Complete Meeting Package on the Georgia Coast

October 20th, 2014
Retreat Room

Retreat Room Classroom Setup at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort.

The King and Prince Resort on St. Simons Island is an excellent location for a meeting. We are just steps from beautiful beaches, there are many shops and restaurants just a mile away in the pier village area and we are a little over an hour from both the Jacksonville International Airport and Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.

Along with many amenities such as a business center, restaurant, pools, fitness center and complimentary wireless internet, we offer complete meeting packages for groups! Our two night meeting package is inclusive of all taxes and gratuities and includes:

  • Lodging
  • One complimentary VIP upgrade to an oceanfront room with hotel amenity
  • One meeting room with flip chart and podium
  • Breakfast buffet for two days
  • Two morning breaks complete with coffee, tea, soft drinks and bottled water
  • One group lunch
  • Afternoon snack:  coffee, tea, soft drinks, bottled water & cookies
  • One group dinner
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi, parking, exercise facility and pools
  • Discounted rate for golf at The King and Prince Golf Course

To learn more about our complete meetings package or any of our group and conference options, contact our sales team at 912-268-5005 or visit our website.

Wedding Day Survival Kit

October 16th, 2014

Wedding Day Survival Kit

Friends don’t let friends get married without it – the wedding day survival kit. It has everything the bride may need for her special day in case any last minute emergencies arise. Here is our list for what to pack in the bride’s wedding day survival kit. Remember to have fun and add some unexpected, fun extras too!

Personal Hygiene

  1. Pain reliever – Advil, Tylenol or Asprin
  2. Band-Aids
  3. Mouthwash
  4. Razors
  5. Feminine Hygiene Products
  6. Chapstick
  7. Tooth Brush & Toothpaste
  8. Dental Floss
  9. Tweezers
  10. Deodorant
  11. Lotion
  12. Q-tips
  13. Tums
  14. Eye Drops
  15. Tissues

 

Beauty

  1. Hair Brush/Comb
  2. Hair Spray
  3. Nail File
  4. Mirror
  5. Bobby Pins
  6. Safety Pins
  7. Extra Earring Backs
  8. Sewing Kit
  9. Bleach Pen
  10. Fashion Tape
  11. Lint Roller
  12. Dryer Sheets

 

Extras

  1. Baby Wipes
  2. Batteries
  3. Straws
  4. Small Scissors
  5. Snacks
  6. Water

For more ideas for your wedding, visit our website!

A Mother-Daughter Day on St. Simons Island

October 14th, 2014

Mother Daughter Getaway St. Simons Island

On Saturday, November 22nd from 9:30am to 4:30pm we invite mothers & daughters to gather at our resort for a day that could be life changing! The day will be hosted by Donna Mastrianni, L.E., Master Esthetician and aromatherapist, and Marie Artman, M.Ed., Master Pilates instructor and owner of Main Street Wellness Center.

You will begin the morning with Marie and Donna for a meet & greet followed by an invigorating morning walk. Next, dance like there’s no tomorrow in a class that targets your heart rate and is focused on inspiring, energetic movements.

After a morning of exercise, you deserve a delicious lunch! Marie Artman will demonstrate correct posture techniques that add strength and grace to your alignment as you move through your day. She will then incorporate the art of poise in an effort to combine both posture and poise to help eliminate pain and add positive reinforcements to your life. Next, Donna Mastrianni will envelop your senses in Aromatherapy. Find out what Aromatherapy is and how to use it to support a healthy lifestyle. Finally, get ready to charge one last time on a Lighthouse climb with Marie. Learn enlightening historical facts as you work your core, quadriceps, hamstrings and gluteal muscles.

End the day at ECHO in the resort’s lobby with Marie and Donna to discuss any questions you have about what you’ve learned. What a perfect ending to a day of bonding for Mothers and Daughters!

The cost for the day is $150 per person. Reservations must be made if you plan to attend. Call us at 912-268-5965 to reserve today! For more information, visit our website.

Marie Artman has been in the fitness business for more than thirty years and holds a Bachelor of Education in dance therapy and a Master of Education in Exercise Physiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation. She worked for twenty years at the Forbes Five Star Cloister Resort on Sea Island. She now runs the Main Street Wellness Center on Saint Simons Island where her Pilates Loft specializes in private and group Pilates Reformer classes as well as Bungee Ballet.

