Price Range: Ceremony packages start at $1150, and that includes just the space. There are additional costs for almost all items.
Packages Can Include: Several options are included, mixing cocktails with luncheons, indoor and outdoor venues. Culinary Arts Catering handles all aspects of these, or will suggest external vendors to use.
Outside Photographers Allowed: Yes
General Information: The Springs Preserve is, I think a very special part of Las Vegas. It’s 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 gardens. In the fall of 2013 they will be opening a butterfly garden! They encourage green events and sustainable living, and some of your selections may be limited because of this. For instance, they only allow certain kinds of decorations.
I got married here, and I loved it. I loved exposing people to another side of Vegas. And as a science freak with a real love for natural, ecology and the environment, I felt good about choosing a venue I ethically agreed with. There are interesting fun bonuses you may be able to take advantage of if you hold a ceremony and reception here, like allowing your guests to see the museums and displays inbetween events, or to tour the gardens, like cactus alley – one of my favorite areas!
For ceremonies, the Courtyard Rotunda holds up to 50 guests, Arboretum holds up to 100, Desert Living Center up to 200, Gardens Ampitheatre up to 250, Courtyard Plaza up to 350 in theatre style seating. The Origen and Springs Ampitheatre Stage will host up to 500 guests. There are a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces for receptions and cocktail hours. I got married in the Gardens as we initially thought we would be just over 50 guests, but we rang in at 40, so I wish we had gone with the shadier (at that time of day) and better acoustics and architecture Rotunda.
The case is completely different now, as weddings are run very differently at the Springs Preserve these days, but the staff when I got married in 2010 were fantastic – on the ball, helpful and calming when my husband forgot his pants and we had to hold the wedding up for about 45 minutes. The coordinators were fantastic and made sure everyone was shaded with umbrellas and kept cool with ice water while we waited for the pants. The bride and groom after us allowed us to use their very similar decor, and the Springs Preserve staff set it up for us.
Receptions: Culinary Arts Catering handles food and beverage, linens, dance floor space, chair upgrades and lighting.
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