Archive for January, 2013

Business After Hours at The King and Prince

Monday, January 21st, 2013

This Thursday, January 24th, The King and Prince Resort will be the proud venue of Glynn County’s popular monthly networking event – The Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours.  Joining The King and Prince as hosts are The American Cancer Society, Coastal Greenery, Elegant Island LivingNalley Auto, and DJ’s by Island Sound.

It’s awards season, and The King and Prince will roll out its own red carpet for our local stars!  Join the paparazzi and watch the red carpet interviews on your way into the newly redesigned Delegal Room with your colleagues in the Brunswick-Golden Isles business community.  Enjoy delicious appetizers and cocktails, and be sure to bring your business cards – one for entry into the doorprize drawing, and the others for exchanging with your new connections.

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

 

BGI Chamber

 

RFL Glynn

 

EIL

 

 

Coastal Greenery

 

 

DJ's by Island Sound

Nalley

St. Simons Island — Not Just Another Pretty Beach!

Friday, January 18th, 2013
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Wedding Beneath Spanish Moss

Planning your destination wedding?   Always dreamed of exchanging vows ‘neath Spanish moss and live oaks?  You’ll find it all here on St. Simons Island.  Spend your days oceanside at the newly renovated King and Prince terrace, sipping signature cocktails, sifting sand and soaking up rays.  Then change the scene a bit.  Shift your ceremony to the island’s center and take your place under historic oaks draped in Spanish moss.  As the dappled light fades, a new life begins.

Interested in more Georgia destination wedding venue ideas?  Visit this year’s Golden Isles Magazine Bridal Fair this Sunday from 1-4 pm at the Jekyll Island Convention Center.  The King and Prince’s wedding experts, Ruth Driggs and Scarlett Starr will be on hand to share their insider tips and suggestions with you!

Pre-Prohibition Happy Hour!

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Come and join us at The King’s Tavern on St. Simons Island from 5 to 7pm each night and go back in time to the days of Model T’s, silent films, and the birth of jazz.  We’re offering great prices on our specialty Pre-Prohibition era cocktails – Bee’s Knees, Old Fashioned, and Moscow Mule, just to name a few!   If you prefer beer or wine, we have specials on those as well.

 Pre-Prohibition Happy Hour

 Featuring Classic Cocktails in the Tavern Bar Daily

5:00pm to 7:00pm 

Cocktails, $6

Bee’s Knees – Gin, Lemon Juice, Honey Syrup

Moscow Mule – Vodka, Lime Juice, Ginger Ale 

La Paloma – Tequila, Grapefruit Juice, Lime Juice, Soda Water, Fees Brothers Grapefruit Bitters

Mary Pickford – Rum, Pineapple Juice, Cherry Liqueur, Grenadine

Old – Fashioned – Bourbon, Simple Syrup, Orange Segments, Soda, Fees Brothers Cherry Bitters

Champagne Cocktail – Sparkling Wine, Sugar Cube, Angostura Bitters 

Wine, $4

William Hill Chardonnay

Benvolio Pinot Grigio

Sea Glass Sauvignon Blanc

Canyon Road Pinot Noir

William Hill Cabernet

Red Rock Merlot 

 Domestic Draft Beer, $4

Steep Climb to a Spectacular View

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Annette White has delighted us with many entertaining posts on her blog, Bucket List Journey.  One bucket list item that she needed to check off was a climb to the top of a lighthouse.  Perfect!  St. Simons Island is home to a fully functioning lighthouse, built in 1872.  129 steps up a cast iron spiral stairway led Annette to some glorious views.  This magnificent piece of history is located about a mile south of The King and Prince Resort – great stop for a bike ride!

Read more about Annette’s journey in her blog post, Climbing a St. Simons Island Lighthouse.

St Simons Island Lighthouse

St. Simons Island Lighthouse

Planning Your Georgia Destination Wedding? You’ve Got Help!

