Will Bachelor Chris Soules get married on the live After the Final Rose special on March 9? According to Reality Steve, a “first in ATFR history” will take place right after Chris gives out his final rose, but fans may be disappointed if they think they will see a live wedding after the final rose ceremony.
The live After the Final Rose special will air right after the final rose ceremony on Monday night, and Reality Steve states that “it looks like” the show will broadcast live from the Hotel Julien Dubuque in Iowa, instead of from the usual studio Los Angeles. Fans who follow the show closely will remember that the Episode 7 rose ceremony was filmed at the hotel — that’s where Chris said goodbye to Jade.
However, the Hotel Julien Dubuque set the record straight today, posting a message on their Facebook page to correct what Reality Steve assumed.
“We have been fielding many questions regarding The Bachelor‘s ‘After the Final Rose’ special and want to emphasize that it will not be taking place at our hotel or in Dubuque… However, the hotel was still involved in the season finale, confirming that Chris, Becca and Whitney filmed the final episode of the Bachelor back in November.”
Dwight Hopfauf, General Manager of the Hotel Julien Dubuque states that “this is the first time ever that a hotel in the United States has been chosen for the filming of a finale episode of the Bachelor!”
So, there’s your big “first” — but it has nothing to do with the live After the Final Rose special.
— Hotel Julien Dubuque (@HotelJulien) February 17, 2015
WetPaint reports that Chris will take Whitney and Becca on their final dates in Dubuque, and will meet up with his family in Arlington. Mostly because there are no hotels in Arlington — they have to stay somewhere, so why not a gorgeous hotel with enough rooms to house more than half of the population in Chris’ tiny home town?
Reality Steve still maintains that the final rose will be given out in Arlington, on a farm owned by his family. Will fans see Chris and the lady he chooses ride off into the sunset on a tractor? Sounds like the corny (yes, that’s a farm pun) type of ending Bachelor fans have come to expect.
Previews of the finale shown at the end of the Women Tell All special show Chris walking across the wide-open, snow covered land on the Soules family farm, apparently headed to the final rose ceremony. Let’s hope they provided the future Mrs. Soules some cold weather gear to wear during the proposal, and an extra blanket and some tissue for the girl he sends home.
Tune in to watch the three-hour Bachelor season finale, including the After the Final Rose special, starting at 8 p.m. ET on March 9. Watch on your local ABC channel or live online via ABC’s livestream.