• Where to Celebrate the Royal Wedding in Hoboken, Jersey City, + NYC

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    If you didn’t get the chance to hop on a plane to the UK to watch the Royal Wedding go down live, don’t fret {we didn’t either}. There are a number of ways to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle right in our area. Whether you want to watch at home with a spot of tea from a local company or actually get out and party complete with mimosas and crumpets, we’ve got a list of ways for you to celebrate the Royal Wedding in Hoboken, Jersey City, and New York City.

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    Watching at Home {With Tea, Obviously}:

    Since the Royal Wedding is happening at 7:00AM our time, you probably want to watch right from bed {and we don’t blame you}. Luckily for you, the Royal Wedding is airing live on BBC, E! News, CBS, and NBC, to name a few. No cable? No problem. Brides Magazine will be live at the Plaza Hotel {on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram} giving you every little detail of the event plus all the bridal commentary you’ll ever need.

    While you’re watching the Royal Wedding bliss in your jammies, it’s only right that you have tea really be committed to the celebration. Thankfully, there are many local shops that have fresh tea for you to enjoy:

    Nurturing Life + Acupuncture {106 4th Street, Hoboken — PS: They’re offering $30 consults to HG readers including an ear acu sesh}

    Empire Coffee + Tea Company {338 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken}

    Choc O Pain {Locations in Hoboken + Jersey City — and yes, we realize this is French}

    Tea NJ {5606, 262 Newark Avenue, Jersey City}

    READ: A List of Unique {+Amazing} Jersey City Wedding Venues

    Local Parties:

    Feeling ambitious and want to get off the couch [the festivities start at 5AM] for some Royal Wedding fun? There are plenty of parties happening where you can celebrate. Some are happening super early, some later, but either way, there’s a party for everyone. Check them out and get planning:

    Hudson Coffee {1100 Maxwell Lane, Hoboken}: 7:00AM

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    Head to Hudson Coffee bright and early {7:00AM} for a British breakfast of tea and royal wedding cake while you watch the wedding go down on TV. For Cups Sakes NYC will also be there with her amazing cookies!

    Elysian Cafe {1001 Washington Street, Hoboken}: 7:00AM

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    We bet you’ve never headed to Elysian Café this early. For $28 per person, enjoy a proper English breakfast and champagne toast while you watch the Royal Wedding live.

    Corgi Spirits {1 Distillery Drive, Jersey City}: 2:00PM-6:00PM

    Corgi Spirits is hosting a Royal Wedding celebration where they will host the event from BBC on their new projector. Dress your best {there will be a prize for best dressed} and enjoy drink specials, prizes, and entertainment. More info here.

    See More: 21 Events Happening in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend {May 17th-20th, 2018}

    Madame Tussauds {234 West 42nd Street, NYC}: 6:30AM-9:30AM

    You’ll have to head over to NYC for this party {but it’s literally a 2-minute walk from the Port Authority Bus Terminal}, and from the details, it sounds worth it. Madame Tussauds is hosting a celebration, “When Harry Met Meghan”, that includes brunch, champagne, and special guest appearances from Say Yes to the Dress and more. More details here.

    Lillie’s {249 West 49th Street, NYC}: 10:00AM

    Lillie’s will serve lemon elderflower cake {which is allegedly the same as Meghan and Harry’s}. They’ll also have a selfie station with photos of the bride and groom. If you’re wearing a fancy outfit {fascinators encouraged}, you’ll get a free cocktail.

    And those are just a few of our faves to help you celebrate.

    Where will you be watching the Royal Wedding? Share with us in the comments!


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    Briana is a born-and-raised Hoboken Girl who embraces both the new and old aspects of the Mile Square. She’s a freelance writer, works in social media, and more importantly (but not really) — a cat lover and total foodie. When she’s not working, she can be found convincing herself to buy something at Sephora or Target, eating mussels with her fiancé at Leo’s, or planning her next Disney vacation.