Joffrey’s Wedding Feast
During the wedding feast, King Joffrey gets poisoned and he dies. The big feast was filmed in Dubrovnik not far away from the old town. To find the exact filming location read on or click on the map pointer in the image section above.
“He did this. He poisoned my son, your king. Take him. Take him! Take him! Take him!”
Where did they film the wedding feast of King Joffrey?
The famous wedding feast scene where Joffrey was poisoned and where he died in the arms of his mother is filmed on a real location in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The Wedding scenery set was built in a public park called Park Gradec, to the west of Fort Lovrijanec.
About park Gradec
Park Gradec is the oldest park in Dubrovnik, dating back to the year 1898. With its 42 acres (1, 7 hectares) it is also the biggest public park on the land area of Dubrovnik.
The park consists mostly of pine trees that offer a lot of shade. There are park benches around the park and you will enjoy beautiful views of the sea directly from the park. At the entrance to the park, there is an opening with a fishpond that offers a view over fort Lovrijanec and the old town of Dubrovnik. It was here where the enormous filming set was build for the “purple wedding”.
Ways to get to the park Gradec
Gradec park can be reached on foot or by car. You will need 5-10 minutes if you’re going on foot from the entrance to the old town of Dubrovnik (Pile Gate). If you want to drive there, it will take a little more than 10 minutes from the Pile Gate because of one-way streets. But you can park your vehicle directly at the entrance to the park.
If you’d prefer a guided Game of Thrones tour from the old town of Dubrovnik to Gradec park, there are a lot of possibilities. See the guided tour option above.
The scene filmed at Park Gradec:
Purple Wedding where Joffrey dies of poison
(Season 4, Episode 2: “The Lion and the Rose”)
After the wedding ceremony of King Joffrey Baratheon and his new queen, Margaery Tyrell, the wedding feast begins. There is a lot of colorful scenery at the wedding and you can see all sorts of entertainers. King Joffrey and queen Margaery, as well as their families, are sitting at a big decorated table facing other guests and entertainers. Queen Margaery holds a short speech declaring that all of the leftovers from the feast will be given to the poor. Cersei, however, orders Grand Maester Pycelle to give the leftovers to the dogs.
King Joffrey seems to be in a fault mood picking on his uncle Tyrion Lannister, insulting him even by making him his personal “cupbearer”. As Tyrion wants to leave the wedding Joffrey stops him ordering him to bring more wine. But suddenly Joffrey starts to choke and has difficulties breathing. He collapses in front of the guests. Cersei and Jamie try to help him but its too late. He dies in his mother arms. In his last moments, he points his finger at his uncle, making Cersei believe that he knew that Tyrion poisoned him. Cersei, blind with anger, orders the guards to arrest Tyrion.