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 an over-the-top proposal setup captured by one of our talented (and stealthy!) local photographers. So in an effort to spread ... Read More »

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

Where to Get Married in Orlando - image by Amalie Orrange Photography

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 wonder Orlando was recently named the best place to get married in the U.S.! When choosing where to tie the ... Read More »

Orlando Date Night Ideas From First Date to Anniversary

Orlando Date Night Ideas | Our favorite ideas for your first, second, and third date along with your anniversary, first getaway, and proposal

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 planning your very first date or are ready to pull out all the stops for a memorable first getaway, there’s ... Read More »

10 Over the Top Experiences to Save for a Special Occasion

10 Over the Top Experiences to Save for a Special Occasion in Orlando

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 questions we receive from the guys is, “Where is the best place to take my partner for a special night ... Read More »

Private Dining Rooms for Two or More in Orlando

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 way through the ample selection of private dining rooms in Orlando to find the best one to suit your needs. ... Read More »

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 no short supply of hot air balloon companies offering customizable experiences in Orlando. Be sure to arrange a flight that ... Read More »

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 thrilled to comply. I love a good sunset, too! Being landlocked, we Orlandonians don’t get the pleasure of watching the ... Read More »

7 Disney Date Night Ideas – Outside of the Parks

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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 local lovebirds. Check out our selection of Disney date night ideas you can enjoy without paying park admission. The Boathouse ... Read More »

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! Orlando Made Found in Local Orlando Stores Read More »

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

Dr. Phillips Center

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 over 280 productions, including Broadway musicals, chart-topping musicians, comedians, ballets, jazz ensembles and symphonies. It is such a wonderful addition ... Read More »

Best Rooftop Bars & Restaurants in Orlando

Recently, WHERE Orlando magazine published a fabulous article about seven of Orlando’s top places to enjoy dinner or drinks on a rooftop. With Fall on the horizon, so are cooler nights, which means the perfect time is nearly here to plan some alfresco date nights with spectacular, starlit views. WHERE’s article gave a shout-out to places like Capa at the Four Seasons Resort ... Read More »

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

Osprey Tavern's dining room

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 seasonally inspired, farm-to-table shareables and plates along with expertly crafted cocktails, fine wine and beer. The Chef’s Table is the ... Read More »

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. Which is why I think chef’s tables are taking off like wildfire. A good chef’s table is more than a ... Read More »

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 entice guests with something new. The food, the plating, the presence of wine experts who can transport you to regions ... Read More »

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 for a romantic Valentine’s week in Orlando. 1. Free Festival  Orlando locals will gather at the Mennello Museum of American Art for the Indie ... Read More »

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 Many luxurious packages to choose from! “Something Sweet For Her” includes Whoopie! Hand Cream, Triple Shot Caramel Coffee Sugar Scrub ... Read More »

50 Things to do for Valentine’s Day in Orlando

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, look no further than our official guide to things to do for Valentine’s Day in Orlando. There’s something for every ... Read More »