Exhibition on the capital of marriage open until May 4
For more than half a century, Las Vegas has been known as the Wedding Capital of the World™, home to numerous chapels and celebrity weddings. The Clark County Clerk’s Office sponsored this new exhibit to honor this legacy industry as the county celebrates its five million love stories since the county was founded in 1909. The exhibit is a glimpse into the early days of the Las Vegas wedding industry, showcasing the legacy wedding chapels from 1909 to the 1960s that spawned a global brand. In addition to the exhibit, vintage wedding dresses through the ages, provided by Bridal Spectacular.
Clark County Clerk Lynn Marie Goya worked with historian and preservationist Cynthia Ammerman on the exhibit. Local bridal show producer Laura Covington of Bridal Spectacular enriches the exhibition with wedding dresses from her personal archives.
The free exhibit appears through May 4, 2022 in the Rotunda Gallery at the Clark County Government Center in downtown Las Vegas at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. The Gallery and Government Center are open to the public Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
This traveling exhibit is available for display at resorts, municipalities and other locations throughout the year. To reserve this exhibit or any portion of the exhibit, please send a request to email@example.com.
The Marriage License Bureau, a division of the County Clerk’s Office, issued over 77,000 marriage licenses in 2021 and is the most popular wedding destination in the world. Couples can find a directory of wedding services and vendors at www.WeddingChamber.Vegas. The wedding industry accounts for four percent of all visitors who come to Clark County, including couples and guests. Wedding tourism in Clark County generates $2.5 billion in economic activity annually, including lodging, entertainment, restaurants, and other non-gaming activities. For more information or to apply for a marriage license, go to https://weddings.vegas.
Urban planner and historian Cynthia Ammerman focuses on history and culture through the built environment. His knowledge of jazz history and place-making has been recognized by the National Register of Historic Places, UNESCO Heritage Tourism & Sustainability Planning in the United States and South America, and the Rolling Stones Cultural Council.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing superior service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the 11th largest county in the nation and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors per year (2019). Included are the nation’s 7th busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services, and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The county also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million people in the unincorporated area. These include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.