Team Building Activities for your Group or Meeting

September 29th, 2014

The next time you reserve your group or meeting, be sure to think about activities that you can do that will assist in team-building and help the attendees get to know each other better. Here are some suggestions for fun activities that you can do right here on our resort property! If you need assistance or would like more ideas, contact us.

Scavenger Hunt: This is a great way for your attendees to not only work together as a team, but also to learn about each other, the resort and the area. Send them out to explore our historic resort, the beach, the restaurants, the village, lighthouse and maybe even the tree spirits of St. Simons Island!

Sandcastle Building Competition: With the ocean lapping at the resort, it is the perfect location to get some fresh air and hold a sandcastle building competition! You can award winners for the tallest and also the most creative sandcastle.

Cooking Competition: Turn our ballroom or event space into “Kitchen Stadium” while you and your teammates battle it out to cook the best shrimp & grits or King and Prince muffins.

Fishing Tournament: There’s no need to get on a boat to catch the biggest fish! Hold a group fishing tournament from the shore right outside the resort’s doors.

SUP Relay Races: Our location on the ocean also makes us the perfect place to hold a stand up paddleboard race! It is a fun way to break a sweat and have a little friendly competition between the teams.

Cardboard Regatta: We will provide the boxes, you provide the man-power. Teams will create their very own “boats” out of cardboard and duct tape. Then, one lucky member of each team will take their boat for a spin in our pool to see which “boat” can float the furthest! (Make sure you take lots of photos!)

Wintertime Polar Bear Plunge: Just because your group stays with us in the cooler months, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun! Along with golf, we will still have many activities available such as sandcastle building, cooking competitions, scavenger hunts and fishing tournaments. The polar bear plunge isn’t as much about team building as it is about cheering each other on and having a good time.

Inspiration for a Fall Wedding

September 26th, 2014

Fall is such a fun time to have a wedding. You can use vibrant colors in your bouquet & bridesmaid dresses and there are some delicious fall foods (hello pumpkin!). Here are some of our picks to provide you with inspiration for a fall wedding.

Fall Wedding Bouquet

www.thelunabluestudio.com

Fall Themed Bouquet

www.botanicafloralpdx.com

Fall Themed Wedding Bouquet

www.lovemedophotography.com

Pumpkin Name Cards for Wedding

www.swankproductions.com

Pumpkin Centerpiece

www.yourcozyhome.blogspot.com

Fall Themed Centerpiece

www.marthastewartweddings.com

Fall Themed Wedding Cake

www.projectwedding.com

October 2014 Events in the Golden Isles

September 24th, 2014

St. Simons Food & Spirits Festival: Wednesday, October 1st through Sunday, October 5th- Celebrate the bounty of The Golden Isles while raising money and awareness for Hospice of the Golden Isles. There will be several tastings and events and several area restaurants as well as an appearance by celebrity chef Hugh Acheson. For more information or for ticket prices, visit their website.

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, October 3rd- Take a stroll down Newcastle Street & Gloucester Street in downtown Brunswick and visit the shops, restaurants and galleries that call the port city home. There will be live music from local musicians, restaurant specials and art openings.

Coastfest: Saturday, October 4th from 10am to 4:45pm- This annual event is held at the Georgia DNR coastal regional headquarters in Brunswick, GA. Bring the whole family for a day of outdoor fun! There will be over 70 environmental and educational exhibits about sea turtles, coastal ecology, sharks, shrimp and much more!

St. Simons Island Antique Show: Saturday & Sunday, October 4th & 5th from 9am to 5pm- Antique dealers from across the Southeast will be under the oaks in Postell Park by the Pier. Admission and parking are free!

Glynn Art in the Park Fall Festival: Saturday & Sunday, October 11th & 12th- Artists from across the southeast will be selling their art at Postell Park on St. Simons Island for this festival. There will be jewelry, photography, stoneware, children’s toys and much more! Bring the family for a beautiful fall day under the oaks.  This event is free.

