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5 Favorites: Museum Wedding Venues in Las Vegas

5 Best Museum Vegas Wedding Venues | Little Vegas Wedding

Today’s venue spotlight falls on my five favorite museum wedding venues in Las Vegas. I’ve always loved museum and gallery-style spaces, and Vegas has a number of beautifully modern venues perfect for hosting ceremonies and cocktail receptions. If you are looking for a loft-style or museum-inspired wedding space in Vegas, check out these options!

For more modern Las Vegas wedding venues, visit the Little Vegas Wedding Venue Guide.  See all posts in the 5 Favorites series here.

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Chihuly Gallery at Aria Las Vegas

Dale Chihuly is the artist responsible for that amazing glass sculpture inside Bellagio (and in a few other Strip hotels). He also has an ultra-modern gallery space at Aria featuring his incredible work in a contemporary setting. The gallery is well-suited for ceremonies as well as long-table style receptions for around 50 guests.

See real weddings at Aria featured on Little Vegas Wedding.

Photo: Sergio Mottola Photography

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The Boneyard at The Neon Museum

We can’t talk about museums without mentioning an incredible part of Las Vegas history: The Neon Museum! This outdoors walk-through museum is home to hundreds of neon signs from throughout Las Vegas history, providing an industrial-chic setting with a vintage backdrop for your vows. It’s popular for wedding photos, but getting married here (especially at night with the signs turned on) would be perfect for any Vegas, architecture or design fans.

See real weddings at The Neon Museum featured on Little Vegas Wedding.

Photo: Gin and Sake Productions

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

Discovery Children’s Museum

I think museums angled to kids are a fabulous space to get married in. They’re unique, playful and memorable! Las Vegas has the wonderful DISCOVERY Children’s Museum which features several different exhibit halls and stage venues perfect for a one-of-a-kind wedding. Who says getting married has to be an grownup affair, anyways?

See real weddings at DISCOVERY Children’s Museum featured on Little Vegas Wedding.

Photo: DISCOVERY Children’s Museum

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Origen Rotunda at Springs Preserve

Set on 180-acres just a few miles off The Strip, Springs Preserve is a museum featuring desert botanical gardens, family events, traveling exhibits, trails and — you guessed it — weddings. There is an amazing array of outdoor spaces and gardens, but the Origen Museum Rotunda is the most gallery-style space. It features a high vaulted ceiling, and a room ringed with kinetic granite sculptures floating on water and sculptured cattails, all etched with the names of museum donors.

See real weddings at the Bellagio fountains featured on Little Vegas Wedding.

Photo: The Springs Preserve

Mob Museum Vegas Wedding

The Mob Museum

Not only is The Mob Museum (National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement) a symbol representing a colorful part of Las Vegas history, it’s a fun place to get married! The architecturally important building (a former US Postal Office and federal courthouse) is a gorgeous reminder of the early days of Vegas and offers some unique venue spaces within, like an accurate replica courtroom.

See real weddings at The Mob Museum featured on Little Vegas Wedding.

Photo: Mob Museum

For more modern Las Vegas wedding venues, visit the Little Vegas Wedding Venue Guide.

See more posts in the 5 Favorites series here.

5 Favorites: Waterside Wedding Venues in Las Vegas

Best 5 Waterside Wedding Venues in Las Vegas | Little Vegas Wedd

Starting a new series for Little Vegas Wedding is always a lot of fun, so I am pleased to announce “5 Favorites!” It’s a new venue spotlight series that will be highlighting some of the prettiest and most popular wedding venues in Las Vegas.

Kicking the series off today is waterside wedding venues. Yes, that’s right. Las Vegas features some beautiful wedding venues with a gorgeous waterfront or waterside location…even one under water! There are lots of choices in the city, but here are five of my favorites for a waterside wedding in Vegas.

For more modern Las Vegas wedding venues, visit the Little Vegas Wedding Venue Guide.  See all posts in the 5 Favorites series here.

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Lotus Court at Westin Lake Las Vegas

Lotus Court at the Westin has an extraordinary location, boasting a view of Lake Las Vegas while being surrounded by fire features, fountains and tropical foliage. If you are seeking a traditional hotel setting with a Moroccan flair and lakeside setting, this is definitely a venue to consider. And if Lotus Court doesn’t fit the bill, Westin Lake Las Vegas features a few other lakeside venues and even a beach option!

