I'm planning my second scouting trip to Vegas next month, this time with the fiance, and we've zeroed in on Auerole at Mandalay Bay as the reception venue we are most interested in. I didn't see the restaurant during my first scouting adventure, but have been impressed with the photos, menus and detail received from group dining so far. Wanted to share some detail since it can be hard to come by when researching venues!
Aureole has private space for 30-90 guests (we're looking at 60) and seems to be well-priced in Vegas terms and for the type of reception we want and are budgeting for. A one-hour reception and 3-course 2-hour dinner, sans alcohol is $150 pp. I'm imagining open bar for a three-hour reception/dinner may be about $100 pp, all before taxes/gratuities. We'd like add a few items onto the cocktail hour (maybe a station or two), and also would add a cake and champagne onto the package. We're presuming that all in -- food and beverage, alcohol, cake and fees -- will run about $15K for 60 guests.
Aureole also does it's own florals -- usually either red roses or a seasonal green-themed display on each table -- so one could go with that or you can order your preferred floral through the restaurant, which we'd likely do.
I'm attaching a few photos from the private space here and will give an update after our trip. It looks a little "business dinner" in the images, but I think would be different at night and with more decoration. Hopefully, we'll be returning from Las Vegas with a wedding date and contracts for the chapel and restaurant!