It’s a fixture of Vegas. A landmark on the Strip. It’s been immortalized in numerous TV collection and movies, however it was additionally the real-life website of (considered one of) Frank Sinatra’s marriage ceremony(s), in addition to (considered one of) Judy Garland’s and (considered one of) Britney Spears’, too.
And now, it’s promoting for $12 million.
A Little White Chapel, which first opened its doorways in 1951 and later expanded to incorporate a drive-thru “Tunnel of Love” marriage ceremony chapel (amongst different on-site marriage ceremony companies), has hit the Las Vegas actual property market, as the unique proprietor is lastly prepared at hand over the reins.
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“It’s been an exquisite time however it’s another person’s flip,” mentioned Charlotte Richards, who has owned and operated the chapel for 68 years, in a press release to Fox 5 Vegas.
Richards first purchased the chapel, which initially consisted of just one room, for $50,000, however quickly invested in extra facilities, like on-site robe and tux leases, florist companies, songs from Elvis impersonators, in addition to the aforementioned drive-thru chapel. The constructing now accommodates 5 chapels in complete, a few of which have served as the positioning of well-known — and notorious — marriage ceremony ceremonies.
Along with Frankie, Jude and Britney, notable celebrities who married at A Little White Chapel – additionally generally known as “A Little White Marriage ceremony Chapel” – embrace Patty Duke, James Caan, Rita Hayworth, Mickey Rooney (twice), Michael Jordan, Mary Tyler Moore, and even Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, amongst many others.
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Richards herself presided over a number of of these, she says, and in complete, the officiants at her chapel have overseen the marriages of greater than 1 million glad (no less than momentarily) . She additionally as soon as informed “Property Man” Bob Massi that she has by no means charged a navy member for marriage companies on the chapel.
Now, nevertheless, she’s prepared for an additional enthusiastic, hopeless romantic to proceed the chapel’s legacy.
“I must decelerate and let another person take over,” Richards informed Fox 5 Vegas.
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The property, which sits on 1 acre of land on S. Las Vegas Boulevard, is represented by Steve Khalilzadegan of Savi Realty — and he says the $12 million asking worth is a steal.
In the present day there’s land close by on Las Vegas Blvd that’s at the moment listed at $30,000,000 an acre. At checklist worth with a longtime enterprise and world title recognition, I really feel that is a tremendous worth,” Khalilzadegan mentioned in a press launch.
“It’s a rarity to have such a very iconic Las Vegas landmark come to market,” he added. “ events have already reached out to me straight from world wide on this distinctive itemizing.”