It would be a crime not to consider getting married at The Mob Museum — Photo courtesy of The Mob Museum
Often referred to as the "Wedding Capital of the World," Las Vegas issues more than 80,000 marriage licenses annually.
Some couples plan elaborate ceremonies and some elope, while others simply get caught up in the moment. And there are venues for all of them.
Sure, you can still get married by Elvis in one of the little chapels Las Vegas is famous for, but why not take advantage of the city’s quirkiness and opt for something even more over the top?
Here are 10 unique spots that just might make you rethink your plans.
Big Apple Roller Coaster
Take the plunge and get married on the Big Apple Coaster at New York-New York — Photo courtesy of MGM Resorts International
Your guests can join you as you take the plunge at 67 miles per hour. After a 15-minute ceremony, strap yourselves in and embark on the ride of a lifetime.
Zumanity by Cirque du Soleil
Mistress of Sensuality, Edie, will perform your ceremony at Zumanity by Cirque du Soleil — Photo courtesy of MGM Resorts International
If you’ve always dreamed about being part of a Cirque du Soleil show in some way, you can now check off a bucket list item as you say your wedding vows.
Zumanity’s emcee, a.k.a. the Mistress of Sensuality, will perform your ceremony inside the Zumanity Theatre lobby, joined by two additional artists to escort you down the aisle. After the unconventional nuptials, you’ll enjoy the show from the VIP "Love Seat" sofas and celebrate with a sparkling wine toast. A dedicated photographer and videographer will capture it all, and friends and family can watch the live webcast of the ceremony from anywhere in the world.
James and Averi Kilpatrick got engaged at Dig This — Photo courtesy of Dig This
What better place to express how much you dig each other than at a construction site?
Dig This has hosted bachelor/bachelorette parties, honeymoon and anniversary celebrations and even a memorable proposal during which the future bride-to-be dug up a mysterious box containing – surprise! – an engagement ring.
Although they’ve yet to host a wedding ceremony, Dig This promises to pull out all the heavy equipment. Just imagine the photos when you substitute a hardhat for a veil. And consider the fact that two excavator booms make a very unique wedding arch.
Who needs wedding cake when you can have cotton candy at Sugar Factory? — Photo courtesy of Sugar Factory
For sweet beginnings, there’s no place quite like Sugar Factory.
Chocolate lovers’ fantasies come true in a Candyland setting, complete with a horse-adorned carousel, 5,000 light-up candy flowers and oversized cupcake and lollipop sculptures all overlooking The Strip.
Sure, there’s cake but you can also opt for the pink chocolate fountain, the Donut Wall, a candy station, Sugar Factory’s Signature Cotton Candy Champagne Toast and, of course, chocolate champagne flutes.
Terrazza di Sogno at Bellagio
Start your life together – and the Fountains of Bellagio show – on the Terrazza di Sogno — Photo courtesy of MGM Resorts International
Overlooking the Fountains of Bellagio, one of the most beautiful and iconic sights on The Strip, the Terrazza di Sogno is such a romantic place to get married.
What makes this private terrace really special, though, is not the location or spectacular view. It’s the fact that your first kiss there as a married couple brings the fountains to life for the enjoyment of all. Imagine how reassuring it would be to start your marriage knowing that your connection is that strong and powerful.
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at Luxor
Get married on the Titanic's Grand Staircase at Luxor and your heart will go on... — Photo courtesy of Premier Exhibitions, Inc.
It takes a very confident couple to start their lives together on the Titanic.
But when your feelings for each other are unsinkable, the fateful ship’s legendary Grand Staircase at Luxor’s Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is the stuff of amazing wedding photos. You won’t have to waste time coming up with your first song, either, and, conveniently, Celine Dion has returned to her residency right down the street.
Keep Memory Alive Event Center
Weddings at the Keep Memory Alive Event Center are unforgettable — Photo courtesy of Keep Memory Alive Event Center
Designed by Frank Gehry, the Keep Memory Alive Event Center is an unforgettable wedding venue.
Like every couple that gets married here, this architectural wonder is truly one-of-a-kind. It’s uniquely shaped, it’s got 199 windows – none of them the same shape or size – and you can create your own mood with the innovative LED lighting system.
Best of all, revenue from wedding fees benefit the research and treatment of neurological disorders at the Lou Ruvo Cleveland Clinic for Brain Health, so you’re creating memories not just for yourselves but for those who are struggling.
High Roller Observation Wheel
Love lifts you up – and so does the High Roller — Photo courtesy of The High Roller
Elevate the whole wedding experience by getting married on the 550-foot-tall High Roller, the largest observation wheel in the world.
A guest service ambassador will escort you and your guests onto your own private cabin where, for 30 minutes, you will tie the knot and commemorate the occasion with champagne and chocolate-dipped cheesecake pops along with breathtaking views and custom music.
Talk about being on a high on your wedding day!
Minus5 Ice Experience
The coolest weddings take place at Minus5 — Photo courtesy of Minus5 Ice Experience
With everything inside made of ice, Minus5 is easily the coolest wedding spot in Las Vegas.
The walls, the seats, even the glasses you drink from are made from ice. There are ice sculptures – no worrying about your centerpieces melting – as well as ice chandeliers and furniture. Guests are given gloves and parkas or faux fur coats, but you and your beloved may be happy to have an excuse to snuggle and keep each other warm.
Celebrate the journey and the destination with a Sundance Helicopters Grand Canyon wedding — Photo courtesy of Sundance Helicopters, Inc.
If you’re looking for a scenic wedding backdrop, it’s pretty hard to beat the Grand Canyon.
Proving that the journey is as important as the destination, Sundance Helicopters will lift you up and take you there in style. An officiant and photographer will accompany you and two guests in your own private helicopter to a secluded bluff within the Grand Canyon walls. As you take in the inspiring views, you’ll be flying high.