Okay, so either you’re not hungry, or you’re a glutton for punishment. Take a look at Christine Garvin’s culinary journey in pictures and words for a “taste” of what awaits your palate on your next Georgia beach vacation! We serve the best of what Southern cuisine has to offer – low country boil, shrimp n’ grits, biscuits, Savannah Bee Honey… If the mere idea of these delightful dishes makes your mouth water, it’s time to call and book your next trip, and bring an empty tummy!
The King and Prince recently had the pleasure of hosting Annette White of Petaluma, California. Annette is a travel blogger who is always on another adventure to add to her bucket list. Readers can live vicariously through her experiences on her Bucket List Journey. From fish pedicures in Spain to duck gizzards in Seattle, Annette has many exciting stories to tell. We are proud to have made her list! Check out her St. Simons adventures:
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!
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.
St. Simons Island: A Georgia destination wedding venue with history and soul. Above please note your King and Prince wedding venue (lower right) 70 years or so ago when it served our country as a Naval Reserve Radar Training Station during World War Two. On the grounds where you take your vows, brave men worked to keep our Eastern seaboard safe. Your very room could have served as one of the BOQ (Bachelor Office Quarters).
Intrigued? Schedule an event for the history buffs in your wedding entourage to visit the historic Coast Guard Station where you’ll see a film depicting the bombing of two US merchant ships by German submarines in WWII.
Clickhere to read an archived issue of Naval Aviation News detailing the operations at the King and Prince. Click here to learn more about St. Simons and the Coast Guard Station during WWII.
Mary Ann DeSantis featured The King and Prince Golf Course in a recent article on several notable courses in the Southeast. DeSantis played our course with her husband and interviewed our head pro, Rick Mattox. We love her beautiful descriptions and entertaining writing style:
Accessible only by elevated cart bridges, the island holes looked quite daunting on the virtual course. Hitting the greens, however, was not a problem; staying focused on our game was as a parade of wildlife marched by, including deer, ospreys, and a persistent heron that hovered near a putting green.
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!
Tom Plant of WINEormous.com has written a series of blogs about his visit and the southern culinary traditions he enjoyed… and he can’t wait to come back! Global Writes published his latest article about his unforgettable experience.
It’s only been a few months since my visit, but I miss Saint Simons Island, Georgia, tremendously. The majestic King & Prince Beach & Golf Resort was my home for my all too brief visit, and I left feeling officially spoiled.