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Ultimate Vegas Wedding Venue Guide: Mirage

Every Monday this year we are highlighting a unique Vegas wedding venue in the Ultimate Vegas Wedding Venue series! Today is a hotel on the Strip that does not have a dedicated wedding chapel, but offers a selection of interesting tropical venues: Mirage!

Mirage St Croix Patio | Little Vegas Wedding Venue Guide

Mirage St Croix Patio | Little Vegas Wedding Venue Guide

Mirage Hotel + Casino

http://www.mirage.com/weddings
3400 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas | 702.791.7155
Capacity: Up to 1,000 (Packages for 2, 20, 30, 75 and 150 people) | Indoor + Outdoor Sites Available | Hosts: Ceremonies + Receptions
Find Mirage on Twitter @MirageWedding | Facebook

Just the Deets

Mirage is a gorgeously tropical mid-Strip hotel that lacks an actual wedding chapel, but offers many different unique outdoor venues perfect for small to mid-sized wedding ceremonies and receptions.

Locations include:

  • Pool, including Waterfall, Dolphin Bar (both for up to 150 guests) and St Croix Patio (100 guests.) Perfect for ceremonies or receptions, for daytime or evening weddings. The Waterfall and Dolphin Bar are more poolside, while St Croix patio is a garden setting
  • Villas – These exclusive hotel rooms are available for extremely intimate high roller style weddings in the attached private gardens and pools. Priced from $2250-2500 a night, plus ceremony fees
  • Ballrooms – Pretty traditional ballroom and conference style facilities
  • Volcano – There’s no missing this huge flaming, erupting waterfall at the front of the property, which is a location popular with small weddings. Up to 30 guests can join you, daytime or nighttime, standing room only
  • Secret Garden – Great for ceremonies, engagements or unique reception optiosn, a $5,000 facility fee and food minimum of $125.00 per person allows guests full access to Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage and includes the services of the facility’s educators to teach guests about the animals
  • Suites are available for small ceremonies and receptions, your best bets being the Hospitality Suite, Tower Suite and Penthouse (in addition to the Villas)

Reception options include the above as well as buffet, traditional catering in a ballroom, Revolution Lounge and a number of restaurants.

Mirage Pool Waterfall Wedding | Little Vegas Wedding

Pricing + Catering

Wedding ceremony packages are priced from $1500-4100, with the least expensive packages just for elopements and other pricing for ceremonies of 20 up to 150 guests. There is different pricing for many of the venues if you would like a daytime or night time ceremony, as well. There are many upgrades for ceremonies and receptions available, including floral, lighting and chairs, as well as live music including harpists, violinists, string quartets and a Mariachi band.

Mirage offers impressive catering and reception options including hosted bar packages begin at $20 with unusual organic liquor brands available, plated dinners at $40 per person including options for action stations, hors d’oeuvres and dessert bar add-ons such a candy station from the on premises Sugar Factory starting at $15 per person. 

Factor In

  • Because this is an MGM property, there is an exclusivity contract with Cashman Photography for wedding photos.
  • The back up indoor options are pretty, but nothing special. The best options are for outdoor venues here.
  • View more wedding photos on their Facebook page.
Mirage Daytime Volcano Wedding | Little Vegas Wedding

Daytime Volcano Wedding at Mirage

Mirage Volcano Wedding | Little Vegas Wedding

Nighttime ceremony at Mirage Volcano

Mirage Volcano | Little Vegas Wedding Venue Guide

Mirage Volcano | Little Vegas Wedding Venue Guide

Ballroom wedding

Ballroom wedding

Mirage Dolphin Bar Pool Wedding | Little Vegas Wedding Venue Guide

Mirage Dolphin Bar Pool Wedding | Little Vegas Wedding Venue Guide

Mirage Pool Wedding | Little Vegas Wedding Venue Guide

Mirage Villa Wedding | Little Vegas Wedding Venue Guide

Mirage Villa Wedding | Little Vegas Wedding Venue Guide

Mirage Hospitality Suite

Mirage Hospitality Suite

Mirage Dolphin Bar Reception | Little Vegas Wedding

Mirage Dolphin Bar Reception | Little Vegas Wedding

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 Mirage Hotel & Casino

7 Vegas Bridal Looks from ModCloth for Under $300

It’s been a while since I went window shopping on ModCloth’s site, so I was super thrilled to wander over there today and find some fantastic new little white dresses that I thought would be perfect for a Vegas wedding.

