valentine's day guide

The New in Lynchburg Team has compiled a guide just for Valentine's Day! Here you will find Lynchburg events, great date night ideas, delicious restaurants serving dinner for 2 and more! 

 
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Date Night Ideas

Here are some great date night ideas we thought of for you to embark on this Valentine's Day. If you want further details, check out the blog we wrote for our Date Night Ideas.

  • Get Dressed Up & Go Somewhere Fancy
  • Treat Yourselves to a Couples Massage
  • Book a Romantic Getaway in Lynchburg
  • Go Outdoors
  • An Evening at Your Love's Service
  • An Intense Video-Game or Board Game Session
  • Winery or Brewery
  • Try Something New
  • Go Back to Where It All Began
  • Coffee Time

Delicious Dinners for 2

Want to just have a romantic dinner for two this Valentine's Day? Here are some restaurants that are offering Valentine's Day menus.

 
 BLUE MOUNTAIN BREWERY: VALENTINE'S BEER DINNER  Join Blue Mountain Brewery for a five-course dinner paired with Blue Mountain beers and hosted by Brewmaster Taylor Smack. *Limited seating, reservations are required.  Cost: $55 per person plus tax + gratuity  Contact: (540) 456-8020

BLUE MOUNTAIN BREWERY: VALENTINE'S BEER DINNER

Join Blue Mountain Brewery for a five-course dinner paired with Blue Mountain beers and hosted by Brewmaster Taylor Smack. *Limited seating, reservations are required.

Cost: $55 per person plus tax + gratuity

Contact: (540) 456-8020

 
 THE CORNER AT RIVERMONT  Is offering a Valentine's Day Menu: Four Course Prix Fixe. You choose one starter, half house salad, one entree and one dessert.  Cost: $38 per person  Contact: (434) 219-6035

THE CORNER AT RIVERMONT

Is offering a Valentine's Day Menu: Four Course Prix Fixe. You choose one starter, half house salad, one entree and one dessert.

Cost: $38 per person

Contact: (434) 219-6035

 
 DEPOT GRILLE  Check out Deport Grille Lynchburg's specials for Valentine's Day this year! They'll be offering specials for specific entrees and some desserts as well!   Contact: (434) 846-4464

DEPOT GRILLE

Check out Deport Grille Lynchburg's specials for Valentine's Day this year! They'll be offering specials for specific entrees and some desserts as well! 

Contact: (434) 846-4464

 DEVIL'S BACKBONE: VALENTINE'S BEER DINNER  Join Devil's Backbone for a Valentine’s Beer Dinner at Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows. They're serving a three course beer dinner with discounts for Mug Club members. *Call ahead for reservations.  Cost: $50 per person  Contact: ( 540) 602-6018

DEVIL'S BACKBONE: VALENTINE'S BEER DINNER

Join Devil's Backbone for a Valentine’s Beer Dinner at Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows. They're serving a three course beer dinner with discounts for Mug Club members. *Call ahead for reservations.

Cost: $50 per person

Contact: (540) 602-6018

 JIMMY ON THE JAMES  Jimmy on the James will be offering a variety of specials for Valentine's Day.  Contact: (434) 845-1116

JIMMY ON THE JAMES

Jimmy on the James will be offering a variety of specials for Valentine's Day.

Contact: (434) 845-1116

 LYNCHBURG SOUTH MOOSE FAMILY CENTER  Join Lynchburg South Moose Family Center for a Valentine's Day Dinner.  Contact: (434) 237-4360

LYNCHBURG SOUTH MOOSE FAMILY CENTER

Join Lynchburg South Moose Family Center for a Valentine's Day Dinner.

