Just came back from our scouting trip and have narrowed it down to the Aria and the Cosmo. I took a ton of pictures, I will link to my Google+ account to view the whole album but I'll post some highlights here too.
Mandalay Bay - this was our first appointment so we kind of used it as a practice to figure out what questions to ask and details to go over. We saw 2 of the 3 chapels at Mandalay, the 3rd was too big for our tiny wedding so we didn't waste time checking that out. The chapels are nice but not our style at all. I wasn't wowed with the chapels so we also asked to see the Valley of the Falls. Its a LONG walk from the wedding chapels and I wasn't thrilled that you have to walk through the valet parking spot, under an overpass and cross a road to get to it. Once you get there you're right on Las Vegas Blvd although surrounded by waterfalls. Its pretty loud, and I kind of felt it was a little dark. The chairs that were out at the site were dirty and definitely needed a power wash... just overall not for us.
Aria - The chapel is down the hall and downstairs from the Zarkana theatre, there was a convention going on in that area so there were a lot of people around. When you walk into the chapel, all the hustle and bustle kind of melts away. Its bright, modern and very pretty. The chapel its self doesn't photograph as well as I though it would. It is actually VERY pretty in real life. You can change the lighting to whatever color you might want. Kaylan was super sweet and very personable and she showed us all the color options. She had the lights at a greenish gold color and they are gorgeous. I tried to capture it on my pictures but it doesn't show up like they look in real life. We really liked the dressing rooms also. I can see my sisters and me having a glass of champagne in there before we start the ceremony, really pretty and chic.
Wynn - Gorgeous. We LOVED the outside "chapel" the primrose courtyard. The chapels are super pretty too. I also really liked that they only do one wedding at a time. My big deciding factor for not using the Wynn was the overall fee of the resort. Its a little bit of an older crowd and we just didn't feel like it was the best vibe for us.
Cosmo - We visited the wedding suite. Its very nice! The dressing room is big and spacious. I love the balcony and the views are incredible. I am not sure if I am sold on the lounge furniture for our guests to sit on during the ceremony but they said they can replace them with chairs if needed. They have a nice bar area where they will serve cocktails after the ceremony. They have tvs when you first walk in to play a slide show on if you want. I really liked the feel of the space and I am waiting to hear back from them to see a few pictures that are dressed up with flowers.
Just thought I would give everyone a little taste of what we saw. Here is the link to my pictures.
I haven't gone through to caption any of them yet but it should give you the idea of what everything looks like. Please let me know if you guys have any questions, I'll do my best to answer any and all of them.