Wills & Kate Plus 8 Places in L.A. to Watch the Royal Wedding
Unless you live under a rock (and, if you do, hey, we don't judge) you probably know that Friday, April 29th is the big Royal Wedding, in which Britain's Prince William will marry longtime love, the lovely commoner Catherine "Kate" Middleton in a massive Westminster Abbey ceremony. The crowds of looky-loos and media outlets have been camped in London for days now, and the countdown is on to the nuptials. The world will be watching from afar, too, including here in Los Angeles. While the middle-of-the-night broadcasts are excellent DVR fodder for the less devoted, if you want to watch the wedding with friends and strangers, here are some places around town hosting viewing events.
Cat N' Fiddle
A Pajama party starts tonight at 10 p.m., with happy hour and a DJ. The wedding viewing begins at midnight; by 5 a.m. you'll be sipping coffee and watching the carriages leave. $20 (includes free food and drinks). Tickets.
The Fox and Hounds
Party in honor of Prince William, bachelor-style, with drinking and dancing starting Thursday night at 9 p.m. Head back at 11 a.m. Friday morning for champagne and cake. The ceremony will be shown all day on Friday, in case you need to sleep it off.
The Langham Hotel
Celebrate with Royal Tea in The Tap Room on Friday, April 29, 2011, 1-4 p.m. Watch news coverage of the nuptials and enjoy a selection of savory tea sandwiches, scones with Devonshire cream, fruit tarts, mousse torts, crème brûlées, a variety of the finest teas and Kir Royale cocktails. $59 per person. Reservations required, call (626) 585-6218.
Montage Beverly Hills
Gather on Friday for a Royal Wedding Viewing Party/Afternoon Tea (Non-4 p.m.) for tea sipping and pastry nibbling. The Royal Wedding Viewing Party takes place in the Lobby Lounge and Library, and features the (pre-recorded) wedding, along with pre and post-event highlights. Traditional tea $39/person or upgrade to a Royal Tea experience, choosing Pomegranate or Kir Royale champagne, priced respectively at $51 and $61/person. For Royal Wedding Viewing Party reservations in the Lobby Lounge and Library at Montage Beverly Hills, call (310) 860-7940.
Rose Tree Cottage
Celebrate the wedding with afternoon tea and the big event on video, and shop for wedding souvenirs. Seatings at 1 and 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday $50. Reservations required; call (626) 793-3337.
Whale & Ale
Celebrate in San Pedro with a Bachelor Party Happy Hour tonight from 5 p.m. to Midnight, or the evening of the wedding. Parties of four or more will receive complimentary wedding cake and champagne. (310) 832-0363.
White Harte Pub
Watch live, uninterrupted coverage of the wedding at this Woodland Hills Pub. Call them at (818) 224-3822 for reservations and additional information.
Ye Olde King's Head
Watch repeats of the wedding all day Friday in this beloved Santa Monica pub. Drink a toast Friday morning between 9-11 with a free glass of champagne with an order of the King-sized breakfast. Afternoon tea is served Friday and Saturday at Noon and 2 p.m. (310) 451-1402.