Out of all of the spectacular locations to tie the knot in and around Las Vegas, no other place compares to the splendor of the Grand Canyon. Grand Canyon weddings are the perfect option for couples who love being out in nature, yet want to be near the attractions of Las Vegas for fun after the wedding ceremony.
There are many different options for Grand Canyon weddings, from simple ceremonies with a few guests and a minister, to weddings in the Grand Canyon aboard a seven-person helicopter.
If you're the daring type, you may want to consider saying your vows aboard a helicopter flying over the Grand Canyon. The bride, groom, and up to three guests will board a helicopter in Las Vegas. Once you reach the Grand Canyon, a religious or civil ceremony will take place on the floor of the canyon. The Vegas Grand Canyon wedding will be followed with a champagne toast and, depending on which package the bride and groom choose, a wedding cake and light appetizers. Once the helicopter departs, the wedding party will take an aerial tour of nearby Lake Mead, the Hoover Dam, and the Las Vegas Strip. Grand Canyon weddings aboard a helicopter normally range in price between $3000-$5000, depending on the length of the ceremony and number of guests aboard the helicopter. Certain chapels located in the city of Las Vegas, such as the Graceland Wedding Chapel, provide the service of performing your wedding at the Grand Canyon and taking care of all the little details so you can better enjoy the moment, so don't feel restricted to chapels in the immediate vicinity of the Grand Canyon.
Some couples simply obtain a marriage license from the Clark County courthouse and find a minister or a public official to marry them at one of the canyon's many scenic lookout points, such as the Grand Canyon Skywalk or Shoshone Point.
The Grand Canyon Skywalk is by far the most sought after location for weddings in the Grand Canyon. The skywalk hovers over 4,000 feet above the canyon and the Colorado River. Even if you aren't getting married on the skywalk, you may want to have your photographer take pictures at the canyon.
The South Rim Shoshone Point is also a breathtaking location for a wedding ceremony. The lookout point offers beautiful views of the canyon as well as several picnic tables for weddings in the Grand Canyon. The lookout point can be reserved from the Grand Canyon National Park several months in advance of your Vegas Grand Canyon wedding.
Although most people get married at the Grand Canyon during the day, many couples wait until the late afternoon or early evening so they can get married under the light of a Grand Canyon sunset. The canyon can get chilly at night, so if you decide on an evening Vegas Grand Canyon wedding, make sure to bring warm clothing. No matter what type of wedding ceremony you decide on, you can be sure your wedding will be made special with the Grand Canyon in the background.