See real weddings at Westin Lake Las Vegas featured on Little Vegas Wedding.

Photo: KMH Photography

Seascape Ballroom Wedding Reception Mandalay Bay

Seascape Ballroom at Mandalay Bay’s Shark Reef Aquarium

The Seascape Ballroom is a unique waterside wedding venue in Las Vegas: it’s actually under water! Located within the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, this venue will allow you to go under the sea with your guests as they watch sharks and other sealife swim past the reception. Incredible and unforgettable.

See real weddings at Mandalay Bay featured on Little Vegas Wedding.

Photo: Mandalay Bay

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Poolside at Four Seasons

The chic boutique Four Seasons Las Vegas is located within Mandalay Bay, giving it a very private feel. They happen to have an extraordinary poolside venue, popular for both wedding ceremonies and receptions. The elegant Fountain Terrace also features water in a tropical fountain waterfall and is popular for ceremonies or cocktail hours.

See real weddings at Four Seasons featured on Little Vegas Wedding.

Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography

Wedding at Hyde at Bellagio

Hyde Nightclub at Bellagio

Oh, those famous Bellagio fountains! The romance of this location ranks it highly for not only wedding ceremonies, but for engagements, too. Although the fountains and replica of Lake Como they are in can host weddings from many locations, get up close and personal with them inside the luxe Hyde Nightclub. The iconic fountains can be timed perfectly with your vows, dancing behind you as you share your first kiss.

See real weddings at the Bellagio fountains featured on Little Vegas Wedding.

Photo: Blushing Bride Studio

Lake Club at SouthShore | Little Vegas Wedding

The Lake Club at SouthShore Golf Club

Get married right on the water’s edge at The Lake Club at SouthShore, located at Lake Las Vegas. This venue hosts both ceremonies (particularly beautiful at sunset) and receptions next to a villa-style club house. Pair the wedding with a cocktail hour cruise for your guests to complete that nautical feeling!

See real weddings at Lake Las Vegas featured on Little Vegas Wedding.

Photo: The Lake Club at SouthShore

For more modern Las Vegas wedding venues, visit the Little Vegas Wedding Venue Guide.

See more posts in the 5 Favorites series here.

Photobooths for Your Vegas Wedding + a Giveaway!

Vegas Wedding Photobooth Fun

While hashtagging your wedding for people to post on social media is fun, do you know what’s even more fun? Setting up a real photobooth. With props. And custom logos and backgrounds. And a camera that won’t be at the mercy of low lighting, get blurry or run out of juice part way through the night.

Since their debut, photobooths have remained a fixture at many weddings, giving you and your guests a fun activity to do. And in the case of Las Vegas wedding, they can add yet another level of Sin City fun to your wedding night. Dress up the booth with Elvis sunglasses, huge blinged-out $ sign necklaces and feather boas for people to play with. Not convinced? Check out the photographic evidence…

Vegas Wedding Photobooth Contest | Little Vegas Wedding Lightweight, portable and fun, there’s a whole new generation of photobooths for your Vegas wedding. These photobooths even allow you to set them up in hotel suite receptions. Taylored Photo Memories has one of these amazing mobile photobooths which packs down to about the size of a suitcase, meaning that it can get up to your hotel wedding party without anyone knowing. (Except for all the fun photo evidence you have the next day!)

Taylored Photo Memories has a variety of packages for their modern wedding photobooth, but I like the Double Down Package best. It gives you the best bang for your buck as it includes:

  • delivery, setup and teardown
  • two hours of photobooth time
  • one print per photo session with three photos a strip
  • an on-site technician
  • custom print design that will match your wedding theme.
  • Also included? The fun part: props!

All this for $575. Add-ons are also available, including social media sharing, duplicate prints, a guestbook, different backdrops, additional time and more. Inquire for exact pricing or head here to see more example images.

What else is awesome about them? Well, of course, the high-quality camera and lighting equipment. But these booths also accommodate large groups (no more squeezing everyone in behind the curtain!) include many different backgrounds (including some Vegas landmarks) and on-site printing and help from an on-site attendant. Great when people start to enjoy the cocktails a little later into the night.