Rhythm on the River featuring Michael Hulett: Sunday, October 12th- Enjoy live music at Mary Ross Waterfront Park featuring local musician Michael Hulett in Brunswick from 6-8pm. Bring the kids and pack a picnic dinner. Admission is $10 per adult, 15 & under free.

5th Annual St. Simons Island SUP Challenge: Friday and Saturday, October 17th & 18th- The event features a 3 mile short course, an 8 mile elite race, relay race 13 and under race and even a race with a dog on your board! The weekend is hosted by Davis Love III and proceeds benefit The Davis Love Foundation. To register visit their website.

The 15th Annual Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee: Saturday, October 18th- Celebrate (and eat) delicious Brunswick Stew! There will be a cooking competition, pooch parade, 5k race, live entertainment and events just for the kids!

The 2014 McGladrey Classic: October 20th-26th at the Sea Island Golf Club- This annual PGA tour is hosted by the Davis Love Foundation and benefits many local charities. Throughout the week there are many events including a pro-am, military appreciation day, youth day and an evening concert with Darius Rucker. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit their website.

Eco Lecture Series at Village Creek Landing: October 21st. Bar opens at 5pm, lecture begins at 6pm- The guest speaker will talk about environmental topics and preserving Georgia’s coast. Admission is $10 and space is limited. Please RSVP by visiting VillageCreekLanding.com.

Tips to Lessen Stress While Planning a Wedding

September 23rd, 2014

Vintage Wedding Theme

Although it can be the happiest day of your life, your wedding can also cause a lot of stress. From the moment he proposes, to the moment you say “I do,” there is a lot of planning to do-and a fair amount of stress along the way. Here are our tips on lessening the stress while you are planning for the happiest day of your life.

Hire A Wedding Planner- A wedding planner will help you in so many ways. They have built relationships with many businesses so they know who is trustworthy and does a great job…and who does not. The planner will give you back something that many people lose when planning their own wedding-TIME.

Set A Budget- Setting a budget early on can help you plan more efficiently. It is important to make sure that you and your significant other (along with whomever else will be paying for the wedding) are on the same page with the budget and expenses. Prioritize the really important items for you and your spouse so you have a good starting point. Once you have set a budget, be sure to stick to it. Remember that you have a budget for a reason! This will save you a lot of stress.

Ask for Help- Often in life, we find ourselves in over our heads because we did not ask for-or accept help that was offered. When it comes to a big life event like your wedding, if someone offers you help, take it and delegate! Your close family and friends really won’t mind giving you a helping hand for your big day and you won’t be as stressed out!

Treat Yourself- Set aside a little time and money to get away with your fiancee for a weekend or to spend the day at a spa. Many couples get so caught up in planning the wedding that they forget to spend time with each other or to take care of themselves. So, set some time aside to spend time together as a couple or for pampering.

For more tips and ideas on wedding planning, visit our website.

 

Members of The Southern Living Hotel Collection

September 23rd, 2014

Southern Living Hotel Collection

The historic King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort is proud to be the newest member of the Southern Living Hotel Collection, a carefully selected series of the most delightful hotel experiences the South has to offer. Capturing a charming experience that’s both distinctly different and completely Southern, The King and Prince embodies a commitment to excellence as defined within the four pillars of Southern Living: Food, Travel, Home and Garden. The Resort represents the core values and culture upon which Southern Living was created.

The only member of Southern Living Hotel Collection on the Georgia coast, The King and Prince exemplifies the magazine’s philosophy of providing what travelers expect at a southern hotel. The Collection carefully selects four and five star level independent resorts, hotels and inns that offer the best in authentic southern travel, hospitality and experience.

 

The King and Prince Resort

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

Wedding and Reception on St. Simons Island

September 17th, 2014

This summer, Gina & Brian were married at Lovely Lane Chapel and held their reception at The King and Prince Resort. The island and resort were a beautiful backdrop for their summer wedding. Peacock Photo & Video captured these beautiful images of Gina & Brian’s special day.

St. Simons Island Wedding Reception

Rings and Bouquet Close-up

Wedding Reception on St. Simons Island

Oceanfront Lawn on St. Simons Island

Beach Wedding Photos on St. Simons Island

Wedding on St. Simons Island Georgia

Wedding Reception at The King and Prince Resort

To view more photos from Gina & Brian’s wedding, visit the Peacock Photo & Video website. To learn more about weddings at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, visit our website.

