All the Bars and Restaurants Where You Can Celebrate the Royal Wedding Across the U.S.
The chain restaurant is bringing British headpiece fashion stateside with their limited-edition launch of burger, rib, fajita and margarita-inspired fascinators and cufflinks. Although the restaurants will open at normal time on the day of the Royal Wedding, you may be able to get of these fashionable accessories a few days before so you can celebrate in style, if you're lucky. Just be sure to follow along on social media to see how you can get your hands on one.
Royal Wedding Pub
You can stop by this pop-up in D.C. anytime between now and May 20 to get your taste of British royalty, but they're really going all-out for the actual ceremony. Guests can sip on cocktails with creative names like a scotch banana and ginger drink called "When Harry Met Meghan" and a martini titled "God Save the Queen." The party is taking place in a recreation of St. George's Chapel, which is about as close as you can get to the actual wedding without flying to the U.K. yourself. Attendees can enter to win a replica of the couple's lemon elderflower wedding cake, baked by the official chef of The British Embassy, and all proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Invictus Games Foundation, where Prince Harry is a patron.
Palm Court at the Plaza Hotel
Meghan Markle's Suits character Rachel Zane always wanted to get married at The Plaza, and even though she's fictional, the wedding festivities don't have to be. On the day of the wedding, dress to the nines (fascinators encouraged!), and treat yourself to a lavish breakfast featuring flowing Krug Champagne, mimosas and a bellini bar, while the festivites play on a livestream in the background. Can't make it on the day of? Celebrate the entire month of May, as the restaurant will be offering a Royal Fizz Cocktail and a Royal-themed afternoon tea. They'll serve various sweet and savory bites, including tuna niçoise canapé inspired by Meghan Markle’s favorite salad and a roast chicken “BLT” in honor of Prince Harry’s marriage proposal.
If you're looking for a less-upscale way to watch the happy couple say "I do," pick up a dozen of these limited-edition "Royal Love" doughnuts. This heart-shaped treat is filled with jelly and topped with chocolate icing, then finished off with a strawberry drizzle. They're available nationwide from May 14 to May 20.
The Shakespeare and Jones Wood Foundry
These two sister restaurants in New York City are offering regal breakfasts beginning at 6 a.m. on the big day. Upon arrival, you'll be greeted with a mimosa and a sausage roll (the same savory treat wedding guests will receive). The festivites will continue with a mix of American and English breakfast traditions, including scones, muffins, and banana bread in honor of Prince Harry's love for the fruit. Guests can also feast on larger items like chicken and waffles (a nod to the couple's engagement chicken) and eggs benedict.
Fairmont Copley Plaza
Celebrate in style at this lavish Boston hotel where Prince Charles once stayed. Begin your morning with a live screening of the wedding festivities over tea, scones and wedding cake, and finish it off with a champagne toast at 8 a.m. This will also be highly Instagrammable, with the opportunity for photos with life-size cutouts of the couple by a red telephone booth. The hotel has also special ordered a few cases of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Windsor knot beer, which will be served first come first serve. As a parting gift, attendees will receive Sugarfina's Royal Rose gummies.
Fairmont Grand Del Mar
At this upscale California resort, guests can celebrate the Royal Wedding with an exclusive handcrafted cocktail from May 14-20. "The Windsor" is made with "proper British" gin, lavender-infused Lillet Blanc, lemon and a pilsner float. On the day of the ceremony, guests at afternoon tea can toast the royal couple with a complimentary flute of bubbly.
This fast food joint didn't have to do much to their menu to celebrate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's big day, as their menu already has a selection of "Royal Treats" (hint: they have hot fudge in the middle). But in honor of the wedding at Windsor Castle, the ice cream shop created two new Royal Blizzards fit for a queen. Chocolate lovers can celebrate with the Royal Oreo—vanilla soft serve blended with oreo pieces and hot fudge in the middle. If you're craving something fruitier, the company offers a Royal New York Cheesecake Blizzard, complete with cheesecake pieces and graham crackers blended with vanilla soft serve and filled with a strawberry center.
This nationwide cupcake eatery is serving up their own twist of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding cake for one weekend only. Between May 18 and May 20, customers can purchase lemon blueberry cupcakes that are frosted with St. Germain Elderflower vanilla buttercream frosting and topped with mini edible flower bouquets.
Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown
Pretend like you're attending the royal wedding—only in our nation's captial—with this lavish hotel's Royal Wedding Guest Package, complete with a private chef and a monogrammed wedding cake. If that's not in your budget, attend the Royal Garden Party from 10 a.m. to noon, where you'll be greeted by royal guards, enjoy light bites, and can wash down your wedding cake with Pimm's Cups and specialty cocktails.
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
On May 19, customers will be treated like royal-tea at this nationwide chain. During this all-day special, any regular-sized hot or cold tea will only be $1.
Ample Hills Creamery
After hosting a royal flavor contest, this ice cream shop has finally revealed their winner. They call the flavor "God Save the Cream," and it's a lemon ginger ice cream with house made pieces of elderflower butter cake and buttercream frosting mixed in. Visit a scoop shop in NYC or Jersey City to try it for yourself, or purchase it online in a four-pack, which contains a DIY paper crown, two pints of God Save the Cream, one pint of Snap Mallow Pop, and one pint of Strawberries & Cream, in honor of the bride's favorite berry.
