Move over Meghan and Harry, Dreamland plays host to the real wedding of the year!
- London-based couple tied the knot at the theme park on 12th May
- Dreamland makes the perfect backdrop for a fun and relaxed celebration by the sea
14th May 2018
As the nation prepares to celebrate the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Dreamland in Margate has played host to its very own wedding of the year. Dave Cox and Amy Purfield-Clark celebrated their big day at the amusement park on Saturday 12th May, the first wedding to be held at Dreamland in 2018 so far.
The happy couple wanted a fun and relaxed venue for their wedding, and Dreamland fitted the bill perfectly. The ceremony and wedding breakfast were held in Dreamland’s beautiful Grade Two * listed ballroom, with prosecco and canapés served in the Treetop Bar, offering great views over the whole park.
The wedding party then moved to the roller disco and penny arcade for an evening of dancing. In keeping with the seaside theme, the couple chose fish and chips to serve to their guests.
Bride Amy Purfield-Clark comments: “When we first got engaged we were all set to run off to Vegas, but as we announced our engagement we had so many friends and family saying how they couldn’t wait to celebrate our big day, we started to look at venues in England. We really wanted somewhere relaxed and fun, and Dave had the idea of Dreamland. We’ve had plenty of fun days there in the past and it felt like the perfect setting for our wedding.”
Lesley Ellard, Corporate Sales Manager at Dreamland adds: “Dreamland is a totally unique wedding venue. 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!”
Dreamland will also be celebrating the Royal Wedding with its very own ‘street party’.
Visitors to the amusement park on Saturday 19th May will be able to watch a live screening of the event at the amusement park’s outdoor Scenic Stage, followed by a screening of the FA Cup Final.
The park will be offering free entry and an unlimited ride wristband to anyone who has the name Harry or Meghan* (various spellings permitted, must present valid ID) or to anyone wearing a wedding dress. There will be a mass bouquet toss for the chance to win a meal at Cinque Ports in Margate, as well as plenty of photo opportunities with fun props.
In the spirit of community and the true essence of a traditional street party – Dreamland is also inviting everyone to bring a dish, pack a picnic or snack or a homemade sarnie for one day only! If you get sand in your sandwiches, don’t worry there will still be chips. Dreamland is also running a competition on Facebook for the best Harry and Meghan lookalikes.
The screenings will be free with park entry. Dreamland will extend its opening hours specially for the events, opening from 11am until 8pm. Entry to Dreamland starts from £5.
*Names permitting free entry to Dreamland on May 19th 2018:
Harry, Harrison, Henry, Harriet, Meghan, Megan, Meagan, Meg
Please note, alcohol will not be permitted into site. Bars are available at Dreamland.
One of the oldest surviving amusement parks in the UK, Dreamland Margate is a world-class visitor attraction offering all the fun of a festival for the whole family. Located opposite the golden sands of rejuvenated Margate, visitors to Dreamland can enjoy vintage, family and thrill rides, pop-up entertainment, live music and art installations, alongside eclectic bars and street food.
Since re-opening in 2017 after significant investment, Dreamland has continued to deliver fun experiences with a twist of the unexpected, from hosting 15,000 people at the Demon Dayz music festival featuring Gorillaz to opening a range of exciting new rides throughout the 2018 season. Dreamland was also voted Runner-Up for Best Family Theme Park at the 2017 Family Traveller Awards. With fast road and rail links, you can visit Dreamland Margate in less than 90 minutes from London.