Ciara and Justin were married on March 14th at Lovely Lane Chapel on St. Simons Island. After the wedding, guests were transported to The King and Prince Resort via trolley from Lighthouse Trolleys. A reception followed at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. The wedding and reception were photographed by Peacock Photo & Video. To view more photos of their special day, visit their website.
When it comes to meetings, not everyone has a big budget to spend. However, it is possible to have a professional meeting at a nice venue while still looking out for your bottom dollar. Here are some tips for saving money on your next meeting or conference:
1. Be Flexible- The best way to save money on rooms and event space is to be flexible with your dates. Let the sales manager know up front that you have a certain budget to work with and that your dates are flexible. This can help the sales manager find low-demand dates that can give you the same meeting space and rooms for less!
2. Select A Location That Has On-Site Food & Beverage- Food costs can really drive your bill up fast. By finding a location that has on-site food and beverage, you will be able to negotiate costs better and they may be willing to create a smaller, more cost effective menu for your event.
3. Ask For Volunteers- Save on labor costs by asking for a few attendees to volunteer their time to man the registration table for a few hours during the conference. You can discount or give them free registration to cover the cost of their time and it will save you on labor costs.
4. Offer Sponsorship Opportunities- Depending on the type of event you are planning, you may be able to ask businesses to sponsor the event for a fee. This will offset your costs and help them gain new customers. It can be a win-win situation!
To learn more tips on meeting planning or to host your next meeting at our oceanfront resort, visit our website.
The King and Prince Golf Course is proud to welcome Robert Long aboard as the new 1st Assistant Golf Pro. Robert will work alongside Course Manager Rick Mattox to provide players with an exceptional golf experience.
Mattox says: “I am very excited to have Robert joining our team. He is already a valued addition for the future of the King and Prince Golf Course. St. Simons Island affords him a wonderful place to live and enjoy quality family life while pursuing his chosen career path.”
The course enlivens the old school tradition of golf. Located at the crossroads of the Hampton & Frederica Rivers, the scenic drive to the north tip of St. Simons Island allows golfers to begin unwinding long before arrival; when you enter the Clubhouse, you receive a quality experience that is rarely forgotten. You become part of the Club’s family ~ to relax, play golf and make memories with a caring staff.
For more information about the course on St. Simons Island, Georgia, visit our website.
M. Mildred Huie Museum– Mildred Nix Huie was an impressionist painter who made St. Simons Island her home in the 1960’s. Along with fellow artists, they founded the Left Bank Art Gallery which began a tradition of sharing a love of the arts with the Golden Isles community. Today, you can visit her original studio, the Mediterranean house and view many of her original works.
N. Nature– St. Simons island is known for it’s love of nature and the abundance of animals and birds living on the island. Because of it’s location the island is a prime spot for bird watching. You can often glimpse rare birds that are not native to the area but are passing through during their migration. The island is also home to deer, alligators and many species of fish. You can also spot dolphins and North Atlantic right whales close to the shore!
O. One of A Kind– Anyone who has visited the island and all of the locals will tell you that St. Simons Island is truly one of a kind. The natural beauty and the friendliness of everyone you meet combined with great shopping, many golf courses, outdoor activities, delicious dining options and pristine beaches creates the perfect island for everyone!
P. Paddleboarding– A favorite island sport, you’ll see paddle boarders out on the water nearly every day! Due to the small waves off of our shores, our location makes for an excellent paddleboarding experience. If you are looking for something unique, we recommend nighttime paddleboarding!
Q. Quaint Village– The heart of St. Simons Island is the pier village. Located just a mile from The King and Prince Resort, you will find a waterfront park, mini golf, many shops and restaurants and a pier for fishing, crabbing and people watching. The laid back and friendly feel of the village makes it the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Be sure to stay for sunset and watch the spectacular colors reflecting off of the water!
Many meetings and events are held at our resort over the course of a year. Our guests come first, and each and every team member strives to provide a relaxing and memorable experience for them. After a meeting or event has ended, we ask the planner to give us feedback about their experience. Here is what meeting planners are saying about The King and Prince.
“We had an incredible stay. Everyone was courteous. If we had a problem, the staff was easy to work with to get it taken care of. I was very appreciative and it made the retreat an excellent event.” -G.W.
“Our ladies had a fantastic time and loved being at The King and Prince. This was perfect for our meeting and we loved Wesley Cottage.” -G.W.
“We had a wonderful experience and will definitely be having more events and meetings here in the future.” -J.W.
“As always, an excellent event. I received many comments from the attendees as to how impressed they were. The hotel, grounds and staff are excellent.” -D.J.
“The catering staff was very accommodating to our last minute changes. . . went above and beyond and were very pleasant regarding our requests.” -B.H.
“Your hotel, staff, food & service was excellent and I do mean excellent. It is so very nice and accommodating. The way our customers went on about the Saturday night meal was unreal. I enjoy dealing with professionals who are on their game and your team is. Thank you for everything. We have has some great venues in the past , this may have topped them all.” -C.S.
Choosing colors for your wedding will help bring out your personality for your special day, but deciding which colors to use can be a headache because there are SO many options! Our wedding experts have chosen their top picks for spring 2015 wedding colors!
Aquamarine – We think this color would look great for a beach wedding. Complimenting the colors of the sand, it is a flattering color on most skin tones.
Tangerine – Add a pop of color to your bouquet with bright flowers! Adding a few bright colors into the mix will make the bouquet uniquely you!
Purple – A timeless, classic, and we think a rather “royal” color; there are so many different ways to use purple in your wedding. We love the idea of different shades/flowers on the table at the reception combined with purple napkins to tie it all together.
No matter which colors you choose, we know your wedding will be one of the most beautiful days in your life! For more information about planning your wedding, visit our website.
First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, April 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.
Painting with Peggy Buchan at The King and Prince: Saturday, April 4th – from 2-5 p.m. Learn how to capture the beauty of the Georgia Coast through paintbrush and canvas. St. Simons Island local artist Peggy Buchan has many years of experience painting the tranquil scenes for which the Golden Isles are known. For pricing and reservations, please visit the website.
Glynn Art in the Park Spring Festival: April 11th & 12th from 10AM to 5PM – Enjoy a day of art by the ocean! This annual festival presented by The Glynn Art Association, features talented artists from across the country. The event is held in Postell Park by the Pier on St. Simons Island.
St. Simons Island Antique Show: April 18th & 19th 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!
Cassina Garden Club’s 9th Annual Tabby & Tillandsia Garden Walk: April 25th from 10AM to 5PM – Tour beautiful and blooming private gardens on St. Simons Island. Proceeds from the event help maintain Cassina’s historic Hamilton Plantation slave cabins on Gascoigne Bluff. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 the day of the event. For more information, visit their website.
Kimberly & Ben chose to have an intimate wedding on our oceanfront lawn. The day was filled with plenty of sunshine and of course, lots of love as they said “I do”. After the nuptials, a reception was held in the historic Solarium room. Light Love Laughter Photography beautifully captured their special day which was featured on Style Me Pretty.
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.
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.