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Site Visit Details - July 2009

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#1 taxchick

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    Posted 23 July 2009 - 12:57 PM

    Hi Ladies,

    I haven't met many of you on the LV board because I recently switched from Aruba (got to be too pricey for my guests).

    Anywho, I just returned from my site visit because I have to see what spaces look like in person. Here are my opinions of what I visited.

    I thought that the chapel was pretty, but we are looking to have an outdoor wedding. The space was directly outside of the chapel, more like a patio with a fountain in the center. It was very beautiful, but extremely close to the pool. I wasn't happy with that at all because there is a chance you can get onlookers in swimsuits during your wedding. Customer service was ok.

    Mandalay Bay
    This was my second favorite location. We visited the Beach location, where weddings are only at 8pm once the pool closes. It is beautiful. Anyone looking to book this location can rest assured that it will be a tranquil ceremony with the waves lapping on the fake beach shore. We also visited the Valley of the Falls location, which is extrememly close to the Las Vegas Blvd. Once you walk completely into the space, you can no longer hear the street noise, only waterfalls. It is beautiful. If anyone is looking to book either of these spaces, you will not be disappointed. My only grip about this space is the area where the ceremony is held has two doors on each side of the wall that are largely marked with Fire signs. I point this out because they are really obvious. I would think that you could use draping to cover this, but I'm not sure what the rules are. The chapels there are decorarted similarly, and are beautiful and modern.

    Cesar's Palace Venus Garden
    I had seen the virtual tour on-line, and was very impressed, but not so much in person. It just looked a little worn to me. They were doing construction that the coordinator assured me would be over by August. The location is very close to the pool and you can hear all the pool noise. She stated that once construction concluded, more greenery would be added to make it even more private. I also visited each of the chapels, of which only one was really nice (stained glass window chapel).

    Wynn Primrose court
    This was my favorite location. It is very secluded and beautiful. It consists of two fountains, one on each side of the courtyard and tall trellice structure. All of the greenery is well lit, if you are having an evening wedding. Out of all of the places we visited, the Wynn by far had the best customer service. They are willing to go out of thier way to please you...for a price of course.

    Lastly, we visited Maggiano's for our reception space and it is wonderful. We are expecting about 50 people, so the size of the rooms are perfect and we are expectign great food. There is a balcony that runs the length of the banquet space, that just has an ok view (empty lot next door). We saw the space decorated for a wedding and it was really nice. The customer service there has been really great also.

    I hope this helped anyone who was looking for an outdoor space as well in Vegas. Btw, please excuse the spelling mistakes..I was trying to hurry and finish during my lunch break.

    #2 shan13

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      Posted 23 July 2009 - 03:33 PM

      Great review..I am sure it will be helpful to the ladies looking to use one of the hotels!!!

      You are right..I wanted to do an evening outdoor ceremony in June and quickly told it could be done..but don't under estimate the heat that time of year so uh yeah we went with an indoor one..

      #3 meseh

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        Posted 25 July 2009 - 11:16 AM

        thanks a lot for your review that was very helpful as I wanted to have my wedding at the Venus Gardens

        #4 wpsmith623

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          Posted 06 December 2009 - 01:49 AM

          The Wynn is incredible. Pricey, but incredible. I'm going to be having an in-suite wedding at Mandalay Bay so that we can overlook the strip. You should also check out the new City Center. They have three or four hotels in the building. Looked incredible being built when I was there last. Good luck with your planning and thanks for doing the reviews!!!!!

          #5 Ms325i

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            Posted 08 December 2009 - 01:31 PM

            This is very helpful information. Thanks for posting.

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