Brooke & Peter held their destination wedding at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. The ceremony was held on the beach with a reception following in the historic Delegal Room. Thanks to Graceology Photography for capturing their special day!
Planning a destination can be both fun and nerve-wracking. You are getting ready to have your wedding at your dream location but the downside is that you don’t have the luxury of having someone run to your house to pick up an item that you forgot to bring to the wedding venue. Although there can be last minute challenges that can occur during a destination wedding, remember that most weddings (no matter where they are) will have a hiccup or two. Here are our tips to help make sure your dream destination wedding goes off without a hitch!
Once you arrive at your destination, we recommend you meet with your planner, do a walk-through of the wedding location and have a menu tasting with the caterer or reception venue. Remember that you chose a destination wedding for a reason. Don’t forget to take in the local culture and scenery. Enjoy the location and relax before you say “I do”!
For more information about planning a destination wedding on St. Simons Island, visit our website.
There are endless options when it comes to where to hold your wedding ceremony and reception. Our wedding experts often hear from couples after their wedding who tell us that they are so happy they chose to have the ceremony and reception at the same venue. Here are our top 5 reasons to hold your wedding at a resort.
5. You Can Spend More Time With Family & Friends. Think about how busy a wedding weekend can be. Often times, family and friends have flown in from across the country to attend your special day. There is so much catching up to do…but everyone is staying at different hotels across town. But, when you hold your event at a resort, you and your guests have the option of staying at the same location, usually at a discounted rate. This means more time to spend with friends and family and more money in your pocket!
4. You’ll Avoid Hidden Catering Costs. Did you know that many catering companies charge extra for tables and chairs….and even extra fees for plates, staffing and trash removal? The per-person charge at a resort will cover all of this-and more!
3. Transportation. Remember the time that you went to your cousin’s wedding and half the guests got lost on the way to the reception? That simply does not happen when your wedding is at a resort. The reception is steps away from the ceremony location. If there is time between the ceremony and reception, your guests can go back to their room to freshen up or relax for a few minutes. Sometimes, couples will pay to transport their guests from one location to another and again, when you have your wedding at a resort, there is no need or cost for this!
2. Take The Elevator Home. When your guests are staying at the location of the reception, there is no need to worry about anyone drinking too much and driving to their hotel. It is one less thing to worry about on your big day.
1. Less Stress, More Fun. Planning a wedding is stressful and it usually stays that way right up until the wedding day. When you have your wedding at a resort, there is far less stress involved. From the moment you wake up ’til the moment your head hits the pillow that night, the resort’s wedding team is working hard to ensure that you and your guests have a great time. Hair & makeup can be done in your room, your ceremony is just a short walk from your room and the reception is just steps from the ceremony! With less stress AND saving money, you’ll be able to enjoy your weekend with your friends and family!
For more information about resort weddings, please visit our website.
The latest trends in weddings illustrate how, when and where to plan the big event, and other useful details.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
From more weddings pictures at The King and Prince Resort, visit our wedding gallery!
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.
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!
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!
You’re in the planning stages, navigating that slippery slope between starry-eyed betrothal and a wedding’s obligations and expectations.
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!
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!