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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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Today’s venue spotlight falls on my five favorite rooftop wedding venues in Las Vegas. On Strip or off Strip, the city is full of amazing viewpoints with romantic sparkly lights and a birds eye view of one of the busiest streets in America. Great views from stunning heights, here are five of my favorite venues for gettin’ high at your wedding in Las Vegas.
For more modern Las Vegas wedding venues, visit the Little Vegas Wedding Venue Guide. See all posts in the 5 Favorites series here and check out all the Vegas wedding venues with gorgeous views right here.
House of Blues Foundation Room, Mandalay Bay
This venue perched 43 floors up at the top of Mandalay Bay has an incredible view north up the Strip from one of the most southern hotels upon it. With intimate indoor venues an option, the one I like best is the Mandalay Patio with an open air view that will bring gasps to your wedding guests. (And those scared of heights to their knees, possibly.) Simply stunning.
See real weddings at House of Blues/Foundation Room featured on Little Vegas Wedding.
One Six Sky Lounge at Eastside Cannery
An off Strip casino and hotel, the jewel in its crown is the 16th floor ballroom/nightclub called One Six Sky Lounge perfect for private events. More than 300 guests can catch sweeping views of north Las Vegas and the Strip from the floor to ceiling windows and enjoy the modern lounge-like atmosphere accessed via private elevator.
See real weddings at Eastside Cannery featured on Little Vegas Wedding.
VooDoo Lounge at Rio
Another off Strip view vantage point, VooDoo Lounge at Rio Hotel and Suites offer the usual range of hotel ballrooms and amenities the VooDoo lounge, 51 stories up really shines. Your wedding ceremony can be set against a panoramic view from an open air bar looking at The Strip, but must place between 10am and 2pm, with a 75 guest maximum. Receptions are a possibility, but again, must take place during the day, as the bar is so popular at night.
See more wedding venues with fabulous views here.
Skyview 510 at Tahiti Village
One of the more economical choices for a wedding in Vegas, Tahiti Village is a timeshare just south of the Strip. It offers a beautiful view of the nearby airport as well as the neon and lights of the Strip in the distance. Skyview 510 is a traditional ballroom with two attached patios for up to 100 guests is on the 10th floor, so it is high…but not too high!
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High Roller at The LINQ
The newest sky-high wedding venue in Las Vegas, the supersized Ferris wheel offers quickie wedding ceremonies from one of the 28 modern observation pods. Say your I Dos from 520 feet in the sky (currently the world’s tallest observation wheel) before you come back down to Earth again. The least expensive packages start from $2145.
See real weddings at the High Roller featured on Little Vegas Wedding.
For more sky-high wedding venues option in Las Vegas, visit the Little Vegas Wedding Venue Guide. Or read more posts in the 5 Favorites series, including Vegas gardens, museums and more.
Photos: Joseph De Palma, Mandalay Bay, Eastside Cannery, Hotels.com, Tahiti Village and Lindsay Collette Photography.
Today’s wedding pairs the gorgeous Mandalay Bay chapel with a little touch of desert beauty. Together they make an amazing combination for Amanda and Daniel’s Vegas wedding. With a classic black and white and red color theme and rose accents this wedding was filled with little touches of old Hollywood glamour.
As you know Mandalay Bay is an MGM property, and they do not allow outside photography of their wedding ceremonies, so there are no ceremony photos in this post, but the photos of getting ready and the amazing bridal portraits were too gorgeous not to share. I’m totally in love with Amanda’s dress!
WHY LAS VEGAS?
We chose Las Vegas for something different and exciting. Daniel and I had never been there together. We are both people that live to go out, have fun and just enjoy life. What better way then to start a new chapter in Las Vegas than getting married?
THE CEREMONY — Mandalay Bay
We chose Mandalay Bay for the beauty of the place. They were also so open to concerns and answering our questions. It just felt like they really cared about making our day as special as possible.
THE RECEPTION — Buca di Beppo at Excalibur
Our celebration dinner was with the 40 family and friends that attended our special day. We had it at Buca di Beppo located in Excalibur.
