LOTRO Midsummer Festival 2021 – Wedding Event Guide

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Last year, with the release of Update 27, The Lord of the Rings Online introduced a brand-new annual event. The LOTRO Midsummer Festival celebrates the wedding of Aragorn and Arwen, which took place some time after the overthrow of Sauron. Elessar, now finally King of Gondor and Arnor as Elrond mandated, can finally wed his fair Elven lady. So, throw off the armour and only raise your weapons in salute, for the Midsummer Festival is on.

I have now added this to my LOTRO Events Schedule calendar.

If you need a guide in German, see Berrie’s Mittsommer im HdRO external-link-alt.

When Is the Midsummer Festival?

The 2021 event runs from 17th June at 10am /servertime to 12th July at 3am/servertime. So the last full day for most of us will be 11th July 2021.

Token Limit!

Please be aware that, unlike all other events, the Midsummer Festival has a token limit! Since patch 27.0.1, you can hold 250 Tokens per Character.. So ensure you spend some before you hit it.

There is no shortage of things to do at this LOTRO event, so combine questing with enjoying the rewards. And rewards are really affordable. You can get a lot with 250 tokens!

How Do I Get Started?

Per the Release Notes:

  • When you log in you will have an auto-bestowed quest.
  • This contains a map to Minas Tirith (Midsummer)
  • From there you can get the intro quest and begin exploring. The NPC you need is in the next screenshot.

Or Alternatively…

Midsummer Wedding-planners are located in Thorin’s Hall, Duillond, Bree-town, and the Party Tree to direct players to Midsummer quests in those areas.

Note: You can Swift-Travel to Minas Tirith (Midsummer) from major stablemasters.

So wherever you are at in Middle-Earth you can get to the special instance of Minas Tirith and start celebrating!

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“Wrapper” Quests

You pick up the Daily and the other wrapper from Faeleth. She is on the main path into Minas Tirith.

The wrappers are:

1. In Celebration of Midsummer

This is the Daily 10 × Festival Quests wrapper. It awards

  • Midsummer Tokens × 5
  • Legendary Item XP (if applicable)

2. A Fondness for Festivity

To complete this, you need to finish 5 × Daily Wrappers.

The first (intro) stage awards:

  • Figments of Splendour × 300
  • Virtue XP × 1,000
  • Scrap of an Essence Reclamation Scroll
  • Universal Optional crafting Ingrediant
  • Legendary Item XP

3. The Majesty of Midsummer

And finally, this stage is a reward for completing whichever stage of A Fondness for Festivity you happen to be on.

The (Intro) stage grants:

  • Midsummer Tokens × 5
  • Figments of Splendour × 500
  • Scrap of an Essence Reclamation Scroll
  • Universal Optional crafting Ingrediant
  • Legendary Item XP

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Sometimes in my guides, I put stuff in because I need it. This is one of those times! This section is incomplete, so it my “live notes”.

On Foot, or Mount

Minas Tirith is built into a mountain, in concentric circles. If you’re on foot or mounted, you’ll need to keep looking for stairs, ramps, or passageways that go up. This should help find the next circle in. When I first entered the Citadel, I found the first such ramp was behind me.

Which is the Citadel Stable?

You need the High Stables to reach the Citadel by Horse-taxi.

Stable Masters

You can find stable masters to many (though not all) of the circles. They do charge 1 silver, but everyone knows you have to take some coin when visiting a festival yes? And they save you some unwanted headaches.

Thanks to Marlene in the comments for this extra info:
In MT the ramps going down to a lower level are always found near the stable-master on your current level. Ramps going up come out near the stable-master on the upper level and those stable-masters alternate which half of the circle they are on

The stable-masters in MT and the rings on the map are messed up. The Sages’ Tier stable-master goes to the ring labeled “Master’s Ring”. There’s no stable-master for the ring labeled “Sages£. All of the other stable-masters go where they say they go.

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Midsummer Quest-Givers

Here are the quest-givers for the many and varied Midsummer activities in Minas Tirith. For quests elsewhere see my separate guide for Midsummer Quests Outside Minas Tirith and A Long-Awaited Banquet Quests.

