It Takes Two to Tango This Valentine’s Day at Atlanta’s Lanier Islands
As a mecca for paramours looking to pop the question and one of the Southeast’s leading destination wedding sites, Lanier Islands understands that not all couples are created equal. This is especially true on Valentine’s Day when Atlanta couples are seeking something special to share instead of the standard “one size fits all” dozen roses and a box of chocolates. In order to meet the needs of couples of varying personalities, the lakeside resort has dreamed up two very special accommodation packages that each say, “I love you” in a memorable way.
Valentine’s Sweetheart Premium Package – Starting at $289/couple*
The ideal answer for a more intimate escape, following check-in at Legacy Lodge, the experience begins with chocolate-dipped, Grand Marnier injected strawberries and chilled champagne for two served in the couple’s deluxe hotel room. Later in the evening, couples can make their way to Lanier Islands’ tribute to fine dining at Sidney’s Restaurant on the main level of the Lodge. There, they will be treated to a candlelit four-course dinner for two from a specially crafted menu prepared by the Islands’ talented culinary team. In addition to an appetizer, salad and entrée, the meal includes a glass of wine, shareable dessert and something sinfully sweet to take back to the room. The main course features such delectable choices as Seared Grouper a la Oscar, Seafood Risotto, a perfectly prepared Ribeye with Cabernet demi-glace and so much more. In the morning, couples are invited back to Sidney’s Restaurant to enjoy views of the lake paired with a full breakfast buffet. Guests with this package can opt for a late check-out of 1 p.m. This accommodation package is available on February 9, 10, 14, 16 and 17, 2018.
Valentine’s Couples Getaway – Starting at $239/couple*
For couples who prefer less froufrou and more FUN, this package comes complete with deluxe overnight accommodations at Legacy Lodge for two, including chocolate dipped strawberries, whipped cream and champagne for two upon arrival. When it’s time to dine, Lanier Islands invites couples to head downstairs to its grille and pub at Bullfrogs – where they will be treated to a four-course dinner for two that includes welcome libation, appetizer, salad, entree and a sharable dessert. The main course features such popular items as Atlantic Salmon, Sirloin Steak with Sautéed Mushrooms and Onions, Bruschetta Chicken and Firehouse Ribs. Couples are welcome to reminisce over a few more cocktails by the poolside firepit just outside of Bullfrogs or grab a chilled bottle of wine from the Butler’s Pantry on the main level before returning to their room. The following morning, couples can make their way to Sidney’s for a sumptuous breakfast buffet before closing the book on a great lakeside getaway. This accommodation package is available on February 9, 10, 14, 16 and 17, 2018.
To enhance those packages even further, the Islands is offering a number of very special chef-centric events, as well as their wildly popular Kids Night Out option. Valentine’s Weekend Demo and Tasting feature three individual themes on three separate nights led by three of Lanier Islands’ talented chefs – a terrific addition for couples who share a passion for food. In an intimate setting, Chefs Klein, Adere and Okula will take turns showing off their skills by creating Valentine’s-themed culinary collections for couples to sample paired with wines selected by Sidney’s Manager, John Aguirre. Events begin at 3:00 and conclude at 4:30 PM, and themes and dates are: The Sweethearts’ Table on Saturday, February 10; Hugs, Kisses and Breakfast Wishes on Sunday, February 11; and Il Gusto dell’Amore: The Taste of Love on Saturday, February 17. Participation in these special culinary events is just $60/couple and is open to overnight guests and the general public. Participation is limited and reservations are required. Reservations may be made by calling 678-318-2001 Extension 6128.
Lanier Islands’ Legacy Kids Night Out is the ideal solution for parents who wish to enjoy an overnight stay at Lanier Islands, but can’t find a sitter. While mom and dad enjoy a lovely night out at one end of the Lodge, the kids can enjoy a Valentine’s Day Party of their very own that includes games, arts & crafts, kid-friendly movie and pizza party – all under the watchful eye of a Legacy Kids Camp Counselor. As an enhancement to the Valentine’s Sweetheart Premium Package and Couples’ Getaway, Valentine’s Kids Night Out is just $50 per child and $25 each for additional siblings. Legacy Kids Night Out is available February 9, 10, 16 and 17 from 6:00PM to 10:00PM in the Legacy Kids Camp Room. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 770-945-8787 after the overnight stay has been booked.
Additional enhancements to a Valentine’s Day-themed stay at Lanier Islands include couples’ massages at Tranquility – the Spa, a romantic trail ride at The Stables and so much more. To learn more about Valentine’s Day 2018 at Lanier Islands or book a lakeside staycation, please visit www.lanierislands.com or call 770-945-8787. Reservations are limited.
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* does not include taxes and resort fees; higher rates apply on Saturday nights.