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Dreaming of saying your “I Dos” in the Entertainment Capital of the World? You’re not alone, as Las Vegas is one of the top destinations in the world for getting hitched. 

Vegas is filled with luxury wedding venues, and some of the most stunning scenery for a memorable wedding weekend. From an outdoor ceremony overlooking the lights of The Strip to an opulent ballroom in one of Las Vegas’ iconic hotels, there’s something for everyone here. And after you’ve said your vows and celebrated with all your loved ones, you’ll have plenty of time to explore everything this fabulous city has to offer.

Your special day deserves to be celebrated in style, and Las Vegas has something for everyone. From pool parties to mountaintop receptions, there are plenty of unique wedding weekend ideas that will make your event one of a kind! 

If you want your wedding to take place in front of a show-stopping background, look no further than Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa. The Piazza Staircase features gorgeous architectural details that serve as the perfect built-in backdrop for ceremonies of up to 175 guests and the Garden Amphitheater, with its majestic cypress tree entrance and lush landscaping and greenery, is an extraordinary outdoor ceremony and reception space for groups of 200 or more. 

The Wynn Hotel offers several “wedding salons” each with its own distinct but luxurious feel. Whether for a more traditional indoor ceremony or a magical outdoor evening celebration, the coordination team goes above and beyond to create a bespoke event tailored to your wishes.

If you’re like us and watched “The Little Mermaid” on repeat for days on end, consider exchanging vows in Mandalay Bay’s Seascape Ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows looking into a 1.3 million gallon tank complete with sharks and other sea creatures. It will certainly be the topic of conversation for years to come.

And finally for those looking for a more low-key wedding venue, look no further than Red Rock Canyon, with its astonishing rust-colored peaks, it’s a dramatic landscape that makes for a memorable ceremony. This eastern corner of the Mojave desert is a great backdrop for nature lovers to say their “I dos.” This area is a National Conservation Area and there are two sites in the park designated for weddings, which are available with a Special Recreation Permit you need to purchase 14 days in advance. It’s standing room only for up to 50 guests, but several companies offer transportation so you can return downtown to party the night away afterward.

When it comes time to celebrate your love story with family and friends, leave the heavy lifting to the professionals. Las Vegas is chock-full of wedding vendors who rent all the necessary items like linens and decorations, so have no worries. 

Consider hiring wedding planners who are knowledgeable about the area’s vendors and can point you to unique activities tailored to you and your wedding party-deciding on a ceremony and reception venue, choosing activities for everyone throughout the weekend (the possibilities are endless!), and even arranging transportation for the happy couple. 

Companies like Adventure Weddings will even help you live out your desert wedding dreams by organizing ceremonies in Red Rock Canyon and Valley of Fire State Park. Jennifer Mary Events is a top-rated event planner that can take the reins and plan every detail of your nuptials, from flowers to food, or just coordinate logistics on your wedding day. The options are endless, and only bound by your imagination!

After you say “I do,” the flashing lights and exciting energy of Las Vegas make it the perfect city for an unforgettable celebration. From unique photo opportunities like having post-nuptial pictures taken at iconic neon signs like the famous “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign, to private venues with spectacular views for receptions, there are a variety of locations sure to make your big day one you will never forget. 

In Las Vegas, the options are endless, from extravagant shows to upscale restaurants, and of course, the iconic casinos. There’s no better place to celebrate your nuptials than in a city that never sleeps. So why not start with a helicopter tour of the Strip, followed by a champagne toast at the top of the Eiffel Tower? 

Don’t worry that your attendees will be bored for one moment of your wedding weekend. Whether reminiscing with college friends, getting pampered with your bridesmaids, or entertaining out-of-town relatives, have no fear; there is an activity tailored to every interest and activity level. 

Spend a few hours practicing your swing at Topgolf Las Vegas, with climate-controlled hitting bays, it’s a premier destination for entertainment with HDTVs and cocktails to occupy even non-golf lovers. 

Reward the dedication of your bridesmaids with a day at Canyon Ranch Spa at The Venetian, where they offer everything from facials to chakra-balancing massages at one of the most award-winning spas in Las Vegas. 

And of course, you can’t go wrong in one of Vegas’ many casinos. Head to Paris Las Vegas Casino, where you can try your luck at the tables among replicas of the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower, get a once-in-lifetime view of the city from the observation deck, and get your fill of top-notch dining at restaurants owned by celebrity chefs like Gordon Ramsay. 

If your party is partied out, consider slowing down and making use of the amenities in your vacation rental. Most high-end rentals in the area have pools with beautiful and relaxing pool decks to soak in the Nevada sunshine, and many include games for a bout of friendly competition. Why not challenge each other to a game of charades, where you can act out your favorite movie or TV show and see who can guess the quickest? 

And if you’re feeling competitive, a good old-fashioned game of cornhole or horseshoes is a surefire way to get your heart racing (and maybe even start some friendly rivalries). Whatever your preference, there’s no better way to pass the time than with some laughter and games.

Choosing Vegas for a destination wedding is a first-rate choice due to the wealth of luxury wedding venues and professional wedding planners who can make sure your big day goes off without a hitch. Getting married in Las Vegas is a win-win for the happy couple, and their friends and family who are lucky enough to be invited to the festivities. With so much to keep busy, you’ll love the opportunity to slow down and reconnect with attendees over some of the remarkable activities that Vegas has to offer.

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Written by

Andre Le