Monthly Archives: May 2019

A Three-Minute Look at Viva Las Vegas Weddings!

From romantic and traditional weddings, to over-the-top box office spectacular wedding themes, Viva Las Vegas Chapels have you covered!

We’ve always thought it was hard to do justice in pictures to our unique style of Traditional and Themed Weddings. Photos capture all the color and excitement, but not always the fun and emotion. But now posted to our website are three minutes worth of video that give you a really good idea of what it’s like to host your wedding or wedding vow renewal ceremony at Viva Las Vegas Weddings!

We’ll share this link below, but you can also watch several others by clicking on WEDDING VIDEOS from our homepage under the ABOUT VIVA drop down menu. This particular video is so high-def that you’ll feel like you’re right here in the chapel–and we think that’s the best way to decide where you want your Las Vegas wedding to take place! It will give you the feel of our warm and welcoming atmosphere, and you’ll see how the chapel has the perfect ambiance for serene and lovely weddings– AND for wild and crazy ones, too!

As the couples in the video will attest, you can pretty much have it your way at Viva Las Vegas Weddings. You can go big and bold and select an elaborate package with theatrical lighting, sets, props and smoke effects, or have something a bit simpler, or anything in between. Just give us a call or live chat with us on our website at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com and we will work out all the details you are looking for and make it happen. Choose an existing package, a combination of packages, or do a custom, a la carte style build-up to create a wedding that is uniquely YOU.

And, don’t forget, you can stage the wedding of your dreams in our indoor Main Chapel, in our Doo Wop ’50s Diner Chapel, in our Garden or Gazebo Chapels, or at an off-site location–on Strip, against the gorgeous scenery of nearby Red Rock Canyon, or even in a helicopter over the neon! Opt for a traditional minister, Elvis, or any movie or TV character or music icon/impersonator you can name to do the honors for you.

Viva Las Vegas Weddings can be indescribably beautiful or outrageously good fun–It’s all up to you. Be sure to check our videos on our website to help you visualize the possibilities!

Need more information on any of our packages? Our wedding planners will visit with you to your heart’s content as you plan your big day. Call us at 702-384-0771 to make the magic happen!

Options for Your Outdoor Las Vegas Wedding

Our Outdoor Gazebo Chapel is lit by night and offers climate control in summer months.

Although Viva Las Vegas Weddings offers a choice of two lush and picturesque outdoor chapels, you can also select from several packages to fit any budget, with more or fewer frills, depending on your preferences. But besides choosing your venue and package, there are many other delightful choices you can make when you get married or renew your vows in one of our onsite outdoor settings!

To dip or not to dip for the kiss? A choice you may not have considered !

Consider choosing between a daytime wedding, with sunlight filtering through the greenery and trellises, or an evening ceremony, with romantic twinkling white lights under the stars. Ask our wedding planners if you want to book right at sunset to take advantage of both! They’ll be able to calculate the time the sun goes down and help you time things just right.

You can also choose from an assortment of detailed upgrades that help personalize your special ceremony. Add a rose petal strewn aisle, or request that the aisle be lined with candles. Opt for a traditional minister, or have Elvis conduct your ceremony and sing your favorite ballad.

Garden Wedding Vegas
Elegance in the evening–getting married on a summer’s night in our Garden Chapel

Both our Outdoor Gazebo and Garden Chapels offer the possibility of including live streaming internet coverage of your ceremony, posted to your personal wedding webpage, included with every one of our Viva Las Vegas wedding packages. There you can post photos of your own and even write details of your love story for friends and family to read before the ceremony begins. They can watch in real time anywhere across the country or around the world!

And, of course, you can choose to squeeze the bride’s bootie, or not….

Give us a call if an outdoor wedding fits your fantasy. Our wedding planners will discuss all your many options to make a ceremony or wedding vow renewal that’s just right for you. See all our packages at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com or call 702-384-0771.

Choose a Viva Las Vegas Themed Wedding–or Just a Themed “Minister”

Whether you marry each other in a fabulous Egyptian Themed Wedding, or just choose a simple ceremony with a “pharaoh”minister, you’ll have this unique photo op after your wedding with us!

Although we do hundreds of Traditional and Elvis weddings every year at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, we specialize in a wide and imaginative variety of Themed Weddings. These wedding extravaganzas all include theatrical lighting and fog, themed music, costumed characters and minister, flowers, photography, and round-trip limousine service from your Strip or Downtown Las Vegas hotel.

Belinda arrives at the altar carried on Cleopatra’s Throne to her awaiting groom, Greg.

If this sounds a bit too extravagant for you, or if you’re just renewing your vows for a special anniversary, you can opt for arranging a simpler, mini-themed ceremony by just adding a pharaoh minister, for example. We are happy to create your special wedding itinerary “a la carte” with just the elements you truly want. Once you’ve decided on your themed wedding, call us with any special requests to either upgrade or simplify the package. (Staffers happily tanding by at 702-384-0771.)

