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las vegas wedding

An October 2003 trip to Las Vegas by shelagh1

Quote: First time trip to Las Vegas for our wedding.

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

Hotel | "Mandalay Bay"

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The hotel was wonderful. We stayed in an executive suite. It was the size of a one-bedroom apartment. The view was spectacular. You saw the strip to the left out the window and the sunrise to the right.

The pool area was spectacular. The wave pool, beach sand, and lazy river make by far the best pool in Vegas. The service was exceptional. You have everything at the tip of your fingers.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 26, 2003

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
(702) 632-7777

Leisure Resort

Hotel | "Leisure Resorts Las Vegas"

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Best Things Nearby:Venitian, Ceasars, Bellagio.Best Things About the Resort:The rooms were large and the staff were helpful.Resort Experience:The resort is spread out and requires crossing several busy avenues to get to the main lobby. Each building is gated and security is always around. It is highly necessary for security to be very good because the neighborhood is less than desirable. It is located just behind Harrahs Casino and close to the middle of the strip. I would compare is to a Motel 6. The rooms were a good size, clean, and in good repair. The pools and outside common areas were very dirty. There was so much dirt on the chairs by the pool...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on October 26, 2003

Leisure Resort
100 Winick Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada

China Grill

Restaurant

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The China Grill is located inside Mandalay Bay hotel and casino. The atmosphere was very romantic. The food was excellent. I am from the East Coast and am very picky about my fish, especially sushi. We had a tempura for an appetizer and a tuna dish, and everything was wonderful. The portions are so large that they recommend they be split by two people.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 26, 2003

China Grill
3950 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
+1 702 632 7777

House of Blues

Restaurant

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The House of Blues is a very casual dining experience with atmosphere and music. The food is always good. I had a rack of ribs and boston creme pie desert. The service was great with good atmosphere.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 26, 2003

House of Blues
3950 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
(702) 632 7600

Victorian Room

Restaurant

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This is a restaurant inside of Barbary Coast. The food was good and economical. They have many early morning specials. It does get quite busy after 9:30am. It also has a nice Victorian atmosphere.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 26, 2003

Victorian Room
3595 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 737-7111

Big Kitchen Buffet

Restaurant | "Bally's Buffet"

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The food at the Bally's buffet was very good. It was not dry at all and there is a very good selection. Something to satisfy everyone.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 26, 2003

Big Kitchen Buffet
3645 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 736-4300

Sahara Buffet

Restaurant

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The Sahara buffet was not as good as I expected. The food was dry and tasted like it had been out for a while. There was a large selection of food and desserts. The coffee was good and well needed by this point.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on October 26, 2003

Sahara Buffet
2535 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
+1 702 737 2111

Grand Lux Cafe

Restaurant

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This was a lovely restaurant. The tables are a little close together, but the atmosphere is nice. We had the largest salads I have ever seen. I had a polynesian salad, which was wonderful, and my husband had a ceasar salad. Both hit the spot. The service was great. The restaurant was quiet and relaxing. Maybe that was because of the good wine selection.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 26, 2003

Grand Lux Cafe
3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 414-3888

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

Attraction | "Madame Tussaud's"

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The museum is divided into many different part were the celebrities are categorized. Rock stars are together. Older actors like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin are together with Debbie Reynolds. Madonna and Billy Idol are with Bruce Springsteen. The new Britney Spears wax figure is most interesting with her contortion around a stripper’s pole. It was very fun and good for many laughs.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 26, 2003

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
3377 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Suite 2001
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109

Vegas Weddings

Attraction | "www.avegaswedding.com"

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We decided to get married on our trip to Vegas. We did not know what to expect so I found the www.avegaswedding.com website. The pictures were so beautiful. We were married on Boulder Overlook, which looks out from the mountains over Las Vegas. The wedding was at sunset with the sun going down in the background. We stayed and watched as all the lights from the city turned on at once. It was a spectacular sight and a wonderful service. The wedding was performed by a reverend from a local church. We were picked up by the photgrapher and brought to Boulder Overlook. It was a lovely scenic ride. We were also served cake and champagne as the sun set behind us. It was a once in a lifetime experie...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 26, 2003

Vegas Weddings
Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada

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It took us several days to realize just because it looks close does not mean it is. There is a lot of walking up and down the strip. There is trolley service available for $1.75 and you must have exact change. Many of the resorts also have shuttles available for a price. Use them or you will be very sore by day two. On every corner someone is offering you "free" drinks or shows. There is always a catch. Every free show requires you to buy at least one drink and much more than the drink costs, or you need to sign up for a players card for that casino. We were so dazzled for the first few days with the crowds, the size of the casinos, and the fact that they are shoving pornography in your...Read More