Permanent Elvis Presley Exhibit, Venue and Wedding Chapel Coming to Las Vegas
Together with the Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Elvis Presley's Graceland has announced a permanent exhibit honoring the King of Rock and Roll in Sin City.
Graceland Presents Elvis: The Exhibition -- The Show -- The Experience will feature hundreds of artifacts from Graceland, walking visitors through Presley's entire life, including his upbringing in Tupelo, Miss., the beginning of his career in Memphis, his time in Hollywood and Las Vegas and his life at Graceland. The artifacts in the rotating exhibits include Presley's high school yearbooks, his first gold album, his 1957 Harley Davidson motorcycle, some of his treasured cars, jewelry and stage clothes, including the outfit he wore on stage at his first concert at the International Hotel in 1969.
“After a 40-year absence, it’s time for the authentic Elvis Presley to return to Las Vegas,” says Joel Weinshanker, managing partner of Graceland Holdings, LLC. “Elvis redefined live entertainment in Las Vegas, so there’s no better location for this new venture than the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, the very site where more people saw Elvis perform live than anywhere else in the world. The extensive exhibition, live shows and wedding chapel will together create an unprecedented Elvis experience for visitors.”
A venue inside the Westgate, newly renamed the Elvis Presley International Showroom, will feature live entertainment, and the new Elvis Presley's Graceland Wedding Chapel will give couples the opportunity to get married in the style of the King.
“Elvis is synonymous with Las Vegas and this property, so we are tremendously excited to have this new attraction and live show here to entertain Las Vegas visitors,” David Siegel, CEO of Westgate Resorts, says. “It is a true honor to join forces with Elvis Presley’s Graceland to bring Elvis to the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. We are thrilled to have Elvis back in the building.”
Graceland Presents Elvis: The Exhibition -- The Show -- The Experience is set to open on April 23. More information can be found at Graceland.com.