Contact: (434) 237-4360

 MAGNOLIA FOODS  Join Magnolia Foods for an unforgettable evening of exquisite food paired with delectable wines. The evening begins with a sparkling wine toast before they serve the 1st Course. The menu and wines will be posted the week before the event.  Cost: $60 per person includes tax + gratuity  Contact: (434) 528-5442

MAGNOLIA FOODS

Join Magnolia Foods for an unforgettable evening of exquisite food paired with delectable wines. The evening begins with a sparkling wine toast before they serve the 1st Course. The menu and wines will be posted the week before the event.

Cost: $60 per person includes tax + gratuity

Contact: (434) 528-5442

 MAGNOLIA FOODS: TAKE OUT MEAL  For those of you looking for an AMAZING meal for Valentine's Day but won't have time to prepare or the energy to go out to eat, Magnolia Foods has you covered! The menu includes 2 starters, 2 entrees, and 2 desserts as well as a bottle of wine or 2 non-alcoholic specialty drinks. Make sure to call to place your order before 2pm on 2/13.  Cost: $64.99 for 2  Contact: (434) 528-5442

MAGNOLIA FOODS: TAKE OUT MEAL

For those of you looking for an AMAZING meal for Valentine's Day but won't have time to prepare or the energy to go out to eat, Magnolia Foods has you covered! The menu includes 2 starters, 2 entrees, and 2 desserts as well as a bottle of wine or 2 non-alcoholic specialty drinks. Make sure to call to place your order before 2pm on 2/13.

Cost: $64.99 for 2

Contact: (434) 528-5442

 MILANO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT   Enjoy dinner at Milano's with live music playing.  Contact: (434) 384-3400

MILANO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT 

Enjoy dinner at Milano's with live music playing.

Contact: (434) 384-3400

 THE NEIGHBORS PLACE  Celebrate Valentine's Day with a Valentine drink menu and entrees at The Neighbors Place. They'll have a special drink menu called Valentinis. They'll also have Valentine's entree specials on a strawberry topped swordfish and a New York strip. And they'll be featuring the pa de deux champagne.   Contact: (434) 455-4300

THE NEIGHBORS PLACE

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a Valentine drink menu and entrees at The Neighbors Place. They'll have a special drink menu called Valentinis. They'll also have Valentine's entree specials on a strawberry topped swordfish and a New York strip. And they'll be featuring the pa de deux champagne. 

Contact: (434) 455-4300

 {RA} BISTRO  {RA} Bistro is excited to be a part of Valentine's Day Week! They will have specials on drinks and on entrees.  Contact: (434) 845-1601

{RA} BISTRO

{RA} Bistro is excited to be a part of Valentine's Day Week! They will have specials on drinks and on entrees.

Contact: (434) 845-1601

 THE STONE HEARTH & MANOR HOUSE KITCHEN  Enjoy a Romantic Four Course Dinner. Choose an appetizer to share, manor house greens, entree and sweet delight trio for 2. Make reservations.   Cost: $45 per person  Contact: (434) 384-2600

THE STONE HEARTH & MANOR HOUSE KITCHEN

Enjoy a Romantic Four Course Dinner. Choose an appetizer to share, manor house greens, entree and sweet delight trio for 2. Make reservations. 

Cost: $45 per person

Contact: (434) 384-2600

 PEAKS OF OTTER LODGE  Celebrate your Valentine with Peaks of Otter Lodge's Saturday night exclusive menu. This includes a choice of soup or salad, appetizer, entree and a dessert. Available from 4:30pm - 8pm every Saturday in February.  Cost: $33 per person

PEAKS OF OTTER LODGE

Celebrate your Valentine with Peaks of Otter Lodge's Saturday night exclusive menu. This includes a choice of soup or salad, appetizer, entree and a dessert. Available from 4:30pm - 8pm every Saturday in February.

Cost: $33 per person

 FIFTH & FEDERAL: GET WHISKED AWAY   Get Whisked Away with a Valentine's Couples Dinner at Fifth & Federal this Valentine's Day.  Cost: $35 shared plate dinner + $16 per person for flight pairing with meal (includes 3 half pours)

FIFTH & FEDERAL: GET WHISKED AWAY 

Get Whisked Away with a Valentine's Couples Dinner at Fifth & Federal this Valentine's Day.