Donna Mastrianni is a licensed Master Esthetician, Executive Spa Director, Aromatherapist, Lecturer and product developer. Donna was Spa Director for Sea Island’s Forbes Five Star Spa as well as other spas including the PGA Tour La Terra Spa. She has created a line of products, Donne & Cavalli®, for people with active lifestyles and specific skin care needs. Donna practices privately at Main Street Wellness Center on Saint Simons Island through her company The Facial Suite.

Holiday Culinary Demonstrations on St. Simons Island

October 10th, 2014

Cooking Demonstrations on St. Simons Island

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are right around the corner! Let us help you get into the holiday spirit with fun, educational and of course, tasty cooking demonstrations that showcase three popular holiday themes. Space is limited for these classes so please call us at 912-268-5965 to reserve your spot.

Taste of Thanksgiving: The tradition of Thanksgiving at The King and Prince has been a cornerstone of our proud southern heritage for generations. Join our chef for a fun and informative culinary demonstration that introduces five classic holiday dishes from this year’s sumptuous buffet menu. Enjoy generous tastings of regional inspired recipes while sipping a glass of wine. Share our passion for holiday cooking and settle in for a delicious ‘Taste of Thanksgiving’ dinner while sharpening your own culinary skills.

Date: Saturday, November 22nd
Time: 5pm-8pm
Location: The Solarium at The King and Prince Resort
Cost: $49.00 per person, including a post-demonstration dinner with wine pairings (plus tax and service charge, for a total of $62.85 per person)

  • Sapelo Honey Stuffed Shrimp
  • Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce
  • Pecan Sage Cornbread Dressing
  • Turkey Preparation for Roasting
  • Fresh Pumpkin Pie

 

New Year’s Eve- Partying with Ease: New Year’s Eve is coming to the island early this year with this fun culinary event that blends creative party ideas with easy-to-make recipes. In anticipation of one of the biggest party nights of the year when family and friends get together, our chef has planned an interactive demonstration that’s as easy as 3-2-1-Party!

Date: Wednesday, December 17th
Time: 5pm-8pm
Location: The Solarium at The King and Prince Resort
Cost: $59.00 per person, including champagne, party favors, and tasting dinner (plus tax and service charge, for a total of $75.67 per person)

  • Hors d’oeuvres Made Simple
  • Chocolate Kiss Bites
  • Personal Menu Planning
  • Mixing Drinks

 

Holiday Cookie Class: Nothing says family and the holidays better than spending time together in the kitchen and baking time-honored cookie recipes as we prepare for Santa’s visit. This charming and unique cookie demonstration features 3 types of cookies, frostings, and colorful decorations. Join us for a memorable evening of hands-on participation for adults and children. Sip a specialty holiday cocktail (hot chocolate, milk, and other child-friendly beverages also served). Start a new tradition this year and come on over for a cookie bash!

Date: Thursday, December 18th
Time: 5pm-8pm
Location: The Solarium at The King and Prince Resort
Cost: $29.00 per person, including includes cookie demo (3 types of cookies), frosting/decoration demo, specialty cocktail (or milk). Price is per adult with one child included. Additional children welcome at $15 per child (plus tax and service charge, for a total of $37.19 for 1 parent and 1 child, $19.14 for additional child)

  • Holiday Cookie Decorating
  • Hot Chocolate and Sweet Confections
  • Candy Canes to Santa Claus
  • Sugar Cookies to be made, baked, and ready for Christmas wrapping by the end of class

Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information, visit our website. Make it a day (and night) to remember by spending the night at our oceanfront resort!

5 Items Not To Forget On Your Wedding Day

October 8th, 2014

Oceanfront Wedding at The King and Prince Resort

We’ve all heard of “pregnancy brain” but many brides swear that while planning their wedding, they had “wedding brain.” With so much to do leading up to and on one of the most important days of your life, it’s no wonder many brides forget a thing or two! Here are the top 5 things that brides often overlook-and how you can be sure this doesn’t happen to you.

5. Break in your shoes: You searched high and low for months to find the most amazing pair of shoes to go with your dress…but after the 2nd hour in your dream shoes (and dress), your feet are killing you. By the time your feet are hurting, the only thing you can do is take off the shoes for a bit or be a trooper and suffer through the pain. Do yourself a favor and break in those dream shoes before your big day! Wear them for a few hours around the house every day to ensure that your feet are happy!

