Las Vegas is one of the most popular places in the world to take the plunge. And not just because it has some really great pools... or even some really great topless pools. No, it's because Sin City has easy access to marriage licenses (and alcohol, presumably), as well as some spots that'll make your nuptials truly memorable... even if you'd really rather forget. Seriously, checkout our list of the 10 strangest places to get married in Vegas:
On a ship at Treasure Island
On the Strip
Sometimes walking down the aisle can feel like walking the plank. Maybe that’s why you should tie the knot while aboard the pirate ship in front of the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino. Hopefully your marriage won’t sink -- like this goofy boat used to do during regular performances of a musical pirate show that recently wrapped up to make room for a CVS.
At the Graceland Wedding Chapel
If Dad isn’t around, just get Elvis to walk the bride down the aisle at this "chapel" inspired by his Tennessee digs. The King (or the next best thing) will also sing anywhere from three to five songs while wearing your choice of a jumpsuit or black leather. Oh, and he's not the only rocker who might show up: this is also the same place that Jon Bon Jovi and Billy Ray Cyrus got hitched (although not to each other).
At The Gun Store
Shotgun wedding anyone? The Gun Store shooting range has its very own wedding chapel, and your ceremony's guaranteed to be a... waitforit!... blast 'cause the bride and groom get to fire off a few rounds after the ceremony. Upgrade to the Mr. & Mrs. Smith & Wesson package and get double the ammunition.
While playing KISS Monster Mini Golf
Off the Strip
Put on your best Gene Simmons makeup, play a few rounds of putt-putt golf and exchange vows inside the wildest rock n' roll wedding chapel in Vegas -- onstage with bright lights and fog machines -- just like a KISS concert in 1977. And who doesn’t want to kick off a lifetime of unholy matrimony with songs like “Love Gun” and “Lick It Up” playing in the background?
At Tryst Night Club
On the Strip
If you want your wedding, reception, and bachelor party all rolled into one, you might as well just get married at a nightclub. Tryst is among the best in Las Vegas and comes with its own private lagoon and 90ft waterfall, which could be the perfect backdrop for saying “I do”. Either way, you know the bar's fully stocked.
At The Mob Museum
Get married in the former courthouse where gangsters were prosecuted back in the good ol’ days. Perfect for those who feel like marriage is like a jail sentence.
In the Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon National Park
Need to get away from the bright lights of Vegas? Papillon will fly you by helicopter from the Strip to the Grand Canyon for an outdoor ceremony in the biggest hole in the ground in the United States. You can also exchange vows on top of Tower Butte -- a 5,000ft rock formation that can’t be reached by car or foot.
Denny’s new location on Fremont St comes with its own wedding chapel. Yep. After you tie the knot, grab a seat at your own special booth where you can toast the celebration with a fountain drink, nosh on wedding cake pops, and order a plate of Moons Over My Hammy -- or whatever kind of omelet hits the spot.
In a gondola at the Venetian
On the Strip
A wedding on the water may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you're in the middle of the desert, but the Venetian offers a ceremony on the gondolas that drift through the Grand Canal Shoppes and into the Palazzo next door. It will give your nuptials an Italian flair -- even if you can’t afford the airfare to Venice.
At the Neon Museum
Home to the old neon signs and marquees that used to light up classic Las Vegas, the Neon Museum's already one of Vegas's top tourist spots, and it recently opened an outdoor wedding chapel that'll give your ceremony a vintage glow.
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1. Treasure Island Hotel & Casino3300 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
2. Graceland Wedding Chapel619 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
3. The Gun Store2900 E Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas
4. KISS Monster Mini Golf4503 Paradise Rd, las vegas
5. Tryst Night Club3131 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
6. Mob Museum300 Stewart Ave, Las Vegeas
7. Grand Canyon,
8. Denny's450 Fremont St, Las Vegas
9. Venetian Resort & Casino3355 South Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas
10. The Neon Museum770 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas
Nestled snugly into The Strip, Treasure Island is one of Sin City's premiere hotels, offering a slew of dining options, plus rotating shows and performances.
It's the site of many celebrity weddings, including the one and only Elvis. Because who wouldn't want to exchange vows with the King?
Try your hand at saving the world with the "Zombie Package" that has you shooting an AR15, an XDM9, and a shotgun. Or, choose a VIP package like the Triple 7, which'll leave you having fired over 500 rounds with 20+ weapons.
Because nothing spells "childhood fun" like wildly libidinous men wearing demon makeup, this 15000sqft putt-athon has been Dressed to Kill as a black-lit, glow-in-the-dark shrine complete with animatronic band members, a live DJ, Vegas-inspired murals (the Rat Pack... dressed like KISS), and a wall of speakers set with a giant fish tank that'll probably end up overrun by rock lobsters.
This Wynn nightclub with a subtle, intimate atmosphere as well as an outdoor deck and pool area boasts a waterfall by the pool with a little bit of breathing room compared to other Vegas latenight staples.
Taking over the former federal courthouse that once held the Kefauver Committee hearings, this 41,000sqft shrine to organized crime is headed by a former FBI special agent of 24 years, and will assault patrons with a pool cue slew of multimedia, multi-sensory exhibits detailing the rise of the Mob, its arrival in Vegas (including its ties to the Gaming Control Board), and its battles with J. Edgar Hoover and several other do-gooders whose sexuality wasn't provocative enough to warrant a movie with Leonardo DiCaprio.
The Grand Canyon is one of the most iconic American landmarks. Enjoy the National Park and learn about the history of the great canyon.
Denny’s on Fremont St is the brand’s flagship diner and offers a one-of-a-kind Denny’s experience. It has a number of over-the-top and unexpected features including an interactive photo booth, exclusive menu items and even an in-house wedding chapel,.
A staple in the Vegas resort empire, the Venetian rocks world class accommodations (five diamonds, and diamonds are totally better than stars!), plus killer eats from Delmonico's, Rockhouse, and more.