Getting Married at The Venetian, Las Vegas
There are so many different options to choose from if you’re planning to get married at The Venetian. Opening in 1999, The Venetian added an exclusive wedding chapel to the resort in 2003. Whether you’re planning a small intimate gathering or a grand and extravagant affair – there is an option to wow everyone. The resort can accommodate 70 different weddings in one day and up to 20 on a Saturday. September to October are the most popular months to get married at the hotel, with unusual dates such as 12/12/12 being popular wedding dates in America.
Whilst you can book your wedding 12 months in advance, The Venetian can also accommodate “pop up” weddings which only require 4 hours notice. With in house florists and photographers – you don’t need to worry about frantically booking last minute suppliers as they are included in all wedding packages. However, in Vegas you need a license to get married which can be obtained quickly (within 24 hours, $77). Once you have your license, you can get married within hours at The Venetian.
A Personal Planner
With 98% of brides booking the venue online without previewing it, each bride is immediately assigned a personal wedding planner who will guide them through the process. They will be present for the rehearsal and ceremony and can also organise the wedding license if required.
The Ceremony Options
Gondola Luxury – Float around the canal maze on a private white gondola which can accommodate just 2 people and the celebrant. The hotel’s most popular wedding option and the most intimate. The journey is all but 15 minutes up and down the canal, with a serenading gondolier to make the moment extra special. The actual ceremony is very short (5-7 minutes).
Chapel – Opened in 2003, the wedding chapel is a stunning place to exchange your vows. With various different packages available, the chapel has very flexible sizing options; you can use one side, the middle or all of if – depending on how much room you need. It can accommodate up to 150 people if needed and the ceremony time is 10-15 minutes.
Venetian Courtyard – The wedding planner’s favourite, this location is a beautiful and intimate outdoor setting. Accommodating up to 100 guests, you will receive exclusive use of the Venetian Courtyard for one and a half hours.
Venezia Side Garden – Perfect for small weddings, the beautiful Garden can accommodate up to 10 guests (standing) and is surrounded by luscious greenery.
Wedding Chapel Terrace – This area can accommodate 20 guests. Due to the surrounding fountains which can be quite noisy, you will be given microphones so that everyone can hear your vows clearly.
The Bridge of Love – Located within St. Mark’s Square, the Bridge can accommodate 20 guests either side of the raised bridge where the bride and groom will be stood. This area is a stunning location but is not private and you may find a gathering crowd keen to watch the ceremony.
The Palazzo Waterfall – With different packages available for this location, you can accommodate up to 80 guests in this location surrounded with a lush landscape of Italian Garden. The 3 storey high waterfall is a stunning spectacle which falls to the hotel lobby area. This is also a public area, so a crowd may gather!
Although Las Vegas rarely see bad weather, all wedding locations in The Venetian have a back up location just in case. At The Venetian, your ceremony is distinct from your reception – unlike the UK. Whilst your florist and photographer are included for the ceremony itself, there is no set wedding package including a wedding breakfast. The wedding party will usually go onto one of the hotel’s many restaurants for a meal after the ceremony. In terms of occupancy rules – there are none! So if you’re worrying that getting married at The Venetian means that you and your guests will also have to stay, then do not fear – there is no obligation to purchase accommodation.
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