The Weekapaug Inn in Rhode Island, a member of the Ocean House Management Collection, is inviting guests to celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle with a series of British-inspired events on May 19.
The events include:
Live Wedding Viewing and British Breakfast
Guests are invited to wear their most regal attire to watch a live stream of the wedding unfold. View the event while enjoying a traditional English breakfast, including Lincolnshire sausage and Back bacon, and then toast to the couple with a glass of Bucks Fizz, a classic British champagne cocktail. Seating in The Restaurant begin at 5:30 a.m., in time to watch the event live. Wake up calls available for in-house guests upon request.
A Royal Tea “Par-tea”
Guests can enjoy an afternoon of authentic Afternoon tea. Highlights of the day will be shown on screen, while guests enjoy tea, tea sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, “Fat Rascals” (a Yorkshire classic), custard tarts, and traditional wedding cake and cheddar cheese. Champagne will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle. As a special gift, Weekapaug Inn will give each attendee a traditional English fruit wedding cake with marzipan and Royal icing. Seating in The SeaRoom and lobby from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
“Let Them Eat Cake” – A Royal Evening Dinner
In the third and final event of the day, the Weekapaug Inn will host The Royal Evening Dinner. The dinner will include the traditional English “Wedding Breakfast,” a dinner given in honor of the bride and groom at the wedding reception. Menu will include traditional items such as beef wellington and Eton Mess, consisting of a mixture of strawberries, broken meringue, and whipped heavy cream. Seatings in The Restaurant from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
Throughout the day, Weekapaug Inn bell valet staff will be outfitted in the traditional red tunic and tall black bearskin headpiece of the castle guards, and Major Dewar will don the traditional English Morning Suit. Guests are encouraged to dress for the occasion in wedding attire and/or traditional British attire and hats.
In addition to indoor events, Naturalist Mark Bullinger, who oversees the Inn’s watercraft, will offer cruises on the pond aboard the hotel’s boat, the Quonnie Queen. “We will have her dressed to the nines in British bunting, and for the day we will dub her the HMS Quonnie Queen,” says Bullinger.