To say a few thousand people are getting married in Las Vegas would be an understatement. The city has been coined the marriage capital of the world, after all, and it’s become one of the premier destinations to host a wedding for many reasons. In fact, around 120,000 weddings are performed in Las Vegas every year.
Wedding venues surrounded by city lights and word-class attractions make for beautiful locations for your big day. Las Vegas is synonymous with luxury hotels, extravagant entertainment, decadent dining, and elegance, making it one of the most sought after locations in the United States for weddings. Regardless of which venue you choose, a wedding here will be an absolute dream come true for any couple. Need a little confirmation? Here are the top reasons people are picking Las Vegas as the starting point for their journey together: Las Vegas and weddings go hand in hand.
You’ll Have a Luxury Wedding on a Budget
When you tie the knot, there are a lot of expenses, both big and small, that go into it. On average, couples are looking at spending roughly $34,000 on their wedding, which can rival a downpayment for a house. Weddings in Las Vegas cost, on average, about $500 – $600. While transportation and lodging will cost extra, you won’t spend anywhere near the national average if you choose to get married in Las Vegas.
It’s Not Just a Wedding but a Vacation
Another reason why people choose Las Vegas for their wedding destination is that it turns into a vacation for their guests. Oftentimes, couples want to bring their friends and family to join in on the festivities. In Vegas, you can have your bachelor/bachelorette, wedding ceremony, and honeymoon all in one city. Loved ones who make the trip to Vegas are treated to a whole vacation experience, rather than just a few hours of the wedding ceremony and reception. It’s a place to explore and appreciate.
There are hundreds of award-winning restaurants to wine and dine after your ceremony. And with countless world-renowned shows such as Cirque du Soleil and iconic entertainers like Cher, Britany Spears and David Copperfield, you’ll always be entertained. Although this goes without saying, the nightlife is one of the best in this city. There are several clubs in almost every hotel on the Strip and a handful of bars located in Downtown Las Vegas, so you won’t have to worry about entertaining your guests.
Take a look at these six exciting places if you want to celebrate your nuptials with a great after wedding party Las Vegas style.
Marquee Nightclub Party Las Vegas
1 – Cabo Wabo Cantina
Sammy Hagar’s Cabo Wabo Cantina is a hot party spot that offers great drinks, delicious Mexican food, and a party atmosphere. Head out to the deck and you’ll enjoy a fabulous view of City Center and the Bellagio Fountains. Once the sun goes down, the party really gets going, and you’ll definitely want to hit the dance floor. The live music is always awesome, and you’ll definitely want to try one of the cantina’s signature Waboritas.
2 – Carlos ‘N Charlie’s
At Carlos ‘N Charlie’s, you’ll enjoy the feel of a real Mexican party as you enjoy music and dancing. While the main dining room is plenty of fun, you’ll want to head out to the patio where you can enjoy the heart of the party. Not only will you love the huge variety of margaritas offered, but the food is delicious too.
3 – Hofbrauhaus
Hofbrauhaus is an exact replica of Munich’s 425-year-old, original Hofbrauhaus. Just east of the Strip, this authentic German beer hall provides a rowdy, wild atmosphere where you can party for hours. Enjoy live entertainment, pretzels, and Bavarian pork dishes as you toss back a few beers. If you want to party outdoors, head out to the beautiful, tree-lined beer garden for more drinks and fun.
4 – The Marquee Nightclub
The Marquee Nightclub is located at the Cosmopolitan, and it’s the hottest nightclub in Vegas. Of course, this means that the club is often crowded with other people looking for a great party. If you want to party in a hip, trendy nightclub with many other people, this is a hopping spot to consider. Get out on the crowded dance floor and get up close and personal with your new spouse.
5 – Omnia Nightclub
If you’re looking for a nightlife experience at one of the most high-energy, well-designed nightclubs (not to mention the most sought after DJs), Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace is the place to be. With three separate sounds throughout its multi level 75,000 square feet of dance and play room, Omnia Las Vegas provides partygoers with multiple nightlife experiences in one.
6 – The Peppermill Fireside Lounge
Enjoy old-school Vegas at the Peppermill Fireside Lounge. Enjoy partying with friends in a fire-side booth, which is particularly wonderful during the winter months. The atmosphere is fun, but laid-back, so it’s perfect for couples that want to party in a classy, laid-back way after the wedding.
