9 May 2016
So your Las Vegas wedding is planned, the dress is bought, your guests have their flights booked, and now there's just the question of the wedding reception. With so much choice, where do you start?
First of all, decide your budget. To do this, you need to think about:
- Number of guests
- Any allergies or dietary restrictions (quite an important one that one - a trip to the emergency room never added much to any wedding)
- Any food preferences amongst your guests (relatively important, but not as key as the one above)
- Any under 21s (you will need to check with any venue serving alcohol if under 21s can be admitted)
- Budget per head - to include food, drinks, sales tax, service
Armed with this information, you're ready to go. But if your budget doesn't quite stretch to fillet steak and fine wines for all your friends and family (and what about the vegetarians, and the lactose intolerant auntie?), there might just be an easy answer for you: the Las Vegas Buffet.
Now one of the joys of a Las Vegas holiday is the 'all you can eat' buffet, offered by most of the hotels, including the high end hotels with Michelin starred restaurants. There are numerous benefits to a buffet:
- Fixed cost (and usually a low one at that) that can be extended to include drinks
- Wide choice of food to suit even the fussiest guest. Expect a range of world cuisines, seafood, roast meats, dessert stations and more.
- Everyone suits themselves on how much and when to eat - if they only want dessert, they only eat dessert
If you're planning to use one of the buffets for your wedding reception, call ahead and book first. They get pretty full and you need to ensure they know that you're coming and that there's a table allocated for you and your wedding guests. After that - it's a fixed cost, no-holds barred experience, and almost zero chance of anyone saying to you 'I don't like what they have on offer'.
Which in our book is a big win-win.
Our top buffet selections as of May 2016:
- The Wynn Buffet - from $45 per head
- The Wicked Spoon, Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas - from $45 per head
- Caesars Palace Bacchanal Buffet - from $38 per head
Take a look at more of our Las Vegas wedding reception venue suggestions.