Minas Tirith Quest-Givers

  1. Merilien (The Citadel: 22.5N, 55.8W)
  2. Othnoron: (The Citadel: 22.3N, 55.8W)
  3. Florist (The Citadel: 22.1N, 56.0W)
  4. Colladan: (Houses of Lore: 21.7N, 56.3W, Upstairs)
  5. Ulthir: (The Splintered Shield, Soldiers’ Tier: 21.7N, 56.3W, Upstairs)
  6. Borlach of Rimmon: (Soldiers’ Tier: 21.4N, 54.4W)
  7. Ciriel: (Craftsmen’s’ Tier: 21.0N, 55.3W)
  8. Postmaster: (House of the Craft: 21.0N, 55.3W)
  9. Melthend (Marriage-Wright): (House of the Craft: 21.0N, 55.3W)
  10. Lebadar (Gardener): (Soldiers’ Tier: 23.9N, 54.9W)
  11. Ioreth: (Houses of Healing, the Citadel: 21.9N, 55.8W)
  12. Loboríis (Stable-Hand) (City Stables, 22.4N, 53.8W)
  13. Duillam (The Blue Theatre, Players’ Tier, 21.4N, 56.6W)
  14. Worried Woman (Craftsmen’s Tier?)

Other Regions

Thanks to @fruinjuice for this list:

  1. Bree near crafting at west stables
  2. Thorin’s Hall in back of forge area
  3. Duillond Gazebo
  4. Celondim Docks
  5. At the Party Tree north of Hobbiton (2 Quests)
  6. Skori in Thorin’s Hall Inn
  7. Prancing Pony in Bree

If you would like a simple checklist to work through, see MinstrelByNight’s blogexternal-link-alt.

Firefly quests can be picked up at any time. However fireflies logically only appear from Gloaming until Dawn.
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Quick Daily Rotation

There is so much to do (I’m starting to sound like old Barliman) and enjoy at Midsummer, that my advice is to slow down and do that. If, however, you’re trying to get rewards on multiple characters or getting those Figments of Splendour, then a “quick 10” might be up your street. I think last year I did 10 quests on a few characters, then went back to do others.

Aaaanyway, a huge thank you to @FFlunkies who published a post last year with their quick 10-quest rotation and have donated it to the guide for this year. I will simply summarise the post here as I’ve already written the non-banquet quests up.

Follow This Route

@FFlunkies suggest taking this route around. If you find any efficiencies, please let me know! The NPC names are the quest-giver locations, not necessarily where the quest itself takes place.

Caveat: This list of 10 depends on you having completed the Wedding Ceremony “Epic” questline. But if you’re in a token or Figments grind, then you should have done that already. Hopefully.

Also: this is my initial summary, but I’m struggling with fatigue today, so I’ll review this tomorrow (16th June ’21).

  1. Aiding the Stable-Hands (Loborís, Workers Tier)
  2. To the Last Drop (Merilien, The Citadel)
  3. What Ales You (Merilien, The Citadel)
  4. Tasty Morsels (Othnoron, The Citadel)
  5. Arranging Arrangements (The Florist, The Citadel)
  6. A Long-Awaited Banquet (Toldir, Banquet Hall)
  7. A Cure for All Ills or Faramir’s Quest in the Banquet Hall
  8. Artistic Direction (Borlach, Soldiers Tier)
  9. Toss a Coin (Ulthir, The Splintered Shield, Soldiers Tier)
    While here, complete objectives for What Ales You and To the Last Drop. Then go to the Mûmak and Keep for What Ales You objectives.
  10. Go to The Craftsman’s Tier
    • See the potter for Artistic Direction
    • Retrace your steps to the stables and go through the open door behind them and down the ramp to the left.
    • At the bottom of the ramp you’ll find Lebadar for Artistic Direction.
    • Head across the area to the worried Woman to complete Unhelpful Hounds
    • Turn in this fast quest and then head back up the ramp to Craftsman’s Circle.
    • Find Ciriel to progress Artistic Direction and Sweet Treats. Complete Sweet Treats.
    • Head West to The Merry Swan. Complete objectives for Arranging Arrangements and What Ales You.
    • Head up the ramp that’s just by Ciriel and you’ll be on the next tier
  11. Go to the Players Tier
    • Find Daghir and the other NPCs needed for Tasty Morsels.
    • Head to the Blue Theatre. Complete Arranging Arrangements here.
    • Take the stables to the Soldiers Tier
  12. The Soldiers Tier
    • Hand in Borlach’s quest, Artistic Direction.
    • Take stables to Sage’s Tier
  13. The Sage’s Tier

Head back to the Citadel to hand in quests, then return to the Worker’s Tier to hand in the wrapper.

