When you think of a Las Vegas wedding, you often think of a cheesy drive through chapel wedding (I know I did!) I never thought you could get elegance and old world charm in the City of Lights. That is, until I went to The Venetian with some fellow Aisle Society bloggers and it completely opened my eyes! If you want an Italian destination wedding feel, with impeccable service and out of this world dining experiences, without leaving the US, you have to go to The Venetian and her sister hotel, The Palazzo.
First of all, what sets The Venetian apart from anywhere else on the strip is that every room is a suite. So you get a luxurious bedroom plus a spacious living area, not to mention a giant bathroom (hello beautiful tub to soak in after a long day!) It’s the perfect space to get ready for your big day, with lots of room for you and your girls to hang out and relax before walking down the aisle.
Speaking of getting ready, The Venetian Las Vegas houses Canyon Ranch SpaClub, one of the largest spas in the world. With over 150 services and more than 90 treatment rooms (including a private bridal suite), you can be sure to feel relaxed and rejuvenated before your “I dos”. It also makes The Venetian the perfect bachelorette party destination, spending a relaxing day at the spa before dining at one of their award wining restaurants and heading out to a show on the strip.
Foodies will delight with the amazing dining options at The Venetian, almost making it too hard to choose! Lovers of vintage and that down home feel will fall for Buddy V’s. Renowned baker Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro has a new Italian restaurant inside Grand Canal Shoppes, featuring mouthwatering heirloom family recipes. The vintage baker in me was obsessed with the decor, with a wall of retro rolling pins and light fixtures made of wisks. And of course the food was exceptional! We ate family style, sharing various plates around the table to get a taste of all the delicious offerings. This is the perfect idea for a rehearsal dinner and gives you that family meal feel all the way in Vegas. Another favorite was db Brasserie, Chef Daniel Boulud’s new contemporary French restaurant. If you want fine dining with that chic Paris feel, this is the place to go. db Brasserie has two private dining rooms, making it the perfect reception space for something private with lots of character and a fresh and inspired menu.
That old world charm I was talking about? You really can’t get it anywhere else but at The Venetian Las Vegas, making it the place for a chic vintage wedding in Vegas. There are several unique ceremony locations throughout The Venetian that make it a coveted venue for your vows. For a romantic elopement like no other, I love their exclusive Signature White Wedding Gondola. You and your intended can say your “I dos” while gliding down the Grand Canal in the intimate ceremony of your dreams. I also loved the Wedding Bridge, where up to 20 guests can join you on the bridge over the Grand Canal amid the bustling St. Mark’s Square. In the atrium of the Grand Canal Shoppes, there is also the Palazzo Waterfall. This jaw dropping backdrop changes with the seasons for an unforgettable location for your guests.
For an outdoor ceremony there are the Venezia Courtyard and the Wedding Terrace. With lush gardens and fountains, they make for an elegant and picturesque venue. If you are looking for privacy, The Venetian’s Wedding Chapel is sophisticated glamour at it’s finest with views of the terrace and gardens.
We went to a few of the different hotels on the strip and coming back to The Venetian always felt like you were transported to another place. The unique charm and excellent service is unmatched. Stroll the beautiful shopping plaza at St. Mark’s Square while enjoying some gelato and take romantic gondola ride while being serenaded. It is a dream destination that will have you falling in love all over again!
*Perfect Proposal Alert* That romantic gondola ride? You can make it even more memorable by popping the question by having The Venetian ‘write’ “Will you marry me?” in the ‘sky’!