A Nelson Ghost Town elopement is trending:
Having a Nelson Ghost Town elopement is an easy and stress free. That is why it is becoming an increasingly desired spot for Vegas destination wedding couples looking for a unique, fun and picturesque backdrop for their nuptials. It is also considered one of the most romantic places to elope in Vegas. Nelson is on a private property located about an hour away from Las Vegas and is a historical landmark becoming increasingly popular with wedding couples. Nelson is located in the mountains of Eldorado Canyon, Nevada. It has a rich history making it very popular tourist attraction.
In this blog post I will share some of the photos we took from an Eldorado Canyon ghost town wedding I planned for one of my clients, Henk and Iris this summer.
Nelson is still used to this day as a Hollywood studio and backdrop for music videos. In fact 3000 Miles To Graceland was filmed there. This funny and entertaining YouTube video gives a walk through of Nelson Ghost Town also known as Eldorado Canyon Mine.
Check out this YouTube video showing the plane blowing in 3000 Miles to Graceland. It’s a clip from the movie and the plane crash at Nelson is what is left from the explosion.
I am my vendor team of professionals at Custom Las Vegas Weddings had a blast seeing their love and admiring the fun they had there during their Nelson ghost town elopement. What a joy it was to be around them. They were such fun loving people and had quite a laugh. They especially love the romantic vintage atmosphere at Nelson Ghost Town. As you see from the photos, they are so in love and had the time of their life posing and exploring the props and site.
Nelson Ghost town in Eldorado Canyon has an old mine on the property which has daily guided tours. It showcases vintage relics such as old cars and buildings, old buildings, rusty antique trucks and more including a great collection of vintage signs. This makes a great backdrop for Nelson Ghost Town wedding photo tours, creating fun and romantic memories of a lifetime.
Nelson Ghost Town showcases quite a variety of old used vehicles and equipment, even mining equipment that was actually used back in the day when the Techatticup gold mine was operational. There are a host of props to use for the backdrop of a wedding as you can see from the photos below.
Having a Nelson Ghost Town elopement was the best choice for Henk and Iris. Iris is a photo officinato in the Netherlands and loved taking photos herself, even during her own wedding. She loved the vintage theme and it was her love of the idea that prompted them to have a Nelsons Landing wedding. They had such an incredible time exploring and posing for photos with the old props, crashed airplane, air-stream trailer and they even decided to get in the old rusty tubs.
Some people say it only takes only 20 minutes to get to Nelson Ghost Town. I will caution you here on that and add, it really depends on where you start from and what the traffic is like on the day. It has always taken me 1 hour to travel there because the road used to get there is under construction and Las Vegas traffic has become more congested recently.
Here is a map below showing directions to Nelson’s Landing where the Ghost Town is. You will want to leave extra time to get there if you are traveling in your own vehicle.
To get to the Nelson’s Landing take US-95 South toward Boulder City. You will want to keep alert because the Searchlight exit comes up quickly on the right just before you reach Boulder City. It’s a very small sign and easy to miss but if you do miss it you have to go to Boulder City and do a U-Turn. As you travel toward Searchlight there is a large dry lake bed (on your right) at about the ten mile marker. When you pass the dry lake bed, you will a large solar panel field and that is your marker to look to the left. On the left is a very small sign (Exit 165) that says Nelson on your left. Take that exit and drive another 10-12 miles and it will take you right into the town of Nelson, Nevada where the ghost town is.
Custom Las Vegas Weddings helps you plan your for a Nelson Ghost Town wedding. So, if you are feeling overwhelmed call us and we will put together a custom Ghost Town wedding package for you.
We hope to have the opportunity to meet you and be a part of your special day.
What a fun idea! I really never even knew about Nelson Ghost Town and considered using this venue as an option to get married in Vegas. How far away is Nelson from Las Vegas? Is it expensive to elope there?
Hello Charolette, Thanks for your comment and questions. To answer your questions, it isn’t expensive to elope in Nelson Ghost Town. It depends on your budget really. Our packages start at $749 if you want to drive out there yourself. I think that is reasonable for the experience you receive. It has a lot of fantastic props and fun backdrops for the ceremony too. It is about an hour away from Las Vegas so you have to factor in at the minimum 3 hours round trip for the event. Let us know if we can be of service to you and yours.
I was reading over this article and want to give my feedback. I love the Nelson Ghost Town Elopement idea for my fiance and I. We are not looking for something too over the top but really want something fun and unique. This idea seems to fit the bill. How do I go about determining the availability for eloping at Nelson Ghost Town with you?
Hello Earnest. Thank you for tuning in and reading the article and submitting your question. Yes, eloping at Nelson Ghost town is a fantastic experience for couples whether they are eloping or have guests. I accommodate the planning for small or large experiences there. The first thing you would want to do is click here to visit our Nelson Ghost Town wedding package page. Look over the wedding packages. If you don’t see what you want there request a customization of the package by filling out the request form at the bottom. We will get back to you within 24 – 48 hours! Thanks again for visiting and I look forward to speaking with you soon.
I really love this venue. I’m looking forward to reading more about Nelson and seeing more photos because my fiance and I are considering going there this summer. What is the weather like there in early August?
Hello Kelly, Thank you. I am pleased to hear you liked the photos. I am not sure what kind of weather you are used to in the summer. A lot of places in the States have hot and humid weather. Here in August it is mostly dry heat although it feels kind of like a sauna. To avoid the extreme heat of the day a lot of people have the ceremony earlier in the day or later in the day to avoid the full heat of the sun. I wrote an article on the weather here in Vegas you might want to read for more information. Here is the link to an article that explains the weather and gives great tips.