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Ultimate Vegas Wedding Venue Guide: Cactus Joe’s Blue Diamond Nursery and Chapel

Every Monday this year we are highlighting a unique Vegas wedding venue in the Ultimate Vegas Wedding Guide! You’ll find today’s hidden gem at a garden center named Cactus Joe’s, en route to Red Rock Canyon in south Las Vegas.

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Cactus Joe’s Blue Diamond Nursery + Wedding Chapel

http://www.cactusjoeslasvegas.com/
12740 Blue Diamond Road, Las Vegas | 702.875.1968
Capacity: Up to 14 in the chapel, more for receptions | Indoor + Outdoor Sites Available | Hosts: Ceremonies + Receptions
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Just the Deets
Cactus Joe’s is a garden center and nursery, but it’s a unique one. Set on 7.5 acres of desert gardens selling large cacti, rocks, pottery and garden furniture and art is a very rustic wedding chapel. The venue is overlooking the mountains further south of Las Vegas in Blue Diamond, and is a very whimsical and eclectic venue with a southwestern theme. And don’t forget all the animals (mostly rescue cats and dogs) running around the grounds.

The chapel is something out of the Old West, and is a very adorable (read: tiny) chapel made out of wood. The chapel holds just 14 guests, but the grounds could host a reception of many more people.

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What’s Special?

The woman who toured me around the grounds told a very charming story about “Lindsay Low-ham”, the resident pig at Cactus Joe’s, who made a guest appearance at a wedding in the chapel one time. She thought it was fortunate the German couple getting hitched there thought it was good luck. I thought it was completely charming and memorable!

This location is very near to Red Rock Canyon and would make for some fantastic photo opportunities before or after the wedding. Of course there are also some fabulous photo spots in the nursery — 7.5 acres with over 2,000 plants including some amazingly huge cacti make sure of that.

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Factor In

I’ve held off on publishing this venue because unfortunately it’s been hard to get answers to some questions about the property. The contacts I was given for people who officiate weddings at Cactus Joe’s did not seem to garner any response to my questions for ceremony pricing. Your best bet is to call Cactus Joe’s directly if you have your heart set on this venue.

Double check their hours of operation. In the summers, they sometimes close down mid-week.

You will also need to arrange for your own catering and rentals if you would like to host a reception here. A wedding planner is advised.

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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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Laren and Sam’s Homegrown Wedding at Gilcrease Orchard from Dennis Dayrit Photography

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Sometimes I’m not sure how I get so lucky, getting to feature the most creative, amazing couples who bring in so many personal details and DIY elements into their weddings. Laren and Sam’s wedding on a bright, sunny day at Las Vegas’s Gilcrease Orchard, photographed by Dennis Dayrit, is no exception.

Be wowed again and again by the bright pops of apple red, the gorgeous setting and the emotional moments at this rustic orchard wedding! Almost every detail of their wedding was handmade by themselves or by loved ones. As Laren, the bride, wrote: “It’s like that saying, it takes a village to raise a child, well it took a village to plan this wedding. We had so much help from our friends and family. People came out to help set up, cook, clean, prep, and design. I have the best friends and family.” If you want to see more of Laren’s creativity, be sure to check out her blog, The Little Lion Girl!

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The Ceremony
Gilcrease Orchard was an amazing setting for the ceremony and a Godsend. We knew we wanted an outdoor wedding but we were having a lot of trouble finding a venue. I had thought that I could use a picnic site from a camping venue only to find out that it wouldn’t be possible only a month before the wedding. That was my mini-wedding meltdown. I think everyone has one. So we emailed a few places, the lodge at Mt. Charleston, Springs Preserve, The Farm, and Floyd Lamb Park to name a few. We knew right away that Gilcrease was it.

Mark, the director, gave us a tour and when he walked us down that aisle through the apple trees it was like magic. We somehow found this little piece of heaven a few miles from home. Everything happens for a reason I suppose.

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DIY Details
My mother passed away almost six years ago and before she died we talked about if I ever got married and how we would style it. She was an artist, which is where I got my Photoshop skills from, and told me that if I ever got married it needed to be really unique. She advised that I have no flowers and just do something out of the ordinary but fun. So when I was planning my wedding I kept thinking back to that.

