Re: Amok Time doesn't make sense.
I agree that the place was unusual. We saw another marriage in ENT's "Home" taking place in the backyard of a house so I guess that Sarek being an influential figure has something to do with it. Vulcan is a meritocratic and not an egalitarian society so people with better skills, a better job and more power and responsibility also get fancier stuff like this place and the presence of T'Pau.
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