Only 12 more sleeps and all the eyes will be watching the Royal Wedding!
Mandarin Oriental, luxury hotels in USA will offer live broadcasts, bespoke cocktails and regal afternoon teas. Mandarin Oriental hotels will be the place to celebrate and watch the Royal Wedding on May 19. The brand’s U.S. hotels will offer the following to bring the royal festivities closer to home.
Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta will host a Royal Wedding Breakfast and Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea, complete with a live broadcast of the Royal Wedding. The traditional English breakfast will include English Sausages, Yorkshire Puddings and more. Guests of Afternoon Tea will enjoy scones with clotted cream, English trifle, banoffee pie and finger sandwiches such as truffled egg with watercress. Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea is $55 per person; breakfast served a la carte.
A Royal Wedding Tea & Viewing Party at Mandarin Oriental, Boston will kick-off with a half-hour rosé reception, Meghan Markle’s favourite drink, followed by a special Afternoon Tea. Outside of the traditional English contenders, highlights will include a raspberry rose tartlet and a petite replica of the bride & grooms wedding cake featuring the spring flavours of lemon, elderflower and a hint of fresh mint. Local event specialists will also be on site for questions and to showcase top wedding trends. Upon departure, guests will receive a special gift, completing the royal experience. As the couple has asked for donations in lieu of gifts, a percentage of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Franciscan Children’s. Viewing party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; tickets available here for $88 per person.
From May 12-19, Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas’ Tea Lounge will be celebrating the happy couple with a Royal Tea. Highlights include: 3.3 oz Golden Osetra Caviar Acipenser Baerii served with Blinis, Champagne and Mandarin’s Classic Afternoon Tea. $115 per person.
Aptly named “Something Blue,” Mandarin Oriental, Miami’s MO Bar + Lounge has crafted a soft blue-hued libation in celebration of the Royal Wedding. Available throughout the month of May, the royal-inspired cocktail is made with Bombay Sapphire Gin, Blue Curacao, Maraschino Cherry Liquor, Lemon Juice, Honey Syrup and Egg White ($16).
The Royal “Flower” – named after Meghan Markle’s childhood nickname, “flower,” this spin off a “French 75” is not to be missed. Going back to the couple’s roots, this beverage features sparkling wine Gusbourne (made in traditional or Champenoise method) from Kent in England and Gin called St. George ‘Botanivore’ from California ($28)
Princess Dream – A twist on the classic Shirley Temple, Princess Dream is a non-alcoholic beverage that younger fans will enjoy. The mocktail is made with ginger ale, blood orange juice and Grenadine ($10)
During the Royal Wedding Tea Party at Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. Union Jacks and Old Glory will fly from the hotel and adorn Empress Lounge to celebrate the unity of the couple and countries. Guests can enjoy a Royal Tea experience with specially selected teas, delicate finger sandwiches, traditional teacakes, scones, and a variety of preserves and sweets. When the bells at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle ring to signal the couple’s union, guests will toast the newlyweds. Guests will also receive a traditional English wedding favour to enjoy at home. Party will take place from 7-10 a.m.; $58 per adult and $27 per child.