So, you rolled the dice and hit lucky number 7. ... Now you’re getting married in Las Vegas! Family and friends from both sides are attending, and before walking the aisle you want to give everyone a little taste of Las Vegas excitement with a memorable wedding welcome party. Look no further! One of the world’s most iconic spots for colossal parties, Vegas offers an endless buffet of venues, eats and activities to host your wedding events. To kick things off, we’ve created a list of unique Las Vegas wedding welcome party ideas that are sure to get you and your guests excited about your impending nuptials. From high-roller yacht parties to unique fun for everyone, the experiences on this list incorporate the very best venues for your wedding welcome party and promise to set the perfect tone for an unforgettable weekend.

1. Hit up Ole Red for some live music.

For a fun, casual welcome party, check out Blake Shelton’s Ole Red inside Grand Bazaar Shops and dance to some live music. With three stages across the four-story venue, it offers the perfect atmosphere to kick off your festivities and let loose. Enjoy mingling with your guests while tapping your toes to country tunes at this lively gathering spot. Don’t forget to take a peek at the venue’s Southern-inspired menu — from Nashville hot chicken to mouthwatering barbecue, there’s comforting goodness for every one of your guests!


2. Host a private casino night.

Would it be a true Vegas trip without a nod to its casino culture? Las Vegas Entertainment Productions has you covered with an authentic casino experience for your welcome party. Rent a full array of games like blackjack, roulette, poker and craps, with standard and instructional dealers available to entertain and educate your guests in the arts of gambling. No casino party is complete without theatrical props — set the stage with a giant, four-foot, red-dice prop; a flashing Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign; and wedding welcome gift bags with personalized poker chips. You can even choose from a host of Vegas legend impersonators, including Elvis, showgirls, members of The Rat Pack, or strolling Cirque performers. All that’s left to do is find the perfect event space.

3. Rent out The STRAT Tower Observation Deck for a party with a view.

If you’re looking to make a statement right out of the gate, The STRAT Hotel, Casino & Tower Observation Deck provides just that. This unique venue offers the opportunity to rent out an entire floor at the top of one of Vegas’ tallest structures. In addition to gourmet food options and endless cocktails, you and your guests will enjoy panoramic views of the city and beyond! Once the sun sets, the city lights come out, creating a magical scene as you kick off your wedding weekend in high style.

4. Gather your guests at the Downtown Container Park

For budget-conscious couples looking for an eclectic setting to welcome their guests, the Downtown Container Park is a cool and unexpected choice. This urban, open-air shopping center, built entirely out of repurposed shipping containers, boasts entertainment options galore. Here, you and your wedding guests will find live bands and its notorious attraction — a 44-foot-tall, fire-breathing praying mantis. Roam the grounds and explore bars, restaurants, a tattoo shop and a boba stand — an experience for every wedding-goer!

5. Charter a yacht on Lake Las Vegas.

It’s your wedding, so let’s get bougie with it! Host your destination wedding welcome party on a Lake Las Vegas cruise for a truly memorable start to the best weekend of your life. Complete with catering options and an incredible Vegas backdrop, this nautical party idea is the complete package. Sip champagne, glide across the water and sway to yacht rock with your most cherished loved ones.

6. Play putt-putt at PopStroke Las Vegas.

Neon lights, world-class dining and nightlife that never sleeps are just the tip of the iceberg of this legendary city’s charm. If you’re up for something different, head to PopStroke Las Vegas in Town Square, only a quick 10 min drive from the Strip, a miniature golf venue designed by Tiger Woods. Here, you’ll find two 18-hole putting courses featuring creative terrain and challenging obstacles.  It’s perfect for adventurous couples who want a fun, outdoor activity to connect with their guests. Play a round, grab a drink and enjoy some friendly competition to kick off your wedding.

7. Throw an epic party AREA15.

Immerse yourself in the futuristic vibe of AREA15, where art, technology and entertainment collide for an unforgettable welcome party. Book one of the private event spaces, then hire a caterer for passed apps and a flair bartender to mix up cocktails. The venue’s experiential wonderland features one-of-a-kind installations, bizarre attractions and live performances that will enthrall you and your guests!

8. Dine at Bazaar Meat By José Andrés and enjoy a walk on the Strip.

Elevate your welcome party at Bazaar Meat, a stunning restaurant inside the SAHARA Las Vegas, at the intersection of glitz, glam and culinary artistry. This upscale venue offers an incredible setting for your wedding welcome dinner, perfect for couples who want to indulge with their guests in style. The luxurious interior, with its rich textures and contemporary design, sets an elegant tone. Savor a curated menu by a James Beard awarded chef and signature cocktails crafted by expert mixologists. After dinner, find the High Roller at The LINQ Hotel + Experience, a 550-foot observation wheel offering a fun way to see the city.

Bonus Ideas

If you still haven’t found the perfect wedding welcome party idea, remember that Vegas is a never-ending well of festive venues and experiences. Here are some additional options that will dazzle and impress!

Start your wedding celebrations with an Alice in Wonderland-themed cocktail hour at Velveteen Rabbit. This charming venue offers an enchanting setting, perfect for welcoming your guests. Or, if you’re a taco lover, gather your wedding party for a spirited welcome at Lucky Day Tequila & Mezcal House. Sample a selection of tequila and mezcal with a festive vibe, perfect for kicking off an incredible weekend. For gaming enthusiasts, The Nerd offers arcade games, cheap bottle service and bowling to keep the fun going all night long. Share in the excitement of dart throwing at Flight Club, located in The Venetian Las Vegas, where you and your guests can book a private room. This upbeat spot is great for interactive games and enjoying specialty cocktails in a cool setting. If none of those quite fit the bill, go for a laid-back atmosphere with a happy hour at BrewDog. This on-Strip brewery’s known for its cozy environment and extensive beer selection, making it perfect for couples who identify as beer snobs.

Let’s Party

As you plan your wedding welcome party in Las Vegas, embrace the world of possibilities that the city brings! Renowned as the ultimate party destination, there’s truly something for everyone. From high-end dinners to sky-high views, Las Vegas weddings promise a unique and memorable experience.

Your wedding welcome party is just the start of your celebrations. While this is poised to be the most epic weekend of your lives, the planning can get overwhelming. To help ease the load, we put together these guides for finding the perfect Las Vegas wedding planner and getting married in Las Vegas. In the meantime, choose one (or several) of these unique wedding welcome party ideas and set the tone for an incredible Vegas-style wedding weekend that will be the talk of your guests for years to come!