Posts Tagged ‘destination beach wedding’

Planning Your Georgia Destination Wedding? You’ve Got Help!

Friday, January 11th, 2013

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Greetings, all!  We’re The King and Prince’s wedding experts, Ruth Driggs and Scarlett Starr!  This is your special invitation to join us at this year’s Golden Isles Magazine Bridal Fair held at the Jekyll Island Convention Center on Georgia’s Golden Isles!  If you’re considering a wedding in Georgia, the Bridal Fair is your perfect first step.  We’ll be there on Sunday, January 20 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.  There you can experience the latest destination wedding trends and make personal connections with local photographers, florists and wedding planners.  We’ll be there to share our insider secrets, make introductions and help ensure that your catered events at the resort go off without a hitch.

Pssst!  Have you heard?  The King and Prince’s renovations should be complete in February, just in time for your St. Simons Island wedding!  You’ll see a fresh new look to the historic Delegal dining room, with gracious French doors that open out to the sun and sea.  The reinvention of the Lanier Ballroom includes majestic European-style lighting that will inspire you to dance the night away.

So save the date and drop by to meet us on January 20th!  Want some advance reconnaissance?  Just email Ruth at  rdriggs@mmihg.com and we’ll get together!

Is a Destination Wedding Right for You?

Monday, November 12th, 2012

 

Destination Wedding Location

Why Choose a Destination Wedding?

You’re in the planning stages, navigating that slippery slope between starry-eyed betrothal and a wedding’s obligations and expectations.

  • Those of you who have always dreamed of your wedding in your hometown, surrounded by tradition, will find great comfort and presence in forging ahead with those plans.
  • Others of you, however, envision creating a world away in a remote spot, where you’re in charge of the timeline and the size of the guest list naturally limits itself.

If you find yourself in the second group, consider a destination wedding venue at the King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort on St. Simons Island, just off Georgia’s coast.  Pictured above, the resort’s front lawn provides the perfect spot to gather with family and friends for a casual reception or to meet before venturing out to discover the island’s delights.  Surrounded by friends, family, nature, history and the pounding surf, you’ll create your own traditions………..which can include, by the way, annual reunions on your anniversary at the King and Prince!

Consider Timeless Music for Your March Down the Aisle (or Beach)

Friday, November 9th, 2012

the piano guys album

The Piano Guys

Here comes the Bride…. it’s a classic.  Vivaldi?  Love it.  But since you’re spreading your wings and creating a different sort of wedding experience, consider this.   Whether you walk down the aisle or down the beach at your destination wedding, set the stage with alternative music such as “A Thousand Years”  by The Piano Guys (click here for a listen).  Its slow, measured pace, a sort of love song between piano and cello, sets the stage- transporting you and your guests into an open, relaxed presence where the timeless nature of  the vows you make will shine for years in memory.

Looking for the perfect backdrop?    May we suggest the Delegal Room at the King and Prince:  historic, elegant, yours for a day.

Don’t Super-Size Me!

Friday, November 2nd, 2012
destination wedding location

Destination Weddings at The King and Prince!

Looking for that perfect destination wedding venue?  Come here, under the St. Simons sun, and create an event to draw together your closest family and dearest friends, changing lives forever.  Whether that means a gang of four – or 300 of your most cherished soul mates  The King and Prince Resort is perfectly scaled to frame your wedding in a way that will create memories for years to come.

Consider this:  a ceremony or reception on the oceanfront lawn for 300.  A banquet in the Lanier Ballroom for 280.  Brunch in the historic, ocean-limned Delegal Room for 200.

Envisioning a more intimate scale?  Imagine your event in the Retreat Room or Solarium with panoramic views of the Atlantic.    Or head out to the Ocean Terrace Grill for a relaxed venue and refreshments.  Then again, there’s always the balcony on your oceanfront room:  A bottle of champagne, room service, and thou!

Click here to view photos from real weddings at The King and Prince!

The Latest Thing in Weddings

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Oceanfront destination wedding
What’s the latest trend in weddings?  The oldest things in the world:  simplicity, family, and friends.  Gone are the days when bride and groom spent their wedding day isolated from others, like figures on a wedding cake.  Regardless of their potential to spend, couples today are looking to connect with others rather than trying to impress them.

