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A Day in the Life of the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel

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Another day, another Time Warp at Viva Las Vegas Weddings! Photo Credit: Las Vegas Review-Journal

On a recent Saturday, the local newspaper, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, hung out with us to document a typical day at Viva Las Vegas Weddings. While we had several elegantly traditional weddings going on that day, it’s easy to see why our wild and wacky Themed Weddings got the photographer’s attention most of the time! It’s pretty amazing just to be a guest witnessing ONE of our themed ceremonies, but a whole day of them–with all the costume and set changes involved– can mean sensory overload for those who aren’t used to it!

Here’s a link to the full article, if you’d like to read the RJ’s take on things and see all the great photos they shot while visiting the chapel: https://www.reviewjournal.com/life/las-vegas-chapel-does-rocky-horror-star-trek-elvis-weddings-video/

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Ron DeCar as Elvis drives a couple–in matching shades and sideburns–into the chapel and down the aisle! Photo Credit: Las Vegas Review-Journal

If you’d like just a taste of some lesser-known facts included in the story on our chapel, here’s an excerpt from the article, below:

(Ron) DeCar opened the chapel in 1999 after 14 years as lead singer and emcee in “Folies Bergere” at the Tropicana. He says the chapel typically hosts about 300 weddings a month. Its record is 550 in a month. On 7/7/07, 150 couples got hitched, and 230 on 11/11/11.
Just over half of all weddings at Viva Las Vegas are traditional. And the theme weddings? “I think it’s people who are, obviously, more lighthearted and want to do something crazy and don’t want to have a mundane, normal thing,” DeCar says.
But the day isn’t all about fog machines, flashing lights and costumed characters. There are also couples such as Lee McCulloch and Stuart Dootson, who came to Las Vegas from England to get married. They’ve been together 17 years, and while nobody is there to see them marry, the chapel live-streams each ceremony for far-off family and friends.
At 4 p.m. comes an Elvis-themed wedding. And while an Elvis wedding probably never can be devoid of cheesiness — vows include promises “every day of my life to be a hunka hunka burning love” and that “I will never have suspicious minds” — watching the couple end the ceremony by dancing to “It’s Now or Never” is sort of adorable.
With his entertainment industry know-how and hefty contact list, DeCar can concoct just about any sort of ceremony. He once put on a Liberace ceremony that included a song by a Cher impersonator, and another time crafted a ceremony that included Mr. Spock from “Star Trek” teleporting into a Camelot theme.
With lights, music, smoke effects, actors and, most of all, the sense of showmanship that go into every ceremony, “every half hour is a performance,” DeCar says.

Many of the folks who come to us for one of our creative wedding themes are renewing their vows for an anniversary, so don’t be shy about calling to do this, too, if you’re already married! For more information, visit our website or call us at 702-384-0771. www.vivalasvegasweddings.com

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And… We also do weddings in our Fonzy-esque 1950s Doo Wop Diner Chapel…
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Viva Las Vegas Weddings–Your Reviews on Facebook! (Our faces are red!)

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Don’t see a Beatles themed wedding on our website? Not a problem…Just ask and we’ll do our best to make a custom impersonator wedding just for the two of you!

Every once in awhile, staff members at Viva Las Vegas Chapel check out our reviews on the social media sites, just to see how we’re doing. It’s one way to feel good about what we do each day, and it’s also a good way to see if there are ways we can improve. We’re constantly trying to find out how we can communicate better with our customers and their guests, to help couples know what to expect of their Las Vegas Wedding. Most of all, it’s an important means of seeing things from the perspective of the couples who pass through our big doors each day, in a pink Cadillac, or the regular way!

We thought we’d share some of our recent Facebook reviews with you, in case you’re trying to decide on a chapel to get married in Las Vegas, or to renew your wedding vows. Most Las Vegas chapels offer both Traditional and Elvis Wedding packages, but we try to stand out with our quality of service, variety of chapel settings, and our spectacular Themed and Custom Themed Weddings. Here are a few reviews that made our day!

May 30
I must say that my wedding day was truly a great day it was a good place for my family to come together to celebrate a day of my wife and I making the ultimate commitment to each other we have been wanting to get married and checked out the reviews on the Viva Las Vegas chapel and they all seem pretty well so we decided to go with that one and overall it was a good experience and I must say that they strive to make sure that your needs are met and if for some reason there’s any confusion they seem to be very helpful with delivering excellence and going above and beyond for you so thank you very much Viva Las Vegas wedding chapel my wife and I are very grateful to have chosen yours over the rest
The Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel

March 3
We traveled from Australia to renew our vows and celebrate my 50th birthday on the 23rd of February, it was everything and more than I expected. Shout out to Blaze who was charming,funny and made it very easy, Elvis was awesome, my husband and friends had the best day, cannot recommend this venue highly enough.

