Nightspots ready for royal wedding

IPSWICH pubs and restaurants are hoping tomorrow night’s royal wedding broadcast will not keep punters at home, with some enticing party princesses out with royal-themed celebrations.

Nightspots are preparing for a busy night and offering fancy dress parties and cocktail nights for customers to celebrate the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Other venues have chosen not to jump on the royal wedding bandwagon and hope the football will be enough to attract patrons.

The Prince of Wales Hotel will hold a fancy dress party from 7pm with prizes for best dressed and best royal look-alike.

Prince of Wales licensee Nicole Shoultz encouraged people to dress up as their favourite royal.

“We will also be playing coverage of the royal wedding on television screens in the venue,” Ms Shoultz said.

Coronation Hotel manager Bridget McLian is also hoping to draw a big crowd with a cocktail party planned for the night.

“Most people are having little parties and gatherings at their house but hopefully we will have a big night,” Ms McLian said.

Springlake Hotel manager Brad Harding is encouraging people to come to the hotel to take in the big event in relaxed surroundings.

“We will have televisions screening the wedding during our dinner service,” Mr Harding said.

Other venues are opting for more low-key celebrations.

Jets Leagues Club marketing manager Greg “Jacko” Lions said he did not believe many patrons would be interested in the wedding and would be more inclined to watch the football.

“We will show the wedding on a couple of televisions in the venue if people want to watch it,” he said.

“Other than that it will be business as usual.”

Cocktails Nightclub assistant manager Michael Harrison said the venue was not doing anything special for the wedding but was interested to see what effect the wedding might have on the night.



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