RISMEDIA, June 13, 2007-With more than 112,000 marriage licenses issued in 2006, Las Vegas is already known?as the wedding capitol of the world. But couples wishing for an extra bit of luck before they roll the dice on marriage are heading to Las Vegas for the luckiest day of the century, 7-7- 07. Whether they are getting married in Paris, Venice or paradise, 2007 may rival past years for weddings. Many of the Las Vegas Strip’s resorts have been so inundated with requests for weddings, they have extended chapel hours and found new locations for ceremonies.
The following is a partial listing of special wedding packages created for this one-of-a-kind date:
– For the romantics looking to get married beach-side, Mandalay Bay is offering couples the perfect Las Vegas ‘lucky 7’ ceremony on the Mandalay Beach for $1,777.00. The combined service offers weddings, renewals and commitment ceremonies and includes a catered buffet, champagne toast, open bar, entertainment by KC and the Sunshine Band and allows the couple to bring two guests.
– The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino has expanded its wedding ceremony capacity and will now be able to perform an unprecedented 77 weddings; three times the number typically conducted on a busy day. In order to accommodate this increase, The Venetian has extended the hours of operation at all three of its existing wedding locations: The Venetian Wedding Chapels, the bridge in the Ponte al di Piazza and on a Venetian gondola.
– The chapel at Paris Las Vegas is booked solid with more than 35 couples tying the knot. To accommodate more guests, the resort has converted convention space and will perform a mass wedding for 14 couples at 7:30 p.m.
– The Flamingo Las Vegas has 77 weddings scheduled and is performing ceremonies from 7 a.m. to midnight. To accommodate the increase in weddings, another venue has been opened in addition to the regular six areas in the hotel where weddings are performed.
With hundreds of chapels to choose from in Las Vegas, couples also have the option to marry off the Las Vegas Strip. At the Chapel of the Flowers, for example, more than 110 weddings are already planned, with a wait list nearly as long. Unlike Valentine’s Day, these are big weddings, with couples bringing as many as 60 guests. All the main chapels have been booked and a special fourth chapel has been opened.
While weddings are the focus of this lucky day, other resorts and restaurants are taking full advantage of 7-7-07. After their wedding ceremony, couples and guests can head to one of Wolfgang Puck’s restaurants, and enjoy a Strawberry Hardway, a specialty cocktail created just for 7-7-07. The name is based on the blackjack hand called The Hardway, a card combination of 7-7-7 (21).
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas also has two special packages that will make anyone feel lucky. The first package, “Seven Ways of Wonderment,” is $7,707 and includes a two-night stay on the 7th floor, seven hours of treatments at The Ritz-Carlton Spa for two, 7-course dinner with wine pairings at the hotel’s restaurant, 7 a.m. tee time for two players at either Reflection Bay or The Falls Golf Club at Lake Las Vegas and a $777 shopping spree at Neiman Marcus. The second package, “Savory Sensations of Seven,” begins at $777. This package includes a one-night stay on the 7th floor, a 7- course dinner at Medici Cafe and Terrace, a 70-minute spa treatment for two and 7-themed breakfast.
For more information, visit http://www.VisitLasVegas.com.