Heart-shaped boxes of chocolates might have appeared on shelves the day after Christmas, but we weren’t quite ready to embrace Cupid until now. Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and we’ve been busy making plans to celebrate all the love that’s in the air by checking out what the Bluff City has to offer us hopeless romantics this year. Here at SCO, sharing is caring, so we’ve put together this Guide to Valentine’s Day in Memphis to help you pull out all the stops in making this one to remember. Are you looking for an intimate and exclusive dining experience? We’ve got you covered. Single and searching for a fun-filled adventure? Check. Wanting a family-friendly option? Look no further! We’ve collected a wide variety of ways you can live it up in love all across the city this Valentine’s Day.
For the whole family
Valentine’s Day For The Kiddos
Wednesday, February 14, 5-8 PM
Trolley Stop Market
704 Madison Ave, Memphis, Tennessee 38103
If you like to make Valentine’s Day more of a family affair, Trolley Stop Market will have heart-shaped pizza, lots of kiddie crafts, cupcake and cookie decorating, and door prizes every half hour. They’ll also be showing a family friendly movie that evening. What’s not to love?
Family Date Night Valentine Gala
Thursday, February 8, 5-8PM
Olive Branch Country Club
7558 Germantown Road, Olive Branch, Mississippi, 38654
Masquerade Balls aren’t just for grown ups! This family date night has a Masquerade theme, and tickets includes a meal, kid-friendly entertainment, a mask-making craft activity, photo booth, dance floor to boogie on, and a goodie bag for every guest. Rumor has it there may even be a special appearance by the Chick-fil-A cows and a special guest or two! Learn more here.
Valentine’s Sweetheart Tea
February 14-17, 1:30-3:30 PM
149 Union Ave #4, Memphis, Tennessee, 38103
If you’re looking for something truly special to share with your family for Valentine’s Day, the Sweetheart Tea being hosted by Chez Philippe will not go amiss. This three-course afternoon tea service features Valentine’s-themed treats, including tea sandwiches, assorted sweets, warm scones, pink champagne for the adults, and a special treat to take home with you. While this would be perfect for a mother and daughter day out, you can’t go wrong with any outing to Chez Philippe. Valet parking is included, and you can find more information here.
A “Sweetheart” Underground Experience
Saturday, February 17, 7-11 PM
How adventurous is your love? Paradox Underground is an exclusive dining club that can be described as a kind of “culinary speakeasy” in Memphis that offers an experience like no other. For one night only, they transform a secret, seemingly obscure location in the city into a unique event venue where Chef Jimmy Gentry and his Paradox team serve up five masterfully created courses that are paired with the perfect potions. Both the menu and the location of the event remain undisclosed until 48 hours before it begins, at which time ticket holders will receive an email or a text revealing all the final details. As a guest, you’ll be eating, drinking, and mingling at a place no one has ever dined in before, and may never get the chance to again. Guaranteed to give you something to talk about in the years to come! Tickets are available here.
Wiseacre Flowers and Chocolate Tour + Adult Prom 90’s Dance Party
Saturday, February 10, 7-10 PM
2783 Broad Ave, Memphis, Tennessee, 38112
Do you love to dance? Is chocolate your weakness? Do you agree that the 90’s are the best decade? Wiseacre is throwing an amazing adult prom with a 90’s theme, and earlier in the day, they will be hosting a Valentine’s brewery tour, featuring the traditional chocolate and flowers in the non-traditional medium of beer. Each session will include six special chocolates from Dinstuhl’s Fine Candy Company paired with six different beers, and a ton of information about flowery hops, roasted chocolate malt, and all the wonderful qualities these contribute to some of the city’s favorite beers. Come for the tour and stay for the party! If you dress for the occasion, you’ll also receive $1 off pints. The 4 p.m. tour is already sold out, but tickets are still available for other times. Sign up for the tour here.
No Show Ball
Saturday, February 10, delivery from 10 AM – 1 PM
Your home sweet home in Shelby County
Not interested in braving the Valentine’s crowds or paying for a babysitter? This year, why not opt for a delicious Valentine’s Dinner dropped off on your doorstep? This full meal for four costs $100 and includes:
- Citrus ginger pork tenderloin from Just In Thyme
- Mac’n’Cheese from Fino’s
- Salad from Lucchesi’s
- Bread from Lisa’s Lunchbox
- 4 gourmet brownies from SmallCakes Cupcakery and Creamery
- A bottle of red or white wine from Cork’s
If you live in Shelby County, a cooler bag will be dropped at your front door on the 10th between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM. You can order outside of Shelby County as well, but you will need to pick up the cooler bag yourself. Proceeds from the No Show Ball benefit the Forrest Spence Fund, a wonderful organization that helps cover the non-medical needs for families of patients at local pediatric hospitals like LeBonheur. You can stay in, eat well, and do something good for the community! Purchase your meal here.
All the single ladies (and guys!)
Singles Mingle at Two Rivers
Wednesday, February 14, 6-8 PM
Two Rivers Bookstore
2172 Young Ave, Memphis, Tennessee, 38104
Come look for love in one of the right places during a mingle specifically for singles at Two Rivers Bookstore! Dress to impress, bring a few friends, and plan for a night full of refreshments, games, trivia, and fun. Each ticket includes:
- One “Love Potion #9” champagne cocktail
- Free entry in the gift bag raffle
- A spot in each game with a chance to win prizes
You’ll need to be 21 or over with ID to attend, and this event is open to all single people. Advance tickets can be purchased here.
Sunday, February 11, 12-4 PM
Ghost River Brewing Company
827 S Main Street, Memphis, Tennessee, 38106
If you’re not a Parks & Recreation fan, you may be asking what Galentine’s is. Leslie Knope, gal pal extraordinaire, founded Galentine’s Day as a time to celebrate your best girl friends and everything you add to each other’s lives. Ghost River had the brilliant idea to plan a brunch around it, so you and your crew can enjoy Flying Sobies Hen House Food Truck, a Two Girls and a Whip cupcake, a pour of Ghost River’s Chocolate Ale, plus other personalized goodies. Spots are limited, so RSVP by emailing [email protected] as soon as possible so you don’t miss it.
Red Carpet Experience
Wednesday, February 14, 7 PM-12 AM
The Pink Palace
3050 Central Ave, Memphis, Tennessee 38111
This event is for both couples and singles, but we think it’s the perfect Valentine’s night out for best friends to attend together! Make yourselves fancy, because this all-black attire soiree’ promises an elegant adult atmosphere, as you must be 25 or older to be admitted. There will be live comedy and music, as well as unlimited cocktails at the open bar. The dinner option will feature:
- Glazed chicken or salmon
- Penne pasta alfredo
- Vegetable medley
Learn more about how the red carpet will be rolled out for you at this Valentine’s Day event here.
Saddle Creek Orthodontics loves your smile
However you decide to spend your Valentine’s Day this year, remember to take care of your teeth, too! Caramels, gummies, and other sticky candy can slip in between your braces and teeth, which can cause cavities to form, especially in the back teeth that are harder to reach with your toothbrush. Hard candy like message hearts can cause brackets or wires to break or come loose, and sour candies can be acidic to your teeth, wearing down the protective enamel, causing tooth decay and cavities if left untreated over time. Opt instead for soft chocolates or baked goods to keep your braces in place and your mouth happy. Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us here at SCO!