Posts Tagged ‘Destination Weddings’

How the Latest Trends Complement Wedding Destinations

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

The latest trends in weddings illustrate how, when and where to plan the big event, and other useful details.

Wedding Venue

The US Bureau of Statistics found that December through April are not as popular for weddings compared to other times of the year, accounting for only 6 to 7 percent of nuptials.  Meanwhile, from June to September, a higher percentage of weddings take place.

The King and Prince Oceanfront Lawn

Destination weddings eliminate the hassle of running from the ceremony, reception and off to the honeymoon.

Deal seekers can offset wedding expenses by planning nuptials at wedding destinations during the off-peak season, when hotel properties are not as busy or can offer more flexibility.

Saturdays tend to be the most popular day for weddings, but many venues offer lower prices during the week. Talk to potential venues about your options for day of the week.

Transportation

The average spends for wedding transportation, across the nation in 2012, was $708 for limousine service.

In another country, cost and reliability involved in coordinating wedding transportation can be too uncertain to risk. Brides and grooms have a better chance at coordinating unique transportation details  at a US  island  wedding destination versus an international island, where the couple maybe out of their comfort zone.

Guests

Many brides and grooms learn that a wedding at an international destination often limits the guest list or prevents some from attending the special day.

Destination weddings in St. Simons have been a growing trend among residents of Florida and Georgia. Wedding destinations on St. Simons Island appeal to many brides and grooms for a number of reasons.  You can read more about this destination wedding location here.

Wedding Destination

Approximately $20 to 26K is the average amount spent for a wedding in 2012.

To stretch the wedding budget to the max, a wedding destination combines three purposes in one venue: ceremony, reception, and honeymoon into one destination.

And with statistics showing a dwindling number of couples tying the knot at a place of worship, destination weddings can eliminate those extra details. Not to mention, it gives your guests a chance to vacation, too! Choosing a resort as your venue can provide a slew of attractions and convenient location for friends and family to partake in your special day.

Perfect Day to Become a Bride to Be!!

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Was today the day?  Did he choose the most romantic day of the year to tell you he wanted to spend the rest of his life with you?  Congratulations!  So you’ve called your parents and all your friends, posted pictures on Facebook, and told pretty much everybody who’ll listen:  ”I’m getting married!”  Now it’s time to plan. Deciding on the perfect place for your happily ever after to begin is certainly a daunting task, with which we are glad to help.  We are going to let the pictures tell the story…  Then, give Ruth and Scarlett a call at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort and start planning the destination beach wedding of your dreams!

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Island Wedding

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Destination Beach Wedding

Delegal Room at The King and Prince

 

From more weddings pictures at The King and Prince Resort, visit our wedding gallery!

 

Photos courtesy of (from top) – Light.Love.Laughter Photography, Brooke Roberts Photography, Brooke Roberts Photography, Rebecca Cerasani Photography, Brooke Roberts Photography

 

Groomsmen, Unite! Golf Digest Votes Your Destination Wedding Venue a Top Buddies Trip Spot!

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Georgia Golf Resort

 

Groomsmen get their day in the sun on St. Simons Island!   Voted one of the “Best Buddies Trip Destinations” by Golf Digest, the island teems with links, most notably from our point of view, the King and Prince golf course.  Designed by noted architect Joe Lee, its recent renovation carves a course through live oak and Spanish moss, out over the fabled saltwater Marshes of Glynn, and back to the classic clubhouse.  So while you’re here for your destination wedding event, take a little time with the guys to try a round of golf at the resort.  Whether your best buddies are duffers or pros, all will enjoy challenge and relaxation, blow off a little steam, and return refreshed to the excitement of your wedding event.

Sneak Preview – The Perfect Spot for Your Wedding Reception

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Delegal Banquet Room Rendering

Behold the new Delegal Room – as rendered by an artist, and opening in mid-January 2013!  Your destination wedding reception here overlooks the Atlantic’s steady surf and neighboring islands.  Mighty stained glass arched windows frame your view with scenes that include the St. Simons Lighthouse, Christ Church, the neighboring beach, and an aerial view of The King and Prince.  Bold new chandeliers glow to light your way as you toast family and friends on your most special of days.

Always classic, always evolving, the King and Prince Resort:  your island home for your St. Simons Island wedding – or for the holidays!

‘Tis the Season…..To Say “I Do!”

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Christmas weddings at The King and Prince Resort

Visions of sugarplums and ……….saying “I Do!”  Amidst all the celebrations, a special sparkle shines through – many couples choose to set sail together on life’s journey during the holiday season.  And what better place to take the plunge than the King and Prince Resort at St. Simons Island, Georgia?  Whether you’re checking out a spot for your destination wedding venue or making last minute New Year’s plans, the King and Prince provides the perfect setting.  Long walks on the beach, elegant dining with a view of the sea, sumptuous digs perfect for breakfast in bed……….it’s all here waiting for you.  So make your first decision together an easy one – say “Let’s Do It” at the King and Prince Resort!

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!

Don’t Super-Size Me!

Friday, November 2nd, 2012
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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!

DIY Champagne at the Seaside Bar

Friday, October 19th, 2012

 

Loving this idea – juice up your wedding brunch with champagne at the bar!  You’ll be seaside, of course, soaking up the view at your St. Simons Island wedding from the vantage point of the King and Prince resort.  This is no New-Years-Eve throw-down of the bubbly; you’ll be sipping and savoring all the options on deck:  try blood orange juice, a little Chambord, or fresh basil, candied ginger, blueberries.  The choices are endless, as special as your day.  Thanks to the good folks at hellolovebug.com for the inspiration!

Perfect Activity for Groomsmen – Golf in the Land of the Ryder Cup Team!

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
Press-Wedding Golf at King and Prince Golf Course

Pre-Wedding Golf at The King and Prince

Did you read this recent New York Times article about St. Simons?  America’s Ryder Cup Captain and three of the 12 players on this year’s team live on the island.  So – while you are here for your Georgia beach wedding, send the guys off for their own type of  ”spa day” at the King and Prince Golf Course where Matt Kuchar is an honorary member.  With four holes that venture out onto the salt water marsh and an eagle’s nest on hole #14, the course is not only challenging but a perfect introduction to the natural beauty that permeates St. Simons Island.  So blow off a little steam at the King and Prince Golf Course, located only 12 miles away from the hotel.  It’s a nice change of pace for the pre-wedding activities.  And don’t leave the bridesmaids out; the girls may want to join in too!

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……………