I am going to do a review of each wedding venue I visited, and the first section of each review will be the “Background.” If you have already read the background from another one of my reviews, feel free to skip to the actual venue review. Background I got engaged in December 2011. After a month or so of trying to settle on a state (yes, I said state), we decided on Nevada (Las Vegas specifically of course). My family/friends are primarily in Michigan; fiancé’s (we’ll call him J from now on) are in New York City area. We live in NJ. If we had it in either Michigan or NJ, we would have well over 250 guests since we assumed that most people would be willing to make the drive (or short flight if they choose) to either location (p.s. we have many friends in Long Island, and it would be at least a 1.5 hr drive for them to come to our area in NJ). Then J kept saying it wouldn’t be fair to his friends and family if we got married in Michigan (where it is at least half the cost of NJ weddings btw). So I countered with the same argument for my friends and family, haha. We were at a stalemate. Well I had mentioned Vegas when we first got engaged and told J it is my number 1 choice. But J was hesitant about having a destination wedding. After thinking of the pros and cons of being married in the mitten (aka, Michigan) or in NJ, J finally agreed that Las Vegas was actually the most practical and fun thing to do. Next on the list was to make sure our very closest family and friends would be ok with flying to Vegas for our wedding because frankly they are the only ones that matter! We booked a good deal at Bally’s for Sun-Thurs and stayed with my dad the other days of the trip (he lives there). My initial plan was to see 13 venues, but I decided not to see the two at mt. Charleston. So I only saw 11 venues over the course of 3 days. It was a lot!! Basically the type of wedding I want is a non-religious ceremony followed by a traditional wedding reception. I do not want to get married in what I deem a “wedding factory”, which is what some of the venues I saw felt like. In the same regard, I do not want a chapel wedding at all. I did check on the strip, but nothing met our needs or was within our budget. I began my search in January and finally narrowed it down for our June trip. My tastes revolve around golf/country clubs apparently. We are planning for a Thursday wedding in October 2013. TPC Las Vegas 9851 Canyon Run Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89144 http://www.tpc.com/lasvegas-weddings-and-events I met Keri at 10 on Saturday June 16. Keri was very nice and showed us around the facility. It took only a few minutes because TPC is really small. They are pretty reasonably priced, but it was just too small for us. The site is pretty and has good views as well, but I felt a little cramped in there and had a hard time imagining fitting 80 people in there. There just wasn’t anything about it that wowed me. I would still recommend it as a place to have your wedding, but I think it would fit better for a smaller wedding. Prices (these are just prices I calculated on my own and don’t include tax or gratuities): • 70 people plated with a well bar would cost $6650 • 70 people plated with a call bar would cost $7140 • 70 people buffet with well bar would cost $6400 • 70 people buffet with a call bar would cost $6930 So the most expensive option is the plated dinner with a call bar, while the cheapest option if a buffet with a well bar. Overall, it was nice but hardly memorable. It’s possible that happened because I had already fallen in love with a couple other venues by now.