Las Vegas has long been known as a place where brides and grooms can go to elope, or to celebrate a quickie wedding. Choosing how to celebrate that wedding is now much more difficult than selecting a little wedding chapel off the strip. Available options are seemingly limitless, and while ceremonies can still take place in those historic little chapels, they can also be taken to a whole new level of extravagance. You need not take on the role of wedding planner in order to earn your commission, you just need to connect with some of the talented and experienced professionals who will help you make marriage magic for your clients, such as the ones below.
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Graceland Wedding Chapel
Started back in 1947, and originally named “Gretna Green Wedding Chapel” the Graceland Wedding Chapel was renamed after Elvis Presley visited in late 1967. Since the King of Rock n Roll’s visit, many famous musicians and movie stars have either married or renewed their vows here, and others have stopped by to pay a visit. Jon Bon Jovi was married here, then 10 years later came to renew his vows, and returned again for his 20 year anniversary with his wife and two teenaged sons. His 10-year celebration was part of a nation wide radio promotion where 75 couples came to the chapel and renewed their vows or said “I Do!” with the popular rock star. Afterward, they were treated to a private Bon Jovi concert performed in the parking lot. Last year, over 8,500 couples either tied the knot or renewed their vows at the chapel, and roughly 35% of that number came from overseas. The Graceland Wedding Chapel’s packages include professional photographs, flowers, limousine service that includes five white stretch Lincoln Town Cars and one 1967 Pink Cadillac, DVD recordings, internet streaming of the ceremonies, wedding cakes, and of course Elvis! Contact General Manager Brandon Reed at 702-382-0091, or visit www.gracelandchapel.com
CHAPEL OF THE FLOWERS
Established nearly 60 years ago, family owned and operated Chapel of the Flowers is an award winning, full-service, elegant and traditional wedding chapel located on the famous Las Vegas Strip. The chapel is known for its artistic photography, attention-to-detail, personalization, responsive customer service and cutting-edge technology. Chapel of the Flowers gives couples their dream wedding on a Vegas timeline and budget. It features three elegant wedding chapels as well as a beautiful outdoor gazebo and glass garden. The cobblestone-accented grounds and lush landscaping on the one-acre property create a variety of options to capture that picture-perfect moment. Wedding packages include options such as fully-equipped white limousines; videography where a couple goes home with their ceremony DVD that same night; world-class wedding photography; and a full-service florist, making fresh, custom bouquets and flower arrangements on a daily basis. Additionally, the Las Vegas wedding chapel offers live Internet viewing to cater to the destination bride, and was the first chapel to broadcast ceremonies live on the internet. They love to work with agents, and have a generous tiered compensation package of up to 25 percent, based on the number of ceremonies booked in a year. Agents need to be set up as TA Affiliates, and can then book directly into their system. Visit www.littlechapel.com or call 702-735-4331.
TUSCANY WEDDING CHAPEL
At the Tuscany Suites and Casino, you can put your clients in the capable hands of the staff at Tuscany Wedding Chapel, and they will pay $50 commission for each completed wedding package to referring travel agents. The chapel will contact the wedding couple directly to make all of the arrangements. Ceremonies take place inside the chapel, and photographs are taken inside as well as outside on the balcony. This quaint wedding chapel has a Tuscan flair, and accommodates ceremonies for just the bride and groom, to those with a maximum of 100 guests. The white columns and stained glass window inserts enhance the charm, and the enchanting balcony creates the perfect ambiance for wedding photographs. Receptions can be arranged at any of the on-site restaurants, including Marilyn’s Cafe, Tuscany Gardens, the Cantina, and the on-site catering department offers the more “traditional” reception with private rooms and the options of a dance floor, private bartender, head and gift tables, cake service and choices of linen colors. Contact Dominique Gordon, Wedding Chapel Director at 888-248-2077, or visit www.tuscanylv.com
Making it Legal
It is easy to get a marriage license in Las Vegas - no waiting period or blood test is required. Clerks issue licenses from 8am through midnight every day, including holidays at the Clark County Marriage License Bureau www.clarkcountynv.gov. The legalities could not be easier, and now with your help, clients can celebrate their special day against the backdrop of the dazzling lights and the spectacular sites on the strip. For more information and an unlimited number of wedding options, visit www.lvcva.com