Getting Hitched in Las Vegas. The Wedding Capital of the World

Whether it's a romantic destination wedding or a spectacular ceremony for the entire family and friends, Las Vegas is the best spot to "get married."

Getting Hitched in Las Vegas. The Wedding Capital of the World
A Wedding in Las Vegas, the City of Lights and Brightness. Photo by Taylor Deas-Melesh / Unsplash

That's right, it's Las Vegas, a city known for its weddings as well as its casinos. With over a hundred thousand marriage licenses issued each year, the city is known as the world's wedding capital. Whether it's a romantic elopement or a lavish ceremony for the entire family and friends, there's no better place to "get hitched" than Las Vegas.

The ability to choose your style is part of the draw of being married in Las Vegas, from Elvis presiding over the ceremony in a 24-hour car chapel to a spectacular soirée at one of the world's most magnificent casinos. Furthermore, this location offers few prerequisites for getting married and no waiting period, making "fast" weddings an appealing option.

Celebrities who have married in Las Vegas include Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, Elvis Presley, and Priscilla Beaulieu, Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow, Jane Fonda and Roger Vadim, and Britney Spears and Jason Alexander.

Weddings in The City of Entertainment, as Las Vegas is often called, are magical, from the romantic "Terrace of Dreams" at the Bellagio to the fairytale beauty and old-world grandeur of the Venetian. Similarly, the majority of the casino resorts in this region have their chapel and have a fantastic offer to produce simple weddings or spectacular celebrations for whatever the bride and groom's taste and budget are.

In addition to these chapels in the resorts, Las Vegas offers a range of independent spaces that provide varied experiences, each with a distinguishing seal, the most well-known of which are as follows.

A Special Memory Wedding Chapel

It is located on 4th Street in downtown Las Vegas and has the world-famous "Drive Thru" window for a quickie wedding from the comfort of your car.

Chapel of the Flowers

The Las Vegas Review-Journal named it "The Best Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas" and it has been performing fantasy weddings for over 50 years.

Graceland Wedding Chapel

It was the original Elvis who presided over the event, right on the Strip. It has a chapel for unique and one-of-a-kind marriages, whether traditional or Elvis-themed.

The Little Church of the West

The chapel has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1942 when it was built as part of the Last Frontier Hotel.

A Little White Wedding Chapel

This chapel, known around the world as one of the most famous sites to get married, is where many celebrities have chosen to get married.

Vegas Weddings

Vegas Weddings has been providing economical and elegant weddings since its inception in 2001. From traditional Valley of Fire chapel weddings to cruise packages.

Viva Las Vegas Weddings

Experts in themed and fantasy weddings, from gothic to Egyptian beach settings.

Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve are the most popular days to get married in Las Vegas. The most popular dates to get married in Las Vegas are those with repeating numbers, for example, 1/01/01, 2/02/02, and 3/03/03.

Requirements to get married in Las Vegas

Proof of age of majority (driver's license, passport, or birth certificate).

Social security number. Foreign nationals exchanging vows in the U.S. may require special or additional documentation to ensure that the marriage will be recognized in their country.

Parental consent and court order (for minors under 16).

No blood tests are required. No waiting time.


Marriage License / Clark County

License Bureau: $55.