Special Occasions

10 Amazing Orlando Wedding Proposals We Love

Nothing warms our hearts here at Orlando Date Night Guide quite like a good how we met, first date, or wedding proposal story. We can’t help double tapping every emotional proposal that comes across our Instagram feed, or swooning at…

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Marry Like An Orlandoan: 6 Unique Spots to Tie the Knot

Are you recently engaged and wondering where to get married in Orlando? The City Beautiful has no shortage of venues for weddings and vow renewals, whether you are only inviting those closest to you or a large crowd. It’s no…

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Orlando Date Night Ideas From First Date to Anniversary

Plan the perfect first, second, and third date, anniversary celebration, first getaway, and proposal in Orlando Dinner at the same old restaurant followed by a movie at the closest theater just isn’t going to cut it this time. Whether you’re…

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10 Over the Top Experiences to Save for a Special Occasion

It’s not everyday you get to celebrate a significant relationship milestone. Anniversaries, proposals, engagements, and meaningful holidays definitely call for a certain type of celebration. Yet planning can sometimes feel overwhelming and daunting. In fact, one of the most frequent…

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Private Dining Rooms for Two or More in Orlando

A Guide to Orlando’s Best Private Dining Rooms By: Erica Thomas Whether you are looking for a space to accommodate 2 people or 500, certain celebrations call for an extra special setting. We’ve compiled a guide to help you navigate your…

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10 Perfect Places to Get Engaged in Orlando

By Courtney Capellan  If you’re looking for a truly spectacular place to get engaged in Orlando, there are plenty of possibilities to choose from. Hot Air Balloon Popping the question–with fire above and the wind in your hair–will be the ultimate romantic adventure. There’s…

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10 Best Places to Dine with Sunset Views in Orlando

Sunsets make us swoon. Few would argue that. So, when an Orlando Date Night Guide reader recently reached out and asked me to write a blog about where to dine with sunset views in Orlando (thank you, Ian), I was…

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7 Disney Date Night Ideas – Outside of the Parks

Plan a perfect Disney date night; no park admission necessary! By Erica Thomas Don’t write off the famous mouse as nothing more than a tourist attraction for families and children. Mickey and Minnie have many date night possibilities to offer…

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Made in Orlando: A Local Orlando Gift Guide

Our Orlando gift guide to sweet swag that’s available in local shops or made by artisans. By Samantha Rosenthal From Valentine’s Day to birthdays to anniversaries, surprise your sweetie with something local. Check out our gift guide for some mega thoughtful ideas!…

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10 Tips for Having a Perfect Dr. Phillips Center Date Night

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since the Dr. Phillips Center first flung open its doors and gave Orlando a spectacular new place to experience the performing arts. Since November 2014, the Dr. Phillips Center has hosted…

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Interactive Spirits: The Cocktail Table Experience at Highball & Harvest

Updated July 2018 The worlds of food and cocktails have collided thanks to a blossoming craft cocktail movement that makes drinking much more of an epicurean experience than ever before. The sky truly is the limit for bartenders willing to…

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Best Rooftop Bars & Restaurants in Orlando

The Sky’s the Limit at These Rooftop Roosts Updated June 2018 We are fortunate to live in a desirable climate allowing maximum use of time outdoors. Plan date night just right to take advantage of our pleasant year-round weather and…

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The Chef’s Table at Osprey Tavern is an Elegant Indulgence

Upon entry to Baldwin Park’s new restaurant The Osprey Tavern, a world of epicurean decadence unfolds around you. Achieving a unique flair of Parisian fine dining and classic pub tenor, The Osprey presents discerning diners with a gourmet selection of…

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The Chef’s Table at Highball and Harvest

Here’s an irrefutable fact about dining trends: we want to be closer to our food. And not just because we’re valuing craft and quality more than ever, but because we crave the story and the humanity behind what we eat….

