Happy Valentine’s! Dreamland Margate launches all-new wedding offering for the most romantic day of the year.
- Announcement of new plans for weddings follows a large investment at Dreamland.
- New spaces and rides have been introduced and there’s more to come.
- The park has overhauled its food and beverage offering
As more and more people search for a unique location for their special day, Dreamland Margate - Britain’s vintage amusement park by the beach, is celebrating Valentine’s Day by launching a brand-new wedding offering.
The multi-faceted cultural attraction had a complete design revamp in May 2017, which saw the amusement park totally re-landscaped. With a multitude of stylish and alternative venues available and carefully designed food and beverage menus, Dreamland provides an entirely bespoke experience for brides, grooms and their guests, and brings all fun of the fair - with a twist!
Whether the wedding has four or 400 guests, Dreamland’s spaces are versatile to suit a wide range of tastes. The Grade II listed Ballroom is licensed for ceremonies, and all new areas for wedding receptions and breakfasts in 2018 include the retro-style Green Room with its banana-leaf design wallpaper, and the Tree Top Bar - which, nestled amongst the trees, offers panoramic views of the amusement park. The VIP huts provide an exclusive area for watching live entertainment on the outdoor Scenic Stage.
On Margate seafront, the recently restored 1930s pub and restaurant, Cinque Ports, has a front-row view of the seaside with a nod to its history as a former haunt of the mods and rockers. Quarterdeck Brewhouse is a cosy hop-filled and lowly-lit space with craft beer for those looking for a more intimate setting, and the Caribbean-themed Ziggy’s rooftop bar is the ultimate place to catch the famous Margate sunsets in the summer.
Inspired by the locality, the wedding breakfast menus include seaside classics such as oysters and fish and chips, fairground favourites including mini doughnuts, candyfloss and ice cream, as well as elegant three-course seated dinner options. While fun and quirky, the menus consist of quality ingredients and local produce is used to provide an authentic Kentish experience.
The refreshed outline for weddings is supported by the introduction of an all-new sales and events team at Dreamland, who together bring a wealth of experience from around the UK - including large London venues such as the O2 and Barbican Centre.
Lesley Ellard, Corporate Sales Manager at Dreamland said: “Dreamland is a totally unique wedding venue and stands apart from others in the level of flexibility it offers. Couples who are looking for something different have so many options here and their experience is truly tailor-made.
We provide fun and quality, with the capacity to cater for those who would like a classic seaside experience, a festival fairground vibe, or a more traditional and secluded environment. The park is a perfect alternative backdrop for wow-factor wedding photographs and the authentic vintage surroundings make it really special!”
Notes to editors
Dreamland Margate is considered to be the oldest-surviving amusement park in Great Britain: the site of Dreamland (as it was re-named in 1920) dates back to the British railway boom and the early 1870s when, in its original form, the ‘Hall by the Sea’ was operated by the circus tycoon, ‘Lord’ George Sanger.
Following a £35 million investment from Arrowgrass Capital Partners, Dreamland reopened in May 2017. The park has been re-landscaped and has meticulously restored vintage rides, world-class entertainment spaces, modern interactive art installations, contemporary street food, eclectic bars and live entertainment with a backdrop of Margate beach.
Dreamland was named runner-up for Best Family Theme Park in the Family Traveller Awards in November 2017. It is less than 90 minutes from London by train with Margate station only a 5-minute walk away.