Las Vegas has long been known as the marriage capital of the world, and this year marked a milestone: Clark County, which includes the city of Las Vegas, issued its 5 millionth marriage license since its inception in 1909 “The couples who got married in Las Vegas are part of our history,” said Clark County Clerk Lynn Marie Goya. “It’s their legacy that has made us the wedding capital of the world.”
Chances are you’ve heard of some of the city’s most famous wedding venues, including the Little West Church, royal wedding chapel and of course, A small white wedding chapel. And, yes, these are all great places to get married, but in the spirit of romance and adventure, Las Vegas magazine has compiled other ways to say “yes”. Because your wedding is one of the most important events in your life; don’t you want it to be memorable?
If you and your fiancé are adrenaline junkies, get married at 107 km/h on Big apple coaster in New York-New York. You can even bring your wedding party with you, as each train can accommodate up to 18 passengers. Two time slots are available: 30 minutes before opening and 30 minutes after closing. You can even bring your own photographer (or provide one for an additional fee).
For those wedding photos that are sure to be talked about for years, there’s no better or sneakier than Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, The Venetian’s wax museum, where you can get married not just in front of a facade of A Little White Chapel, but in front of “witnesses” like George Clooney and Beyoncé. And in keeping with the venue’s theme, each couple receives a set of keepsake wax hands.
Fans of the incredible shows on the Las Vegas Strip? Would you like to marry one of them? Now you can! Start your special night by getting the VIP treatment at Atomic Lounge Show at the Venetian, with expedited entry and extremely entertaining bottle of champagne service during the show. After the show, your ceremony will be officiated on stage by a fully ordained cast member!
As romantic as a helicopter ride over the Las Vegas Strip is, now you can add nuptials to the experience. Maverick helicopters offers a wide variety of wedding packages, from the “Painted Dreams Sunset” ceremony, flying over the Strip at sunset, to “Painted Dreams Valley of Fire,” where you land on a vantage point overlooking beautiful desert views while saying your wishes.
Big Grand Slam fans? Plan a big wedding downtown Denny’swhich not only offers year-round wedding ceremonies, but also gives you the option of live-streaming your special day on Denny’s YouTube channel.
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