Plus, you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect place to stay during your honeymoon when you browse the luxury hotels on the Strip.
Benefit from a Low-Cost Marriage License Fee
Since Las Vegas is one of the top destination wedding locations in the United States, the marriage license is easy and affordable. In 1931, a new Nevada marriage law passed allowing couples to get a marriage license on the spot without any requirements or wait times.
Clark County charges a fee of about $77 for a marriage license. Other perks that the marriage capital of the world can offer that other destination wedding locations may not? There is no waiting period in Las Vegas. As soon as you get your marriage license, you are welcome to head down to The Little Vegas Chapel to have your paperwork signed and become legally married. It’s important to note that couples need at least one witness to the wedding ceremony. If you don’t have a witness, we’ll make sure to supply one for you.
As a bonus, the state of Nevada does not require blood tests.
Las Vegas Marriage License Bureau is Open 365 Days a Year
Not only does Las Vegas conveniently issues marriage licences, but the city’s Marriage License Bureau is open 365 days a year, including holidays, from 8 am to midnight. All couples need to do is show up and get the wedding license. Since the courthouse keeps things very efficient, it usually only takes about 15 minutes to get the license.
You Can Get Married on the Spot
You can obtain your license and get married all before breakfast. It will only take on average 15 minutes to get a license and another 15 minutes to get married (usually).
There are wedding chapels in Las Vegas that have the whole two-hour production and those that have the drive up windows. Yup – you don’t even have to get out of your car.
All-Inclusive, Customizable Wedding Packages Make for a Stress-Free Wedding Day
Many chapels in Las Vegas are one-stop shops and are capable of handling the entire planning process! From organizing the day and time, providing wedding gown and tuxedo rentals, having your fresh flower bouquet ready when you arrive, and reception services after your ceremony, most of the planning is done through the chapel.
Whether you want a simple wedding or something extravagant, you can easily customize your wedding in Las Vegas. The best part is that you can have a customized wedding put together quickly and without a lot of hassle. Many wedding chapels offer multiple wedding packages, from basic weddings to all-inclusive options that include floral, photography, limousine transportation, and more. No matter what kind of wedding (or vow renewal) you’ve dreamed of, a Las Vegas wedding chapel can help make your dream a reality.
Take Your Pick From Several Photography Locations
There are hundreds of options for you to select from for your pre or post wedding shoot. Want a Desert backdrop? Red Rock Canyon is a short drive from The Strip. Looking for a more urban feel? Downtown Las Vegas is home to over a dozen artistic wall murals. If you want the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas to be in your shoot, you can head to the front of the Bellagio Fountains, jump for joy in front of the Welcome To Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, or enjoy the Italian inspired structures at the Venetian | Palazzo.
It has a Rich History
Although it’s come a long way, the brilliant lights of the Las Vegas Boulevard strip weren’t always so bright. Briefly, at the turn of the 20th century, temperance advocates drove the budding gambling and hospitality industry in the city underground. The illegal gambling proved an untapped resource for the city’s growth, and soon the local leadership would lift the ban on “scourge of booze” to open up a path for the development of the massive resort and gaming enterprises we see today.
Nevada legalized casino-style gambling before any other state in the Union during the late 1800s. The construction of the railroads and the westward expansion combined to make the small oasis in the Nevada desert a prime location for a rest and relaxation stop. In 1905, Las Vegas was born on a parcel of 1,200 acres of land.
The Temperance movement advocated an end to gambling and drinking in Las Vegas. In 1910, they were successful as the state legislature passed prohibition laws a year before the 18th Amendment to the Constitution did the same. However, the economic downturn of the Depression would change the legislature’s outlook.
Las Vegas didn’t experience the same difficulties as the rest of the country during the Depression. Hoover Dam construction began in 1931, and railroads continued to grow and offer jobs. New residents were spending money on underground gambling establishments. The legislature noticed, and decided the money should be taxed in part to pay for the public schools that were growing along with the population. In 1931, the legislature restored legal gambling to the state.
During World War II, the El Rancho hotel chain expanded to Las Vegas. The El Rancho Vegas hotel opened on a site on Las Vegas Boulevard, a road formerly called Arrowhead Highway, located just south of the city limits. The hotel was a success and sparked a renaissance of resort hotels in the city.