4. For outdoor weddings, remember the sunscreen: Our ocean front location means that we have many couples who tie the knot outside. Ceremonies can range from short and sweet to lengthy. No matter how long your ceremony is, be kind to your skin and apply sun screen before you get dressed. Task one of your bridesmaids with bringing sunscreen to re-apply if the weather or sun warrants it. This tip goes not just for you but for the wedding party and your guests. If you are having an outdoor wedding (especially in the afternoon), have a sunscreen station or hand out sunscreen favors to your guests so they don’t burn!

3. Don’t do anything drastic: We all want to look perfect on our wedding day. In an effort to do so, many brides make plans to dye or cut their hair, try a spray tan for the first time or get a facial just days before they say “I do.”  This can result in disaster and many women have heard horror stories about what can go wrong (or lived through it). If you want to treat yourself to a facial, do so 3 or 4 weeks prior to the wedding. If you are thinking of drastically changing your hair style, don’t! Just wait until after you get married. The last thing you want is for you to not like your new style and to be stuck looking at it in wedding photos for years to come. And that spray tan you’ve always wanted but never tried? Try it out a month or two before your wedding to make sure it will look ok. Then, re-apply a few days before the wedding.

2. Eat: With so much going on, many brides lose track of time and forget to eat. Ask your maid of honor or wedding planner to have non-messy finger food available for you throughout the day. The last thing you want to happen is for guests to hear your stomach growling while you say “I do.”

1. Make it official: Pack up the marriage license the night before the wedding. Double and triple-check to make sure you have it. Also, remember to have the officiant sign the document afterwards. You’d be surprised how many couples forget this very important paper.

The McGladrey Classic Returns to St. Simons Island

October 3rd, 2014

The McGladrey Classic

Every year, St. Simons Island plays host to The McGladrey Classic. This year the 7 day PGA event is on October 20th-26th. There are many events that take place over the course of the week for you to enjoy. From a military appreciation day, to pro-am tournaments, to youth days and an evening concert featuring country music recording artist Darius Rucker, this is an event that the whole family can enjoy!

Along with golf and music, the classic raises funds for local charities including The Special Olympics, The Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Georgia and the Birdies Fore Love Charities.

Our resort is just 5 minutes from the tournament! To reserve your room for the event, visit our website. Or, to learn more about purchasing tickets to the classic or any events, visit the McGladrey Classic website.

 

Team Building Activities for your Group or Meeting

September 29th, 2014

The next time you reserve your group or meeting, be sure to think about activities that you can do that will assist in team-building and help the attendees get to know each other better. Here are some suggestions for fun activities that you can do right here on our resort property! If you need assistance or would like more ideas, contact us.

Scavenger Hunt: This is a great way for your attendees to not only work together as a team, but also to learn about each other, the resort and the area. Send them out to explore our historic resort, the beach, the restaurants, the village, lighthouse and maybe even the tree spirits of St. Simons Island!

Sandcastle Building Competition: With the ocean lapping at the resort, it is the perfect location to get some fresh air and hold a sandcastle building competition! You can award winners for the tallest and also the most creative sandcastle.

Cooking Competition: Turn our ballroom or event space into “Kitchen Stadium” while you and your teammates battle it out to cook the best shrimp & grits or King and Prince muffins.

Fishing Tournament: There’s no need to get on a boat to catch the biggest fish! Hold a group fishing tournament from the shore right outside the resort’s doors.

SUP Relay Races: Our location on the ocean also makes us the perfect place to hold a stand up paddleboard race! It is a fun way to break a sweat and have a little friendly competition between the teams.

Cardboard Regatta: We will provide the boxes, you provide the man-power. Teams will create their very own “boats” out of cardboard and duct tape. Then, one lucky member of each team will take their boat for a spin in our pool to see which “boat” can float the furthest! (Make sure you take lots of photos!)

Wintertime Polar Bear Plunge: Just because your group stays with us in the cooler months, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun! Along with golf, we will still have many activities available such as sandcastle building, cooking competitions, scavenger hunts and fishing tournaments. The polar bear plunge isn’t as much about team building as it is about cheering each other on and having a good time.

Inspiration for a Fall Wedding

September 26th, 2014

Fall is such a fun time to have a wedding. You can use vibrant colors in your bouquet & bridesmaid dresses and there are some delicious fall foods (hello pumpkin!). Here are some of our picks to provide you with inspiration for a fall wedding.

