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Read all the Details! A Viva Las Vegas Wedding AND Reception Review from TripAdvisor

Vegas Wedding REceptions
A couple poses at our Event Center reception entrance

Well, we’re closing out another year with a fun-to-read and very detailed description of one couple’s experience with a wedding and reception at Viva Las Vegas Weddings. While not everything went off without a hitch—things sometimes happen beyond anyone’s control–we loved how they explained what we tried to do to make their day as special as it could be anyway!

We offer over five wedding chapels and four reception venues to choose from on property, and we always do our best to make sure you can customize every aspect of your wedding and reception. From a cake and champagne toast, to a full sit down gourmet dinner buffet, we do it all! From a tiny vow renewal with Elvis singing one song to a full-on traditional wedding production, to a musical wedding filled with singers and production numbers…we do that too!

Great Experience
We live part time the Vegas area and part time in Toronto, so this seemed a great way to have a wedding. We did a lot of research on line. This company responded immediately to any and all requests. They aren’t the cheapest out there, but neither are they the most expensive. One big selling point is that while they do have some photos included in most packages, they allow guests to take photos during the ceremony. My now wife, is a real photo buff, so he had all the friends and family busy taking the pics during the ceremony.

We went in early June to book the wedding for December 1. We were met by Monica, who showed us around, myself in person, and my wife on FaceTime. Everything we would need was explained to us.

We booked the Elvis wedding, including 3 songs, and driving in, in the pink cadillac.

They have a couple of reception venues, one larger than the other. We had a fairly small group, thinking originally about 25 people, but selected the larger room because it seemed quite a bit nicer. They allowed this because our wedding was on a Thursday, and its not as busy as the weekend.

In early November we went in to finalize arrangements. We would have a buffet dinner, and an open bar, for a 3 hour reception. I made a further payment.

About a week later we were called, and told that they had double booked the big room. We were offered a couple of options, including using the smaller room, etc. We negotiated, and they threw in the pink cadillac entrance, premium liquor, and a discount, so we took the smaller room. I should say here that while we were a little disappointed at the time, when we got into the well decorated smaller room, we were more than pleased.

I’m a believer that all businesses make mistakes, but the test is how they fix them. This company fixed the problem very well.

We now had Monica as the wedding planner, and Aryellis as our reception coordinator. We got a call a few days before the wedding asking what types of premium wines, beers and liquor we would like. We were able to regularly communicate, and received complete cooperation, and prompt answers.

On the wedding day, about 90 minutes before the pick up time, our Limo Driver, Rome called to confirm the time. As sometimes happens there was an accident in the I 15 delaying him, but he called regularly to update us on his whereabouts, and said that he’d communicated with the chapel, and there would be no problem. He arrived, but unfortunately there was a NASCAR display (burn outs) on the strip, causing very heavy traffic. He was great though, the limo was a lot of fun.

On our arrival we were given further proof that this is an honest company. We’d received the final invoice about a week before the reception, and were prepared to pay. The advised that they had screwed up some math, and we actually owed about $150 less than the invoice showed. How often does this happen!!!

We got to the chapel, and as it happened we were that last scheduled wedding of the day. Monica took us in, and explained everything. She took us out, and then allowed in the guests.

We met Elvis, (the venue owner Ron) outside in the Cadillac. He spoke to us for a few minutes, and had the doors to the chapel open, and in we went.

He sang three songs through the service, and just generally made it a lot of fun. The photographer then took pics of us, Elvis, and our family and guests. We then backed out of the chapel and got some pics by the neon sign with our names.

Vegas reception venue
We can accommodate your color choices and our gourmet bakers do custom wedding cakes, too!

Our guests went into the reception hall, and in a few minutes Elvis walked in with us and introduced us to the guests.

The food was great, and they had a great young lady as a D.J.

We had a great time, and our friends said that “This is a wedding to remember”.

We also had included a DVD of the ceremony & had it live streamed. The streaming is available for a month. Our friends and families loved being able to watch & we loved that they could.

We received the photo proofs on line in a couple of days. We’ve ordered a bunch, the photographer was great.

We’d totally recommend Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapels to anyone.

For more information on all of our Elvis, Themed and Tradtional Wedding Packages, plus our casual-to-elegant receptions, visit us at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com

Tripping Out Over Viva Las Vegas Elvis Weddings on TripAdvisor

Elvis Weddings at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel
Elvis is in the building, and doing a great job, apparently!

Once in awhile we check those websites with reviews to see how we are doing. Frankly, we learn a lot, and we do our best to get those happy-making five-star kind of reviews. We always want to know what we can do better, and, of course, everybody loves it when brides and grooms are thrilled with their wedding day. In September, we had some of that feel-good five-star feedback on our Elvis weddings and we’d thought we’d share with couples who are pondering a traditional, themed or Elvis ceremony at our Viva Las Vegas Chapel.

We have always noticed we get a LOT of Elvis bookings from couples in the UK, France, Germany, and even Australia and New Zealand. Elvis is one popular guy, internationally! So we are especially pumped when we read such glowing critiques from folks who have traveled thousands of miles just to get hitched by Elvis in our chapel.

Have a peek at these nice comments. And, if you’re thinking of marrying in Las Vegas very soon, you might want to hurry and catch that magical, anniversary-unforgettable date of 11-12-13. Elvis’s wedding dance card is nearly full!

“The best wedding EVER!!”
Reviewed September 18, 2013
My partner and I married on 13th September at the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel. We had a Pink Cadillac and Elvis wedding and kept it a secret from all of our guests. It was the best wedding ever! My partner and I had an absolutely fabulous time. It was funny and fun and just what we wanted it to be. The staff at the chapel were all really great and ‘Elvis’ was amazing, not only was he an great singer, he was charismatic and funny and a really nice guy. Our wedding guests could not stop talking about the ceremony, they all loved it and all of our friends and family who couldn’t make it watched it over the internet and loved it too! We have just returned back to England and wanted to share our thoughts on trip advisor straight away. If anyone is thinking of a Las Vegas wedding of any sort, this is the place to go. They cater for everybody’s tastes not just Elvis weddings. I organised and booked everything over the internet before we went and it was so easy to do. I highly recommend the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel to everyone. Thank you Viva for such an amazing time!

“Elvis impersonator was wonderful”
Reviewed September 10, 2013
Our Elvis was funny, witty, friendly, full of energy and really made the whole affair something to remember. Everything was great.

“Perfect!”
Reviewed September 6, 2013
Had a Elvis wedding in August and had an absolute blast!! Our guests ranged from 19 to 85 and everyone thought the whole thing was fabulous. Right from the easy on-line booking to the complete fulfilment of all our requests, this was a wonderful experience. The most surprising thing (I don’t know why I was surprised!) was that our “Elvis” could really sing! He belted out four songs in superb style, had all the guests up dancing and looked pretty good in the photos too!! If you want this type of wedding (and let’s face it, who doesn’t in Vegas) this was a perfect experience, I cannot think of one bad thing to say. Viva Las Vegas baby!!!