Whether you’re surrounded by the picturesque Southern Nevada desert, under the towering and glamorous resorts of the Strip, or in a garden-inspired hideaway, open-air spaces add the perfect touch to any outdoor wedding in Las Vegas. With 320-plus days of pristine sunshine and plenty of outdoor wedding venues in Las Vegas, your dream outdoor wedding is certainly within reach!

1. Durango Event Lawn at Durango Casino & Resort

This resort, situated in the southwest Las Vegas valley, has an outdoor space adjacent to its sparkling pool deck that’s ideal for an open-air wedding. The venue features towering palm trees and lush landscaping. Next door, the Bel-Aire Backyard pool area offers a unique outdoor setting for a reception, with shimmering pools and water features highlighting the beautiful space. The resort also has event experts with packages ready to make the planning effortless.

2. The Village at Lake Las Vegas

A lakeside wedding in the desert? This is Las Vegas, so you know the answer to that question is “yes.” The high-end resort destination’s Reflection Bay has a pristine 320-acre lakeshore and A Moment in Time wedding venue, which provides a stunning backdrop for weddings.

Ceremonies and receptions can be held on the lakeshore, and the venue can handle everything from a simple, elegant affair to the most elaborate, over-the-top soiree.

3. Drive-Thru Chapels

The quintessential Vegas wedding just might be at a drive-thru chapel. Several venues in Downtown Las Vegas, including The Little Vegas Chapel and A Little White Wedding Chapel, offer this iconic service, where you can wed before driving into the sunset (or sunrise and maybe even under the moon) to your honeymoon.

You can choose a walk-up experience or go big by getting married beside their famous pink Cadillac. This fun twist can be just the two of you or for the whole crew to witness. Classic Vegas, indeed.

4. Springs Preserve

Getting married surrounded by botanical gardens might not be the first thing you think of for a desert wedding, but Vegas always delivers the unthinkable. This nature preserve features colorful landscapes and lush greenery, almost transporting you to another place — a secret garden, if you will. 

The off-Strip venue has a handful of spaces for ceremonies and receptions, including its Garden Arbor and Garden Amphitheater for larger parties. If you’re looking for a ceremony only, consider its Gazebo where you’ll be surrounded by Southern Nevada’s budding flora. 

5. The Retreat on Charleston Peak

Couples who want to travel a bit farther from the bright lights of the Strip will love Mt. Charleston, where they can say “I do” among the towering bristlecone pine trees in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. 

Approximately 30 minutes from Las Vegas, this breathtaking venue is an unforgettable backdrop for outdoor weddings, both big and small. The majestic mountain setting offers plenty of on-site accommodations and amenities at the resort, general store and ski slopes — which makes it perfect for winter weddings. 

6. Paiute Golf Resort

Whether you and your partner are golfers or just enjoy the landscaped beauty that a lovely course can provide, the greens here have lots of allure. Plus, you’ll be surrounded by mountains under the desert sky. 

Getting hitched on the links is a great way to go “fore” it here, with its peaceful, rolling greenery and myriad options available, from food and beverage to ceremony details and more.  

7. The Grove

Want to celebrate your big day within the tranquility of nature while still being close to the glitz and glam of Las Vegas? The Grove might be exactly what you’re looking for.

This oasis has multiple spaces to choose from, with options including an intimate gazebo and an almond orchard. It’s an ideal spot for a garden wedding that’s just a short drive from the excitement of Las Vegas Boulevard.

8. Waterbleau Terrace at Fontainebleau Las Vegas

A luxury resort wedding awaits here, as the hotel’s private terrace offers exclusivity and plenty of room for your dream wedding. Surrounded by lush palm trees, the al fresco space can accommodate ceremonies, receptions or both. It’s a blank canvas that will offer you whatever you’d like to see on your special day.

And with customizable floral options and a fabulous water feature, you can make this space a tranquil sanctuary while letting the dedicated wedding manager take care of all the little details. Packages offered include florals, photography and more.

9. Rose Rooftop at Resorts World Las Vegas

Looking for a rooftop space that’s as exquisite as it is enthralling? The Strip views at this impressive spot are nearly unparalleled for wedding venues, offering vantage points you’ll only experience with a coveted RSVP.

Add to the stunning visuals a glam factor that takes this setting a level above, with strung overhead lights and premium options for an atmosphere bursting with fabulous opulence.

10. The Neon Museum

You’re looking for a beautiful space to celebrate your past and the future to come — and this Downtown Las Vegas institution is where history, storytelling and art collide. Surround yourself with hundreds of original neon giants from yesteryear for a vintage Vegas wedding feel. 

The museum is extremely vibrant during the day, while at night the signs come to life with brilliant illumination. This truly unique space has three separate venues — the Neon Boneyard, Neon Boneyard Park and the North Gallery — all offering fantastic backdrops for the Only Vegas wedding photos you might be looking for. 

Wherever you end up reciting your vows, your wedding day is about the two of you and kicking off a new chapter of your love. While you’re planning the big day, be sure to take a look at these wedding welcome party ideas and all the great hotel deals you and your guests can take advantage of.