Looking for a fresh twist on your Las Vegas wedding reception? Here are a few ways that couples are re-thinking where and how they celebrate their forever with the people they care about the most and the places that can make the moment even more special.


1. Open Air

With only 26 days of rain per year, Vegas is an ideal spot to raise a custom cocktail under the wide-open sky. Celebrate under the almond trees at The Grove or in the succulent oasis of Springs Preserve. If you prefer a water view, try the Terrazza di Sogno at Bellagio with its unmatched views of the Fountains of Bellagio or the Citrus Grand Pool Deck at the Downtown Grand.

2. Small Gatherings

Minimonies are here to stay with venues doubling as chapels and reception halls for a select group of guests. Holding an intimate ceremony in a posh Vegas setting like a Nobu Penthouse at Caesars Palace or on the stunning rooftop of Park MGM not only provides unparalleled architecture and views, but also easy access to the wide range of food and drink options already available at the properties.  


3. Formal Plated Dinners

The move away from big, formal weddings also means more options for plated meals with personalized menus and top-notch table service. Treat a select group of friends and family to elegant, bistro-style dining inside The Venetian Resort Las Vegas at Bouchon. Or make your way to Marché Bacchus located in Summerlin, where warmth and conversation can flow.


4. Bold Colors

More and more couples are opting for bold pops of color instead of traditional white or blush palettes for their wedding day. Bright, happy colors bring energy and joy to the occasion and Vegas has lots of venues that can amplify your palette. The bright blues and vibrant greens of Seven Magic Mountains provide the perfect backdrop for your ceremony and a sustainable reception nestled in the desert. Or opt for bold colors that literally glow at The Neon Museum.


5. Brunch Weddings

Vegas is filled with fantastic brunch spots that are perfect for one of the hottest new wedding trends, the brunch wedding. Celebrate your forever over a mimosa inside Red Rock Resort at James Beard award-winning chef Marc Vetri’s Osteria Fiorella. Or make your way to the Wynn Las Vegas and sample small plates like veal short-rib hash and cream cheese pancakes at La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway.


6. Nostalgic Vibes

While weddings are about looking to the future, they’re also about celebrating the past. Maybe that’s why so many couples are looking to re-invent their “something old” into something new. Venues like Historic Fifth Street School bring a wonderful sense of nostalgia to your reception, especially for people you’ve known since you were in school together.


7. Unexpected Venues

In Vegas, there’s no need to think conventionally. Why rent out a banquet hall when you can celebrate among the breathtaking art installations at AREA15 or treat your guest to endless floor-to-ceiling views of the Strip, along with endless thrill rides at The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod?

So, whether you’re looking to put a little twist on tradition or completely re-think how you celebrate with friends and family, you’ll find plenty of venues in Vegas to help you bring your perfect wedding to life.