Where will you be when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say “I do”? Here’s a fun idea for you.
Are you an Anglophile and royal watcher? Seeking inspiration for your own upcoming wedding? A hopeless romantic eager to toast the happy couple? Or a single lady who’ll be crying in her champagne as Prince Harry’s bachelorhood comes screeching to an end?
Whatever your fascination with what is sure to be the most-watched wedding of 2018, the Weekapaug Inn in Westerly, Rhode Island, invites you to spend May 19 immersed in all things English and enchanting. The public and hotel guests are invited to participate in three wedding-day events, beginning with an early morning English breakfast and live viewing of the royal nuptials ($65 per person, plus tax and gratuity), as Prince Harry and his American princess exchange vows at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
Of course, there will be a proper English Tea Par-tea with scones and clotted cream and jam in the afternoon ($24 per person). Rewatch highlights of the day, as you sip tea and nibble tea sandwiches.
In the evening, you’re invited to partake of a “Wedding Breakfast“: a dinner tradition honoring the bride and groom. Think of it as the British equivalent of an American wedding reception. The menu will feature traditional favorites such as Beef Wellington and Eton Mess: a mixture of strawberries, broken meringue and whipped heavy cream (entrees priced from $24).
The hotel’s bell staff will dress the part of British royal guards in red tunics and bearskin hats, and there will be many English customs highlighted throughout the day. You’ll want to wear your most splendid attire, as if you’ve been invited to this royal affair. Bring a jacket or wrap, as you’ll want to explore the grounds. The Weekapaug Inn overlooks a salt pond, and boat outings will be available, too.
Gather your girlfriends for a memorable day or getaway, or, if you’re engaged, why not invite members of your wedding party to join you for a festive pre-wedding escape? The Weekapaug Inn is a popular wedding destination, and you may just be inspired to plan your own regal celebration in Rhode Island’s South County.