Hi everyone! I've posted a couple times, but figured I'd finally contribute something. A little about me - I'm a Vegas local (born and raised) and I'll be celebrating my 6 year wedding anniversary this January, which is when we're planning a vow renewal. The first time around we just went down to the court house with our parents and two best friends so this is the first time planning for anything!
On to the goods!
I'm leaning towards an in-suite option and would love to be able to do both ceremony and reception there. Problem? We have roughly 50-55 people that will be attending, which I think might be too tight for both. I've also looked into other options, more specifically Aria and Hard Rock Café (the one on the strip).
Hard Rock Café: I've been dealing with Laura who is amazing! So down to earth, answers all my questions extremely fast was so friendly on the tour! I toured it today and love the balcony (too small - 40ppl max) and the LIVE space - both on the third floor. The only issue is that to do a ceremony in either of those spots the ceremony has to be over by noon and reception by 2 pm. I guess this is often rented out for concerts and corporate events so unless you're having 100+ people and willing to drop $15k-$20k you have to have it fairly early. They do have something called the chapel room (also on the 3rd floor) which is just a closed off room with pictures of rock n roll couples adorning the walls. It's very ballroom feeling (cute, but ballroom), but can do both ceremony and reception. She said max 75 - that seems a bit tight to me for a reception. Ceremony, maybe. The minimum for that room (no time of day restriction) is $3,500 and you can count your ceremony in that as well. Another option for a reception is to just eat downstairs in their restaurant. It's semi private and has menus starting at $20pp with no F&B minimum! They're also contracted with Orange Soda Photography, which I actually happen to love!. Ceremony packages start at $750 for standing room only and $1250 for seating up to 60 guests.
Aria: TONS of Aria brides here. It's absolutely gorgeous! I toured it last year and fell in love. After they started to nickel and dime me to death I lost interest. Last year they were also willing to honor the vow renewal package ($1k) on a Friday which was awesome! This year it doesn't seem like they're as lenient. I'm just stuck on paying $3k on a 20 min ceremony that doesn't actually change our status. I've emailed them to ask if they allow customizations or maybe credits for everything we don't need (limo to marriage bureau, night stay, etc.) I emailed Erika and her assistant 3 times over the course of a week and a half and didn't receive anything. I finally resent an initial emailing explaining everything and Marissa is now in contact with me.
Bellagio Hyde: LOVE the Bellagio (The hubs proposed in front of the fountains), but the chapels are a bit more traditional for our tastes and the outside locations aren't an option for 55 people. I love the pictures I've seen of Hyde. I emailed and received a reply within a couple days. The email states, "Please be advised that the minimum package to upgrade to Hyde is the Deluxe wedding package (Sundays thru Thursdays), Deluxe wedding package with premium (Fridays), and Bellagio wedding package (Saturdays). The upgrade to Hyde for the ceremony is an additional $3,500 on top of your wedding package." So For a Saturday the Bellagio wedding package is $3,900 + $3,500 = more than we want to spend. NEXT!
PBR Rock Bar (After party): Great location! You can rent out the whole venue, just the upstairs or be on the main floor off to the side. The upstairs (private bar, seating, pool table, beer pong table [if you want it]) minimum is $3575. They also offer full reception food (still casual) or stations - Mac n cheese bar, nacho bar, carving station, or fun Hors d'oeuvres like chicken and waffle sewers, fried pickles, grilled cheese and tomato soup shots. Their open bar packages are $36pp for 2 hours, $46pp for 3 hours and $56pp for 4 hours. If you decide not to do the secluded upstairs private area you can be downstairs off to the side with no minimum. I do have to check on this though, because I remember going there with friends and a open bar wrist band was only $25. Maybe (hopefully) the $36pp is higher quality liquor.
Onto the suites. This is where I have more hesitation and questions! (The prices quoted are for a Saturday night non wedding season, but it IS convention season in Vegas!)
This site has been fantastic for information! At first I was sold on the Apex suite in Planet Hollywood, which is still a top contender. I just feel its not possible for ceremony and reception for 55 people. Maybe we could get away with a cocktail reception?
Palms Fantasy Suites: I have a brochure that was emailed to me with pricing if anyone would like it! The G Suite - Event capacity is 100. Its 2,000 sq. Ft. (2,500 if adding on the extra bedroom). $3k during the week and $4k on the weekends. Decorated like the Ghostbar - all gold, full bar, pool table, lounge type seating. The other one is the Celebrity Suite - Event capacity is 65, square footage is 1500. $2k during the week and $3k on the weekends.
I also got a quote from 33 group for the Palms Place Penthouse B which is 3,120 sq Ft and event capacity of 75 for $3,360. This seems like a screaming deal! And the Palms Place 2 Bedroom Suite for $587. Has anyone ever worked with them? I searched and only found a couple posts, but no one ever reviewed the company.
Hard Rock hotel: I was dead set on getting the real world penthouse suite until I called and found out it's $12k!!! She basically said the 3 bedrooms (real world, paradise tower penthouse) are $12k, 2 bedrooms (Nirvana, Provocateur) are $8,500 and the one bedrooms (Sex & Pistols, Infinity) are $5k. So nope, not happening.
The Cromwell: I'm trying to set up a tour here because after the Reno it looks amazing online! I have price quotes of $2,180 for the Cromwell Suite which is 1,750 sq Ft and sort of a glam aspect to it. The Gallery Suite is $899 a night.
Cosmopolitan: I really want to tour the West End Penthouse - anyone ever stayed here or done an in-suite? How is security? Would it be difficult to get catering + 55 people up the elevators??
Aria: 1 Bedroom Panoramic Penthouse quoted for $808. I know I've read some reviews. Do you think 55 people would fit for ceremony AND receptions? I would also love to know if anyone has any experience with the Sky Villas?
MGM: This is where I keep going back to. The videos of their suites look amazing! What are your thoughts on capacity for the Skyline Terrace Suite? Quoted at $1,060. Then onto the Sky Lofts. I'm in love. The 1 bedroom is $1,198, but I don't know if it'd be comfortable for everyone. I'm set on the 2 bedroom Terrace Sky Loft which I was quoted roughly $3,500. If I could get any sort of feedback about catering and getting people up there. I did receive a reply from them saying 40 people max allowed in the 2 bedroom and catering is $110 pp ++. I know more than 40 people can fit and be comfortable, I'm just worried about getting those people through the security. Any insight?
I also have information on Trevi, Beijing Noodle 9, Serendipity's 3, Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill, Gordon Ramsay BURGR, Sugar Factory, Yard House (Town Square location), Strip House, Grand Lux Café, Joe's Seafood, Carmines, Wolfgang Puck @ Crystals, Mix Lounge, Canonita, and The Barrymore.
PHEW! Sorry it's so long! Any questions let me know! And if anyone can answer any of my suite questions? THANKS!!