Valentine’s Day in Norfolk – VisitNorfolk

How are you going to spend Valentine’s Day weekend this year? Consider spending a weekend in Norfolk! Stay in a luxurious suite, dine at some of Norfolk’s most romantic restaurants and instead of exchanging traditional gifts, consider making something together you’ll always cherish. No matter how you spend your time, love will surround you this Valentine’s Day in Norfolk, Virginia.

where to eat

Romance is in the air throughout Norfolk! Take advantage of some of the specially curated Valentine’s Menus at restaurants you’ll love!

City tours from Hornblower

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February 11, 12, 14
Signature Dinner Cruise for Valentine’s Day

Toast the most romantic day of the year on the Elizabeth River. Spoil your Valentine’s Day with a special night on the water featuring unique buffets, delicious cocktails, dancing and Norfolk’s most breathtaking views.

Four-Eleven York

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February 11, 12, 14
Four course menu

One of Norfolk’s most romantic restaurants offers a four course meal on three separate days. Enjoy a selection of dishes such as crème de la creme of Cheese Boards for Two, grilled octopus, roast chicken stuffed with black truffle brioche and Brussels sprouts, and a raspberry and pistachio treat.

Vineyard Grandiflora

Visit the popular Grandiflora Wine Garden for a four-course vegan Valentine’s Day dinner. Expect menu items like Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberry Walnut Apple Fig Dressing; Braised French Lentil Soup, Lion’s Mane Mushroom served with Roasted Root Vegetables and Creamed Potatoes; and a Basque pudding with coconut whip. Dinner is $45 per guest, plus $35 for a natural wine pairing. Non-alcoholic pairings are also available for $25 per guest.


10, 11, 14 February

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Varia with a Christmas Chef Special you’ll love! Start with salted watermelon with chèvre and cucumber, then enjoy a first course of roasted tomato gazpacho with saffron and chilled crab. Enjoy salmon Wellington or espresso rubbed NY Strip for mains. For dessert there is mignardise, cannoli, baby cake and fresh fruit.

What to do

Think of some of your favorite gifts you love to receive and give this time of year. Now think about how much more special it would be to do these things together!

Sugar & Grace

February 11 Pair and Candle Making Workshop
February 14 Valentine’s Day Workshop

Sugar and Grace Co. (located in Selden Market) offers a variety of workshops ideal for couples or groups. A Couples + Candle Making Workshop includes two candles – one for you and one for your boo – and her Valentine’s Day workshop includes a candle you make together while enjoying a set of chocolate covered strawberries!

All Hands Pottery Studio

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10 Feb V-Day Naughty Pottery with Naomi Black
11, 12, 14 Feb Valentine’s Day Couples Ceramic
Valentin pottery class

What’s more romantic than pottery? Sign up for a variety of courses from All Hands! Feb 10: V-Day Naughty Pottery with Naomi Black (Let’s get Dirty!) mug making party; February 11, 12, 14: Pottery event for couples on Valentine’s Day.

Valentine workshop

February 12, 2023
Selden market

Make French Macarons, create a custom perfume scent, sip and craft with your Valentine or Galentine and make memories. Spend an afternoon at Selden Market as a select few business owners get together to host a Valentine’s Day themed marker workshop. Learn how to bake French Macarons with Genevieve from Cafe Genevieve, create your own perfume/cologne scent at Petit a Petit Lingerie Boutique, enjoy a wine tasting with appetizers and create your own beautiful pressed suncatcher using materials from VA Goods flowers.

Where to sleep

Norfolk’s boutique inns and high-end skyscraper hotel suites create the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway! There are so many romantic places to visit, places to eat and events, so why not make it a full weekend and fully immerse yourself in the Norfolk Valentine scene?

Four-Eleven York

The Four Eleven York is a boutique inn (with restaurant onsite) in the Historic Freemason District. They offer a luxurious experience with a fully equipped bar cart and heated bathroom floors.

Glass Light Hotel & Gallery

The Glass Light is an intellectually curious boutique hotel and glass art gallery in the heart of the Local Historic District in downtown Norfolk. This building, redesigned from its 1912 heritage, features 113 masterfully detailed guest rooms and suites. Exceptional glass artworks by world-renowned artists such as Dale Chihuly, Peter Bremers and Lino Tagliapietra hide in the corners and hang from the spaces around you to awaken your senses and warm the glow of Glass Light.

Hilton Norfolk The Main

This luxury hotel is located on Main Street and Granby Street on the waterfront in downtown Norfolk. Enjoy the downtown lifestyle and stroll to cultural attractions, trendy shops and restaurants, and the Elizabeth River. With elegance and cutting-edge technology, the Hilton Norfolk The Main is a contemporary luxury hotel with vibrant spaces.

Where to shop

Find beautiful and unique gifts for your special someone at some of the local shops in Norfolk.

Mermaid Market

VisitNorfolk’s very own Mermaid Market has just what you need to curl up and show your love this Valentine’s Day. Choose from multiple flavored hot chocolate bombs, cocktail mixes and glow syrup to vape your drinks, some unique Norfolk drinks, comfy clothes and accessories to show your love!


Show the foodie in your life how well you know them with a Valentine’s Day gift full of delicious and exciting specialties, complete with sparkling wine, artisan chocolate and of course a locally sourced candle!


Looking for things to love? Look no further than Texture, a women-run boutique in the heart of Ghent. They have Valentine’s Day candles, chocolates, cozy socks, cute throw pillows and more!

Need more ideas? Check out a list of Valentine’s (and Galentine’s) events happening in Norfolk!

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