For many couples, Valentine’s Day is a special reason to dress up and dine out so cafes and restaurants are usually packed with people on this popular occasion. But if you want to celebrate the day of love with your significant other differently, Vend Marketplace in Virginia has got a wonderful idea.

The shared retail space might be the last thing on your mind when thinking of a romantic date place. However, on Friday, the 14th of February 2020, Vend Marketplace will be transformed into an amorous and intimate site for lovers for its Picnic on the Lawn for Valentine’s Day.



Enjoy a dreamy night with your loved one amidst romantic fairly lights and a live acoustic band playing sentimental music. The voice of George Hodges will be soothing your night whilst you cuddle and whisper sweet nothings to each other.

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Set down a picnic blanket by the lawn so you can comfortably sit down and enjoy a delicious charcuterie board with chocolate-dipped strawberries, along with wine or beer. To impress your date, you’re actually encouraged to decorate your own space on the lawn. 

A pop-up bar will be nearby to serve sumptuous food — it’s a Picnic on the Lawn after all! 

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Meanwhile, you and your mate could also swing by inside the Vend Marketplace to browse for gifts from local vendors. This site has heaps of homewares, arts and crafts, and plants, among other interesting finds.

Book a ticket for the Picnic on the Lawn via Eventbrite