Minas Tirith Quests

Unless they have added more quests this year, here are all the LOTRO Midsummer Festival quests available within Minas Tirith.

Tasty Morsels

3 × Midsummer Tokens
Othnoron, a Cook, wants you to deliver samples of his “experimental treats”. These are for the tactfully-described “loftier citizens”. Basically he’s using the tried-and-tested free sample to make sales. Well, don’t all vendors at festivals the world over do the same?

These need delivering to NPCs in the Players’ Tier (they are all marked on your map). I suggest you take the Stable-Master from the Citadel (High Stables), unless you can navigate Minas Tirith already.

Arastil (21.4N, 56.1W)

Hates nuts, but thinks maybe it needs…nuts🤦.

Brandion (21.3N, 56.2W)

Shockingly has no suggestions for improvements.

Daghir (21.8N, 55.0W)

Suggests adding bacon on top! (I approve.)

Gwàrben (21.3N, 55.7)

Thinks it’s delicious and wants more!

Pelnen (21.4N, 55.4W)

Says it needs a tad more salt.

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Lightning in a Bottle

3 × Midsummer Tokens

When You Can Do Them

The four quests to catch fireflies for the lanterns at Minas Tirith are only available from Gloaming until Dawn. You can see this in your minimap or use Titanbar, one of the LOTRO Plugins I always have active.

You can also only have one firefly quest active at once.

Which Fireflies Do You Want?

Play Nicely

Just some pointers:

  • Fireflies seem to spawn at random intervals (e.g. number of seconds)
  • You may be “competing” with other players for them
  • You have plenty of times to collect the fireflies
  • Don’t chase one another player is heading for.

Tactic: Patience

A tactic/strategy I have seen other players doing is to find a Firefly and stay by that spawn point. Apply a patience Virtue and wait for it to respawn. This saves chasing after fireflies and potentially annoying another players.

Amethyst Fireflies

Amethyst Fireflies can be found in the Low-Lands of Ered Luin at The Grimwater

You need to place these in lanterns in the Sixth Circle.

  1. Houses of Healing: (Entrance: 21.9N, 56.1W) – Note: this is the House of Remedies (where you do Honouring Healers) not the High Hall (where you do A Cure for All Ills)
  2. The Alcove: (22.0N, 56.3W) – a little West from the Houses of Healing.

Emerald Fireflies

Emerald Fireflies can be found in the Midgewater Marshes at in Bree-land. The part of the marsh is East of Marshwater Fort.

Where to Find Emerald Fireflies in Midgewater Marsh

Catch 12 × Emerald Fireflies, which appear as quest rings when they (re)spawn.

Placing the Lanterns

Merilien, who hates that you smell of the place she just sent you to, says you should: “places them about the stage in the Merry Swan”. This is found in the Craftsmans’ Tier.

Take the Stable-Master, then head South/West around the circle. The Merry Swan‘s entrance is at (21.0N, 56.6W). The stage is at the back of the Inn.


Ruby Fireflies

Ruby Fireflies can be found in Rushock Bog, in the Shire. The area marked is the very North of the bog, just South East of Needlehole.
Ruby Fireflies Shire Map
This is what the area looks like. I tried to get a screenshot with Ruby Fireflies in it, but as you can see, I wasn’t the only person there on this trip.

Remember: Fireflies only appear from Gloaming until Dawn.

Placing the Lanterns

These need to go to the Hall of Air on the Fifth Circle (the Sages’ Tier). The Hall of Air is at (23.1N, 56.3N), North of the Sages’ Tier Stable-Master.

They all go in the seating area to the left as you enter.


Sapphire Fireflies

Sapphire Fireflies can be found South-West of Duillond in Ered Luin.
Sapphire Fireflies Location Map - Ered Luin
They can be collected from around this small pool of water. Again, because I went as soon as Gloaming hit, there were a few players also collecting Sapphire Fireflies. Be patient and be considerate.

Remember: Fireflies only appear from Gloaming until Dawn.

Placing the Lanterns

These need to go to the Court of Voronwëaut; in the Fourth Circle, the Players’ Tier. There are two locations you need to place Sapphire Firefly Lanterns. Both of them are near the Players’ Circle Stable-Master.

