The royal fever is heating up across the Atlantic Ocean and the excitement is building as the countdown to the wedding nears. Millions around the world will be tuning in to watch the royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton live from England. But if you're not planning a trip to Westminster Abbey, there are a number of events across South Florida planned for the majestic nuptials. So grab your hat, best outfit, and for the ladies, your cutest pair of heels, and make sure you check out one of these great spots to party like a royal.
The Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue
Coral Gables, Florida
The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables is celebrating Prince William's marriage to Kate Middleton on Friday, April 29, 2011, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. inside the Granada ballroom.
Complete with live post nuptial viewing of the wedding, guests will enjoy traditional English tea, pastries and champagne complimented by informal modeling of the Wedding Suite collection at Nordstrom Coral Gables.
During the event, the Biltmore's wedding team will announce two major initiatives: The launch of a new website, www.weddingsbybiltmore.com, and a nationwide contest "Marry Me in Miami," sponsored by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, giving away a $150,000 dream wedding at the Biltmore Hotel.
The Royal Wedding celebration is $30 per guest, plus tax and gratuity. Seating is limited.
Send your reservation request to email@example.com. For more information, you may call 305-445-1926.
Aqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach
17875 Collins Avenue
Sunny Isles Beach, fl 33160
Phone: 305-918- 8000
The sophistication of a Mediterranean villa combined with the beautiful oceanfront location on Florida's Riviera, makes Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach the perfect luxury escape…and a royal wedding viewing.
Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach, South Florida's award-winning AAA Five-Diamond Award luxury retreat, will host a special spa day to celebrate the historic nuptials of Kate Middleton and Prince William of Wales on Friday, April 29th.
ESPA's 'Royal Treatment' package offer guests an experience fit for royalty.
Guests are invited to attend a private viewing of the Royal Wedding amid the elegance of ESPA, Acqualina's award winning oceanfront sanctuary spa. Large screens will broadcast Royal Wedding coverage throughout the day and scrumptious British nibbles including crumpets, tea sandwiches and cookies will be served complimentary in the spa's relaxation lounge.
ESPA at Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach will celebrate the most anticipated wedding of the year with unique Royal Wedding Packages.
The "Royal Treatment" package captures the most luxurious spa day experiences suited for royalty. The package allows guests to indulge in two hours of pampering beginning with the Welcome Foot Ritual and continuing with a Full Body Scrub, Restorative Massage, Nourishing Mud Wrap, Relaxing Scalp Massage, Foot & Hand Paraffin Treatment and a special Royal Treatment goodie bag. The "Royal Treatment" package delivers pampering fit for a princess and is available throughout the month of April for $429 including gratuity and complimentary valet.
For those who would like to extend their stay at Acqualina by spending a night like Kings and Queens on the evening of Friday, April 29th, a special room rate of $429 plus tax will be offered when booking the Royal Treatment spa package.
This offer is subject to availability.
To book a Royal Treatment package, call 855-750-2740.
National Hotel Miami Beach
1677 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone: (305) 532-2311
Set in the heart of the Art Deco Historical District, The National Hotel Miami Beach restores timeless elegance to Miami Beach's world-famous oceanfront. It's also a perfect location to host a royal wedding viewing party.
The National's viewing party will be held at Blues Bar from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.in honor of the much-anticipated marriage of England's Prince William to fiancé Kate Middleton
The hotel will be broadcasting the event live on April 29th at 6:00 am and will replay the wedding on a continuous loop throughout the day.
Attendees can enjoy traditional English breakfast for $24 and $6 Kir Royal cocktails, which will be served all day
To attend the event, RSVP on their facebook page by clicking here.
Johnmartin's Restaurant & Irish Pub
253 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL
Phone: 305- 445-3777.
Join the Royal Wedding Watch Party at Johnmartin's Restaurant & Irish Pub. The restaurant hosts wedding festivities featuring traditional English breakfast cuisine and royal wedding themed costume contest.
The morning festivities will begin bright and early at 5:45 a.m., just prior to the scheduled live telecast of the wedding ceremony at 6 a.m. EST until 11 a.m. A rebroadcast will be followed at noon.
