There are a number of special events that happen for Valentine’s Day in Venice. Whether you are celebrating with a long term partner or spending time with a new sweetheart, the holiday of love is a day to just enjoy your time together. There are plenty of ways to celebrate, check out the line up of events, where to get Valentine’s gifts and what restaurants are offering specials!
A Guide To Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Venice, Florida
If you are planning to go out to dinner with your date on Valentine’s Day, you are probably already well aware of how many other people are also planning to go out to dinner to celebrate Valentine’s Day. This can make securing dinner reservations extremely difficult. Restaurants that accept reservations may fill up well before Valentine’s Day and those that do not accept reservations may have extremely long wait times for couples hoping for a table. If you already have reservations for this Valentine’s Day, you are lucky.
Advice For Getting Reservations For Valentine’s Day
The most important tip for securing dinner reservations for Valentine’s Day is to make your reservations well in advance. If you want to take your date to an extremely popular restaurant you may have to make your reservations by the end of January. It is highly unlikely you will be able to secure reservations on Valentine’s Day for later in the evening. However, there is always the possibility of a last-minute cancellation but it is still a better idea to make your reservations in advance. How far in advance you make the reservations will depend on the popularity of the restaurant.
What Restaurants Are Open For Valentine’s Day?
225 Miami Ave W, Venice, FL 34285
Bodrum is the type of restaurant that amazes every diner. The food is always flavorful, the ambiance of the restaurant is relaxing and inviting… and you’re always going to leave satisfied. This year for Valentine’s Day, they will be offering a special entree of Filet Mignon Shish Kebabs and also 15% off all bottles of wine! Make your reservations early, even on normal days, they are packed!
218 Tampa Ave W Venice, FL 34285
Cote France has put out a beautiful menu for a Valentine’s Dinner. It includes an appetizer, entree and dessert. We are BIG fans of Cote France and their adorable little restaurant. Call and make reservations, I’m sure it’s going to fill up fast!
Bay Leaf Osprey
1092 S Tamiami Trail, Osprey
Special Valentine’s Day Buffet, Call for Reservations! Available from 11am to 2:30 pm
Where Can I Buy Valentine Treats?
While everyone else is ordering from big stores for chocolate covered strawberries or something similar… Check out what our local small businesses are offering!
The Artic Alligator
This adorable family owned Ice Cream Shop has adorable Valentine Goodies! Located in Englewood, it is the second and sister location of A Better Scoop.
Parise’s Coffee, Espresso and Cannoli Bar
Parise’s Coffee, Espresso and Cannoli Bar is offering their pecial Valentine Cannoli Dozen. makes the perfect gift for loved ones, office team members, special clients, etc…. They will deliver locally in Venice, on Feb 14th or the date you specified.
What’s in the box for $90:
2 Sicilian Cannoli
2 Original Cannoli
1 Red Velvet Cannoli
2 Crème Brûlée Cannoli
1 Biscoff Cookie Butter Caramel Cannoli
2 Chocolate Peanut Butter Cannoli
1 Chocolate Mousse Cannoli
1 NYC Cannoli
Mega Sweet Tooth
What Events Are Happening for Valentine’s Day in Venice
This information is current for Valentine’s Day in Venice for 2023. As more information for 2023 is available, this post will be updated, so make sure you bookmark it as a resource or pin it to your Pinterest board!
Sunday, February 12th
British Open Pub
367 Jacaranda Blvd, Venice, FL 34292
It doesn’t get much better than brunch with your girl gang! Grab your gals and join us for Galentine’s Day on Sunday, February 12th! Bottomless Mimosas or Peach Bellinis for $15, delicious brunch, time with your girlfriends plus a treat from BOP!
Need A Valentine’s Gift? Shop Local!
Gifts such as flowers, candy, lingerie, jewelry and other romantic items are pretty common on Valentine’s Day. In fact, they are so common that many who have been with the same partner for several years may be worried that their partner is growing bored with these typical gifts. However, there are several local shops offering unique gifts and as a bonus, you would be supporting a small business in your community!
Homemade Valentine Gift Ideas
Stores and florists spend a lot of time, money and effort making their Valentine’s Day products perfect for you. This is done with good reason as most people turn to commercially available gifts on Valentine’s Day to give them great gifts for loved ones. However, if you put in some time or imagination into it, then there are many creatively satisfying homemade gift options that can be made on your own! These are simple yet thoughtful presents that will come straight from the heart according to what each person likes best. It requires no talent whatsoever-it simply takes a little bit of creativity!
- Scrapbooks are a great homemade gift for Valentine’s Day. It is also one of the easiest gifts to make and is most likely appreciated by your partner. This sounds like a perfect combination if you want to give your partner a great Valentine’s Day present!
- Making homemade candles is a great gift to give your partner for Valentine’s Day. It’s actually quite simple, and you’ll find kits in craft stores that include everything you need as well as instructions on how to melt the wax into its container, insert wicks, pour it out and let it set before releasing from molds.