Red Rock Resort, Casino, and Spa
Wedding Date: 10/8/11
Location: THE Veranda
Guest Count: 50
I have zero complaints about the Red Rock and Casino Resort! Everything was perfect and the staff was wonderful.
Let’s start from the beginning. I wanted to get married in Las Vegas b/c my family is on the East Coast, my fiancée’s family is in Los Angeles, and we live in San Francisco. Everyone’s a tourist in Vegas (so there’s no babysitting of family), there are lots of things to do, and it’s easy to get to.
In January, I visited most of the major hotels in Vegas (Bellagio, Wynn/Encore, MGM, Mandalay Bay, Caesar’s, etc.) and I instantly like the Red Rock b/c of the space and competency of the staff. The rooms are gorgeous with dark wood walls that open up to balconies with view of the red rocks. Inside, the chandelier and modern lighting felt elegant, not Vegas tacky. Also, the most hotels just give you a plain room for the reception, so you’d have to shell out $$$ to give it ambiance… not THE Veranda! The view for the ceremony is gorgeous! The casino is not overly smoky and there are areas for kids. The coordinator remembered the details from our initial conversation and it was easy to get in deep with more details, instead of starting from the beginning.
Another big selling point for me: we got to work with our own florist, photographer and officiant. My sister got married at the Bellagio and was forced to use them for everything. Her pictures looked cheap, because it was just a hotel employee with a nicer camera, not a professional photographer. Also, her husband’s family is Hawaiian and they had to argue with the Bellagio to allow us to wear the leis that were brought from Hawaii, b/c the Bellagio didn’t allow outside items.
The week of the wedding, we were given a free night in the huge and gorgeous Signature Suites, and we paid for additional nights at the same cost as normal rooms that were blocked for our guests. The concierge steamed my dress and returned it the next day to the room. All of the items from the wedding (cake topper, extra favors, gifts) were taken to our room by the concierge after the wedding and the top of our cake was kept in the kitchen until we left. When we got to our room, a beautiful bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries were waiting for us.
The Red Rock worked with me on my cake and table arrangements. I used their standard (and free) hydrangea center pieces and my florists rose petals. You can choose between white, cream and black for the linens (any combination). Oh, and the food and wine were great! Being a food and wine snob from SF, I assumed it would be normal, average wedding fare, but it was much better than average!
Another huge deal was that our contact at the Red Rock coordinated the entire ceremony procession, for no extra charge!
The Red Rock went above and beyond, and I came in under budget! It’s a gorgeous venue, and the staff is fabulous.
P.S. The salon did a great job with mani/pedi’s the day before!
Melissa and the entire team at the Red Rock Resort Casino and Spa were amazing! Not only did we have our wedding ceremony and reception there but we also had our rehersal dinner, a bowling party, and a morning after brunch. It was all amazing and we continue to receive compliments from all our guests. Our room was incredible and we were touched by the extra efforts the Red Rock staff put in to make our stay more memorable. Melissa even surprised me with a cake tasting, which I didn't expect since we had a destination wedding and flew in only one two days before! Truly an incredible experience!
This is an example of great place off the strip. The prices for drinks was so much better over here and the crowd was fun. They played a lot of oldies (which my aunts had a ball with!) and a decent mix in their crowd. It also had a lot of room on the dance floor so that we weren't getting elbowed in the ribs every few moments.
Red Rock was by far and away the best decision I made in wedding planning! They were awesome, our wedding was amazing!
The older gentleman who did my hair was very nice and did a really amazing job. It was better than I hoped for, and I got tons of compliments. The girl who did my makeup was also very nice, although I must say I wasn't in love with the final results -- but it's probably because I don't normally wear makeup and so I always feel a little uncomfortable in it. I think the makeup was a bit too expensive, it took about 20 minutes and it cost more than the hairdo, which took over an hour! But all in all, I was very satisfied with the Red Rock Spa and would go back again if I could afford it.