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Photography within Strip hotels

Hi,

I think this is probably more of a question for past brides and grooms.

I have read recently that hotels on the strip are becoming increasingly strict on photos being taken on their property. We're heading on a strip tour after our ceremony and have a couple of hotels that we def want to visit for pictures.

I was wondering if you are actually staying within a specific hotel, did you ask before booking about having pictures taken around the hotel? And would it make a difference if you are staying there to whether or not you can have pictures taken on your wedding day?

We haven't booked our accomodation yet for our wedding, but it would help us in making our decision if we knew about the photography.

Sorry that was a bit long and confusing...hope it makes sense and thanks in advance! Laughing
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Re: Photography within Strip hotels

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    edited December 2011
    The only one I know of that actually forbids any commercial photographers from taking pictures anywhere on the grounds is the Venetian, and we crossed them off our list because of that.  They even told us outside photographers would still be banned if we rented a ball room for our reception; wtf?!

    Most of the strip resorts no longer allow you to have your own photog in their chapels, but generally don't care about outside of the chapel.  One or two may still let you pay an outside vendor fee to have your own photog in the chapel but that's becoming increasingly rare.

    We're getting married at Mandalay, not in their chapel, and I got it in writing that the hotel doesn't mind us having our own photographer since it will be in one of the restaurants that is still public hotel area.

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    edited December 2011
    Lol yeah i heard that about the Venetian, that's been ruled out for us too. The ones we really want to get pictures in are Bellagio and Planet Hollywood (at the crystals in the lobby).

    I'm hoping if we stay in one of those then it might mean getting some pictures there easier.

    Our ceremony is in the Wynn and i'm hoping cashman will get some pictures around the grounds there after the ceremony.

    Fingers crossed!  
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    MNVegasMNVegas member
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    edited December 2011
    We had photos taken in May at the Venetian both inside and outside. Also did photos in areas at Bellagio and Mandalay Bay.  Back in May I had also heard about tighter security, but we did not encounter any of this when doing photos with Todd. 
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    aegrishaegrish member
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    edited December 2011
    i asked my WC at Caesars and she said they have no problems with having outside photogs on the grounds.  My friend also had a lot of her photos taken at paris with an outside photog and had no probs.
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    edited December 2011
    The Wynn also does not allow any outside commercial photography and they are cracking down. I have also heard the Bellagio is strict, but it may all depend on your photographer - where they are willing to go and how fast they move etc. I think they make these restrictions whether or not you are staying on property.

    As far as I know PH does not have any restrictions.  We stayed there and our photographer took pictures of me in our room, the lobby, and by the chandeliers. Our photogapher also had no problems taking photos around the grounds at Caesars.
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    edited December 2011
    MB allows outside photogs to take pics anywhere other than in VOTF or on the beach. I've taken casual pics in VOTF though and no staff were anywhere to be seen so I think you could probably snap a few there anyway. If I wasn't getting married there, I wouldn't know.
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    edited December 2011
    We took photos outside the Venetian, once security saw us the asked our photographer for his "credentials" we just said sorry we didn't know and moved on to another hotel.
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    edited December 2011
    it all comes down to how respectful your photographer has been in the past to understanding and following the photographic rules in each of the casinos/hotels.

    hotels will allow you to take pictures in public places....because essentially you or me or anyone else can walk into the hotel and take pictures there....examples: conservatory in bellagio, the trees that are lit in the lobby of wynn, the shops/forum in ventian, etc.

    it is brides and photographers who take advantage of this opportunity and step foot onto the casino floors that the hotels are upset about, thus hotels are being very strict on photography on their grounds.
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