Meeting Planners Review Our St. Simons Island Resort

June 16th, 2015

Oceanfront Meeting Space

The comfort and contentment of our business and leisure guests is of the utmost importance to us. We know that everyone has a choice of where they want to stay and we are thankful every time guests choose to stay at our oceanfront resort. After a group or association meets at our resort, we ask the meeting planner to give us feedback on their meeting and visit.

Here is what meeting planners are saying about their meeting or event at our resort:

“Impressed with banquet staff & bell staff. Very courteous!” K.R.

“The King and Prince is a fantastic hotel. My group loved it and we wanted to stay longer.” J.J.

“Our conference setting was excellent, as usual.” C.C.

“We were very pleased with everything. Trina in sales was great!” M.I. 

“Outstanding people, very accommodating. We would love to host another event at your resort!” N.R.

“The event was absolutely wonderful!” S.D.

“The whole experience.The golf course was in excellent condition. Rick Maddox & his team do an excellent job.” A.L.

To learn more about groups and events at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, visit our website.

How To Prepare For A Wedding Venue Site Visit

June 14th, 2015

Wedding Reception at The King and Prince

Planning a wedding can be very overwhelming. Add to that the fact that most brides who are planning their big day have no experience, and it can make for some major issues on the wedding day. We asked our experts for their tips on questions brides need to ask on a site visit and here is their advice:

When you go to your site visit, be prepared! Have your questions written out ahead of time and bring a pen and paper so you can write down answers and take notes. Also, don’t be afraid to snap some photos of the space. When you are looking at multiple venues, you can forget details about a location or size of a room. Photos can also help when you are planning the layout of the reception space and decor.

A simple question that brides often forget to ask is: How many hours are included in the rental? Also, once you decide on a venue, this information should be in the contract.

Are there restrictions on alcohol, volume or decor? Remember that based on location, each spot may have different restrictions for alcohol and noise/volume of music for a late night reception. The last thing you want is for the DJ or band to have to quiet down because neighbors are complaining of loud music when there is a noise ordinance in place.

Many historic buildings will have restrictions on decor. Make sure you are able to hang lights from the ceiling or hang flowers/decor from the chandeliers. Another thing to keep in mind is that you may want to think a little about decor before you choose a reception venue for this exact reason.

What is included in the site fee? Does the fee only cover rental of the event space or does it include set up and clean up from their staff? Does the fee include any equipment? Make sure it is all written out in your contract.

Where are the parking facilities and is there a fee?

Where are the restrooms located and where are they located in reference to the event space? This is especially important if you have anyone with mobility issues attending your wedding.

If you want candles at your reception, make sure the event space allows for candles. 

Our final words of wisdom: Remember that the more information you have, the better. Always, always, always bring someone with you when you are scouting a place out. Often times, you will forget to ask certain questions or may overlook an issue with the space that your friend/mother/fiancee may catch. Once you decide on a reception venue and you are ready to sign the contract, make sure you are comfortable with everything that is in the contract. If you are not, ask for them to revise it until you are satisfied and comfortable with the terms.

The ABC’s of St. Simons Island, Part 5

June 12th, 2015

 

St. Simons Island has so much to offer and we want to share it with you! This is the final installment in our popular “ABC’s of St. Simons Island” blog series. Click the links to view The ABC’s of St. Simons Island Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 & Part 4.

W. Whimsical– There is no place like St. Simons Island. Residents and visitors will tell you this time, and time again. The Tree Spirits on the moss-draped oaks and the island’s love for the arts are just a few of the ways the island will show you it’s whimsical side.

X. RelaX–  Ok, so we know it doesn’t start with the letter “X” but who can deny the feeling of relaxation that you get as soon as you step foot onto the island? Hit the beach, pull up a chair and listen to the waves lapping at the shore. Need some more R&R? Head over to The Royal Treatment Cottage for a massage!

