Getting married on 9/28 at the Platinum Hotel. Our wedding will have about 70-80 guests, most of whom have never been to LV before, and many are staying at Harrahs.
We have a very small wedding party (just a Best Man & MOH), so we really don't see a need for a rehearsal dinner. We've decided to go see Cirque du Soleil LOVE's 9:30 show (for groups of 12+ they give you a 25% discount and waive the $11/ticket booking fee!) but are looking to do something before that.
We'd like to have an informal "meet & greet" with guests during Happy Hour somewhere near the Mirage/Harrahs.
Here's my research so far ...
Rhumbar @ Mirage -- VERY convenient for Mirage/Harrahs, but it doesn't have food & might be REALLY hot from 2-6pm
Double Helix @ Palazzo -- a hike from Harrahs (we have grandparents with limited mobility), and while their drink specials are AWESOME, the food is very expensive (a $24 cheese plate? come on.)
Max Brenners/Trevi @ Forum Shops -- probably the frontrunners because Caesars is convenient to both hotels and the menus are extensive ... but they are both pretty deep into the Forum Shops, so they might not be as convenient as those Caesars restaurants closer to the Strip (see below)
Palm/PJ Clarkes/Joes @ Forum Shops -- maybe too fancy? we're looking for a laid-back environment with menus everyone can order from, not a place to shuck oysters ...
I looked at a few other places (Tequila @ Ballys, Carlos & Charlies @ Flamingo) that got terrible reviews ... and a lot of my favorite casual restaurants (KGB, Hash House a go go) don't do Happy Hours.
Any suggestions? Anywhere I don't know about?