Whether you’re looking for classic elegance or lush gardens, you’ll be saying “I do” to Las Vegas in no time.
By Sarah Fine
On the hunt for a wedding venue in the destination of your dreams? As the Wedding Capital of the World, Las Vegas boasts a long history of helping happy couples start their forever together—and it’s got the venue variety to prove it. Whether you love modern glam or sweet and intimate, you can find a locale perfectly suited to your style. The many conveniences of getting married in this top-notch destination include its world-class service, renowned dining and entertainment scenes and the pure ease with which you can tie the knot. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that most wedding packages include expert planning services! Check out our favorite places to say “I do” in Vegas below.
Over-the-Top Luxe: ARIA Resort & Casino
What happens in Las Vegas can only happen in Las Vegas, and weddings at ARIA perfectly capture the famed energy, glitz and glam. With expert planners at your disposal, the iconic Wedding Chapel can be completely customized to accommodate a party of 60. For a more understated yet sophisticated space, consider the cozy Fireside Lounge. ARIA is also home to some of the most celebrated Las Vegas eateries to host your rehearsal dinner, whether you’re dreaming of the refined decadence of Jean Georges Steakhouse or hoping to dazzle guests with the showmanship and service provided at Carbone.
Vintage Vegas: The Neon Museum
Home to vintage signs that date as far back as the 1930s, The Neon Museum is a living tribute to Las Vegas history. For an intimate ceremony of 70, head to the Neon Boneyard North Gallery, where you’ll find the newest curated signs and the opportunity to add even more vintage flair to an evening wedding with the Brilliant! light show, a 360-degree light, sound and visual immersion experience. For a one-of-a-kind outdoor event, the Neon Main Boneyard can accommodate up to 200 seated guests. This private venue comes equipped with restrooms, electrical power and unrestored vintage signs that are lit up at sunset in an unforgettable retro display. The museum also offers exclusive catering services from a variety of local vendors who will double as your event planners.
Timeless Traditional: J.W. Marriott Las Vegas Resort, Spa & Golf
Just minutes from the Strip, you’ll feel miles away at this Mediterranean-style escape in nearby Summerlin. Bring your dream wedding to life at one of nine timeless venues surrounded by stunning resort views. A few of our favorites: the garden gazebo, with room for up to 200 guests; the Hawthorn Grill, with its patio for up to 50 people surrounded by serene waterfalls; and the Valencia Ballroom (pictured), which boasts regal 30-foot vaulted ceilings, elegant Mediterranean décor and an outdoor terrace with views of the Strip and Red Rock Canyon.
Lush Garden: Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa & Casino
If gorgeous greenery is more your vibe, check out Green Valley Ranch, located in Henderson, Nevada. This European-inspired, off-the-Strip resort sprawls across 11 acres of secluded gardens and features panoramic mountain views. Couples have the option of several hotel venues, from the romantic Piazza staircase for a smaller ceremony to the picturesque Pool Cafe. Have your wedding catered by Hank’s Fine Steaks & Martinis, the award-winning on-site fine-dining establishment, or host your reception in its stunning private dining room that seats up to 60 guests.
Sweet and Intimate: Bliss Wedding Chapel
For the classic Las Vegas wedding, we love Bliss Wedding Chapel for its sweet charm and affordable packages, starting at just $299. Choose from the outdoor Garden Sanctuary with seating for up to 20 guests or the indoor Grand Chapel with its elegant 32-foot vaulted ceilings for a ceremony for up to 50. Complete with professional photography and video services, luxury stretch limousines, a vintage 1963 red touring sedan, wedding attire rentals, floral arrangements, legal ministerial service, and concierge planners, your wedding day will truly be one of, well, bliss.
Waterfront Nautical: The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa
A mere 30 minutes from the Strip, you’ll find the 320-acre Lake Las Vegas, and with it, The Westin Lake Las Vegas resort. Take advantage of the waterfront and say “I do” at one of several outdoor venues, including a rose garden, gazebo and private beach. Kick things off with a welcome dinner cruise on the water, and experience the breathtaking desert sunset. Exchange vows lakeside the next day, followed by an indoor or outdoor reception (the magnificent Casablanca Ballroom can seat more than 2,000) with dinner catered by the award-winning, in-house restaurant Marssa Steak & Sushi.
Urban Glam: Golden Nugget
Overlooking Fremont Street in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, you’ll find the Golden Nugget, offering two event spaces where couples can tie the knot—the classic ballroom or lavish banquet hall—and nine wedding packages. Keep the party going at the Troy Liquor Bar, where, from the second-floor balcony, you’ll be able to see the iconic Viva Vision Light Show at the Fremont Street Experience, the dazzling 3D visual spectacular that starts every night at the top of the hour. If you time things right, you could even be saying “I do” as the show kicks off.
Classical Elegance: Caesars Palace
Inspired by ancient Roman architecture, Caesars Palace has been a Las Vegas staple for over 50 years. From the moment you step foot in the resort, you’ll be planning photo ops by stately columns and sparkling fountains located around the property’s five indoor and outdoor chapels. Gather your loved ones for an intimate ceremony for up to 35 people at the aptly named Romano chapel, or host a lavish outdoor event in the Venus Garden, with its blooming landscape, Roman-inspired gazebo and seating for 114. Bonus: Couples can even opt for a unique registry experience by allowing guests to gift exclusive dining, nightlife, spa or pool experiences during their time at the iconic resort.
Desert Boho: Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
Plan your desert destination wedding at the newly opened Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, where couples have free reign over five acres of luxurious outdoor space to create the ultimate boho oasis. Inspired by its red rock surroundings, the resort offers a diverse selection of venues waiting to be transformed for your perfect day. Walk down the aisle at Kassi Beach House, Virgin Hotels’ very own Italian-influenced poolside escape, with its inviting atmosphere perfect for intimate ceremonies. Then celebrate with authentic Italian cuisine, an impressive selection of libations and breathtaking views.
Art Deco Grandeur: The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
For the couple with a flair for the arts, The Smith Center is the perfect place to get hitched. Located in Downtown Las Vegas, the art deco style performing arts center is teeming with Jazz Age sophistication and romantic accents, offering 14 different venues, lobbies and outdoor spaces ready to become the backdrop for your celebration. The opulent Grand Lobby accommodates up to 220 guests and sets the tone for an elegant wedding ceremony, cocktail reception or seated dinner. For an unmatched view of downtown, consider the nearly two acres of Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park for an epic outdoor gathering with room for over 1,000 guests. A nod to the center’s roots, the Troesh Studio Theater is its most versatile space, with completely customizable features, from lighting to a floating dance floor. Whether it’s a dramatic “black box” setup or something completely bespoke, the Troesh Studio Theater allows you to truly become the star of the show.