‘Tis the season for holiday cheer at The King and Prince! We have several decorated Christmas trees across the resort as well as many other holiday wreaths and decorations for our guests to enjoy. To help our guests get into the holiday spirit, we also offer several programs including cooking demonstrations and a holiday cookie demo! Please visit our website for more information.
It is the goal of the management and staff at The King and Prince to make sure that every guest has a wonderful stay with us. Many of our guests stay with us for meetings and conventions and are able to enjoy the amenities the resort offers while they are here on business.
Here is what some of our group meeting contacts have said recently about their meetings at The King and Prince:
“Most attendees at our convention loved the King and Prince and said that the food at ECHO was very good. They were also happy with their rooms.” -A.O.
“We love the new decor!” -A. R.
“Thank you for everything. We loved The Lady Jane!” -M.W.
Recent meeting awards include Convention South magazine Readers’ Choice Award, the Pinnacle Award from Successful Meetings magazine, Meeting South’s Best of the South Award and Smart Meetings Platinum Choice Award. Contact us today to find out how we can help you host a productive and memorable meeting on St. Simons Island, Georgia!
The choices when it comes to deciding on a wedding cake are astounding. Your cake can make a statement or be a centerpiece at your reception. Or, perhaps you’d like a cupcake display instead of an actual cake! Here are some of our favorite wedding cakes. We hope they inspire you when you are planning your wedding!
The shabby chic wedding cake. Why we love it: This cake is simple, beautiful and romantic all at the same time!
The Rustic Wedding Cake. Why we love it: This cake proves that imperfections (even on cake) are a beautiful thing.
The Unique Wedding Cake. Why we love it: The great thing about getting married is that you are able to really show off your personality and one of the many ways you can do that is through your wedding cake!
Cupcakes. Why we love it: Cupcakes have evolved over the years to a much more gourmet experience. Serving cupcakes instead of cakes means that your guests can have a wide variety of cakes to try and it is a creative twist on a wedding tradition.
Resort Executive Chef John Palacio was born in Seville, Spain and grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. After high school he joined the U.S. Marines and soon after completing his time in the Marines he signed up for a five-year chef’s apprenticeship at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Because he was willing to travel to gain experience and advance in his career field, over the past 25+ years he has worked in hotel kitchens in Kansas City, Beverly Hills, Tucson and Chattanooga before moving to St. Simons Island.
He has been married for 22 years to his wife Linda and together they have 3 children; Alexandria, Giovanti & Gulliano who all love to travel.
As a Christmas tradition, the Palacio family starts with everyone helping to make the big Christmas meal for the evening. The kids make pumpkin pie and fresh bread, Linda prepares the vegetables and Chef John makes the entrees. The morning is started with homemade hot chocolate, tamales and Mexican sweet breads. They embrace this time of year to spend time with family and have fun.
Chef John’s Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe
8 oz. of bittersweet chocolate
1 cup of sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
A pinch of nutmeg
2 cups of water
3 cups of milk
In a small pot, add the water, sugar, cinnamon & nutmeg. Bring to a simmer and then add the chocolate. Stir until it dissolves. With the liquid simmering, add the milk and simmer again. Place marshmallows in your favorite mug, pour in the hot chocolate and enjoy!
For more information about Chef John Palacio and for more recipes, visit our website!
Winter can be a magical time for a wedding. Most people associate winter weddings with colors such as white, blue and silver. Our experts recommend adding a pop of color to your reception to liven up the space a bit! Also, try using strands of mini white lights or candles to decorate the space and, if there is a fireplace available to you, use it! Here are some of our favorite ideas for a winter wedding reception.
Add winter elements and color to your bouquet to make it unique.
Use fresh flowers to brighten up the reception space. You can also use crystal for an extra “winter” effect.
Use candles to make the space feel warm, inviting and cozy.
Help your guests get into the winter spirit with a hot chocolate bar.
Have fun when choosing wedding favors! You can give candles, s’mores kits, and our favorite, Christmas ornaments.
Wow your guests with a delicious, winter-inspired wedding cake!
For more information about planning your wedding, visit our website.
Join us this Christmas for a buffet with all of the traditional favorites as well as some delicious coastal cuisine. This year, our Christmas buffet will be from 11am to 7pm on Thursday, December 25th, 2014. Adults are $59 per person, children ages 8-12 are $24 and children 7 & under are complimentary.
Reservations must be made in advance by calling 912-268-5967.
The menu includes: assorted salads, a seafood display featuring Carolina oysters, crab legs, shrimp, salmon & tuna. There will also be a carving station with turkey, prime rib & ham as well as all of your favorite Thanksgiving sides. To view the full menu, please visit our website.
There are so many different things to remember and consider when planning your wedding. Everyone will give you advice on what to do and it can be information overload. Here are some top “Do’s and Don’ts” from our wedding experts.
Do: Double-check the wording on your invites several times and have someone proof-read them to make sure all information is correct.
Do: Order a few extra invites just in case you forget to add someone to your list.
Don’t: Include your registry information in the wedding invites. This information should go out with bridal shower invites or save the dates.
Do: Hire a wedding planner. This single decision can help save you from a lot of unnecessary stress up to and through your wedding day. (They can even help you save money!)
Do: Clearly communicate your budget with your partner and anyone else involved in the financial aspect of your wedding.
Do: Make a budget and stick to it!
Don’t: Ask guests for monetary gifts.
Don’t: Overextend your bridal party. They may be on a budget as well. Make sure everyone is clear on what they are expected to pay for (if anything).
Do: Have someone else do your hair and makeup. You will be too nervous!
Do: Make sure to do a trial run with hair and makeup prior to your wedding day. Take photos when you are finished and bring them with you to ensure that you look as beautiful as you did on your trial run!
Don’t: Look drastically different from how you look every day.
Don’t: Look like a lobster (or an orange). Work on your tan well in advance. Or, test out your spray tan before the big day.
Do: Set up a time for a menu (and cake) tasting prior to your wedding day. It is important that you are completely satisfied with the food at your reception and it is also a good time to clearly communicate with your caterer.
Do: Offer a vegetarian entree option.
Do: Seat older guests away from the music or the DJ. They may not enjoy the loud music as much as the other guests and may be happier talking to the others at their table.
Don’t: Drink too much. You’ll regret it.
Don’t: Go over 4 minutes when delivering a toast. As a rule of thumb, ask the bride and groom is there is a certain time allotted for each speech.
Do make sure that when you are planning your wedding, you are happy with the choices you have made. If you have any questions about planning your wedding or would like to learn more about weddings at our oceanfront resort, visit our website.