Our Egyptian Themed Wedding includes smoke, candle lighting, Egyptian hand maiden and manservants to carry the bride down the aisle on Cleopatra’s throne.

Here are all the details for the full-on Egyptain Themed Wedding Package. Perfect for a sultry summer night in Las Vegas! (Consider a stay at the Luxor, as long as you’re in the exotic wedding/honeymoon frame of mind!)

Details from our website:

If your love is as timeless as the Pyramids at Giza, you’ll want your bride to be transported down the Nile upon Cleopatra’s throne, held aloft by two buff Egyptian servants. For this one-of-a-kind Egyptian Wedding Package, our Viva chapel is adorned with Pharaohs’ treasures, hieroglyphic displays, and a golden sarcophagus. Theatrical lighting and fog help set the scene for your vows with King Tut. For exotic flair, an Egyptian dancing girl will perform for the guests and the groom before the ceremony begins. Make sure your Mummy approves!

All Theme Wedding Packages can be performed as renewal-of-vows ceremonies, with no license or minister’s fee required. What an amazing anniversary present!

Package Features Include:

  • King Tut as Minister
  • Egyptian Music and Decor
  • Theatrical Lighting and Fog
  • Unity Candle Lighting during Ceremony
  • 6 Rose Bouquet for the Bride
  • Matching Boutonniere for the Groom
  • 10 Candid Ceremony Prints
  • DVD
  • Names In Lights on The Marquee
  • Free Wedding Website and Wedding Invitation
  • Courtesy round-trip Limousine Service from any hotel on The Strip or Downtown
  • Chapel Fee
  • Wedding Coordinator

Price $750.00

Whether it’s just the two of you, a handful of guests, or a cast of thousands, you can choose to have your Egyptian ceremony streamed live on the Internet like a Hollywood production!

For information on this or any of our themed wedding ceremonies in Las Vegas (we also do traditional weddings!), visit our website at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com, where you can chat live with one of our helpful and knowledgeable staff members. Join us for your wedding, with friends, family, and…be sure to bring your mummy-in-law-to-be!

Happening TODAY: Gwendelyn and Eric Renew Vows on Their 20th Anniversary with Elvis in the Doo Wop Diner!

The happy couple, 20 years ago today!

Today is Gwendelyn and Eric’s 20th anniversary! So later this afternoon they’re fulfilling their “someday” dream to renew their vows with Elvis in Las Vegas. The couple shared their story with us on their wedding website (a frill included with every wedding at Viva Las Vegas Weddings) and we wanted to share it with you!

The pair chose our ’50s Doo Wop Diner Chapel for their vow renewal, pictured below. It’s a fun and quirky setting for a little something different when tying the knot with The King of Rock ‘n Roll.

Our Doo Wop 1950s replica diner will be the setting for this fun and unforgettable vow renewal ceremony!

We’re looking forward to this special event, and we’re always curious to see if couples arrive in their ’50s duds…or? We’ve even had wedding guests attend dressed as characters from Grease or Happy Days! It’s a casual and cozy chapel where just about anything goes, and couples can opt to have live internet coverage of their ’50s Elvis rites!

And now, here’s Eric and Gwendelyn’s love story, as told by the bride:

How We Met

I went to Eric’s mom’s house to hang out with his sister. I knocked on the door and he opened the shade and looked at me. I asked him if his sister was there. He said no and slammed the shade down. I said to myself…What a jerk.

A couple of months went by before we ran into each other again. We started talking and hanging out. I was 15 and he was 17. On May 8, 1992 he asked me if I wanted to go out with him? We have been together ever since. No breakups and no fights….Just attached at the hip since 1992.

When their love was new…

The Proposal

Eric proposed to me on Christmas Eve 1994. He was sick with flu…(was it really the flu?) LOL I was 18 and he was 20. We were married 5 years later. We decided to plan our wedding day to be the same day we started dating, which was May 8th. We were married on May 8, 1999.

Why did we decide to get our vows renewed by Elvis?

I am a huge Elvis fan. (Especially the 1950’s Elvis…hunka hunka burning love)

We always joked over the past 20 plus years that we would renew our vows in Vegas on our 20th wedding anniversary. (Never really thinking we would actually do it) Now that our 20 years is here….We were like….Why not??? Let’s do it. So here we are after 27 loooooooong years together and soon to be married 20 years are going to do it Vegas style!!!

I can say with all of my heart that this has been a wonderful 27 years! ❤

Best wishes to Gwendelyn and Eric for a continued lifetime of happiness and love! You did it!

Klingon Elvis Presides Over YOUR Sci Fi Fantasy Wedding

Trekkers can now choose to renew vows (or get married for the first time!) with KLINGON ELVIS!


