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Valentine’s Day Dinner at the Great Hall: When Fandom Meets Romance

Valentine's Day Dinner at the Great Hall: When Fandom Meets Romance 4

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Accio Harry Potter fans!

Well, more like people who are forever gloomy for never getting a letter from Hogwarts. I have news for you all! No, I can’t get you your letter. If I could, I wouldn’t be sitting here typing this for you muggles, right? But what I am about to tell you is definitely the next best thing!

The Hogwarts Letter
The Hogwarts Letter

The Hogwarts Dream

Whenever (as in, infinite times) we have thought of all the things we would want to do once we got to Hogwarts, one of the first ones is, and I know you would all agree, dining at the Great Hall! Oh, that moment when those aflame desserts, frosty butterbeer, cherry-stuffed yams, and many more delicacies would look you in the face and make you gush (before, of course, you start gorging on them like a complete ogre!).

This ‘most seducing’ fantasy has been made a reality by Warner Bros. Studio, the home to the sets of all the Harry Potter movies, and their upcoming prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

The Studio, which is situated at Leavesden, just outside London, hosted its first set of such dinners during the Holiday season, on the 3rd of December. The tickets for its attendants included a wand and a two-course Christmas dinner, butterbeer on Platform 9 3/4 with all the Holiday decorations as were seen in the movies. Could it BE any better? The answer is YES!

Christmas at the Great Hall
Christmas at the Great Hall

Valentine’s Day at the Great Hall

A similar event is going to be convened by the Warner Bros. Studio in February that has been called ‘Welcome to Hogwarts’, with special Valentine’s Day editions on 13th and 14th February. How amazing is it that you can spend quality time with the one you love the most, in a place where you would want to be the most!

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The Itinerary

The tour will commence with the serving of love potion cocktails, after which the guests will be taken to the Great Hall for a “bewitching banquet”, where they will be served a menu that will have varieties of supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (phew!) comestibles, along with their vegetarian counterparts.

Oh the drool! Image Source: www.wbstudiotour.co.uk
Oh! The drool!
Image Source: www.wbstudiotour.co.uk

The enchanted couples will then be taken for a special tour of the sets and will be served drinks along the way. If that weren’t enough, they would also be able to choose any wand of their liking, from the hundreds available!

"Go on, give it a whiff" Image Source: Getty Images
“Go on, give it a whiff.”
Image Source: Getty Images

The extravagant experience on this very special day will cost the fortunate couples a jaw-dropping 495 pounds, which is roughly equivalent to 713 US Dollars (umm anything for your beloved, and the love of Harry Potter, right?!).

So, if you have been bitten by the Potter-bee like the innumerable others, this would be an evening that you will never forget. Even if you are not that into Harry Potter (I know, sadly, some of you do exist) but your ‘special someone’ is (now we know who the sensible one is, between the two of you!), there couldn’t be a better Valentine’s Day gift for them. With just this one tour you would have them wooed for a lifetime!

People say being in love is magical, and where else would it be best to celebrate it other than simply the most magical place on Earth!

P.S.   R.I.P. Alan Rickman, our beloved Severus Snape.

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Radhika Sharma

Written by Radhika Sharma

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