The intimate, stylish and offbeat destination wedding you want

but didn’t know you could have

Cactus Collective Weddings specialize in stress-free destination weddings that suit just-the-two-of-you elopements and small wedding parties of up to 100. All you gotta do is show up and enjoy your day.

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Our Award-Winning Wedding Services at a Glance

  • Venue reservation
  • Permits
  • Fine art photography
  • Professional photo editing
  • All image rights
  • Bespoke bouquet and boutonniere
  • Dedicated account manager
  • Phone consultations and support
  • On-the-day ceremony assistance
  • On site host and guest liaison
  • Witness
  • Modern minister
  • Marriage license assistance
  • CCW-recommended vendors + management
  • Ceremony timeline
  • Wedding reception recommendations on request
  • Plus, more extra touches and personalizations

Choose the perfect destination wedding package for you and your guests

    A Selection of Our Picturesque Destination Wedding Venues

    Red Rock Canyon

    Las Vegas

    Valley of Fire

    Las Vegas

    Calico Cidery

    San Diego

    Eldorado Canyon

    Las Vegas

    Point Loma

    San Diego

    Cactus Joe’s Nursery

    Las Vegas

    Pop Up Weddings

    Perfect for adventurous couples wanting a hands-off wedding planning experience. The day itself delivers style, luxury and a date and venue they may not have otherwise secured.

    Plan Your Destination Wedding in Five Steps

    You can’t plan a whole wedding in just five steps, can you? We say you absolutely can.

    Step 1: Give us the basics

    Planning your elopement or micro wedding starts with choosing a package, telling us which venue you desire, and sharing your ideas with our team. Send us this information (using the form below), and within 24 hours you’ll get a proposal that includes a quote, digital contract and first invoice.

    Step 2: Book your wedding

    Like what you see in the proposal? Then you’re ready to book. Sign the contract, and make your first payment securely online. Once we’ve got it, your date is held and our team will start making the rest of the arrangements.

    Step 3: Planning and finer details

    The wheels are really turning now. You’ll get regular emails from us with vendor, ceremony and reception inspiration in and around your chosen destination wedding location. You’ll also get balance updates and wedding certificate information relevant to the state you’re marrying in. Our team will be on hand via text or email with the answers to your planning questions. And we’ll catch up regularly to update you on any permits and vendor bookings we’re making on your behalf.

    Step 4: Timeline and settling up

    Two weeks before your wedding we’ll:

    • send your ceremony timeline
    • send you an email requesting any final balance payments
    • introduce you to your booked vendors and on site host (if applicable).

    The timeline explains what you can expect to happen before, during and after the ceremony, up to the point you and your guests leave the venue.

    Step 5: Your wedding day

    On the day itself, you can reach out to us by calling or messaging your dedicated wedding manager at any time. While you’re getting ready, your vendors and on site host will prepare the ceremony site. Then, when you and your guests arrive, your host will introduce you to your minister and photographer, and proceedings will start.

    What makes us extra special

    • High quality photos and editing

      We’re photographers first, and so beautiful photography and photo editing are at the core of our collections. Clients say the images we take are so good they look like they’re straight out of a magazine.

    • Locations and venues

      Our portfolio only includes stylish, desirable and slightly offbeat wedding venues. Why? Because we do weddings differently. And if a permit is needed, we’ll handle the paperwork.

    • Exceptional vendors

      The vendors we collaborate with are all known for their reliability and exceptional service at every wedding, as shown by the amazing feedback we get from our couples.

    • Dedicated team

      Drawing on our decades of wedding industry experience, our small but focused team works hard to bring your wedding vision to life so your special day is exactly that – special.

    • On site host

      Unique to Cactus Collective Weddings, our staff of on site hosts complete our company training program before solo-hosting any weddings. No temps or interns here. The highly organized on site host is available for all weddings, overseeing the vendor set up, and take care of you and your guests.

    • Eco friendly

      Our weddings are environmentally friendly, and we’re a proud partner of Leave No Trace—an NFP providing education and initiatives so every person who ventures outside can protect and enjoy our world responsibly.

    • Supporters of marriage equality

      Couples of any gender and sexuality are welcome, and we’re always educating ourselves on what more we can do to support marriage equality.

    • Stellar customer service

      From initial inquiry through to your special day, when planning your destination wedding we’re just a call away at every step.

    What Couples Are Saying

    “I told them what I wanted and showed up at the location. The minister, florals and photographer were already there with everything we needed.”

    Serena M

    Married April 2019

    “They made wedding planning so simple. We loved how our photos turned out as well.”

    Stephanie T

    Married June 2021

    “I felt extremely hesitant at first with trying to plan a wedding from Charlotte NC to Vegas. But Cactus Collective Weddings eased all of my worries. They are so responsive, and everyone you talk to puts your fears to rest.”

    Kate H

    Married October 2021

    “Going with Cactus Collective Weddings was one of the best choices we made. There were no hidden costs. Every vendor they recommended was professional and amazing.”

    Mary L

    Married October 2021

    “Ginger was friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. She promised us their team would handle most of the big details for the ceremony with lots of add-on options to customize or focus on things that were important to us.”

    Linds M

    Married April 2021

    “Cactus Collective covered every base and gave us the most beautiful day. I would recommend them to anyone looking to do a Vegas wedding.”

    Alaina P

    Married April 2021

    “Traveling from the east coast for an elopement was a bit scary, but CCW made all of that a breeze. I never had to worry about a thing.”

    Kellie C

    Married April 2021

    “I can’t recommend this company enough. Whether it’s their elopement or regular wedding packages, you won’t regret it. They provide everything, and you won’t beat the breathtaking photos and settings.”

    Kelly C

    “All I wanted was something beautiful and low maintenance, and the team helped me achieve exactly that.”

    Rachael F

    Blog and Pod

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