Coastal BiPlane Tours of St. Simons Island

September 15th, 2014

See St. Simons Island from the air with a ride in a historic open cockpit biplane with Classic Air Ventures! Take your love of adventure to new heights with this popular tour that leaves just a few miles from the resort property. Flight times vary from 20 minutes to one hour depending on which flight package you reserve. Your pilot, Phil Ulrich, has over 30 years experience and over 30,000 hours of flight time. “Queenie” is a newly-restored 1940 Waco UPF-7. Flights run from mid-May through October on St. Simons Island, Georgia. Contact Clasic Air Ventures for more information or to book your flight!

Airplane ride over St. Simons Island Georgia

Get On The Bus To The Georgia/Florida Game!

September 10th, 2014

With the excitement of the 2014 Georgia vs. Florida Football Game just weeks away, we here at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort know that traffic can be a drag. That’s why we’re proud to announce that we will be providing transportation to and from the big game again this year. Guests are invited to travel in comfort on one of our four motor coaches without the worry of navigating annoying big-game traffic or arranging for designated drivers. The King and Prince has you covered!

We will provide you with a delicious boxed lunch on the bus along with assorted mixers for the ride down. In Jacksonville, enjoy the famous “World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party!”

Have a great time at the party and the GA/FL Game this year without the worry of arranging designated drivers or hiring cabs with the knowledge that, with the King and Prince, you have a safe ride to and from the game. Not a guest of The King and Prince? Not a problem! You’re invited to the party too.

Bus tickets are $100 plus tax per person.

Please fill out the form below and email to jpazur@mmihg.com or call the resort at 1-800-342-0212 for more information.

Download the form here: GA FL Game Bus Form

 GO DAWGS!!!

*The King and Prince reminds you to drink responsibly*

Green Meetings on St. Simons Island

September 8th, 2014

Historic Building at The King and Prince

 

Hold your next meeting at our oceanfront resort and rest assured that we will do our part to make the planet a little cleaner and greener while you are here. We are proud to take many different actions to reduce our footprint on the environment. These actions take place every day all across our resort:

  • Recycling of batteries
  • Recycling of ink cartridges
  • Eco-friendly disposal of fluorescent light bulbs
  • Cloth hand towels provided in public restrooms to reduce paper waste
  • Donation of discarded linens to local charities
  • Donation of outdated print materials to local schools
  • Usage of eco-friendly cleaning products for the vast majority of our general cleaning needs
  • Recycling of cardboard and paper
  • Implementation of towel and linen re-use program in our guest rooms
  • Implementation of microfiber cleaning system
  • In-room recycling equipped with bio-degradable, eco-friendly bags
  • Membership in the Clean the World program
  • Utilization of low-flow shower heads and toilets
  • Recycling options for both plastic and aluminum in-room and throughout the hotel

We also take extra care to make sure that recycling is available for our meeting and convention guests. Notepads, pens and paper are recycled or re-used after the event. Our conference and catering managers are also able to tailor your meeting to your specific “green” requests. For more information about green initiatives at our resort or to learn about planning a meeting, visit our website.

Stand Up Paddleboard Tours on St. Simons Island

September 5th, 2014

Stand Up Paddleboarding St. Simons Island GA

 

Stand up paddleboarding has become a popular way to get fit, have some fun and to explore St. Simons Island from the water. Many companies offer lessons and rentals but St. Simons SUP has taken it one step further! They offer nighttime tours that are illuminated with colored lights on the bottom of the boards. What better way to watch the sunset and take a tour on the water than with an illuminated paddleboard? The lights make the water around you glow as you see fish and shrimp darting beneath you. The view beneath, in front of and above you are simply spectacular! Due to being out on the water, you are able to see many more stars than you would see on land.

St. Simons SUP does offer other tours of the marsh and beach, SUP yoga as well as kayaking and surfing. For more information about tours an rentals, visit their website.