographer: Tracy Sloboda, friend to the couple / Ceremony Venue: Gazebo Chapel at Flamingo Las Vegas / Reception Venue: Stardust Suite at The Orleans / Wedding Coordinator: Pamela Eddy from The Orleans / Wedding Dress: Alfred Angelo with alterations and Alfred Angelo sash / Hair + Makeup: Melissa of Amelia C & Co. / Groom’s Suit + Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse, inspired by Bradley Cooper’s look in “The Hangover” / Feather Bouquets: DIY / Catering: The Orleans / Celebrant: Reverend Maria Romano of Love Knots / Entertainment: DJ Godzilla / Stationery: Mean Maharani / Transport: Bell Trans / LED Ice Cubes: Glowproducts.com / Swarovski Crystals: Rhinestonebiz.com

Ultimate Vegas Wedding Venue Guide: World Market Center

Every Monday this year we are highlighting a unique Vegas wedding venue in the Ultimate Vegas Wedding Guide! Today it’s the futuristic World Market Center.

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World Market Center

http://www.wmclv.com/campus/venue-rental.html
495 South Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas | 702.599.9621
Capacity: Up to 500 | Indoor + Outdoor Sites Available | Hosts: Ceremonies + Receptions
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Just the Deets
Located just outside of downtown Las Vegas, the World Market Center Las Vegas serves as a home furnishings market and showroom and is home to the Las Vegas Design Center. But it also offers ample space and flexibility and is a versatile blank canvas for weddings and other events. Featuring state-of-the-art technology, on-site catering, expert event planners and dozens of mixed-use space options, World Market Center offers unlimited potential in a modern, architectural space with amazing views. 

Venues Include:

  • Fountain Foyer Centered in the midst of copper-walled cascading waterfalls, the Fountain Foyer is located in the prestigious Las Vegas Design Center in Building A and is a lavish, artistic space featuring two curved reception areas. Slate and marble detailing, wood walls and an open floor plan are the highlights.
  • The Grand Atrium features Guggenheim-like spirals, fusing a mix of gray steel with a remarkable 16-story atrium vertically spun through the heart of the building. Black marbles floors, 10 video flat screens and a glass front merge to conjure both art and architectural science.
  • The OneSix Club is at the top of Building B, boasting spectacular Las Vegas Strip and mountain views. A built-in marble bar and cozy lounge furniture create anintimate meeting space
  • Worldview Room and Terrace offer amazing views, attached kitchens and an outdoor terrace that blends indoor and outdoor spaces and can be covered with shade sails for a ceremony, cocktail hour or reception.
  • Light Lobby is a sleek, contemporary space with an industrial yet airy feel in Building C, right on the main floor.
  • Mundo, a Latin restaurant on the ground floor, is perfect for wedding receptions
OneSix Club at World Market Center | Little Vegas Wedding Venue Guide

OneSix Club

What’s Special?

  • A panoramic rooftop terrace with views of Las Vegas and covered shaded areas
  • Stylish, architectural design and modern spaces with great amenities

Factor In

  • Some of the venues are better suited for larger weddings, but can be configured to make sure your smaller wedding doesn’t feel lost in cavernous spaces
  • This venue is very close to downtown Las Vegas, making it a great place for your out of town guests to stay
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WorldView Terrace

Real Weddings at World Market Center Featured on Little Vegas Wedding

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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!

Photos Courtesy World Market Center unless otherwise noted

Brittany and Richard’s Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort Wedding from Joanne Maioli Photography

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I don’t get a chance to talk about it much on this site, but I love to ski. I actually run Little Vegas Wedding from a little town in the Canadian Rockies, and I ski at least once a week when the season is in. So when I got this wedding from the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort, I had to run it!

Brittany and Richard both live in Las Vegas and met on Fremont Street. They were engaged at Mount Charleston Lodge on a beautiful snowy day, so it makes sense they chose to get married near there as well! I love the location for their rustic, nature inspired ceremony surrounded by trees and loved ones.

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Favorite Memory of the Day 
The location! The mountains in the background, getting married in a glen in the woods! Our DJ provided excellent music, and the food that the ski resort provided was delicious! The whole package really made the night! Location, music, food, ambiance. Oh, and riding the chair lift to the top to have pictures made!

