If you are eloping or plan on having a small wedding reception in Las Vegas, you might consider a restaurant reception. Some restaurants have private or semi-private dining perfect for groups of up to 30 guests, so your reception feels more intimate. Buffets are also an option – many have private or semi-private rooms for larger groups, and some will serve alcohol (Cosmpolitan and M Resort, for example.) Be aware you may be charged a gratuity for the group. You might also read this list of 140+ restaurants perfect for Vegas wedding receptions and those with outdoor dining/patios as well as restaurant suggestions for small wedding receptions (part one: north Strip and part two: south Strip.)
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Mandalay Bay – House of Blues + Foundation Room
The House of Blues is a restaurant inside Mandalay Bay, separated into two venues: a ground floor restaurant and concert venue, and then up 43 stories, the exclusive and eclectic Foundation Room club, complete with a patio overlooking The Strip. The restaurant holds up to 400 and the Foundation Room up to 280. On-site services include food & beverage, entertainment, production and an event design team.
Foundation Room options include the serene Buddha and Ganesh Prayer Rooms, perfect for intimate dinners or informal cocktail receptions, masculine and stately Gothic and 1856 rooms, the Foundation Dining room and patio and the lounge and bar. Ceremonies occur in the Shangri-la room, for up to 100 guests, and offers large windows overlooking The Strip. No outside vendors including floral, photography, videography or officiant.
Ceremonies and/or receptions may be held in both locations. Plated dinners, cocktail and buffet dinner and lunch receptions available. Detailed room capacity charts available here.
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Joel Robuchon Parisan Terrace Wedding at MGM Grand
For a wedding that is unmatched in sophistication, luxury lovers and culinary couples will want to pay attention to this wedding option at MGM Grand! Legendary French chef Joël Robuchon has run his three Michelin starred restaurant (one of only two in Las Vegas) at MGM Grand since 2006. Ranked amongst the finest dining experiences in the world, the opulent and elegant restaurant with a theme meant to emulate 1930s Paris provides an unparalleled romantic setting for an intimate wedding ceremony and reception.
After a romantic exchange of vows on the ivy-covered Parisian Terrace and a toast in the Apertif Lounge, a five-course meal for up to six guests is served in the private dining room. The menu includes French favorites such as foie gras, classic Robuchon dishes and wine pairings. Package includes transport to the courthouse, an officiant, violinist, photographer and floral.
Border Grill at Mandalay Bay is a Mexican restaurant with many options for private dining space, both indoors and outdoors. 9,100 square feet of dynamic and flexible dining areas and colorful murals created by artists Su Huntley and Donna Muir make for a hip and lively backdrop for any celebration. The wedding chapel at Mandalay Bay also offers combined ceremony and reception packages, from $8250-23250 for 20-100 guests. The restaurant has a great variety of catering options available, including vegan and vegetarian meals, and upgrades like ice cream sundae bars, taco, paella and carving stations, premium bar packages and more. Brunch and lunch menus available, and dinner menus ranging from $58-69 per person.
Indoor and outdoor semi-private and private dining options include seated and cocktail receptions: Ciudad (34 guests), South Dining Room (40 guests), North Dining + Patio (120 guests), South Dining + Patio (80 guests), Cantina (50 guests), Cantina Patio (60 guests) or combined for 180 guests and entire restaurant for 500 guests. View: Group Menu, Room Descriptions and Photos
This elegant private room is attached to the exclusive DJT restaurant, at Trump International Hotel Las Vegas. The venue accommodates 60 guests and is perfect for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners and afterglow brunches to begin a fabulous Las Vegas honeymoon.
Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab Restaurant
This restaurant inside Caesars Palace Forum Shops offers private dining options for groups of 14-104 people. High ceilings, wood accents and large windows letting in natural light are features in the rooms here, with some large enough to hold dance floors (Gigi Room.)
Known for, what else: seafood, steak and crab, catering options include lunch from $49.95 , dinner from $85.95 per person. Preset menus required for parties of over 20. Indoor private and semi-private dining options include: Boardroom (14 guests) Gigi (30-104 guests) and Jesse’s Room (100 guests, long table format available, no dance floor). View: Group Menu, Room Descriptions and Photos
See real wedding receptions at Joe’s Stone Crab featured on Little Vegas Wedding.
Hard Rock Cafe – Patios
Although it might not be the first place you would consider for a ceremony and reception combo, the Hard Rock Cafe (the on Strip restaurant, not the off Strip hotel) offers compelling outdoor patios and views that definitely warrant consideration. Perfect for music lovers, the mix of rock club crossed with music memorabilia museum is fun and very Vegas. The spaces are only available for ceremonies from 9am to noon daily.The 2nd floor patio seats up to 65 while the 3rd floor seats up to 45. Breakfast catering available from $20 per person.
See real weddings at Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas featured on Little Vegas Wedding.
Harley Davidson Cafe – Chopper Chapel
Perfect for bikers and roadhogs, the Harley-Davidson Cafe located right on The Strip, is home to The Chopper Chapel. Rock down their red carpet aisle with Ann-Margret’s personal Chopper as your backdrop. Be joined in matrimony by a non-denominational minister or let “Elvis” officiate. Host your memorable wedding reception in the main dining room of the Café, or rock ‘n roll all night long in the upstairs private room overlooking The Strip.
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