Elope in Nevada

Romantic Places for Weddings in Reno, Vegas, Laughlin & more


When you think about eloping in Nevada, Las Vegas almost immediately comes to mind. But there are certainly other options available to the bride and groom in the Silver State. Think of names like Ruby Mountain, Springs Preserve, Cathedral Gorge and Cave Lake State Park, and you will realize that Nevada is much more than drive through wedding chapels and tacky Elvis suits!

So here's a few choices of packages and places to elope in Nevada - Reno, Laughlin, Lake Tahoe, and yes, Las Vegas...

Elope in Reno, NV

Arch of Reno Wedding Chapel

On North Virginia Street in Reno, you’ll find the Arch of Reno Wedding Chapel. (A second location has also opened at the Sands Regency on Arlington in Reno) It’s considered a complete, one-stop wedding destination and the folks here can look after everything you need for your Nevada Elopement. You can even rent your tux and wedding gown or anything else needed for that special day.

The Tuscan Garden chapel is tiny and perfect for eloping, although you may also choose an off-site location, and the officiate will come to you. Popular wedding venues in the area include parks, golf courses or the lovely Truckee River Walk.

A basic wedding package for two to ten people is $89. You get your choice of chapels, ceremony with music, limo ride for up to six people, minister/officiate and witness, and use of the dressing rooms to get ready.

To upgrade to the Premier Package, simply add $169 to the above price and receive a silk bouquet and boutonniere, custom-made and edited DVD of your ceremony, ten photos of various sizes, and a “rose ceremony”

Gown and tuxedo rental are $50 each, and several upgrades, souvenirs, boutique accessories and even wedding bands can be purchased on-site.

And if you must have an Elvis impersonator at your Nevada elopement, that can be arranged by the Arch of Reno Wedding Chapel too! They really have thought of everything! Call 866-337-1555 for more information.

Laughlin, NV Elope Weddings

The third most popular casino-resort town in Nevada (after Las Vegas and Reno) is the town of Laughlin. It’s located about 90 miles or 140 km south of Vegas on the southernmost tip of Nevada and right next to the Colorado River, surrounded by the Mojave Desert. Laughlin is known for its outdoor activities as well as its gaming and is a great choice for your romantic elopement.

Aquarius Casino Resort

The Aquarius Casino Resort is right on Casino Drive in Laughlin. It’s newly remodeled and offers several options for elopement ceremonies as well as a relaxing place to stay for your honeymoon.

Outdoor weddings are available, starting at $299, or you may prefer the intimate Tulip Package which features simple snacks, a champagne toast and a wedding cake.

The website allows you to submit an online request for more information and planning, or you may call the hotel at 1-800-760-7046.

TIP: A great little outing from Laughlin-- follow the historic Route 66 to the town of Oatman, Arizona. Winding your way through the canyons is a spectacular drive that you will definitely want to share with your loved one.

Oatman was a gold mining town at the turn of the century, and has been kept as authentic as possible for the enjoyment of residents and tourists alike. Go back in time to the Wild West and walk the length of the town on wooden sidewalks as you experience staged gunfights, stage-coach rides and great shops and restaurants. Oatman has been a filming location for several westerns, and talk about romantic: Clark Gable and Carol Lombard honeymooned at the Oatman hotel in 1939.

Lake Tahoe, Nevada Elopement Packages

Lake Tahoe has to rate as one of the most beautiful places to elope in Nevada. We've got a whole special section dedicated packages for couples who want to elope in Nevada at Lake Tahoe.

Eloping in Las Vegas

Treasure Island Elopement Weddings

And finally,” Viva Las Vegas”! Elope in Nevada here and there's a plethora of great places to tie the knot in any style you choose. Let’s take a look at what's available with the Treasure Island elopement wedding packages.From small guest rooms to the 1800 square foot penthouse suite on the 36th floor, the hotel itself is luxurious and unique.

It's your pick: an indoor ceremony at one of the elegant chapels, or take it outside for a pirate ship or pool-side ceremony. Weddings take place daily from 10am to 6pm. A new web casting channel has recently been added so that loved ones and friends can watch the ceremony live, replay it afterwards, or order a DVD.

Package prices range from $750 to $3460 and the minister’s fee is an additional $55 (cash only)

Their Romance Package is a good starting point. For $750 plus tax, you get a ceremony, including 30 minutes of chapel time, wedding coordination, private dressing room, bouquet and boutonniere, simple photography with six 4x6 photos, personalized wedding music and a garter.

For more information, call 800-866-4748 or check out the website.

How to Elope in Nevada

To get married in the State of Nevada, you will need picture identification and social security number. If divorced, you must know the date and location of the divorce decree. The cost of a marriage license is $35-$65 depending on the county, and you must pay in cash. There is no waiting period or blood test required and you have one year to use the license in any area of Nevada. You do not have to be a US citizen to obtain a marriage license.

No common law, same sex or proxy marriages are allowed and you may not marry a relative closer than a second cousin. You cannot get married if you are under the age of 16, (except by special court order and the request must be filed by a parent or legal guardian) If you are 16 or 17, you must have one parent or legal guardian present. A notarized written statement of permission is also acceptable.

Any ordained or licensed clergyman who has a certificate of permission to perform wedding ceremonies can act as officiate, as can a Justice of the Peace.

Requirements may vary from city to city or county to county, especially in Las Vegas, so plan ahead by calling the appropriate Nevada Clerk’s office for the county in which you plan to marry.

(Please Note: This page on Nevada elopement packages is a guide only. Prices for these Nevada weddings as well as requirements for marriages in the state of Nevada can change. Please consult with suppliers and official agencies before making any purchases or set arrangements.)