But wedding vows in Vegas aren’t meant to last for ages. You have to be courageous, to play the odds that love will win… Not our words, but those of ’90s funkasauruses Was Not Was.
Wise? Not Wise? Why not find out for yourself at one of Las Vegas’ licensed wedding chapels. Whether blushing first-timers or seasoned serial elopers, here’s where you can go for that ultimate seemed-like-a-good-idea-at-the-time experience…
The best Las Vegas wedding chapels
It's not so little, actually: there are five chapels at this Vegas classic, where Frank Sinatra married Mia Farrow in 1966. The drive-through Tunnel of Love was designed for those with physical handicaps who perhaps found it difficult to leave their vehicles, but it's now popular with anyone after a quickie wedding in true only-in-Vegas style.
The original drive-through wedding costs just $25 plus gratuity. However, the inside of this three-chapel facility is bright and inviting; it even looks like a real church, albeit one with a lot of lights. Ceremonies cost anywhere from $199 to $1,899. Book Online
Rose bushes on the patio and a dove motif on the stained-glass windows complete the tidy air of this Elvistablishment, where options run from $199 to $799 (for the Famous Dueling Elvis package). The King will perform at any ceremony but he can only officiate at renewals. Book Online
Multiple rooms (including a traditional chapel) and costumes make this a good choice for a themed wedding, though they'll even come to your hotel room if you're feeling really lazy. Saying 'I do' in a hot-air balloon above the desert costs $675. Daphne will provide religious ceremonies for same-sex couples.
There are actually three chapels at this well-kept, popular and very professional facility, along with a florist and a photography studio. The chapel even offers couples the opportunity to broadcast weddings live on the internet, so the folks at home can share the joyful occasion. Prices start at $75; an additional $2,820 will buy you a wedding on the floor of the Grand Canyon, with helicopter flights included in the deal.
Voted the city's best chapel for the last ten years by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the quaint Little Church is in the National Registry of Historical Places. Celebs such as Zsa Zsa Gabor and Angelina Jolie have wed here; hopefully, your marriage will last a little longer.
This well-landscaped and inviting chapel schedules its ceremonies a full hour apart. Hair and make-up artists, a manicurist and a massage therapist are among the services that can be arranged for couples. The Just for Two package starts at $99; the Ultimate costs $2,450 and includes the release of a white dove.
This two-chapel venue is perfect for walk-ins: it's one of the closest to the Marriage Bureau. Packages start at $179, with the Tony, Tina's and Yours VIP package at $1,295; outdoor options include trips to Lake Mead and the Grand Canyon. Staff are able to broadcast weddings live on the internet.