The Giveaway

To top off the awesomeness that are Taylored Photo Memories’ mobile Vegas wedding photobooths, they are also giving away a photobooth package to one lucky couple. Yup! You could win a photobooth for your Vegas wedding.

So what’s included with this prize?

  • two hours of photobooth fun
  • set up and tear down
  • on-site attendant
  • fun props and awesome photos!

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Vegas Wedding Photobooth Contest | Little Vegas Wedding

To Enter

Entering is easy. Just use the entry form below. (Don’t see it? Try here.)

You get extra entries if you use the form to tweet about the contest or if you Instagram a photo of you and your husband or wife-to-be (be sure to tag @tayloredphoto and use hashtag #vegasweddingphotobooth when you do so we can find it!)

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Contest Rules + Regulations

  • Contest closes: Midnight (Mountain Time zone) on November 14, 2014
  • This contest is open to international entrants, however any travel fees to Las Vegas and wedding reception costs are the responsibility of the couple and their guests.
  • The winning wedding date must take place between November 21 2014 and February 28 2015. Date subject to availability
  • Taylored Photo Memories reserves the right to substitute a similar prize of equivalent or greater value should the prize be unavailable. None of the prizes may be exchanged or transferred and there is no cash value
  • Copyright of publicity will belong to Taylored Photo Memories. Wedding photos may be featured on wedding blogs and sites in the future
  • Winner will be chosen at random from the entries received and notified via email within a week of contest closing date
  • Package includes: two hours of photobooth rental, props, an attendant, set-up and teardown, custom photo design with three photos a strip. Total prize value: approximately $575
  • The winner will be informed with in 72 hours of the contest close via email. The prize is not confirmed until you check if your date is available with Taylored Photo Memories

Ultimate Vegas Wedding Venue Guide: Restaurants for Small Receptions (Part Two: South Strip)

Every Monday this year we are highlighting a unique Vegas wedding venue in the Ultimate Vegas Wedding Guide! Today the focus is on restaurant receptions on the south Strip.

Restaurant receptions are common for many smaller Vegas weddings, as almost every Las Vegas restaurant offers some kind of private dining, and they make it easy to host a reception for 30 or fewer people. Instead of everyone swimming in a room that is too large for the group, these restaurants tailorsized their venues to smaller groups. You get all the benefits of the restaurant’s decor and location in addition to customized menus, the ambience, service and privacy.

Here are five of my favorite restaurants on the south end (and center) of The Strip for wedding receptions of up to 30 guests. You can read Part One: North Strip restaurants here.

For more suggestions, be sure to check out the Little Vegas Wedding venue guide restaurant listings or 140+ restaurants perfect for Vegas wedding receptions

Vegas Restaurant Receptions | Little Vegas Wedding

Border Grill — Mandalay Bay
(Caesars Palace Location: Opening September 2014)
It’s no secret I love Border Grill. Great Mexican food with a vibrant atmosphere and indoor and outdoor options: what’s not to love? The best options for smaller weddings are the Ciudad Dining Room (34 guests) or the covered outdoor Cantina Patio for up to 60 guests.

  • Breakfast, lunch, cocktail and dinner menus available.
  • Price per guest: $21-69
  • Dancefloor: Yes | Patio: Yes
  • See: Menus, Floorplans + Details
  • Cuisine Style: Mexican. Don’t miss: the Cadillac margaritas or chile relleno. Innovative action buffet stations for tacos, desserts and paella are available for banquets
  • Decor: Funky with bright colors and expansive windows overlooking the Mandalay Bay pools

Vegas Restaurant Receptions | Little Vegas Wedding

Verandah — Four Seasons Las Vegas
This intimate dining experience inside Verandah offers two private dining rooms for weddings: La Luna for up to 12, and La Sala for 26. The serene and calming atmosphere with views of the lush pool area cannot be beat.

