As one of the most popular places in the world to tie the knot, it’s no surprise that tens of thousands of people visit the city each year to get hitched and live (we hope) happily ever after. In fact, according to Wikipedia, Clark County marriage licenses account for over 5% of all the licenses issued in the entire United States, which indicates to us that Vegas must be one helluva cool place to say your vows. In this article, we’ll take a look at what’s required to get married in Vegas, and also the best places to do it.
How to Get a Marriage License:
All marriage licenses are issued by the Clark County Marriage Bureau and you’ll be required to get this before you can get married. The bureau offers a pre-application form online that allows you to submit all the required information beforehand so you can expedite the process and simply go in to pick up your license. The cost of a marriage license at present in Clark County is $77 USD and the proof of marriage (Certified Marriage Certificate) costs $15 USD. In order to receive a license, you’ll need:
- To be 18 years of age and older and not already married (obviously!)
- For US citizens, you’ll have to supply your Social Security number on the forms
- For Non-US citizens, ID in the form of passport or driver’s license is acceptable
The Clark Country Marriage Bureau is open 365 days per year from 8:00AM to 12:00AM.
What Happens after You’ve Got the License?
Once you’ve been approved and have your license in hand, you are good to go and can legally get married, so the next step would be finding an appropriate place you want to hold the ceremony. Fortunately for you, there are hundreds if not thousands of places to do this in Vegas ranging from traditional to themed weddings, and pretty much anything you can imagine under the sun. Below we’ve broken down some of the cooler places you can get married through Las Vegas and Nevada.
Some Awesome Places to Get Hitched in Vegas:
Grand Canyon Wedding – a really cool concept, this package includes roundtrip limo transportation from your hotel, a private helicopter to the Grand Canyon, Minister, Photographer, Champagne and more. The prices for this package range from $3,899 USD to $4,499 USD depending on the options you want.
The Bellagio – as one of the most iconic hotels in Las Vegas, the Bellagio offers a number of wedding packages ranging from $1,000 USD up to $25,000 USD including tax. Inclusions in the package range from mixed bouquets of floral arrangements up to inclusion of a penthouse and a professional harpist.
Little Chapel – one of the most iconic places to get married in the world, the Little Chapel has conducted thousands of ceremonies over the years. The Little Chapel offers a number of packages with different themes and inclusions starting from $350 USD and is a great choice for all ranges of budgets.
Eiffel Tower at Paris – what cooler place to get married than 450ft in the air on the Eiffel Tower! Located in the Paris hotel, couples can choose from 3 packages ranging from $1,500 USD to $5,600 USD that includes a beautiful ceremony held on the observation deck of the tower.
The Wedding Salons at Wynn – one of the most beautiful venues in the entire city to get married, the Wedding Salons at Wynn Hotel are an excellent choice for an upscale wedding experience. Packages at the hotel range from approximately $4,000 USD upwards of $30,000 USD plus for the biggest options.