License to Wed: Badrutt’s Palace Hotel Tests the Groom

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Badrutt's Palace Hotel, License to Wed

Before you tie the knot, why not see if your fiancé is husband material? Badrutt’s Palace—a beautiful destination wedding venue in St. Moritz, Switzerland—is putting gents to the test with the “License to Wed” challenge. Husbands-to-be partake in a variety of challenges put together by the hotel’s housekeeper Sandra, Butler Josef, and Executive Chef Mauro Taufer. Think washing and ironing test; lessons on gentleman’s etiquette; and a cooking challenge. The “License to Wed” is, in fact, an innovative bachelor party- so the rest of the weekend involves tobaggan rides (or sailing on the hotel’s private yacht in the summer months); a tour of the legendary wine cellar with Sommelier Guiseppe; a lavish dinner at the Chef’s Table; and a pub crawl.

The Badrutt’s Palace Hotel "License to Wed" package is available from December 5, 2013 for a minimum of four people and includes two-night stay in Badrutt’s Palace Hotel in a Superior Single Room priced from $1,627 or a Superior Double Room from $2,694 including breakfast, access to the refreshment bar, movie channels and WiFi Internet. For more information, visit

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