Weekapaug Inn offers British-inspired events during Royal Wedding
A Rhode Island Inn wants you to celebrate like Lords and Ladies for the Royal Wedding on Saturday.
Guests at the Weekapaug Inn in Westerly can take part in British-inspired events throughout the day, including an English breakfast, afternoon tea and a royal evening dinner.
“All of our staff and guests here, it’s something they can really get behind,” said General Manager and Weekapaug Inkeeper Simon Dewar. “There’s a lot of interest and fascination with the Royal Family.”
As excitement grows for the wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle, preparations are underway in Rhode Island for a royal celebration.
It’s a taste of home for Dewar.
“I attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, which is where both the princes went to study and train for their military service,” Dewar said.
On Saturday, guests will be greeted by Castle Guards, British food and a glass of Bucks Fizz, a champagne cocktail.
Starting at $65 per person, they can enjoy a British breakfast while watching live coverage of the Royal Wedding.
About 165 guests will later enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea. The tickets, which start at $24 per person, are already sold out.
“It’s set up as what’ll be happening across the U.K., also known as a street party, with lots of decorations,” Dewar said. “Union Jacks and American flags, because this is the making of an American princess.”
The day continues with a royal evening dinner, which also starts at $24 per person.
“Traditional beef wellington, Eaton Mess, that kind of dish for guests to enjoy,” Dewar said.
Cruises on the pond will also be offered on the Inn’s electric boat, which will be dubbed “Her Majesty’s Ship, Quonnie Queen.”
It’s a taste of royalty for a day during a celebration that people all over the world will come together and enjoy.
“This year with Miss Markle joining the ranks, I think it’s fantastic because there’s so many little girls who dream of being a princess and now it’s actually possible,” Dewar said.
Tickets are sold out for afternoon tea but are still available for the breakfast watch party and dinner.