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How to Get Married in Las Vegas

The wedding "capital" of the world, Las Vegas is famous the world over for being THE place to go to get married, especially if you're getting married abroad.

A Vegas wedding still holds an aura of glamour - why not try it yourself?! Get married in a walk-in wedding chapel, have an extravagant ceremony in a glamorous hotel, or even try a drive-through wedding, there's a ceremony to suit all tastes in Las Vegas (with or without Elvis serenading you!). read more

There are so many wedding chapels there you'll be spolit for choice. Most of the hotels also arrange ceremonies, and you can even get married in a helicopter over the Grand Canyon if you so wish!

If you're looking for a wedding destination which doesn't require lots of paperwork, then Vegas is the place, there's no need to wait, just turn up to get your marriage licence before midnight with some ID, and you can even fill in the application form online.  

Vegas is perfect if: you don't like planning and just want to be married; you have been married before and don't want to repeat the type of wedding you had last time; you want to elope (ideal for this!); you don't like paperwork, or just want to have a great time on your wedding day!  

Below are the marriage legalities for Las Vegas so you know what you need to do to get married there.

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How do I get married in Las Vegas?

Legal age for marriage is 18 years for both men and women.


How long do I have to be resident in Las Vegas before I can get married?

There are no residency requirements to get married in Las Vegas.


How do I get a marriage licence in Las Vegas?

Fill in the licence application form and take the documents below to the Clark County’s Marriage Licence Bureau to obtain your marriage licence.


What legal papers do I need to take with me?

If you have been divorced then you must be able to state the month, date and year that the final divorce was granted, and in which state/county and country. You do not have to show a copy of the final decree.
If you have been widowed then you must be able to state the month, date and year that you were widowed and in which state/county and country. You do not have to show a copy of the death certificate.


Please note: this information is for guidance purposes only and liable to change without notice. Please check with your wedding planner in resort or the relevant embassy of the country in which you intend to marry for up to date details before you marry.


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Las Vegas Marriage Registrar's

Marriage License Bureau
201 E Clark Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Tel:+1 702 671 0600
Fax:+1 702 385 8911
Open: 8:00a.m.-Midnight, 7 days a week/365 days a year

( including holidays)