Category Archives: Receptions

Get Married by Alison Arngrim of “Little House on the Prairie” at Viva Las Vegas Weddings! (And See a FABULOUS Show FREE!)

See a dinner-theater romp at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, then dine at Ron Decar's fabulous Event Center for the "reception."
See a dinner-theater romp at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, then dine at Ron Decar’s fabulous Event Center for the “reception.”

Alison Arngrim, best known as Nellie Oleson on “Little House on the Prairie,” is making a special appearance on November 13th at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel (AND Ron Decar’s Event Center, right next next door). Our Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel becomes a part of a hilarious Las Vegas production! Joni and Gina’s Wedding is a side-splitting interactive comedy dinner show, but with a twist. There are two brides, which makes the show a perfect and whimsical celebration of the legalization of same sex marriage in Nevada last month.

Troy Heard, the show’s producer explains, “Alison Arngrim played the minister for awhile during the L.A. run. She had a little time in her schedule promoting her book ‘Confessions of a Prairie Bitch,’ so she decided to grace us with her presence.” Arngrim reprises the role of Reverend Pat, the wacky officiant at Joni and Gina’s wedding. And, since she’s really a licensed officiant, Arngrim will also be available to conduct legal ceremonies on the night of November 13th. “Ever since the ban was lifted we’ve been wanting to marry a couple at the show.” Interested couples can contactTroy Heard at for details. Best of all, couples being married by Arngrim will receive complementary admission to the show!

After the "wedding" at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, you'll dine next door for the reception at the gorgeous Event Center!
After the “wedding” at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, you’ll dine next door for the reception at the gorgeous Event Center!

Joni and Gina’s Wedding plays alternating Thursdays through the end of the year at the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel and Event Center, 1201 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Check-in and cocktails begin at 6:45 p.m. and the ceremony begins promptly at 7:30. Tickets are $59.95 for General Admission, which includes the show, buffet, non-alcoholic beverage, and champagne toast; and $79.95 for VIP which includes all of the aforementioned goodies, above, premium seating, and special wedding gift. Las Vegas locals receive $10.00 off General Admission with valid I.D. Tickets can be purchased in advance at For more information, call 702-423-6366.

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Live Dancing to Big Band Music at Viva Las Vegas!

Viva Las Vegas Event Center Big Band night
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Even if you haven’t booked a Gangster Themed Wedding at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, join us the First Friday in May at Viva Las Vegas Event Center. We’ll have a live Big Band playing all the hits from the era, swing dance lessons, and a yummy selection of food and drink.

The fun begins with professionally-taught swing dance lessons at 6pm, followed by dining and dancing until 9pm. The $25 cover charge gets you in and includes the lesson. After that, we’ll suggest some of our great drink and gourmet food selections, a la carte. Stuff yourself, or eat light, whatever makes your evening perfect. (Food and drink specials are an extra charge.)

This event will take place every First Friday through summer. So, wedding couples who plan ahead might consider combining Gangster or Elvis (or other) wedding package with a night of romance and dancing. The Event Center is right next door to the wedding chapel, so if it’s just the two of you, or just you and a few family members, the Big Band experience can double as a kind of impromtu ‘reception.’

Of course, we also host pre-planned wedding receptions of all sizes, both in our intimate reception room and in the Event Center. It all depends on the size of your wedding party and the degree of elaborateness of your wedding reception. We have almost TOO many choices. For more information on our weddings and receptions, visit us at

Take a peek at the fun at our last Big Band night at Viva Las Vegas. And we hope we’ll see you there on May 2nd!

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Viva Las Vegas Event Center Hosts Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Tribute Artists!


If you’re a fan of Martin and Lewis, you’ll be blown away, as we were, by tribute artists Tom Stevens (as Dean Martin) and Tony Lewis (as Jerry Lewis). They were featured recently in our regular Swingin’ Sundays at the brand new Viva Las Vegas Event Center, just around the corner from our Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel.

This amazing pair had been working successful solo acts for years, until Tony Lewis, all the way down under in Australia, spotted Stevens’ as Dean Martin on YouTube. Lewis called Stevens in Las Vegas, and the two talked about teaming up. Their uncanny performance gave us goosebumps, and brought back fond memories of two iconic Vegas legends. Have a look at a snippet of their incredible act, below:

Just next door to our Vegas chapel, we’ve got a full line-up of incredible talent just about every night of the week at Viva’s gorgeous Event Center. You can also choose to host your traditional wedding reception there, since we’ve got a full-service gourmet caterer, classic Las Vegas bar and lounge, and custom cake bakery. You can even book amazing musical and performance artists to entertain at your wedding. It’s a Vegas-style wedding reception no one will EVER stop talking about! (Yes, we also have the most fabulous menu and beverage options available anywhere!)

See our many offerings at We’re looking forward to having Stevens and Lewis back again soon, and as often as possible! Check our site often for entertainment updates.
Viva Las Vegas, baby!

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New Viva Las Vegas Wedding Reception Dinners!

Las Vegas Wedding Receptions Dinners
Our brand new Viva Las Event Center, where you’ll have one of our amazing new wedding reception dinner packages!