Cost: $35 shared plate dinner + $16 per person for flight pairing with meal (includes 3 half pours)

 

Valentine's Deals

Here are some deals for your special someone! 

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Altus Chocolate

Buy your special someone Love Collection Truffles at Altus Chocolate. Order now at Favored Flavors or Altus Chocolate. 

Cost: 4ct for $8.50 |  12ct for $24.00

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Favored Flavors

Buy Bean to Bar Chocolate covered strawberries, sweets for your sweetie this Valentine's Day! Order through Altus Chocolate or  Favored Flavors for Chocolate Covered Strawberries straight from Altus Chocolate. 

Cost: $2.50 each | 6ct for $15 | 9ct for $21.50 | 12ct for $28

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Altus Chocolate

Offering 10% OFF any of their pastries and drinks (not including wine) all day on Valentine's Day. They will be extending their hours that day until 10pm.

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Kathryn's Flower & Gift Shop

Spend $50 or more through Valentine's Day Week and receive a coupon for a FREE appetizer with your meal at Texas Roadhouse of Lynchburg.

Offer expires: Sunday Feb. 18 | Coupon doesn't expire for 6 months

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Winey Chicks Boutique

Order your Valentine's Day Gift Basket today and send a special basket to someone! 

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Valerie Dowdy Art

Valerie is offering a Valentine's Gift package of a coloring book set, chocolates and ribbon, and a sassy wine chick card.

Cost: $20 coloring book set | $28 to add chocolates and ribbon | $30 which includes all above and a sassy wine chick card

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Lynchburg Humane Society

Valentine's Day is right around the corner so why not adopt your favorite fluffy friend for only $14.

 

Things to Do

Here are some events the week of Valentine's Day so that you and your special someone can make sure to have some fun throughout the business of life that week!

LYNCHBURG LIVING BEST OF PARTY @ ACADEMY CENTER OF THE ARTS

Date: Thursday, Feb. 8th @ 6pm-9pm

Join Lynchburg Living Magazine, VistaGraphics and the Academy Center of the Arts as we celebrate ”The Best of the Best of Lynchburg”! Delight in a food experience with up to 15 of Lynchburg’s best restaurants, along with live entertainment and your favorite libations and much more. 

Cost: $35 in advance per person | $45 at the door per person

 

AROMATHERAPY WELLNESS WORKSHOP @ FAVORED FLAVORS

Date: Thursday, Feb. 8th @ 7pm-9pm

Make 2 Valentine’s products with essential oils. A relaxation/calming oil, and a special linen spray to relax with as well. Their certified instructor will explain the therapeutic benefits, as well as adding a little something for romance, a natural aphrodisiac, for those who would like that added benefit! Enjoy learning about blending in this hands-on workshop! All supplies will be provided along with your choice of a Shrub & Club and a Bruschetta & Cracker Plate. *Pre-purchased tickets required. Only 10 seats available.

Cost: $35 per person

 

DYLAN SCOTT @ PHASE 2

Date: Thursday, Feb. 8th @ 7:30pm-10:30pm

A heartthrob whose wide smile and deep-voiced Louisiana drawl have already turned many a woman's head. Scott is known for his #1 Single in the Country ("MY GIRL") plus other hits including "Makin' This Boy Go Crazy", "Ball Cap", "Lay It On Me", "Crazy Over Me", and His New Radio Single "Hooked"!

 

15TH ANNUAL LOVE AT THE MAIER @ RANDOLPH COLLEGE

Date: Friday, Feb. 9th @ 5:30pm-7pm

Love at the Maier is a two-part celebration of art and artists inspired by the mood and aesthetics of Valentine’s Day organized by FRAME, Randolph College’s student docent club. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.

