Listen up Bachelor Nation! You can get married at the Palm Springs resort where The Bachelorette filmed season 16 of the cult TV show.
This season—as they have frequently reminded us—is like the times we’re living in: “unprecedented.” For starters, ABC brought in a second bachelorette after Clare rode off into the sunset with Dale just four weeks in. Then Tayshia entered, and she’s already won over the hearts of the guys and America after her first night as the new lead.
And on top of all that drama, we’re in the middle of a global pandemic, so that means no traveling to the lavish countries for the backdrop of the fairytale love story that Bachelor fans have grown accustomed to. The entire cast and crew is quarantined at one resort in Palm Springs, CA where they will film the entirety of the season.
But it’s not all bad. The guys and their bachelorette(s) have been quarantining at the La Quinta Resort and Club set in the Palm Springs desert with picturesque mountains as the background. Not only is the resort beautiful, private, and secluded, it also has a rich history of hosting old-Hollywood stars, like Greta Garbo and Clark Gable, since its opening in 1926. Plus, the resort has lots of options for one-on-one and group date settings. From pools, restaurants, fitness centers, ballrooms, and a spa, La Quinta Resort pretty much has anything you could ever need, including multiple (!!!) wedding venues.
Yes, you and your fiancée can get married on Clare and Tayshia’s Bachelorette playground. From a 16,940 square-foot ballroom to 42 acres of manicured lawn set against the Santa Rosa Mountains, La Quinta Resort is the perfect backdrop for your nuptials—especially if you’re a major Bachelorette fan. Wedding packages start at $1,750 to reserve the ceremony and reception site and a complimentary overnight stay for the bride and groom. Then, of course, tack on food and drinks, which can be chosen from an extensive menu of hors d’oeuvres, first courses, plated dinner entrees, or buffet dinners—and obviously multiple bar packages to choose from, so that your guests have a fully-stocked bar. Plus, you can even hire one of the resort's in-house wedding planner experts! While it’s not the cheapest option in terms of wedding venues, in the words of Chris Harrison, it will certainly make for the “most dramatic” wedding ever—or maybe just the most beautiful.
Perhaps we’ll even see a televised Bachelorette wedding at the resort, ahem, talking to you, Clare and Dale. But in the meantime, the resort is currently open to guests with 620 casitas and suites and 98 villas available to book for your stay. Rates this fall begin at $299 a night, and yes, the El Presidente suite, Clare and Tayshia’s home for the season, is available to book for that full Bachelorette experience.
“As the season unfolds at La Quinta Resort, we look forward to welcoming guests back to our beloved California retreat and helping fans create their own special moments," said Dermot Connolly, General Manager at La Quinta Resort & Club, in a press release. "With its legendary hospitality, serene desert surroundings, and abundance of outdoor space, La Quinta Resort is an ideal setting to make up for lost time and make new memories with friends and family.”
And if you find yourself at La Quinta sooner rather than later, they just launched a “Tuesday’s are for Champagne” package, which includes a bottle of Veuve Clicquot and a gourmet popcorn trio delivered to your guest suite (AKA, everything you need to watch your favorite show…besides the final rose).
And while we are thoroughly enjoying seeing all that La Quinta has to offer this season, we can’t help but miss the iconic original Bachelor mansion. But do not worry—if you’re missing the mansion this season, you can book it on Airbnb instead! For a whopping $6,000 a night, you can stay in the same place that set the stage for some of the most iconic moments in Bachelor history. The mansion, hidden away in the Santa Monica Mountains of Malibu, has seven bedrooms and sleeps up to 13 people.
So if you’re looking for the ultimate Bachelor experience, you may want to start saving up for the trip (or wedding) of a lifetime!