A unique and exquisite wedding experience coupled with superior personalized service every bride and groom deserve — sounds like the ideal venue for a Las Vegas wedding and its also Bridal Spectacular’s next vendor spotlight!

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About Downtown Grand

Downtown Grand Las Vegas is a boutique style property in downtown Las Vegas that offers unique and intimate experiences, at an incredible value. The venue’s great downtown location allows an opportunity to make connections across generations — appealing to those who long for Vintage Vegas of the past, as well as the hipster set, which is drawn to the dynamic energy of downtown’s renaissance.

Downtown Grand offers a number of unique and intimate spaces, which are perfect for rehearsal dinners and brunches, including Triple George Grill, Mob Bar, The Commissary and PICNIC rooftop pool deck. The venue offers competitive ceremony and reception package pricing, as well as a complimentary standard room to the bride and groom on their wedding night! As a boutique property, Downtown Grand also has the luxury of building packages to complement the needs of each couple.

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In addition, Downtown Grand prides itself on having Nicole Ashby, as a seasoned member of their event team. Nicole began in the industry as a dedicated wedding planner, not simply a catering manager, and enthusiastically shares her creativity and passion with every couple she works with. Nicole’s years of wedding planning experience allow her to personally connect with each couple and anticipate their individual needs.

The Wedding Experience at Downtown Grand

Nicole said Downtown Grand does not offer cookie-cutter weddings, which means she must rely on her ability to connect and engage with couples, truly listen to their needs, and see their vision. She also said she is very lucky to work with incredible colleagues who are equally passionate about producing a memorable event. The entire team at Downtown Grand works together to create and deliver the magic for your special day.

Nicole shared that it is important to them that they listen to and understand what’s important to their couples… “If food is important, our culinary team creates a custom menu, if beverage and cocktail service is important, we call upon our mixologists to bring their “flair’ to the occasion.”

Every celebration that takes place at Downtown Grand is unique and deliberately designed to highlight the personality of each couple: “There are no pre-fabbed or one size fits all, experiences — which is why we were thrilled to recently receive an award from the Las Vegas Chapter of NACE, recognizing PICNIC our rooftop pool deck, for its innovative space, food and beverage selection/presentation and overall “wow” factor.”

Nicole added that they are at your service to assist with room blocks, offer complimentary valet parking, and they have a full-service concierge staff that can assist out-of-town guests with arranging transportation to and from the property. Simply stated, she said, Downtown Grand provides a one-stop-shop experience.

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Tips & Trends for the Bride & Groom

Nicole said when you are sourcing vendors, make sure that you find someone who truly listens to your needs and concerns. Although at times compromises may need to be made, they should never make your special day any less magical.

And finally for trends, Nicole shared with us that couples have been integrating traditional aspects or cultural touches into their ceremony (for example, incorporating a tea service at a Japanese wedding or a Mehndi Celebration at an Indian reception.) For catering, there is a trend toward a more playful style and serving heavy hors d’oeuvres or food stations, rather than a formal sit-down dinner. Lastly, she said, the reception has shifted to having fun and celebrating — and not being terribly formal or structured.

To learn more about weddings at Downtown Grand Las Vegas, please click here. And, be sure to attend our Winter Bridal Show January 16 and 17 at Cashman Center where you can meet the Downtown Grand team in person! Receive $5 o­ff admission when you buy tickets online! Click here and enter promo code: BLOG2015

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