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Why did Brittany and Richard choose the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort?
Richard proposed to me on Mt Charleston, so what better place to get married then on the mountain? We chose the resort for a few reasons. First of all, Maria Norero was truly amazing to work with. She is a classy lady that truly took our desires to heart. She was a great listener and offered great feedback and ideas as well. She helped organize and execute an excellent day. Secondly, the price. We got an amazing deal on all that was offered to us on our special day.

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Vendor and Venue Details: 

Photographer: Joanne Maioli / Ceremony + Reception Venue:  Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort / Floral: Lisa Lavelle / Entertainment: DJ El Gato

Brooke and Gordon’s Pink and Purple Four Seasons Wedding by Micah and Megan Photography

LVW readers! Today I have a very special guest post for you from one of the founders of My Hotel Wedding, a fabulous site that is dedicated to amazing weddings in hotels!

Brooke is sharing her Las Vegas wedding which, naturally, happened in one of the loveliest Strip hotels. Read on for all the details from a hotel wedding pro, and to see the gorgeous images of the day by Micah and Megan Photography. (I can’t get over that midnight donut bar…)

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Greetings Little Vegas Wedding readers! I’m Brooke, co-founder of My Hotel Wedding. My sister (previously a Catering Manager at the Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel) and I started My Hotel Wedding to be your one-stop site for seamless hotel wedding planning. We realized that with our combined knowledge and experience we had lots to share with couples planning hotel weddings. I am honored to share my Vegas wedding experience with you.

My husband and I met in film school and we both work in Los Angeles in the entertainment industry. When it came down to choosing a location for our wedding, we didn’t want LA, but also didn’t want to go too far from home. We had family and friends flying in from all over the country, so we wanted a location with easy access from the airport…VEGAS!!!

First we had to choose our Vegas venue. Our top three contenders were the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas (since my sister worked for the company :) ), the Bellagio (because it’s stunning) and the Mandalay Bay (a personal fave). We chose the Four Seasons because of their ability to provide a truly customized wedding experience. Although the rooms and chapels were lovely elsewhere, they only offered wedding packages, which were unable to be customized to our taste when it came to food and beverage options.

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Once we chose the Four Seasons everything else easily fell into place. Dennis Silknitter, our Catering Manager, made everything a breeze from the planning to the wedding day itself. One of our favorite planning memories was the tasting; we tried what felt like half their menu! Everything was divine! The final choices were hard to make, but we came up with our perfect wedding menu.  Although we tried and tried to say no, we ended up saying yes to a midnight handmade donut station, which was a complete hit!

For our florist we chose Naakiti Floral Design who came highly recommended by the Four Seasons. Randi, the owner/founder, was amazing to work with. She greeted us at her studio off the Strip where we browsed thousands of images. She worked with our budget and even helped us find the perfect wood chairs to match our hot pink and purple theme.

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By the time our wedding day came, I was so excited that I woke up at 6am ready to go! Our wedding day flew by, but was full of wonderful memories; from my grandma’s face seeing me in my wedding dress to the first look with my hubby Gordon. By the way, we recommend having the first look before the ceremony as it gets all the jitters out.

Another favorite moment that we’ve written about in our hotel hints, is taking a moment for just the two of us after the ceremony. We went back up to our suite and were able to have some time alone to freshen up, enjoy each other’s company as husband and wife and munch on delicious hors d’oeuvres sent up from the hotel.

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All in all our wedding day was perfect. Every detail was meticulously handled by my sister and Dennis so that we could just enjoy. To see more photos from our wedding and all the vendors we used, visit our full blog post.

We hope you enjoyed hearing about our Vegas wedding experience. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out via email to brooke AT myhotelwedding DOT com or visit My Hotel Wedding for tips, tools and total inspiration for your hotel wedding!

Vendor and Venue Details: 

Photographer: Micah and Megan Photography / Ceremony Venue: Fountain Terrace at Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas / Reception Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas / Wedding Planner: Lauren Randolph Event Production / Wedding Dress: Blue by Enzoani / Floral: Naakiti Floral Design / Catering: Four Seasons Las Vegas / Entertainment: Las Vegas Wedding Music

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