As you can see, one is near Pelnen, an NPC you talk to as part of Tasty Morsels.

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Something Floral

3 × Midsummer Tokens
Merilien wants to liven up the Houses of Lore with flower arrangements. Apparently the “room with dead things” really needs it! (do read the quest text from NPCs, there are some fab gems in there!).

These need placing in the Fifth Tier, which is the Sage’s Tier. The Coordinnates of the entrance are (21.7N, 56.3W). Take the stable-master to the Sage’s tier then ride around the semi-circle, heading South.

Place 6 Floral Arrangements in the obviously-marked locations inside.

4 Locations are Downstairs in this room:
2 Locations are Upstairs in this room:

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Love is in the Air

3 × Midsummer Tokens

A poor poet called Colladan is trying to woo the lady he loves by putting a poem together. Taking other poems as inspiration (plagiarism), he sat down to write (well, collate), only to doze off. Now a window has been opened and his precious sheets are floating around the Houses of Lore! Your mission, should you choose to accept it (naturally), is to catch these for him.

Catching Wayward Verses

The mechanic is the same as Lost Invitations in the LOTRO Anniversary Event. And other players will also be trying to catch them!

These spawn as Wayward Verse envelopes and (unlike Anniversary) they have quest-rings in the mini-map. They are all indoors, but you may need to run around a few times to catch enough of them.

Who Opened the Window?

If you speak to Lírveril while catching Wayward verses, you find out it was her who opened the window. On purpose. It is her that Colladan is trying to woo, and she knows it😁!

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Toss a Coin

3 × Midsummer Tokens

Location: The Splintered Shield, Soldiers’ Tier (21.7N, 56.3W)

A very, very drunk flower merchant is faring worse than usual. Apart from having to check you’re not actually his wife, his main problem is a stonking headache. Hardly a surprise. He decides the source of it are badly-playing minstrels. Instead of leaving the inn for peace and quiet, he gives you some coins to toss at the instrumentalists to make them go away.

A bit harsh.

Toss a Coin to Noisy Minstrels × 6

You can find various minstrels both upstairs and down in The Splintered Shield. The most obscure one appears to be in the sleeping quarters up the wooden steps. I’ve included that screenshot here. Simply right-click on them to hurl the insult and offend a musician.

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Artistic Direction

3 × Midsummer Tokens

Location: Craftsmen’s Tier 21.4N, 54.4W.

An artist, who would rather you got lost than him, has run out of painting materials. So, in true quest-giver style, sends of you, his errand-servant, to go find them. They are marked on your map, but what use a guide, without guidance?


Charcoal can be obtained from Ciriel, Pastry Chef. (21.0N, 55.3W)


The otherwise-nameless Potter can be found at 23.3N, 54.9W.


The gardener Lebadar is just inside the Soldiers’ Tier, at the bottom of the ramp from the Craftsmen’s Tier. He is at (23.9N, 54.9W).

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Sweet Treats

Location: Craftsmen’s Tier (21.0N, 55.3W).

Ciriel is concerned that guards of Minas Tirith are overworked and not being able to join in the celebration. So she proposes to take some pastries to them at their guardposts.

All four Hungry Guards are on the Craftsmen’s Tier and marked on your map. And I was gratified to find out, there is no stressful countdowntimer on carrying the pastries either. Nice, quick and easy tokens.

Note: the Guards do wander around a bit, as is right and proper. But the map markers are accurate guides.

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Honouring Healers

3 × Midsummer Tokens

Quest-giver Location: House of the Craft (Craftsmen’s Tier: 23.2N, 55.0W)

The Postmaster has a lovely errand for you, sending thank you notes to those that work in the Houses of Healing.

Where are the Houses of Healing?

They are in the Citadel just down the ramp by the High Stables. The entrance to the House of Remedies can be found at (21.9N, 56.1W). Note: this is different to the High House for “A Cure for All Ills”.

Where Are the Healers?

They are all over the House of Remedies, often walking around, but not always. So just check all parts of the building. I will try to make a map at a later point. But this place is stunning. See the NPC-chasing as an opportunity to #StopAndStare and enjoy the artwork of LOTRO designers and developers.

