A Taste of Glynn Returns to The King and Prince

March 18th, 2015

2015 A Taste of Glynn

Every March, The King and Prince plays host to one of Glynn County’s premier events: A Taste of Glynn. This annual event raises money for the Glynn Community Crisis Center while celebrating the diverse culinary talent located in our area. Restaurants and chefs offer samples of their food for those attending the event and it is a great way to sample the culinary offerings of our community all in one great location! Along with tasting delicious food, there will be a celebrity chef and a silent auction. For a full list of participating restaurants, visit the website for A Taste of Glynn.

This year, the event will take place on March 29th from 5-8pm at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. To purchase tickets in advance, visit their website.

5 Tried and True Networking Tips

March 16th, 2015

Networking at The King and Prince Resort

Networking is something that you either love or hate. If it is not your forte, it can be hard to go to a meeting or convention and meet new contacts and network while you are there. We have hosted a lot of meetings at The King and Prince and have some helpful tips:

5. Tweet your heart out- Most large conventions or events have an event hashtag. Use it to your advantage! Tweet while you are at the events (and even when you are not) about anything and everything. The view, the food, the content in the seminars, tweet about your favorite presenters and little nuggets of wisdom that you hear along the way. These can all help you connect with other attendees.

4. Get out of your hotel room- In case you haven’t noticed, it is kind of hard to meet and connect with others if you are spending too much time in your hotel room. Get out and enjoy yourself! Whether you are at the bar, at the pool or out and about in the local area, you are sure to run into some people you can network with.

3. Bring business cards- Be sure to not only bring business cards with you to the meeting but also keep them on you no matter where you go. You never know when you’ll run into someone worth knowing and if you’ve got a business card to give out, it makes it that much easier for you to keep in touch with each other!

2.  Get out of your comfort zone- Try something new, sit at the bar instead of eating in your room, start a conversation with someone, these are all simple ways to get out of your comfort zone, try something new and maybe even meet a few people you normally wouldn’t have met!

1. Smile- It really is as simple as that. When you smile, you are more approachable AND it will put you in a better mood!

 

For more information and tips on meetings, visit our website.

 

Fun Ways to Send Off The Bride & Groom

March 10th, 2015

You’ve said your vows and partied ’til you couldn’t party any more. Now, it’s time to say goodbye and let your guests send you off in style! Here are some fun ways for the final send off of the night!

Let love sparkle

Wedding Sparklers

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 Lavender makes for pretty “confetti” that smells good too!

Lavender Wedding Confetti

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Let your love “glow” with glow sticks (They make for fantastic photos too!)

Wedding Glow Sticks

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Fresh flower petals give an elegant touch

Toss Petals for Wedding

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 Show your fun side with bubbles

Wedding Bubbles

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For more information about weddings on St. Simons Island, or for tips on planning your wedding, visit our website.

March 2015 Events In The Golden Isles

March 9th, 2015

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, March 6th- 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.

The Rotary Club of The Golden Isles’ Red Hot Chili Cookoff: Saturday, March 7th from 11:30am to 2:30pm- This annual event attracts chili-lovers, chefs and families looking to get outside and have some fun! Tickets are $8 per person.

Starlight and Spartina- An Evening Under The Oaks: Saturday, March 7th from 4-8pm- Enjoy a fun evening under the oaks at Musgrove Plantation on St. Simons Island while supporting Coastal WildScapes. The evening includes live music, a silent auction, cocktails and snacks. Tickets are $75 per person and should be purchased in advance.

Eco Lecture Series at Village Creek Landing: March 11th, 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.

The 3rd Annual Georgia Elvis Festival: March 12-15- The festival is back for a third year and promises to be more fun than last year! Main events will take place at the historic Ritz Theater in downtown Brunswick, Georgia. For more information and for ticket prices, visit their website.

62nd Annual Christ Church Tour of Homes: Saturday, March 21st, 10am to 12pm- Take a peek into St. Simons Island’s glorious past during this interactive event. You will “meet” a few of the island’s more notorious residents, tour beautiful homes and even tour the cemetery at Christ Church. For more information, visit their website.

A Taste of Glynn: Saturday, March 29th from 5-8pm- This wildly popular annual event showcases the area’s finest cuisine while benefiting the Glynn Community Crisis Center. The event takes place at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. Along with the tastings, there is a wine raffle and the popular silent auction. For more information, visit their website.

Fun Ways To Add A Touch of Georgia To Your Wedding

February 27th, 2015

Your wedding day is a time to celebrate you and your spouse but also to share with family and friends the things that mean the most to you. Many couples use their ceremony or reception to show their personality. Here are a few suggestions to show off your peach state pride on your big day!

We love this idea of incorporating fresh fruit for your guests to take home. What better way to show your peach state pride than with a peach?

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 You can’t say “Georgia” without thinking about Coke! Give your guests a taste of the south with old fashioned glass coke bottles.

Photography: Patricia Lyons

 

Send your guests home with a “Georgia on my mind” koozie.

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For a unique (and beautiful) bouquet, add raw cotton which is also one of Georgia’s top crops!

www.southernweddings.com

 

Instead of a traditional guestbook, have your guests sign a Georgia “guestbook” that you can display in your home.

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For more wedding tips, visit our website.

