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You can now host your wedding reception in Antarctica

Fancy celebrating your marriage with penguin-spotting, ziplining and cake-cutting in the snow?

Ed Cunningham
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How’s this for a white wedding? One luxury travel company is offering the chance for you to host your wedding reception on the icy, barren plains of Antarctica… for a hefty price, naturally.

The package is called ‘Celebrating a White Wedding in a White Desert’ and it’s being sold by travel company Red Savannah. And, as you can imagine, it’s far from your typical wedding reception.

After a flight from Cape Town to Antarctica’s Wolf’s Fang runway, guests on Red Savannah’s trip can look forward to a bucketload of action-packed polar activities. The experience features things like ziplining, ice tunnel exploration and penguin-spotting, as well as a trip to the actual South Pole.

Guests stay in futuristic pod camps, with saunas and a cellar full of South African wines. On top of that, the trip also has lots of more conventional wedding stuff like champagne on arrival, a special breakfast and a cake-cutting ceremony.

All this will set you back, predictably, a rather astonishing amount of cash. Prices for Red Savannah’s wedding reception start from $250,000 (£215,000), which covers a wedding party of up to 12 people. In other words, you’ll have to be very selective with your guests.

Now, we know what you’re thinking – isn’t this kind of thing really, really awful for the environment? And yep, you’d likely be correct. Not only are you traipsing all over one of the Earth’s most vulnerable ecosystems, but you’re flying there on a pretty short trip by private jet. While Red Savannah says it’s pledging $1,000 (£852) per person for conservation and sustainability initiatives, it’s difficult to see any way these trips won’t be seriously harmful for Antarctica and the planet in general. Sorry to be party poopers.

In any case, if you’re rich enough not to care about that stuff, Red Savannah’s experience promises a wedding experience genuinely unlike any other. You can find out more on the official website here.  

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