May 7
So glad to see this place is still open. We got married here 10 years ago, it was so much fun! I don’t know if they have reopened the themed hotel but that was closed back then. We were married by Elvis in the gothic graveyard chapel… way spooky and weird and perfect for us! The package included limo service to and from our hotel, and professional photos/vhs copy. Great memories!

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A romantic and unique addition to your wedding vows!

February 22 ·
I wanted the most unique wedding with a friendly budget and after searching venue after venue, I found Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel. We went the very non-traditional route and threw a Halloween wedding. We had aerial dancers, was driven down the aisle by Elvis and a Las Vegas Showgirl and exchanged vows with the Grim Reaper by our side. The sound system and effects are spectacular. We wanted theatrics and we sure got it!

March 23
It’s been almost a year, April 1, 2016 was our wedding day. The chapel was perfect, the atmosphere was exactly what we wanted for our day. I came down with shingles shortly before our wedding day, so I was in so much pain, but the staff at the chapel did their best to make me comfortable and everything turned out beautiful. We are returning to vegas next week to celebrate our first anniversary and to have a mini honeymoon. We’ll come back again to this chapel someday to renew our vows as well.
Thanks viva las vegas for making our wedding a day to remember!

May 16
Me and my partner Brian got married on the 15th May and honestly we could not recommend enough. They where there the whole way through planning and answered any questions we had. They treated us with love and respect on the day of the wedding and we found every single member of staff to be friendly and welcoming. We could not have asked for a better wedding. Thank you to every one of you. You made our special day that little bit extra special. If you plan on getting married, I urge you to choose viva Las Vegas weddings!!

We at Viva Las Vegas Weddings thank you for your kind input, and we vow to try to live up to your expectations. Let us know how we can make YOUR day, and we’ll always try our hardest to surpass your expectations! Our deepest thanks from Viva Las Vegas Weddings!

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Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel Reviewed by YOU!

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The most popular Elvis wedding we have…Cruise down the aisle with Elvis in our one-of-a-kind Elvis Pink Caddy wedding ceremony!

Once again at Viva Las Vegas Weddings, we’re sharing some of our recent Vegas wedding reviews from TripAdvisor. We generally share a couple of those that make us blush–they give us incentive to work even harder. Reviews– whether they are the glowing ones or reviews that offer us constructive criticism– help us do a better job and allow us to see things more clearly from the point of view of our couples. We always welcome your suggestions!

Through our conversations with you as you plan and schedule your weddings with us, we aim to make sure you know what to expect every step of the way. And we try to meet and exceed those expectations. Once you’ve booked your Traditional, Themed or Elvis Wedding with us, you’ll receive an email guide to your ceremony, even before you arrive in Las Vegas. Please read all about your wedding ahead of time. Please feel free ask us as many questions as you want, either by phone or by online chat on our website. (www.vivalasvegasweddings.com) We really DO want your wedding to be perfect for you!

And now, some of the good news that has made us feel very happy this spring!

“Have your wedding here!”

Reviewed March 26, 2016
Thank you, thank you, thank you! We had our wedding ceremony here on March 22, 2016 and it was fabulous. Ramona, our Wedding Coordinator, was awesome! Very helpful and easy to work with. Kalin, our photographer, was the best! Friendly, great personality. And, last but not least, Rev. Wanda! Rev Wanda was amazing! She was very helpful, the words were absolutely beautiful, and we would highly recommend her to do your ceremony!

We would totally recommend Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel for your ceremony. They are very open, friendly, fun and easy to work with. Every step of the way, from my initial contact via the chat box to the day of our ceremony, it was easy working with you!

The Bobs’ appreciate everything you did to make our day special!
Visited March 2016

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Thousands of happy couples over the past nearly 17 years can’t be wrong! Viva Las Vegas!

“CLASSIC VEGAS WEDDING WITH ELVIS! PERFECT!!”

