CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S WEEKEND AT HOGWARTS WITH A MAGICAL DINNER IN THE GREAT HALL
Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th February
You are invited to spend Valentine's weekend somewhere truly magical next February as we host a romantic banquet in the iconic Great Hall. On Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th February, guests attending 'Valentine's Dinner in the Great Hall' will be greeted on arrival with welcome drinks and canapés, including a special 'Love Potion' cocktail, before taking their seats at individual tables for two on the authentic Great Hall set.
Sitting at tables for two, you will enjoy a candle-lit three-course dinner including a starter, main course and assiette of desserts to share*. During the meal, you will receive your first memento of the evening as a complimentary photo is taken at your table.
After dinner, you will be given exclusive after-hours access to the Studio Tour with the chance to see sets such as the Gryffindor common room, Dumbledore's office, the Weasley kitchen at The Burrow and the Malfoy Manor dining table before enjoying a drink on Platform 9 3/4. Featuring the original Hogwarts Express locomotive, the platform also includes the costumes of film couples Harry and Ginny and Ron and Hermione from the series' concluding scene set 19 years after the battle of Hogwarts.
Following a tankard of Butterbeer in the backlot café, you will be able to wander up the wizarding shopping street of Diagon Alley before arriving at the breathtaking Hogwarts castle model. After-dinner tea, coffee and petit fours will be served overlooking the majestic model.
Due to overwhelming demand, we will be using a ballot system to allocate tickets for these events to ensure that all applicants have an equal opportunity to attend.
The ballot opened at 10am on 8th December and closed at midnight on the 12th December. If selected, you will be contacted on the 13th December to process payment for your tickets. We will try to reach you by telephone four times between 8am - 6pm. Please ensure you are available on the 13th December. If we are unable to contact you, an alternative entrant will be randomly selected and contacted on the next working day.
6.40pm Catch the shuttle bus from Watford Junction train station
7.00pm Arrive into the Studio Tour lobby for event registration
7.30pm Romantic drinks and canapés reception
8.15pm Enter the cinema to begin your Valentine’s dinner experience
8.30pm Walk the red carpet to take a seat at your table for two, as you enjoy a three course meal on the original Great Hall set
10.15pm Explore the remainder of the Studio Tour with further drinks on Platform 9 3/4 and after-dinner drinks accompanied by petit fours overlooking the Hogwarts Castle Model
11.45pm Return to the Studio Tour Lobby to conclude your tour
Midnight Depart (shuttle buses will return to Watford Junction train station)
Do you have a vegetarian option?
Does the package include any special extras?
Guests will each receive (1) wand of choice & (1) Butterbeer taster. Wands are limited to; Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Professor Dumbledore & Voldemort. Please state your preferred wand via [email protected]. Those who do not select a wand will be given any of the above characters.
How can I book tickets?
Due to overwhelming demand, we will be using a ballot system to allocate tickets for these events to ensure that all applicants have an equal opportunity to attend. Details can be found further up this page in the ‘Tickets’ section.
How do I inform you of my dietary requirements?
Upon booking, you will be asked by our Visitor Services Team if you have any dietary requirements. You can contact [email protected] if you need to make any changes prior to the event.
How do I select my preferred wand?
Please email [email protected] to state your preferred wand. You may choose from the following; Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Professor Dumbledore & Voldemort.
How early can I arrive at the Studio Tour?
We suggest arriving for 7pm to register at the event, make use of the toilet facilities and take a look at the Studio Shop. You can also use this time to check in any belongings to the cloakroom via the information desk.
How many tickets can I buy?
Tickets are only available in pairs and couples will be seated at individual tables of two. Carer tickets are also available if required.
How will we be seated?
Guests will be seated at individual tables of two in the Great Hall.
Can I bring my carer?
Carers are welcome to take part in this experience. Carer tickets must be booked via Visitor Services and cost £125 per carer. The carer ticket is inclusive of the whole experience and carers will be seated next to the guest that they are accompanying.
I am under 18, but would like to attend this event.
Unfortunately, this event is only available to guests over the age of 18 as we will be serving alcohol. Guests will be asked to produce valid ID in the form of either a passport or driving license to prove age. We reserve the right to refuse entry to the event without a valid ID.
I cannot attend this event. Will you be holding any others?
The 11th and 12th February are the only dates scheduled for 2017. Please check our website for further dates and events in the future.
Is there a dress code for this event?
Smart wear, casual and evening wear are all encouraged for this event, however we are also looking forward to seeing some of your Hogwarts attire!
I've already purchased a standard admission ticket. Can I upgrade to this package?
Yes, we will allow visitors with a general admission ticket to upgrade to an event. If contacted by Visitor Services to allocate you a ticket for this event, please state you hold a general admission ticket that you wish to upgrade.
Must guests meet an age requirement in order to attend?
As we are providing alcohol, guests must be 18+ and produce a valid ID (Passport or valid driver’s license) to attend. This will be flagged during the booking process and again in booking confirmation & pre-visit emails. Warner Bros. reserve the right to refuse entry of those underage.
What are the menu options?
What happens if I am late arriving to the Studio Tour?
If you are late arriving to the Studio Tour, please see a member of staff on arrival and you will be taken through to join guests in the tour.
What is available on arrival?
On arrival at the Studio Tour, our lobby has a free cash machine, information desk with free cloakroom, Starbucks, Studio Café, Studio Shop and toilets.
What is the refund policy?
This event is subject to a no refund policy.
What will I need to bring with me?
Please bring your booking confirmation as this will act as your ticket to the event. You will need to produce a valid photo ID to prove that you are over 18. You may also wish to bring cash, or a credit/debit card, to make a purchase from the Studio Shop or the bar once in the lobby for music and dancing.
Where can I leave my belongings?
You can leave your belongings (coats, handbags, umbrellas and luggage) in our cloakroom offered free of charge.
Will all areas of the tour be open?
Yes, you will have exclusive access to the Studio Tour between 8.15pm and midnight. Please see the itinerary above.
Will I be able to return to the Great Hall after dinner?
Normal tour operation will be in place, general standards apply whereby the tour is a one-way system.
Will I receive a ticket in the post?
For this event, your booking confirmation will act as your ticket and no tickets will be posted.
Will the green screen photo opportunities be available?
All of our green screen photo opportunities will be in normal operation. Photos may be purchased at extra cost.
Will the shuttle bus be running?
Yes, we will operate a complimentary shuttle service for guests to the Studio tour from 6:40pm. We will run additional shuttle buses back to Watford Junction at midnight, with services ceasing at 12:30pm. Guests are responsible for all travel arrangements; please check train times before travelling.
Will the Studio Shop remain open?
Yes, the Studio shop will remain open until the last guest moves into the Lobby. You will be able to enter the shop on arrival ahead of entering the tour sequence, and a final opportunity when arriving into the lobby at 11:45pm. You may leave your purchases in our free to use cloakroom.