This venue at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino offers two wedding chapels, both with floor to ceiling French windows, ... More
Mandalay Bay Wedding Chapels
This venue at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino offers two wedding chapels, both with floor to ceiling French windows, chandeliers and soft, muted tones. You may choose the Sunrise Chapel or the Sunset Chapel, facing east and west, respectively. Each chapel can seat at least 50 guests. Basic ceremonies include limo transportation to and from the marriage license bureau and more. Packages, including videos, photography, floral services and receptions are also available. Rates depend on the amenities you choose to have included with your ceremony.
We got married in Aug 09 in the Silver Wedding Chapel at Mandalay Bay. It turned out beautifully. The flowers, venue, music, photos, etc were perfect! I was a bit nervous in the planning process as our wedding coordinator was not always on the spot, however, I was pleasantly surprised how it all came together. We received many compliments. We had our dinner at Fleur de Lys and the food was absolutely fantastic - however the service was not. Many of the instructions were overlooked and the head server was very unprofessional and amateur. The manager never had the courtesy to stop by once and clearly did not communciate our dinner instructions to the staff. And this is probably one of the most expensive restaurants on the strip $$$$$! But, our guests had no idea anything was wrong and raved about the food. So overall it turned out fine. We had a wedding cake from M Bay room service and it was sublime! It was so delicious. I was a bit disappointed with the lack of effort on the exterior flower arrangement on the tiers, but it was ok. Group Dining also did a great job coordinating everything. Overall, I would recommend having your wedding at M Bay. Good price for a high quality wedding event!
I got married fifteen years ago in Las Vegas at the Graceland Wedding Chapel. I highly recommend it. Rudy G. Aguila was our minister and he was great. So sincere. All of his thoughts were perfect. And Elvis was awesome too. But, if that is not for you and you do have a choice of ministers than ask for Rev. Rudy G. Aguila. Yes, we are still married!
My husband and I just got married at The Wedding Chapel on 3/13/09. We're locals and booked the chapel almost a full 10 months before our wedding day after researching other chapel options on the Strip. Some of the packages are pricier than at other properties, but we thought the Opal Shores package was a good deal. We were willing to pay more for a beautiful venue and first class service. (We were also able to provide personalized wedding vows which I don't know if all the Strip wedding chapels will let you do.)
Our tastes are more modern and simplistic and the three chapels hit the nail on the head - beautifully decorated, clean design, warm colors, and NO cheesy painted ceilings or tacky murals. We had over 90 guests and had to pay the $250 premium for the Platinum Chapel. We received many compliments from our guests about the chapel though - people were impressed!
Our wedding coordinator, Angela DeCosmo, was wonderful! (I know she's been called out on this site before for her great work and I want to add to the kuddos.) She always responded to my emails promptly, answered all of our questions (even the dumb ones), and even helped us with our room accommodations. Most importantly, Angela had great enthusiasm and a positive spirit about the whole process - you can tell she enjoys what she does and wants your wedding to be the best in can be.
If I had to complain about anything, it would be the photography. Some of the poses the photographer has you do after the ceremony are pretty cheesy and the framing of the images wasn't that great (parts of heads getting cut off, images not centered, etc.) And all the paperwork said photography after the ceremony was supposed to last 15 minutes but he wanted us to go for close to 45. (I told him no as we had a schedule - and other photographers - to keep.) We had hired another photographer for "pre-game", "post-game", and reception shots so we weren't concerned about buying the Mandalay Bay proofs as our photogs were awesome. Their photographers try to get you to buy a "special" $1300 package with your proofs, some framed pictures, a large canvas, etc. If you aren't hiring an outside photographer, then I guess the cost is worth it.
We were very pleased with our experience - the minister, wedding coordinator, flowers, and venue were all excellent. Remember to ask for Angela and you'll have a great experience. Good luck!
Although the wedding turned out to be beautiful it was way too much stress to deal with. Too start off we have 4 different "coordinators" between the actual wedding and reception. It was very difficult trying to catch them in the office so there was alot of email tagging back in forth. Simple things such as flowers and music were completely wrong. One our wedding day my husband and I were stuck arranging tables and chairs for reception and to top it all off the main wedding coordinator failed to ever mention that she doesnt work the day of our wedding. For spending as much as we did it so was not worth it!!!!