The Drake Chicago
Princess Diana stayed here, so the hotel itself has already been touched by royalty (you can even rent out the Princess Diana suite for wedding weekend). However, if you don't have thousands of dollars to spend, you can opt for one of their other festivities. Beginning at 11:00 a.m., the hotel will offer a pre-recorded screening of the wedding (so you don't have to wake up at the crack of dawn) accompanied by the exact lunch menu Princess Diana was served during her visit. Following that, at 7:00 p.m. they're hosting a reception gala, complete with a three-course dinner and open bar. Throughout May, you can book royal tea parties and sample their specialty cocktail menu, tasting drinks approved by the Royal Family, such as Prince Phillip's favorite bitter. If that's not enough, every Monday in May the establishment is hosting a pop-up series where they play aristocratic films (The Other Boleyn Girl and Elizabeth: The Golden Age, among others) while serving chocolate fondue.
The Cat and Fiddle
To celebrate the wedding at this Los Angeles pub, you don't even have to get out of your pajamas. This real-life Princess Diaries 2 recreation is co-hosted with the social group, Brits in L.A. The slumber party will run from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m., where they will serve coffee, light snacks, lavender mocktails called the "Markle Sparkle," and food like sausage rolls and Dippy Eggs. During the festivities, you can also enter a raffle to win a flight to London. If you can't make the PJ party, come back at 2 p.m. the next day for a special royal wedding tea.
Instead of you going to a party at 5 a.m., this New York City hotel is bringing the party to its guests. They'll begin with a royal wake-up call that informs you how to watch the wedding on your own TV. Then, they'll bring you a traditional English breakfast in bed complete with the Harney & Son's limited-edition Royal Wedding Tea. With this package, you can also sip a complimentary cocktail on thier rooftop, such as a Markletini or Prince Cup, and you'll receive a commemorative Prince Harry and Meghan Markle t-shirt as well as a British guide to New York City. If you're looking for a more social gathering with dresses and fascinators, they'll also be hosting a viewing party bright and early that morning.
The Brazilian Court Hotel
For a casual $24,000 you can book the "Royal Romance Suits You" package at this Palm Beach, Florida resort between now and June 30. Upon arrival, guests will be pampered with a bottle of Tignanello (Meghan Markle's favorite wine), a lemon-elderflower cake (their wedding flavor) and Markle's coveted strawberry tote, which sold out after she was seen carrying it. Guests can also pilot a plane like Prince Harry did through an introductory helicopter lesson. Then they'll receive a half-day coastal excursion on a yacht, and a Bespoke necklace from Betteridge's which is modeled after Markle's engagement ring. Finally, the package will conclude with a roast chicken dinner, which is what the couple was cooking when Prince Harry proposed.
Salamander Resort & Spa
At this free event in Middleburg, Virginia, you can watch the wedding ceremony live while sipping on Kir Royale cocktails, homemade butterscotch scones and wedding cake. Accompanying the many TVs they'll have set up in the ballroom, the hotel will also offer a photo station and host a contest for the person who arrives in the best U.K.-style vehicle. The winner will receive two free nights at the resort.
King George Hotel
This San Francisco hotel will transport you to England for a day with their newly-opened lobby and public spaces. On the day of the Royal Wedding, sip mimosas and eat scones and strawberries while hanging out by the billiards table, dart boards, and table shuffle board games that will remind you of an English country inn. The red telephone booth is the perfect place to take a photo in your fascinator while watching the wedding live across the pond.
This burger and shake joint with various locations across New York City and one in Las Vegas teamed up with cupcake masters Magnolia Bakery to create the ultimate "crazy shake" in celebration of the Royal Wedding. The vanilla shake is encompassed with a vanilla-frosted rim and white sparkling sugar, and topped with a two-tiered, lemon elderflower wedding cake. This ice cream monstrosity will be available for one day only, so be sure to stop by on May 19 to get your fix.
Aside from their Black Tap collaboration, Carrie Bradshaw's go-to cupcake eatery is having their own royal celebration. They made an elderflower cake and then filled with lemon curd and topped it with elderflower meringue buttercream. These sweet conconctions will be available in stores May 16-19 and are currently available for pre-order. Get them as cupcakes inside of a lace wrapper and topped with a bedazzled crown, or as a whole cake, complete with pearl borders and a fleur-de-lis design.
Lotte New York Palace
Watch the festivities without ever leaving your room at this upscale New York City hotel. Feast on an assortment of tea, scones, and a miniature wedding cake, which will be delivered directly to your door. But don't waste any time, the Royal Breakfast in Bed Package must be booked 48 hours in advance (by May 17).
Decker & Dyer at the Westin Nashville
Beginning promptly at 6 a.m., this restaurant will celebrate the Royal Wedding in true Southern fashion. During a tea service, guests can sip on sweet tea cocktails and mocktails while Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say "I Do" on a live stream. Attendees can also toast the happy couple with a glass of Veuve Clicquot, the champagne that is rumored to be served on the big day. To accompany the drinks, the restaurant will be serving tea sandwiches, a full English breakfast, and an assortment of scones and biscuits.
The Aristocrat Pub
This British pub in Indianapolis, Indiana is offering two celebrations on Saturday morning. Families with kids are welcome in their upstairs dining space, which will feature a photo booth with a Queen Elizabeth replica and coloring activities for children. Upstairs, guests 21 and older are welcome to sip on cocktails in celebration of the happy couple. Both areas will be serving a brunch menu, featuring items like English breakfasts and lemon elderflower cupcakes for dessert.
Looking to stay in on the couch instead? Celebrate with "Crowns and Cheese." It's a twist on their usual shells and cheese, but made with crown-shaped pasta. The first 800 people to enter on www.RoyallyTreatYourself.com can receive the full royal treatment: macaroni in a gold foil box, complete with a gold-plated spoon.