Instead of flowers, and my bridesmaids and I carried umbrellas. Tablescapes had handpainted and dyed bottles and vintage tins from my mother-in-law’s home, filled with an assortment of different plants and feathers. We covered the tables in butcher paper and put pencils everywhere so people would draw on them.

I made my own dress and it cost less than $150, with a red striped belt that was a ribbon from Jo-anns. I designed all the invitations on Photoshop, printed them out on card stock and hand addressed them myself. The music was also all done by me just using good old iTunes and different playlists.

My husband and I built the wedding arch and wrapped it with twigs from a tree that had fallen down in a storm in my in-laws backyard. We also built the keg stand/bar with the help of my father-in-law. All of the candles and soy melt favors came from my dad and stepmom’s candle company, Collective Scents.

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The Reception
All the food was of course homemade. My amazing aunt cooked tons of chili a few nights before and we reheated it in big pots on portable burners. My sweet mother-in-law baked cornbread and after our disaster with the desserts threw together some batches of cookies and chocolate dipped strawberries and even had one of her friends make some cakes in jars, which got rave reviews.

The drinking jars were all ordered online and covered with chalkboard heart stickers that I cut out myself and the plates were all old pie tins that we collected over a year and a half with the help of friends. My in-laws built the photo booth area with the vintage doors and supplied all the dress-up items for the photos from their antique booth at Charleston Antique Mall. When our guests showed up they took photos with an Instamax and that turned into our guestbook. The day was such a success and my friends and family still talk about how much fun it was. I’ve even had requests for a repeat night!

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Memorable Moments
I have so many amazing memories that its hard to pick just one. My 3-year-old niece who was my flower girl calling me a princess. Our groomsman Joe pulling out a unicorn mask and taking shots through it. One of my best friends surprising us with a floating candle ceremony where we lit candles for each other and the people we love and placed them in the pool. Being surprised with our cake. The funny butt picture of all the guys.

Two nights before the wedding my best friend, her fiancé, and brother all came over to help make desserts. It was a nightmare. The only dessert that survived to the wedding was the candied apples. We even tried to put together a cake and it was so poorly done that it ended up falling over. I laughed to tears. Some things are just better saved for the professionals. In the end her mom and dad, who are very much like my own parents surprised us with an adorable two layer cake from Albertsons that looked like a much better version of the cake that fell over. We topped it with a paper cut-out cake topper that was an homage to the haunted mansion. I had to have Disney thrown in my wedding somewhere.

But I think my all time favorite memory was the way my husband had to stop and take a moment just to cry as he was saying his vows, it was the most touching and overwhelming thing I’ve ever been a part of. I hope that everyone gets a chance to feel that loved. This was definitely a wedding put together with love.

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Vendor Love
Angie Kelly of Peachy Keen Unions was our officiant and she was such a pleasure to work with. She was quick to respond, showed up on time and helped pull everything together and she delivered such a beautiful ceremony. I would recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant. And I can’t forget my photographer! The amazing Dennis Dayrit. His pictures were exactly what we were looking for, and his prices were insane. This guy can’t be beat.

Laren + Sam’s Budget and Guestlist
We were on a very strict budget. We were expecting around 200 people and had to stay under $10,000 for everything including the honeymoon, but I wasn’t willing to compromise on what I wanted for price so I made almost everything by hand.

Vendor and Venue Details: 

Photographer: Dennis Dayrit Photography // Ceremony + Reception Venue: Gilcrease Orchard, Las Vegas // Wedding Dress: DIY by the Bride // Hair: Friend of the Bride // Makeup: By the Bride // Catering: Homemade, Alcohol from CostcoTotal Wine & More // Cake: Albertsons // Celebrant: Angie Kelly of Peachy Keen Unions // Stationery: Designed by the Bride // Chair and Table Rentals: RSVP Party Rentals // Vintage Furniture: Charleston Antique Mall // Portapotties: All American Waste Services // Candles: Collective Scents // Umbrellas: eBay // Suspenders: eBay

Anna and Jordan’s Warm, Rustic Elopement at Eldorado Canyon from Gaby J Photography

Ghost Town Wedding | Gaby J Photography | Little Vegas Wedding Anna and Jordan are from Up North. And yes, I mean Canada, but I do mean even FURTHER up north: the Yukon! Even for Canadians like me that’s “Up North.”

