Inside Aria's New Chapel
When Aria opened in 2009, it did so without something that had become a standard amenity within Vegas resorts -- a wedding chapel. Whatever the thinking, the CityCenter hotel-casino must have tired of seeing couples in love spend wedded bliss
and dough elsewhere because it built, and recently opened, a chapel of its own.
The Wedding Chapel at Aria was culled from convention space, but despite coming several years after the resort, looks as if it's been there all along. Located on the first floor of the convention center, an oversized frosted glass window, two dark-colored wooden doors and a simple plaque provide a discreet facade for the 2,750-square-foot venue hidden away from sight.
Stepping inside reveals a small, yet elegant reception area as well as a meeting room for planning sessions, both adorned in neutral hues. The understated decor subtly impresses through a chic mix of textures and patterns rather than too bright colors and trite floral designs. (Although, we did fall in love with the vivid, amethyst-colored light fixtures floating overhead that reminded us of jewels.)
Just beyond these rooms are the chapel's biggest selling points, contemporary his and her spaces for the bride and groom. For him, a room dominated by a pool table. For her, a plush boudoir filled with plenty of seating and, likely more importantly, plenty of mirrors. Another big plus? There is only one wedding hall (the muted design continues here with touches of cream, beige and mauve) meaning you won't bump into other couples nor need to compete for attention. Your union will be the sole focus while you are there. Photos of all the spaces can be found in the gallery below.
Aria currently offers five pre-set packages, but plans to add more. The Fantasy begins at $1,800 midweek and climbs to $2,100 on the weekend. Those who Desire more can go up a tier for $3,500 to $3,800. Really feel the Passion for $7,800 to $8,100. Each step up gets you a bit more, from extra time with photographers and photos to a one-night stay in an Aria Sky Suite, dinner, limo service, spa credits, etc.
There is also a Jewish ceremony (Euphoria, $9,950 to $10,500) as well as a vow renewal ($1,000) service. For the adventurous, weddings can also be arranged at several locations around CityCenter, including Aria's pool as well as the fireplace lounge in its spa. Images for what those ceremonies could look like can be see in the photo gallery above.