Monthly Archives: November 2015

Christmas Eve Wedding Specials at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel

Christmas Eve Wedding Vegas
The most romantic winter wedding date of all!

One of the most unforgettable anniversaries, and the most romantic night of the year for proposals or elopement is Christmas Eve. Viva Las Vegas Weddings has several special packages, some including round-trip courtesy transportation by limo or town car from your Las Vegas hotel. It’s a quiet time of year in Las Vegas, which means great deals on rooms AND weddings!

Order up a sweet traditional ceremony, either in our beautiful Main Chapel, or outside in our Garden or Gazebo chapels under twinkling white lights. Or, invite Elvis, the King, to oversee your vows. If you’re feeling lighthearted about the holiday and want a one-of-a-kind wedding, you can even request Santa or Mrs. Santa as your minister! We will customize and personalize your very own holiday-time wedding! Add special holiday tunes for down-the-aisle, or perhaps a live singer to perform your favorite carol during the candle lighting. Just let us know your preferences and we’ll make the Christmas Eve magic happen for your wedding or wedding vow renewal.

To view our Christmas Eve specials, honored several days before Christmas as well, visit us at:

Vegas Wedding Chapel
Eloping on Christmas Eve? We have intimate and memorable ceremonies you can stream live online for the folks back home!

Happy Thanksgiving and a HUGE THANK YOU from Viva Las Vegas Weddings

Vegas Tribute Artists
Wedding staffer Ramona with “Jerry” and “Dean” next door at the Event Center

Wishing everyone a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving! Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel is closed for the day so that our amazing wedding staff can be with friends and families for the holiday.

On this special occasion, we give thanks to all of the couples who make our lives happier and more inspired every single day. It’s a blessing to spend each day around people who are experiencing one of the most precious and memorable times of their lives!

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We also want to thank all of our wedding planners and coordinators, ministers, photographers, limo drivers, talented florists, singers, actors and tribute artists, and all those folks who keep the chapel running like a marrying machine! 🙂 We’ve included a few of their photos here, so you can “see” some of the friendly folks on the other end of the phone.

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Wedding staffer and makeup artist, Blaze---Don't burn the turkey, hon!
Wedding staffer and makeup artist, Blaze—Don’t burn the turkey, hon!

Best wishes to all for a GREAT holiday feast, and keep on sharing the love! Viva Las Vegas!

National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas! Our Western Themed Wedding Packages

Western Rodeo Weddings Vegas
Get hitched at our Viva Las Vegas hitching’ post in good ol’ fashioned Western style!

In early December each year, the National Finals Rodeo hits town, and all of Las Vegas goes COUNTRY! That includes Viva Las Vegas Weddings, where we’re featuring our amazing Western Themed weddings.

These are come-as-you-are affairs, in cowboy hats, boots and jeans for the gents, and country frocks with frilly veils for the gals. Or? We’ll do it up fancy, if you do! Your Western ceremony includes sets and props, ranch fog, a Country-Western minister or old coal miner minister (your choice), courtesy round-trip limousine service, flowers, photography and video. Add a country singer, or add a special song of your choice to make the ceremony reflect your special love.

See below for an action screen capture of this romantic candlelight wedding:

Country Western NFR Vegas Wedding
Add a singing cowboy or the Country song of your choice to customize your Western Wedding Package!

Want to slow dance to your favorite country ballad during the ceremony, or add a line dance with your guests? Let us know you’d like the upgrade, and let us know what tune you have in mind. We’ll do the rest!

Have a GREAT time at the rodeo, and we look forward to these down-home weddings in our homey chapel over the next couple of weeks! Visit us at or call 702-384-0771 for more details. Viva Las Vegas, partners!

Viva Las Vegas Weddings Customized to Honor All Faiths and Wedding Traditions

Jewish Elvis Wedding
Elvis, in a yamika, looks on as a Viva Las Vegas couple breaks the traditional glass.

Even if you’re not having a traditional church or synagogue wedding, Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel can customize your ceremony to include any religious traditions you wish. In fact, we often do Elvis weddings with Elvis wearing a yamika!

Most of our Traditional Wedding Packages are performed by non-denominational ministers, but please let us know of your specific requests and preferences. Add the lighting of a unity candle, and/or add a live singer to perform “Ave Maria” or another meaningful song during your candle lighting. This makes for an exquisite traditional ceremony! We’ll gladly cater to any musical or religious rites, from providing a huppah to a gospel singer. We do all we can to make your wedding day one that is in keeping with your beliefs and values.

Sci Fi Wedding Las Vegas
Sandy and Chris included Biblical verses in their personal vows at our Intergalactic Themed Wedding.

At Viva Las Vegas Weddings, we are happy to add ceremonial elements relevant to your faith in even our most outrageous and fun-loving themed or Elvis weddings. In every wedding we do, there are moments that are clearly from the hearts of the couple.

Religious Las Vegas chapel wedding
At your request, we can include special religious vows and prayer into your traditional ceremony.

The best time to put in your special requests is the day your first book with us, just so we’ll have plenty of time to make the arrangements and to get everything right. So if you book online, feel free also to call us to confirm your choices and wishes. We’ll do our best to make your wedding day as perfect for you as we can, and in keeping with your faith. 702-384-0771

Getting Your Marriage License in Las Vegas: Make it an EVENT!

Las Vegas Marriage License
You get the license, and Elvis (or a minister of your choice) will do all the rest!

