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Pop-up Marriage License Bureau at LAS Airport

Thinking about getting married or renewing your vows in Las Vegas, the “Wedding Capital of the World,” on or around Valentine’s Day?

You’re far from alone.

Getting married in Las Vegas around Valentine’s Day is so popular that the clerk’s office in Clark County, Nevada typically issues more than 1,500 marriage licenses around Valentine’s Day.

That’s about twice the number of licenses issued during a non-holiday period. And can lead to long lines at the County Clerk’s office downtown.

The Clark County Clerk’s office is all about love.

And to save time for lovebirds flying into Las Vegas, for the fifth year, the clerk’s office has set up a temporary marriage license office at Harry Reid International Airport (LAS).

The pop-up clerk’s marriage license burea will be open through February 14, Valentine’s Day in the Terminal 1 baggage claim area near Carousel 5.

Hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

The temporary office will only issue marriage licenses and vow renewal certificates. And will only accept credit/debit card payments to cover the $102 marriage license fee.

Tips for Lovebirds

If you’re thinking of getting married in Las Vegas, here are some tips from the Clark County Clerk’s Office to help move the process along smoothly:

*To save time, fill out a marriage license pre-application. You’ll find the forms on the County Clerk’s website at weddings. vegas. (Select “Marriage License Application” from the top left corner of the website.)

*After completing the application online, note the reference number. Bring that with you to the pop-up marriage license bureau.

*And bring proper identification, such as a driver’s license or passport.

The Marriage License Bureau, a division of the Clark County Clerk’s Office, issues about 80,000 marriage licenses annually and is one of the busiest in the world. In 2022, there were 79,279 licenses issued. That’s the highest since 2016 when 81,325 licenses were handed out.

Beer-to-go at Anchorage International Airport

In November, 2012, a store called the Liquor Library opened at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, offering wine, beer, liquor, mixers and other to-go party items in the Terminal 1 baggage claim area.

The to-go trend continues with the opening of a branch of the Silver Gulch brewery at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC).

Silver Gulch, a brewery and retail outlet near Fairbanks, Alaska, opened its airport branch on December 1st and sells growlers and six packs of beer, including Epicenter (named after the 1964 earthquake), Cheechako (a term used to describe a newcomer to Alaska) and 40 Below.

Dance video booth at Las Vegas airport

Here’s a fun – and funny – airport amenity that you’ll only find at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas: a Dance Heads Video Booth

Located near Gate D-5, this booth looks like a photo booth, but is actually a video booth that lets you pick from one of 45 songs (Elvis – of course – Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, James Brown and others) then superimposes your face over animated videos of dancers. Then it makes a recording. For $10, you get a DVD copy of the “performance.” Extra copies, $10 as well.

If you try it out, be sure to send a copy along to