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An incredible 210 couples chose 11/11/11 to commit

The world's most unique wedding venue - Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel , brought together an astonishing 210 couples last weekend, to celebrate last Friday's date of 11/11/11. The chapel set their own all-time record for back-to-back weddings, commitment ceremonies and vow renewals.

There were approximately 3,000 guests joining the marrying couples who visited Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel for this momentous occasion.

Couples approached the venue keen to marry on this memorable date, which only happens every 100 years. It is a perfect (same-numbered) palindrome, reading the same backwards as forwards.

Fifty couples from the UK participated in the mass marriage marathon in Downtown Las Vegas, joining lovebirds from the USA, Australia and many other countries abroad.

Happy couples chose from a number of different themes in separate, private chapels, with ceremonies being carried out by characters such as Elvis, Dr Spock, James Bond, Michael Jackson, Merlin the Magician, the Bluez Brothers, Liberace and the Phantom of the Opera. The chapel also hosted a number of gothic-themed nuptials.

Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel offers a mix of fun and traditional services, for weddings, same-sex commitment ceremonies, and vow renewals. Personal touches such as a champagne toast and the couples' names in lights outside, plus personalised music and vows, are also available.

Chapel founder Ron Decar states: "It was an honour to be a part of so many couples' special day, creating one-of-a-kind memories on this symbolic date in history. Although, we have never before experienced this number of back-to-back ceremonies, every couple was delighted with their own personal experience.

"Each ceremony received the care and personal attention we pride ourselves in offering here at Viva Las Vegas Weddings, and we were pleased along with our guests, with these tremendous celebrations," says Decar.

The day marked a wider recent trend, of more Brits choosing to marry abroad. A recent Mintel survey showed that four out of five British couples now choose the US for their wedding. According to Mintel, the average overseas wedding costs around £4,000 in total compared with the average £16,000 it costs to get married here in the UK.

At Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, packages start at £157.

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About Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel

Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel is a full-service wedding facility situated in in Downtown Las Vegas, dedicated to providing personal attention and exceptional service in a rich and elegant atmosphere. The chapel offers exciting Elvis ceremonies, romantic traditional weddings, a wide range of imaginatively-themed weddings and a full spectrum of wedding reception facilities, all bearing a hallmark class and style. Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel also offers all-inclusive honeymoon packages, offering accommodation in a suite at The Palms Hotel and Casino, and in two stunning private, staffed properties in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel was voted Best Wedding Chapel in the Las Vegas Review Journal's 2011 "Best of Las Vegas" awards and Best Wedding Chapel in Southern Nevada for 2010, by Nevada Magazine's readers. Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel has made TV appearances most recently on GMTV, CSI Las Vegas, the Today Show, VH1, MTV, Animal Planet, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Sharon Osborne Show and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

For more information please contact:

Leila Stocker
Turtle PR
+44 (0)7889 231000


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