Summer in Las Vegas also means the annual Creation Star Trek Convention will be in town at the Rio Hotel! If you’re fans of the various series, and if you’re also planning to tie the knot while attending the convention, we’ve got the wedding ceremony for you! We offer an Intergalactic Wedding Package that gives you the opportunity to be wed in your best Starfleet uniform or alien costume. Our latest special request was for a Klingon Elvis minister. He’s not on our website, so just ask our friendly wedding planners to customize your ceremony to include Klingon Elvis–we’ve even had requests for zombie and vampire Elvis–so no one will think you are weird! 🙂 Normally, though, you Captain Schpock will preside over your ceremony. (Questions about our Trek-ish weddings? Call us at 702-384-0771.)

Star Trek like Vegas wedding
If you’d rather have a “regular” ship’s captain as minister, he’ll also happily wish you a long and prosperous wedded life together!

Due to copyright protections, our space weddings are referred to as Intergalactic Themed Weddings, and this package allows you to marry in the universe of your sci-fi dreams! Just let us know which franchise you’re a fan of and we’ll do our best to make you feel right at home among the crew. Also, feel free to wear costumes/uniforms and to invite your guests to suit up for your fantastic space-themed extravaganza!

“Love Me Tender” sung by Klingon Elvis might be just plain WRONG…

Our Intergalactic Wedding includes theatrical lights and fog, themed music, alien character minister of your choice, flowers, photography and video, plus round-trip limousine transportation from your Strip or Downtown hotel. (For more details, visit our website at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com and choose “Intergalactic” from our Themed Weddings drop-down menu.)


For more of an idea what to expect, we thought we’d share a review of one Intergalactic Wedding we found on TripAdvisor.

Space Themed Vegas Wedding
We can build an Intergalactic Themed wedding in your favorite TV or movie space universe!

A uniformly fun wedding ceremony aboard the Starship Viva!

“Our Star Trek Themed Wedding!”

This chapel was excellent! We had a Star Trek themed wedding and everything went off without a hitch. Our online and day of wedding coordinator, Olivia, was FANTASTIC! She communicated with me promptly throughout the planning stages, wedding and post-wedding requests. All our guests commented on how well this venue did. They were really impressed with everything. The impersonators were fantastic. I initially thought the 30 minute ceremony would seem rushed but it wasn’t in the least. They are so organized everything moves along smoothly. My husband and I couldn’t be more pleased with our wedding there. Thank you Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel! We will recommend you to others.

We SO appreciated this very kind review, and promise to do our utmost best to make YOUR space-themed wedding equally magical!

Gothic Wedding Couple Invites Their Flight Attendants to the Ceremony! Frighteningly Good Fun!

Jennifer and Joseph, with two American flight attendants, plus Dracula and Vampire Elvis


THIS doesn’t happen often, even at Viva Las Vegas Weddings, even at our one-of-a-kind Gothic Wedding ceremonies! Recently, Jennifer and Joseph of New Jersey tied the knot with Dracula AND Vampire Elvis in our dark and eerie Gothic Themed extravaganza. But even more fascinating to us was that they invited their American Airlines flight attendants along for “the ride.” That’s when you know you’ve REALLY hit it off with your airline staff—and they’ve gone the extra mile for you!

Viva Las Vegas Dracula Weddings

Count your blessings as you say your vows with Dracula and become forever one! (RIP Bill Sewers, aka “Drac”–you are missed in the Gothic mists…)

If our wickedly fun Gothic Wedding appeals to you (it’s not only popular for Halloween weddings, but year ’round!) you should know that the package includes flowers (black, of course), haunting music and fog in a tombstone-bedecked cemetery, photography and video, plus round-trip limousine transportation. Dracula, the Grim Reaper, Elvira or Zombie Elvis marry you in a chilling ceremony that’s to die for! Add Vampire Elvis, or any other character you wish–or dress the part yourselves! The sinister minister of your choice will step out of a coffin to perform your wedding ceremony by eerie candlelight. Add online streaming for those who can’t come to the graveyard in person…

Gothic Wedding Vegas
The Grim Reaper does the honors, if Dracula is “at rest.”

Gothic Weddings feature a Grim Reaper minister, but you can substitute Dracula, Zombie Elvis, Elvira, or…? to marry you in Goth style! We can even provide Addam’s Family characters, or any other favorite monster movie icon.

Don’t forget that costumes are practically de-rigueur for these dark-sided affairs…or at least consider a black bridal gown and veil. If you want to go full-on theatrical, fans of Rocky Horror might check out our “Rocky’s Horror” Themed Wedding, complete with live (mostly) musical production numbers. We’ll customize any of our packages to suit your particular tastes, too. To see all of our themed wedding packages, dark or otherwise, visit us at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com

Halloween is just six months away, and many folks who have a bit of the “Goth” in them plan a wedding for that night. Book early! It’s our busiest and darkest wedding night of the year! To view all of our Halloween Specials, visit: http://www.vivalasvegasweddings.com/las-vegas-wedding-packages/holidays-special-events/halloween 
Be forewarned Goth grooms–grab your ghoul, and plan your dark and deeply meaningful wedding night…before it’s too late!