The Chapel of Love and speed dating: a personal touch is what really counts on Valentine’s Day



Everyone loves a good wedding – and while Fortnum’s has been a licensed wedding venue for quite a while now, this February the upmarket department store in Piccadilly, London, with additional stores at St Pancras railway station and Heathrow Airport in London, has welcomed in an extra-extra special venue-within-a-venue in which couples can tie the knot, renew their vows or celebrate their anniversaries.

The Chapel of Love 2020;

If you’ve visited Fortnum & Mason in Piccadilly recently, perhaps you’ve seen it towering through the shop from the Lower Ground Floor through to the Second Floor. There’s even a fully functioning wedding bell, and a pair of dusty-kneed boys in flat caps to ring it.

“Anyone is welcome inside when a ceremony isn’t taking place, so make sure to pop in, snap your own personal wedding portrait, and ‘share the love’ on your social media with #fortnums. While love may last forever, our Chapel won’t, so make sure you visit by Saturday 29th February, which is when we’ll be
dismantling it,” announced Fortnum & Mason.

Bursting with sweet treats, savoury delights and plenty of surprises, The Fortnum’s Valentine’s Hamper (£250.00) is picked, packed and ready to woo. From chocolate and biscuits to teas and bubbly for sipping, this delightful selection is sure to sweep your loved one off their feet.


Dining with Strangers

This Valentine’s Day, the London high-end store teamed up with leading speed-dating company, Original Dating, to bring like-minded individuals together over three themed evenings. Whether you abide by a plant-based diet, favour the Fortnum’s classics or have a passion for cheese and wine, Dining with Strangers promises a glittering setting, a convivial atmosphere, and Fortnum’s specially curated food and drink to help you
navigate any lulls in conversation.

Set within the Instagram-worthy surroundings of Fortnum & Mason Bar & Restaurant at The Royal Exchange, you can break bread (and more) with fellow foodies over six delicious bites, washed down with three perfect drinks pairings.

Fortnum’s Valentine’s Day Hamper 2020;

This heart-skipping Valentine’s Day hamper is picked, packed and set to deliver.

Nestled inside is a bottle of our crisp and refreshing Blanc de Blancs Champagne – produced by the renowned Laurent Hostomme, it comes complete with apersonalised label bearing your own message.

For a delicious taste of sweetness, Fortnum & Mason included The Heart Chocolate Selection Box, Valentine’s Matchbox and decadent Milk Chocolate Coated Raspberries. Moving over to biscuits, you will find a full spectrum of crumbly delights, from the sweet and buttery Violet Biscuits and Rose Biscuits to the satisfyingly salty Piccadilly Salted Caramel Biscuits.

Not one to be forgotten, there are warming tipples a-plenty with our Darjeeling FTGFOP and the wonderfully fragrant Jasmine Pearls Tea Tin. Last but by no means least, Valentine’s Day hamper offers the ultimate relaxation remedy in the form of Fortnum’s Bath Truffle Gift Box and Pomegranate Rose Single Wick Candle.