A few words about the reason Las Vegas has so many weddings. In the past year, more than 100,000 couples got wed in Las Vegas, more than in any other city around the globe. Contrary to other cities, there is no blood test nor a waiting time.
The laws of Clark County, Nevada, which is where Las Vegas is located, make it sweet, straightforward, enjoyable, cheap, and romantic to get married. Las Vegas is also one of the most popular locations to have a romantic single moon.
The Bride and Groom are required to show up at the Marriage License Bureau, which is open from 8 am until 10 pm. In exchange for a minimal cost (credit debit cards can be used) and they will be issued an authorization that is valid over a period of 30 days.
Then it's off for the chapel for an instant wedding. There is a myriad of locations for weddings within Las Vegas. The top 10 venues we've picked are the result of a mix of low-cost and affordable locations, middle-of-the-road, moderately priced venues, as well as beautiful, high-end chapels and hotel locations.
Chapel of the Flowers
The chapel has been awarded the "best of the year" award by a review website. There was no particular aspect that stood out, but rather a general "oh, this is a good place to have a wedding" perception of the place.
They offer a special Skype service that allows family members and friends who aren't able to be present can watch the wedding.
Skype is, for those not familiar with it, can be a system that lets a person who is home to view and hear through their computer screen what's going on at the wedding chapel. Viewers at home using Skype also have the option to communicate with the wedding guests.
The chapel's grounds offer four locations where you can have your wedding ceremony. The most popular and popular one is The Victorian Chapel.
It is decorated with satin drapes, chandeliers made of crystal mahogany pews, and marble floors. Another popular chapel is La Capella Chapel.
It is decorated with the appearance of a Tuscan type of decor. Stone archways and intricate wall sconces wrought in iron and chandeliers are all part of the design and elegance of the space.
The outdoor gazebo is a great possibility for wedding venues. It is covered with beautiful trees and lush gardens. In the evening, the gazebo transforms into a storybook-style with its luminous white light. If you are looking for an elegant and modern wedding, there's The Magnolia Chapel.
While it is modern, it offers an elegant touch by using marble floors, chandeliers made of metal along with glass mosaics.
A variety of packages with different prices are offered. They begin at a reasonable price. However, they also include limousine services.
Little Church of the West
The wedding chapel in this photo is an exact replica of the church that was found in an old mining town. The chapel itself is significant historically. It is the only structure located on the Las Vegas Strip, which is also listed by the National Historical Society.
Through the years, this small church has hosted the weddings of many famous couples who exchanged marriage vows. You might know Richard Gere, Angelina Jolie, Cindy Crawford, Mickey Rooney, and Judy Garland, to name but some.
The staff can be helpful with organizing and answering any questions. They can provide most of the common packages offered at Las Vegas wedding chapels. Prices start low and increase as you go.
Graceland Wedding Chapel
The classic-looking chapel has been in operation on the Las Vegas Strip for over fifty years. Over the years, it has hosted a number of famous people like Jon Bon Jovi, who has also married there Jay Leno, Matthew Perry, Johnny Depp, and Salma Hayek.
You can pick a traditional wedding and an Elvis Presley Package, which features an amazing Elvis impersonator who will sing during the ceremony. The chapel is situated on the famed Las Vegas Strip, which is less than a mile from the Stratosphere Hotel and just a short distance away from Fremont Street.
Graceland Wedding Chapel offers most of the standard Las Vegas wedding services. This includes limos as well as photography, an internet broadcast of the wedding ceremony, as well as DVDs, floral arrangements, and even cake.
Prices start at $199 and increase from there. They can be found on the internet at www.graceland.com
Chapel of the Bells
This is a wedding chapel that Hollywood directors and producers have decided to include within their movies. While these weren't Oscar-winning films (Honeymoon In Vegas, Mars Attack, Indecent Proposal, and Vegas Vacation)
However, it shows the classic aesthetic appeal that the church has. There's also been a succession of famous couples who have been married there, starting with Kelly Ripa to Bobby Unser.
The chapel is situated on the famed Las Vegas Strip. Visitors arrive through a beautiful garden as they enter the chapel. The chapel is well-maintained. It is open to all faiths, and the worship is conducted and provided by a non-denominational minister.
The wedding packages offered range from moderate to low. The chapel offers the cheapest package, which includes transportation from the accommodation up to the Marriage License Bureau and then to the chapel. They utilize what they call an executive car instead of a limousine.
A Special Memory Wedding Chapel
The wedding chapel is designed with the appearance and feel of a traditional New England church. In reality, it can accommodate 115 guests on its pews made of oak. It also has separate groom and bride dressing rooms.
The bride has the option to enter the ceremony via double doors or descending a dramatic spiral staircase. The chapel provides a large choice of indoor weddings that range from the Elvis style to a low-cost non-frills wedding. This is the church that offers the world-renowned drive-through wedding ceremony.
If you're seeking a unique ceremony, the church has several stunning outside places. One of these locations could be called of them the Valley of Fire, a romantic place where you're in the midst of The Red Rock Mountains.
Red Rock Canyon and Mountain Air are other areas that are stunning and where weddings are possible even if you're so inclined to get married in a helicopter, which flies above Las Vegas at night or use it to take off from the surface in the Grand Canyon for your wedding.