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.
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.
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.
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.
Our experts have been hard at work scouring the Internet to bring you the top wedding dress trends for spring 2015. If you are planning on getting married, or have a friend who is, take notes and let us help make your wedding even more beautiful than you could imagine!
This season you will see lots of off the shoulder necklines!
Subtle colors are making a big statement this spring. They are a great way to add an extra pop of color to the day.
St. Simons Island is rich in history and charm. It’s no wonder island residents and visitors fall in love with the area so quickly! Learn more about our little slice of paradise and the reasons you should visit (if you haven’t already).
A. The Atlantic Ocean- Just steps from our resort you can dip your toes into the water of the Atlantic Ocean. Along with being able to hear the ocean from your room, there are miles of unspoiled beaches to explore and great fishing, sailing and paddleboarding.
B. Pristine Beaches- The island is home to miles of pristine beaches which visitors are able to enjoy year round due to the mild climate.
C. Southern Charm- From the Spanish moss draped oaks, to the quaint shops in the village and the friendliness of everyone you meet, it is clear from the moment you step foot on the island that Southern charm is alive and well!
D. We love dogs!- Did you know that St. Simons Island is only one of a handful of places in Georgia and Florida where you can enjoy the beach with your dog? From Labor Day until Memorial Day, leashed dogs are permitted on the beach at any time. From Memorial Day until Labor Day, leashed dogs are permitted on the beach between First Street and Mallery Street after 6pm.
E. Easy Access To The Island- Located just a short drive from I-95 and right between Savannah, GA and Jacksonville, FL, the island is easily accessible by car. For those traveling from further away, the Brunswick Airport is an ideal (and convenient) spot to fly into.
F. Fort Frederica- This centuries old fort is located at the northern end of the island was established in 1736 and still stands today as a testament to the dreams, struggle, victory and defeat of the early colonists. If you visit the fort, there are ranger-led tours and re-enactments that take place throughout the year. While learning about the history of the fort, you will take in breathtaking views of the marsh and see many coastal birds. The fort is open 7 days a week from 9am-5pm except for certain holidays.
It can be easy to come up with ideas for what to give as bridesmaids gifts, but sometimes the groomsmen’s gifts can be harder to find and decide on. Our wedding team has come up with some great ideas for some fun (and some functional) gifts for your future husband to give to his groomsmen.
Hand forged railroad spike bottle opener (with name & wedding date)
Personalized Whiskey Glasses
Personalized Cuff Links
Handmade Leather Toiletry Case
A Shotgun Bullet Money Clip
First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, February 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.
3rd Annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball: Saturday, February 7th 7-10pm at The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort. This annual lively gala is a fundraiser for the Golden Isles Arts & Humanities. Tickets are $75 per person or $125 per couple. For more information, visit their website.
2015 Southeast Georgia Health System Bridge Run: Saturday, February 14th from 7am-12pm. Regarded as “The toughest 5k in Georgia”, participants cross over the bridge twice while taking in the beautiful views of Brunswick, St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island. For more information, visit their website.
Live Music at ECHO: Grab your friends and head over to ECHO at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort for an evening of dinner, drinks and dancing! Here is the lineup for February:
Friday, February 6th, 7-10pm: Robby Schenk
Saturday, February 7th, 7-10pm: Cops & Robbers
Friday, February 13th, 7-10pm: The Stingrays
Friday, February 20th, 7-10pm: Michael Johnson
Saturday, February 21st, 7-10pm: Defunk