Las Vegas is the wedding capital of the world, with chapels across the destination and, of course, in the spectacular resorts. But there’s more to Las Vegas than just glitz and glam, and you don’t have to venture far from the Strip to find beautiful views of the unique Nevada landscape. These outdoor wedding venues in Las Vegas are ideal for couples who love the outdoors or just want to bring a touch of open-air allure to their special day.
1. Neon Museum
Make your special day that much more extraordinary when you immerse yourself in the neon glow of the Neon Museum. The Neon Boneyard North Gallery – home to the Brilliant! light show experience – is available for small ceremonies and receptions. Surround yourself with hundreds of original neon giants from yesteryear for that vintage Vegas wedding feel.
2. Valley of Fire
Go scenic and adventurous at this breathtaking outdoor space that will make you feel like a pioneer. Go atop the red sandstone formations for a ceremony and photo op that captures you in time with a true geological wonder. The light and scenery will be like nothing you’ve ever seen, akin to magic, and completely unique.
Forget about everything you know about what an event venue should be. The newest art, retail and entertainment complex in Las Vegas turns typical event and wedding spaces upside down. The outdoor A Lot space can be adjusted to fit any number of guests and is ready for all the customizable ideas you can come up with. But if you fall short, festival-inspired art installations are available for use.
4. Lake Las Vegas
Located in the high-end resort destination of Lake Las Vegas, Reflection Bay is on a pristine 320-acre lakeshore and provides a stunning backdrop for weddings. The exclusive location – only one wedding is scheduled per day – means the day is truly about you and your love. 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.
5. Mt. Charleston
Couples who want to travel a bit farther from the bright lights of Las Vegas will love Mt. Charleston. Located 30 minutes outside of the destination this breathtaking venue is an unforgettable backdrop for outdoor weddings, big and small. In this majestic mountain setting, there are plenty of on-site accommodations and amenities at the resort, general store, and ski slopes (perfect for winter weddings).
6. High Roller Observation Wheel at The LINQ Hotel + Experience
You know you want to feel like you’re walking on clouds on your big day, so why not tie the knot 550 feet in the air aboard the High Roller? As one of the world’s tallest observation wheels, the High Roller features 28 plush cabins that can provide a variety of wedding packages along with traditional amenities including flowers, music, photography, cinematography and even a hosted bar. Take your love to new heights and scream “I do!” from the top of the world.
7. The Grove
If you want to leave the neon lights and high energy of the Strip behind and celebrate your big day in the tranquility of nature, The Grove is just the oasis you’re looking for. Located just a short drive from the Strip, it’s like a Vegas wedding that’s not a “Vegas wedding.” Share your vows surrounded by not just friends and family but almond trees and a beautiful gazebo as well.
8. Red Rock Canyon
The stunning rust-colored mountains are only 17 miles west of the Vegas Strip, and perfect for a dramatic outdoor affair. The canyons provide nature lovers with a scenic backdrop for a dazzling desert ceremony. 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.
9. Paiute Golf Resort
Are you and your betrothed a golfing couple? Or maybe you’re just a couple who appreciates the natural beauty a golf course can provide? Either way, getting hitched on the links is a great way to go ‘fore’ it, and the Paiute Golf Resort is a great option. The peaceful, rolling greenery provides the perfect, colorful backdrop to your special event. With a myriad of options available, a wedding at Paiute is – okay we’ll say it – a hole in one!
10. Drive-Thru Chapels
Throw caution to the wind – literally – and embrace the quintessential Vegas wedding by getting wedded up at a drive-thru chapel. Opt for a walk-up experience or go big by renting a convertible (check to see if one comes as part of the package). This fun twist can be just the two of you or for the whole crew to witness. Classic Vegas, indeed.