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Valentine’s Day in Venice

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

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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?

**Currently Gathering Information for 2022**

Bodrum Restaurant

225 Miami Ave W, Venice, FL 34285
(941) 412-0090

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!

Cote France

218 Tampa Ave W Venice, FL 34285
(941) 220-7189

Cote France has put out a beautiful menu for Valentine’s Dinner for $59 per person. 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!

Pizza Gorda Venice

103 Triple Diamond Blvd, Venice, FL 34275
(941) 837-2000

What Events Are Happening for Valentine’s Day in Venice

This information is current for Valentine’s Day in Venice for 2022. As more information for 2022 is available, this post will be updated, so make sure you bookmark it as a resource or pin it to your Pinterest board!

DIY Valentine’s Cards

February 7th-February 14th from 10 am to 7 pm, kids of all ages are invited to come and make their very own Valentine’s Day cards at the William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library

300 Nokomis Avenue South
Venice, FL 34285

Galentine’s Day

Saturday, 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 Saturday, February 12th! Bottomless Mimosas or Peach Bellinis for $15, delicious brunch, time with your girlfriends plus a treat from BOP!

Valentine Masked Ball

Sunday, February 13th – 5 PM – 10 PM
1375 Ringling Dr. S
Venice, FL 34 285

Catered dinner by Cuisine on Call
Dancing to Sonny & Sable
Members: $40
Guests: $50
Call/text Dee at (941) 468-9029 for tickets

Joy of Jazz

Sunday, February 13th – 2 PM – 4 PM
Centennial Park Gazebo
200 W Venice Ave Venice, FL 34 285

A FREE event to benefit the Jazz Club’s Scholarship Program. Free admission and free parking at Centennial Park, bring your own chairs!. Visit www.jazzclubsarasota.org for updates.

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!

The Artic Alligator

This adorable family owned Ice Cream Shop has adorable Valentine Gift Sets! Located in Englewood, it is the second and sister location of A Better Scoop. This delicious Valentine Gift Set can be ordered online and picked up at the Artic Alligator for $29.99. In addition, they also have single hot cocoa bombs for $6.99 that you can have shipped wherever you would like!


Mango Bistro


Vaughn Chocolates, LLC

Located out of Port Charlotte, these little treats are worth the drive!

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.

How Will You Spend Valentine’s Day In Venice? Comment Below!

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