In the heart of Las Vegas, Nevada, the new CityCenter sparkles with the vibrant life of the city that never sleeps. But unlike many of the surrounding casinos, CityCenter offers nongaming, nonsmoking locations for wedding receptions on the Las Vegas Strip. With these new features, daring architecture, and a luxurious atmosphere, modern brides and grooms will love the romantic fantasy and sleek style to be found at Vdara, a hotel and spa amidst the famed CityCenter.

“We’re kind of a hidden secret. Once people come and see our property, they always want to come back,” Jim Krause, Catering Services Manager at Vdara Hotel and Spa, said at Bridal Spectacular’s boutique bridal show, Veils, Tails, & Cocktails.

The Vdara Hotel and Spa’s appeal begins with its unique nongaming qualities that allow brides, grooms, and guests to enjoy the relaxing calm within its walls as well as the excitement of the Vegas Strip beyond its doors.

“We are one the few non-gaming, non-smoking hotels here in Las Vegas,” Krause said of Vdara. “That kind of sets us apart with that type of atmosphere.”

Amidst this environment, brides and grooms can celebrate their special days in style. With multiple reception areas, including ballrooms, a converted restaurant, and a pool deck, Vdara can host any number of guests from 14 to 500 people for receptions.

Silk Road room
Vdara’s Silk Road reception room provides custom decor and fine dining.

“With wedding receptions, Silk Road can handle up to 200 people,” Krause said of one of Vdara’s venue spaces. “For the reception, we have windows looking toward CityCenter. It’s something different. The tables are colorful. You don’t even need linen on them. You can do a special function there and not have the typical banquet.”

Through this unique, bold space, brides and grooms can revel in the modern wedding experience. The venue’s architecture becomes part of the couple’s personal expression, the panache for “something different” is fully explored, and expansive views of the city give guests the Vegas vibe apart from the big city’s hustle and bustle.

“It’s stylish,” Krause said, “and we have a nice pool area too.”

Beyond the chic indoor spaces, Vdara also offers an outdoor reception experience on its pool deck. This area on the third floor can host 300 people for sit-down dining or 500 people for a buffet dinner.

Vdara’s pool deck can be customized for a unique, outdoor reception.

In addition to the sleek reception venues, Vdara excels in its hotel services.

“We have 1,500 rooms,” Krause said, “and they all have kitchenettes in them.”

With these nonsmoking rooms which host contemporary designs, wedding guests or even the bride and groom can book high-quality suites they’ll enjoy all evening.

Then to enhance the luxury of this location, Vdara also offers lavish amenities. This includes a full-service spa and salon, exclusive shopping at CityCenter, access to a renowned golf course nearby, and an on-site pool deck and cabanas for afternoon sunbathing before the wedding or during the honeymoon.

“Plus we’re connected by walkway to the Bellagio and by outside walkway to the Aria,” Krause said.

deluxe room
Vdara’s most basic suite is anything but basic with its stylish decor, eco-friendly design, and skyline views of the city.

With CityCenter at guests’ doorsteps for their entertainment, the Bellagio easily accessible for a memorable chapel ceremony before a modern Vdara reception, and a highly professional staff eager to cater to bride and groom’s needs, the Vdara Hotel and Spa offers exactly what couples desire for one of the best wedding experiences on the Las Vegas Strip.

For more details about Vdara Hotel and Spa wedding receptions and guest accommodations, please contact Jim Krause and his team by phone at 702-590-2306. Also, visit Vdara’s official website. For information about additional Las Vegas wedding venues with hotels, please visit the official website of Bridal Spectacular.

Author: Allyson Siwajian © 2012

Photographs: Vdara Hotel and Spa (as seen on Vdara’s website, used by permission of Jim Krause)