Surrounded by majestic mountain ranges and intimate gardens, Las Vegas wedding venue, The Grove, presents a step away from the big city lights and busy atmosphere of Las Vegas, Nevada. Rather, for weddings at this location tucked away in the Centennial Hills, brides and grooms experience a peaceful serenity and return to nature amidst the many mature arbors, flourishing flora, rippling pond, and rich, green grass. Complete with three ceremony areas and two reception rooms, this little spot of heaven gives locals and destination brides alike an opportunity unlike any other in the Las Vegas valley.

The Grove almond orchard ceremony
The Grove's orchards provide the perfect place to say, "I do."

“It’s just so peaceful and calm,” Zina Christian, Wedding and Event Specialist at The Grove, said of the venue. “You don’t hear the rushing of cars. You don’t have planes flying overhead. It’s beautiful.”

This relaxing environment has always been at the core of The Grove, a three-acre property that now hosts wedding ceremonies in their famed wooden Gazebo, within their Almond Orchards beside the waterfront, or amidst the Garden Terrace.

“Back in the day, it was a full, working, horse ranch,” Christian said. “It evolved into doing weddings. … We’ve been doing weddings out here for over 18 years now. It’s one of the few landmarks that’s been in Vegas for a while, and the area has grown up around us.”

While the location no longer operates for horses in favor of its focus on weddings, The Grove intentionally chose to maintain its relationship with nature.

The Grove gazebo ceremony
The Grove's famed Gazebo was hand-built, plank by plank, and hosts intimate ceremonies.

“The buildings were built around the cottonwood trees to keep that natural setting,” Christian said.  “We have the Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary right next door to us, so it gives it that nature feel. You hear the birds chirping … and you don’t feel like you’re in Vegas.”

While the area doesn’t resemble a typical Las Vegas wedding venue in its down-to-earth appearance, The Grove does hold itself to Vegas’ famed high standards for excellent customer service and quality all-inclusive packages.

“We offer all-inclusive packages for the bride and groom, so it’s one-stop shopping,” Christian said.

With an in-house florist, chef and catering crew, wedding cake baker, photography services, recommended minister, and professional disc jockey to contract with, The Grove’s quality services allow wedding planning to become less stress and to give a couple more time to focus on each other.

Enjoy your wedding day, surrounded by budding trees, twinkle lights, full flowers, and mountain views.

“Enjoy the process and enjoy the moments. Not just the special day, but all the days leading up to it,” Christian said. “You’re here to have fun, so make it memorable.”

While brides and grooms benefit from an all-inclusive option, they also gain the wedding and events planning experience of The Grove’s team, including Christian, who truly practice what they teach.

“I’m fortunate to come to this place everyday,” Christian said of The Grove. “I get to come to these grounds and be in this environment and the peacefulness. And other than the birth of a child, you’re helping make the most important day of a couple’s life special. To be a part of that is very fulfilling and enriching.”

To experience the tranquility of this natural setting for your own Las Vegas weddings, please contact Zina Christian at 702-645-5818 or visit The Grove’s website.

For further information about additional Las Vegas wedding venues, please visit the official website of Bridal Spectacular or plan to attend the upcoming Bridal Spectacular bridal show on January 20-21, 2012, at Cashman Convention Center.

Author: Allyson Siwajian © 2012

Photographs: The Grove and Sunset Studio