Vegas is the capital of weird, wild and wacky weddings. Where else can you have Elvis escort you down the aisle, ride into the chapel on a Harley Davidson, get married beach-party style or have your wedding attendants dress like mobsters? If you're coming to Vegas to get married, why not have a little fun? Check out our links to find out more about some of the most popular themed wedding ceremonies available in Las Vegas.
Lucky number wedding dates
The phrase "getting lucky in Las Vegas" takes a whole new meaning with numerically-themed wedding dates. Dates like 7-7-07, 10-10-10 and 12-12-12 have been especially popular. Other dates sure to be a hit include 11-12-13 and 12-13-14.
So what is it about these "numerically interesting dates" that caused such a buzz? Couples love to celebrate their biggest day with memorable dates. And since Las Vegas and lucky numbers go hand-in-hand, these special dates make a winning combination.
Las Vegas is known for a lot of things -- weddings and Elvis being two of the big ones -- so what better theme to choose for your wedding than an Elvis ceremony? Elvis himself chose to tie the knot with Priscilla here in Vegas in 1967 during an eight-minute ceremony at the original Aladdin Hotel, now known as Planet Hollywood.
Since Planet Hollywood has that distinct honor, of course it offers an Elvis wedding package. You can be married and serenaded by Elvis.
Elvis impersonators at the wedding chapels vary in their approach. Some pick up the couples in limousines, a few have arrived at the chapel riding a four-seat tandem bicycle with the wedding couple, and almost all of them sing.
The Elvis/Blue Hawaii package at the Viva Las Vegas Chapel has an Elvis chapel with Elvis memorabilia, Hawaiian sets and props and, of course, a Priscilla impersonator.
Cupid's Wedding Chapel offers a chance to renew your vows with the King. Elvis will perform your ceremony, entertain you with three songs and pose for photographs.
If you're a real Elvis fanatic, why not have Elvis walk you down the aisle? The Silver Bell Wedding Chapel offers that and more. Elvis will sing three songs and you'll receive a satin scarf as a souvenir -- just like the ones Elvis was famous for handing out at his concerts.
At A Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, the King can entertain you and your guests for one hour at the chapel's reception center. Or how about the "Aloha Las Vegas" package where Elvis and the Hula Girls will sing and dance four songs?
Since 1992, Elvis impersonator Jesse Garon of Elvis of Las Vegas has married couples in various chapels, serenaded and danced for wedding parties as well as taken visitors for a drive in his pink Cadillac down the Las Vegas Strip. Garon has appeared on shows and networks including "The Tonight Show," "Regis and Kelly," HBO and E! Entertainment Television, to name a few.
And finally, what would the Graceland Wedding Chapel be without an Elvis ceremony? Graceland was the first chapel to specialize in Elvis themes 25 years ago. The King's Package provides an Elvis to entertain at your wedding or perform renewal ceremonies.
What companies offer these ceremonies /services: Planet Hollywood Hotel Chapel, Silver Bell Wedding Chapel, Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, Graceland Wedding Chapel, A Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, Cupid's Wedding Chapel, A Hollywood Wedding Chapel, Shalimar Wedding Chapel, Elvis of Las Vegas. For more information on these chapels, visit the VEGAS.com guide to wedding chapels.
If you're already an on-the-go type of couple, then why not commemorate your big day with a drive-thru wedding chapel ceremony? Share your vows in the luxury of your car. The trend started with The Little White Wedding Chapel's Tunnel of Love Drive-Thru in the '90s. This feature was initially meant for the disabled, making it easier to get hitched without leaving the car. Now, the window is open to everyone. For a fee, you can even swap your wheels for a pink Cadillac and an Elvis at the window. Amenities include a bouquet, boutonniere, photos and a ceremony DVD.
What companies offer these ceremonies /services: The Little White Wedding Chapel. For more information, click here.
If you're a fan of gore and plan to tie the knot in Vegas, look no further than Eli Roth's Goretorium. Couples wanting to indulge their dark side can get hitched, commit or renew their vows in a gruesomely-themed reception area. Wedding packages include either a zombie, vampire or god of gore minister, as well as makeup, themed cakes and a walk through the attraction.
What companies offer these ceremonies /services: Eli Roth's Goretorium on the Las Vegas Strip. Find out more about it here.
Denny's in Downtown Las Vegas is stepping it up -- not only can you enjoy eggs and pancakes around the clock, but you can get hitched at the 64,000-square-foot restaurant. Like the menu, this chapel will be available 24 hours a day. And what's a wedding reception without a celebration toast? This location also offers a full-service bar. Add-ons include wedding cakes made of Denny's Pancake Puppies, as well as an interactive photo booth.
What companies offer these ceremonies /services: Denny's at Neonopolis. Find out more about it here.
If you've always wanted to be Married to the Mob, here's your chance. Exchange vows ('til death do you part) at the The Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas. Choose from an array of Mob-themed packages, starting at $1,000, with features including a ceremony inside the courtroom, bride and groom photo shoot, Champagne cocktail hour or brunch, catering, photography, officiant, floral, décor, musicians and lighting. Couples can get married inside the historic, restored Federal courtroom or on the museum's front steps. A full buyout of the entire museum is also possible.
What companies offer these ceremonies /services: The Mob Museum. Find out more about it here.
