Feeling Lucky in Love? Plan to Have Your Wedding in Las Vegas

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With the ever-increasing number of high end hotels rising into the Las Vegas skyline, it’s no wonder the city has stepped up the luxe factor in their wedding landscape. Vegas became a go-to destination for couples interested in eloping in 1931 when Nevada laws changed to allow couples to get a marriage license without any requirements other than a picture ID and a little cash (now $77). What makes getting married in Las Vegas even easier is the fact that the Clark County Courthouse is open from 8:00 a.m. to midnight every single day of the year. We’ve identified five different locations for the Vegas wedding of your dreams (and we won’t judge you if they include Elvis).

The Quick and Easy Wedding

Maybe you’ve been together forever and don’t want a big wedding. Vegas doesn’t judge! Vegas Weddings (702wedding.com) offers something called Drive-Thru Wedding Packages in The Fast Lane,  with an actual drive-thru tunnel. The Fast Package ($319) allows you to drive through your nuptials in courtesy limousine transportation with up to six passengers, a three-rose bouquet, boutonniere, mini photo shoot and photos, marriage certificate holder and two Vegas Weddings poker chips. But if you’re really in a hurry, there’s also a Faster Package ($129) and a Fastest Package ($99).

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The Hilarious Wedding

If people call you eccentric, out of the ordinary, or even outlandish, head directly to The Little Vegas Chapel (thelittlevegaschapel.com) — known for their Elvis Weddings. Elvis wedding packages start at $299, but upgrades include a ride in a Pink Cadillac or a couples serenade from the King. Their Elvis tribute artists are considered the best on the Strip, and you can chime in on  “I Can’t Help Falling in Love.”

The Opulent Wedding

From the fountains out front to the dazzling Chihuly glass decor, the Bellagio Las Vegas (bellagio.com) will speak to your desire for an extravagant union. Packages start at just $2,000 for an hour of chapel time, an officiant, boutonniere/bouquet packages, a DVD and Live Broadcast of the ceremony, a bottle of sparkling wine, chocolates, a Bellagio wedding certificate and more! Looking for more glamour and guests? Opt for the Costa Bella / Beautiful Thing Package ($25,000) for all of the above plus more time in the chapel, a mini reception for up to thirty guests, flowers for Best Man/Maid of Honor, mantle arrangements, flowers for the processional, a professional harpist, upgraded photography packages, Cristal Champagne, Swarovski champagne flutes, limo service to and from the airport and to the marriage bureau, a dressing room, a $1,000 salon or spa credit, a Penthouse Suite for three nights, continental breakfast in bed, dinner for two, two tickets for Cirque du Soleil’s O and more. Want even more? Upgrade to the Terrazza Di Sogno / Terrace of Dreams for an additional $2,000 and celebrate on a terrace overlooking the Bellagio Lago di Como with expansive views of a Tuscan landscape in the distance.

The Classic Chic Wedding

Looking for a slice of old school class? Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas (fourseasons.com) is an intimate non-gaming oasis. Couples can have options for anywhere from nine to 900 guests. Large spaces include the Four Seasons Ballroom, Fountain Terrace, and Acacia Ballroom. Or opt for something more intimate in the Presidential Suite, the 180 Degree Strip View Suite, or the Las Vegas Strip View Suite. The matinee package, starting at $130 per person, includes a three-hour premium unlimited bar, reduced site fee for the ceremony, votives, polished silver, an oak parquet dance floor, reduced room rates, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, a three-course plated luncheon, a custom wedding cake and more. Their W.O.W. (Wedding on Weekdays) package starts at $190 per person and includes all of the above, plus a longer Unlimited Bar and more passed hors d’oeuvres. Their Love is Love Package (starting at $249) also includes a complimentary wedding night suite.

The Millennial Luxe Wedding

Ceremonies at the fabulous Cosmopolitan (cosmopolitanlasvegas.com), start around $3,400. Opt for an exclusive in-suite ceremony in a suite with a terrace view, officiant services, flowers, recorded music, photographer, a mini cake, round-trip transportation for marriage licenses, a dedicated wedding manager, rehearsal and complimentary room upgrade. Or choose their “Unconventional Collection” with venues including ballrooms, restaurants and bars (like the swank Chandelier Room). These include all the in-suite amenities plus beverage service for up to 50 guests for 90 minutes, a complimentary bottle of bubbly, round-trip airport transportation for the couple and a discounted guest room block of 5-10 rooms.

Last modified: December 14, 2018

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