From downtown Las Vegas to the beautiful surrounding area, wedding venues are around every corner in the wedding capital of the world. While wedding chapels are a popular choice for Las Vegas weddings, they’re not your only option in the area. If you’re dreaming of a wedding in a gorgeous, scenic location, here’s a look at the top nine scenic marriage locations in and around Las Vegas.
1 – Valley of Fire State Park
What sets the Valley of Fire State Park apart from other scenic wedding locations around Vegas is the stunning, uniquely shaped rocks in the deep red color. The red rocks throughout the park are especially spectacular around sunset. Enjoy having your wedding at the beautiful Arch Rock or the Rainbow Vista, which is known for the panoramic view of lovely, multicolored sandstone.
2 – Red Rock
If you’re looking for a wedding location with fascinating, natural views, you’ll love the brilliant sandstone found at Red Rock. Located only about 20 miles outside of Las Vegas, you can plan to say “I do” amidst pinnacles and boulders in various hues of red. Consider renting a picnic area in Red Rock Canyon for your wedding or have the wedding at a country club or golf course that has Red Rock in the background.
3 – Lake Mead Overlook
Lake Mead is the Western Hemisphere’s largest man-made lake, and it’s a great sport for weddings. You can choose to have a lake on the beach, but if you want a great scenic view from your wedding location, getting married at the Lake Mead overlook is the perfect option. With the lake as the backdrop, your wedding photos are sure to look fabulous.
4 – The Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower in the center of Las Vegas offers a wonderful scenic spot for a Las Vegas wedding. You can have your wedding atop the Eiffel Tower, which means you’ll have the entire Las Vegas Strip in the background as you say your vows.
5 – Spring Mountain Ranch
Spring Mountain Ranch is a historical site that offers breathtaking mountain scenery. History buffs will appreciate the historical significance of the ranch, and everyone will love the beautiful mountains in the background. Choose to get married with the mountains as your backdrop or get married in front of the historic ranch house.
6 – Springs Preserve
The Springs Preserve is a beautiful preserve that focuses on sustainability and preservation, which means it’s not only beautiful, but it’s also a great place for an eco-friendly wedding in Las Vegas. Several areas of the preserve are perfect for weddings, such as the Garden arboretum, which seats up to 100 people. The Garden Amphitheater and the Rose Garden are also perfect for scenic outdoor ceremonies.
7 – Lake Las Vegas
Located around 17 miles from the center of Las Vegas, Lake Las Vegas provides exquisite mountain and desert scenery amidst an Italian village setting. You can have your wedding in a gazebo with lovely lake views or near one of the fountains with the lake as your background.
8 – Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort
No matter what time of year you’re planning your wedding, the Las Vegas Skin and Snowboard Resort offers amazing scenic views, making it a popular spot for weddings. Get married in the snow during the winter or enjoy a backdrop of wildflowers, Bristlecone trees, and Aspen trees during the summer months.
9 – Nelson Ghost Town
About an hour away from the Strip is the Nelson Ghost Town, which offers a unique, scenic marriage location. It’s surrounded with picturesque Joshua trees, and the addition of the remaining saloon and barns offer plenty of character for your wedding ceremony and photos.