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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.
Discovery Children’s Museum
Located steps from The Smith Center for the Performing Arts and not far from the lively Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas, the DISCOVERY Children’s Museum is a new venue that is hosting eclectic and imaginative weddings and events. It’s perfect for couples seeking the unusual and offbeat for their wedding as it’s a three-story museum packed with crazy colors, educational displays and interactive exhibits promoting science, art and culture for kids.
The venue best suited to hosting wedding ceremonies is likely Fantasy Festival, a theatre-style event with a stage for puppet shows you can get married on. Receptions are best in the 5,000 square foot Traveling Exhibit Hall. Classrooms can convert into bridal suites and groom’s rooms. However, the entire museum is available for customization and the special events staff will work with you to find the best set-up for your wedding. There are no outdoor sites at Discovery, but there are courtyards at the nearby Smith Center available.A full museum buyout is $10,000 and can hold up to 1,000 guests, for a five hour event, but packages can be customized for the couple. A list of preferred vendors is provided upon request.
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There’s no venue like The Mob Museum! Now you can throw a wedding that will top the most wanted list. Located in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, The Museum is housed inside the restored former federal courthouse and U.S. Post Office, one of the few historically significant buildings left in all of Las Vegas. It’s a part of Las Vegas’s amazing history, and it could be your perfect venue. Ceremonies can take place indoors or outdoors; in the Courthouse, front steps of the Museum or elsewhere around the property. Reception spaces include the Board Room, First Floor Lobby, 2nd Floor Corridor as well as the police lineup room, an on site Saloon or in the Courtroom, and more. You can buy out the entire museum if need be (400+ guests), but there are a number of alternate venues that would be great options for smaller groups between 12-175 people.
Live music, audio and lighting setups, linens, draping, cakes, floral services and more can be easily provided to make your wedding day dream come true. They can even do Mob themed wedding favors, or set up some mobsters to show up at the ceremony.
Reception Options: Plated or buffet luncheons and dinners are available. No outside caterers allowed.
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
If you’ve ever wanted to have a celebrity wedding, maybe wax figurines are the next best thing? Madame Tussauds Interactive Wax Museum weddings allow you to “mingle” with over 100 lifelike wax replicas of current celebrities from TV, film and music as well as politics and sports. Have one of your favorite stars “witness” your wedding vows!
In addition to the Chapel of Dreams there are seven themed rooms ranging from a Hollywood party to a sporting event that allow you and your wedding guests to touch, interact and be photographed with the lifelike figures. Club Tussauds has a lounge feel and hosts 60 seated or 100 standing guests. Viva Vegas celebrates the best in Vegas history – today and yesterday – and hosts 40 seated or 100 standing. The Spirit of America room, featuring a video wall as well as key figures in American history seats up to 100. A complete buyout of the venue will host 1,000 guests.
On-site catering is available, and entertainment can be provided, including live celebrity look-alikes, performers and DJs. Guests receive a free guided tour after your ceremony.
You may see Eldorado Canyon referred to as Eldorado Ghost Town or Nelson’s Landing, but the venue is the same. This unique cross between deserted desert town and quirky antique display is a perfect place for rustic weddings, about 45 minutes drive from The Strip. An amazing array of old buildings, barns and props like antique cars, rusted out buses, gas pumps and even a crashed plane (as seen in the movie 3000 Miles to Graceland) serve as amazing photo opportunities and a built-in vintage theme. It truly takes you back to the early days of the old West. If you host a wedding here, be prepared to supply many of your own services, including an officiant, catering and furniture. Some companies run mobile wedding ceremonies there. This is a wedding site best for elopements or small weddings with simple receptions, and for those with a sense of adventure.
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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.
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