Friday, January 11th, 2013

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Greetings, all!  We’re The King and Prince’s wedding experts, Ruth Driggs and Scarlett Starr!  This is your special invitation to join us at this year’s Golden Isles Magazine Bridal Fair held at the Jekyll Island Convention Center on Georgia’s Golden Isles!  If you’re considering a wedding in Georgia, the Bridal Fair is your perfect first step.  We’ll be there on Sunday, January 20 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.  There you can experience the latest destination wedding trends and make personal connections with local photographers, florists and wedding planners.  We’ll be there to share our insider secrets, make introductions and help ensure that your catered events at the resort go off without a hitch.

Pssst!  Have you heard?  The King and Prince’s renovations should be complete in February, just in time for your St. Simons Island wedding!  You’ll see a fresh new look to the historic Delegal dining room, with gracious French doors that open out to the sun and sea.  The reinvention of the Lanier Ballroom includes majestic European-style lighting that will inspire you to dance the night away.

So save the date and drop by to meet us on January 20th!  Want some advance reconnaissance?  Just email Ruth at  rdriggs@mmihg.com and we’ll get together!

Have the Stars Aligned for the New Year?

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Starfish Wedding Cakes

 

Picture this for your Georgia destination wedding:  a starfish studded cake!  And all the ingredients can be found at Pier Village on St. Simons Island, a quick bike ride away from the King and Prince.  Start your journey with a visit to the Beach Bum on Mallery Street where the sheer quantity and diversity of sea shells can overwhelm.  Then trot down to St. Simons Sweets to design your very own cake with the treasures you’ve collected.  For more shopping ideas at Pier Village with a view of the sea, click here.

The Local Fauna of a Georgia Golf Course

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Annette White has done a series of posts about The King and Prince and St. Simons Island on her blog.  Her 3-day stay included a guided tour of The King and Prince Golf Course.  The unique location of our course, which includes 3 “island holes” in the marsh, lends itself to an abundance of wildlife.  Even if you or your companion is not a golfer, enjoy the simple pleasures of riding in the cart and spotting an eagle’s nest or sunbathing gator.

Annette’s hopes of finding an alligator were dashed, but the experience was still rewarding, making for an entertaining blog post.  Read on…

Searching for Alligators at a Golf Course in Georgia

The King and Prince Golf Course

 

Annette White at King and Prince Golf Course

Groomsmen, Unite! Golf Digest Votes Your Destination Wedding Venue a Top Buddies Trip Spot!

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Georgia Golf Resort

 

Groomsmen get their day in the sun on St. Simons Island!   Voted one of the “Best Buddies Trip Destinations” by Golf Digest, the island teems with links, most notably from our point of view, the King and Prince golf course.  Designed by noted architect Joe Lee, its recent renovation carves a course through live oak and Spanish moss, out over the fabled saltwater Marshes of Glynn, and back to the classic clubhouse.  So while you’re here for your destination wedding event, take a little time with the guys to try a round of golf at the resort.  Whether your best buddies are duffers or pros, all will enjoy challenge and relaxation, blow off a little steam, and return refreshed to the excitement of your wedding event.

The Biggest Loser Will Be a Lucky Winner!

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Vacations packages are a very motivating item when they are the grand prize in a contest.  The Marcus Jewish Community Center in Dunwoody, Georgia is offering a trip to yours truly for the winner of their nine-week “Biggest Loser” challenge, which started on New Year’s Day.

The participant who has the highest percentage of pounds lost will receive a two-night stay at The King and Prince Resort on St. Simons Island. The grand prize includes an ocean-front room, breakfast for two and two rounds of golf.

Read more: NeighborNewspapers.com – Dunwoody teacher strives to be ‘The Biggest Loser’ 

We wish the best of luck to all the participants.  We look forward to welcoming the winner for a well-deserved getaway.

King and Prince Resort

Looking Out, Looking In

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Beach Wedding Resort

It’s finally here –  your day in the sun. Your destination wedding has been all you’ve dreamed.  Your reception unwinds at the historic Delegal Room at the King and Prince Resort.  While there, steal a moment apart to look outside its majestic windows.  Palm trees stand tall over the sea while the ocean murmurs outside.  Your focus shifts outward as visions of a late night stroll on the beach dance through your head.  What better way to begin a new life?  It can all start here, centered at the King and Prince.