Bridal Spectacular Features Las Vegas wedding venue, the Hilton Lake Las Vegas.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The magical holiday spirit, beautiful sparkling colors and your wedding bells a ringing. Having a winter Las Vegas wedding can be just as beautiful as any other time of the year!

So, to provide brides and grooms with great ideas on planning the winter wedding of your dreams, we at Bridal Spectacular teamed up with Ashley Arnal, the Catering Sales Manager at the stunning Hilton Lake Las Vegas to share all of her insider tips!

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Bridal Spectacular Q&A with Hilton Lake Las Vegas

Bridal Spectacular: What are your top tips for couples when they are planning a winter wedding in Las Vegas?

Ashley: The Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa is known for our diverse and exquisite outdoor spaces, even during those cooler winter months. It can be fun to add little enhancements with your vendors that will allow guests to enjoy those outdoor venues while also staying warm. It would be highly advised to incorporate warm heaters or maybe gift your guests with scarves or light blankets as they enter into an outdoor space during your event. Our one-of-a-kind lush Florentine Garden is a perfect space to book for a winter cocktail hours. Incorporating heaters allows guests to mingle and enjoy themselves in a comfortable environment before heading inside for their dinner reception.

Bridal Spectacular: Is there anything you recommend they stay away from during the colder months?

Ashley: For couples getting married during the cooler months, it’s common to stay away from those outdoor venues.

And, we know exactly how to meet that indoor need! The Hilton Lake Las Vegas offers our rustic and enchanting Chapel overlooking the breathtaking lakeside view of our glorious Ponte Vecchio Bridge. It allows guests to enjoy an “outdoor” experience, while also keeping everyone inside protected from potential freezing temperatures. Following the ceremony, guests can be guided inside to enjoy a warm signature cocktail.

Bridal Spectacular: Are there any winter dates or times of day you would recommend or not recommend?

Ashley: During the winter dates, you will want to create a timeline for your wedding event that will allow ample time to finish photos. The Hilton Lake Las Vegas has so many gorgeous and unique grounds to explore and photograph. You wouldn’t want to miss out on those stunning backdrops because the sun set earlier than expected. So watch out for those sunset times during those winter months!

Bridal Spectacular: Are there any great winter-inspired wedding dishes or drinks you recommend a couple having?

Ashley: The Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa works diligently with every wedding couple to incorporate creative and personal menu selections for their special day. Currently, a lot of 2016 weddings incorporated a holiday signature drink to their reception, but shockingly enough, the Cranberry Moscow Mule has been a hit this winter season! Another way to capture your winter-inspired vibe is to take advantage of your wedding cake. We love leaning on our preferred vendor, Freed’s Bakery to create a statement with their stunning cake designs.

Bridal Spectacular: What are the current trends you’ve been seeing with upcoming winter weddings?

Ashley: Especially in our ballrooms, it’s been so fun to see couples push the envelope when it comes to creating that perfect backdrop for their wedding day. One trending piece of décor has been artificial Cherry Blossom Trees, especially for our winter wonderland wedding events. The trees bring out a magical vibe and partnered with the dazzling hanging chandeliers in our ballrooms, it truly makes a statement piece for your wintery wedding day.

Bridal Spectacular: Anything else you would like to add or share?

Ashley: With the variety of outdoor locations and elegant ballrooms, the Hilton Lake Las Vegas can meet an array of tastes and preferences. Also, with the state’s only over-water chapel we can accommodate any service! Overall, we have amazing views of nature and elegant spaces that you will only find on-property — The Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa, where dreams begin.

About Hilton Lake Las Vegas

Whether you envision a grand gala under crystal chandeliers or a barefoot ceremony by our private lagoon and beach, Hilton Lake Las Vegas will help you select the package that’s right for both your dream and your budget.

Their wedding experts are committed to providing flexible options that simplify the planning process while preserving your celebration’s unique character. Your wedding package could include a ceremony in the exquisite Capella di Amore chapel, a reception in an enchanting garden or richly detailed ballroom, or a combination of both that allows you to relax and enjoy your magical day while they attend to every detail.

Save-the-Date for the Next Bridal Spectacular Show

To learn more about weddings at the Hilton Lake Las Vegas, please click here. And, be sure to save-the-date to attend our Winter Bridal Spectacular Show January 20 and 21 where you can meet their team in person! Receive $5 o­ff admission when you buy tickets online! Click here and enter promo code: BLOG2017

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Photos: Hilton Lake Las Vegas | Author: Deidre Bakker-Riches