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Valley of Fire Nevada State Park

Overton

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Overton, US

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
One of the most beautiful places to get married in Las Vegas! We had an intimate ceremony with a back drop to die for. It was a little hot with the sun shining so bright, but I wouldn't change it for the world.
One of the most beautiful places to get married in Las Vegas! We had an intimate ceremony with a back drop to die for. It Read more...
One of the most beautiful places to get married in Las Vegas! We had an intimate ceremony with a back drop to die for. It was a little hot with the sun shining so bright, but I wouldn't change it for the world. Read less
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Becky
Wedding:
3/30/2013
5.0/5.0
It is the most beautiful place to get married in the Las Vegas area. Just wish the wedding photographer was a little bit more relaxed in getting us to the different areas in the park ( instead of rushing us and being uptight). I would love to come bake and explore the area a bit more
It is the most beautiful place to get married in the Las Vegas area. Just wish the wedding photographer was a little bit Read more...
It is the most beautiful place to get married in the Las Vegas area. Just wish the wedding photographer was a little bit more relaxed in getting us to the different areas in the park ( instead of rushing us and being uptight). I would love to come bake and explore the area a bit more Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
This location is amazing and we had the most amazing photos. I was a little nervous with the weather and being hot but it was perfect with a short ceremony. I am so glad we picked this location.
This location is amazing and we had the most amazing photos. I was a little nervous with the weather and being hot but it Read more...
This location is amazing and we had the most amazing photos. I was a little nervous with the weather and being hot but it was perfect with a short ceremony. I am so glad we picked this location. Read less
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Cabell
Wedding:
5/21/2010
4.2/5.0
The park is BEAUTIFUL, and there are several locations where you can have your ceremony--you just have to call ahead and fill out a permit application. It's free; they just have to know when your ceremony is happening so that they can make sure no site gets double-booked. (So pay no attention to those wedding package deals where they claim they're "the only company with a permit for weddings at this beautiful natural landmark"--they're lying their pants off.) The park also has the Visitors' Center available as a rain site. The only fee is a $6/car vehicle entry fee to get into the park. The people at the Visitors' Center are VERY nice, so definitely call if you have any questions.
It did not rain on our day--we just had 25mph with gusts up to 45mph. Couldn't be helped. It was close to 90 degrees, too, but even without the wind I don't think it would have been very uncomfortable in short dresses and sandals--the dry heat really does make a difference.
I do think that us arriving 30 minutes late to the site COULD have been helped. Here's an idea: if you have big signs on all your roads directing people to every conceivable landmark, you should make sure you're not leaving out the ONE landmark that just happens to also be one of your four wedding sites. That's right: there were signs pointing us to every single thing in the park EXCEPT for Rainbow Vista, where we were having the ceremony, and there's no cell phone signal in the park AT ALL for ATT, so there was no way to figure it out until we found ourselves about to exit the park on the other side.
Just in case, Rainbow Vista is north of the Visitor's Center, past Mouse's Tank. So that's where you turn off the main road. It would be nice if that were indicated somewhere, via some kind of sign JUST LIKE ALL THE OTHER SIGNS THAT POINT YOU TOWARD EVERYTHING ELSE.
Ahem.
We also had our wedding dinner immediately after the ceremony at the Atlatl Rock picnic area, which was really nice. There were some really awesome cliffs and rock formations right next to the picnic area where DH and I took a bunch of photos with our photographer. We didn't feel up to climbing to the top to see the petroglyphs in those 45mph wind gusts, but it would definitely be a nice photo op in more clement weather.
Final note: the park is much sandier than you might be imagining if, like me, you think of desert as mostly being rocky. It is VERY SANDY (the rock formations are sandstone). There are dunes. I was actually glad I was wearing sandals, though, because it was easy to shake the sand out as I went--DH had about half a cup of it accumulated in his dress shoes by the end of the night.
The park closes at sunset. Peak temperature actually seems to be around 4-6pm, rather than noon to 2pm, but you're probably still better off with a morning or evening ceremony to avoid direct sunlight.
The park is BEAUTIFUL, and there are several locations where you can have your ceremony--you just have to call ahead and Read more...
The park is BEAUTIFUL, and there are several locations where you can have your ceremony--you just have to call ahead and fill out a permit application. It's free; they just have to know when your ceremony is happening so that they can make sure no site gets double-booked. (So pay no attention to those wedding package deals where they claim they're "the only company with a permit for weddings at this beautiful natural landmark"--they're lying their pants off.) The park also has the Visitors' Center available as a rain site. The only fee is a $6/car vehicle entry fee to get into the park. The people at the Visitors' Center are VERY nice, so definitely call if you have any questions.
It did not rain on our day--we just had 25mph with gusts up to 45mph. Couldn't be helped. It was close to 90 degrees, too, but even without the wind I don't think it would have been very uncomfortable in short dresses and sandals--the dry heat really does make a difference.
I do think that us arriving 30 minutes late to the site COULD have been helped. Here's an idea: if you have big signs on all your roads directing people to every conceivable landmark, you should make sure you're not leaving out the ONE landmark that just happens to also be one of your four wedding sites. That's right: there were signs pointing us to every single thing in the park EXCEPT for Rainbow Vista, where we were having the ceremony, and there's no cell phone signal in the park AT ALL for ATT, so there was no way to figure it out until we found ourselves about to exit the park on the other side.
Just in case, Rainbow Vista is north of the Visitor's Center, past Mouse's Tank. So that's where you turn off the main road. It would be nice if that were indicated somewhere, via some kind of sign JUST LIKE ALL THE OTHER SIGNS THAT POINT YOU TOWARD EVERYTHING ELSE.
Ahem.
We also had our wedding dinner immediately after the ceremony at the Atlatl Rock picnic area, which was really nice. There were some really awesome cliffs and rock formations right next to the picnic area where DH and I took a bunch of photos with our photographer. We didn't feel up to climbing to the top to see the petroglyphs in those 45mph wind gusts, but it would definitely be a nice photo op in more clement weather.
Final note: the park is much sandier than you might be imagining if, like me, you think of desert as mostly being rocky. It is VERY SANDY (the rock formations are sandstone). There are dunes. I was actually glad I was wearing sandals, though, because it was easy to shake the sand out as I went--DH had about half a cup of it accumulated in his dress shoes by the end of the night.
The park closes at sunset. Peak temperature actually seems to be around 4-6pm, rather than noon to 2pm, but you're probably still better off with a morning or evening ceremony to avoid direct sunlight. Read less
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