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Growing Pains

3 × Midsummer Tokens

Location: Lebadar, Soldiers’ Tier (23.9N, 54.9W)

A gardener who is concerned about the many, many garden in MT is one who is overworked. So, quite simply, he needs help with watering some plants and pulling up weeds.

Statue of Steward Egalmoth

The “third circle” is the Craftsmen’s Tier. However it is in the very North West of Minas Tirith but it a beautiful garden.

  • Pull up 5 × Pesky Weeds
  • Water 4 × Unwatered Plants

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A Cure for All Ills

3 × Midsummer Tokens

Location: Ioreth, The High Hall, Houses of Healing (21.9N, 55.8W)

Ioreth is most put out by festival-goers forgetting that the Houses of Healing are supposed to be for rest. She enlists your aid in cleaning up mess made by “that rabble”, as she calls them!

  • Dispose of Half-emptied bottles in the High Hall × 10
  • Remove 6 × Noisy Revellers. Basically, you’re a bouncer.

Noisy Revellers

These are not open-tapped, so other players may be kicking these out at the same time as you. You’ll need to eject more noisy revellers once they make themselves loudly obvious. AKA, when they respawn.

There’s only one noisy-reveller per group, at least in most cases. I think one group near the entrance had two from “that rabble”.

Half-Emptied Bottles

These come in various names and are found on the floor. You may find this easier with floaty names on (default keybind: N)

  • Beren’s Blood
  • Falas Draught
  • Posset
  • Pinnath Plum Wine
  • Naruvor
  • Galadnen

Always take time to #StopAndStare. This is inside the High House!

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Aiding the Stable-Hands

3 × Midsummer Tokens

Location: Loborís, City Stables (Interior) (21.9N, 55.8W)

Unsurprisingly, the main way wedding celebration guests have arrived is by horse. This leads to very dedicated, but overworked stable-hands. Want to be a stable-hand for a shift? Don’t worry, no mucking-out needed! Just grooming and giving of apple treats.

Where is the Grooming Brush?

The equipment crate is at the back of the stables (in the North-West corner if you load the map). They’re just up a few steps:

Grab the apples for the nearby crate too.

Groom & Feed

Head back down the steps and do your chores! Relevant hworses are found on both sides of the stables.

Although you don’t have to select the quest item, what is happening is:

Feed Apples to Well-Behaved Horses:

Groom Disheveled Horses

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Arranging Arrangements

3 × Midsummer Tokens

Location: Florist, The Citadel (21.1N, 56.0W)

Oh boy, the florist needs you to place 5 × Floral Arrangments “around the city”. You’d think these fine business-folk would learn they need to employ temporary staff during busy times of the year, right?

Rant over, here are the three Event Locations:

Event Locations Map

The Merry Swan

Craftsmen’s Tier: (21.0N, 56.6W)
2 × Floral Arrangements

The Blue Theatre

Players’ Tier: (21.4N, 56.6W)
3 × Floral Arrangement

The Hall of Air (Outdoors)

Sages’ Tier: (23.1N, 56.3W)
2 × Floral Arrangements

LOTRO have seemed to fix a bug for the Blue Theatre arrangments. You can now place 3 × Floral Arrangements there.
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Floral Crowns

3 × Midsummer Tokens

Location: Florist, The Citadel (21.1N, 56.0W)

The florist’s “easily distracted” daughter has been sent to gather flowers to make into Floral Crowns. She’s likely somewhere around the First Circle. Thank the Valar for Festival Stable-Masters!

Find the Florist’s daughter

Take the Stable-Master to “City Stables” in the First Circle. You can find her running around near (21.7N, 53.8W). She also appears as a quest ring in your mini-map.

And yes, she has forgotten her errand, so asks you to help her. Not do it for her? Gasp! Well she’s grow out of it.

Pick 10 × Summer Blossoms

Yes the quest text reads “blossoms” but you’re simply looking for Summer Flowers in the areas marked on your map. Remind me next week to write the coords for the flowers.

Some are obvious, but look behind pillars and in the middle of bushy sections. Again, floaty names will really help here.

Make a Floral Crown

I had expected the florist’s daughter to have already forgotten again, but she actually collected some flowers. As a Dad of one such “easily distracted” daughter I was genuinely surprised.

Use the nearby checkered blanket to fashion a floral crown. then head back to the Florist in the Citadel.

