Following the October 7 decision made by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn Nevada’s same-sex marriage ban, hotels and chapels throughout Clark County are readily welcoming the LGBTQ community with open arms.
In view of these recent legal developments, we’ve selected five noteworthy venues that offer unforgettable ceremonies and receptions for same-sex couples. Whether it’s a flamboyant fête in true Vegas style, or a more subdued, family-friendly occasion, the range of marriage offerings to choose from are now available to anyone opting for a Las Vegas wedding.
Although dream-worthy destination weddings are growing in popularity, owing to complicated travel arrangements and other necessary costs, organizing an event abroad is often extremely inconvenient. However, getaways to this Italian-inspired hotel can capture the charm of one of Europe’s most distinctive cities, with its iconic canals, without even having to cross the Atlantic. An elaborate menu of packages is available – highlights include the option to share a kiss facing the Palazzo, to a joint venture down the Venetian waterways in a gondola -- to help pairs plan for the big day.
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Treasure Island Las Vegas
For a marriage with a maritime air, this multifaceted hotel and casino runs a tight ship. Ceremony choices include a cruise through “Siren’s Cove” (where guests can select to be serenaded aboard the Song Ship), or a more conventional, Champagne-hued celebration in the West Chapel.
The Neon Museum
This historical establishment is home to some of Las Vegas’ most cherished signage and architectural adornments. Picking the Neon Boneyard as the site to “seal the deal” guarantees a plethora of photo-ops to capture the big day. With a number of wedding-related marquees and boards to serve as unique backdrops, including a vintage 'Wedding Information' indicator and lettering from an old Moulin Rouge marquee, who wouldn’t be willing to “sign off” here?
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Images of the Vegas panorama hardly evoke lush greenery and the outdoors, but somehow, amidst the Nevada desert, rare patches of vegetation are maintained, and promise to be gorgeous sites for garden weddings. Outdoor nuptials accommodating up to 300 guests can be organized at this gazebo-turned-chapel, a suitable setting for nature-loving newlyweds or couples envisioning a country-style ceremony.
Viva Las Vegas
On the other end of the spectrum, kitschy themed weddings are another popular choice for couples looking to get hitched in Clark County. Fans of costume parties and flashy events won’t find any better place than Las Vegas to treat friends and family to a marriage masquerade. Fun locations like the Doo Wop Diner or the Elvis Wedding Chapel offer a twist on more prosaic packages.