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Citrus Restaurant Wows with an Affordable Local-Focused Chef’s Table

Wander through the “Eats” section of Orlando Date Night Guide and it won’t be long before you realize that I love chef’s tables. If every dinner out was comprised of a series of small plates, each designed to showcase the chef’s…

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Rock Out at Wine Riffs: Orlando’s Coolest Wine Dinner

The Hard Rock Hotel hosts Wine Riffs, a food, wine and music pairing that’s taking wine dinners to an entirely new level. As wine paired dinners increase in popularity, chefs and sommeliers are constantly trying to raise the bar to…

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Valentine’s Day on a Shoestring

11 Ways to Say ‘I Love You’ with $30 or Less **UPDATED FOR 2017** You don’t need a big wallet to celebrate Valentine’s Day… just a big heart! For those looking for some budget-friendly suggestions, here are 11 to consider…

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Orlando’s Valentine’s Day Spa Packages 2015

Looking for a relaxing, romantic, stress-free Valentine’s celebration? Here’s your special Valentine’s Spa Guide! Pamper your date (and yourself!) with these ultra romantic Orlando area spa packages! *NEW*  Blue Harmony Spa at Wyndham Grand Valid thru February Blue Harmony Spa…

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Orlando’s Overnight Hotel Packages for Valentine’s Day 2015

Why settle for just dinner on Valentine’s Day in Orlando when you can splurge on an overnight package at one of our many area hotels? Sure, there are a handful that will set you back quite a few bucks but…

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50 Things to do for Valentine’s Day in Orlando

Updated for 2018. ** Updated for 2018** Our annual guide to the best things to do for Valentine’s Day in Orlando! It’s almost time to celebrate the most romantic holiday of the year! Have you started planning yet? If not,…

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Shari Sushi’s Omakase Chef’s Table Experience

Lara Gould won the October Couple at Large giveaway, which means she and her date were sent to experience the Chef’s Table at Shari Sushi Lounge. Here’s what she said about the experience: When we arrived at Shari, we were…

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Our Holiday Date Night Gift Guide

Do we all really need more stuff?? I have a hunch that many of the couples on your list would love an experience over a thing. So, consider giving them a date night gift, one that sends them out on the…

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Spa + Dinner Date Night at Orlando’s Grand Bohemian Hotel

Check out this ultra luxurious date night beginning with a couple’s massage at the Grand Bohemian Hotel’s Poseidon Spa followed by dinner at The Boheme. I blog a lot about free and under $30 date night ideas because let’s face…

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The Chef’s Table at Luma: A Date Night Must, At Least Once

We booked our spot at Luma’s Chef Table two months ago and then waited patiently for the day (also our 10-year anniversary) to arrive. We’d heard it was good, “epic” in fact, but only a few details whetted our appetite:…

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Top Orlando Restaurants for Special Occasions

There are times when dinner is designed to impress. Maybe you’re about to pop the big question or you’re celebrating a big anniversary, but regardless of the occasion, you need a culinary experience that’s going to offer some major wow-factor….

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Private Dining Rooms at Christner’s

One of the most memorable date nights that Marc and I ever went on was when he took me to Christner’s (then Del Frisco’s) for our 3rd wedding anniversary. Sure, it was a great meal… the food at this steak…

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A 2014 Date Night Bucket List

Get me started talking about date night ideas for Orlando and you probably won’t be able to shut me up. I love, love, love finding out new things for couples to do together. But we haven’t done it all… far…

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Edible Orlando’s Farm to Feast Dinner, Oct 27

The inaugural Edible Orlando Field To Feast Dinner will take place on Sunday, October 27 at Long & Scott Farms in Zellwood, Fl. From 4pm to 7pm, several of Disney’s best chefs will delight diners with a multi-course dinner that…

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Couple at Large: Review of The Table

By Heather Lane ** Several times each year, the Orlando Date Night Guide sends a different couple on an awesome date night. This Couple at Large then shares their experience on the blog. For July, we sent Heather and Shawn Lane to The…

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Date Night at Ocean Prime

In my search for Orlando’s best restaurants for date night, I’m always on the lookout for places that offer something beyond the typical dining room experience. One look at the cozy booths tucked into the side of Ocean Prime’s Blu…

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Starlit Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides in Celebration

I’ll be the first to admit it: Celebration is quite a hike for date night. But the Pleasantville town with its charming lakefront Town Center is worth a visit, at least once, for date night. Besides being a great place…

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