Home    6 Valentine’s Day Ideas( From Local Venues )To Make Your Sweetheart Swoon

Ah, Romance. Nothing gets the heart fluttering, palms sweating and cheeks blushing quite like candlelight, flowers, and the sound of sweet nothings. In fact, we love the feeling of romance so much that we have dedicated an entire day to celebrate the feeling of love and special person(s) in our lives. Below, I have compiled a list and highlighted a few local venues that are sure to swoon that special someone in your life and make them feel as special as they are.

1 – The Flowers

Venue – Wylde Flowers

With the slogan,  ” Perfectly Imperfect Arrangements ” this shops floral designs are anything but basic. Located in Raleigh’s Downtown Warehouse District, Wylde Flowers is  your go to spot for a bouquet as unique as your loved one. While they are not offering delivery options for Valentine’s Day, the shop has a selection you may pre – order  from and pick up. In addition, they are featuring smaller bouquets available for purchase at the store front and Videri Chocolate Factory while supplies last.


2 – The Chocolate

Venue – Escazu Artisan Chocolates

What says ” Happy Valentines Day ” more than A box of chocolates? A box of chocolates crafted from the finest cocoa beans imported from Venezuela, Peru, and Costa Rica, that’s what! Hidden away on the outskirts of  Mordecai and alongside the wonderful Stanbury Restaurant, Escazu offers artisan truffles and confections that are truly to die for. These one of a kind, melt in your mouth, sinful chocolates will leave your special someone falling in love with decadence.




3 – The Cocktails

Venue – Vita Vite Art Gallery & Wine Bar

Before heading out to dinner, spend some time unwinding with your special person by sipping on a glass of wine and browsing fine art. Located in the heart of the Warehouse District, Off of Hargett Street, Vita Vite is an elegant yet modern space offering a selection of 20 fine wines, 6 craft beers, and an impressive art selection, not to mention a cozy fireplace and plush couches sure to ignite the romantic fire in your hearts.

4 – The Dinner

Venue – Mandolin

The most crucial element of any Valentine’s Day is the romantic dinner the two of you will share. If you are opting to eat out this year, I strongly suggest dining at Mandolin, a cozy, elegant and “un-stuffy”establishment. Enjoy the relaxed, romantic atmosphere and southern charm while indulging in rustic and refined flavors that your pallet will thank you for.



5 – The Dessert

Venue – Bittersweet

To end your celebration of love and romance, show  just how much you appreciate them by  splurging on a fabulous dessert. Go ahead, it’s once a year!

Bittersweet, a swanky, yet modest dessert bar located directly on E Martin Street features an assortment of “to die for” desserts . These sinfully delicious, house made desserts are created with only the finest ingredients and change seasonally.


6 – The Gift

Venue – The Umstead Hotel And Spa

Want to give the special person you love a gift that will truly pamper them? This Valentine’s Day treat your beloved to a romantic couples massage and spa day at The Umstead Hotel and Spa. Located in Cary, The Umstead offers an outdoor meditation courtyard, serene lounges, and several therapeutic spa services that are sure to rectify you both as you share this soothing and rejuvenating time together.