St. Simons Island Golf Course Recognized by GolfAdvisor

February 25th, 2015

Golf Course on St. Simons Island

 

GolfAdvisor has named The King and Prince Golf Course one of the top 50 courses in the U.S. for 2014. We are honored to be included on this list! Click here to view the full article.

The award-winning course is renowned for its challenging layout amongst ancient forests, vast salt marshes, dramatic island holes, and a vast lake characteristic of the 9th hole, overlooked by a comfortable clubhouse. With its welcoming clubhouse and exceptional staff, the King and Prince Golf Course is the perfect location for your next coastal Georgia golf vacation.

For more information on our golf course on St. Simons Island, visit our website.

A Casual, Fun Wedding on St. Simons Island

February 20th, 2015

Local photographer Jeannie Reeves did a beautiful job capturing the love and fun spirit of this wedding at our resort! The vows took place on our oceanfront lawn and a reception followed in the Delegal Room.

Oceanfront Wedding Venue St. Simons Island

Oceanfront Wedding Ceremony St. Simons Island

Island Themed Table Toppers

Starfish Wedding Cake

Family Beach Wedding Photo

Starfish Table Settings

Celebrate in Style on St. Simons Island

February 18th, 2015

Oceanfront Venue in Georgia

With 6 unique event spaces and several resort homes available for private events, The King and Prince Resort on St. Simons Island, Georgia has many options available when choosing a space for your next party or corporate event. Our event spaces can accommodate up to 350 guests for a reception-style party.

While your guests are enjoying delicious farm to table Southern cuisine, they will also be taking in the breathtaking views of the Atlantic ocean which can be seen from several of our event spaces as well as the restaurant, bar and oceanfront lawn.

While planning your corporate party or family event, we invite you to sit down with our catering team and create a customized banquet menu that reflects the theme of your party. If time is of the essence, we also have several banquet menus that offer everything from casual fare, buffets and even a plated dinner menu.

Give your guests the option to take the elevator home! Our group sales department can create a block of rooms at a discounted rate for your guests to choose from. Imagine how happy they will be to go to sleep to the sound of the ocean and wake up to a beautiful sunrise over the Atlantic!

For more information about hosting an event at The King and Prince, please visit our website.

Beach Wedding Tips

February 12th, 2015

Beach Wedding on St. Simons Island

The beach can provide a beautiful backdrop for your wedding but there are many details you will want to remember before you say “I do” at the ocean’s edge.

Check the tides- Before you set a time for your wedding, check a local tide chart to make sure there will be enough sand for you to stand on during the ceremony. In places like St. Simons Island, the tide can completely cover the beach during high tide which would make a beach wedding impossible at certain times of the day.

Do you need a permit?- Some towns require you to have a permit to get married on the beach. Some require you to reserve a specific space on the beach and in some areas, you can just walk right out and get married! Make sure you do your research and find out if you need a permit or to reserve a specific part of the beach. The last thing you want is the local authorities crashing your beach wedding!

Provide sunscreen for your guests- You may think that your guests will automatically wear or bring sunscreen, but the reality is that most of them will not. As a courtesy (and to prevent your guests from turning into lobsters), set up a sunscreen station where your guests can apply sunscreen. You may also want to provide some fun sunglasses for those who forgot to bring theirs! Your guests will appreciate it. And while we are on the subject of sunscreen, make sure you and your bridal party have applied an ample amount as well.

Offer refreshments- As a courtesy to your guests, especially on a hot day it is a good idea to offer some cool refreshments before and after the ceremony. Fruit infused water, sweet tea and lemonade are just a few that you may want to consider offering.

For more information about planning your beach wedding, visit our website.

The ABC’s of St. Simons Island, Part 2

February 11th, 2015
Christ Church on St. Simons Island

Christ Church on St. Simons Island

 

We love St. Simons Island and wanted to count down all of the reasons we love it, from A to Z! To read Part 1 (A-F) click here. Stay tuned for the rest of the alphabet in upcoming blog posts!

G. Golf- The island is a golfer’s paradise with 162 holes of golf, many of which are on the ocean or have beautiful marsh views! The King and Prince Golf Course is on the marsh and is located at the north end of St. Simons Island.

H. History- You will find history everywhere you look on the island. From the tabby slave cabins, to Fort Frederica to Christ Church and the historic tours with Lighthouse Trolleys, you are surrounded by history on our small island.

I. Island Time- Drive over the causeway and you are on “Island Time.” Slow down, smell the salt air, see the massive live oaks dripping with Spanish moss and you’ll know you have arrived. Time slows down when you get to the island. You’ll find smiling faces, lots of shops, restaurants, fishing, beautiful beaches and good times!

J. Barbara Jean’s Restaurant- An island staple for years, Barbara Jean’s sits right in the middle of the action in the pier village area. Get there early because tables go fast. You’ll love their selection of coastal cuisine and Southern favorites like shrimp & grits, crab cakes, she crab soup, catfish, ham and even a veggie plate.

K. Kennedy Outfitters- Your one-stop-shop for all of your fishing, hunting and beach needs, this outdoorsman’s paradise is the perfect place to stock up on gear before you head out fishing.

L. The St. Simons Lighthouse- This is one of only 3 lighthouses on the Georgia coast. It is an operational navigation aid for boats entering St. Simons Sound. The light can be seen up to 23 miles away at sea. Visitors are welcome to climb up it’s 129 steps to see the spectacular view from the top! For more information, visit their website.