Planning a summer 2023 wedding in Las Vegas? The Wedding Capital of the World is ready to welcome you, your special someone and your wedding guests with one unforgettable celebration. Be sure to consult this helpful guide to getting married in Las Vegas while planning your special day.
The Wedding Capital of the World’s 70th Anniversary
If you’re getting married in Las Vegas this summer, you’ll be in good company! Hundreds of couples will flock to the destination this season as Las Vegas celebrates 70 years as the Wedding Capital of the World. A special 70th Anniversary Celebration has been planned for Sunday, Sept. 3, at Caesars Palace, complete with a celebrity-hosted mass vow renewal ceremony, a delicious brunch and a performance of the “Las Vegas Will You Marry Me” production.
Summer Savings on Wedding Packages
As a couple, you likely already have an idea for how your happily ever after will begin. Consider these ideas to take some of that planning pressure off and instead have some fun in the destination!
Your nuptials can be effortlessly planned with the Summer Sweethearts Wedding Package at Wynn Las Vegas, available through Aug. 31. A wedding manager will coordinate the details, which include floral arrangements, photography/videography, an officiant and a pianist to play as you walk down the aisle at the resort’s secluded Primrose Courtyard.
Open for nearly 60 years, Chapel of the Flowers is one of the iconic Las Vegas wedding chapels and is currently offering military and first responders $75 off wedding packages of $495 or more.
Superhero fanatics can tie the knot in a unique way at The Little Vegas Chapel, as it’s offering a “Just Us, League” package this summer to celebrate the opening of several superhero movies. Priced at $550, the package includes a Batman-costumed officiant, Batman-themed wedding music, a Batman-themed bouquet and boutonniere, a commemorative comic book, professional photography and more. Couples can even fly like their favorite superheroes by adding on a VIP package at Vegas Indoor Skydiving.
The Cleopatra package at Caesars Palace also offers everything you’ll need to say “I do” — including two nights of premium accommodations. Let a ceremony coordinator run the show, which includes an officiant, a professional musician, floral and décor options, and photography/videography.
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Venues to Say “I Do” This Summer in Las Vegas
Las Vegas wedding chapels and venues are aplenty, with a special space out there for every style and taste.
Couples seeking an intimate ceremony can start their forever at the Glass Gardens Wedding Chapel at Chapel of the Flowers. Rustic-chic décor and lush greenery meet the temperature-controlled space’s glass ceiling with custom lighting to imitate the sky.
Or, if perhaps you’re looking for an unconventional venue, then check out The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, where you can get married poolside, at The Chandelier surrounded by millions of crystals, in a concert hall, or in a prohibition era-themed lounge and bar.
If you’re planning a grandiose affair fit for a large group of attendees, a ballroom wedding at Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas is ideal. Three of the luxurious resort’s ballrooms can either be divided or combined, allowing seating for up to 480 guests — have the ceremony in one, and the reception in the other two! Amenities include automated blackout shades, on-site catering with a dedicated catering manager and other personalized services.
For those looking for a truly dazzling backdrop, discover Resorts World Las Vegas' Rose Rooftop venue, where you can experience breathtaking views of the Strip, the ideal spot for a late-evening wedding and reception.
Seasonal Wedding Considerations
A summer wedding in Las Vegas offers up so many opportunities to have fun with the little details that will define your wedding — the ones your guests won’t forget.
Consider adding a pre-ceremony drink station stocked with hydrating refreshments — and maybe a few celebratory libations — to keep your guests prepped for the day’s festivities. And on the topic of beverages, if you’re able to customize your cocktail menu, consider refreshing sippers like berry mojitos, mango Bellinis and Aperol spritzes.
Your special day’s colors will dictate everything from your invitations to décor, so lock them down early! While summer generally screams for bright and vivid hues, current summer wedding trends are leaning toward muted palettes. A combination of yellow, navy and slate gray offers a pop of color; the mixture of mauve, cornflower blue and light pink portrays subtle and sophisticated; and forest green, white and gold keeps things bold.
The bouquets, focal point arrangements and centerpieces all call for some fabulous florals. Whether you lean into the desert theme and opt for succulents, go classic with petunias and poppies, or take an exotic route with fragrant eucalypti, it’ll liven up the space and add that perfect something special.
A cool treat is the perfect summer sweet, so offer guests a uniquely Vegas option that’ll add to their guest experience. Lea Lana’s Bananas offers the perfect mix of healthy and decadent with its dessert catering cart. Your guests can craft customized, frozen banana pops by dipping them in Ghirardelli chocolate and topping them with cookie crumbles and candies — yum! Or opt for a tropical treat by having the Kona Ice food truck show up to your celebration and let guests enjoy shaved ice in flavors like Monster Mango and Piña Colada! There’s also Snowie Paradice, a food truck serving shaved ice, ice cream and shakes.
Summer Activities for Guests
If most of your guest list is ready to party, you simply must send them to one of the destination’s high-energy dayclubs. Stadium Swim at Circa Resort & Casino features six pools, swim-up bars and a 40-foot HD screen showcasing the day’s best sports games. There’s also AZILO Ultra Pool at SAHARA Las Vegas, a Moroccan-inspired oasis with DJ sets on the weekend and nighttime Latin music parties. Your attendees can also get a taste of a number of daylife hot spots with tickets to the Exodus Festival Las Vegas, which offers entry to several beach clubs over major holiday weekends.
For some fun under the sun that’s a bit more laid-back, consider a day at Mandalay Bay Beach at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. The expansive space features a lazy river and a sand-entrance wave pool! There’s also The Palazzo Pool Deck at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, with elevated poolside fare such as CAPRI Pool Restaurant & Bar and fully stocked cabanas.
Need a little help planning your perfect Las Vegas summer wedding? Be sure to check out the best wedding planners in Las Vegas. And after your ceremony, extend the party and explore the Strip at your Vegas wedding after-party.