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Unforgettable Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in Blacksburg

This time of year is the ideal time for couples to express their love and appreciation for one another. While traditional activities like dinner dates and flowers are always appreciated when looking for Valentine’s Day date ideas in Blacksburg, why not step outside the box this year and explore something more unique? 

Whether you’re looking to make the day extra special or just want to get out of the house, we have ideas everyone will enjoy … any time of the year.

Here are some unexpected date ideas in Blacksburg that are sure to make your day extra special.


Weekday Weddings: Why They’re a Great Option for Couples

If you’re planning a wedding, you may be considering whether or not to have it on a weekday. This can be a great option for many couples for various reasons! You can save money, have more options for the vendors you want, and have time to actually enjoy the day (or days) with your family and friends and have a better shot at securing your dream venue.

This blog post will discuss some of the benefits of having a weekday wedding.


A Winter Wonderland Wedding – 6 Reasons to Say Yes to Cozy & Intimate

Winter weddings are all the rage. They’re cozy, intimate, and often less expensive than their summer counterparts. In addition, they are a beautiful and romantic alternative to traditional summer weddings. 

The best times for a winter wedding are December, January, and February. Depending on whether you want to plan your wedding around holiday visitors or cozy up on a romantic and chilly January day is entirely personal preference.


Weddings on the VT Campus – a Hokie Take on Happily Ever After

Recently married couple Justin and Samantha Whitney tell a fabulous story while giving the full scoop on what it’s like to get married on the Virginia Tech campus, in the Blacksburg area. If you’re considering hosting or attending any weddings at Virginia Tech, you don’t want to miss this tale of torrential rain, a surprise visit from the Hokie Bird, and top-notch wedding coordinators. 


Love Is in the Air in Blacksburg: Treat Your Special Someone to a Memorable Valentine’s Celebration

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, have you made plans yet? Whether you’re in a new relationship, or have been together for a while, taking the time to create a special day for just the two of you can spark some fresh romance. 

While sending a card, buying flowers and chocolates, or simply planning a cozy evening at home for a Netflix marathon are certainly lovely gestures, why not step it up this year with an experience your significant other will not soon forget. 


Micro Weddings, Social Distancing, and Making Your Day Special at The Inn at Virginia Tech

An Interview with Bianca Norton, Director of Catering

Bianca Norton

Today’s wedding challenges from social distancing to travel challenges have some couples fretting about how to make their day special. Bianca Norton, Director of Catering at The Inn at Virginia Tech sat down for a quick interview recently and had some timely wisdom to share. She gives insight from how to create an intimate setting while social distancing and how to include special guests who cannot attend your micro wedding in person. 

If you are planning a wedding this fall or anytime in the near future and are unsure how to make the day live up to your dreams, this is a must-read.