Clark County Commissioners and County Clerk Lynn Goya turned the famous Welcome to Las Vegas sign red, pink and white today for Marriage Month and to honor the 5 million love stories that have makes Las Vegas the wedding capital of the world.
“There’s no better place to get married than here in Las Vegas,” Commissioner Michael Naft said. “We have many resorts, top chefs and unparalleled entertainment options to keep the celebration going long after the ceremony is over.”
“Whether you’re a local or a tourist, Las Vegas has everything you need for the perfect wedding,” Commissioner William McCurdy II said. “We’re thrilled to help celebrate Wedding Month and can’t wait to congratulate our 5 millionth couple.”
“February is always a popular month due to Valentine’s Day, but this year is even more exciting due to the special dates 2-2-22, 2-20-22 and 2-22-22. Additionally, we are planning to issue our 5 millionth marriage license soon,” Registrar Goya said. “I want to thank all the couples who have helped us reach this milestone and made us the marriage capital of the world.”
The welcome sign event is just one of many special activities planned for Wedding Month here, including the planned issuance of the 5 millionth marriage license since Clark County was founded in 1909.
A temporary marriage license office is open at Harry Reid International Airport until February 22. Couples can also obtain a marriage license at the main office of the Marriage License Bureau at 201 E. Clark St. in downtown Las Vegas. The main office is on the south side of the Regional Justice Center, just three blocks south of the Fremont Street Experience, and is open 8 a.m. to midnight daily, including holidays.
Couples coming to Las Vegas to get married are encouraged to complete a pre-application for a marriage license, which can be found on the county clerk’s new website at weddings.vegas. (Select “Marriage License Application” in the upper left corner of the website.) After completing the online application, the couple will receive a reference number which they can show to the Assistant Registrar at any branch of the Bureau marriage licenses. Couples wishing to obtain a marriage license must present appropriate identification, such as a driver’s license or passport (a full list of authorized identification documents and other information is available on the Registrar’s webpage) . Marriage licenses cost $102. The Marriage License Bureau, a division of the Clark County Clerk’s Office, issues approximately 80,000 marriage licenses per year and is generally the busiest in the world. Typically, more than 1,500 marriage licenses are issued in the days leading up to and including Valentine’s Day, about double the number of licenses issued during a non-holiday period. Couples can find a directory of wedding services and vendors on WeddingChamber.Vegas. The wedding industry is also an important component of our tourism economy, as people who come to Clark County to attend a wedding or get married generate more than $2.5 billion in annual economic activity, including for accommodation, entertainment, restaurants and other non-gaming activities.
Officials lit red, pink and white bulbs installed on the welcome sign during a brief ceremony in front of the sign, which is on Las Vegas Boulevard, south of Russell Road. Bulbs, usually yellow, surround the edge of the panel. Like the famous Las Vegas Strip, the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign is in unincorporated Clark County.
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 11and-the largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors per year (2019). Included are the 7 of the nationand– Busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the largest public hospital in the state, 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.