Viva Las Vegas Wedding in the News, on Television and Magazines

Recent news about Viva Las Vegas wedding chapels...

Britney Spears Las Vegas Wedding Adventure..."Vegas and Weddings: A marriage made in heaven", article by Steve Friess, Special for USA TODAY. Quoted our very own Jamie Richards:

"But the norm is a bit different, several chapel owners say. A wedding like Spears' — she married a childhood friend on the spur of the moment — is unusual. Most involve couples with some romantic relationship and are planned at least a few days or weeks in advance", says Jamie Richards, owner of the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel.

"I hate it when something like (the Spears wedding) happens, because it makes it sound like Vegas weddings are just a dime a dozen," he says. "Yes, they're easy to do, but they're not meaningless. The people who are in this business are still in this business to marry people.

ALSO: Las Vegas Reveiw Journal fetured a story about our Halloween Weddings. Click here to see it!

Celebrity Weddings:  Join all those celebrity couples who have tied the knot in one of the most romantic cities on the planet---Elvis and Priscilla, Erin Brockovich, Richard Gere, Bette Midler, James Caan, David Cassidy, Cindy Crawford, Dudley Moore, Paul Newman, Dennis Rodman and Penn Jillett....just to name a few

Congratulations to Erin Brockovich and her hubby as well as Penn & and Emily Jillette (Penn & Teller) on their wedding here at Viva Las Vegas wedding chapels. Watch their Las Vegas wedding using Realone Player by clicking here.

Recent visitors to our wedding chapels...

Included A & E filming a new television show featuring Viva Las Vegas Weddings. The show is called Married in Las Vegas. We had a great time and do hope you saw the show!  CSI Las Vegas cast and crew visited us. They filmed their 2008 fall opening show called "Viva Las Vegas" at our chapel. We at Viva Las Vegas Weddings had a wonderful time with the cast and crew of CSI Las Vegas!
Also Ashton Kutcher from "That 70's Show and Brittany Murphy from 8 Miles were here with Access Hollywood, no not to get married! But to promote their new film "Just Married"! Watch Access Hollywood the week of December 16th, 2002 to see their interview filmed at Viva Las Vegas!

Most recently our chapel has been featured on the the Christopher Lowell Show - still airing on the Discovery Channel, The tonight show with Jay Leno, CBS Morning Show and The Discovery Channel’s Viva Las Vegas. We’ve been seen on The Travel Channel 12 out of 22 times in specials highlighting Las Vegas. The Discovery and Travel Channel’s listed Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel as a must see in Las Vegas! Congratulations to Ron Decar's Las Vegas Hotel. The "E" & "P" Suite was voted #6 by the TravelChannel’s "Top 10 Hotel Suites in Vegas".

Psssss...a film crew from CMT was recently seen filming in our wedding chapel for a new Television series. Watch Love Nest in February 04 on the CMT channel for a series featuring Ron Decar and Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel!  Spotted in Las Vegas Ed Helm from the Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central) in the Chapel.

Whispers...Sharon Osborne Show, Travel Sick on Comedy Central, Extra, The Ultimate Revenge, Dinner and a Movie on TBS and The View.

You may find yourself part of the many television shows which have featured our weddings: NBC Nightly News, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Christopher Lowell Show, Oprah, E Television, The Billboard Awards, VH1, MTV, The Travel Channel, NBC News, A&E, The Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel (, The Fox Millennium Show, Time Magazine Millennium Edition and Katie Couric of The Today Show. Katie was so intrigued by the variety and style of our weddings that she sent a film crew to feature us on her show.

Best of Las Vegas 2000 and 2002...

Best of Las Vegas 2000 - 2002Our Pick: Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel winner of Best Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, by the Las Vegas Review Journal 2002.

But if you're into a more funky brand of wedding, may we suggest the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel? Name a theme, and the people here are apt to find some way to pull it off, from “Star Trek” to Hawaiian to full-tilt Vegas, complete with showgirls and Elvis. Marriage may be a serious thing, but who says a wedding has to be?

Brought to you by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Nevada's largest daily newspaper March 17, 2002.

Our Pick: Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel winner of Best Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, by the Las Vegas Review Journal 2000.

If history and charm aren't your style, check out the menu of themed weddings at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel. The outgoing crew here offers everything from an Elvis "Blue Hawaii" wedding with hula dancers to an intergalactic-themed wedding, to a "Camelot"-type wedding to a gangster wedding. You know, as "Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire" showed us, it's high time somebody took the seriousness out of marriage.

Brought to you by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Nevada's largest daily newspaper March, 2000.

Elvis Wedding of the Century...

Winter Gardens - Blackpool : Aug 16th/17th/18th 2002. The Official 25th Anniversary

Elvis Wedding of the Century August 16, 2002

In conjunction with: Elvisly Yours, ER Management, Endlessly Elvis, Promised Land, Leisure Parcs

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Elvis Wedding Competition Juliette Massey and Dani Leighton of Manchester.

Juliette and her Romeo, Dani will get married at the "Elvis Experience" in Blackpool on August 16th at 8.45 am then dash to the Airport and fly to Vegas to be married all over again on Elvis' 25th Anniversary. They will be met at Las Vegas Airport by the "Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel" resident 'Elvis' and driven immediately to the Courthouse to obtain their marriage licence. They will then driven to the world famous "Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel", greeted by showgirls for the "Elvis Blue Hawaii" Ceremony.

TV, Radio and Press will be everywhere to record the happy moment with millions of television viewers experiencing this very special event. Before you can catch your breath, after toasting the Wedding with Elvis Presley Champagne they will be whisked away to the Airport to fly to Las Vegas to be married yet again on August 16th in an Elvis Wedding Chapel then spend four nights on honeymoon in Las Vegas in a luxury hotel .... all for FREE.

A wedding dream come true for a UK couple. Click here to watch the video. *You must have realplayer or realone to view this video.

Playboy Magazine...
11 Places to go in North America

Featured in Playboy Magazine June 2002

All Night Long, Ron Decar's Las Vegas Hotel and our chapel are featured as one of 11 places to go in North America by Playboy Magazine!


Valentine's Day puts people in the mood for love…and marriage. Bill Geist visits Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel on their busiest day of the year. Aired February 17, 2002 on the Sunday Morning Show on CBS.

Nevada Magazine

We are featured in the Nevada Magazine 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2008 winning their "Blue Ribbon" Award for our wedding chapel three years in a row!

Time Magazine and more...

Modern Bride
Modern Maturity
Marie Clair
Entertainment Weekly
Showbiz Weekly
One Magazine
Time Magazine
Neveda Magazine
Travel Gaurdian in the United Kingdom
The Holland Sentinel
Playboy Magazine
National Airlines Inflight Magazine

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Time Magazine
Time Mazazine Millennium Edition
E Nevada...

E Nevada Award We were voted one of the 10 most innovated web sites by E Nevada Awards 2001 and IBAN out of 78,000 Nevada business.