The Colony’s Most Romantic Destinations

Love is in the air this February and The Colony is your destination for everything from first dates to “I do’s”. Check out special events for you and your sweetheart, then discover year-round romance at wedding venues across town.

Valentine’s Day Celebrations

Make unforgettable memories this Valentine’s day with an exquisite dinner at Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse. On February 14, enjoy impeccable hospitality and a delicious meal during their Valentine’s dinner service. Choose from freshly caught Cape Cod oysters and Chilean sea bass or ricotta tortellini and a center-cut filet mignon for the first two courses, and then share a dolce sampler for dessert. The same weekend, Rock & Brews, famously started by KISS’ Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, offers a “Hooked on a Feeling” 3-course dinner for two. This Valentine’s Special is available from Saturday, February 11 to Tuesday, February 14.

Be sure to pick up a decadent treat for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. Stop by Ollio Patisserie for a box of their rose bouquet macarons filled with vanilla bean buttercream and chocolate ganache, or visit a local bakery for an array of desserts. Indulge the chocolate lover in your life with quality chocolates from Kilwins and traditional heart-shaped candy boxes from See’s Candies. For a complete list of bakeries and sweet shops in The Colony, click here.

Music lovers and fans of 80’s rock will feel nostalgic at the ultimate tribute to Heart. On Saturday, February 11, Lava Cantina will host a throwback to the glory days of big hair and power chords. Reserve VIP seating on the patio or balcony for impeccable views of the open-air stage. Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples, celebrate with your besties at Grandscape’s Galentine’s Day event. Spend the afternoon strolling through The Homestead enjoying pop ups, Rosé wine flights, water marbling, cookie decorating, complimentary massages, swag bags and more.

Romantic Date Ideas

No matter the occasion, The Colony is the perfect destination for an impressive date night, whether you’re in the mood for dreamy romance or a more relaxed setting.

Start with a global wine flight at The Colony Wine Bar bottle shop. Let the experts behind the bar curate a tasting based on your favorite notes in reds, whites and rosés. Alternatively, grab a drink at their adjacent patio with couches and an outdoor fireplace for cozying up during the chilly evenings.

Get creative with a DIY date at Dallas Silk Art. Inside the workshop, choose from blank items like silk scarves and pocket squares, then customize them with a variety of colors and hand-made designs. It’s easy to make matching accessories or unique creations for each other, thanks to the skilled crafters leading each class.

Enjoy a world-class dinner and show in Windmills’ gorgeous dining room. Part upscale restaurant and part international jazz lounge, it is a must-try experience. The refined menu pulls from Windmill’s origins in Bangladesh, with Indian-inspired eats and craft beers brewed onsite.

Beer lovers come together over local brews at Truck Yard. The outdoor beer garden is home to Beard Science, one of the city’s elite microbreweries crafting kettle and wild sours, and Limin’ Lounge, the hidden tiki bar with private karaoke rooms. Catch some live tunes on the weekends, play oversized yard games or grab a bite to eat from the rotating selection of food trucks.

There’s nothing like some friendly competition during date night. Go head-to-head at Puttery where modern mini golf, delicious bites and creative cocktails pair up for an unexpected evening out exclusively for the 21+ crowd. Capture the moment and take selfies at one of the many Instagramable spots inside each themed course. Choose from a rooftop terrace, chill ski lodge, refined library or surreal illusion course for your next date night.

Check out our date night itinerary for more unforgettable evenings in The Colony. 

Wedding Venues that Wow

After your engagement, The Colony should be the first place you look for unique wedding localesThe Chapel at Ana Villa offers two distinct reception sites adjacent to its Spanish-style ceremony space. Host an intimate dinner inside the La Cava wine room or go bold with a big bash inside the Grand Ballroom.

No matter where your guests are visiting from, Cascades Conference Center can take care of everything from the bridal suite to send off with a convenient location and adjoining Fairfield Inn and Suites. The walkable Marriott campus encompasses three hotels, multiple dining options and flexible conference center.

For a non-traditional reception, consider Lava Cantina, with options for catering and a full-venue reservation, or the scenic golf course backdrops at the Golf Clubs at The Tribute clubhouses.

Discover a complete list of venues in The Colony by visiting our website and viewing our Meeting Planner Guide.