Archive for November, 2012

Don’t Click on This if You’re Hungry!

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Okay, so either you’re not hungry, or you’re a glutton for punishment.  Take a look at Christine Garvin’s culinary journey in pictures and words for a “taste” of what awaits your palate on your next Georgia beach vacation!  We serve the best of what Southern cuisine has to offer – low country boil, shrimp n’ grits, biscuits, Savannah Bee Honey…  If the mere idea of these delightful dishes makes your mouth water, it’s time to call and book your next trip, and bring an empty tummy!

Low Country Boil

Southern Low Country Boil

Moonshine and Shrimp and Sharks, Oh My!

Monday, November 19th, 2012

The King and Prince recently had the pleasure of hosting Annette White of Petaluma, California.  Annette is a travel blogger who is always on another adventure to add to her bucket list.  Readers can live vicariously through her experiences on her Bucket List Journey.  From fish pedicures in Spain to duck gizzards in Seattle, Annette has many exciting stories to tell.  We are proud to have made her list!  Check out her St. Simons adventures:

Moonshine and a Southern Low Country Boil

Shark Encounters While Shrimping in Georgia

Shark Encounter on the Lady Jane

Shark Encounter on the Lady Jane

Is a Destination Wedding Right for You?

Monday, November 12th, 2012

 

Destination Wedding Location

Why Choose a Destination Wedding?

You’re in the planning stages, navigating that slippery slope between starry-eyed betrothal and a wedding’s obligations and expectations.

  • Those of you who have always dreamed of your wedding in your hometown, surrounded by tradition, will find great comfort and presence in forging ahead with those plans.
  • Others of you, however, envision creating a world away in a remote spot, where you’re in charge of the timeline and the size of the guest list naturally limits itself.

If you find yourself in the second group, consider a destination wedding venue at the King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort on St. Simons Island, just off Georgia’s coast.  Pictured above, the resort’s front lawn provides the perfect spot to gather with family and friends for a casual reception or to meet before venturing out to discover the island’s delights.  Surrounded by friends, family, nature, history and the pounding surf, you’ll create your own traditions………..which can include, by the way, annual reunions on your anniversary at the King and Prince!

Consider Timeless Music for Your March Down the Aisle (or Beach)

Friday, November 9th, 2012

the piano guys album

The Piano Guys

Here comes the Bride…. it’s a classic.  Vivaldi?  Love it.  But since you’re spreading your wings and creating a different sort of wedding experience, consider this.   Whether you walk down the aisle or down the beach at your destination wedding, set the stage with alternative music such as “A Thousand Years”  by The Piano Guys (click here for a listen).  Its slow, measured pace, a sort of love song between piano and cello, sets the stage- transporting you and your guests into an open, relaxed presence where the timeless nature of  the vows you make will shine for years in memory.

Looking for the perfect backdrop?    May we suggest the Delegal Room at the King and Prince:  historic, elegant, yours for a day.

A Wedding Set in Time

Monday, November 5th, 2012
King and Prince Naval Training Station

Naval Reserve Radar Training Station

St. Simons Island:  A Georgia destination wedding venue with history and soul.   Above please note your King and Prince wedding venue (lower right) 70 years or so ago when it served our country as a Naval Reserve Radar Training Station during World War Two.  On the grounds where you take your vows, brave men worked to keep our Eastern seaboard safe.  Your very room could have served as one of the BOQ (Bachelor Office Quarters).

Intrigued?  Schedule an event for the history buffs in your wedding entourage to visit the historic Coast Guard Station where you’ll see a film depicting the bombing of two US merchant ships by German submarines in WWII.

Click here to read an archived issue of Naval Aviation News detailing the operations at the King and Prince.  Click here to learn more about St. Simons and the Coast Guard Station during WWII.

Mary Ann DeSantis’s “Unspoiled Walk”

Monday, November 5th, 2012
St Simons Island Golf

King and Prince Golf Course

Mary Ann DeSantis featured The King and Prince Golf Course in a recent article on several notable courses in the Southeast.  DeSantis played our course with her husband and interviewed our head pro, Rick Mattox.  We love her beautiful descriptions and entertaining writing style:

Accessible only by elevated cart bridges, the island holes looked quite daunting on the virtual course. Hitting the greens, however, was not a problem; staying focused on our game was as a parade of wildlife marched by, including deer, ospreys, and a persistent heron that hovered near a putting green.

For this and more of her delightful stories, visit Writing With Style.

 

Don’t Super-Size Me!

Friday, November 2nd, 2012
destination wedding location

Destination Weddings at The King and Prince!

Looking for that perfect destination wedding venue?  Come here, under the St. Simons sun, and create an event to draw together your closest family and dearest friends, changing lives forever.  Whether that means a gang of four – or 300 of your most cherished soul mates  The King and Prince Resort is perfectly scaled to frame your wedding in a way that will create memories for years to come.

Consider this:  a ceremony or reception on the oceanfront lawn for 300.  A banquet in the Lanier Ballroom for 280.  Brunch in the historic, ocean-limned Delegal Room for 200.

Envisioning a more intimate scale?  Imagine your event in the Retreat Room or Solarium with panoramic views of the Atlantic.    Or head out to the Ocean Terrace Grill for a relaxed venue and refreshments.  Then again, there’s always the balcony on your oceanfront room:  A bottle of champagne, room service, and thou!

Click here to view photos from real weddings at The King and Prince!

The magical allure of St. Simons Island

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Tom Plant of WINEormous.com has written a series of blogs about his visit and the southern culinary traditions he enjoyed… and he can’t wait to come back!  Global Writes published his latest article about his unforgettable experience.

It’s only been a few months since my visit, but I miss Saint Simons Island, Georgia, tremendously. The majestic King & Prince Beach & Golf Resort was my home for my all too brief visit, and I left feeling officially spoiled.

Let us spoil you!  Call 800-342-0212 today.