Getting married in Las Vegas is almost like a modern-day rite of passage. It shows that you’re serious about getting hitched, but you have a fun outlook on life. Vegas weddings can range from the intimate and fanfare-free to the ostentatious and over-the-top. Venues range from tiny chapels with vintage décor and seating for 10 all the way up to crystal chandeliered grand ballrooms that can seat hundreds. Nestled in between the two extremes are these five Vegas wedding destinations that will have you clamoring to say, “I do!”
Under The Sea In The Middle Of The Desert? Yes, Please
Las Vegas may be in the heart of the desert, but that doesn’t mean your ceremony has to include tumbleweed. At Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Las Vegas (an MGM Resorts property), you can get married under the sea. For just $1,000, the happy couple and 10 guests can enjoy a wedding like no other in the tunnel under the property’s 1.3-million-gallon aquarium.
Gaze at the sharks as you ponder a life with your love and let the ethereal blue lighting transport you somewhere magical for your nuptials. For a larger ceremony and reception, the Seascape Ballroom offers up to 50 guests floor-to-ceiling views into the aquarium for just $2,500.
Exchange Vows Above It All
If you’re looking for something a little more “on cloud 9,” you’re in luck. The Strat, Hotel, Casino & SkyPod has a Chapel in the Clouds with 4 ceremony and 5 reception rooms on the 104th and 112th floor of their building. Packages run from $250 to over $3,300 to meet every budget. And they can accommodate a variety of wedding party sizes and preferences. Gaze across the whole of Las Vegas to the mountains beyond as you exchange promises of eternal love.
A Little Less Conversation, A Little More ‘I Do’
When people think of Las Vegas and weddings, it’s inevitable that they think of Elvis Presley. People who are dreaming of a “Blue Moon” kind of wedding, we’ve got good news. Graceland Chapel, named in honor of the King himself, offers an intimate venue with a nod to all the fine vintage things that come to mind when you think of a quick Vegas ceremony.
Graceland Chapel was the first Las Vegas venue to conduct an Elvis-themed ceremony back in 1977. And for 80 years, they’ve occupied the same spot in Sin City. Traditional packages and Elvis-themed ceremonies both start at $249, so it’s both budget-friendly and memorable.
I Love You To Paris And Back
If you’re looking to travel the world but save a few bucks in the process, there are few places with the variety and promise of Las Vegas. If you dream of an Eiffel Tower wedding but can’t afford the arm and leg it costs to dash to France, Paris Las Vegas has you covered. With packages starting at $1,990, the happy couple plus 12 guests can enjoy a romantic ceremony on the hotel’s Eiffel Tower observation deck. And they even include macarons to make it extra authentic.
Say je fais (I do) while the lights of Vegas twinkle behind you and the Eiffel Tower cocoons you in love and romance.
Try Your Luck In Love At Caesars Palace
If you want a venue that’s undeniably “Las Vegas,” Caesars Palace may be right up your alley. With a world-renowned casino, it’s the kind of over-the-top venue and destination you expect for a Las Vegas wedding. They offer a variety of packages, but we recommend the Cleopatra Package which starts at $2,800. For that price you get your own wedding coordinator, 45 minutes of chapel time in a breathtaking venue, music, plus two nights of accommodations. It’s a deal that’s hard to beat, and you can try to double your money while you’re at it with the world-famous 1,324-slot game floor at Caesars Casino.
Las Vegas Wedding Destinations, Vow Renewals and More
Whether you’re looking to spend a little or spend a lot, every venue in Las Vegas is designed to make you and your special someone feel welcome and important. While there are thousands of beautiful destination wedding spots around the world, nowhere offers the variety and flexibility of Las Vegas. So, if you’re looking to tie the knot in a place that has it all and is ready to welcome you with open arms, check our list above and get planning.