These retro-inspired budget (don’t you dare say cheap!) wedding dresses would be perfect for a chic little elopement or a rehearsal dinner, meet and greet party or for an in-suite cake cutting. They’re all under $300, with most falling under the $100 price point. If you are looking for a vintage-style second dress or just a budget wedding ceremony gown, these are some great options for a Vegas wedding!

Budget Vegas Bridal Dress Looks | Little Vegas Wedding

This 1960s inspired lace-backed dress, Par Fate, reminds me of actress Mia Farrow (who was also a Vegas bride herself!)

Budget Vegas Bridal Dress Looks | Little Vegas Wedding

This dress is quite casual, with an elegant and simple skirt but A Way With Awards features some seriously fashion-forward pearl and jewel encrusted shoulder epaulets.

Budget Vegas Bridal Dress Looks | Little Vegas Wedding

A flattering cross-front and oversized bow on the back keeps Give Me Amour cute and fun, with a retro feel.

Budget Vegas Bridal Dress Looks | Little Vegas Wedding

Alight of Heart is airy and flowy, perfect for a Vegas garden wedding. Also available in plus sizes.

Budget Vegas Bridal Dress Looks | Little Vegas Wedding

I’ve featured a shorter version of Aisle Be There before — I’m obsessed with the vintage style beaded bodice! Love it even more in a maxi-length.

Budget Vegas Bridal Dress Looks | Little Vegas Wedding

Adding a brightly colored petticoat to With Only A Wink would elevate the 1950s tea-length skirt…this would be perfect for a Neon Museum wedding!

Budget Vegas Bridal Dress Looks | Little Vegas Wedding

Another goddess-style gown, the floaty, jewel-belted Never Spin Better is a lot lighter than other long dresses, and would look gorgeous at a sunset wedding at poolside.

Didn’t find a design you like? Don’t worry. ModCloth has all sorts of bridal looks in their new wedding lookbook, including affordable accessories, shoes and more!


Disclosure: Links in this post are affiliate links, which means if you choose to buy the dresses featured, I receive a small commission from the sale. There is no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support!

Ultimate Vegas Wedding Venue Guide: Cosmopolitan

Every Monday this year we are highlighting a unique Vegas wedding venue in the Ultimate Vegas Wedding Guide! Cosmopolitan is on deck today, a hotel which does not have its own wedding chapel but still offers some fun, unconventional options for weddings.

Cosmopolitan's Wraparound Terrace is popular with small wedding parties

Cosmopolitan’s Wraparound Terrace is popular for small weddings

Cosmopolitan
http://www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/stay/small-groups-and-celebrations
3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas |  702.698.7000
Capacity: Up to 80 | Indoor Sites Available | Hosts: Ceremonies + Receptions
Find Cosmopolitan on Twitter @Cosmopolitan_LV | Facebook | Pinterest Weddings Board

Just the Deets
Cosmopolitan is a trendy luxury hotel right on the Strip that opened in 2010, definitely popular with a younger crowd. Unlike most of their Strip hotel friends, they are lacking a true stand alone wedding chapel and are not traditionally known in Las Vegas as a hot destination for weddings.

However, they have experimented with a limited time only Pop-Up Wedding Chapel the last few winters (the chapel did not open for the 2014 season.) More recently they have begun to recognize how popular their luxury suites are with couples seeking a more modern Vegas wedding reception, and have been offering packages angled to those weddings and more unconventional, modern events.

Other perks of using Cosmopolitan for your wedding include a spectacular spot for unique, artsy wedding portraits: lots of art and sculptures (including the Chandelier Bar) around this architectural hotel (even in the parking garage!) make for some great photo ops. There is also a Rent the Runway location in the shops, making it a great spot to rent a haute couture wedding gown for a great price.

Their Wraparound Terrace Suites are immensely popular with smaller wedding parties looking for a modern cocktail reception with amazing (and rare) balconies with views of the nearby Bellagio fountains and the lights of the Strip. It is possible to provide your own photographer if you waive the fees and sign a release.