And, of course, the perfect venue for elegance and simplicity is a Georgia beach wedding at the King and Prince Resort.  There you can spend hours overlooking the Atlantic, or explore the community that is the island itself.  You’re not in a faceless “all-inclusive” golden cage, but rather surrounded by history and interests at all levels, from sports to history to spa.

If I had it to do all over again, I’d be here.  Hmmmmm maybe 25th anniversary coming up?  Save the date……………

Set the Stage

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Destination Wedding SpaceLooking for the perfect destination wedding venue?  Create a little of your own history at the King and Prince.  Gorgeous blue stained glass windows frame the ocean view in the resort’s Delegal Room.  The room, named for the first British fortification on the south end of the island, sets the stage for an elegant reception or welcome brunch.  Each window bursts with light, depicting St. Simons scenes:  St. Simons Lighthouse, the Battle of Bloody Marsh, Christ Church, the beach, the King and Prince……..Or, for a more casual spin, create a treasure hunt for guests:  first one to visit each historic sight wins a prize (maybe a return trip?).

Colors for your Fall Destination Wedding

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

 

fall wedding colors

 

Who’s done their research to make sure your wedding colors coordinate with the Pantone color wheel for your Fall 2012 destination wedding!  Here they are:  beautiful hues for fall.  And the perfect backdrop for your colorful event?  The King and Prince bathed in lovely Honey Gold set against an Olympian Blue sky with a sprinkling of Bright Chartreuse in the palms.  This must be your year – here!

Destination Weddings at The King and Prince

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Nancy Krabill at Taste of Glynn

Plan your St. Simons Island wedding at the King and Prince Resort, and begin your own love affair with this place that will call you home time and time again.   Talk to visitors and you’ll hear the mantra, steady as the sea breezes playing on the coast:  ”I’ve been coming here for years,” “My parents honeymooned here and now it’s my turn,”  “We came as wedding guests and stayed on for the rest of the week…”

I’m Nancy Krabill, a local with my own trove of King and Prince memories, but more about that later. For the next few weeks, I’ll be sending you real-time blasts that only an insider can share with brides-to-be considering their all-important wedding resort venue.  After all, the destination itself is a key star in your wedding event.  You’ll want one that needs no rehearsal: not just another pretty backdrop but one with a real sense of place, time and culture.

If this beach in Georgia sounds just peachy to you, come back here for a visit as we explore the history and charm not only of the resort, but also of its surroundings, cuisine, local characters, outdoor activities, and of course, shopping opportunities.

Warmest regards – Nancy

The Junior Golf Clinic!

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

The Junior Golf Clinic!

A Phenomenal Program from

The King and Prince Golf Course – Home of the Hampton Club

Readers, for the past few months we’ve been speaking about the truly amazing sites, sounds, views – everything that St. Simon’s Island in Georgia has to offer. There are vacation packages that include fine dining experiences and glorious accommodations in this unique locale, where each and every visitor can enjoy walking beside the crystalline waters of the Atlantic under the warm sun each and every day.

Because of the endless array of nature – birds of every vibrant color nesting in the endless, undisturbed marshlands, to the baby dolphins playing in the sea – St Simon’s is a true ‘gift’ for all types of visitors from photographers to bird watchers to historians who want nothing more than to relax in a world of luxury.

But there is so much more to St. Simon’s, and the one jewel in in this already priceless crown is a golf course that is literally second to none. This is a course that has ‘met’ PGA celebrities, members, amateurs, enthusiasts, and simply lovers of the game of golf. Every year, something else occurs here that people wait for the chance to be part of. For amateurs or professionals, this is an unforgettable experience for people who wish to bring their golf game up to a higher level.

On this stunning island that is a true portrait of natural beauty and serenity, this is a golf course that transcends all others. Because of the undisturbed nature, this course is truly a challenge, which is what makes it one of coastal Georgia’s great courses. Emerald fairways, ancient forests, vast salt marshes, island holes, premier instruction, gracious dining – all of these combine to give the visitor and member a true, “Quality Golf Experience.”

The King and Prince Golf Course – Home of the Hampton Club has gone through a stunning renovation with the modernization of their grasses and the addition of their  new stellar Practice Facility. But what golfers across the land should know and be extremely excited over, is the fact that The Hampton Club also offers instructional programs, with one being a Junior Golf Clinic that is unsurpassed when it comes to gaining new knowledge and enhancing your game with pro’s.

