So, the biggest day of your whole life is coming up and you’re thinking of getting married in Las Vegas. It’s a pretty great choice, to be honest, and over 80,000 people every year agree with you! There’s no shortage of incredible ways to celebrate or amazing venues in which to tie the knot. If you’re looking to have a vintage Vegas wedding, you’re in the right place. Nobody does a wedding like Las Vegas. And it all starts with that classic chapel feel.
It doesn’t really get any more vintage Vegas than the Little Church of the West. It’s one of the oldest buildings on the Las Vegas Strip and has been doing Las Vegas weddings since 1942. Made of California redwood, the Little Church is where Judy Garland, Cindy Crawford, Angelina Jolie and other celebrities were married. In fact, more celebrities have been married here than any other chapel in the world. Plus, it still has the original light fixtures and lamps – talk about a vintage look and feel. It’s a historic place that’s perfect for your historic day.
You don’t have to be royalty to be treated as such. And when you’re at the Royal Wedding Chapel, you’ll certainly feel like royalty. You’ll also feel a deep connection to Las Vegas in the Garden of Love Chapel. The chapel was built around “the Natural Love Tree,” which has been growing strong since the 1940s. Talk about a metaphor for love and putting down roots. Find all the Vegas charm here, just five minutes from Fremont Street Experience.
Choose the chapel that’s perfect for you, ranging from a classic Victorian chapel to an enchanting glass garden. They’ll take care of everything on your big day, so all you have to worry about it showing up and saying “I do.”
Get the party started.
Once you’ve found the perfect chapel, it’s time to plan the party. With so much to do downtown, the wedding party never has to end.
This is vintage Vegas dining at its finest. Have your rehearsal or wedding dinner here and feel connected to the city you’re getting married in. Sit back and drink in the atmosphere. Then, get ready for an incredible dining experience.
Looking for a place to have a reception you’ll never forget? Try the Neon Museum, where larger-than-life signs of Vegas past find a new home. It’s charming and literally has something vintage in every corner.
Ever seen a wedding party on pedals? You could. With the RTC Bike Share, you’ve got a completely unique way to get around downtown. Nobody will forget the time they biked from the chapel to the after-party. You could even give your bike a vintage touch with a just married sign, strings and cans. “Here comes the bride on her bike share ride.” It’s kind of catchy.
Think of it like a big adult playground, where fun, games, cocktails and nightlife come together to create one big party that you’ll never forget. It features an outdoor courtyard known as the “Backyard,” with a variety of activities including oversized games, four square, fire pits, live music and a bar. Reserve space or just show up. Think of it like a reception with you and hundreds of friends you haven’t met yet.
There are so many places to eat, drink and party at the Downtown Container Park. From Big Ern’s BBQ, which offers real deal slow smoked BBQ with fresh sides made from scratch, to JinJu Chocolates, which offers delectable chocolates with a modern twist sure to melt in your guest’s mouth. Everybody in your wedding party can find something to satisfy their cravings. Be on the lookout for free live music every weekend. It’s like having your own band at your wedding.
Keep the party going.
At the end of your big day, there’s no better way to celebrate than in a classic Vegas hotel. Consider these three mainstays downtown, and keep the party going where it started all these years ago.
It’s the longest continuously running hotel and casino in Las Vegas and it still boasts the same classic façade it’s had since 1952. Some people call it the cornerstone of downtown. You can call it home for the best night of your life. Stop by The Parlour Bar, get a massage and then grab a bite to eat at Siegel’s 1941. You might even be lucky enough to stay in the same room that Ellie Goulding filmed her music video On My Mind.
When you think of downtown, you’ve got to think Golden Nugget. Built in 1946, this hotel and casino has history. Get a taste of the past and the future at the same time. Stop by the Ice Bar for a drink or slide down a world-class, one-of-a-kind waterslide through a shark tank. Then, take your pick from a Fremont Street nightclub to a sophisticated lounge scene. The party never has to stop at the Golden Nugget.
You’ll love waking up at the Downtown Grand, where, after a very busy day, you can walk up to the rooftop and relax at the Citrus Grand Pool Deck. Grab a bite to eat poolside and a cocktail, and then soak up that desert sun. You just had the best weekend of your life.
And that’s just the start.
So, now you’ve got a start on planning the perfect day. And, whether you choose to go vintage or modern, Las Vegas has everything you need to make wedding memories that will last a lifetime. Just like your love. To get even more wedding inspiration, just keep scrolling.
58,000 square feet of nine differently themed activities and exhibits that will appeal to all age groups.
2. Shark Reef
A full size aquarium that is designed with the idea of immersing you underwater while you are in the desert. There you will be able to experience 2,000 animals, including some of the most dangerous predators in the world. Including their newest attraction, an eight-foot-long Komodo dragon from Indonesia
3. Be Amazed
A great option would be Mystère by Cirque du Soleil at Treasure Island. Featuring art, music and culture from around the world with plenty of aerial segments. Including a trampoline act that sends performers hurtling into the air in a series of spins and flips, flying trapeze, and an aerial high bar that puts acrobats 40 feet above the stage. The kids (and adults) will love it.
VEGAS FUN FOR THE BRIDE
1. Spa Day
Gather your wedding party and spend the day at the Spa. Nearly every resort has a spa with something special. The AWAY Spa at SLS Las Vegas offers 10 treatment rooms (some have custom massage beds equipped with music therapy technology), a relaxation lounge, a couples’ massage suite, herbal steam rooms and oversized experience showers.
2. Go Shopping
People come far and wide to shop in Las Vegas. You must visit Fashion Show Las Vegas, The Forum Shops at Caesars, and The Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian/The Palazzo might be our favorite. The Shoppes have a beautiful outdoor feel; you can even take a gondola ride through the plaza, and grab some gelato afterward. These are just a few of the many places you can find that perfect accessory to go along with your bridal look or stumble upon the perfect bikini for your honeymoon.
HAVE A WELCOME DINNER
There are so many foodie adventures to be had in Vegas, so deciding on a place for your welcome dinner might be hard. If we had to choose a place that the whole family would enjoy it would be GIADA inside The Cromwell. So much deliciousness on the menu.
After all the fun you and all of your guests have had, it’s time for the big day. There are so many fabulous places to choose from, it will be hard to pick.
Want a luxurious yet peaceful wedding setting? Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa would be an ideal venue for you. With multiple wedding settings both inside and outside, you will be able to make your wedding personalized and unique
Looking to have a wedding with a view, then The Platinum Hotel and Spa is a great choice. Located off the strip with a 17th rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip. An elegant and sophisticated setting for your Las Vegas Wedding.
The Havana Room at the Tropicana Las Vegas can accommodate both the ceremony and the reception! With its state-of-the-art technology which allows you to change the lighting in the room to coordinate with your wedding colors. You are sure to have an all-night dance party here.
Regardless of what you select, your experience will be top notch and exactly what you envisioned. Most of all the luxury hotels in Las Vegas can create a custom wedding experience at any budget. From arranging to have those pink peonies in your wedding bouquet, to creating a custom dinner menu for you and all of your guests, it will all be custom designed around you and your wedding style. Think Las Vegas for your up and coming destination wedding.
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