Dry Lake Bed Weddings

An Extraordinary Site For Intimate Micro Weddings

The simplicity and beauty of nature at the Dry Lake Bed in Boulder City, Nevada offers couples a sunset wedding venue unlike any other. When the sun dips low and the light starts to fade, the attraction of this starkly empty landscape reveals itself. Once a vast lake covering more than 20-square miles, this standout desert feature is now the perfect blank slate for your special day. Pops of color from florals, dresses and ceremony site additions are all the more impressive against this serene backdrop.

Why the Dry Lake Bed is Perfect for Micro Weddings and Elopements

  • Unique and unexpected wedding venue
  • A spacious location, allowing plenty of privacy for wedding couples
  • Venue accepts over 20 guests
  • Photographs extremely well and has been used by Hollywood directors for years
  • A charming and simple wedding site that can be decorated however you wish
  • Convenient location, within 30 minutes of the Vegas Strip.
    LGBTQI+ friendly venue

About Our Dry Lake Bed Packages

Plan your perfect wedding without compromise with Cactus Collective Weddings. We work with each couple individually to make sure that every detail, big and small, are arranged for your wedding. We’ll handle the professional photography, officiant, bouquet and boutonnière, and the wedding permit along with the wedding venue so you don’t have to. Planning a wedding has never been more convenient.

About the Dry Lake Bed

The Eldorado Dry Lake Bed is conveniently located along highway 95 as it passes the Bird Spring Mountain Range just south of Boulder City, Nevada. The combination of the flat lake bed and the rocky peaks rising to an elevation of 4,900 feet creates vivid shadows and impressive sunsets making it a favorite spot for photographers and filmmakers.

One word of caution, while we absolutely LOVE this venue, it isn’t for everyone. There is a growing solar electricity generation field that shares the space to the south and can feel obtrusive to some couples. We’re sad to see the panels encroaching on the vast emptiness, but are happy that plenty of wide open spaces still exist to make this impressive landscape one of our top choices for couples that want a look they can’t get anywhere else.

The same abundant sunshine that powers nearby solar fields at high-noon, makes for perfect natural lighting conditions late in the afternoon and at twilight. Imaginative photographers that know how to manipulate this site and its unique conditions take some of the most dramatic and satisfying wedding pictures you’ll ever see.

Bring your imagination, your whimsical decorations and add-ons, and your sweetheart to the Eldorado Dry Lake Bed to be transformed into the star that steals the scene on this incredible natural stage. Don’t let the appearance of the surrounding solar farm fool you, this venue remains a real Las Vegas gem!

Personalize Your Collection with Extra Touches

Give your wedding adventure your own personal touch with your choice of memorable must have add-ons. Extras such as getting candid photos throughout your ceremony, mini celebrations and extended photography coverage are just some of the fun options. See the full list.

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What people are saying

"The photos Cactus Collective showcases on the site is exactly what you get. I would trust McKenzi and Cactus Collective a million times over! Thank you, Thank you!"

Kylie C

Married January 2020

“We knew we wanted to try finding a package-type deal in Las Vegas for our small wedding. We opted for a few add ons like music, a site visit, extra photography, videography, and champagne toast. The team was communicative throughout the whole process.”

Lindsay M.

Married April 2021

“Cactus Collective helped me plan a destination wedding at the scenic Valley of Fire outside of Las Vegas. Everyone commented that the ceremony, officiant, food, decor and overall experience was amazing. Thank you Cactus Collective and your incredible team for a day I'll always remember!!!”

Jessica H.

Married January 2020


The Place To Break Free From Traditional Wedding Venues

The Dry Lake Bed is certainly not the usual site for a wedding, but we can attest to the edgy vibe it adds to romantic weddings. This location is the definition of simplicity and photographs extremely well, especially when adding a bit of wedding day decor to the barren landscape. The Dry Lake Bed is the perfect choice for couples who want a simple but striking wedding.