Looking for a way to make this Valentine's Day a memorable one? We've got the info you need. Here are a few of our favorite Valentine's Day treats and special deals for 2022.
Special Valentine's Day Menu at 21 North
21 North Eatery and Cellar in downtown Martinsville is the perfect place to celebrate special occasions, and Valentine's Day is no exception. Chef Matt and his staff have a very special Valentine's Day menu on offer February 11 and 12. Reservations are strongly encouraged, so make yours early! This will be a fixed price menu with limited choices available. Reduced cost option for those who do not wish to include wine pairings with dinner.
Valentine's Dinner at Gather Around BBQ
Join Gather Around BBQ in downtown Martinsville for a very special three course, reservation only Valentine's Day dinner on Monday, February 14 from 5 to 8. Make your reservations before 5 pm on February 9. This is a fixed price menu with limited choices available, featuring your choice of sour or salad, smoked prime rib with baked potato and your choice of creamed spinach or green beans and your choice of vanilla cheesecake or chocolate cake to finish.
Galentine's & Valentine's Dinners at Paula June's Tea Room
One of downtown Martinsville's more recent additions, Paula June's Tea Room is offering up two ways to celebrate the day of love this year. Gather your girlfriends for a Galentine's Dinner celebration on Friday, February 11, or bring your sweetie on Monday, February 14 for a special Valentine's Day dinner. Choose one, or both, experiences, but remember to make your reservations early to save your seats, as these are reservation-only events.
Dessert before Dinner (and other treats) at the Martinsville Candy Kitchen
The Martinsville Candy Kitchen is bringing back their popular Dessert before Dinner event! Reservations are available on Sunday, Feb. 13 from 1 to 3:30 pm and Monday, Feb. 14 from 3 to 6:30 pm. Be sure to pre-order your dessert preference when you make reservations - supplies will be limited. Three tasty dessert options are available (Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with your choice of Chocolate or Strawberry topping; White Cake with Raspberry Filling and Butter Cream Frosting; Brownie Sundae with Vanilla ice Cream and Chocolate Ganache). You really can't go wrong with this one - reserve a table, or order for carryout. Other classic Valentine's Day treats are available as well, including chocolate covered strawberries, heart shaped candy canes and of course you can customize your own perfect box of chocolates for your special someone!
Sweet Treats from Knead the Dough Bakery, Nosh Dessert Parlour or Sara's Goodies
Order up some sweet treats for your Valentine with options in both Martinsville and Mooresville. Martinsville's popular bakery, Knead the Dough, offers some fun a DIY Valentine's Day cookie kit - these are particularly popular with the younger set - a bouquet of donuts, or chocolate covered strawberries for your sweetie. Mooresville's Nosh Dessert Parlour also takes pre-orders for Valentine's treats. Custom cookies are always a treat, and their paint-your-own cookies are particularly fun! Sara's Goodies inside The Main Connection in Martinsville can take your custom order for cheesecake, cake pops and more. No matter which you choose, you know they'll be a tasty treat!
A Weekend Getaway at Brickhouse Loft
For the ultimate romantic gesture, a weekend getaway is always a hit. Brickhouse Loft is Martinsville's newest lodging option, located just steps from the downtown square's many dining and shopping opportunities. The property features eight beautiful and luxurious suites. Not to worry if they're already booked up for Valentine's Day weekend or it just doesn't work for your schedule, you can always purchase a gift certificate to stay at a later date. You'll still get credit for the great gift idea, and your sweetie will enjoy helping to plan what's included in your future weekend away!
Gifts from Local Artisans
Got an artsy Valentine? You'll find a wide variety of gift choices at The Sterling Butterfly, including works from locally based artisans. Jeweler (and shop owner) Pam Hurst has some great new creations that are perfect for Valentine's Day gift giving, mixed media artist Lynn Medsker has created a series of Valentine's themed designs that can be purchased as greeting cards, prints for framing, or canvas prints! Order direct from Lynne Medsker Art & Photography or find them at The Sterling Butterfly. Pottery artist Debbie Dodge has gorgeous creations available at The Sterling Butterfly as well. You'll also find gorgeous jewelry from wood artist Joe Krutulis, metal works from Rodney Pittman and more!
Can't decide? Go for a gift-wrapped bag of goodies. Choose from either the $50 or $100 level for a perfect combination of Valentine's gifts. Both levels include jewelry from Pam Hurst Designs, an artwork card from Lynne Medsker and a box of candy from the Martinsville Candy Kitchen. The $100 level includes a bonus piece of jewelry, plus a Love Potion candle. Be sure to check out other local artisans as well - there are a wide variety of works available from artists based at The Art Sanctuary of Indiana and you'll find gorgeous pottery creations at Monrovia Mudworks in Mooresville.
DeLyn Jewelry Valentine's Day Package
If you're looking for gorgeous Valentine's jewelry items, be sure to check out the Valentine's Day Package at DeLyn Jewelry in downtown Martinsville. Take your choice of natural diamond necklaces from the selection available, while it lasts, for only $219. Package also includes a 24K gold trimmed real rose and Dove chocolate. Diamond necklace designs feature hearts, infinity symbols, keys and more.
Fables & Fairy Tales Valentine's Gift Ideas
Martinsville's independent, downtown book shop, Fables & Fairy Tales has a fantastic selection of Valentine's gifts for everyone from your favorite gal pal to your spouse or significant other... and don't forget those cute little munchkins on your list! Adorable Valentine's themed books, fun tumblers or a "blind date with a book" top their gift list. Ask about gift bundles, complete with gift bag and tissue paper to make your gift-giving even easier!
Also, don't miss super-cute DIY craft kits from Fables & Fairy Tales. Available monthly, these are becoming very popular and the February kit features a Valentine's Day theme. They offer complete kits for purchase to create your own wooden sign masterpiece at home (what a fun, creative date night idea)! Everything you need is included in the kit and there are a few fun options available (yes, there are easy-to-follow directions for the craft-challenged). These are great for creating some new seasonal decor and they're a unique date night activity as well for you and your special someone or you and the kids!
Valentine's Date Night
Where are the best special event dining options in Morgan County? Check out our full list of locally-owned favorites, but here's a short list of some of the top options for special nights out in Morgan County: 21 North Eatery & Cellar is Chef-owned and operated and is always a great choice for a celebration. Zydeco's Cajun is perfect if you're looking for a cultural experience along with your meal - the flavors are authentic and the hurricanes are tasty! A-1 Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar offers a fun cultural experience as well. Ralph & Ava's Kitchen & Bar has a brand-new menu to explore on a night out. Check out their birthday cake dessert for a special celebration - it comes complete with a candle! If your date is a bit of a carnivore, you might want to visit Bynum's Steakhouse in Martinsville where it's all about the steak! Waffle lovers should hit up the Waffle Whitch for unique waffle sandwiches and desserts. You'll find surprising wide variety of options at the Main Street Grill in Monrovia. On the hunt for comfort food? We recommend Come N Git It Diner or Gray Brothers Cafeteria for the ultimate in familiar favorites. BBQ lovers will want to check out Squealer's in Mooresville or Gather Around BBQ in Martinsville - both are local favorites. Don't forget about the local wine, beer and spirits! Find all three in one place at Cedar Creek Winery, Brewing Co and Distillery, or check out Black Dog Brewing for a wide variety of local brews, plus a limited kitchen menu (including flatbreads).