Other venues for ceremonies and receptions include the purple palette’d Point Loma ballroom overlooking the Strip and Bellagio fountains, with room for 80 guests. The 36th floor dedicate Wedding Suite is specifically set up for chic in-suite ceremonies and cocktail receptions of up to 40 guests (25 seated*) including bridal space and a patio. The Terrace (8 guests*), Wraparound Terrace (12 guests*) and West End Penthouse Suites (35 guests*) are also available for small ceremonies and receptions. *Please note: capacities are those recommended by Cosmopolitan 

A new venue for 2014 is The Chelsea, a concert space and event venue that might be well suited to the right couple for larger weddings. Design inspiration for this venue from the 1930s and is abandoned glass factory turned working theater at this industrial-style venue.

Pop Up Wedding Chapel Interior at Cosmopolitan, March 2013. Photo: Kelly / Little Vegas Wedding

Pop Up Wedding Chapel Interior at Cosmopolitan, March 2013. Photo: Kelly / Little Vegas Wedding

Pricing
Wedding packages range in cost from $1200-9040 and up and include a variety of services including spa visits, food, live music and more. For receptions, there are specific ballroom and in-suite catering menus. Buffet and plated meals starts $105 per person, from $35 per person for more casual cocktail-style receptions serving hors d’ouevres. Bar packages start at $29 per person. There are also 13 restaurants on site plus a buffet for more casual receptions. Groups over 13 guests must go through group dining for reservations.

They can also provide all other associated wedding needs such as flowers, cake, officiants, music, photography and more.

Real weddings at Cosmopolitan Las Vegas featured on Little Vegas Wedding

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Cosmopolitan Point Loma Wedding | Little Vegas Wedding Venue Guide

Point Loma Room

Cosmopolitan West End Penthouse Wedding | Little Vegas Wedding Venue Guide

West End Penthouse (Light Version)

Cosmopolitan Wedding Suite | Little Vegas Wedding Venue Guide

Cosmopolitan Wedding Suite

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!

Unless otherwise stated, photos courtesy: Cosmopolitan

Ultimate Vegas Wedding Venue Guide: Neon Museum

Neon Museum & Boneyard

http://www.neonmuseum.org/
770 Las Vegas Boulevard North | 702.387.6366
Capacity: Up to 400 | Indoor + Outdoor Sites Available | Hosts: Ceremonies + Receptions
Find Neon Museum on Twitter | Facebook

Just the Deets
The Neon Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying, and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, and cultural enrichment. The museum houses a large collection of historic signs from the Las Vegas Valley, spanning the decades, representing hotels, casinos, business and other iconic signage that have graced Las Vegas history. They are a museum first and foremost and conduct guided tours through the museum boneyard daily and nightly, but they are also a popular spot for wedding portraits, engagement shoots and now: weddings and receptions!

With the opening of the new La Concha Visitor’s Center, the Neon Museum features event space perfect for parties and receptions. A new 3,500 sq. ft. outdoor event space located adjacent to the Neon Boneyard offers versatility as well as a striking visual background for events and functions, while the smaller 2,500 sq. ft. Neon Boneyard Park and the 600 sq. ft. La Concha Visitor’s Center offer convenient alternative locations for smaller parties.

The Neon Museum maintains a roster of preferred vendors including caterers, photographers, and special event planners to assist guests in organizing and executing their functions.  While tours of the Neon Boneyard are not included as part of the museum’s standard events package, abbreviated tours may be added to certain events for additional fees.  We can host wedding event for just the couple, small and intimate for the couple and four guests, or receptions up to 400.

What’s Special?
If you are a design geek, love the history of Las Vegas, or are just looking for a quirky, somewhat industrial and retro spot for your wedding, the Neon Museum will strike a lot of the right chords. Beautifully lit at night, the historic, weathered signs are a striking backdrop to your wedding, and limit the need for additional decor. They also make for fabulous photo opportunities!

