People have been known to get married in Las Vegas. People who like to act like they’re famous. And people who are just generally inspired by the whole Vegas-ness of the place. Vegas and weddings are the perfect match. And following the recent appeals court ruling lifting a ban on same-sex marriages, now every couple can be legally wed here — and in any number of ways.
What can we say? Here at Invitations by R Squared, we’re suckers for romance and we’ve got the outdoor Las Vegas wedding packages to prove it. Your ceremony in Vegas is only limited by your imagination. Las Vegas is a town that likes to please.
After you’ve sent out your Save the Date cards and selected your fabulous wedding invitations, there will still be a few things to plan for. You still need a license of course, but you can get married without months and months of planning. That’s why so many couples prefer the simplicity of a romantic outdoor Vegas ceremony.
Explore what we’re offering for more on planning your outdoor Las Vegas destination wedding. Getting married here isn’t necessarily the experience you think it is. Sure, there are drive-through chapels and the most opulent of hotels offer first-class weddings. Think velvet runners, imported roses, Chilean sea bass and string quartets. Weddings in Vegas are custom-fit for any budget, any taste and any couple.
An outdoor Las Vegas destination wedding is sure to leave any couple with lasting memories. Think of the photo opportunities, the reception venues and the available hotel rooms for all those friends and family who want to share your big day. And after your ceremony, there’s no need to rush to the airport; you’re already in one of the top honeymoon destinations.
Take your sweetheart on a lovely outdoor gondola ride, snap pics at the Bellagio fountains or enjoy your first meal courtesy of Wolfgang Puck. The possibilities are endless. And if you don’t see it all on your first visit, there’s always your anniversary. Make it an annual event.
Invitations by R Squared knows that Las Vegas is located in a desert, but don’t let that scare you out of the idea of an outdoor Las Vegas destination wedding. Three seasons out of the year, the climate is mild and inviting. Unique natural features like the red rock formations at the Valley of Fire look like the wind carved a wedding gift just for you. Mountain vistas at Mount Charleston overlook pine trees and Western scenic ideals. Consider some fabulous Save the Date cards and wedding invitations for either a Las Vegas or Western themed event. And if you want to enjoy the sun and the sky without leaving the city, numerous gazebos and outdoor areas on hotel grounds are available.
For nature-conscious couples, the Springs Preserve is the green way to get married in an outdoor Las Vegas destination wedding. From the courtyard rotunda’s grand staircase to the arboretum’s lush botanical gardens to the courtyard plaza’s trees with white lights, this 180-acre cultural center offers several options for your environmentally-friendly wedding. Springs Preserve can also accommodate receptions at the Springs Cafe which offers a 180-degree view of Las Vegas from floor-to-ceiling windows and an outdoor balcony.
If you really want to get back to nature, Mount Charleston is the place to find the crisp mountain air and scenic tours that make Nevada a truly spectacular sight. Ski down the mountain in winter or take weekend tours during the summer and scout out your ideal wedding locale atop Nevada’s fifth highest mountain. Two large picnic areas are available for reservation if you’d like an outdoor wedding. Contact the U.S. Forest Service at (702) 872-5500 for more information. Or, if you’d like a more formal wedding with the romance of a mountain backdrop, try the Mount Charleston Hotel & Restaurant at (800) 794-3456.
Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort
You’re just as pure as the driven snow or close enough for Las Vegas, so why not get married at the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort? Even when it isn’t snow season, the Aspen trees, Bristlecone trees and wildflowers still offer an inspiring setting for intimate ceremonies. Located at Mount Charleston’s Lee Canyon area, LVSSR offers guests access to 20 groomed trails and 250 acres of lift-served and side country terrain via three chairlifts and one surface lift. That’s right, you get to ride the chairlift in your formal attire!
We’re so dedicated to your special day that we built the largest man-made lake in the Western Hemisphere just for weddings… and as a massive water reservoir. Just kidding. But mostly it’s the wedding thing. At Lake Mead, you can glide across the water surrounded by towering granite cliffs, or wed along the beach while the waves applaud. Lake Mead has eight campgrounds, five motels, six RV campgrounds with hookups, four marinas, boat and Jet Ski rentals, beaches and restaurants and year-round recreation on 1.5 million acres of water and 820 miles of shoreline. You may already feel like you need a day at the beach just from reading all of that. So why not get married while you’re there?
Spring Mountain Ranch
For a glimpse at the history of the West, experience the legacy of Spring Mountain Ranch. Once home to cattlemen, the ranch also belonged to Willard George, a prominent Hollywood furrier who raised chinchillas, in 1929; Chet Lauck, famed for his character as Lum on the “Lum and Abner” radio show, in 1944; and Vera Krupp, wife of German munitions industrialist Alfred Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, from 1955 to 1967. To add to the historic ambiance, Krupp’s bedroom and secret passageway are just as they were when she owned the ranch. Whether you’re a history buff, marrying a history buff or just want the location for the mountain scenery, this historic ranch house makes an ideal spot to marry.
Invitations by R Squared doesn’t think you’ll have trouble convincing your loved ones to make the trip for your outdoor Las Vegas destination wedding. Here’s to unconventional weddings. Here’s to unforgettable memories. And here’s to the happy couple.