Daily Archives: November 19, 2015

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! http://triplegeorgegrill.com
2. Glutton The name says it all! http://www.gluttonlv.com
3. Hugo’s Cellar For the MOST romantic dinner! http://www.hugoscellar.com
4. Vic and Anthony’s Steak House Sultry, sexy dining for lovers! www.vicandanthonys.com
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! www.neonmuseum.org

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! www.vivalasvegasweddings.com