Las Vegas has many labels, such as the ‘entertainment capital of the world’ and the ‘gambling capital of the world’. But by far it’s most romantic tag is as the ‘marriage capital of the world’.
It is synonymous with hurried weddings and fleeting romances – giving rise to the phrase ‘What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.’ Well, not if you plan it through with Travelbag, and join 90,000 others who throng the city to get married every year.
As one of the easiest places to get married, Las Vegas’ wedding industry is now no longer filled with low-rent chapels and hastily appointed ministers. Now you can get married anywhere and in any way, from the affordable Elvis-themed Graceland Wedding Chapel to the five-star dream do hosted by Hilton Lake Las Vegas.
A staple on the Las Vegas strip for the last half of a century, the Graceland Chapel is the place to get married if you want the iconic Vegas wedding. It is the landmark Las Vegas wedding site and home of the original Elvis wedding tradition. Years of fame have not diminished its universal appeal of offering wedding packages from £125.
While some may choose a wedding chapel for its historic and colourful connotations and seek post-wedding entertainment at the usual Las Vegas strip haunts and eateries, others may prefer an all-inclusive package, like the one offered by Cili. The Balinese-themed hotel offers a tropical package covering pre- and post-wedding entertainment and relaxation for the couple and guests. Those looking for a quiet wedding can enjoy the view of the nationally recognised Bali Hai Golf Club, with its blue lagoon and greeneries.
Another historic wedding location is the Little Church of the West, a quaint romantic chapel that is also the oldest in Las Vegas. Its wedding packages are tailored for those who want as much Vegas scenery in their wedding photos as possible, as it is conveniently located between Mandalay Bay and the world famous “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign. Guests can opt for outdoor weddings or even helicopter weddings overlooking the Grand Canyon.
Want to inject some of the ‘Sin City’ mojo into your wedding ceremony? Get married at the Mob Museum, the nickname of The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement. Considered the city’s most arresting venue, it once hosted America’s most notorious trials and hearings involving gang members. Couple can buy the Museum for the day, so guests can enjoy the exhibitions during the wedding.
How about some Hollywood connections instead? The Chapel of The Bells – notwithstanding its idyllic name – is one of the preferredplaces to day ‘I do’ among celebrities, athletes and military personnel. Besides officiating many celebrity weddings, The Bells has been featured in unforgettable films such as “Indecent Proposal” and “Mars Attacks”, to name a few. So if a theme wedding is what you’re looking for to make the big day more memorable, Vegas is the place to get married.
This post sponsored by Travelbag.