When is a wedding more than just a wedding? The answer’s easy, when it’s a Vegas wedding and honeymoon celebration all in one. Really, why should a wedding celebration end when the happy couple drives off dragging tin cans behind them and the guests have all gone home? Here in Vegas we have the perfect place not just to celebrate your love for one another, but also to continue the celebration with friends and family for as long as you can all hold out.
But we understand, it might just seem possible to run out of things to do here. Allow us to assure you, there’s enough to do in Vegas to fill a lifetime, let alone a wedding week. In fact, with so much to do and see here, the biggest issue is sorting it all out and deciding on an itinerary from our endless buffet of choices. But have no fear; we’re here to help. Our experts have put together three different sample itineraries to help you wrap your head around the mountain of possibilities and plan your ultimate Vegas wedding and honeymoon all-in-one visit, no matter what your style!
Start with a guest list to suit your needs and budget and plan activities with and without members of your party from there. We recommend choosing a select few to spend the remainder of the week with you enjoying some of Vegas’ finest traditions.
Itinerary 1: Tradition!
Vegas may be somewhat synonymous with the out-of-the-ordinary, but tradition also has its place here. If all the trimmings and festivities of a traditional wedding celebration are your thing, this itinerary should fit like a lace glove.
With your group:
Start your nuptial festivities with a brunch. For a traditional brunch with a rustic flair, we recommend the rustic American experience of the Hearthstone Kitchen at Red Rock Resort Spa & Casino. Their brunch packages feature all your traditional classics and serve as a perfect way to kick off your time in Vegas.
For the ceremony itself, a timeless outdoor wedding at The Grove presents the perfect setting to tie the knot out among nature and yet without leaving Vegas.
Things to do:
For daytime and evening activities consider taking your party to Topgolf at the MGM Grand. It’s a whole lot more than just golfing—with climate-controlled hitting bays, swimming pools, VIP cabanas, 5 bars and more. You could spend the whole week right here!
The LINQ Promenade + Experience is another great place to visit for some group fun, with a selection of restaurants and attractions, including the 550-ft tall High Roller itself. And don't forget, the High Roller is much more than just a scenic ride. You can take an unforgettable yoga class on board, participate in chocolate tastings and even go for a happy hour ride. The LINQ Promenade + Experience is a lot more than a nice stroll, just off the Strip and filled with opportunities.
Just for the 2 of you:
For the proper pre-nuptial pampering, a spa treatment for the happy couple at the 134,000-square-foot Canyon Ranch Spa at The Venetian is sure to make you an even happier couple. Among the world's largest spas, this deluxe spa was rated 4-stars by Forbes Travel Guide and promises the ultimate luxury escape. And really, what better way for the two of you to relax before your big event?
When considering where to stay, for the kind of opulent elegance every bride dreams of, the Forbes Travel Guide five star-rated Wynn truly can't be beat. With its award winning restaurants, entertainment and nightlife, all designed to be first-class from top to bottom, a stay at The Wynn is truly the once-in-a-lifetime experience you've always dreamed of.
Itinerary 2: Vintage Vegas
With all the glitz and glamour that epitomizes Vegas, people sometimes forget this city is packed with hidden gems and unique history that help round out the personality of this one-of-a-kind place.
With your group:
We recommend your nuptial week starts with a brunch, and what better way to welcome everyone to town than with a group brunch at the renowned Sterling Brunch at Bally's? It's a 30-year Vegas favorite for those looking to go all out — and what better occasion?
For your wedding venue you can’t get more vintage Vegas than the famed Mob Museum. Home to the unique and fascinating history of the mob in Vegas, this first-class museum is also home to first-class vintage-themed weddings on a regular basis.
Things to do:
A Vegas week doesn’t have to be all food and fast-paced fun, sometimes it’s nice to slow things down and take it easy for a while. And to do just that, you can’t beat reclining poolside at the Citrus Pool at the Downtown Grand. It’s the ideal place to soak in the sun, a few refreshing beverages and a little light poolside fare.
In the evening try a visit to the grown-ups’ playground at Gold Spike. Join in the games, music, drinks and live entertainment in their backyard or living room, and play the over-sized collection of over-sized games, like Giant Beer Pong, OCTOPONG, Four Square, Connect Four, Shuffle Board, Skeeball, Cornhole, Twister, Soccer Pool, Billiards, Darts, Giant Chess, Arcade Games and more. To name just a few.
For just the two of you:
A pre-nuptial, soothing spa treatment at the Qua Bath & Spa is a great way to soothe away any jitters. The 50,000 square foot spa with a relaxed, retreat-like feel and unmatched amenities provides just the overwhelming sense of relaxation any impending bridal couple could use.
A stay at the ultra-classic, world-renowned Golden Nugget in Vegas’ Fremont Street Downtown area is just like taking a first-class trip to the past. Its legendary luxury, paired with all the modern amenities make it just the place for a honeymoon stay.
Things to see:
Don’t forget your photo ops while you’re here, like the famed Vegas Vick sign whose waving cowboy is an image synonymous with Las Vegas. Also be sure to get a few shots at Vegas’ unique Container Park whose giant praying mantis sculpture (straight from Burning Man) shoots fire from its antennae.
And you have to catch a show while you’re here. So for vintage Vegas at it’s best, check out The Rat Pack is Back at The Tuscany. Watch Dean, Sammy and Frank come to life with talented impersonators and timeless music, costumes and antics from the Rat Pack years.
Itinerary 3: Intimate and exciting
Sure, Vegas is a great place to go all out on your wedding party and after-parties, but it’s also a great place for smaller, more nimble gatherings to soak up the energy and excitement of Vegas.
With your group
Start your intimate week off with a brunch at Lavo at The Palazzo. This Italian restaurant and lounge serves a traditional brunch in its cozy main dining room and patio and is the perfect place for your group to gather to get your week started.
Things to do:
And as if getting married wasn’t potentially as thrilling as it gets, how about taking the group to the Sky Jump, Big Shot or Insanity rides at the The STRAT Hotel, Casino & Skypod? Each thrill ride is designed to increase your heart rate like nothing else and conquering them all is a true accomplishment.
Just the 2 of you:
Enjoy the calm before the storm of your wedding day by spoiling yourselves with the 5-star luxury of The Spa at Vdara. Recently awarded a Forbes 5-Star rating, this 2-floor European spa takes you on a therapeutic journey that can last a whole day if you want. And who wouldn’t?
If you're looking for traditional elegance, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is the perfect spot, with its residential-style living spaces and breathtaking skyline views; it's modern luxury with a traditional feel that perfectly complements the traditional-style wedding.
Things to see:
Of course you can’t miss your famous Vegas photo ops, 63 stories up at The Foundation Room in the Towers at Mandalay Bay, rooftop at the VooDoo Lounge at Rio, or with the gorgeous 40-foot tall Bliss Dance sculpture at The Park.
There’s really no place like Vegas to combine your wedding and honeymoon along with your friends and family. The key is planning. With so many options to choose from, it’s hard to go wrong, but hopefully these ideas will give you a good place to start. Now go have some fun!