Las Vegas is probably the best spot to really wear what you want to on your wedding day. It might be a downtown vintage era wedding that would suit a full skirted tea-style little white gown. Or perhaps a luxury lounge ceremony that can support a fashion forward and high drama wedding gown label, much like today’s styled bridal shoot. The city can support so many gorgeous looks and styles!
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The first thing I noticed from today’s wedding? The bride Ashley’s absolutely dazzling smile. Every single photo, it looks like she is having the time of her life – and so does everyone else attending. This destination wedding photographed by j. anne photography at Westin Lake Las Vegas transformed the stunning hotel venue into a theatre, if only for one night.
A palette of vibrant marine blue with pops of yellow energized the overall theme which combined theatre inspired and art deco details. The bride, who is a professional dancer, came to Las Vegas with her husband all the way from Australia. I love the “costume change” part way through the reception – Ashley exchanges her full ballroom style tulle skirt for a sexier, more fitted version!
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Melissa and Wade were married earlier this spring in an absolutely party rockin’, ground shakin’ wedding and reception at Veil Pavilion at Silverton Hotel! F-Sequence Studio captured the beauty and excitement of the day in the photos below, but also be sure to keep scrolling and check out the live action in a video from Something New Films, especially if you are a fan of wacky wedding dance videos. (And who isn’t on a Friday?!)
I really like Silverton Hotel & Casino. In addition to a really awesome aquarium (where you can exchange vows underwater) the property has a rustic mountain lodge type feel, as well as a dedicated wedding and events center called Veil. It’s totally my style: antler chandeliers, wood accents and dramatic lighting, plus theatre-style drapery and a massive dance floor.
Speaking of dance floor… this crazy reception dance party saw the bridal party ditch their wedding finery for unique costumes to do the Harlem Shake as a surprise to their guests. Feather boas, E.T. and even a pink gorilla made appearances for the incredible group dance.
Deacon Tyler, the photographer: “We had never shot at Silverton Casino before, but the experience was wonderful and we had full permission to photograph both inside and outside of the casino. It was refreshing and a great opportunity to capture some of the excitement of a true Las Vegas wedding and we actually got photo bombed by a beautiful mermaid at the aquarium!”
Vendor and Venue Details:
Photographer: F-Sequence Studio / Wedding Ceremony + Reception Venue: Veil Event Pavilion at Silverton Hotel + Casino / Wedding Dress: Alfred Angelo ”2329″ / Bridal Shoes: Dillard’s / Hair + Makeup: Krystle Randall of KoLoR / Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Express / Groom’s Suit + Menswear: Men’s Warehouse / Floral: Roxi Floral / Cake: Cravin’ Cake Bakery / Videography: Something New Films
I LOVE first looks!
Mermaid photo bomb!
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
There is no denying that food trucks have driven into our hearts (and bellies) and taken over the the streets the past few years. These mobile kitchens can be spotted in large and small cities across North America – indeed, the world – serving up delectable morsels to hungry mouths everywhere. And what does this have to do with weddings in Las Vegas? Well, everything.
If you are hosting a casual backyard wedding, looking for a memorable late night snack at your reception or just have a hankering to have your favorite food truck star on your wedding’s menu, you’re in luck. Here is a list of dozens of food trucks currently operating in Las Vegas who are ready, willing and able to appear at your wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, or other event.
Show Me the Trucks!