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Love Blooms in the Queen City: A Romantic Guide to Valentine’s Day in Staunton


Looking for something to do this Valentine’s Day? Whether you’re happily coupled, single and looking for love, or just interested in spending time with your besties, we have the event for you. Unwind and reconnect with events, desserts, and cozy rooms in charming, historic, and romantic Staunton.

Valentine’s Day Events

Keep busy on the big day!

  • Come to Ciders From Mars for Wintermingle a Valentine’s-themed gift and craft market and mixer. (February 8th, 5 – 8 pm)
  • Create a beautiful statement of love at L&L Custom Picture Framing & Stained Glass Supply’s Stained Glass Valentine’s Workshop. All materials are included and no experience is necessary. (February 9th, 4 – 7 pm, or February 11th, noon – 4 pm)
  • Seed to Tail’s That’s Amore! wine tasting event will take you on “a tasting trip to the romantic Mediterranean Sea and Islands through wine” (February 9th, 6 pm).
  • Think giving your love flowers and a heart-shaped box of chocolates is romantic enough for Valentine’s Day? How about something really romantic instead, like an evening in a private igloo at Stable Craft Brewing? Better yet, you can add on a professional, ordained Elvis impersonator to officiate your vow renewal! (February 9th, 4 – 10 pm)
  • Phoenix Fitness and Yoga is hosting a Valentine’s YIN + Sound Bath event that will pair relaxing yoga poses with sound healing.  “Join us in sharing the love with everyone around us.” (February 10th, 4:30 – 6 pm)
  • The Art Hive Collective and Mottainai will host Val / Galentine Craft and Plant Pop Up, which promises “a vibrant mix of plants, artists & vendors, craft brews, great food and creative activities.” (February 10th, noon – 5 pm)
  • Reserve your seat at the Valentine’s Tea at the Frederick House to enjoy tea, coffee, or hot chocolate as well as 3 light courses. The event benefits Wendy’s Place Cat Rescue, and you’ll get the chance to meet potential pets at the tea. (February 10th, noon – 4 pm)
  • Get in the mood for romance with a little dancing at the Bauhaus-inspired Dance Your Art Off fundraiser supporting the Staunton Augusta Art Center. Wear your best black and white costume! The event includes refreshments, artistic expression, dancing, and DJ Mark Allen spinning tunes. (February 10th, 7 – 11 pm)
  • The popular Studs of Steel Live returns to the Tempest Bar and Lounge. This show promises “high energy, theatrical performances and crowd participation. Inspired by the movies Magic Mike and Fifty Shades of Grey.”  (February 11th, 9 – 11 pm)
  • Visit Valley Pike Farm Market to enjoy friendship and rosé flights for Galentine’s Day. Featured wines include  Endhardt Rosé, King Family Crosé, Rockbridge Jeremiah, and Valley Road Rosé. (February 13th, 4 – 7:30 pm)
  • Cupid & Death: An English Masque takes the stage at the American Shakespeare Center. Popular in 16th and 17th-Century England, masques are musical plays with lots of singing, dancing, and plot twists. (February 13th, 7:30 pm)
  • Get your tickets for Valentine’s Evening with Pride and Prejudice at the Blackfriars Playhouse. Enjoy the romance as well as pre-show musical fun, a Bard & Bites charcuterie box filled with local treats, a glass of wine, and a themed sugar cookie. (February 14th, 7:30 – 10 pm)
  • Enjoy a fight of cider and a selection of hand-crafted chocolates at Cider From Mars’ Cider and Chocolate Pairing with Laurie’s Chocolates (February 14th, 5 – 8 pm)
  • The Society for Victorian Arts and Culture will host a Murder Mystery at the Tea Party in the Historic Spotts-Coffman house. 1930s dress is encouraged. Light refreshments.  (February 17th, 4 – 6 pm)
  • Barren Ridge Vineyards will fill your morning with joy at the Bubbles & Bagels event. Indulge in a mouthwatering spread of bagels and charcuterie, perfectly paired with a selection of mimosas. (February 17th, 10 am – 1 pm)

Date Night Desserts

Treat your honey to something sweet!

  • The Split Banana will feed your romance with a big selection of freshly made gelato flavors like coffee toffee, cherry cheesecake, or Guinness extra stout. 
  • Giancarlo Fine European Pastries creates incredible pastries and intensely-flavored fine chocolates made from Cordillera Colombian 65 % cacao and 36% dark milk, single bean chocolate. Featured flavors include raspberry white chocolate ganache, espresso, orange zest, caramel milk-dark, and hazelnut gianduja.
  • Whipp’d Cakery creates cupcakes, cheesecakes, cookie dough, brownies, custom desserts, and more. Not only are they beautiful, but they also taste amazing. 
  • Hold hands and savor cones or sundase from Wright’s Dairy Rite, an old-fashioned drive-in Staunton serving Staunton since the 50s.
  • Whisper sweet nothings over Belgian waffle from Sweet Addie’s. Waffles come loaded with your choice of toppings like Belgian cookie butter, candy, whipped cream, powdered sugar, shaved chocolate, and more. 

Cozy Rooms

Here’s your cozy nest away from home. 

  • Frederick House offers the charm and individuality of a B&B as well as the comfort and amenities of a larger hotel. The beautiful and traditionally decorated 20-room hotel encompasses space in five historic downtown buildings. Ask about the Shakespeare Theatre Ticket special. 
  • The Hotel 24 South and The Blackburn Inn both feature elegant rooms in restored buildings, beds with pillow-top mattresses, and spa-like showers. Make your romantic stay at The Blackburn Inn even better with a Valentine’s Day couple’s massage. Choose your favorite oil and enjoy a sweet treat, flowers, and sparkling cider. There’s also a Cabernet Facial special to get your skin ready for the big day.
  • Named one of @staysandgetaways “3 Romantic AF Valentine’s Day Getaway” spots in Virginia, Inn at Meadowcroft will be the perfect setting for you special weekend! Set on a picturesque 300-acre farm, the inn has six unique, antique-decorated guest rooms and suites. Romance awaits!

Romantic Ideas

  • Gift your special someone a bouquet subscription from Brown Dog Blooms. Every time they sniff, they’ll think of you.
  • Everyone loves a gift box full of luxurious bath products from Essentially Zen.
  • Take a walk over the Sears Hill Bridge for a quiet and romantic view of Staunton.

We hope this helps you discover the perfect way to spend Valentines Day! Start making plans.


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