Thursday, March 31, 2011

Royal Wedding fever has descended on British Columbia. To commemorate the upcoming royal nuptials on April 29, The Fairmont Empress in Victoria and The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver will celebrate everything “fit for a queen” this April. If you’re looking to celebrate the Royal Wedding in true British style, there is no better place to mark this momentous occasion than at one of British Columbia’s Fairmont castles, both of which have important historic ties to the Royal Family.

The Fairmont Empress will offer a wide selection of royal events during April. The hottest ticket is the Rise & Shine with the Royals breakfast scheduled starting at 3:00am on Friday, April 29 (aired live from Britain). Guests are invited to don their favourite pajamas or Fairmont robe and watch the live wedding broadcast during breakfast in the Tea Lobby ($39 per adult, reservations required). Later that day, everyone is invited out on the front lawn for a Royal Subjects Picnic & Tea. For $20 guests can purchase afternoon tea to go that includes a cup of tea, traditional scone with cream and jam, mini sandwiches, pastries and a flag to wave. Wear your best hat, grab a blanket and get ready for an afternoon of British celebration for the history books. Dog owners should also bring along their pooch for the best dressed dog contest.

A Royal Empress Room Dinner will be offered for three nights only April 29, 30 and May 1. Served in The Empress Room, this exclusive dinner will be served on the Queen’s china (only ever used by Her Majesty until now) with menu items inspired by the Royal visit in 1939. Due to the limited quantity of the Queen’s china, this dinner will only be available to a limited number of guests for $150 per person.

The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver will feature a special Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea for the month of April, themed around everything royal ($36 per person; 2:00pm to 4:30pm weekdays, 12:00pm to 4:30pm weekends; reservations essential). On April 29, afternoon tea will be served early starting from 11:00am with a replay of the Royal Wedding shown on a big screen and televisions around the lounge. Know someone named William or Kate? Guests named William or Kate will also receive 50% off afternoon tea (April 29 only, alcohol excluded). On the big day, guests will also receive a special castle wedding bell to commemorate the occasion. And don’t forget that children can enjoy the afternoon tea tradition with Fairmont’s “Prince and Princess Tea,” suited to the tastes of younger guests.

Post from Fairmont Hotels and Resorts.


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