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Going to the Chapel: Top Shotgun Wedding Spots in Vegas

September 11, 2014
Written by: Yasha Wallin

When you just can’t wait to say “I do”, Sin City has got you covered. Vegas is nicknamed “Marriage Capital of the World” because it’s easy, quick, and cheap to get a marriage license here. And if Elvis officiants, drive-through ceremonies, 24-hour options and other quirky ways to tie the knot are your thing, look no further than the strip. Below are our top shotgun wedding spots for the lucky in love—and when you’re all done with the nuptials, take a quick mini-moon at the new SLS Las Vegas to celebrate!

A Little White Chapel Tunnel of Love
Britney Spears’ famous 55-hour marriage was celebrated here, along with the likes of Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow. Many a celeb has tied the knot at this 24 hour wedding spot. Drive through in your own car or take them up on an all inclusive wedding package.


Mobile Wedding Wagon
For a mobile wedding, just call the Vegas Wedding Wagon. They’ll come and meet the happy couple with everything needed for the perfect shotgun wedding. Get married under the famous “Welcome to Vegas” sign or any other iconic Vegas spot.


Grand Canyon Helicopter Wedding
A little less shotgun and a little more bling, with three days notice you can enjoy a helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon and be married by Johnny Cash. All inclusive packages are available, so all you really need to think through is the $4,000 bill.

Grand canyon

Graceland Chapel
If having Elvis as a chaplain is your style, you can’t go wrong at the Graceland Chapel. For $199 “The King” will escort the bride-to-be down the aisle, sing two songs and marry you. And don’t forget the Elvis and Priscilla marriage certificate you’ll receive at the end.


ShotGun Weddings
Take the meaning of “shotgun wedding” literally at The Gun Store. They’ll wed you and round the whole thing off with a shotgun to celebrate. For some folk, apparently exotic firearms can be romantic.