Factor In 

  • For smaller elopements, you might consider the “Quick Wedding Package” where you and your significant other plus up to four guests attend a wedding officiated by Elegant Vegas Weddings. You may bring your own photographer. At the conclusion of the ceremony, you receive a pair of exclusive Neon Museum wedding themed t-shirts, a bottle of chilled champagne/sparkling wine, and a pair of wedding cupcakes packaged to go.
  • Catering at the Neon Museum is all handled through one of our four Exclusive Caterers only.  Please contact them directly for rates and availability: Di Vine Events, Renaissance Catering, Catering by Bleu, & Art of Cooking.
  • The Neon Museum also has a contract with Elegant Vegas Weddings, who are the exclusive officiates for all weddings, commitment ceremonies and vow renewals at the site.
  • If you are only interested in hosting a photo shoot at the property, you must book at least two weeks out, and follow a stringent application procedure

Real Weddings + Shoots at the Neon Museum

Juno Gardens Wedding at Caesars Palace | Mary Meyer Photography

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Neon Museum Weddings | Little Vegas Wedding

{Lachlan Photo}

Searching for the perfect venue for your Las Vegas wedding? Be sure to check out the other posts in the Ultimate Vegas Wedding Venue Spotlight series, or peruse the all-new Vegas Wedding Venue Directory!

Ultimate Vegas Wedding Venue Guide: Discovery Children’s Museum

Searching for the perfect Vegas wedding venue? Little Vegas Wedding has got you covered with the Ultimate Vegas Wedding Venue Guide!

Wedding Venues at DISCOVERY Children's Museum | LIttle Vegas Wedding

DISCOVERY Children’s Museum

http://www.discoverykidslv.org/
360 Promenade Place, Las Vegas | 702.382.3445
Capacity: Up to 1,000 | Indoor Sites Only (The Smith Center nearby has outdoor courtyard and park space, however) | Hosts: Ceremonies + Receptions
Find Discovery Children’s Museum on Twitter | Facebook

Just the Deets

Definitely different, the Discovery Children’s Museum is an offbeat, one-of-a-kind choice when it comes to spaces for your Vegas wedding. It’s perfect for the young at heart and whimsical couples, as it’s a three-story museum packed with crazy colors, imaginative displays and interactive exhibits promoting science, art and culture.

The venue best suited to hosting wedding ceremonies is likely Fantasy Festival, a theatre-style event with a stage for puppet shows you can get married on. Receptions are best in the 5,000 square foot Traveling Exhibit Hall. However, the entire museum is available for customization and the special events staff will work with you to find the best set-up for you. A full museum buyout is $10,000 and can hold up to 1,000 guests, for a five hour event.

Wedding Venues at DISCOVERY Children's Museum | LIttle Vegas Wedding

Fantasy Festival

What’s Special?

  • A very one-of-a-kind experience, and that’s saying something in Las Vegas!
  • The venue just opened in 2013 and not many weddings have been held there yet so there is an exclusivity to it
  • On top of the space, also included are: standard house lighting, 5′ round banquet tables  and standard ceremony chairs as available

Factor In

  • Excellent photo taking opportunities not only in the museum, but nearby in downtown Las Vegas, at The Smith Center and Symphony Park or in the arts district
  • Due to constraints on food and beverage licenses, you must use preferred vendors if you wish to serve food or liquor on the property. Vendors include Masterpiece Cuisine, Art of Catering by Vic Vegas, Divine Events and Liquid Courage and but are subject to change. Check with Discovery for the latest list
  • All decorations must be freestanding with no pins, nails, staples or tapes of any kind are permitted on any walls or floors inside DISCOVERY Children’s Museum. No birdseed, glitter or confetti and no pyrotechnics, haze/smoke/fog effects or decorative open flame (candles) are permissible
  • On the other hand, you won’t need much decoration. The space really is amazing!
Wedding Venues at DISCOVERY Children's Museum | LIttle Vegas Wedding

Reception Setup in Traveling Exhibit Hall

Wedding Venues at DISCOVERY Children's Museum | LIttle Vegas Wedding

Reception Setup at Traveling Exhibit Hall

Wedding Venues at DISCOVERY Children's Museum | LIttle Vegas Wedding

Fantasy Festival

Wedding Venues at DISCOVERY Children's Museum | LIttle Vegas Wedding

Ceremony Setup in Fantasy Festival

Wedding Venues at DISCOVERY Children's Museum | LIttle Vegas Wedding

S’mores bar setup by catering

Wedding Venues at DISCOVERY Children's Museum | LIttle Vegas Wedding

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 DISCOVERY Children’s Museum.

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