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner menus available, served à la carte, buffet or family-style.
  • Price per guest: Contact venue for current pricing
  • Dancefloor: No | Patio: Yes (for larger parties)
  • See: Menus, Floorplans + Details
  • Cuisine Style: Italian. Don’t miss: the housemade pastas! Gluten free menu options are available.
  • Decor: Tropical country club chic

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Aureole — Mandalay Bay
Aureole is a breathtaking restaurant inside Mandalay Bay a world unto itself. A four-story wine tower, outdoor garden and fountain area with swans and modern cuisine make it unforgettable, like a secret garden. The terrace hosts up to 40 guests while the Center Room hosts up to 30.

  • Price per guest: $85-120, bar packages from $25 an hour
  • Dancefloor: No | Patio: Yes (for larger groups)
  • See: Menus, Floorplans + Details
  • Cuisine Style: New American. Don’t miss: Charlie Palmer’s signature French Onion soup. Tasting menus and wine pairings from their extensive list are available
  • Decor: Modern, with natural light from oversized windows overlooking Swan Court
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Boardroom at Jean Georges

Jean-Georges Steakhouse — Aria Las Vegas
A classic steakhouse inside Aria, Jean-Georges is a masculine space (as you might expect for a steakhouse) with two options for wedding receptions: a 20 seat boardroom and 12 seat chef’s table.

  • Cocktail receptions and dinner menus available.
  • Price per guest: $30-165 
  • Dancefloor: No | Patio: No
  • See: Menus, Floorplans + Details
  • Cuisine Style: Modern Steakhouse with an Asian twist. Don’t miss: broiled bone marrow or black truffle and comté fritters. A/V equipment for slideshows is available
  • Decor: Sleek and chic with dark woods, metal details and bull accents

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Mon Ami Gabi — Paris Las Vegas
The French bistro Mon Ami Gabi offers a fantastic view of the Bellagio fountains or the Eiffel Tower replica. Two private dining rooms accommodation up to 24 at a long table and Cafe Halle for up to 40 guests. There are also semi-private options.

  • Lunch, brunch, cocktail receptions and dinner menus available.
  • Price per guest: $25-75
  • Dancefloor: No | Patio: Yes (for larger weddings)
  • See: Menus, Floorplans + Details
  • Cuisine Style: French Steakhouse. Don’t miss: steak frites
  • Decor: Classic bistro with red velvet drapes, and rich woods. Linens, candles, menus and table numbers included in private event rentals

Get inspired with these real Vegas weddings with restaurant receptions. 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!

Ultimate Vegas Wedding Venue Guide: Restaurants for Small Receptions (Part One: North Strip)

Every Monday this year we are highlighting a unique Vegas wedding venue in the Ultimate Vegas Wedding Guide! Today the focus is on restaurants for private wedding receptions on the north end of The Strip.

Restaurant receptions are common for many smaller Vegas weddings, as almost every Las Vegas restaurant offers some kind of private dining, and they make it easy to host a reception for 30 or fewer people. Instead of everyone swimming in a room that is too large for the group, these restaurants tailorsized their venues to smaller groups. You get all the benefits of the restaurant’s decor and location in addition to customized menus, the ambience, service and privacy.

Here are six of my favorite restaurants on the north end of The Strip for wedding receptions of up to 30 guests. Stay tuned next Monday for Part Two which covers South and Center Strip restaurants.

For more suggestions, be sure to check out the Little Vegas Wedding venue guide restaurant listings or 140+ restaurants perfect for Vegas wedding receptions

Vegas Restaurant Receptions | Little Vegas Wedding Barrymore — at The Royal Resort
The Barrymore is a taste of the luxurious lounges of Las Vegas past. Their Gold and Blue rooms will host larger parties of up to 65, but the patio with a fireplace is perfect for 27 guests and offers a view looking north.

  • Customizable menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner and service options such as sommeliers, tastings, and pairings are available.
  • Price per guest: From $30
  • Dancefloor: No | Patio: Yes
  • See: Menus, Floorplans + Details
  • Cuisine Style: New American. Don’t miss the Hefeweizen mini-cupcakes or lobster mac and cheese! They can also accommodate vegetarian, vegan, and raw menus.
  • Decor: Retro glam meets modern comforts with beige, blue and deep brown palette (and a touch of gold!)
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left: Point Room, right: Bocuse Room at Bouchon

Bouchon — Venetian Las Vegas Venezia Tower
A variety of different private dining options include the Point Room for 14 or Bocuse for up to 20 on a long table or 48 at square tables. If you love French cuisine, Keller’s Bouchon is a place you must consider for your reception.

