DENVER – Who doesn’t love royal weddings? Well, House Stark for one; and, while we can’t really guarantee it, we’re pretty sure Elton John will not be playing the Rains of Castamere during the much-awaited nuptials between Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle this Saturday at Windsor Castle.
So if you were not invited, if you can’t make it because of your health, or if you’re going to pretend not to care but will still want to tune in anyway (we see you, “who cares?” Facebook commenters), you’re in luck, as several places across Colorado will broadcast the event - which, of course, Denver7 will carry in its entirety starting at 3 a.m. Saturday, with a special 20/20 edition airing at 9 p.m. MST.
1. Lumber Baron Inn & Gardens
If you’re looking for an English-style morning as you watch Prince Harry wed Meghan Markle, then you might want to consider heading over to the Lumber Baron Inn & Gardens in the Denver’s Highlands neighborhood.
Some of the perks include an English-style morning tea with finger sandwiches, fresh cones, crumpets and cookies; signature English cocktails as well as bottomless mimosas. There will also be tiara and crown contests and trivia and photographs involving the royal couple; and last but not least, a Champagne toast to the royal couple.
The event will start at 8 a.m. on Saturday and it is expected to go on until noon. There is a $60 price tag in order to get in. Make a reservation by calling (303) 669-3113.
The watch party will be hosted by Sense of Security, a local organization that helps support breast cancer patients.
The Lumber Baron Inn & Gardens is located at 2555 W. 37th Avenue.
2. Garden of the Gods Market and Cafe
Dress in regal attire, sip tea brewed by The Queen’s TEApothecary of Colorado Springs and sample a variety of the chef’s sweet and savory treats at the Garden of the Gods Market and Cafe.
The Royal Wedding Tea Party will start at 3:30 p.m. and will go on until 5 p.m. The price to get in is $35 per person. Call (719) 471-2799 to make reservations.
The Garden of the Gods Market and Cafe is located at 410 S. 26th Street in Colorado Springs, Colo.
3. The Ridgeline Hotel Estes Park
If you’re up for an early drive to Estes Park (or if you live in Estes Park and want to watch the Royal Wedding with your fellow citizens), then you might want to head on over to the Ridgeline Hotel.
Festivities begin at 5 a.m. with a Royal Tea Party! There will be assorted teas with milk, sugar, and lemon; Champagne cocktails; arrival snacks including sweet and savory scones with a wide selection of spreads from orange marmalade to lemon curd. There will also be Tea Sandwiches ranging from Smoke Salmon and Cream Cheese to traditional Cucumber and Butter to Roast Beef and Horseradish. Last but not least, there will also be a selection of After Tea Cakes as well as a Champagne Toast for the newlyweds.
Tickets for the event are $30 per person. Click here to reserve your spot or call (970) 586-2332.
4. Three Lions Denver
If you’re looking for a less formal experience of the Royal Wedding, you might want to try an English pub.
Three Lions Denver, a British pub located near East High School on Colfax Avenue, is opening its doors starting at 5 a.m. for a watch party of the Royal Wedding. You’ll be able to enjoy cocktails starting at 7 a.m. as well as different eats from their British-themed food menu. The bar sits 60 people.
The pub is located at 2239 E. Colfax Avenue. You are encouraged to call to make a reservation.
5. Mariel boutique
If you’re looking for a really fun spin to the Royal Wedding, Mariel boutique is inviting local fashionistas to wear hats, gloves and wedding-appropriate attire for a Royal Wedding watch party.
According to our partners at the Denver Post, the owner, Denise Snyder, will start serving mimosas paired with bite-sized quiche, tea sandwiches and crown-shaped shortbread cookies at 10 a.m. as the festivities get underway.
Call (303) 623-1151 in order to reserve a spot.
Mariel boutique is located at 3000 E. Third Avenue, in the Cherry Creek North neighborhood.
6. House of Commons
Enjoy a royal afternoon tea party at the House of Commons in Denver. The traditional English party will include a slice of lemon-elderflower wedding cake. Celebrations are expected to begin at 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
The British-themed restaurant seats 32 people, so you are encouraged to make a reservation by calling (303) 455-4832, according to the Post.
The House of Commons is located at 2401 15th St.
7. The English Tea Cup
If you prefer to wake up a little later than most for the Royal Wedding, the English Tea Cup in Aurora will open its doors at noon for a rebroadcast of the event. Their menu will include soup, salad, sausage rolls, tea sandwiches, scones and a wedding cake, the newspaper reports.
The price to get in is $27 and you can make a reservation by calling (303) 751-3032.
Other pubs, restaurants and movie theaters offer more options