Zoo/wildlife sanctuary with comfortable overnight accommodations
April 11, 2014 9:44 AM Subscribe
I'm helping come up with location ideas for a small wedding for a couple that loves animals and trying to find locations like zoos or wild animal parks/sanctuaries in North or Central America where there are nice, comfortable overnight guest accommodations for ~15 on the grounds of the facility.
posted by arnicae to Travel & Transportation (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The couple plans to have 15 guests and pay airfare and three nights lodging for their guests (Yes, it is a destination wedding, but they're paying the freight). The guests are in the western U.S. and the wedding will be at the end of February. They love animals and their first idea was to do the wedding (and accommodation) at a southern California zoo. Our first idea was the San Diego Safari park, but in addition to being expensive ($15k for a single night) the staff was concerned that our guests might get cold/wet in tents in February.
We're trying to think of other ideas. They think they can afford airfare for 15 to Central America, but anywhere farther afield is out of the question (so Africa is unfortunately not an option). They have several older guests so are looking for more comfortable places. They will not be having a formal ceremony, no event set-up required, just a space to all be together.
Anyone with any other suggestions? Thanks