RENEWING your vows in Las Vegas? You WON’T be needing a marriage license. For all legal weddings, though, you’ll need to make a trip to the north end of The Strip (Downtown) to get your license before heading to Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel.

Make it an adventure! Here are a list of highly recommended spots nearby to have brunch, lunch or a romantic dinner, and we’ve included two absolutely thrilling one-of-a-kind (quick) tourist hot spots:

1. Triple George Grill For intimate lunches!
2. Glutton The name says it all!
3. Hugo’s Cellar For the MOST romantic dinner!
4. Vic and Anthony’s Steak House Sultry, sexy dining for lovers!
5. The Mob Museum (great especially if you’re having one of our Gangster Themed or Bonnie and Clyde Weddings!)
6. The Neon Museum See all the old neon signs from Las Vegas’s historic past!

Plan to make a date of it! If you’re getting legally married in Las Vegas, you’ll need to go downtown to the Marriage Bureau here to get your license anyway.(The Marriage Bureau in Las Vegas is located at the northwest corner of Clark Avenue and Third Street, 201 Clark Avenue.) The cost of a marriage license in Nevada is $77. But…sigh…it’s a once-in-a-lifetime expense and, hey, double sevens! The Marriage Bureau accepts cash only, so be prepared. See the helpful link below to find all the details and how to get there:

If you want express line service at the Marriage Bureau when you arrive to get your license, click on the Marriage Pre-Application on their website above, to be completed for both parties. Print and bring these forms with you when you go to get your license. You’ll both need ID’s and you’ll both need to be present. Check the Marriage Bureau site for details on all other requirements.

Las Vegas Marriage License
The Marriage Bureau—no waiting period, no blood tests. And don’t forget to bring your license to the chapel so we can make it legal!

Once you have your license in hand, be sure to have it with you (and your rings, of course!) upon arrival at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel. Wedding vow renewals won’t require a license. And remember, same-sex marriages are legal and warmly welcomed at our chapel!

Elvis Downtown Las Vegas
Elvis hanging on nearby Fremont Street, a closed-canopy attraction where you can stroll from casino to casino

Even if you get married by Elvis, a licensed minister will be on hand to help your though the legal stuff at the time of your ceremony!Your minister (even if you’re getting married by Elvis, a licensed minister will pronounce you as legally wedded for the purposes of the State of Nevada) will explain how to get copies of your marriage certificate. All of our Viva Las Vegas Weddings require a $60 cash only minister’s fee, to be paid at the time of your ceremony. The minister will take care of recording your marriage, as part of his or her services to you on your wedding day. Las Vegas wedding chapel minister services are not included in your Viva Las Vegas wedding package price.

If you’re not a U.S. resident, you can still get married in Las Vegas. Many countries will require a certified copy of the marriage certificate and as apostille from the Nevada Secretary of State. Your minister will help you with questions on how to do this. You might also get in touch with your country’s Consulate in the States to confirm what you’ll need.

For more marriage license information, call (702) 671-0600. Marriage License Bureau hours are 8 a.m. to midnight seven days a week, including holidays.

For information on one of our amazing Elvis, Themed or Tradtional Wedding packages, or to ask questions about getting your marriage license in Las Vegas, give us a call at (702) 384-0771. We’ll make it easy, and we’ll give you any helpful advice you need to make your wedding trip a memorable one!

Friday the 13th: Brides in Black at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel

Friday the 13th Wedding Las Vegas
Peter and Jennifer exchange vows with “Jason” on Friday the 13th.

Just when we thought Halloween was over, along came Friday, November 13th, and more fantastic, scary, Gothic-style weddings at Viva Las Vegas.

Jennifer and Peter made the most of it, getting joined in holy matrimony by the master of the dis-joiners, Jason, from the Friday the 13th movie franchise. Yikes!

Here’s what Jennifer and Jason said about their very non-traditional wedding plans: “We wanted a unique wedding to match our personalities and hobbies. And, as we’ve been together for 13 years, when we were looking at dates we thought it would be fun to get married on Friday 13th! And where else can you have an awesome quirky wedding on that date other than Las Vegas?!” They were right about that! At Viva Las Vegas Weddings, we think a good alternative chapel name might be “Quirky Weddings R Us.” Seriously.

Grim Reaper Gothic Wedding
Mark and Konnie get married by the Grim Reaper for Friday the 13th.

We saw many other of our darker Themed Weddings on Friday the 13th, too– some Gothic, some simply fashionable in stunning black. Here are just a few photos of the couples who chose this day to be married in Vegas:

Gothic Vegas Wedding

From the Grim Reaper to a “regular” minister (marrying pirates), we never knew what to expect! There are no limits to how creative or crazy couples want to get. Especially when they are RENEWING wedding vows, as Michael and Paula did. They boogied down the aisle along with their attendants, wearing tricolor hats, feathers, and pirate finery. They even got the minister rockin’out!

Pirate Wedding Vegas
Michael and Paula renew vows —aarrrgghh!—after 25 years!
Las Vegas Elvis Wedding
Maria and Anthony tie the knot in striking black and red Friday the 13th colors!

When’s the next Friday the 13th? Not until May 13, 2016…But plan ahead! Give us a call to reserve. You’ll have lots of friendly help navigating all our Elvis, Themed and Traditional Wedding Packages. Our number is 702-384-0771 or visit