Guests will be welcomed with a complimentary Kir Royale cocktail, along with a chance to meet the Queen Mum herself (or, perhaps, a very good look-alike). The wedding broadcast will then be displayed on eight large television screens while guests enjoy a traditional English breakfast, smoked salmon crowns and breakfast scones with butter and clotted cream, as well as many other items.
In addition, guests will be able to take their pictures with the life-sized cutout of the Royal Couple. So don't forget to bring your camera.
Although the royal wedding is taking place an ocean away, it should not stop guests at JohnMartin's from dressing up for the highly anticipated historic event.
Guests at the event are encouraged to participate in the morning's royal wedding themed costume contest. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded to those wearing the best royal wedding guest attire, including but not limited to extravagant hats, gloves and morning coats.
Veronica's Dollhouse Boutique
7221 SW 57th court
South Miami, FL 33143
Phone: 305- 662-2966
Join Veronica's Dollhouse on Friday for The Royal Wedding - viewing & high tea etiquette party from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. where you will be the Princess of the evening.
The ticket for this event is $100 person, and includes a 90-minute high tea etiquette training by a certified etiquette trainer, Mrs. Robin Wells, full tea service with a traditional English high tea menu and a screening of William and Kate's Royal Wedding. Hats will be provided as well as costumes for children ages 10 and under and English parlor games.
Those with a ticket will also receive 20% off all Dollhouse merchandise and a Royal Wedding party favor gift bag.
Space is limited. To purchase tickets online, visit their Web site.
or call 305- 662-2966.
The Atlantic Resort & Spa
601 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Phone: 954- 567-8020
The Atlantic Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale is rolling out a day of regal events filled with themed treatments, decadent treats and indulgent spa offerings fit for royalty, but available to all guests.
As the noble nuptials begin, guests are invited to join Trina Restaurant & Lounge for a complimentary Royal Wedding viewing soiree from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. while sipping tea and noshing on strawberries and cream, hot buttered scones and savory canapés.
The resort will also host a "Royal Reception" cocktail hour to toast the newlyweds with flutes of champagne, Beefeater Gin mixes and "Bloody Mary's" offered at $4.29 to commemorate the wedding date and light bites including mini fruit cakes on the resort's fifth floor terrace overlooking the ocean, from 3 to 5 p.m.*
Throughout this special day, Spa Atlantic will offer the popular Marie Antoinette and The King experiences at a 20% discount. This tantalizing 110-minute treatment begins with a chocolate body scrub, followed by a marshmallow body mask with a chocolate and strawberries bubble bath. The experience culminates with a 50-minute massage using a milk and honey body icing application, leaving the skin incredibly soft. Both treatments are priced at $196 for a single treatment or $376 for couples.
Brides-to-be who book a Spa Atlantic Bridal "Sparty" will receive 20 percent off of services when choosing a combination of three spa treatments for themselves and their bridal party. Gal pals can prepare for their own big day with exfoliating body scrubs, rejuvenating massages, calming soaking baths and more. Services must be booked by April 29, 2011 and enjoyed by the Royal Anniversary on April 29, 2012.
*Cocktail prices at the Royal Reception cocktail hour do not include tax and gratuity.
2692 N. University Dr.
Sunrise, FL 33304
The Kingshead Pub in Sunrise is a bastion of Britain here in South Florida. Expat Brits know they can come here for the brew and food they miss from home, but they can also buy market items they miss across the pond. Of course, you would expect them to be celebrating the Royal Wedding with a watch party.
Join them at 6 a.m. April 29th, for the Royal Wedding, British Style. They will be offering a Wedding Breakfast, Tea, Scones, Black Velvet, Bucks FIzz and Williams Wedding Cake, "the same cake recipe as the Royal Wedding Cake". Reservations are being accepted.
Ever After Miami
2977 McFarlane Road
Coconut Grove, FL
You are cordially invited to watch the Royal Wedding at Ever After Miami!
Ever After and Miami magazine Celebrate the Royal Nuptials of His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales, K.G and Miss Catherine Middleton
Friday, April 29, 2011
Live Viewing Reception / 5am to 8am
Enjoy champagne, classic British fare, a gift bag fit for a Queen and the chance to win a three-day getaway to Casa De Campo in the Dominican Republic!
Discuss wedding trends with Ever After's Camille Thiry Russler, on Kate Middleton's unforgettable bridal gown and view the wedding of the Century!
Come join us as we celebrate the modern day Happily Ever After!!
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