Picture this — as you walk down the aisle, you’re surrounded by majestic mountains, a gorgeous sparkling lake, swaying palm trees, and the most vibrant and picturesque sunset that you could ever imagine. The breathtaking Westin Resort & Spa at Lake Las Vegas is the perfect backdrop for your dream wedding, and it is also Bridal Spectacular’s next vendor spotlight!

About The Westin Lake Las Vegas

From your first steps down the aisle to the last dance of the evening, The Westin Lake Las Vegas is the ideal setting for the wedding of your dreams. This one-of-a-kind venue is surrounded by all the natural beauty and the serenity of the desert, but is only a quick 25 minutes away from the airport and the Strip. The Resort’s seasoned catering team has the experience and knowledge to create the most beautiful and unique weddings — from the floral arrangements and menus, to the personal touches that help make your wedding picture-perfect. In addition, the phenomenal catering team can also create custom menu packages ensuring that the highest quality food is served for your special day.

The Resort also offers a variety of activities to entertain your wedding guests, including two pools, a waterslide, a beach with a fire pit built for making s’mores, paddle boarding on the lake, and more. Additionally, The Westin Lake Las Vegas provides services for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, receptions and departure brunches to complete your wedding experience.

The Experience at The Westin Lake Las Vegas

Amberly Hagen, the Catering Sales Manager at The Westin Lake Las Vegas, said they help couples plan their perfect wedding by working with some of the most sought-after wedding professionals throughout Las Vegas and maintaining strong relationships with each of them. “By working with the top wedding planners and vendors in the city, we are able to coordinate everything that can be needed and anticipate the other things that may come up,” Amberly said.

To top it off, the Resort also offers all-inclusive food and beverage packages for receptions, room blocks for groups, a complimentary hotel room for the bride and groom, and custom-booking links to make it easier for groups to book under the same rate plans. In addition, Amberly added, The Westin has many complimentary amenities for guests staying at the hotel as well as golf and water sports right outside their front door. Furthermore, the Village at Lake Las Vegas provides even more dining, shopping and entertainment options that is just a few minutes away.

Wedding Planning Tips & Trends

For wedding planning tips, Amberly suggests that couples contact multiple vendors and make sure to have a good conversation with each them; this will enable couples to determine if the vendors are a good fit and understand the overall vision of their wedding day. She added that trusting The Westin’s wedding coordinators and other professionals with the process is also key to remaining stress-free.

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Finally for wedding trends, Amberly shared with us that outdoor weddings and receptions are becoming more and more popular, as well as more modern weddings and themed weddings based on certain time periods, like the Roaring 20s. She also noted that non-denominational weddings are becoming more important to couples as the country continues to become more religiously and ethnically diverse. Lastly, Amberly said the food trends are moving towards smaller bites, shared plates and family-style servings, as well as late night snacks for when the party begins to quiet down.

To learn more about weddings at The Westin Lake Las Vegas, please click here. And, be sure to save-the-date to attend our Autumn Bridal Show August 21 and 22 at Cashman Center where you can meet The Westin team in person! Receive $5 o­ff admission when you buy tickets online! Click here and enter promo code: BLOG2015

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Photos: Provided by The Westin Lake Las Vegas | Author: Deidre Bakker-Riches