Vegas Weddings for You, (702) 914-0198, www.vegasweddings4u.com; Lake Las Vegas Resort, (702) 568-7383, www.lakelasvegas.com; Adventure Balloons, (702) 247-6905, www.smilerides.com.



Historic weddings

The Little Church of the West has been marrying couples since 1942. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and has been home to celebrity weddings throughout the decades (Zsa Zsa Gabor, Richard Gere).

A Little White Wedding Chapel has been featured on several shows including "Entertainment Tonight," "Good Morning, America" and the Discovery Channel. Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow were married here.

The Little Church of the West, 4617 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89119; (800) 821-2452, www.littlechurchlv.com; the Little White Wedding Chapel, 1301 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89119; (800) 545-8111, www.littlewhitechapel.com.



Casino chapel weddings

There are wedding chapels in just about every casino hotel both on and off the Strip. These are great options for those who want the fun of marrying in Las Vegas but don't need the hype of Elvis or helicopters.

The Stratosphere's Chapel in the Clouds is on the 103rd and 104th floors, high above the Las Vegas valley. Bellagio offers a stylish elegance to match any non-Vegas wedding. Mandalay Bay's chapel offers a contemporary nonreligious feel, and the Golden Nugget's new chapel overlooks the pool and shark tank aquarium.

Note that on busy weekends casino chapel weddings can be as short as 30 minutes — 15 minutes for the ceremony and 15 minutes for photos.

Lucky 7-7-7 weddings

Most hotel chapels are already booked and running weddings every 30 minutes on this auspicious day (July 7, 2007, a.k.a. 7-7-7), many resorts such as Mandalay Bay and Caesars have added mass-wedding events.

At the Travel section's deadline, Caesars had yet to release the name of its officiant, but the Little White Wedding Chapel still had "Pink Cadillac" packages available. For those with a larger party, try calling some of the lesser-known golf courses or a hotel catering department to have your nuptials and reception in a banquet room.