Escaping from the deepest, darkest parts of winter, they landed in Las Vegas for their intimate wedding at Eldorado Canyon. Their elopement was very rustic, surrounded by desert landscaping and the vintage charm of the ghost town there. Touches of soft gray and purple pulled it all together along with some lovely light captured by Gaby J Photography. Pretty far removed from the snowy tundra, eh?

I cannot believe Anna and Jordan pulled off this wedding without visiting the Las Vegas before. I do hope they are able to return and celebrate their anniversary with their daughter in the future!

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Why Anna + Jordan Chose Las Vegas
We are actually from Whitehorse, Yukon, so it was an easy decision to elope somewhere warmer. When we flew home from our honeymoon, it was 93 degrees F and when we arrived home in Whitehorse it was -30 degrees F, yes minus 30! (all in the same day = a bit of a system shock.)

We also have a two-year-old daughter, so we wanted to elope somewhere that would allow for a quick and cost efficient ceremony, while allowing us to get back home to our daughter without having spent a lot of money but not missing out on our dream wedding day.

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Why Eldorado Canyon?
I came across Eldorado Canyon while doing online research and we loved the variety of the location mixed with the shabby chic theme. I then continued the theme throughout the rest of our day. I used my step-mothers wedding dress that she married my dad just months before and incorporated a birdcage veil and burlap headpiece to bring a more vintage feel to my attire.

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The Ceremony
We wanted a simple ceremony to capture our commitment, and that was more than met with Angie Kelly of Peachy Keen Unions. Angie created the most beautiful ceremony for us, we could not have asked for anyone better.

Upon arrival at Eldorado Canyon, we were asked where we wanted to perform the ceremony, of course not having been there we didn’t know what to expect, but Angie suggested the attic of the old barn on the property and there was no hesitation from us. Our photographer, Gaby, was our witness, so it was just the few of us in the attic of the barn and it felt as if time stood still while we committed ourselves to each other.

(Their reception was an intimate dinner for two in a restaurant overlooking the Bellagio fountains)

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Memorable Moments
Just days before our wedding it occurred to me that I would not have anyone with me to help tie the back of my corset-style wedding dress. I emailed Gaby in tears, not knowing what to do. Gaby simply asked for me to send a photo of the back of the dress so she could learn how to tie it for me and would do so on my wedding day. I felt so so relieved as we already had cancelled and delayed flights and hotels days prior so this moment was my breaking point. She made me feel so much better knowing that I had that support.

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Anna + Jordan’s #1 Tip for Other Couples Eloping to Vegas 
One tip would be that I wish that had not been my first time in Las Vegas. I wanted to enjoy our time the few days leading up to our wedding, but we spent most of our time trying to find my husband’s attire and last minute things and not knowing Las Vegas we managed to waste too much time trying to find our way around. We will have to come back when there is nothing to be planned so we can enjoy the city and relax.

I also think it is important to create a bond with the people that will be involved in your wedding day, even if it is an elopement. I had a certain feeling when I talked to Gaby and I knew that we just clicked. Same as Angie right down to the ladies that did my hair and make-up. It is important to be on the same page and feel that they can accept the ideas that you have for your day and want to bring it to life with you.

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Vendor and Venue Details: 

Photographer: Gaby J Photography / Ceremony Venue: Nelson’s Landing at Eldorado Canyon / Wedding Dress: Heirloom / Hair + Makeup: Amelia C & Co. / Floral: Naakiti Floral Design / Celebrant: Angie Kelly of Peachy Keen Unions

Ultimate Vegas Wedding Venue Guide: The Smith Center

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The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

http://www.thesmithcenter.com/
361 Symphony Park Avenue | 702.749.2000
Capacity: Up to 1,200 | Indoor + Outdoor Sites Available | Hosts: Ceremonies + Receptions
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Every Monday this year we are highlighting a unique Vegas wedding venue in the Ultimate Vegas Wedding Guide! Today it’s the elegant, vintage venues of The Smith Center near downtown Las Vegas.