Our desert photoshoot was absolutely amazing. We had an awesome photographer that had mentioned the idea to us and we thought it would be something totally different then just having regular ceremony pictures. It had rained the night before and the clouds were just not lifting enough to get the exact photos that we wanted in the morning. As we drove out the the desert around 4pm the fog had lifted just enough to capture amazing shots of the two of us.
VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :
PHOTOGRAPHER . Leandra Elaine Photography
CEREMONY VENUE . Mandalay Bay Chapel
RECEPTION VENUE . Buca di Beppo, Excalibur
WEDDING PLANNER . Ashley Brilman / FLORAL . Mandalay Bay / CATERING . Buca di Beppo / BRIDAL FASHION . dress – Jovani / HAIR + MAKEUP . Fairytale Hair and Makeup / GROOMSWEAR . Men’s Wearhouse /
Kassandra and Sean began as many of you do, planning a wedding at home. Disappointed by the venue selection available to them there, they eventually decided to host a destination wedding in one of their favorite places: Las Vegas!
Despite never having seen Valley of the Falls in person, this brave couple booked it and saw it for the first time on their wedding day. Like many others, they fell in love with the romantic, tropical and private atmosphere and it turned out to be the perfect spot for their Vegas wedding. A pink and white theme prevailed for the ceremony, with the party continuing into the night in a Vista suite high above the Vegas Strip.
WHY LAS VEGAS?
We chose Las Vegas because it is one of our favorite places. We have shared some of our best memories there. After searching for about six months for the perfect wedding venue in Oregon, I started looking into a destination weddings and fell in love with the Valley of the Falls the moment I saw a picture of it and knew this would be the perfect plan for us.
THE CEREMONY — VALLEY OF THE FALLS, MANDALAY BAY
We used the Valley of the Falls at Mandalay Bay for the ceremony, which was perfect. I also went through one of their wedding coordinators, Mariel Serra, who was amazing. I never saw the venue before I walked down the aisle and everything turned out more perfect than I could have ever imagined. Mariel was quick to respond to all emails and calls and kept me informed of everything and made my ceremony go perfectly without ever having a rehearsal. She was very organized and made me feel at ease, on what could have been a stressful day. My wedding package with Mandalay Bay also included the officiant, who did an amazing job and the floral. The photography and videography was done by Cashman Photography.
THE RECEPTION — VISTA SUITE, MANDALAY BAY
We got the Vista suite for the reception, which fit our small group perfectly and had the most amazing views of the Las Vegas Strip. Our ceremony was very laid back and just consisted of dancing, cocktails and a light dinner that we had catered. Our cake and cupcakes came from the Retro Bakery, which turned out perfect and they also delivered it to the resort. My hair and makeup was done at the Bellagio Salon. I chose this salon because my friend’s sister works there and I am very glad I did.
The thing that stood out the most to me about this experience was the lack of stress I felt. I have in a couple weddings where things have been very hectic and unorganized and I almost felt as if I was missing something because everything went so smoothly and perfect.
LAS VEGAS WEDDING TIPS FROM KASSANDRA + SEAN
Do NOT plan your bachelor and bachelorette parties the night before the wedding. A lot of our friends and family flew in the night before the wedding so we decided it would be a good night for it, but not everyone was feeling up to par the next day for our reception, so that is something that I wish would have gone different. I also wish I would have had more pictures taken at the reception, as we did not have the photographer for that.
GUESTCOUNT + BUDGET
We had about 22 people at our wedding which ended up costing us around $7,500 for everything.
VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :
PHOTOGRAPHER . Cashman Photo (with personal photos)
CEREMONY VENUE . Valley of the Falls, Mandalay Bay
RECEPTION VENUE . Vista Suite, Mandalay Bay
WEDDING PLANNER . Mandalay Bay / FLORAL . Mandalay Bay / CAKE . Retro Bakery / HAIR + MAKEUP . Bellagio Spa + Salon
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.
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 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
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
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
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.