These Las Vegas wedding venues have vintage or retro charm, perhaps leaning towards the old school Vegas feel. 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.
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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The Smith Center
The Smith Center is one of Las Vegas’s most unique venue choices, and is actually a world class theatre and performing arts site that just happens to host weddings from time to time. The venue hosts a number of features including packages with rentals included, well-appointed halls with incredible architectural details in limestone, bronze and wood. Indoor and outdoor spaces are available, and as one might expect for a theatre venue, grand stages and awesome acoustics. The art-deco style architecture, inspired by the design of the nearby Hoover Dam, was designed to evoke a sense of the 1920s & 1930s.
Each venue is incredibly unique and range from the intimate to the grand, including a jazz club complete with a second balcony level, a grand lobby with marble flooring and steel accents as well as two outdoor locations. These extremely versatile rooms hold anywhere from 7-500 seated guests for ceremonies and receptions. Some rooms have windows or balconies with views looking at downtown Las Vegas or Symphony Park, others have elaborate staging and lighting set ups to make your grand wedding a very memorable affair. It is important to note that the Smith Center requires you use a planner for your event, and that most spaces are available for both ceremonies and receptions.
Venue fees for exclusive use of the Reynolds Hall, Grand Lobby, Mezzanine and Upper Lobby: $6,500. The Courtyard, Symphony Park and Troesh Studio Theater: $4,500. This cost includes: Space rental for 10 hours for event set up, chameleon chairs, tables, parking, house lighting and more.
Reception Options: The Smith Center works with three preferred catering vendors: Wolfgang Puck Private Dining & Catering, Four Seasons Las Vegas and Culinary Arts Catering.
For more information and photos, visit the venue spotlight on The Smith Center.
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.
Read more about the Historic 5th Street School and see more photos in the Venue Spotlight.
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The historic Hartland Mansion was built in the 1940s in downtown Las Vegas, originally two separate homes. Renovations, fires and many decades of history have seen the home become a spot for events and weddings, capturing the classic feel of old Las Vegas. Black and white checkerboard floors, 32 chandeliers and grand staircases and foyers await. It’s hosted many events through the years for celebrities and dignitaries, and movies, music videos and TV shows have been filmed here. Both ceremonies only or just receptions can be hosted here.
Wedding packages are all-inclusive with food and beverage starting at $5950.
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.
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.
Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign
One of the most classic “Vegas” spots is, of course, the sign welcoming you to fabulous Las Vegas. This iconic sign Las Vegas Boulevard was built in 1959, and in recent years has had a parking lot added to accommodate the ever-growing masses of people who wish to get their photos taken there. It is also possible to have a wedding ceremony there, if you don’t mind an audience and you contact one of the many mobile wedding companies in the Vegas area. City Wedding Tours, Las Vegas Luv Bug and Las Vegas Wedding Wagon are some options. It’s best to keep your wedding party small, but this is a great budget choice or fun idea for a vow renewal.
One of the coolest things about the sign is that they sell the bulbs from it, making it a great memento of your wedding day or perfect anniversary gift!
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