Nothing says Las Vegas better than a quickie marriage (or a quickie annulment) and there’s no shortage of wedding chapels here in which to do so. If you’re looking for the perfect vintage or retro spot to share your vows there are four chapels that jump to the top of the list (from north to south)… click on addresses below for Google Map locations.
WeeKirk Chapel (231 S. Las Vegas Blvd.) – This downtown chapel holds the distinction of being the oldest continually operating wedding chapel in the city (since 1940) and has been featured in many movies and TV series over the years. The Wee Kirk o’the Heather Chapel (it’s full name) means “The Little Chapel of the Lucky Flowers” in Scottish and also holds Historic Landmark status. Ah, the luck of the Scottish!
Graceland Chapel (619 S. Las Vegas Blvd.) – Home of the original Elvis Impersonator wedding which has become a Las Vegas tradition, this downtown chapel has been standing in the same spot since the 1950s and has married off many a celebrity including Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Ray Cyrus and Rob Zombie to name a few. And it’s “Graceland” moniker? Elvis Presley himself gave them his blessing.
Little White Wedding Chapel (1301 S. Las Vegas Blvd.) – One of the most famous places in the world to tie the knot, this cozy chapel has wed over 800,000 couples since 1951 including notable celebrities Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward, Bruce Willis & Demi Moore and Britney Spears &, ahem, Jason Allen Alexander. They also offer a drive-thru service for those love birds who are in a hurry!
Little Church of the West (4617 S. Las Vegas Blvd.) – William J. Moore, Jr. and Walter Zick & Harris Sharp designed and built the Little Church of the West in 1941 as part of the Last Frontier Resort (rest in peace). The cedar & redwood chapel is a replica of an old mining town church and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Celebrity weddings have included Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Cindy Crawford and Richard Gere, Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton to name a few. The Little Church of the West is also the oldest existing structure on The Strip, even though it’s been relocated three times. It can currently be found just past, and across the street from, Mandalay Bay.
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