We LOVED our wedding. We looked around at at least a dozen different hotels and thought Mandalay had best deal and even looked better then many other places. The silver chapel we were married in was beautiful, the dressing room for both the bride and groom was perfect, the pianist was perfect, the minister was wonderful and did exactly when we wanted and even came to speak to both me and the groom prior to the ceremony. The photographer was the best. BUT, BE PREPARED TO DISH OUT A LOT OF MONEY FOR THE PHOTOS!!! We upgraded to the extra hour and additional 32 photos. The next day when seeing the pictures could not pick just 32. We could not bare to leave any behind and bought the copyrights and ALL the pictures. The package came with all 240 pictures prints, a pictures DVD w/music, 2 beautiful silver 8X10 picture frames, 1 20X24 Canvas or watercolor, 2 16X20 canvas or watercolor, back up picture CD and original picture CD w/ full copyrights and a 6X8 soft cover magazine style booklet for $2,201.00. VERY pricey but worth every penny. The only negative was our wedding coordinator. We read review prior to booking stating do not use Alyssa as a coordinator and what happened...WE WERE ASSIGNED ALYSSA! She was very nice at first, but it went sharply down hill. She was delayed on returning phone calls and emails, we would have to pull answers out of her, misplaced out paperwork a month prior to the wedding resulting in her supervisor contacting us asking why we never turned in the required paper work. Then, the worst happened, she misplaced the paper work we got from the marriage bureau!!! In the bag given to us after the wedding she had some one else information in our bag. We had their info delivered to them, but Alyssa could not locate our paperwork. We know mishaps do and will take place and were not too upset about the situations, but got a horrible attitude from Alyssa when we questioned her about the error. She wanted nothing to do with us since our wedding was over (and we think also because we did not tip her hugely since we felt she did not deserve it). She did not apologize for the mistake and kept dishing out the attitude and when questioned her further. We finally had to go up to our room in the hotel and call her supervisor who seemed to straighten things up. We still have no regrets with booking The Chapel at the Mandalay Bay but wish we had requested a change in coordinators when we discovered who our coordinator was.
My husband and I got married at Mandalay Bay, THE Wedding Chapel on August 23, 2008. I looked online at several other large casino chapels, but I thought that the chapel at Mandalay Bay was by far the most elegant. I loved the colors and the modern theme of the foyer. The ceremony was extremely easy to plan. I corresponded with my wedding coordinator entirely through email and fax. My coordinator, Alyssa Estrada, was very prompt and thourough with all of her responses to my questions. I chose the Opal Shore Package with a flower and photo upgrade. On the day of our wedding, I arrived to the bridal dessing room with my bridesmaids about 50 minutes prior to the ceremony. The coordinator explained when we would walk and where we would stand. The minister came in and asked whether I would prefer a religious or civil ceremony. We chose not to purchase a rehearsal so I felt relieved after receiving instructions. Now I believe that purchasing the rehearsal would be unnecessary. They throughly explain what will happen during the ceremony and the minister even includes instructions in his sermon, such as, "Now turn and face eachother." The ceremony went flawlessly. The minister was very well spoken and the pianst played beautifully. I would highly recommend having a wedding here. I did feel rushed through the photography at the end of the wedding. There was another couple and photographer taking pictures in the the same room at the same time as us, but the photos came out very well. The rights to the photos were extremely overpriced. We chose not to purchase them. They would have cost another $1,800. We had a reception dinner at Rum Jungle. We made reservations through the group dining progam at Mandalay Bay. The food was terrific. Several entrees were served one at a time family style. All thirty of our guests loved it. Be careful of the bottled water though. One bottle of water costs ten dollars. We ended up having a $410 bill in bottles of water alone. There was another wedding reception at the tables next to ours. During the day I ran into two other brides. Several of my guests said that it was the best wedding that they had ever been to. I was very pleased. My only advice is to remember to bring the marriage certificate to the chapel and not to forget that the wedding coordinator will be expecting a tip.
My husband and I got married August 6th, 2008. We spent $2500 and it was worth every penny. Our flowers were beautiful and so were the pictures. I loved my wedding coordinator, her name was Angela Decosmo. She was very prompt on returning emails and never made me feel like I was inconveniencing her. I would definately ask for her if you choose to get married at the Mandalay Bay. The only negative thing I would say is that I wanted Canon in D as the song I walked down the aisle too and on the video it didnt sound remotely close to the song, if it even was the song. I was disappointed because I had always dreamed of walking down the aisle to that song. Overall, great experience and would highly recommend this place. IT was beautiful! Mr & Mrs Duncan
We just got married on the 10th of June 2008. We went with the Opal shores package. I had a custom bouquet made, price wasn't too shabby for the upgrade. The wedding was great the pictures were amazing. I am a model and know a good photographer when I see one. The packages for the photo upgrades range from $450 to $2500 with our package we wanted 41 photo's and ended up with 35 in our price range, a magazine, photo video, canvas painting, 2 8x10's and some great upgraded touch ups plus our for around $550 including tax. Times are slow they will work with you on prices if need be. We rented the Vista suite so we would have 1700 square feet for private reception and chose to have our lunch for our guests at the bayside buffet which I would like to add that I was not happy about at first but relationships are about compromise. The pictures did not do it justice. I thought it looked cheap online but that was not the case in person. As matter of fact our guests were disappointed that we all ate at the Rio buffet the night before rather than the bayside, they felt it was a better choice and amazing service. Clean restaraunt, gorgeous view, high ceilings and great desserts. We were under contract with the bayside for a pre arranged number of guests and when people couldn't show short notice they told us not to worry about it, they would only charge us for the guests we had there at the moment. They didn't have to do that but things like that keep me coming back. I was going to go with the Wynn originally but they were snots to me. I have no time for that behavior. My fiance and family were so impressed this is the only hotel we want to stay at until they build the City center and we may try that one next but for us we will not waste our time and money with anyone else knowing what kind of service and excellence we have gotten at Mandalay Bay. I hope you experience is as wonderful as ours.