Just the Deets
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is one of Las Vegas’s most unique remarkable venues, and is mainly a world class theatre and concert venue that just happens to host weddings from time to time. The Smith Center boasts a number of features including packages with rentals included, well-appointed halls with incredible architectural details in limestone, bronze and wood. The art-deco style architecture, inspired by the design of the nearby Hoover Dam, was designed to evoke a sense of the 1920s & 1930s.

Indoor and outdoor spaces are available, and as one might expect for a theatre venue, there are grand stages and awesome acoustics. The venue offers configurations that can accommodate wedding parties as intimate as seven guests, all the way up to grand affairs for 1,200. You can view floorplans and capacity details here.

Venue fees for exclusive use of the Reynolds Hall, Grand Lobby, Mezzanine and Upper Lobby: $6,500. The Courtyard, Symphony Park and Troesh Studio Theater are $4,500.

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What’s Special?
Each venue is incredibly unique and range from the intimate to the grand, including a jazz club complete with a second balcony level, a grand lobby with marble flooring and steel accents as well as two outdoor locations which are stunning. The sound and views were carefully considered when designing each of the spaces. Some rooms even have windows or balconies with views looking at downtown Las Vegas or Symphony Park, others have elaborate staging and lighting set-ups sure to make your grand wedding a very memorable affair.

Venues include:

  • Reynolds Hall: Reynolds Hall which has 2,056 seats is the largest of the venues, and the stage, where events are held, can hold 500 (seated) or 580 (standing)
  • The Grand Lobby: The lobby attached to Reynolds Hall is a grand open space with two floors. The first floor features a grand stairway. This beautiful awe inspiring space holds 500 (standing) 280 (seated)
  • Troesh Studio Theatre: A very flexible studio space with windows, built in dance floor and large theatrical screens, this venue  can hold 240 (seated) or 300 (standing)
  • Cabaret Jazz: A 3,700 square foot dual floored room with screen and stage built to hold live music events, 244 (seated) or 272 (standing) The second level offers a birds eye view of the lower floor and would make for fantastic photo opportunities
  • Courtyard (outdoors): 6,200 square feet of outdoor space connects Reynolds Hall and the Boman Pavilion and offers a wind protected space surrounded by architecture and foliage. 280 (seated) or 620 (standing)
  • Mezzanine Lounge: 1,500 square feet can host up to 50 (seated) or 100 standing people on the second floor of the Grand Lobby
  • Founders Room: This small, uniquely decorated room with burgundy and wood details on the second floor of the Grand Lobby overlooks Symphony Park and Boman Pavilion. It’s great for smaller parties, but can host up to 60 seated guests
  • Upper Lobby: On the balcony level of Reynolds Hall is the Upper Lobby, which is similar to the Grand Lobby in design, has a great view of downtown Las Vegas, and an open air balcony overlooking Symphony Park. The space can host 400 (standing) 270 (seated). Attached to the Upper Lobby are two smaller venues, Carillon Salon and West Lounge, able to host 7 or 10 people respectively.
  • Symphony Park (outdoors): A two-acre park connected to The Smith Center is a palm tree ringed green space perfect for outdoor receptions or ceremonies of up to 1,200 people
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Factor In

  • It is important to note that the Smith Center requires the use of a planner for your event
  • There are three preferred vendors for food and beverage: Wolfgang Puck Private Dining & Catering, Four Seasons Las Vegas and Culinary Arts Catering
  • Venue fees include space rental for 10 hours for event set up, chameleon chairs and covers, a variety of tables, parking, house lighting and more
  • Reynolds Hall and Symphony Park are the largest venues, Carillon Salon and West Lounge are the smallest
  • The outside around The Smith Center and Symphony Park are very popular for engagement and wedding portraits, including the rainbow colored sculpture by Vegas based artist, Tim Bavington
  • Dates are very limited, so book early!

Real Weddings and Shoots at The Smith Center Featuring on Little Vegas Wedding

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Upper Lobby

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Courtyard

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Founders Room

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Courtyard

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Grand Lobby, Altf Photography

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Reynolds Hall reception, Altf Photography

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Cabaret Jazz

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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: 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
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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

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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!

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