From the Grand Canyon to the Las Vegas Strip, enjoy a spectacular backdrop to your wedding. Helicopter weddings offer the chance of a lifetime to make your special day one that you will remember forever. Most helicopter wedding packages depart from Las Vegas and can accommodate small wedding parties.
Helicopter wedding packages can include a variety of special services, including limo rides to and from your hotel, minister fee, flowers, cake, special catering or beverages, music, videographer, photographer and more. Check with the helicopter company for standard package amenities or ask about specialty arrangements.
What companies offer these ceremonies /services: Maverick Helicopters, Sundance Helicopters.
Pirate ship weddings
It's not every day you can say you got married on a ship -- a pirate ship that is! Fans of "Pirates of the Caribbean" are in luck: The Enchantment package features a wedding on board Treasure Island's pirate ship. Guests are seated along an outdoor patio overlooking Sirens' Cove. The groom, best man and ship's captain board a pirate ship and wait for the bride's entrance along a rose-covered walkway.
For the right amount of gold, rogue pirates will serve as witnesses and a pirate may even swing down from the crow's nest to deliver the wedding rings. Valet service is available at Treasure Island. Services include photography, videography, elegant floral décor for the ship, a signature couple's massage at Oleksandra Spa & Salon and room.
What companies offer these ceremonies /services: Treasure Island. For more information, click here.
Eiffel Tower weddings
In Vegas, it's all about the romance. The best thing about it is you don't have to fly internationally to say "I do." The Paris package gives the option of being married atop the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas. The ceremony takes place on the 50th-story outdoor observation desk. Video recording begins from the moment you enter the glass elevator until you ride back down. Multiple amenities are available, including live music by a guitarist or pianist, suite package, photography and spa passes.
What companies offer these ceremonies /services: Paris Las Vegas. For more information on packages, services and office hours click here.
Did someone order a special delivery? Not to be confused with drive-thru weddings, mobile weddings actually come to you. Whether you want to say "I do" in front of the Bellagio fountains, Eiffel Tower or waterfalls at Wynn Las Vegas, couples can have the ceremony virtually anywhere. You can even get married inside your hotel room. If you prefer a downtown wedding, you can get hitched immediately after obtaining your marriage license or under the Viva Vision canopy at Fremont Street Experience.
Las Vegas Wedding Wagon offers a package for $99, which includes minister fees and photos. While public places tend to have heavy foot traffic, the planners do their best to accommodate. The only thing you'll need to do is get your marriage license from the Clark County Marriage Bureau ($60).
What companies offer these ceremonies /services: Las Vegas Wedding Wagon. For more information, click here.
What could be more romantic than a wedding in Venice? The Venetian has a respectable replica of the city's canals and not only can you take a cruise in a gondola you also can get married in one, too. The Cerimonia Sul'Aqua weddings take place in an authentic Italian gondola large enough for the bride, groom, witness and minister.
Features of the gondola wedding ceremony include a singing gondolier, bridal bouquet, photos and a groom's boutonniere. With a ceremony this romantic, you'll feel like you've been transported to Italy. You'll want the gondola moment to last forever.
What companies offer these ceremonies /services: The Venetian hotel-casino, Lake Las Vegas. For more information on The Venetian's wedding packages and services, click here.
"Welcome to Las Vegas" sign weddings
Located on the Las Vegas Strip just south of Mandalay Bay, the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign serves as a photo opportunity tradition for visitors. In 2009 (50 years after its opening ), the sign finally made it to the National Register of Historic Places. So what better way to celebrate than in front of one of the city's most iconic locations? Your wedding planner and/or hotel concierge can help arrange a ceremony at this popular destination.
What companies offer these ceremonies /services: Multiple locations, including The Las Vegas Wedding Company.
Ready to dive right into a lifetime of wedded bliss? Look no further than the 117,000-gallon Silverton Aquarium. If you're scuba certified, you can say "I Do" underwater with mermaids as your bridesmaids and 4,000 sharks, stingrays and tropical fish as your witnesses. Plus, the hotel throws in one-night accommodations, officiate services, photos, DJ, rehearsal dinner and reception (all on dry land) as part of the package.
What companies offer these ceremonies /services: The Silverton.
There are several wedding chapels in Las Vegas that will perform commitment ceremonies for gay and lesbian couples. Although not legally recognized as a marriage in Nevada, gay partners can still enjoy a ceremony with the same amenities that many traditional wedding services offer. In lieu of a marriage license, most chapels will provide couples with a certificate commemorating the event.
The Gay Chapel of Las Vegas is the city's only gay-owned-and-operated ceremony chapel. The chapel can accommodate up to 100 guests. Couples can choose from many themed wedding packages including beach party, disco, Egyptian, Gothic or Elvis Blue Hawaii wedding. Services are available including limousines, flowers, photography and video services.
Eternal Hope Ministry conducts alternative lifestyle ceremonies in English or Spanish. You can choose the location of the ceremony such as a chapel or in the privacy of your own hotel room. Arrangements can be made for champagne, flowers, cake and an Elvis-themed ceremony.
The Silver Bell Wedding Chapel offers different packages for commitment ceremonies. Services available include photos, video, flowers, music and more.
What companies offer these ceremonies /services: Cupid's Wedding Chapel, Silver Bell Wedding Chapel, Gay Chapel of Las Vegas, Eternal Hope Ministry. For more information on these chapels, visit the VEGAS.com guide to wedding chapels.