Fall Wedding Bouquet

www.thelunabluestudio.com

Fall Themed Bouquet

www.botanicafloralpdx.com

Fall Themed Wedding Bouquet

www.lovemedophotography.com

Pumpkin Name Cards for Wedding

www.swankproductions.com

Pumpkin Centerpiece

www.yourcozyhome.blogspot.com

Fall Themed Centerpiece

www.marthastewartweddings.com

Fall Themed Wedding Cake

www.projectwedding.com

October 2014 Events in the Golden Isles

September 24th, 2014

St. Simons Food & Spirits Festival: Wednesday, October 1st through Sunday, October 5th- Celebrate the bounty of The Golden Isles while raising money and awareness for Hospice of the Golden Isles. There will be several tastings and events and several area restaurants as well as an appearance by celebrity chef Hugh Acheson. For more information or for ticket prices, visit their website.

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, October 3rd- 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.

Coastfest: Saturday, October 4th from 10am to 4:45pm- This annual event is held at the Georgia DNR coastal regional headquarters in Brunswick, GA. Bring the whole family for a day of outdoor fun! There will be over 70 environmental and educational exhibits about sea turtles, coastal ecology, sharks, shrimp and much more!

St. Simons Island Antique Show: Saturday & Sunday, October 4th & 5th from 9am to 5pm- Antique dealers from across the Southeast will be under the oaks in Postell Park by the Pier. Admission and parking are free!

Glynn Art in the Park Fall Festival: Saturday & Sunday, October 11th & 12th- Artists from across the southeast will be selling their art at Postell Park on St. Simons Island for this festival. There will be jewelry, photography, stoneware, children’s toys and much more! Bring the family for a beautiful fall day under the oaks.  This event is free.

Rhythm on the River featuring Michael Hulett: Sunday, October 12th- Enjoy live music at Mary Ross Waterfront Park featuring local musician Michael Hulett in Brunswick from 6-8pm. Bring the kids and pack a picnic dinner. Admission is $10 per adult, 15 & under free.

5th Annual St. Simons Island SUP Challenge: Friday and Saturday, October 17th & 18th- The event features a 3 mile short course, an 8 mile elite race, relay race 13 and under race and even a race with a dog on your board! The weekend is hosted by Davis Love III and proceeds benefit The Davis Love Foundation. To register visit their website.

The 15th Annual Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee: Saturday, October 18th- Celebrate (and eat) delicious Brunswick Stew! There will be a cooking competition, pooch parade, 5k race, live entertainment and events just for the kids!

The 2014 McGladrey Classic: October 20th-26th at the Sea Island Golf Club- This annual PGA tour is hosted by the Davis Love Foundation and benefits many local charities. Throughout the week there are many events including a pro-am, military appreciation day, youth day and an evening concert with Darius Rucker. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit their website.

Eco Lecture Series at Village Creek Landing: October 21st. 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.

Tips to Lessen Stress While Planning a Wedding

September 23rd, 2014

Vintage Wedding Theme

Although it can be the happiest day of your life, your wedding can also cause a lot of stress. From the moment he proposes, to the moment you say “I do,” there is a lot of planning to do-and a fair amount of stress along the way. Here are our tips on lessening the stress while you are planning for the happiest day of your life.

Hire A Wedding Planner- A wedding planner will help you in so many ways. They have built relationships with many businesses so they know who is trustworthy and does a great job…and who does not. The planner will give you back something that many people lose when planning their own wedding-TIME.

Set A Budget- Setting a budget early on can help you plan more efficiently. It is important to make sure that you and your significant other (along with whomever else will be paying for the wedding) are on the same page with the budget and expenses. Prioritize the really important items for you and your spouse so you have a good starting point. Once you have set a budget, be sure to stick to it. Remember that you have a budget for a reason! This will save you a lot of stress.

Ask for Help- Often in life, we find ourselves in over our heads because we did not ask for-or accept help that was offered. When it comes to a big life event like your wedding, if someone offers you help, take it and delegate! Your close family and friends really won’t mind giving you a helping hand for your big day and you won’t be as stressed out!

Treat Yourself- Set aside a little time and money to get away with your fiancee for a weekend or to spend the day at a spa. Many couples get so caught up in planning the wedding that they forget to spend time with each other or to take care of themselves. So, set some time aside to spend time together as a couple or for pampering.

For more tips and ideas on wedding planning, visit our website.