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Something Misplaced, Something Blue

3 × Midsummer Tokens

Location: Duillam, The Blue Theatre, Players’ Tier

Duillam, who appears to despise the band name of a group he acknowledges as “fine enough musicians”, has lost the performers. Being dutiful, he has been waiting for a random visitor to minas tirith to go find them for him.

Cloudyheads Move

I have provided a map showing places I found members of the Cloudyheads. However, Musicians may/do appear in more than one location, which is why there are more than six dots on the map. e.g. Here’s Gord Dunley’s two spawn points:

Cloudyheads Locations Map

It is highly likely that I do not have all spawn points recorded!

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To The Last Drop

3 × Midsummer Tokens

Location: Merilien, The Citadel, 22.5N, 55.8W

Meldis runs one of the Inns in Minas Tirith – the Splintered Shield. Sadly her previous one was destroyed during the War. Various Vintners have sent bottles for a feast Merlilien is planning. You need to head to Meldis’ inn and find the correct wine.

Where’s the Splintered Shield?

Soldier’s Tier, in the South of the circle at 20.6N, 55.6W.

Where are the Wines?

They are downstairs in the kitchen. Take the door on the left as you enter the Splintered Shield. The kitchen is the first right.

Samples of Wine – Get it Right First Time!

Thanks to agentlangdon‘s method in the comments you can get the right glass first time! Below is a shot of all the incorrect glasses. Play “Spot the Difference” with your view in-game and find the right one!

Fatefoot also adds:

…the Wine tasting seems to fix the correct wine goblet for the whole day (3am to 3am) as this works on multiple characters on different accounts so if you’re repeating it on an alt, remember which one it was from the first one.

Once you have found the correct wine from the sample, you’ll need to pick up the barrel from behind the table. Only then, head back to Merilien.
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What Ales You

3 × Midsummer Tokens

Location: Merilien, The Citadel, 22.5N, 55.8W

The best drinks is not just true of fine wines, but of the ales too. Merilien wants you to fetch 4 × Barrels of Ale from the best taverns in Minas Tirith.

* Click/Tap images here to load the large one.

The Splintered Shield

Soldier’s Tier at 20.6N, 55.6W

This is in the kitchen, as per To the Last Drop:

Here’s the barrel of Ale:

The Mûmak and Keep

Soldier’s Tier at 20.8N, 55.9W

Just head straight to the back of the small inn. The barrel is next to the enormous Mûmak Skull.

The Merry Swan

Craftsmen’s Tier at 21.0N, 56.6W

As you enter, look left. There’s a raised bit where the stack of barrels is.

The Thirsty Seer

Sage’s Tier at 21.8N, 56.5W

Go to this location inside The Thirsty Seer:

Here’s your Barrel of Ale:

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Wedding Supplies

3 × Midsummer Tokens

Location: Merilien, The Citadel, 22.5N, 55.8W

Merilien is in the business of making weddings the best possible memories. To that end, she has a special shipment of fine goods. The person who should have ensured safe delivery has gone AWOL. So who gets to go and fetch them? Muggins, of course. all Wedding Supplies are on the Craftsmen’s Tier.

Note: these are not open-tapped so you may need to wait for respawn.

House of Craft

Craftsmen’s Tier (23.3N, 54.9W)
3 × Wedding Supplies

1. Outside at (23.3N, 54.9W)

2. Inside: turn immediately left. Wedding Supplies are next to the Weaponsmith’s Guild vendor.

3. Also Inside:
Thanks to StrangerInAStrangeLand in the comments, who said there is an additional one inside the Hall of Craft.

The second one is close to the two quest givers.

Near Ciriel

Craftsmen’s Tier (21.1N, 55.4W)
1 × Wedding Supplies

Head behind Ciriel and turn right.

Raised Table/Eating Area

Craftsmen’s Tier (20.9N, 56.0W)
1 × Wedding Supplies

As you head to the marked circle on your map, heading West, you can find this table area on your left.

Outside Middle Stores

Craftsmen’s Tier (21.1N, 56.1W)
1 × Wedding Supplies

If you have floaty names on, you can see a plaque for Middle Storesexternal-link-alt. The wedding Supplies are towards the door on the right:

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Without a Hitch Quests

Location: Melthend (Marriage-Wright), House of Craft (23.3N, 54.9W)

These quests are crafting related. You will need:

  • Relevant crafting profession started. Only Apprentice Level is needed, so these are good for new players and characters.
  • Crafting Recipes: These can be acquired from Melthend for one Midsummer Token each.
  • Relevant crafting Kits: Completing a Lightning in a Bottle quest also grants one of these for free.