In all the excitement of the moment, wedding couples often tell us that their traditional, Elvis or themed ceremony seems to fly by! (Thank goodness for the photos and DVD!) To extend the thrill and joy of your wedding day, consider having a Viva Las Vegas reception or wedding dinner package, to honor your guests and to pamper yourselves on the one day of your lives that you dine as bride and groom. Our spectacular new Event Center is just footsteps away from our Viva Las Vegas Chapel.

If a simple cake and champagne “do” will do, we have intimate little receptions centered around toasting the occasion. But, if you really want to do it up, our new dinner packages at our Viva Las Vegas Event Center offer the ultimate in scrumptious cuisine and fine drink– and at very reasonable prices. Our regional and international favorites menus make wonderful complements to our themed weddings, too!

Western themes and more casual wedding packages pair well with our Uncle Joe’s Kansas City BBQ dinner reception. This yummy feast features the best BBQ and sides west of—-Kansas City. Gangster wedding? How about Mama Millie’s Italian Dinner? We’ll create the taste and ambiance of Old Italy right here in Vegas. For south-of-the border flair, we’ve even got Abuelita Maria’s Mexican Wedding Dinner. Our on-site gourmet chefs will work with you on menu options to make your wedding meal personalized and one to remember. For purists, we do offer a traditional Love American Style Dinner with choices of starters, entrees and desserts.

wedding dinners at Viva Las Vegas Event Center
Our wedding dinners offer a variety of the best authentic cuisines of the world!
Viva Las Vegas Event Center dinner receptioons
Who wouldn’t want to dine here after a Viva Las Vegas wedding? Breathtaking!

If all of this sounds tantalizing to you, have a look at our dinner receptions and everything that’s included. To view all the Viva Las Vegas Event Center Dinner Receptions on our receptions page, check the column on the left for the many package choices.

See you for dinner!

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My Big Fat Vegas Wedding

Viva Las Vegas Event Center Weddings
Make your Las Vegas wedding reception a grand production at Viva Las Vegas Event Center

Las Vegas wedding chapels are historically best known for small, brief and intimate ceremonies. But at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, we are now hosting the grandest, most elegant weddings AND receptions. Right next door, at our spectacular new Viva Las Vegas Event Center, we are now able to create the most glitzy and glamourous of weddings, straight out of a major Hollywood production.
(Of course, we still offer our romantic smaller reception packages, and even a 50’s Doo Wop Diner rock ‘n roll style reception with sliders and root beer floats!)

If you’re thinking of staging your dream wedding in Las Vegas (even if you’re inviting as many as 300 guests from all over the country) you’ll want to visit us at One look at our website, and you’ll see that our gorgeous Event Center is one of the most stunning reception venues in Las Vegas. Best of all, we can handle all the arrangements for you! Describe your vision, and we’ll make your blissful wedding dreams come true.

Whether by phone or online, we can arrange every aspect of your wedding AND reception. From wedding theme, to group transportation, to menu, to floral decor to music and wedding entertainment, there’s nothing we can’t expertly accommodate. (Yes, we’ve even got tuxedos and costumes.)

What makes our Viva Las Vegas Event Center receptions so unique is that our creative team comes from entertainment and theatrical backgrounds. Your wedding reception will be unlike anything your wedding guests have ever seen,. A number from a favorite musical? SNL-style spoof and sketch comedy? Ballroom dancing with live musicians? Folk dancing? We can make your breathtaking vision a reality. Short on unique ideas? Take a look at a favorite, TRULY musically inspired reception, snatched from the Internet, to give you a sense of what’s possible to emulate:

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YOU Take the Cake at Viva Las Vegas Weddings

Viva Wedding Cake and Receptions
“Will that be for here, or to go?” Image courtesy of Rosen Georgiev at”

After your Viva Las Vegas wedding, you may just want to kick up your heels and celebrate a little. We can help with that. Whether you take advantage of our on-site receptions, from a simple champagne and cake toast to an elaborate sit-down affair at our new Viva Las Vegas Event Center next door, we’ll make sure your after-ceremony memories take the cake!

(And, by the way, if you have special plans of your own, you can order up one of our delectable, packaged-to-go wedding cakes and a bottle of bubbly to take back in your limo!)

What could be more convenient after your wedding ceremony in our Main Chapel, Gazebo or Garden Chapel than simply strolling down our garden path to your reception venue, all decked-out and ready for your post-wedding revelry? If you book our Event Center wedding receptions, the gorgeous entry gate is right next door, and we have a wedding shuttle to take your guests over. There’s plenty of parking right outside. Nothing could be easier or more intimate!

If casual is more your style, follow up your wedding with a fun reception in our Doo Wop Diner, featuring White Castle sliders and root beer floats!

Viva Las Vegas Event Center receptions, for larger and more traditional receptions, include gourmet buffet options, and the chance to design your own cake with assistance from our pastry chef. Short on ideas? Check out the video below for inspiration. You might want to design a cake and reception to fit in with your themed wedding!

For more information on wedding cake, here or to go, or all of our convenient and fun reception options, visit us at:

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