 

COPACABANA: THE MUSICAL @ E.C. GLASS THEATRE

Date: Feb. 9th, 10th, 15th & 16th @ 7pm-9:30pm | Feb. 11th @ 2pm-4:30pm

E.C. Glass Theatre continues its proud tradition of major musical productions with this area premiere of Barry Manilow's Copacabana, made possible by show sponsor Depot Grille Lynchburg. In a delightful twist this year, Glass Theatre is teaming up with the hugely popular regional Jazz, Funk, and R&B band Apple Butter Soul, who will perform the live music to accompany this show!

Cost: $12 for regular tickets | $8 for seniors/students

 

POTTERY DATE NIGHT II @ ACADEMY CENTER OF THE ARTS

Date: Friday, Feb. 9th @ 7pm-9pm

Couples, singles, and friends are welcome to join us at The Academy Center of the Arts Pottery Studio for an evening of fun, romance and hand building with clay. Our skilled instructors will walk you through the simple steps to hand building special projects. Beer, wine, light snacks, clay, and tools are included. Wear or bring clothes to change into that you don’t mind getting dirty. Preregistration is required by Feb. 8th.

Cost: $40 per person

 

VALENTINE CRAFT DAY @ LYNCHBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY

Date: Saturday, Feb. 10th @ 10am-5pm

Children of all ages are welcome to drop by the Youth Services Department for a fun, free Valentine craft!

 

FAMILY SATURDAY CLAY DAY: VALENTINE FUN @ ACADEMY CENTER OF THE ARTS

Date: Saturday, Feb. 10th @ 1:30pm-3pm

Parents and children (or you can drop off your children) will make clay projects related to Valentine’s Day. Fee covers clay, glazes, and firing of projects. Register by Feb. 9th.

Cost: $15 per person

 

VEGAN WINE PAIRING @ SEVEN DOORS WINERY

Date: Saturday, Feb. 10th @ 4pm-6pm 

Vegan Wine Pairing: Vegan friendly wine tasting and pairing event. Tasting led by Jeff Latchum, "Cool Wine Guy" from Williams Corner, Charlottesville. Jeff has helped curate an excellent selection to share with you. 

Cost: $45 per couple

 

ENDSTATION'S SONNETS & CHOCOLATES @ ACADEMY CENTER OF THE ARTS

Date: Saturday, Feb. 10th @ 6pm-9:30pm

A legendary evening of rockin' performances from some of Endstation's greatest hits, our best lineup of live and silent auction items ever, and delicious supper food. Limited seating available. 

Cost: $100 per person

 

STARHILL LOVE PRE-VALENTINE'S STEAL THE PINT @ FIFTH & FEDERAL STATION

Date: Saturday, Feb. 10th @ 6pm

Come share the Love with Starhill Brewery for your Valentine's weekend with a steal the pint night, and get a cool free glass to take home!

 

MIMOSA MEDITATION FOR THE HEART CHAKRA @ SEVEN DOORS WINERY

Date: Sunday, Feb. 11th @ 11am-12pm

Their signature wine meditation, focused on the Heart Chakra. Casual, fun, mindful. Do something for yourself this Valentine's Day.

Cost: $10 per person

 

WELDING: LOVE ART @ VECTOR SPACE

Date: Feb. 11th @ 12pm-4pm

Learn to stick weld by making a tabletop LOVE piece. You’ll learn the fundamentals of stick welding, safe use, and proper technique. You’ll learn to use the horizontal bandsaw to cut rebar, and then practice your skills by welding two plates together. Finally, you will weld your rebar artwork.

Cost: $80

 

WINE & CHOCOLATE PAIRING @ LAZY DAYS WINERY

Date: Sunday, Feb. 11th @ 1pm-2pm

A unique wine & Chocolate pairing experience. Enjoy chocolates from Madagascar, Ecuador, and Peru, along with delectable truffles that were handpicked for Lazy Days wine. Altus Chocolates will be on site to present each chocolate. 