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
We just got married on March 22nd. We chose Vegas because we love the atmosphere of the strip. We chose Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel because we loved the idea of a wedding with Elvis as the officiant! The staff at VLVWC was extremely helpful from day one. Making sure we got the wedding we wanted, and boy did we! We got married in the main chapel, had 34 guests in attendance, and we were driven into the chapel by an awesome Elvis impersonator in a 1957 pink Cadillac convertible!! They provided smoke and lights, Elvis sang, he did our traditional vows then added his own “Elvis style” vows for us which were awesome, and then we exited the chapel in the Cadillac. The photographer, the staff, and especially Elvis were all fantastic and friendly! We couldn’t have asked for a better ceremony! All those in attendance said it was the best and most fun wedding they’d ever been to!

Just Married at Viva! For more info on all of our wedding packages, call us at 702-384-0771 or visit www.vivalasvegasweddings.com
Just Married at Viva! For more info on all of our wedding packages, call us at 702-384-0771 or visit www.vivalasvegasweddings.com

Thanks again to all our happy couples who took the time to write a review. We hope we’ll see you again one day if you decide to return to renew those wedding vows! And we’d love it if you’d bring a photo from your first wedding with you for us to see! We’ve been around long enough that returning couples have been bringing pictures to show us. When they do, it is SO awesome!!! Thank ya, thank ya very much!

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What Couples are Saying About Viva Las Vegas Weddings

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If you’re getting married in Las Vegas, there are many chapels to choose from, and you can end up reading a lot of reviews to get an idea of what to expect from each one. To be honest, we’ve had a handful of cringe-worthy reviews, even though most are so nice they make us blush. We take any critical reviews in stride and try to learn from them, but mostly we are gratified to read the glowing ones, the ones that we aspire to be equal to. We WANT to exceed your expectations. Communication seems to be the key, and we can’t thank our wonderful couples enough for keeping us informed about exactly what they want, so we can try our hardest to make everyone’s wedding day as perfect as we can. Thanks everyone for your reviews that inspire us and keep us on our toes!

For those who are looking into getting married in a traditional wedding in Las Vegas, or one with Elvis, or a wildly fun themed wedding, we thought we’d share a few reviews we just came across on TripAdvisor. Not to toot our own horns TOO much….

“Best Wedding Ever!!”

Reviewed January 29, 2016
Imagine … A beautiful star filled night, just a sprinkle of rain to make everything fresh, a full moon and the love of your life. What could make your night even better? Well how about flying over the Vegas lights in a helicopter? How about getting married while you are up there?
That’s exactly what we did and it was the most amazing experience of our lives. From the first phone call to the chapel we experienced the best service. A limo picked us up at our hotel, delivered us to the chapel and returned us to our hotel. A cake and champagne were included with the package and our photographer was Excellent! I would recommend these guys to anyone!!
Thank you Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel for making our night so memorable!
Visited May 2015

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“Wonderful Memories of Our Special Day 9.10.15”

Reviewed November 8, 2015
When we got engaged in March, we knew we would get married in Las Vegas. We originally had plans to go on vacation elsewhere with some friends but changed as soon as we told them the news. I will admit that I was hesitant when trying to find a place to have the ceremony performed. We knew we just wanted something simple but tasteful, nothing over the top. The first thing people seem to think when getting married in Las Vegas is “Are you getting married by Elvis?” (We did not) It’s one then to plan a wedding when you have easy access to the area, it’s another when you are trying to do it all online because you’re half a country away.
From the first time I emailed Viva Las Vegas Weddings and started speaking with Shannon, my mind was put at ease. Shannon was there to help every step of the way, answering every question and addressing all my concerns. If I changed my mind on something or wanted to add something, she was there to help. We were able to arrange the whole ceremony through emails back and forth. I wanted to make sure that every detail was ironed out and that there would be no glitches once we got to Las Vegas.
When the day came we were picked up and driven to the chapel. We had decided on the outdoor chapel, at night, for the ceremony. It was beautiful! The whole setting was like we were in a park somewhere. I just can not express how perfect the night was. Although it was the hottest day of the week, 104 at 7 PM, we were taken care of with fans outside and air conditioning during the reception.
Everything was explained to us as far as what was going to be done, how the ceremony would play out, and then the reception. There was no misunderstandings on anything, never once was there a worry to be had. We were able to enjoy the whole night. Ron and his staff did an incredible job with everything.
Once we were done, we had plans to go out to eat on Fremont St. The limo driver, who would have just taken us back to the hotel, offered to drive us wherever we needed to go. We would have taken him up on it if we did not still have half a cake with us.
I would say to anyone wanting to get married in Vegas to book your ceremony here. I know there are other reviews that don’t paint such a good picture but I can not think of one negative that we experienced here.We had a Elvis Pink Caddy wedding at Las Vegas Wedding Chapel and it was fab, the staff were very helpful in the planning and replied to my emails very quickly. On the day the staff were outstanding, Elvis was brilliant, and took time to talk to us before the wedding to help personalise the actual ceremony. He had a brilliant sense of humour and made the whole event very memorable. All our guests thought it was the best thing about the whole holiday. I would recommend this chapel to anyone , it helps that guest are allowed to take photos ( they can’t do this at other chapels).
Visited October 2015

