Everyone knows the Bellagio for their fountains, but today they are much more than that. They host wedding to couples from all over the world. Aida Bouaon has been working with the Bellagio for 14 years and she LOVES her job! “I enjoy interacting with people. Working with couples to make their dream come true is one of the most difficult tasks but very rewarding when the goal is reached and the results are achieved. Nothing is more rewarding than to see how happy and appreciative your guests are,” says Aida. She was also gave us the inside scoop on what’s it like planning a wedding at the Bellagio.
GO: What is your unique role when it comes to a couple’s wedding day and how does your property distinguish a couple’s experience as opposed to getting married somewhere else?
AB: I manage the department with two great assistant managers. Our department consists of 9 dedicated wedding coordinators whose job is to take care of our couples and to ensure a flawless experience. A wedding coordinator is appointed to each couple and can assist them from start to finish. She services the booking and takes care of all the details including room reservations, floral, photography, videography, spa and salon, restaurants and will also guide the guest with ideas regarding their wedding reception. Because we work as a team, every couple feels special and will always find someone to answer their questions in the event their wedding coordinator is not available.
GO: From start to finish, what can a couple expect if they choose to get married at your property?
AB: Bellagio is the place to be. It is all about romance and sophistication. Exceptional service is very important. Efficiency and knowledge play a huge role in the planning process of a stress free wedding. Going above and beyond is our motto. Good communication and follow through are a must. These are key factors to a successful event. We have seen guests shop around and once they visit us, they let us know that Bellagio is the place and that’s where they want to be. Believe it or not, Bellagio is a magnet to guests from all over the world and we are lucky to be in such a beautiful and exclusive setting.
GO: If you had to describe your property in three words, what would they be?
AB: Breathtaking, Romantic and Classy!
GO: What are the unique locations that a couple can host their ceremony and reception at in your venue?
AB: We have two beautiful chapels and two outdoor locations facing our famous Lago di Como. We host the ceremony part and our guests can have their reception through Catering, in a restaurant or in their suite through In-Room Dining.
GO: Do you have areas where a couple can elect to take their wedding pictures at your property?
AB: Our couple and their families/friends are appointed a photographer who is familiar with the property and can take them anywhere around the grounds for beautiful pictures namely the Pools, the stunning conservatory, and the front entrance by the fountains and inside the casino.
GO: Do you have customizable packages? Tell me a little bit about them?
AB: We have several different packages that are created to meet all budgets. . We perform weddings in suites so we have created a suite package and most of our packages can be upgraded to the Terrazza di Sogno facing the lake. We also have an outdoor location called the Courtyard with “the Just the two of you” wedding package. I am attaching our packages for review. Our Packages are set so there is no customization but the guest can upgrade to a higher package or amenity if they choose to.
GO: What is the first thing a couple should do if they are interested in getting married at your property?
AB: The first thing the couple would do is tour the venue and then sit with a wedding coordinator to go over the floral and photography books or even tour our outdoor locations for a better view and more personable service. Once they book with us, the coordinator assigned to the couple will go above and beyond to understand their needs. We are committed and work proactively to ensure a positive outcome for our guests.
Thank you Aida for sharing the great services Bellagio offers couples!