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Best Wedding Chapel in Nevada!

Best Wedding Chapel in Nevada
Trying to be the best at what we do, two customers at a time!

When Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel was named Best Wedding Chapel in Nevada by Nevada Magazine this week, we were simply blown away. (So blown away that we are blowing own horn–a little bit–here.) We always strive to deserve the honor of this kind of recognition, because we want our brides and grooms to be honored with the best wedding possible in Las Vegas.

Thanks to all of you who have expressed your kind appreciation to us in person, and on travel review websites. This means a lot to us, and to all the couples who are trying to find just the right venue for their special day when getting married in Las Vegas. Your words and descriptions help them out, and what you write also helps us to get better. When we’re not perfect, we want to know. Generally we will do whatever it takes to get your wedding right….Even if it means TWO Elvis’s….or more!

We want to share a review with you that not only makes us beam with pride, but we think it describes the most wonderful creative surprise one of our wedding couples has ever dreamed up. Your joy, your love, and your incredibly inventive wedding ideas make us want to do better, too! Enjoy this lovely story from one of our Viva Las Vegas weddings—shared from TripAdvisor:

“2 Elvis’s for this Bride!”
Reviewed March 2, 2014
My husband and I were just married here on Feb 25th. Viva provided a limo from our hotel to the chapel, the driver was polite and very helpful getting all of us in and out of the limo. Once we arrived the staff was accommodating to us and our guests but they were also hiding a little secret from me! My Dad flew in from NJ to surprise me. The staff at Viva helped him plan his grand entrance as my 2nd Elvis! My 1st Elvis had a great voice and was just plain fun to have as
part of our ceremony. The photographer took a ton of pictures. And the best part was our friends and family at home were able to see us get married live through Viva’s live streaming feed onto our very own Wedding Website. Everything was perfect! You couldn’t have a happier bride and groom! I can’t wait to renew our vows here for our 20th!

We DO hope to see this couple in 20 years! And we hope we’ll still deserve to be the Best in Nevada! Our thanks to everyone who has helped to make this award possible for us. 🙂

Top 10 Reasons for Getting Married in Las Vegas

Texans marry in Vegas
Janice and Doug said it HAD to be a Vegas wedding for them. Doug said (kiddingly, we think?) that he wanted a Buddhist Elvis as minister, singing Jailhouse Rock. Janice said, “Vegas has that!”
On the fence about getting married in Las Vegas? Just know, it’s the top wedding destination in the world, and there are lots of reasons. One of them might be yours!

1. A big, traditional church wedding is just not your thing. Las Vegas, and especially Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, offers many wonderful choices, and you can even create your OWN wedding package here.

2. Every friend and family member around the world can view your ceremony streaming live, online. Sometimes you can’t ask everyone to travel to the wedding location, but you still want them to be able to share the joy of your wedding day. Viva Las Vegas Weddings has webcams in all of our chapels, even the outdoor ones—AND in our quirky, camp 50’s Doo Wop Diner Chapel!

3. You’re on a tight budget for the wedding. For under $300, you can have a lovely simple wedding in Las Vegas. For that price, you can even choose Elvis as your minister. Then you can spend all the money you save on an amazing honeymoon in Vegas!

Vegas wedding couple
Dina and Steve said they wouldn’t marry any other way, choosing Viva Las Vegas because, magically, Dina’s favorite Stylistics song was playing during their tour of the chapel!

4. It’s your second (or third or fourth) marriage. Few couples want a big fancy wedding the second time around. Most of our Viva Las Vegas wedding couples opt for fun choices—themed weddings, Elvis weddings, or a quiet traditional ceremony wearing casual clothes. No dress code. Shorts and flip flops have been worn here. Often. (For all you blushing brides: We can rent you a veil!)

5. You want to renew your vows. Wedding vow renewals in Las Vegas are nearly as common as actual weddings. We can make it fun, or meaningful, or both!

6. You’re a same-sex couple and want to express the depth of your feelings for each other in a touching, or uniquely fun ceremony. We’ve been doing commitment ceremonies as sincerely as we do weddings since we opened nearly 16 years ago. And we hope we’ll soon be doing full-on legal ceremonies when the State of Nevada gives us the long-awaited go-ahead.

7. You want to create a unique wedding, with costumes, characters and music all chosen by you. We do that. Contact one of our wedding specialists if you don’t see a wedding option that’s right for you on our website at

8. You want to get married in a helicopter, at the famous Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, in a limo, or out in the gorgeous desert at sunset. We can arrange all that for you, in almost any location around Las Vegas.

Vegas wedding chapel
Marcia and George knew each other for DECADES before their touching wedding ceremony with us at Viva Las Vegas Weddings

9. You’re coming to Vegas anyway. Not surprisingly, lots of couples have told us they were thinking about marriage for YEARS, then decided just to do it because of their Vegas vacation plans.

10. You’ve always wanted to get married by Elvis. Believe it or not, this is still a HUGE dream for many folks. Here at Viva Las Vegas, you can also get hitched by any of our fantastic impersonators, “Tom Jones,” “MJ,” “Aretha Franklin,” “Bon Jovi,” “Johnny Cash,” “Austin Powers,” “Tina Turner,” “Marilyn Monroe”….or even fictional or comicbook characters. Just let us know. We do this sort of thing every day. There are SO MANY reasons to choose to get married at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel! Only in Vegas, baby…