Last year, nearly 80,000 couples said “I do” in Las Vegas. Surrounding this promise are several options in a city often referred to as the “Wedding Capital of the World.” With its bouquet of offerings, Las Vegas can help partners up the ante and make sure their big day is one to remember.

  • Classy Ceremonies: For only-in-Vegas ceremonies, MGM Resorts’ team of expert wedding planners go out of their way to ensure a variety of luxury amenities unique to The Strip.

    • Thrill-seeking couples looking for a not-so-typical Vegas wedding can get married at the top of the infamous Big Apple Rollercoaster at New York-New York Hotel & Casino. Newlyweds will travel at 67 mph through the casino’s re-creation of the New York skyline, climbing as high as 203 feet and dropping 144 feet – all with a gorgeous view of the city’s skyline.

    • For a sensational setting, try the one-of-a-kind Seascape Ballroom at Mandalay Bay’s Shark Reef Aquarium, where wedlock begins with sharks, sea turtles and fish as witnesses. Or go beachy during a sunset at Mandalay Bay Beach, where couples can get married on a sandy shore.

    • Providing a stunning location, the Fountains of Bellagio are a dream for a ceremony backdrop. Head to Terrazza de Sogno, the Tuscan-inspired terrace, to tie the knot in front of the magnificent dancing fountains, playing romantic love ballads such as “Your Song” by Elton John.

  • Celebratory Cuisine:  When it comes to choosing a great spot for a rehearsal dinner, late-night libations or day-after food festivities, there are plenty of venues to consider in Las Vegas.

    • With a setting reminiscent of a historic European manor, couples looking for exclusivity can host a rehearsal dinner in the restaurant’s private dining room. Joël Robuchon at MGM Grand offers French-inspired cuisine, presented in a traditional and elaborate multi-course meal. The restaurant serves romantic dishes such as the Oscetra caviar served on top of king crab and a crustacean gelée.

    • Cap off a day of love with a round (or two!) of congratulatory drinks at Skyfall Lounge at Delano Las Vegas. The luxury location overlooks The Strip from the 64th floor and provides incredible 180-degree views. Friends can sip on sharable drinks like the Pink Flamingo Punch bowl which serves six and includes a combo of Absolut Elyx, Champagne, dry vermouth, Aperol, strawberry syrup, and lemon juice served in a flamingo-shaped decanter.

    • Newly-married brunch-lovers and their wedding guests can round out the weekend with a morning at BARDOT Brasserie. Located inside ARIA, the Parisian eatery serves wedding parties decadent dishes that can only be found during brunch hours, including the classic croque madame topped with Gruyère fondue and the hearty Hunter’s Waffle, which comes with glazed duck confit, poached eggs and sauce maltaise.