Is there anything more romantic than the ringing of slot machines? Well maybe slot machines aren’t romantic, but Las Vegas is the wedding capital of the world, and we like to think the romance capital as well.
Whether you’re newly weds or if you are planning on renewing your vows for an anniversary or other special event, Las Vegas is perfect for weddings.
Almost every day in the summer, and quite often throughout the winter as well, you will see bridesmaids and grooms making their way up and down the Strip or getting their pictures before one of the many attractions around town.
In addition, the greater Vegas area is bespeckled with beautiful venues from golf courses to parks. Nearly every casino has a room (or two) dedicated to the ceremony and the after party, and you can have every aspect planned, from the “I do’s” to the reception, to the actual honeymoon within a single locale if you so choose.Some of the popular chapels about town include:
Las Vegas Weddings at The Grove – A beautiful outdoor venue with several options depending on the size of your wedding and your preferences.
Wedding Bells Chapel – Right across for the Hardrock, offers a beautiful intimate setting and makes it easy for your guests to party afterwards.
Vegas Wedding Chapel – Downtown beautiful indoor wedding, away from the Strip, and right across the street the wedding licensing office.
Chapel in the Clouds at the Stratosphere Tower – A very unique venue in the tallest building west of the Mississippi.
Graceland Chapel – Naturally, if you’re in Vegas, Elvis is more than happy to marry you.
Vegas has something for everyone, and if you are looking for romance you fall within the everyone category. Almost every hotel has a number of rooms made just for couples, and many of the off-Strip casinos are positively beautiful. Perhaps the top five most romantic places to stay in Vegas are as follows:
The Venetian – Something about little Italy brings out the romance in everyone. Add in the gondola rides, wonderful restaurants, and couples-friendly atmosphere and it is easy to see why this would be the top choice.
Paris Las Vegas – From the piano bars to the Eiffel Tower, Paris may be the official romance capital of the world, but can you play blackjack while you sip martinis and gawk at the Eiffel Tower in Paris? We didn’t think so.
Bellagio –Perhaps the most opulent hotel on the Strip, from the art gallery to the gardens your stay will be filled with beauty. Of course the amazing water show only adds to the mood.
Luxor – One does not generally think of ancient Egypt when they think of romance, but the Luxor remains one of the most unique structures in Las Vegas, and Fusia restaurant and lounge within one of the most romantic dining areas. There spa the Oasis is also a favorite.
Wynn – Before CityCenter was built it was the most expensive property on the Strip. From the romantic Lagoon to Tryst located beneath a waterfall, Wynn has a lot to offer couples.
Dining is always a consideration on weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries, or just for when you want to spend some time with that special someone. We’ve already mentioned Fusia within the Luxor. Some additional popular destinations for couple’s dining are:
Top of the World – Within the Stratosphere, this restaurant offers perhaps the best view of the Strip in town.
Eiffel Tower Restaurant – Dine while you take in the splendor of the water show at Bellagio.
Mon Ami Gabi – Also inside the Paris, and right on the Strip. Say what you will about the French, they know romance.
Mix – Offers excellent food high atop THEhotel.
Alize – More dining in the sky at the popular party spot Palms.
Looking for that special something for sweetie? You can find it on the Strip and some of the best known shops include:
Tiffany’s at Crystals – Let your credit card say “I love you”, you’re sure to find something you’ll both remember here.
Via Bellagio – Some unique high-end jewelry for your lover.
Jane Carroll’s Creations or Godiva Chocolatier – For sweethearts with a sweet tooth, at Caesar’s and Planet Hollywood respectively.
The Forum Shops at Caesars – You can find basically anything you are looking for, and the architecture and atmosphere is beautiful.
Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian – Like the forum shops, this will have just about anything you need, plus a gondola ride.
What to Do
It’s virtually impossible to run out of things to do in Vegas. If you’ve seen all the sites from the Bellagio water show to the Fremont Street Experience, and you’ve caught some of the wonderful shows for couples like Zumanity in the New York-New York, or Phantom at the Venetian, try something that will really get your adrenalin going... outside of the bedroom that is. Here is some fun stuff to do for couples while you’re here:
Other things you can fill your day with include Bodies The Exhibition and Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition in Luxor, CSI: The Experience in MGM, the Secret Garden and the Mirage, roller coasters at New York-New York, Sahara, Circus Circus, and Stratosphere, or check out some art at Bellagio’s Gallery of Fine Art or CityCenter Fine Art Collection.