Discovering Cupid’s Favorites: Valentine’s Day in Marion County

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Love is in the Marion air!

You have but two weeks to plan and execute a Valentine’s Day your love will never forget. Marion County has what you need to pull off the perfect Valentine’s Day date and gift

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Muriale’s Italian Kitchen is one of the fanciest in town with a lovely atmosphere and even lovelier dishes: bruschetta, veal parmesan, linguini with clam sauce and gnocchi to name a few. 

Short Story Brewing is a place where first dates are had. It’s where couples have their weddings or receptions. It sounds pretty perfect for a Valentine’s date! Nothing is more romantic than sharing your wings and having a beer with your Valentine. 

Aquarium Lounge knows how to do Valentine’s Day right — with oysters and shrimp cocktail to start! Their filet mignon, lobster tail and shrimp scampi will make for a very fancy date! 

Wasabi Fusion is more than a restaurant; it’s a metaphor. As you and your Valentine have come together, so has Wasabi Fusion brought Japanese and Thai cuisines together to make an amazing couple! Try the crab Rangoon, anything from the sushi bar or maybe a Love Boat Plate for Two — nothing says love like sashimi!


The Flower Barn of White Hall will create the perfect arrangement for your Valentine. A dozen roses are beautiful, but so is something unique! That’s what the flower barn offers in flowers of pinks, reds, purples and blues to make a lovely and unforgettable bouquet.

Stone House Lavender may not have a bouquet or arrangement, but they have flowers nonetheless. Maybe your Valentine is a bit more practical with her flora, so give her the gift of relaxation with lotion, bath bombs, pillow spray and more from Stone House! Order online. 

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Candylicious is not the traditional box of chocolates, but that’s the beauty of it! Get your Valentine the flavors you know they’ll love from the mounds of candies Candylicious has to choose from!


White’s Fine Jewelry has many options that could be the perfect gift for your Valentine. From diamonds to sapphires, you’ll find necklaces, earrings, bracelet or ring that suits your better half best. 

If you’re looking for something unique, go antique! Great deals and one-of-a-kind finds are waiting to be had at Arts & Antiques Marketplace


Get a few extra points by purchasing a gift card to Tuscan Sun Spa for a couples massage!

Maybe you prefer something a little unconventional?

An edible treat

The Grazing Goat Charcuterie has heart-shaped meats, cheeses and crackers that will make your Valentine something special! It might sound silly, but salami roses are just as pretty as red roses! 

Tea for two? BerTeas is the place for a cute tea date with your love. Don’t like tea? You will! Pick from endless flavors like Moonlight over the Mountains, Tiramisu rooibos, West Virginia Black Beary, and Telltale Lilac. 

Bakers Nook is for the sweeties! Get your sweetie something sweet: cupcakes, cookies, and cannoli are waiting to make your date extra sweet.

You can’t have a Valentine’s date without a little red or a little bubbly. Try honey wine from Mountain Dragon Mazery! Get your Valentine wine and flowers in one with West Virginia Wildflowers, or choose from Black Cherry Blush or Black Cherry Red for the occasion. 

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A different kind of candy…

…is coffee! You can’t go wrong getting your Valentine a gift card or coffee from The Joe or The Groove

Gift an experience

LumberjAxe may not seem romantic, but it’s a memorable and fun couples activity. Take your Valentine to throw axes and laugh the night away!

Arcade-O-Mania is where you and your Valentine can be transported to the past or a whole other world! Put your relationship to the test to beat games like Xenon, Galaga, The Simpsons and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. 

Retro Skate is the perfect couples activity for holding hands, holding each other up and helping the other up if they fall! It’s great fun and a great metaphor!

Assumption Records has the piece that everyone else is missing — music! Take your Valentine for a listening date. Share songs, buy a record and never forget this Valentine’s Day.

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Single? Treat yourself!

SpaOasis is the perfect spa for solitude. Float in the salt pod where you can let the weight of your troubles melt in the water. You’ll come out refreshed and glowing!

Happy Galentine’s Day!

We don’t forget about the girls here! A great Galentines can be had with all the gals at Mountain Creative. Grab some friends and head there to pick your mug or paint the town in their Mountain Mess Room. Or check out the Valentine’s Cookie Class at Simply Rustic Designs

The Poky Dot is the perfect place for the gals! Let the decor pep you up while you enjoy a delicious cheesecake with your favorite people.

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