View the wedding like royalty
All eyes will be on Prince William and Kate Middleton as they tie the knot tomorrow morning. But if you didn't get your invite in the mail, not to worry - plenty of spots around the city are serving up royal celebrations, some starting extra-early when the wedding kicks off around 6 a.m. EST.
The posh New York Palace hotel is inviting guests into its Drawing Room to watch the wedding and indulge in a traditional English breakfast. Be sure to arrive early - the event starts at 5:30 a.m. and concludes with a champagne toast at 8:30 a.m. Freebies such as candles, slippers, blankets and pillows are being doled out.
(The New York Palace, 455 Madison Ave., 212-303-7785, $150)
Big Apple Brits Party
This all-day, all-night party goes from 5:30 a.m. (with a massive viewing party under the Manhattan bridge) until 1 a.m., when a "Royal Rave" will finish out the day-long bash. An open bar is available throughout, as well as activities including British outdoor games, trivia and photo-taking with Wills and Kate look-alikes. The wedding will be replayed several times during the event.
(The DUMBO Loft, 55 Water St., DUMBO, $50-$60, royalweddingnyc.com)
Trump Royal Wedding Experience
If you want to be treated like a royal, look no further than the Trump International Hotel & Tower - Central Park. The hotel is offering an overnight package (starting at $1,075 for two) that includes a one-night suite stay, an English breakfast at Jean-Georges (pictured above), a viewing party and a piece of official royal wedding china from the Royal Collection. For New Yorkers just looking for a place to watch, breakfast and viewing at Jean-Georges is $149 per person.
(Trump International Hotel & Tower - Central Park, 1 Central Park W., 212-299-1000, $149-$2,400)
Gala Wedding Breakfast
Opening at 5:30 a.m., the U.K.-style Upper East Side pub and restaurant Jones Wood Foundry is serving up a traditional English breakfast, as well as a champagne toast and wedding cake. And since most weddings have a party favor, Jones Wood will be giving out fruit cake in commemorative boxes.
(Jones Wood Foundry, 401 E. 76th St., 212-249-2700, $40)
Royal Wedding Viewing Party and Fashion Show
Whip out those old bridesmaid dresses sitting in your closet for the Paley Center's morning party (starting at 5:30 a.m.). After a live broadcast, guests can parade down a red carpet and win prizes for the most unique bridesmaid getup (or hat, or menswear ensemble). Partygoers can also take photos on the carpet with life-size cut-outs of Wills, Kate and Prince Harry. Twinings tea and Bollinger champagne (the official champagne of the wedding) are being served.
(The Paley Center for Media, 25 W. 52nd St., 212-621-6600, FREE, reserve tickets at paleycenter.org)