These Las Vegas wedding venues are whimsical choices featuring artwork and/or artists in a museum or gallery-style space, perfect for creative types and those whom support the arts. Please remember that all information is accurate as of publishing, but be sure to contact the venue for the latest pricing, package options and policies. Contact me at kelly AT littlevegaswedding DOT com if you have any questions, comments or corrections on any of the listings. [Return to the main directory.]
Aria – Chihuly Gallery
If you are a fan of glass artist Dale Chihuly’s colorful designs, you will be excited to learn that the Chihuly gallery at Aria offers space to host wedding ceremonies and receptions. Chihuly is probably best known for the glass sculpture on the lobby ceiling that stops visitors in their tracks next door at Bellagio, but his work also hangs in the chapel in Planet Hollywood.
You and up to 50 guests can experience the modern glass art worth millions of dollars alongside sculptures and prints during your wedding ceremony in the one-of-a-kind space on the ground floor just outside the main valet in the Gallery Row shops. Aria will also set up a long-table reception in the loft-like, somewhat industrial space.
Reception Options: Dinner at one of the 17 on-site restaurants, or reception add-ons to ceremony packages including a two-hour open bar cocktail reception with tray passed appetizers plus wedding cake at Deuce Lounge ($5000 for up to 29 guests, $9500 for up to 59 guests), Social House or in a suite.
Neon Museum and Boneyard
Get married surrounded by Las Vegas history! Neon nerds and design geeks will love this venue that is a little vintage and a little modern and serves as the home to many of the retired neon signs from Sin City. The Neon Boneyard is part of the Neon Museum, and is the two acre lot adjacent to the museum that actually holds the signs. This historical landmark is a repository for the largest collection of neon signage in the world, more than 150 famous casino, hotel and business signs from through the decades, beginning with the 1930s. It’s particularly enchanting at night when the signs are lit or have lights highlighting them. It’s available as a ceremony and reception space.
It’s also a popular spot for wedding portraits, trash the dress sessions and engagement photos, but you must book time to do so and pay shooting fees. If you’re local, the fee is $150 for half an hour. For all others, $400-$600 for an hour of shooting time.
Reception Options: The lobby (La Concha) and boneyard itself are both available for private events, and a private guided tours of the Boneyard may be set up for an additional fee for your wedding guests. Catering is supplied by preferred vendors.
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UNLV Barrick Museum
Nestled next to desert gardens on the UNLV campus the Barrick Museum, with unique spaces and world-class art, lends an extraordinary atmosphere for events and social celebrations. It’s a fresh, fun location for your event while removing most restrictions found at other venues. Southwestern cultural collections, ever-changing exhibitions, wood floors and an interesting, almost loft-like ceiling make this a very modern wedding venue.
Reception Options: Catering is via UNLV’s catering department and includes buffets and both hot and cold hors d`oeuvres at very reasonable prices.
Historic 5th Street School
The Historic 5th Street School originally opened in 1936 to service the booming population flocking to downtown Las Vegas. Now, the Mission-style building houses several local arts organizations, and it also serves as a venue for events, including weddings. The stucco, clay roof tiles and long low building with numerous arches ringing a courtyard make it a very picturesque and rustic spot, well-located to downtown hotels and amenities.
A variety of indoor and outdoor space is available including courtyards, an auditorium, gallery space and conference rooms. The adjacent 16,000 sq.ft. Centennial Plaza is also available for events. The auditorium hosts 240 banquet style, 400 reception for $2,250. The gallery hosts 160 banquet style, 200 reception for $1,000. The Frank Wright Memorial courtyard hosts up to 200 reception style for $750, with other courtyards for $250, and Centennial Plaza hosts up to 400 reception style for $1,000.
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Artisan Hotel Boutique Las Vegas
Artisan Hotel Boutique is an off Strip hotel with a gothic-meets-Europe ambiance. The property and rooms are unique, and filled with unusual art and artifacts. The chapel and wedding garden are able to host the ceremony and receptions are possible poolside or in the very eclectic lounge. Catering is provided by the on-site restaurant, Mood.
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