Harry Potter-obsessed Couples Can Now Have Valentine’s Day Dinner at Hogwarts (Video)
Skip Madam Puddifoot's this Valentine's Day in favor of a romantic dinner in the Great Hall.
Do you and your significant other own matching Gryffindor robes, quiz each other on obscure wizarding world trivia, or practice disarming spells on one another in your spare time? If so, we know exactly what you should be doing to celebrate your love this Valentine’s Day.
The Warner Bros. Studio Tour London is offering Harry Potter-obsessed couples the ultimate chance to spend Valentine’s Day in the most magical place on Earth: Hogwarts castle. The tour’s Valentine’s Dinner in the Castle is back again this year, inviting pairs to spend Valentine’s weekend at a romantic dinner in the Great Hall, followed by exclusive after-hours access to the entire studio tour.
On Friday, Feb. 9 and Saturday, Feb. 10, couples can don their best dress robes and head to Hogwarts for an intimate three-course meal. They’ll begin the night with cocktails and canapes before being seated at table for two in the iconic Great Hall for dinner. The meal includes starters like pressed chicken terrine and fig, rosemary, and goat cheese tarts, with main courses like a roast rack of lamb and ricotta gnocchi. Guests will also receive an assiette of desserts and a complimentary photo together, taken at the table.
After feasting in the Great Hall, guests will make their way through the Studio Tour, visiting memorable sites like the Gryffindor Common Room, Dumbledore's Office, The Burrow, and the Forbidden Forest before ending up with a drink on Platform 9 ¾, beside the original Hogwarts Express Locomotive.
Before the night is over, happy couples will sip tankards of Butterbeer in the tour’s back-lot cafe, explore Diagon Alley, and complete the journey at the incredible model of Hogwarts castle.
The entire experience is every Potterhead’s dream, making it the perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day for couples who share an equal love for the Boy Who Lived. The magical night doesn’t come cheap, however. The dinner, tour, and a complimentary wand for each guest comes to £495 per couple, or about $662.
For any love birds willing to splurge, tickets for the event go on sale Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. U.K. time here. Thinking of making the trip from the U.S. this Valentine’s Day? East Coasters will need to set that alarm clock for 5 a.m., while West Coasters are looking at a 2 a.m. wake-up call.
Whether you snag these coveted tickets or not, rest assured that no gift to your significant other can ever compare to the dreaded “My Sweetheart” necklace that once adorned Ron Weasley’s neck.