Hello Lovelies! Today we’re taking you on a virtual tour of JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa and our tour guide is Donna Quichocho, the hotel’s event specialist. Enjoy!
Tell us a bit about your venue:
Our award-winning venue represents “Simple Elegance” including our 54 acres of lush grounds and serene sounds of waterfalls throughout the property. We have five formal wedding locations for indoor and outdoor ceremonies and the most passionate group of event staff who are absolutely dedicated to making the bride and groom’s day unforgettable. Our team works with each client one-on-one to meet their specific needs, wants, unique themes, etc. We also offer everything the bride and groom need here on the property down to the elegant guestrooms, restaurants for their rehearsal dinner and bridal brunch, cabanas at our amazing pool, special bridal packages at Spa Aquae, several indoor or outdoor wedding venues, valet parking and more.
See more of this amazing venue after the cut!
What makes your business unique?
As an event specialist, I represent the JW Marriott with our service harmonies: Be Present, Be Open, Be Thoughtful & Be Swift with all our clients. It’s obvious, people love getting married in Las Vegas. But our resort, located off the Strip in Summerlin is unique because it offers both a relaxing, quiet wedding setting with the fun of Sin City just steps away in our casino. The newlyweds and their guests absolutely love that about our resort, because they can get the best of both worlds.
Do you target any particular niche?
My focus is excited brides with a budget, still having a beautiful and happy end result. I love coming up with cute ideas or alternatives to complete their ultimate wedding vision. It’s both fun and rewarding.
What’s your favorite part of the job?
My favorite part of my job is hearing the happiness and joy from the couple on how our team and I made their vision come to life. This is one of the biggest days of their lives, and it’s so fun to be a part of it. Seeing their wedding photos, reading their rave reviews and everything in-between is so humbling – it makes it exciting to come to work every day.
How do you help couples customize their weddings?
We help them customize their wedding by giving suggestions on décor or creating special simple moments that make an impact in their heart. We also make sure to keep up with the latest wedding trends, because our clients come to us as experts. For instance, we’ve been seeing a lot of couples creating various stations to keep their wedding fun. A lot of couples have been incorporating bistro lighting, signature drinks, unique ways to design their guestbook and more. The creativity, possibilities and themes for a wedding are endless, so we do our best to find out what the bride and groom want and run with it.
Do you have any funny stories about a past wedding or event?
Yes, who doesn’t love a wedding with a little laugh? During one ceremony, the rings were left in the couples’ room. This created a funny and special moment for the bride and groom as they used their parents’ rings in place of their own.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned?
I strive for perfection, however, in this industry, nothing is ever perfect. Things change in the last minute or things happen in the last minute but ALL FOR THE VERY BEST.
Thanks Donna! For more about JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to their website.
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