For all members and guests, this is a learning opportunity – a Junior Clinic (a summer camp, of sorts) that offers one-on-one instructional appointments that focus on the specific elements of the game.

The Junior Clinic Runs:

 

June 20th, 21st & 22nd

July 11th, 12th & 13th;

As well as

August 2nd 3rd & 4th


Rick Mattox, General Manager of The Hampton Club, is a Class A PGA Professional who began his career in the golf business with an assistant professional job in Lexington, North Carolina. In 1975, he was elected to PGA Membership with his first ‘Head Pro’ offer sending him to the Carolina Golf & Country Club in Charlotte. Rick’s vast experience on the course and knowledge of all the facets of the world of golf, led to Rick being hired as General Manager of golf operations at The Hampton Club.

The King and Prince Golf Course: Home of The Hampton Club is a truly amazing golf experience for the amateur. Which is why it should be mentioned that it is also being run by the most knowledgeable staff there is, who have received various honors throughout their careers. Rick received the East Chapter PGA Pro of the Year in 1998 and 2002, and served as Georgia PGA Board of Directors in 2001 and 2002.

The Junior Golf Clinic not only offers the best, most professional, and most respected staff, but the actual course will amaze you! Included in the scenery are ancient forests, vast salt marshes, dramatic island holes, and a lake that overlooks a relaxing and elegant clubhouse. This is one place that the golfer will never forget. Having its own definite signature – which is a group of four spectacular holes gently carved from small coastal marsh islands and accessed by 800-feet of elevated cart bridges – The Hampton Club course is just what the amateur longs for. This bold design has been heralded by many, and over the years the King and Prince’s commitment to provide a premier golf experience has remained one of their highest priorities.

Check into the Junior Golf Clinic today! Not only will you have the time of your life, but the instruction you’ll receive will have you feeling as if the career of “Tiger Woods” is definitely in your future.

For more information:

 

http://www.hamptonclub.com/instructionalprograms.php

 

You can even “Walk the Course” with virtual glimpses of The Hampton Club Golf Experience!

 

King and Prince Golf Course: Home of the Hampton Club
100 Tabbystone • St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522
Phone: (912) 634-0255 • Fax: (912) 634-0264

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The King & Prince Resort Celebrates a True Hero!

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Lewis Colam is rowing to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer’s.  The King and Prince hosted Lewis for a night of much needed rest from his voyage.

 

The King & Prince Resort Celebrates a True Hero!

 

We have spoken about the amazing King and Prince Resort in many articles over the past few months. We have spoken about the amazing members of their incredibly gifted staff. We have spoken about the luxury that each and every room provides. We‘ve presented you with the lasting images of the glorious scenery that involves flocks of nesting Sandhill Cranes and dolphins swimming in the surf as you walk along the shore of the sparkling Atlantic Ocean. But there’s so much more to say…

 

It’s been 75 years that this amazing resort has been entertaining guests. Seventy-five years of hospitality that has been found to be second to none. Recently, however, King and Prince was able to honor a hero in the minds of many, and offered their incredible hospitality to a man who has taken on a seriously difficult challenge for the purpose of bringing much-needed funds and worldwide awareness to the issue of Alzheimer’s. His name is Lewis Colam, and by the time I’m finished telling you about him, you will want to jump ‘on board’ with his spectacular quest and root for him every step of the way!

 

On March 3rd, Lewis Colam set off from Miami in a fifteen-foot, open-decked row boat (which offers no coverage from the wind, rain and whatever else Mother Nature has in mind to throw at him. His mission is to sail 1400 miles along the East Coast in order to raise $20,000 dollars for the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation. (www.ALZinfo.org).

 

The Fisher Center is comprised of internationally renowned scientists under the direction of Nobel laureate, Dr. Paul Greengard. If you do not yet know, Dr. Greengard has been at the forefront of seminal research that has provided the conceptual framework for all modern day investigations into Alzheimer’s disease. The Fisher Center, headquartered in New York City, works with other leading research institutions around the world. Dedicated to three main goals, the Fisher Center strives to understand the cause of Alzheimer’s; find a cure for the horrific disease; and improve the care of people who live with the disease, in order to enhance their quality of life – not to mention offering support for the families and caregivers who must watch the devastation of their loved ones.