We got married on 2/9/08 and had a beautiful wedding. We felt we had a great return on the approximately $2,000 we spent. My advice, be careful as Vegas is a huge draw for guests. We had 60 people come, who knew? And, they were all impressed--especially with how short but sweet it was! I did custom floral pieces which were perfect in every aspect. The photographer, James, was amazing; we were SO happy with the pictures. The minister was impressive, it was actually very touching, guests kept talking about it after the wedding. You leave the chapel with the dvd and get the pictures the next day! Go for the webcasting. I thought it was cheesy at first but it was the best $75 dollars we spent. More than 25 friends logged on and watched the wedding live and even more than that watched afterwards. We go so many thankful e-mails from those who couldn't come as they were so happy to still be a part of it.
Things to know...
If you book the event more than a month before you likely won't get serviced until a few weeks before the wedding, even if you call and e-mail a number of times. They ignore you. So if you are high maintenance they may drive you crazy. They are quick to get you information and to take your deposit and make your reservation but after that they don't talk to you until about 1-2 weeks before. I had to call to confirm that they received our deposit and faxes; communication is one way until right before the wedding. However, when they finally did take my information it was all done very well.
When I inquired about a tip for the wedding coordinator they suggested between $200-$600. No way, I didn't even meet my coordinator in person. My husband gave her $100, I would have given $50. I used to plan events and worked at a hotel and even I say that for the amount of time they spent on actual work and dealing with me, $100+ is outrageous.
We ended up buying the rights to the photos. They make it so that if the photos are even remotely important to you, this is really the only option. They were $2,100. We tried the tactic to wait to see if they lower the price, as another review suggested. Didn't work. She didn't budge. But they were so wonderful we had to have them.
After watching the video I thought the pianist played all the wrong music but a friend corrected me. They just play renditions that I wasn't used to. Cannon in D and Ave Maria are not the ones that I knew. However, it really didn't matter since as we walked out I had to ask my husband if the pianist was even there. He said yes, but that he only knew because he had to wait for me to come down the isle. The pianist seems to play with lots of what I'll call fancy flourishes. Before the wedding, we watched a wedding online I didn't like the piano music but thought it was the songs they chose. What I found out is that what I really wanted a very simple piano tune that I recognized, not one that sounds like a concert pianist. My fault. However, he nailed the exit music. It was just like from an old B&W movie!
We and all our guests highly recommend Mandalay Bay Wedding Chapel! It exceeded our expectations and impressed all 60 guests!
The service at THE chapel was EXCELLENT and I could not complain about them at all. Everything was perfect! I got married in the gold chapel on 2/23/08 on a Saturday, which surprisingly felt like we had it all to ourselves. We got started a little late and they didn't charge us a late fee, cool.
My bouquet came out Perfect! I custom ordered green cymbidium orchids with my red rose bouquet.
The hotel's chapel is super elegant and has very high ceilings and couture decor. You do not feel like you are in Vegas anymore. The only thing I didn't like is that the website has fresh flowers in the chapel and the gold chapel had fake flower decor, but you couldn't even tell.
The piano player plays beautifully, and I promise it will make you CRY!
Our wedding coordinator was Angela and she was great at answering all my questions and calling me back each time I called her. I kept changing things too and they are really flexible. They really do want you to be satisfied with all the details.
When we finished taking our pictures (after the ceremony in the chapel), I did see one other couple taking pictures in the reception area. That was a little awkward until they smiled at us and told us, "Congratulations" As we did the same.
The best part when it's all over is when you open the doors to leave the chapel, all the people in the hallway and walking by shout, whistle, cheer and clap for you as you walk out. I was completely blown away. Strangers stopped to look at us and smile and cheer us on!
CHECK YOUR BILLS BEFORE YOU LEAVE!!!
Our hotel suite was supposed to be included in the cost of our wedding package but watch out they may accidently charge you extra like they did to us, so make sure you make some phone calls to straighten that out. (If that happens to you)
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