Search:     Advanced search

Rev. Roland August

Article ID: 43
Last updated: 12 Dec, 2016
Add comment
Views: 10076
Comments: 0
Posted: 14 Mar, 2012
by vegasgroom.
Updated: 12 Dec, 2016
by vegasgroom.


Contact Info: 702-743-7021 or

Pricing and services: 

  • Officiant services anywhere in Nevada basically.  He can perform religious ceremonies, casual, a mix of the two or even an Elvis ceremony.  Obviously the further he has to travel, if you're going to be married somewhere unusual, the more it will cost due to the time involved, but his rates are very reasonable.
  • You can request him if you're getting married in one of Mandalay's ceremony services, whether it be their chapels or outside venues.
  • You can request him if you're getting married at The Elvis Wedding Chapel of Las Vegas; he performs ceremonies for them as well, as Elvis:

Bonus Info:

  • If you watch Katy Perry's "Waking up in Vegas" video, Rev Roland is the one playing Elvis in the Elvis wedding ceremony portion of the video.
  • If you're considering booking any of the Mandalay ceremony venues, or hiring Rev Roland directly, the good news is there's a clever way you can watch ceremonies he's done IF they were at Mandalay AND the people getting married paid extra for the live video feed of their wedding.  Here's what you do:
  1. Visit this website:
  2. Watch for new weddings to show up on most Fridays and Saturdays; if the bride/groom paid for video access for guests, you can watch them, or you can look up past weekends during wedding season and you’ll frequently find weddings that have video you can watch.  It can be more difficult to find videos during the slower seasons since not as many weddings occur, and not as many of those that do pay for the video streaming.
  3. Keep in mind that Rev Roland most often does the Mandalay Valley of the Falls ceremonies and not as often on the inside ceremonies; you can request him either way, but if you're just searching for him, the VOTF ceremonies will have better luck.

People who have used this vendor (sorted by date) and link to the review:

TK threads mentioning this vendor:

My opinion:

Okay, so given the choice, my wife would have had our ceremony in a church with a priest, and I'd have had it in Vegas... get the feeling I won that debate?   Don't worry, post-wedding she can't imagine having done it any other way; our wedding was perfect.  However, a huge part of the wedding ceremony is the officiant, and I wanted to find an officiant to marry us that would be able to include some of the religious elements she wanted, while not putting me to sleep.  The second criteria was that the ceremony could not sound like it was the 300th ceremony the officiant has done this year.  I started researching options online and began cyber-stalking the Mandalay wedding video website watching every wedding I could.

After doing that for a while, I started to notice one person I thought was great; he was serious at times, funny at others and always seemed very sincere; turns out it was Rev Roland August, aka Rev Roland.  I contacted him and determined that he is available for hire independent of the Mandalay chapel; since we did not use their chapel.

He gave us exactly what we wanted; he met with us at our rehearsal dinner the night before for a bit, he was punctual the following day and spoke to my wife and I for a decent amount of time again.  By the time the ceremony occurred, guests would have sworn he was a close friend we brought with us to Vegas.  You can see a much more detailed review from me at along with some pictures; I really think you can't go wrong.

This article was:  
Add comment
Prev   Next
Rabbi Craig Rosenstein     Paper (Invites, STD's, etc.)