Archive for December, 2018

New Year’s Eve on St. Simons Island

Friday, December 14th, 2018

It’s New Year’s Eve – the band is playing, the bubbly is flowing, and the waves are lapping on the beach.

The evening is filled with happy sounds of music, laughter, and conversation.

Fire pits roar, stars speckle the sky, camera lights flash and sequins sparkle.

The clock strikes midnight. The poppers pop. The cheers roar and the kissers kiss.

Best part? All you have to do is take the elevator home because you’re kicking 2019 off in style by waking up oceanfront at The King and Prince Resort. With rates starting at $139/night, it’s easy to skip the Uber surge charge and just get a room!

 

 

New Year's Eve at ECHO - 6 PM Jackson Powers, 9 PM Noah Cothern and The Guys in Ties. Complementary champagne toast at Midnight. Four course dining options available with reservations. 912-268-5967

New Year’s Eve Dinner

Monday, December 31st, 2018, 5 – 10 p.m.

Four-course Dinner (prices vary depending on entree selection).

Chef Flack and his exceptionally talented culinary team have crafted an exciting menu featuring items like oranges and octopus, cornmeal-fried speckled trout, braised lamb shank, and an 8 oz prime filet. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 912-268-5967.

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Megan + Justin’s Beach Wedding on St. Simons Island

Friday, December 14th, 2018

When Megan + Justin tied the knot on the beach in April, high on their list of must haves were FUN + personality. Check out some highlights from their big day and notice their details- they didn’t miss a single opportunity to let their personalities shine!

Photography: Izzy Hudgins Photography
Cakes: Low Country Flour Girls Bakery
Reception Venue + Catering: Oceanfront Lawn at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

Wedding venue: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort on St. Simons Island, Georgia.

Megan + Justin Wedding Photos on BeachCeremony Collage Decoration Details CollageBride Family Bride Family
Groom's Socks

Bride and Groom in Resort

Wedding Bouquet with Photos Attached

Bride and Groom Black and White

Bride and Groom Holding Hands

Surfer Groom Cake

Bride and Groom Walking Along Beach

Bride and Groom on Lawn

Vows During Ceremony

Beachfront Wedding St. Simons Island

Champagne and Wedding Bouquet

As You Wish Cake Topper

Wedding Reception on Oceanfront Lawn

Table Setting on Oceanfront Lawn

Lantern Centerpiece

Bride and Groom on Lawn

Bride and Groom Dancing Checkered Dance Floor

Bride and Groom Dancing Outdoor Reception

Bride and Groom Dancing

Groom at Outdoor Reception

Wedding Guests

Outdoor Wedding Reception Dance Floor

Bride and Groom's Dance

Bride and Groom Kiss

*The King and Prince Resort does not provide planning or chairs for beach weddings. The resort wedding managers + catering teams are available for ceremonies and/or receptions held on the resort’s property. Details regarding Resort venues, including the oceanfront lawn seen in the above reception photos, can be found here. If you have questions or would like to discuss, please call our Wedding Team at 912-268-5010 or contact by email here.

 

World War II Home Front Museum Opens on St. Simons Island, Georgia

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

December 2018 marks a monumental time for St. Simons Island with the opening of the World War II Home Front Museum. The past four years, the Coastal Georgia Historical Society has been diligently working to collect local accounts and artifacts to showcase amongst their interactive exhibits. The men and women of this time were the greatest generation, changing history and even the world, but what many don’t realize, is just how close to home World War II actually was to the United States.

World War II Home Front Museum

World War II Home Front Museum on St. Simons Island, GA

The following excerpts from the Society’s website detail how the Golden Isles played their part:

In 1940, as war ravaged America’s allies, President Franklin D. Roosevelt called our nation the “Arsenal of Democracy.” Following Pearl Harbor, the Golden Isles became an important component of that arsenal and contributed profoundly to the war effort. The Society’s new World War II Home Front Museum at the Historic Coast Guard Station will tell the multi-faceted story of bold initiatives to protect our coast from German submarines, train fighter pilots, build Liberty Ships to supply troops overseas, and much more. State-of-the-art exhibits will provide authentic and meaningful activities for visitors of all ages to engage in, as they learn about this critical period in our nation’s history.

The Home Front Museum will preserve for future generations the truly inspiring story of Coastal Georgia’s profound contribution to the World War II effort. Detailing Glynn County’s extraordinary role during the war, the new museum will be the only permanent, standalone museum in the entire country relating to the World War II home front story. Remarkably, Glynn County was the only county nationwide to operate three critical strategic facilities – a Liberty shipyard, an airship base, and naval radar training facilities.

In 2016, the Society appointed Gallagher & Associates, a renowned museum design firm and lead exhibit designer at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, to develop the concepts and layouts for the museum. Divided into six themes, the exhibits will be housed in the two historic buildings on the site. Outdoor displays will add another dimension to the overall visitor experience. Throughout, personal stories will be told using interviews, artifacts, documents, and photographs from the Society’s collection.

We had the honor of attending the private opening ceremonies December 8, 2018.  As one of the most humbling opportunities, it was moving to be able to share the museum with the veterans and family members in attendance.

World War II Home Front Museum Opening Ceremonies

Opening ceremonies for the Home Front Museum

Radar Room Exhibit

Seth Burgess, sitting in the Radar Room exhibit, was stationed at The King and Prince Resort when it was being used as a radar training facility.

Liberty Ships

Mimi Rogers of the Coastal Georgia Historical Society and Ida Mae, a former Liberty Ship worker, broke a bottle on the flagpole commemorating the bottles broken on the Liberty Ships before setting sail.

Blimp Display at the World War II Home Front Museum

The blimp display at the World War II Home Front Museum on St. Simons Island, GA.

Inside the World War II Home Front Museum

Inside the World War II Home Front Museum on St. Simons Island, GA.

Mr. Bill Brown

Mr. Bill Brown, helped by family, watches + listens to his interview in the exhibit.

Mark Daniel

Mark Daniel shares with others after seeing the stories recounted by his mother + grandfather.

Thea Jarvis

Thea Jarvis poses proudly next to memorabilia that belonged to her father.

The Home Front Museum Timeline of Events

The Home Front Museum timeline of events leading to War World II also incorporates specific events happening locally in the Golden Isles.

Museum tours are now opened to the public, and tickets can be purchased here (don’t miss the joint ticket options to tour the Lighthouse and the Home Front Museum).

Enjoy Christmas Dinner on St. Simons Island 2018

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Join us this Christmas for exquisite dinners as Chef James Flack and his culinary teams pull out all the stops. Two dining options are available, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, both featuring carefully selected menus with unique flavors. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 912-268-5967.

 

Christmas dinners on St. Simons Island, Georgia

Christmas Eve Dinner

Monday, December 24th, 2018, 5 – 10 p.m.

Four-course Dinner (prices vary depending on entree selection).

The mouthwatering entree options include cast iron Redfish, Herb-roasted lamb rack, and grilled Wagyu New York Strip.

Full menu

Christmas Day Buffet + Brunch

Tuesday, December 25, 2018, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Adults $69; Children ages 6-12 $25; Children 5 and under no charge. Prices include Coffee, Decaf, Hot Tea, and Iced Tea.

The Christmas Day Buffet includes all of the traditional favorites as well as delicious coastal cuisine such as cider-brined Grilled Pork Chops, steamed Halibut, Smoked Racks of Lamb, and Herb Baked Airline Chicken Breast.

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