The destination celebrates LGBTQ+ pride throughout the year with special events and festivities, offering the community a place that welcomes and celebrates the freedom to be yourself. It truly is the ultimate place for LGBTQ+ partners to tie the knot.
Read on for our suggestions on how to create a memorable day for you and your loved ones.
Pick the Perfect Resort
Every resort in the destination has something that makes it special, it’s all about finding one that suits your personal style. Park MGM Las Vegas and Caesars Palace are in the middle of all the fabulous entertainment and dining the destination has to offer. Plus, you can catch a resident show at Dolby Live or The Colosseum, the resorts’ respective theaters for headlining talent.
If you’re looking for an elevated resort experience, Wynn Las Vegas has beautifully designed suites and top-notch amenities like its award-winning spa and stunning resort pools. Want to stay in historic Downtown Las Vegas? You’ll have a blast at Circa Resort & Casino, where Fremont Street’s tallest tower is accompanied by fun entertainment options like Stadium Swim, the resort’s rooftop pool amphitheater.
Choose Where to Say “I Do”
Much like the resort you’ll decide on, a venue should also be tailored to you and your partner’s tastes and personalities. With 320 days of sunshine per year, Las Vegas enjoys near-perfect weather, making outdoor weddings a popular choice in the destination. From parks and attractions to golf courses and resort chapels with al fresco areas, there’s an outdoor option for you in Las Vegas.
For something intimate, almost every resort has a wedding salon or check out the Gay Chapel of Las Vegas, which has been uniting same-sex couples for 16 years. The chapel offers several wedding packages, from traditional to themed ceremonies.
Looking for something unique — or magnificent? There are countless places to get married in an Only Vegas fashion! If you’re budget minded, consider the well-known chapels lining Las Vegas Boulevard in Downtown Las Vegas.
Plan Your Celebration
Now that you’ve tied the knot, it’s time to celebrate! Support community-minded businesses and hold your reception at businesses recognized by The Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Nevada (GLCCNV). Fresh Wata or MEET Las Vegas both offer unique spaces for you and your family to celebrate your recent union.
Wherever you’re celebrating, one of the many surefire ways Vegas is going to elevate your special day is the extensive list of restaurants and catering services you can choose from. With food from around the world, there’s a dinner option for every taste and diet. Many restaurants offer private dining rooms, perfect for a post-wedding celebration. That takes us right to the all-important cake — and Vegas is here to fulfill your dessert dreams!
Capture your day
Las Vegas is the Entertainment Capital of the World, which means there are plenty of photographers, videographers and image services to capture your special moments.
Two such photography options include Amber Garrett Photography and Mona Shield Payne Photography. Both have been recognized by the GLCCNV—just one (very important) reason to choose these amazing visual artists.
As for backdrops, consider taking your photos in front of iconic Vegas landmarks, with beautifully designed sculptures and murals, or outdoors on the Strip or at a nearby state park. If you’re community-minded, the Robert L. Forbuss Building, which houses the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, is a mid-mod beauty located in Downtown Las Vegas. With retro aesthetics and landscaped gardens, it’s a great spot for that perfect “I Do” pic!
Celebrate all Night and Weekend
Las Vegas boasts a world-renowned nightlife scene, with superstar DJs playing the Strip’s major nightclubs every night of the week. The destination also has a thriving gay bar scene, many with exciting events and drag shows regularly featuring the top queens from around the world.
Whether you’re dancing the night away at Piranha Nightclub, playing a round of pool at The Garage, or taking in the extravagant eleganza that one of many of Charlie’s Las Vegas’ drag shows offers, you’ll be in fabulous company and having a fabulous time.
If you’re here on the weekend, wake up and head to Temptation Sundays at Luxor Hotel & Casino, the long-running gay pool party that’s sure to be the best sendoff for your fabulous wedding in Las Vegas.
However you decide to say “I do,” Las Vegas offers ceremonies and receptions that will make your special day exactly how you imagined—likely with some unforgettable moments and the usual Only Vegas flair. And as “Forever Happens Here,” remember to come back to celebrate your long-lasting love when you’re ready to renew those vows!