Monday, June 17, 2013 | 6 p.m.
Add Electric Daisy Carnival to the list of unique ways to wed in Las Vegas. EDC organizer Insomniac has teamed up with the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapels to give festival attendees the chance to wed at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend.
For the first time, EDC will offer three different wedding packages at two chapels on the festival grounds, seating around 30 to 50 people each. One chapel will offer more formal weddings (both legal and commitment ceremonies available), with the option of a traditional ceremony performed by an EDC minister for $99. Those looking for the full Vegas wedding experience can go for the "Electric Elvis" wedding package for $179, featuring an Elvis-officiated and -serenaded ceremony. Both packages come complete with an "electric daisy bouquet" for the bride.
At the second chapel, fans can enjoy free non-legal renewal and commitment ceremonies on a first come, first serve basis. Couples, friends and groups are all invited to participate in the short-but-sweet ceremonies, which come with souvenir certificates.
Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel is known for offering some of Las Vegas' most creative theme weddings, including its signature Elvis weddings, Tom Jones weddings and Gothic weddings, as well as for its LGBT-friendly ceremonies as the Gay Chapel of Las Vegas.
Manager Brian Mills says the chapel's reputation for unique ceremonies caught the attention of Insomniac founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella, who approached Viva Las Vegas a few weeks ago about partnering for the inaugural EDC chapels.
"We do weddings at Rockabilly Weekend, so we've done this sort of thing before, but nowhere near on this magnitude," Mills says of EDC, which drew approximately 300,000 people across three days in 2012. "This is not going to be a little archway in the corner of the festival. When you think about what Vegas is known for, it's for this festival and it's for weddings. So we're really excited. This is something we're really behind, and we're getting anxious, in a good way."
Ceremonies are available from 9:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. from Friday through Sunday at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Couples seeking legal weddings are responsible for obtaining a marriage license from the Marriage Bureau prior to their arrival at Electric Daisy Carnival.
For full package details, reservation information and marriage license information, visit the Electric Daisy Carnival website.