Those of you IN or very well aquainted with Vegas, I need help.....

Alright, so our little Vegas wedding is turning into a slightly bigger event.  We'd planned on it just being us, and MAYBE 2 or 3 friends.  But now a couple more friends, and immediate family are coming along, so we're up to 10-12, plus us.


We're planning a very simple, early (9:00 am) ceremony, and no reception.  But since these people are actually coming all that way to see us marry, I want to have SOME sort of time for everyone to spend together (we're doing a family only dinner Friday night, at my parent's request, so I want something where we can include our friends as well, following the ceremony).


I inquired with our hotel about brunch/champagne brunch options, but on a Saturday, there's either a breakfast buffet (albeit a NICE one but a buffet nonetheless, and no champagne), or we can do a catered lunch in a private room later on (which would leave a few hours between ceremony and dining).


We're staying at TheHotel at Mandalay Bay; the other (nicer) hotels in close proximity are either The Luxor (which I've heard mixed reviews on, and they're apparently under major rennovations) and The Four Seasons.  The Four Seasons doesn't offer anything along the lines of what I'm looking for.


SO...... (to get to the point of my question) does anyone have any suggestions/recommendations for a place we can do a nice, sit down brunch on a Saturday morning?

Posted on June 23, 2008 at 3:58 am
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Wellll, I don't know how "fancy" you want it to be but Vegas is known for their buffets. If you want a nice one then go to the Wynn. Its not as crowded (at least the last time i went) and they can section off a part of the seating area for your guests. A less fancy one (but  still acceptable and delish!) is the Rio buffet. Its the most well known one in Vegas with all sorts of food options from seafood, sushi, korean bbq, mongolian, american, italian, too many to list! My aunt had a lunch here after her recent marriage (a whole other topic in itself LOL), but it was actually pretty cute. she brought in centerpieces and they gathered tables together and we sat a long table together. it was fun and we left stuffed and happy (champagne is included on Sundays at the Rio..maybe on Saturdays too?).

Posted on June 23, 2008 at 4:09 am
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Well you'll be in Vegas I say have your nice ceremony and then go party nice diner, show , gambling.  Live it up.  But if you want a nice brunch have you tried the bigger hotels like the MGM Grand? Vanetian? Ceasears Palace (they have great food and its a beautiful hotel)  venetian? Bellagio? Or my fav hotel of all time is the troubadour!!!

Posted on June 23, 2008 at 4:11 am
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I heard great things about the Wynn buffet.  If you want sit down and no buffet make it a lunch affair?

Posted on June 23, 2008 at 4:12 am
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ohh yeah belaggio!!

Posted on June 23, 2008 at 4:13 am
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Well it's not so much that I'm adverse to a buffet (if it's good) as I just wanted more of in intimate atmostphere/room for us to be together in.  But if the Wynn can reserve a little area for us, that would accomplish that.


I'll look into the Bellagio as well (I think they're like WAYYYYY at the opposite end of the strip from where we'll be that morning, but it's looking like there isn't going to be anything viable on 'our' end of the strip).


thank you ladies!

Posted on June 23, 2008 at 4:19 am
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well on your end you have the Monte Carlo. And the mandalay bay is very nice too. Or Cesars! Those are all very nice and i'm sure they can reserve a section for your party at no extra charge! And you can probably negotiate either discounted or free champagne! good luck! the only buffet i've been to in vegas that i didnt like was the Circus Circus one. lol. Other than that, you may be ok at the newer hotels mentioned.


but if you want to make the trek over to the Wynn, Bellagio, or other hotel not within walking distance, negotiate with a limo to take your whole party. When my friends and i go to vegas, we always get good deals on those. Cheaper than cabs sometimes! And you get to roll in style! :)

Posted on June 23, 2008 at 4:23 am
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Yeah I was HOPING our hotel would have something, and I got all the info from their catering/group dining person, but unless I want to push it out till lunchtime, there's really no great option.


I was thinking the same thing, though - if we do trek down to the other end of the strip, get a (large) limo so we can all go together (and in style ;) ).

Posted on June 23, 2008 at 4:30 am
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Ok, the Wynn looks like it'll be perfect, as they not only do a champagne brunch on Saturday (our hotel only does it on Sunday) but it also goes till 3:30 p.m. (so we can relax and not rush)... Just awaiting their catering dept to email me back now.


thanks for the suggestion ladies!

Posted on June 23, 2008 at 6:37 am
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All this Vegas talk makes me want to go back!

Posted on June 23, 2008 at 6:42 am
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yay!


oh, i forgot to mention, they don't allow strollers there! its meant to be more of an "elegant adult ambiance". So hopefully that doesnt affect your plans or guests? If so, we can help you brainstorm an alternative.

Posted on June 23, 2008 at 6:44 am
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No, no, doesn't pose a problem (and in fact, it makes me like it all the more!).  We were planning to have an adult-only wedding here, so it'll still be an adults-only affair in Vegas.  :)

Posted on June 23, 2008 at 7:21 am
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excellent! :)

Posted on June 23, 2008 at 7:23 am

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