Not long after El Rancho Vegas opened, a mob associate named Ben “Bugsy” Siegel came to the area, looking to prey on the workers at the Hoover Dam. He decided to try his hand at a legitimate business, and looked to the Strip for opportunities. Siegel invested in the Flamingo Hotel in 1945. However, a year later, he had taken over control of the business, and using mob money, embarked on a renovation project. The mobster predicted that the hotel – and the Strip – would be a profit windfall for the mafia. However, he couldn’t make it happen at the Flamingo himself.
Another mob boss killed Siegel over money, but the Flamingo eventually turned a profit. Organized crime often financed and ran the casinos in Vegas, which exploded in number over time. However, corporate America wanted in on the profits as well. Billionaire Howard Hughes bought the Desert Inn from mob interests, and the federal government cracked down on the criminals. Corporate interests wanted to open the Strip up to vacationers as well as businessmen and gamblers, and their mega-resort hotels would change the look of Las Vegas Boulevard forever.
Create Memories at the Best Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas
Did we convince you to get married in Las Vegas? Good! There is no question that it can be difficult to find the best wedding chapel in Las Vegas. Finding the right wedding chapel is an essential component to planning the perfect wedding. Here are a couple of our tips on finding the best wedding chapel in Las Vegas.
Ask for a Wedding Venue Tour
If you want to truly picture yourself getting married in a Las Vegas chapel, ask for a tour of the wedding venue! The Little Vegas Chapel is happy to provide a tour for you and your soon-to-be. Not only do we provide an interior chapel that can be elegant for a traditional wedding, we can provide an exciting Elvis twist to our chapel as well. We guarantee our weddings can combine fun with sweet elegance and love. When you tour a wedding venue, always look for the little details you know will make your heart swell on your special day.
Make Sure They Have All-Inclusive Wedding Planning and Package Services.
Plus, it pays to have all the help you can get! From the travel arrangements to choosing the right venue, having someone that knows how to plan a Las Vegas wedding can help reduce your stress burden. As you compare the best wedding chapels in Vegas, you’ll want to find out what type of wedding planning and package they provide. The Little Vegas Chapel offers multiple wedding packages to help create magical and long-lasting weddings!
How to Find Us
Our chapel is located near Main Street, overlooking the Las Vegas Strip. It is easy to access through major streets and freeways. Ample parking is located around the chapel to accommodate couples and their guests. The Arts District is conveniently situated between the popular locations of Fremont Street and the Las Vegas Strip. Our location offers both new and updated photo opportunities, with fixtures such as a floral wedding arch, urban alleyway, street locations, and romantic lit gardens.
We are located on 1330 S 3rd St in Las Vegas, NV 89104 on the corner of 3rd Street and Imperial Avenue. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our team at 702-385-5683 or via email at email@example.com.
Great Reviews From Our Wonderful Couples
“I want to thank the Little Vegas Chapel for the best day of my life to date. We arrived on May 16, 2020 and I really was not expecting much from the ceremony but to my great happiness and satisfaction, the Reverend who married us and the staff and photographer were over the top phenomenal and good. The wedding was wonderful and all of the administrative paperwork was handled in a timely and efficient manner. I highly recommend the Little Vegas Chapel.”
— Reviewed by Elliot R. on Yelp. Ceremony in May 2020
“It was such a great wedding! Especially for the price. We just went to Vegas and honestly it was the only thing about Vegas that was great. Since Vegas has been shut down there machines weren’t hitting at all. But this wedding chapel was EXCELLENT! The pastor was GREAT, the photographer was GREAT and the limo was GREAT! Everything about this chapel was great. Even though on the outside it didnt look like much the inside of the chapel was beautiful and the service was excellent. I really wouldn’t change one thing about this chapel.”
— Reviewed by Madeline T. on Yelp. Ceremony in June 2020
“Absolutely a wonderful and amazing experience! From the moment the limousine picked us up and through the whole ceremony and photos it was all we could have dreamed of. The Elvis impersonator was such a character and professional, he did such a wonderful job and made our whole wedding memorable! My husband and I couldn’t have been happier with the way our wedding turned out! Would definitely recommend this chapel and package it is so worth it! Plan to be back for a vow renewal on our 10 year anniversary. Thanks little Vegas chapel for everything!”
— Reviewed by Misty S on Google. Ceremony in June 2020
Get Married in the Best Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas
Have we convinced you to get married in Las Vegas? Contact a wedding coordinator to help create the wedding of your dreams. View wedding chapels, browse wedding packages, or search availability and book online.