The season of love is here, and it is time to celebrate those special people in our lives. Autumnwood is nestled in the middle of Sanford, N.C., close to a variety of romantic, fun, memorable, and beautiful Valentine’s Day events that may pique your interest. We’ve compiled a short list of some of our favorites, but feel free to check out Eventbrite in the coming weeks to plan your festivities.

Father-Daughter Valentine Dance

Feb. 8; Chapel Hill Country Club; 103 Lancaster Drive; Chapel Hill, NC; $30-$35

Located at the beautiful Chapel Hill Country Club, this dance is meant to celebrate that special love between a father and daughter. The event will feature a full Valentine dessert buffet catered by the country club’s own chef, a performance by the Triangle Youth Ballet Ballerinas, crafts, family portraits, and DJ-picked tunes. Plus, the fee for attending the Father-Daughter Valentine Dance goes to Triangle Youth Ballet. The organization is a non-profit member of the NC Center for Non-Profits.

Valentine’s Dinner at the Leslie-Alford-Mims House

Feb. 14; Leslie-Alford-Mims House; 100 Avent Ferry Road; Holly Springs, NC; $75

This dress-casual affair is the perfect setting for an evening with your significant other. The Leslie-Alford-Mims House is a historic home in Holly Springs that is so gorgeous it is often used as a wedding venue. Let’s set the scene: you, your partner, live music, cocktails at 7 p.m., a full cash bar, cheese and grazing stations, wine pairings, filet mignon or salmon, and even desserts provided by local gourmet bakeries. This is an evening you don’t want to miss, so book your spot at the Valentine’s Dinner at the Leslie-Alford-Mims House now.

Lover’s Lament 2: A Valentines Day Murder Mystery

Feb. 14; Aloft Raleigh; 2100 Hillsborough Street; Raleigh, NC; $55-$220

Why the huge price range for Lover’s Lament 2: A Valentines Day Murder Mystery? Well, for $220, you can sign up for the Couples Ticket Package with all the fix-ins, like drink tickets, a buffet dinner, and custom character bios. If you haven’t been to a murder mystery before, think of a real-life version of the popular board game Clue. You will be assigned a character and backstory that dictates your relationship to the “victim,” and you will have the opportunity to help solve the crime! You can also purchase a special Date Night Package that comes with champagne, a red rose, a box of chocolates, and souvenir champagne glasses.

Whatever your plans, we hope you have a great time on Valentine’s Day with the ones you love!

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