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Wedding Chapel Reviews: Please Let Us Know How We’re Doing

las vegas wedding chapelAs the year draws to a close, we are grateful for all the happy Viva Las Vegas wedding couples who have passed through our doors. And we want to make sure that we are getting better every year at what we do. (When you come back to renew your vows, we want it to be even more fun than the first wedding with us!)

We would love it if you could take the time to send us an email to let us know the ways we might improve, or to give us suggestions that might have made your Las Vegas wedding even more memorable. What you think matters to us, and we have implemented many of your wonderful suggestions in the past.

And, if you were delighted with the whole experience, we would be thrilled if you would write us a review on Google, TripAdvisor, Yelp, or Friend us on Facebook. We honestly believe that your glowing reviews make our wedding business grow and give us an enormous incentive to worker harder each day to make every wedding as perfect as we can.

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If you leave us a positive review, email us a screen shot and we’ll send you a coupon good for a free candid photo of your ceremony for each review you post. It’s our way of showing appreciation for your time, and our way of smiling back at your happy experience with us. 🙂

Thank you for making our work feel so special and worthwhile. And best wishes in the New Year to all the newlyweds, and to all the couples celebrating up to 16 years of happy marriage after tying the knot at Viva Las Vegas Weddings! www.vivalasvegasweddings.com

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Viva Las Vegas Wedding Reviews That Made Us Smile!

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JeVon and Amanda exchange vows with our own Reverend Daphne–it looks like everyone was trying hard not to cry!

Our Elvis weddings, Traditional Weddings, and even our Themed Weddings may not always go off without a hitch with all the many detailed factors involved, but we ARE always aiming to make everyone’s wedding in Las Vegas as perfect and memorable as we possibly can. And, it looks like we are mostly successful! We get choked up when we see feedback on TripAdvisor that lets us know we’ve made couples very happy on one of the most special days of their lives. We thought we’d share a few with you, ones that recently made US very happy!

“Amazing experience”

Reviewed August 5, 2015
We loved our experience with this team. Internet reservation was smooth and they answered all my questions by email.
Outstanding Customer service
They pick us up at the hotel with a limo because the regular car was broken so we were really glad about that! The driver was so nice he even took pictures for us.

Ceremony was funny and cheesy as we expected, everybody there was really into it! We never felt that they were bored at all . My husband bought his tuxedo tshirt there.

The package is really good; including flowers, elvis songs, pink caddie..

Weddings runs smooth one after another, no delay, everybody has a smile.

The photographer took her time and made sure we were happy with the poses.

Ordering pictures by internet after was really easy, no mistakes in my order. Im satisfied. I recommend this without a doubt.

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Rev. Roland, when not in the Elvis jumpsuit, presides over beautiful traditional weddings, too!

“A Great Day!”

Reviewed July 14, 2015
We had such an amazing time at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel. Everyone was super friendly and helpful. Rev. Roland August performed our ceremony. We couldn’t have gotten luckier. What a nice genuine person. Everyone made us feel welcome. My partner and I had chosen the simplicity package and was well worth the money. They were there to guide us through the whole thing. So easy. I stressed for nothing. You will be in great hands. Thank you all for a great day!
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Visited July 2015

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Rev. Roland, the Elvis on the left!

“Excellent!!!!”

Reviewed June 23, 2015
My husband & I were married at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel on June 17, 2015. The service was great and the wedding ceremony was intimate and fun! We really appreciate the time and effort that was put into making our day so special. I would recommend this wedding chapel to anyone who is planning a Las Vegas wedding!!! Thanks again!
Visited June 2015

Thanks to all of our couples who take the time to let us know how we are doing. We take every review to heart and, positive or not, we’ll keep trying to make your wedding day everything it should be! For all your questions and with help planning your wedding, wedding vow renewal, or just to discuss all the options to customize your Las Vegas wedding, call us at 702-384-0771. Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel and all our staff members thank you for helping to make us the best we can be!

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