 

Lewis Colam is one of millions who had to watch a person he cared very much for succumb to Alzheimer’s, and he truly wanted to do something to bring this disease into the headlines. He wanted to take on a mission that would bring people from across the globe to their computer’s and cell phones – creating a team that would work together to stop this illness in its tracks.

 

What people will be most surprised about is the fact that Lewis has no prior rowing experience. Like so many who are out there rowing, biking, and heralding their expeditions in the media, Lewis is accomplishing his feat with absolutely no support. What I mean by this is the fact that there are no vehicle’s or people following him to help him along the way, or to watch out for his safety; he is completely alone, with not even a motor or sail for support. To do something like this is amazing, but when you add in the fact that Lewis has no seafaring experience whatsoever, you – like me – will become immediately mind-boggled by the entire journey.

 

I was lucky enough to speak with Lewis on his boat this afternoon, and he is still in good spirits. In fact, he likes the ‘traveling’ part the best; he loves the scenery and exploring all those hidden areas that most of us have never even gotten the chance to see. One of those hidden areas is on St. Simons Island, where the King and Prince Resort has its immaculate home base. The marshes, the vivid colors of the flowers – a picture that only Monet could do justice to. Lewis was offered a stay at the King and Prince as he ‘sailed by’ on his mission, and Lewis told me that the short time he spent there was beyond memorable.

 

He spoke of how lovely the staff was and how incredible it felt to be treated to a room surrounded by beautiful pools, tennis courts, etc. He said it was extremely comforting, after being out in the elements, to have a taste of real luxury.

 

Before the sun sets tomorrow, assuming Mother Nature is supportive, Lewis will be halfway through with his 1400 mile journey along the East Coast of America. I can’t speak enough about how (I suppose it’s cynical to insert the word ‘surprised’ in this sentence) so, let’s just go with say emotional I became after speaking with him. This particular journey is occurring with no PR, no agent, no headlines, no ‘future book contract’ in the works if Lewis achieves his goal…nothing. This is simply a man who’s doing something completely unselfish. He‘s trying to shine a light on one of the most frightening diseases to behold; and not only for the precious soul that’s diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, but also for the friends and family who must watch the decline with absolutely no way of helping the situation.

 

Lewis has also been most generous with his own website, adding some pretty fun and cool features that his followers and fans can use in order to feel as if they’re an actual part of his journey. Lewis has a real time GPS on his website that shows everyone exactly where he’s located at the moment. He ‘checks in’ every day, blogs, and leaves a short audio message to update listeners on all the trials, tribulations and blessings that have occurred during his trek. He even posts updates on Twitter and Facebook.

 

One of the most beautiful facets of his website is the photo album that Lewis has kept. From the pictures of people who have greeted Lewis at his stops to the images of the toll that the trip has taken thus far – fans and followers get an in-depth view of each and every day that Lewis braves the sea.

 

By welcoming this amazing man and providing the red-carpet treatment, the King and Prince Resort certainly honored a true hero that has taken on an incredible challenge for all the right reasons.

 

I am calling to all you generous and amazing readers out there to join with the King and Prince Resort - and the giving donors who have already been a part of this challenge! Help Lewis meet his goal, raise the money he desires, and join the fight to find a cure for Alzheimer’s once and for all!

 

Until Next Time, Everybody.

Amy

 

Head RIGHT NOW to these Lewis Colam links and be amazed!

 

http://www.iamfinechallenge.org/wp

https://twitter.com/#!/us_rowed_trip

http://www.iamfine.com

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lewis-is-rowing-from-Miami-to-New-York/106385046157503

 

And although you may not be able to follow Lewis through the sea, you can follow his footsteps to the doors of the luxurious King & Prince Resort!

 

http://www.kingandprince.com/

http://twitter.com/#!/kingandprince

http://www.facebook.com/TheKingandPrince

http://blog.kingandprince.com/

http://www.youtube.com/user/KingandPrince1

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kingandprinceresort/

http://www.kingandprince.com/

 

 

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

201 Arnold Road
St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522
(912) 638-3631: Phone

(800) 342-0212: Reservations
(912) 638-7699: Fax

Source: http://staugnews.com/2012/04/11/7426.html