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Nothing says till death do us part like a "Good Fellas Blood Oath Ceremony" bachelor party.
Downtown's Mob Museum is now hosting weddings. And, not just publicity stunts. They can be themed or just fancy. Accoutrements for your special day might include cellists, actors dressed as hit men and cupcakes instead of a wedding cake. Plus, your photo album has the potential to be very unique.
While the planners seem very open to let you customize your experience, the Museum offers four simplified package options. And, no Elvis in sight. (Pretty sure they'll book you an Elvis if you need one, though.)
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When Aria opened in 2009, it did so without something that had become a standard amenity within Vegas resorts -- a wedding chapel. Whatever the thinking, the CityCenter hotel-casino must have tired of seeing couples in love spend wedded bliss
and dough elsewhere because it built, and recently opened, a chapel of its own.
The Wedding Chapel at Aria was culled from convention space, but despite coming several years after the resort, looks as if it's been there all along. Located on the first floor of the convention center, an oversized frosted glass window, two dark-colored wooden doors and a simple plaque provide a discreet facade for the 2,750-square-foot venue hidden away from sight.
Stepping inside reveals a small, yet elegant reception area as well as a meeting room for planning sessions, both adorned in neutral hues. The understated decor subtly impresses through a chic mix of textures and patterns rather than too bright colors and trite floral designs. (Although, we did fall in love with the vivid, amethyst-colored light fixtures floating overhead that reminded us of jewels.)
Just beyond these rooms are the chapel's biggest selling points, contemporary his and her spaces for the bride and groom. For him, a room dominated by a pool table. For her, a plush boudoir filled with plenty of seating and, likely more importantly, plenty of mirrors. Another big plus? There is only one wedding hall (the muted design continues here with touches of cream, beige and mauve) meaning you won't bump into other couples nor need to compete for attention. Your union will be the sole focus while you are there. Photos of all the spaces can be found in the gallery below.
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Vegas offers some unusual ways to tie the knot, from drive-thru chapels to ring-dispensing gumball machines, but an Austrian couple plans to partake in perhaps the town’s most unusual ceremony: an underwater wedding in a 117,000-gallon aquarium at the Silverton on April 18.
Donning a weighted bridal gown and tuxedo along with full scuba gear, the couple will exchange vows underwater as friends and family watch and listen via microphone. The sharks, stingrays and tropical fish that call the tank home round out the guest list.
Talk about a wet and sloppy first kiss.
In a city where tying the knot is limited only by your imagination, it's no surprise that you can now start your forever after at a... Denny's. Denny's on Fremont, specifically. The same one that so surprised us, we hailed it as our most unexpected find of 2012.
Four months after its Neonopolis debut, America's diner is now offering a healthy serving of wedded bliss to go alongside your rasher of eggs and bacon. Denny's on Fremont will host its first wedding on April 3. And, you can reserve yours now for the Grand Slam starting price of $95 bucks.
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Don't know how we missed this one. How'd you like to get married by the former hizzoner Oscar Goodman? Vegas' favorite, controversial, thrice-elected official is now officiating wedding ceremonies at the Plaza, for anyone willing to pony up the extra bucks.
We actually had to dig around to find the cost, but The "Mobster Ceremony" includes the wedding and the chance to "enjoy a specialty martini toast for up to 12 guests." Oscar really, really enjoys Bombay Sapphire gin martinis. Cost of becoming part of Vegas lore? $3,000. That's an add-on to their regularly priced wedding packages. But, you'll have an anecdote that rates a step higher than a fake Elvis minister in our book.
Missing from our list of 61 things to do this Valentine's Day, is number 62. Valentine's Day at Goretorium. Which is odd as creator Eli Roth told us himself it would be an important re-branding touchstone for the Strip's only horror-haunt attraction. Their last seasonal re-vamp was their Christmas theme built around an Evil Santa.
But, we've received no notice of any special V-Day events. Instead, they are pushing their year-round opportunity to get married in a zombie wedding. Or twisted fantasy of your choice. A handful of former matrimonial ceremonies are available for viewing on YouTube. So, if this video gets you in the mood, packages start at $666. You can even choose between a "scary" or "vampire" minister. All sorts of add-ons can also be added on. Including a symbolic bloodletting ceremony. If you go ahead with that on the 14th, do send us pictures.
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Google is filled with images of couples in love (and in full bridal regalia) around CityCenter. But, while they've been the picture of wedded bliss, they could never actually wed in a true chapel there. Neither Aria, nor Vdara, nor Mandarin Oriental offer one. Well, at least until April when Aria will debut one.
The appropriately named Wedding Chapel at Aria will be culled from meeting space and situated on the first floor of the resort's convention center. There will be only one chapel meaning only one marriage will happen at a time. A good thing for brides who don't want to share the spotlight. The venue will be capable of accommodating up to 60 guests and will feature special retreats for bride and groom:
Doyenne of all things domesticated, Martha Stewart, is currently sleeping at the Wynn Las Vegas while in town for her niece's wedding, which is also taking place at the Wynn. How do we know all this? Why, we have Martha on speed-dial. Psych. She's putting it all out there for us to see on Twitter.
And boy is she
getting a serious comp deal from Steve splurging while in Vegas. For starters, she's in a two-room villa at the Wynn complete with a private massage room and a private pool. She and her niece also spent serious time getting prepped for the wedding at the hotel's beauty salon. Lastly, while tweeting a pic of her bedroom she let us know that Steve Wynn is "one of Las Vegas's most famous people." You don't say! Other than that, Martha is taking it rather easy in Vegas. We'll see where she ends up late-night tonight.
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When Denny's announced it was painting Neonopolis yellow (and red) the collective response here at VegasChatter was one big meh. Then, word leaked that Denny's newest grand slam location would boast a wedding chapel and the reaction turned to Oh, dear God.
Well, after several delays and months later, Downtown Denny's... ahem... Denny's on Fremont... is now open for business. And, after a food-less night down the street at Commonwealth, this writer was just
desperate hungry enough to check it out. And. It. Was. Awesome.
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The bright yellow facade is just about complete, the interior almost set and the training underway. Denny's is just days away from making its downtown Vegas debut.
The newest eatery on Fremont Street will open its doors in Neonopolis at 3 p.m. this Thursday, November 15. The diner will serve up drinks from a full bar alongside plates of eggs and bacon. A wedding chapel (yes, if you haven't heard yet, marriage will be a grand slam here, too) won't start uniting egg-static couples until early next year, though.
We'll chow down there soon and will bring you a full report.
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With all the Vegas delays going on lately, we thought Denny's would be just another to add to the list. But, it's sounding like we'll be able to stop by for a Grand Slam (or a drink from the full bar... or, who are we kidding, both..) next month.
Today.MSNBC.com is reporting that the diner will open in Neonopolis mid- to late November. When we read that last night, we snorted in disbelief, but then we swung by earlier today and found construction much further along than just a week ago.
Weddings / Getting Married in Vegas / Flamingo / LVH / Mon Bel Ami / Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel / Chapel of the Flowers / Chapelle de l'Amour / → All Tags
There's really no better reason to
rush into a quickie wedding make a lifetime commitment to the one you love than a sequential date. And, Vegas has just the date for you! 10/11/12. Also known as October 11, 2012. Also known as Thursday.
We here at VegasChatter know that sequential wedding dates are chockfull of romantic significance. And, by romantic significance, we mean a good way to guarantee you won't forget your anniversary and end up sleeping on the couch. We've compiled a handful of 10-11-12 Vegas wedding specials for our fellow numeral enthusiasts. Prices range from $99 to $2,795 to accommodate all
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