Crafting Kits can be obtains from Quests Outside Minas Tirith.

As with all crafting materials, these appear in your bags. Once you have 3 Kits, head to the relevant crafting facility to make it. 1 Kit Makes 1 Item.


  • If you craft these with a “crit” then you will make 3 items from 1 Kit. If you have Universal Optional Crafting Ingrediants, then this may be a good use of one.
  • The recipes and kits are not bound, so your other characters can craft the items for you.
  • You can craft all four items on two characters if you have Armourer and Tinker crafting professions.

Banners for the Newly-Wed

Craft banners from 3 × Banner of the Newly-Wed Kits. This crafting quest is for Tailors and Woodworkers. Armourers also have Apprentice Tailoring by default so they can also make these banners.

These kits can be acquired by completing All Fired Up in Bree-land.

Drinking Horns

Craft 3 × Midsummer Drinking Horns from Drinking Horn Kits. If you are a Metalsmith or Weaponsmith, you can craft these.

Drinking Horn Kits are awarded by the quest A Midsummer Shine in Thorin’s Hall.

A Celebratory Snack

This quest is for those who have the Cook Crafting Profession. Note that Tinkers also have Apprentice Cook available to can make the strawberry buns too.

You will need to deliver 6 × Strawberry Buns made from Strawberry Bun Baking Kits to Melthend. Midsummer Shire quests grant this kit.

A Wedding Favor

You will need to craft 3 × Wedding Centrepieces from kits. You must be a Jeweller or Scholar to complete this.
Wedding Centrepiece Kits can be earned from Coming Home (Celondim) and Cords of Love (Duillond)

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Unhelpful Hounds

3 × Midsummer Tokens

Location: Worried Woman, Soldiers’ Tier, 24.1N, 55.1W

Thank you to those of you who pointed out this quest. None of the other Minas Tirith quests brought me this that far around the Soldiers’ Tier. So I’m glad to be able to add it now.

Why, oh why this woman was not wearing her engagement ring, the Valar only know. But one of the Unhelpful Hounds has stolen it. She is too scared of dogs to try and retrieve it.

There are a number of Unhelpful Hounds running around near her. You have to chase/intercept them and find the one that has the ring. All the hounds you need to chase have quest rings, but not the “one” ring she cares about.

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A Long-Awaited Banquet

A Celebration Without End
Once you have attended the wedding you can access Merethrond to complete quests for the surviving members of the original Fellowship of the Ring. Find out more by clicking/tapping below to go to my guide!
A Long-Awaited Banquet Quests
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Festival Title Deeds

Flickering Flame Title

Complete each colour of fireflies twice in the Lightning in a Bottle quest.

Also grants 1 × Midsummer Token

Midsummer Merry-Maker Title

Complete 120 Festival Quests.

Also grants the Midsummer Frame:
LOTRO Midsummer Character Frame 2020

Banqueter Title

Once the wedding ceremony is over and you move onto the banquet, there are a quests from 9 different quest-givers. If memory serves, you can only do one of these per server “day”. So plan to do it as part of your daily run.

Also grants 9 × Midsummer Tokens.

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Midsummer Fireworks Deeds

There are four further deeds you can complete during the festival. These do not grant titles, but they do give you four permanent “social” actions. They are the same idea as the “Consume Consumables” deeds found elsewhere in LOTRO events.

Elanor Fireworks

Launch 25 × Elanor Fireworks (Costs 50 tokens).
Green & White Niphredil Fireworks

Launch 25 × Green and White Niphredil Fireworks (Costs 50 tokens).
Wedding Ring Fireworks

Launch 25 × Wedding Ring Fireworks (Costs 50 tokens).
White Niphredil Fireworks

Launch 25 × White Niphredil Fireworks (Costs 50 tokens).

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LOTRO Midsummer Festival Rewards

As there are no shortage of quests during the LOTRO Midsummer Festival, there is no lack of rewards either! Enjoy!

Outfit Cosmetics

2021 Cosmetics

This year's LOTRO Midsummer Festival theme is Entwining Blossoms! The cosmetics have, as you'd expect, vines, flowers and leaves with a summery blue and white background. The circlet features elegant blue flowers that match those found in the mane of the steed.
As I add the rewards for 2021, they will appear here, so please bear with me on day 1!

