Perched on top of Mandalay Bay’s tower is the House of Blues Foundation Room. This showstopper of a venue was the location McKenzy and Cole chose for their wedding ceremony and reception. Feminine pinks and Champagne colors paired with the deep, exotic interior of the Foundation Room. The bridal portraits taken inside are super dramatic and moody.
Then of course, there is that spectacular view from the rooftop. If you are looking for a skyhigh venue for an outdoor ceremony, you should definitely consider Foundation Room as an option.
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The day started out in McKenzy’s Flamingo hotel room, where she, and her closest girl friends and family were primping and getting ready for the day. I knew it was going to be a fun day, all the girls were already laughing, taking pics and having a good time. We travelled via limo down the Strip to Mandalay Bay, where we made our way to the Foundation Room on the top level of the hotel which looks straight up the Strip. The view was incredible! The vibe of the Foundation Room is unreal, and unlike anything else I’ve seen in Vegas. The walls look to be made of hand-carved wood, as well as having woven displays of bejewelled cloth hangings all around.
The ceremony was gorgeous and casual. Guests were seated on lounge chairs on the patio, while the couple and their wedding party stood in front of an ornate fireplace decorated with jewels and peach floral displays, matching the couple’s wedding color scheme. The coolest part of the ceremony was that it wasn’t too big, with a lot of guests so you had this awesome intimate space, all while looking overlooking the entire Strip. Following their vows, the same space was transformed into a lounge area for their reception. The couple and their closest friends and family danced the night away until it was time to depart for some more late night partying on Fremont Street.
VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :
PHOTOGRAPHER . The Amberlight Collective
CEREMONY + RECEPTION VENUE . Patio at Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay
FLORAL . Naakiti Floral Design Inc. / BRIDAL FASHION . dress – Allure Bridals, shoes – Aldo / TRANSPORTATION . Enterprise Exotics
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Every Monday this year we are highlighting a unique Vegas wedding venue in the Ultimate Vegas Wedding Guide! Today has to be one of my favorite venues ever for eclectic, music loving couples: the House of Blues and Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay!
House of Blues and Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay
3950 S Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas | 702.632.6932
Capacity: Up to 400 | Indoor + Outdoor Sites Available | Hosts: Ceremonies + Receptions
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The House of Blues is a restaurant situated on the casino floor of Mandalay Bay while the Foundation Room is a private club perched up on the 43rd floor of the hotel, with one of the best views in Las Vegas. Although perhaps better known for concerts, their Gospel Brunch and other musically inclined events, the House of Blues and Foundation Room offer unique spaces for wedding ceremonies and receptions, as well as creative catering.
All events are taken care of by Live Nation Entertainment and on-site services include food & beverage, entertainment, production and an event design team. Daytime and evening events are available.
Crossroads Ceremony at House of Blues
House of Blues offers a more folk-art style of decor, with an indoor courtyard and skylights. Because of the concert element, there are a few staged areas and lighting and production equipment is available. Music Hall, Courtyard Restaurant, New Orleans Room, Napoleon Deck and Crossroads Room comprise the options available at House of Blues. All venues are indoors. The smallest space hosts up to 36, while an entire buyout is 400.
Shangri La at Foundation Room Ceremony
The exclusive members only Foundation Room provides a stunning rooftop view up The Strip in addition to gothic and a more exotic decor and theme with thick draping and carpets, antique artifacts and deep rich tones and woods. If you can tear your eyes from the view, gold leaf ceiling and chandeliers complete the luxe look. Venue options here include: Foundation Dining Room, Mandalay Patio and Shangri-La Room as well as a few smaller rooms like the Gothic and 1856. This mix of indoor and outdoor venues host more intimate weddings, with different configurations suitable for 60 to 110 people.
Pricing + Catering
Venue rental fees start at $2500 with a food and beverage minimum. Menus can be provided for cocktail receptions, brunches, lunches, and both seated and buffet dinners. Creole and Cajun cuisine is a strong point, and interesting offerings include voodoo shrimp, catfish, jambalaya or southern style buffet breakfast spreads. More traditional catering options are available, as well.
- There are very few venues on The Strip that afford such an amazing view as the Foundation Room
- Mandalay Bay offers a variety of other ceremony venues if you wish to only host your reception at House of Blues or Foundation Room
- House of Blues and Foundation Room are independent from the Mandalay Bay wedding packages, so you will be able to bring in your own photographer for ceremony and reception
- The exotic decor of the Foundation Room really speaks for itself and may not require much additional decoration
- Seriously though, that view…
Real Weddings at House of Blues and Foundation Room
Mandalay Bay Patio at Foundation Room
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 House of Blues Las Vegas
From Thomas Ashley Photography comes this fun and funky destination wedding at the House of Blues! Matt and Laura met online and then met in person, after she asked him to their first face to face meeting. The rest was history, and their wedding brought together friends and family from across America, joining together to have some Vegas style wedding fun!
Pre-wedding ceremony the wedding party did some fun group shots around Town Square and enjoyed a frozen yogurt treat, then headed to nearby Mandalay Bay for the ceremony and reception inside the House of Blues. The wedding featured blue details (including a beautiful vintage brooch bouquet and sparkly blue shoes) and the eclectic decor at the House of Blues.
The bride and groom had their guests sign a JENGA guestbook and provided “gambler’s emergency kits” as favors, as well as distributing fun props to use in photos including the imperative Elvis sunglasses, wig and attitude. The shoes came off and the party got started! Check out the rest of the wedding below…
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Wedding & Reception Venue: House of Blues at Mandalay Bay / Photographer: Thomas Ashley Photography / Transport: Bell Trans / Wedding Dress: Maggie Soterro
I love Matt’s Star Trek cufflinks!
Love this idea for a guestbook – a set of JENGA, with messages from your guests written on each block. Then, when you play with your mate or friends later, you can read them all.
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