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Royal Wedding: Where to Celebrate in the Bay Area

Attention Royal Wedding fans … The big day is finally almost here.

From the wedding dress to the cake, to who will walk the bride down the aisle … wondering where you can watch the nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in all its glory?

Below are Bay Area locations that will not only provide a big screen, but signature drinks, Princess Diana engagement ring replicas, beer and wine specials, swag bags and more!

San Jose

Britannia Arms Pub — 5027 Almaden Expressway

This British pub will open its doors at 3:30 a.m., 30 minutes before the big event is set to begin at 4 a.m. Saturday. Going all out for the big day, Britannia Arms will hand out British flags, wedding cake and souvenirs that include a Queen Elizabeth Royal Mug or Princess Diana engagement ring replicas. Make sure you wear your best attire as there will be a fascinator and top hat competition. More information here

San Francisco

Fairmont Hotel San Francisco — 950 Mason St.

For the entire month of May, the Fairmont Hotel has offered a one-night Prince and Princess Penthouse package that includes a three-bedroom suite, a photography session, afternoon tea for up to 14 guests, a $20,000 shopping spree, even a butler, all for $50,000. You can book here

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King George Hotel in San Francisco, California — 334 Mason Street

San Francisco’s King George Hotel will host the viewing party just a couple of hours later, at 6 a.m. Saturday. Those in attendance should go ready to have a party of their own as the hotel will offer beer and wine specials along with mimosas, scones and strawberries and cream. Like Britannia Arms, King George hotel will also host a Show Us Your Fascinator contest leading up to the Royal Wedding. 

The Sir Francis Drake Hotel — 450 Powell Street, Union Square

For those who want to get their beauty sleep but don’t want to miss the big show, the Sir Francis Drake Hotel will be hosting a pre-recorded viewing party at 10 a.m. Saturday. Big screens will be showing the wedding in all its glory and viewers can sip on a special champagne cocktail called the Markle Sparkle along with an afternoon tea with a menu created by the hotel’s head chef. British games will be on deck with big prizes and swag bags made especially for the event. More information here.

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SoMa StrEat Food Park — 428 11th St.

Watch a repeat of the Royal Wedding from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with more than 10 food trucks and bottomless mimosas in hand. This dog-friendly event is an admission-free event but those who'd like to partake in the bottomless mimosas, sangria or rosé wine, will have to pay $30. Make sure you wear your fanciest outfit and bring your corgis! More information here

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