I arrived in Vegas on Tuesday and have been looking at venues since then...honestly I'm confused.
1. Wynn - This was my favorite, I was looking forward to seeing the Primrose Courtyard. It was beautiful but, it was so small compared to the pictures. I can't imagine how they fit so many people. Also, the chapels looked very small. I didn't like the hotel or the rooms either, too much random color for me and the bed killed my back.
2. Mandarin Oriental - Very traditional wedding venue. Large ballrooms for the reception, cocktail hour and ceremony. I loved that there was so much space. Unfortunately, the hotel is on the "boring" side since there is no casino and you have to go outside to get to Aria. Loved the rooms and the service.
3. Aria - Loved the hotel and the rooms, I also loved the decor of the wedding chapel but it was just too small and cramped together. Hated their "ballrooms" and the girl who was showing me around was extremely cold.
4. Bellagio - Hate the old look of their wedding chapels. Loved the idea of having the ceremony at the Hyde Club overlooking the fountains. I'm more worried about the cost of this (hoping 50K will be enough). I also loved the idea of having the reception at Prime because yet again the fountains were great. I don't really like the Bellagio hotel, it seems very old to me.
Tomorrow I'm going to Mandalay Bay and the Venetian/Palazzo.
I just want to find a hotel where I like their wedding options and the hotel itself.
I want to have the ceremony, then the cocktail hour, then the reception and go to a club afterwards. Does that sound out of the ordinary for a Vegas wedding? Would it be possible? Ideally, all would happen at one hotel.
Can anyone give me any ideas? I'm honestly more confused and discouraged at the moment.