Y. Youth– Whether you are  young, or young at heart, St. Simons Island will bring out your younger side. Get back to the basics, turn off your electronics and take a bike ride past coastal creeks, try your hand at crabbing by the pier or try skim-boarding.

Z. Zoom!– Zoom and zip your way around the island in your own (rented)  golf cart. It is the best way to see and experience our coastal town. High Tide Carts offers 4 and 6 passenger carts for rent from 1 hour up to 7 days!

We hope that you have enjoyed reading about the ABC’s of St. Simons Island as much as we have enjoyed writing about it. To find out more about the island, hotels and activities, visit our website.

5 Bridesmaid Dresses Perfect for a Beach Wedding

June 9th, 2015

Bridesmaid dresses are one part of your wedding that your best girlfriends will either love or hate. Usually there is no way to make them all happy, but we know that these dresses will impress even your most picky friends. Not only are these dresses gorgeous and flattering for many different body types, they are also the perfect dresses for a beach wedding!

This “Kylie” silk chiffon A-line one shoulder dress from J.Crew is simple but sophisticated. 

Silk Chiffon Bridesmaid Dress from J. Crew

www.jcrew.com

 

“Laura” by Donna Morgan is a strapless silk chiffon dress with a sweetheart neckline with an empire waist. 

Silk Chiffon Bridesmaid Dress by Donna Morgan

www.donna-morgan.com

 

We absolutely adore this fun, flirty dress from designer Lula Kate! “Sassy Stripes” has a strapless sweetheart neckline with a cocktail skirt….and of course, fun stripes! 

Sassy Stripes Bridesmaid Dress by LulaKate

www.lulakate.com

 

We cannot say enough good things about this versatile dress from Two Birds. It consists of one dress that can be worn 15 different ways! 

Wrap Bridesmaid Dress from twobirds

www.twobirdsbridesmaid.com

 

Who said that everyone has to wear the same dress? Designer Vatana Watters will prove everyone wrong with “Mix & Match” dresses for your bridesmaids. 

Mix and Match Bridesmaid Dresses from Vatana Watters

www.watters.com

 

All New Menus For Your 2015 St. Simons Island Event!

June 3rd, 2015

Our oceanfront resort prides itself in providing guests with a wonderful experience during their stay. For our meeting guests this means complimentary Wi-Fi, a business center with printing capabilities, top-notch customer service, delicious food and a comfortable place to lay your head at night.

We know that when you attend a meeting, sometimes the food can be sub-par, but not at The King and Prince! Our culinary team has created new banquet menus to showcase our delicious, fresh cuisine!

St. Simons Island Venue Menu

In addition to these delicious buffets, we offer plated meals, lighter fare and boxed lunches. For more information about special events and group banquets at our resort, visit our website or call us at 912-638-3631

 

 

Celebrating Five Years of Excellence from TripAdvisor

May 27th, 2015

TripAdvisor Hall of Fame

 

We are pleased to announce that we have been added to TripAdvisor’s 2015 “Hall of Fame” for receiving the “Certificate of Excellence” five years in a row. TripAdvisor awards this certificate to properties who consistently receive excellent ratings from their members. We would like to thank all of our guests who have reviewed our property and given us feedback.

To plan your getaway to The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, visit our website!

June 2015 Events in The Golden Isles

May 27th, 2015

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, June 5th- 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.

Summer at The Lighthouse: Every Friday in June, from 10:30 to 12 the Historical Society will offer a fun, educational program for the whole family! Activities are included in the price of admission. For more information, visit their website.

June 5th: Historic Games on the Lawn

June 12th: A Very Victorian Flag Day

June 19th: Nautical Navigation

June 26th: Keeper for the Day

Georgia Sea Island Festival: Saturday & Sunday, June 6th & 7th at Gascoigne Park- This annual festival celebrates the African American traditions, crafts and food of Georgia’s barrier islands. For more information, visit their website.

“A Little Light Music” Featuring Victor Wainwright and The WildRoots: Sunday, June 14th at 7pm on the lighthouse lawn- Bring your friends and family, pack a picnic and enjoy an evening under the stars while listening to live music at the ocean’s edge. Admission is $12 per person. Children under 12 are free.

