Eco-Friendly and Green Wedding Venues in Las Vegas

It may be a shock, but there are some Las Vegas wedding venues that are ecological, sustainable and green. The venues on this list choose to deal with ecological vendors or practice environmentally friendly events. Some are in LEED certified buildings. 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

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.

Cost:
7500-11500+
Guests:
Up to 50
Aria – Focus Waterwall

Aria – Focus Waterwall

Did you know the 270-foot-long 24-foot-high curved water wall feature beside Aria’s porte-cochère has a name? Well, it does: Focus. And you can get married next to this living piece of art as the calming, synchronized rhythm of water provides a magical setting for your nuptials. And don’t worry – the waterwall is just far enough away from passing cars you likely will not notice them. This is not a very private wedding spot, though, and there is standing room only.

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.

See real weddings at Aria featured on Little Vegas Wedding.

Cost:
Contact Venue for Details
Guests:
Up to 10 Guests
Aria – The Wedding Chapel

Aria – The Wedding Chapel

Aria’s chapel opened in the spring of 2013 to much fanfare over its luxe decor and exclusivity. That is to say, there is just a single chapel and they only hold one wedding at a time. The 2,750 square foot chapel on the first floor of the convention center holds up to 60 guests. With an understated, modern design the color theme is chocolate and cream alongside rich purple draping and touches of metallic detailing throughout. There are good views from all of the seats in the chapel as it’s a sort of curved shape. Like many Vegas Strip hotel chapels, it is located in the convention center, however the trip to the chapel itself is quite nice – a rarity in many Strip hotels! It’s quite an impressive escalator ride down to the huge mahogany doors to the chapel itself, with a lot of greenery and glass.

One of the nicest perks of Aria’s chapel are the vanity areas for the bride and groom. Both offer extended space, with the groom’s side boasting a pool table and wet bar. Both of the spaces join the chapel, so there will be no hiding in hallways in case you do not want to see your partner ahead of the ceremony – again, something that commonly occurs in many hotel chapels.

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.

Cost:
$1600-15500, Insuite from $2800
Guests:
Up to 60
Mandalay Bay – Shark Reef Aquarium

Mandalay Bay – Shark Reef Aquarium

15 species of shark, and 1.5 million gallons of seawater surround the ceremony and reception venues at Mandalay Bay’s Shark Reef aquarium. Weddings in the aquarium must take place before 9am, Sunday through Thursday, and only have space for 10 guests who must stand as the ceremony takes place inside the shark tunnel in the aquarium.

The Seascape Ballroom opened in 2013, with an expanded reception space (and patio!) that envelopes you in marine splendour as sharks swim by you and your guests “under the sea” past floor to ceiling windows. With space for 80 guests, ceremonies and receptions are possible here from 7am to 11pm daily. Receptions are only possible in this space as an add-on to an existing Mandalay Bay ceremony package.

Cost:
$1600+
Guests:
Up to 10 in the aquarium, Up to 80 in Seascape Ballroom
Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon

There are two official spots for weddings at Red Rock Canyon, Red Spring at Calico Basin and Dedication Overlook, both about 30 minutes drive off Strip. Although you could in theory have a reception out there, it would have to be picnic style. Red Spring has a boardwalk area and is more forested, while Dedication Overlook offers expansive vistas of the Red Rock Mountain range. You must apply for a wedding permit before you hold your wedding there, and also arrange for your own officiant.

For more information and photos, visit the venue spotlight on Red Rock Canyon.

See real weddings at Red Rock Canyon featured on Little Vegas Wedding.

Springs Preserve

Springs Preserve

The Springs Preserve is a 180 acre area about 20 minutes off the Strip that is LEED Platinum certified, and is the “birthplace of Vegas” since it’s the place where the springs that fed the parched desert area water was found. It’s a mix of museum, nature preserve and wetlands, as well as beautiful architecture and botanical gardens. Several outdoor locations are the highlight here for wedding ceremonies including the Inner Rotunda and Desert Fountains for the most intimate of weddings, the lush Arboretum or the grand Courtyard Plaza. The modern Origen and massive Springs Ampitheatre will host up to 500 guests. There are a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces for receptions and cocktail hours.

Catering is exclusively by Culinary Arts Catering, who also handle linens, chair and lighting upgrades. Buffets $45-65, Plated $16-44.

See real weddings at Springs Preserve featured on Little Vegas Wedding.

Cost:
Ceremonies Only: $650-5300, All Inclusive Packages from $2000-9500, Catering from $16
Guests:
Up to 250 (Space for up to 1500 is possible)

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