  • Price per guest: $2500 food & beverage minimum (ample for 20 guests)
  • Dancefloor: No | Patio: Yes (for larger weddings)
  • See: Menus, Floorplans + Details
  • Cuisine Style: French Bistro. Don’t miss: seafood or the pastries! The dedicated in-house pastry team can also create the wedding cake of your dreams for you
  • Decor: Classic Parisian bistro with dark woods, tile floor and elevated ceiling. An attached patio is secluded and lovely

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Postrio Bar & Grill — Venetian Las Vegas
One of Wolfgang Puck’s many Las Vegas outposts, Postrio‘s private banquet room I will host up to 60 guests at rounds or up to 20 at one long table. The chefs cycle the banquet menu seasonally (rare to find) and pair dishes with custom cocktails. This is one of the few spaces for smaller weddings that can accommodate a dance floor. 

  • Price per guest: From $25
  • Dancefloor: Yes | Patio: No
  • See: Menus, Floorplans + Details
  • Cuisine Style: American Casual. Don’t miss: the wood fired pizzas.  In-house pastry chefs will take care of the wedding cake for you. Brunch, lunch and dinner menus available as well as a passed appetizer cocktail reception with butler-served pizzas, hors d’oeuvres and desserts.
  • Decor: Stylish and contemporary with a minimal design. Brown woods, olive green leather and abstract art depicting Vitamin C crystals magnified 100,000 times bring in bright splashes of color in the private dining areas. Postrio provides a sign-in table and white linens.
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Clockwise from top left at Maggiano’s Las Vegas: Patio, Barolo, DiCarlo

Maggiano’s Patio — Fashion Show Mall
Maggiano’s is a favorite with Vegas wedding receptions because of its great location, service and pricing. The patio will host up to 24 at round tables, while Barolo Room can hold 14 and DiCarlo up to 30.

  • Cocktail, plated and family style service available, as well as lunch and brunch menus.
  • Price per guest: $41.95-87.95, some packages including four hours bar service. Children’s pricing available
  • Dancefloor: Yes (but not in the smaller rooms) | Patio: Yes
  • See: Menus, Floorplans + Details
  • Cuisine Style: Italian Classics. Don’t miss: the rigatoni or gnocchi. iPod docks, TV screens and microphones available for a cost, upgrades include custom pasta stations, carving stations, dessert and sweet tables, sundae bars, signature cocktails and toasts.
  • Decor: Masculine dining room with wood accents and large windows overlooking The Strip
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Il Moro at Canaletto

Canaletto — Venetian Grand Canal Shoppes
Il Moro (hosts 28 guests) at Canaletto overlooks the replica St. Mark’s Square at Venetian through large open archways while San Marco offers a more intimate space for up to 12 guests.

  • Lunch and dinner receptions available. Price per guest: $45-85 
  • Dancefloor: No | Patio: No
  • See: Menus, Floorplans + Details
  • Cuisine Style: Venetian Italian. Don’t miss: homemade breads or ravioli
  • Decor: Venetian steakhouse with murals, thick draperies and views of the Grand Canal Shoppes

Vegas Restaurant Receptions | Little Vegas Wedding

DB Brasserie — Venetian Las Vegas
Daniel Boulud has made his return to Las Vegas! Two rooms at DB Brasserie, Rhone and Saone, will accommodate up to 20 wedding guests each at rounds or one long tables. Together, the rooms will seat 45. Each room is equipped with an i-pod dock for your wedding playlist. Floral arrangements (from $75 a table), audio-visual set ups, custom table linens, and decor services are also available.

  • Lunch, cocktail and dinner menus available.
  • Price per guest: $25-125. Open bar $40 per person per hour
  • Dancefloor: No | Patio: No
  • See: Menu, Floorplans + Details
  • Cuisine Style: American-French Bistro. Don’t miss: Croque Monsieur, pâté, coq au vin. An in-house sommelier can provide wine pairings for your menu
  • Decor: Modern French bistro with jazzy lighting, windows and wood accents

Get inspired with these real Vegas weddings with restaurant receptions. 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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