St. Simons Island Antique Show: Saturday & Sunday, June 27th & 28th in Postell Park on St. Simons Island- Antique dealers from across the Southeast will be under the oaks in Postell Park by the Pier. Admission and parking are free! The festival will be open from 9am to 5pm.

“Sounds by the Sea” with Pier Pressure: Sunday, June 28th 7-9pm at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island- Formerly “Jazz in the Park”, this is a summer concert series hosted by The Golden Isles Arts & Humanities which showcases the best musicians our area has to offer! Pack a picnic, bring your lawn chair or blanket and your friends and spend the evening relaxing while you listen to music and feel the cool ocean breeze. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12 (children under the age of 6 are free). For more information, visit their website.

Read Reviews From Our Brides!

May 25th, 2015

Weddings on St. Simons Island

 

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort provides wedding services from bridal luncheons to the perfect location for your ceremony and reception. We strive to make every wedding as special as the next but the true testament is from our happy brides! Below are some reviews from TheKnot.com where brides have taken the time to review us.

 

“From start to finish, they were there to help!” The King and Prince was really there every step of the way to make sure that my day went as I wanted. It is a beautiful location and their priced fairly. I loved the flexibility and kindness of the staff. They helped me enjoy the wedding of my dreams. -Clara S.

“Perfection.” I am so happy we chose the King & Price, our wedding coordinator Scarlett was phenomenal, the place was beyond amazing and the cost was fair. Great value and perfect place. -Franny

“Wedding of my dreams!” The King and Prince Beach Resort is the perfect location for a fairytale wedding! The staff is amazing and will make your wildest dreams come true! I am from Portland, OR, so obviously, this was a destination wedding. The staff made it so simple to plan, and set up tastings and tours the one weekend I had available without any hesitation. The wedding weekend was perfect! I came in on a Thursday and only had to have one small 15 minute meeting to square away the final details! I am so blessed to have had the perfect wedding! If you want the perfect beach wedding, I fully recommend The King and Prince Beach Resort!  -Janell G

Pre-Order Your Copy of “The Princess and the Crab” Today!

May 16th, 2015

Princess and the crab

 

Commissioned by the Resort’s owners for their children, “The Princess and the Crab” is a wonderful memento for your family and friends.

A delightfully inspired re-imagining of the beloved princess-and-the-frog fable (with a lovable, wise crab as the co-star), the book is wonderful, whimsical and wise. While the tale is fun, author Grace Gore Sturdivant’s use of historical island sites in the unfolding story brings learning to the book’s magic and meaning. Adding to the appeal are its delightful illustrations by ED Hose of St. Simons Island.

This children’s book includes 48 pages of delight, weaving The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, our coast, and St. Simons Island’s history into the narrative.

Place your order today and you will receive an email upon the books arrival at the resort and prior to shipping to you. The book is $20 per copy and can be purchased by visiting the resort’s online gift shop.

2015 Wedding Dress Trend: Low Cut Backs

May 13th, 2015

This year, low cut backs are making a comeback on wedding dresses. While this trend may not be for the faint of heart, we know that those who do wear one of these dresses will be absolutely stunning on their wedding day.

This swan inspired body by designer Galia Lahav has a dramatic silhouette with layers of tulle. On the back, French lace dotted with pearls completes the delicate and gorgeous look.

www.galialahav.com

 

This corded lace fit to flare gown by Kenneth Pool offers a unique but equally beautiful look.

www.kennethpool.com

 

Exquisite beaded lace adorns the bodice of this romantic dress by Maggie Sottero. A Swarovski Crystal neckline and a double keyhole back complete this beautiful dress.

http://www.maggiesottero.com

 

The illusion back neckline for “Millie” by Nicole Miller is intricately beaded in a layered necklace style look. Thin beading around the waistline ties the look together for a romantic look.

www.nicolemiller.com