All cosmetics cost 10 × Midsummer Tokens. If you want to view all current cosmetics per gear slot then see my Midsummer Cosmetics Library. I’ll be adding the different races/body sizes tomorrow (Friday 18th June).

2020 Cosmetics

Last year's outfits were mostly based around Aragorn and Arwen's wedding attire with some of Galadriel's thrown into the mix. My Guardian's not usually a dress person, but even she got in on a couple of these! Here are the outfit pieces available prior to 2021, ordered alphabetically.

Note: Last year, most of my cosmetics shots were of my female human. I will mix these up more in 2021. (Read: Why I Play Female Characters). However, I have now added pages for individual clothing items where you can see a range of body shapes and races.

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There are 5 Mounts available.

2021 Mounts

Steed of Entwining Blossoms

Cost: 25 × Tokens

War-Steed of Entwining Blossoms

Cost: Caparison – 25 × Tokens, Head-Piece – 25 × Tokens, Saddle – 10 × Tokens

2020 Mounts

Last year’s “normal” horses cost 20 Midsummer Tokens.

Thank you to Baeleron of Landrovalexternal-link-alt for providing these screenshots!

Blackroot Steed

Lamedon Steed

Lebennin Steed

Lossarnach Steed

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Story Mount

If you complete the “Epic” within the LOTRO Midsummer Festival, then you will be awarded Gondor’s Steed. Thanks to @TwitchTex for this shot!

Gondor’s Steed

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All cosmetic pets cost 20 Midsummer Tokens.

2021 Cosmetic Pets

This year we have two new Chipmunk pets – and one is called Theodore. No, there aren’t any called Alvin and Simon, before you ask!


Silver Chipmunk

2020 Cosmetic Pets

Blue Firefly

Purple Firefly

Red Firefly

Gondor Midsummer Kite

My thanks to @Critters_Lotro to providing these screenshots. Sorry it took so long for me to add them in.
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Musical Instruments

There is a huge raft of musical instruments to be had. So many you could build a raft of them. I’ll get shots ASAP for you, but there are instruments that all start with Summer Celebration and all cost 10 Tokens. This list is in the order of the vendor.

  • Lute
  • Horn
  • Clarinet
  • Flute
  • Harp
  • Drum
  • Theorbo
  • Bagpipe
  • Cowbell
  • Pibgorn
  • Mountain Harp
  • Fiddle
  • Bassoon

Musical Instrument Screenshots

Thanks to Arron, Elvish Black, @Valkryique and others for sending me instrument screenshots! I massively appreciate it.

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Emotes will set you back 30 Midsummer Tokens, but there are only two.

  • Coin Toss
  • Wine Tasting

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It’s a celebration after all, so why not set off some Wedding Ring Fireworks or White Niphredil Fireworks when night falls on Minas Tirith?

New for 2021: two new fireworks are available: Elanor Fireworks and Green and White Niphredil Fireworks.

These cost 2 Tokens each.

See Fireworks Deeds to get the permanent abilities.
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Housing Decorations

Déco du Milieu have been working overtime too, to get you previews of all the housing decorations you can obtain during the Great Wedding! As per usual, I won’t feature them here. instead go visit their fab collection:

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Here are some other LOTRO Midsummer Festival links from the community!

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TL;DR Celebrating the LOTRO Midsummer Festival 2021 – Go and Enjoy It

There is so much for you to get into and enjoy in the new LOTRO Midsummer Festival! Tons of repeatable quest, crafting-for-tokens, the “Epic” book leading to the wedding ceremony and events happening across Middle-Earth. Take your time to enjoy the artwork, sculptures, quest text etc as well as your quest objectives. Rewards here are extensive too, with a raft of cosmetics, four horse mounts, several pets and more. So dive in, celebrate, enjoy – and take in the Great Wedding event with the rest of the LOTRO community!
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A 30-something Shadow Jedi, married and have a small daughter. By that I mean "young", not just "short". I have a chronic pain condition called Fibromyalgia andI play LOTRO, SWTOR and FFXIV and blog about two of them. Social Media has connected me with so many people and some of those have become amazing friends too! As a hobby I am relearning drawing, which you can see on my DeviantArt profile.