LAS VEGAS -- Take two moonstruck Trekkies, beam them into Las Vegas
-- the wedding capital of the world -- set them down inside the Las
Vegas Hilton, and stand by as "Star Trek: The Experience" launches
a wedding ceremony that's "out of this world" for the bride and
groom and up to 30 guests.
$70 million attraction, which regularly transports visitors aboard
the USS Enterprise and into a shuttlecraft, now offers couples two
wedding packages that allow them to plight their troths on the
bridge of the intergalactic spaceship in the presence of Star Trek
Attraction officials said they decided to offer the packages --
the Admiral's Wedding, priced at $3,000, and the Captain's Wedding,
priced at $2,000 -- after they received more than 50 requests for
weddings last year. The Admiral's plan includes 90 minutes on the
bridge of the Enterprise for rehearsal and ceremony; four Star Trek
characters during the ceremony; photography featuring three rolls
of film plus negatives; a wedding video, and up to 30 tickets to
the "Voyage Through Space and History of the Future" exhibit for
the bridal party.
The Captain's package features one hour on the bridge; two Star
Trek characters; photography featuring two rolls of film plus
negatives, and up to 15 tickets to the "Voyage Through Space and
History of the Future" exhibit for wedding party members.
Both packages include the services of an officiant; bouquet and
boutonniere for the bride and groom; a commemorative wedding
certificate; his and her Star Trek watches; a brass plaque with the
wedding date on display at Quark's Bar & Restaurant, and an
Encounter 2001 flight kit.
Couples also can book one of two different wedding receptions at
the adjoining Quark's Bar & Restaurant. A minimum of 10 people
The Balosnee reception runs $65 per person, while the Haven
reception costs $95 per person. Included are an appetizer, an
entree, beverages, champagne for the bride and groom, a wedding
cake, the services of a wait staff and tax and gratuity.
Brides- and grooms-to-be also can modify their wedding or
reception package with a range of extras, including live
entertainment, premium bar at reception, champagne toast for all
guests, additional flowers at ceremony or reception, photographs at
the molecular imaging chamber in the Deep Space Nine promenade,
Star Trek favors for guests and extra tickets for the Voyage
Through Space and History of the Future exhibit. Las Vegas Hilton,
Phone: (800) 732-7117 or (702) 732-5537.