Destination weddings are the best kind of two-for-one for you and your guests: a party and a vacation all at once. And when you’re planning one in Vegas, there are endless activities that will amp up the experience. No matter your personality, you can choose the elements that speak to you, from indulging in a delicious feast to lounging luxuriously by the pool. To help you pinpoint your ideal itinerary, we’ve compiled our favorite activities and venues for every type of celebration, whether your guest list is two or 200.
Foodies hunting for the next great meal will find enough world-class cuisine in Vegas to please even the most discerning palates.
Start things off: To get your guests better acquainted with the Vegas culinary landscape, schedule an evening with Lip Smacking Foodie Tours. The three-hour “Savors of the Strip” culinary tour takes diners on an epicurean adventure of four of the best restaurants on Las Vegas Boulevard. If everyone has room for more, head downtown for a welcome dinner at Carson Kitchen, the last outpost of chef Kerry Simon. His legacy lives on at this Fremont-area favorite with intriguing menu items like squid ink spaghetti and caviar deviled eggs.
Celebrate your love: Joël Robuchon at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino has a designated spot for wedding ceremonies. Its lavishly decorated Parisian Terrace serves as an intimate space to say your vows, followed by a five-course tasting menu in a private dining room.
Say farewell: You can’t send your loved ones home without one more amazing meal. A good-bye brunch at The Cromwell Las Vegas’ restaurant Giada, TV chef Giada De Laurentiis’ signature spot, is a must for any true Food Network fan.
Las Vegas is no stranger to luxury. There are plenty of spots where to-be-weds and their guests can feel pampered like the VIPs they are.
Start things off: Kick off your luxurious weekend with that classic symbol of high-class dinners: the steak house. SW Steakhouse at Wynn is one of the best on the Strip, but its waterfront view of the nightly Lake of Dreams show really puts the experience over the top. Follow your decadent night out by inviting your guests to a relaxing day at the spa. The Sahra Spa, Salon & Hammam at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is as fancy as it gets. You can even book your own penthouse with a steam room, hydrotherapy tubs and a private treatment area. How luxurious is that?
Celebrate your love: Weddings at the Four Seasons Las Vegas are known for their impeccable service and serene settings. With multiple venues in one location, the Four Seasons lets couples customize every aspect of their day and benefit from some serious red-carpet treatment.
Say farewell: What could be classier than ending your wedding weekend with a fancy French brunch? Bouchon at The Venetian features the world-famous cuisine of award-winning chef Thomas Keller. Enjoy truffle Croque Madame, smoked salmon and decadent pastries while people-watching on the patio.
Got wanderlust running through your veins? Pay homage to all the places you’ve been (or dream of visiting) at a wedding that spans the globe without ever leaving Las Vegas.
Start things off: Transport your guests — or at least their taste buds — to Thailand with a rehearsal dinner at Lotus of Siam. This James Beard Award–winning restaurant focuses on authentic northern and eastern Thai cuisine, some of which you might not see elsewhere in the U.S.
Celebrate your love: Continue your globally themed nuptials with an Italian-inspired ceremony at Bellagio Hotel & Casino. Among the venues to choose from is the Terrazza di Sogno, where you can recite your vows with the Fountains of Bellagio in the background. Afterward, continue your international adventure with a French reception at either Le Cirque or Picasso—both restaurants are among the five in Las Vegas to be awarded a AAA Five-Diamond Award, ensuring a delightful feast to cap the evening’s festivities.
If you and your fiancé feel more at home surrounded by clean lines and modern art than over-the-top opulence, Vegas still has you covered.
Start things off: Make a jaw-dropping (and mouthwatering) first impression by inviting your guests to cocktail hour at The Chandelier at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The bejeweled and breathtaking venue is a multistory visual spectacle housing three unique bar experiences. Continue the evening at Superfrico, an Italian-American psychedelic restaurant from the creators of production shows Absinthe and OPIUM. Explore the imaginatively themed space while indulging in inventive takes on familiar Italian-American favorites.
Celebrate your love: The Waldorf Astoria offers ceremony and reception spaces perfect for couples looking for modern aesthetics. The bridal atriums are flooded with natural daylight, while the Waldorf Ballroom boasts floor-to-ceiling windows (and views). In addition to other amenities, the property also offers an innovative brunch wedding option.
These itineraries are just a taste of what the Wedding Capital of the World has to offer for your special day. Whether you’re looking to have a large-scale event or an intimate affair, a traditional ceremony or one that is ultra-unique, there is a Las Vegas wedding celebration just waiting to be planned for every sense of style and personality.