Reservations are requied: (434) 381-6088.

Cost: $15 per person includes free wine glass

 

LOVE AT THE MAIER FAMILY WORKSHOP @ RANDOLPH COLLEGE

Date: Sunday, Feb. 11th @ 2pm-4pm

Enjoy Valentine’s Day themed hands-on activities, led by FRAME, Randolph College’s student docent club. Recommended for children 5 years+ accompanied by an adult. Register by February 9.

 

VALENTINE'S GOAT YOGA WITH WINE TASTING @ SEVEN DOORS WINERY

Date: Sunday, Feb. 11th @ 1pm-4pm

Price includes 2 tickets for goat yoga, led by the Goat Guru's, wine tasting, welcome mimosa, and light hor d'ouvres. 

Cost: $75 per couple

 

WEST COAST AT THE GALLERY @ RIVERVIEWS ARTSPACE 2nd FLOOR GALLERY 109

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 13th @ 7:10pm-10:45pm

It's that time of the year again! ❤️ Bring your sweetheart out and dance the night away. Don't have a sweetie? Maybe you'll find one here 😉 No partner necessary for the lesson and social dancing! This week we'll be going over different cuddle positions and fun ways to end each pattern. There might also be a neat dip included if we have time!! Social dancing from 8-10:45pm (Mainly west coast swing music with some east coast, ballroom, and Latin mixed in)

Cost: $10 per person | $5 with student ID

 

ANTI VALENTINE'S CLAY PARTY @ ACADEMY CENTER OF THE ARTS

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 14th @ 6:30pm-8:30pm

Are you single and ready to NOT mingle? Take out your Anti-Valentine’s frustrations at a pottery workshop designed for those that love to create art, without the heART. Join Kim Clarke in a special session for those who don’t need a date to have a good time. Get ready to make heART and drown your sorrows with other like minded Valentine’s haters.

Cost: $20 per class & $10 per bottle of wine

 

DATE NIGHT WITH LOVING VINCENT @ RIVERVIEWS ARTSPACE

Date: Friday, Feb. 16th @ 7pm-10pm

Whether you bring a date or want to be our date, you will not want to miss seeing Loving Vincent. Riverviews Artspace will be screening this artfully made film in the middle of their gallery. *Cash bar will be available.

Cost: $12 individual | $22 per couple

 

DESSERT DATE AUCTION @ HANCOCK WELCOME CENTER

Date: Feb. 16th @ 6pm-8pm

Looking for a night full of fun, fellowship, food and romance, all for a good cause? Look no further! The Lifeline Dessert Date Auction is the most entertaining romantic event at Liberty University. And all of the proceeds go towards pro-life ministries!

 

AN EVENING WITH DREW & ELLIE HOLCOMB @ ACADEMY CENTER OF THE ARTS

Date: Friday, Feb. 16th @ 8pm-10pm

Join the Academy Center of the Arts and BWX Technologies, Inc. for the fourth event of the Warehouse Concert Series on February 16th with Drew and Ellie Holcomb!

Cost: $27 in advance per person | $32 at the door per person

 

LES MISERABLES @ PIONEER THEATRE

Date: Feb. 16th-17th, 22nd-24th @ 7pm-9:30pm | Feb. 18th @ 3pm-5:30pm

Pioneer Theatre Presents: Les Miserables right here in Lynchburg, VA. Set in early 19th-century France, the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his quest for redemption after serving nineteen years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his sister's starving child. Valjean decides to break his parole and start his life anew after a kindly bishop inspires him by a tremendous act of mercy, but he is relentlessly tracked down by a police inspector named Javert. Along the way, Valjean and a slew of characters are swept into a revolutionary period in France, where a group of young idealists make their last stand at a street barricade. *Online sales close 4 hours prior to showtime.

Cost: $12 adult | $8 Senior Citizens