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The day of love on February 14th can be especially fun if you are engaged. There are so many fun things to do for Valentine's Day &mash; especially in the Windy City, and we've rounded up the most fun and romantic events for you to enjoy! Here are some local Valentine's Day ideas for you and your future spouse:
The Valentine's Day Dance Class at Ballroom Dance Chicago
Celebrate Valentine's Day and get in some much-needed practice for your first dance at the same dance with Ballroom Dance Chicago's Valentine's Day Dance Class. The hour and a half-long event includes sparkling wine and hors d'oeuvres, a Rumba and Salsa dance lesson for any level dancers and time to shake your groove thing with your beloved. Tickets ($85) are available for Saturday, February 13th or Sunday, February 14th. Read real brides' reviews here!
A Valentine's Day Boatride with Odyssey Cruises
Odyssey Cruises' Valentine's Day Cruises from Navy Pier give couples a chance to sail off into the sunset with their choice of brunch or dinner packages, a champagne toast, and other perks like roses. Read real brides' reviews here!
Valentine's Day Ceremony at the Stan Mansion
If you're looking to make things official ASAP (and on a tight budget), the seventh annual Valentine's Day Ceremony at the Stan Mansion will be a sweeter gift than any boring box of chocolates. Along with a team of Chicago vendors including Juliet Tan floral design, DJ Don from Stand and Clap, and Art of Imagination, the Logan Square event space is inviting couples to enjoy a 30-minute Valentine's Day wedding with up to 20 guests for only $1,200. Couples will also enjoy mini cake, a champagne toast, photography and video. Read real brides' reviews here!
A Date Night Cooking Class at The Chopping Block
The hands-on Valentine's Day Feast classes at The Chopping Block's Lincoln Square or Merchandise Mart locations are unfortunately sold out, but that doesn't mean you and your sweetie can't don your chef's hats at the well-known cooking schools. Spots are still available for a "Date Night" class on February 11th, the "Breakfast in Bed" class on February 13th, or a "Death by Chocolate" class on February 14th. Yum!
The Valentine's Day Dirty Dancing Party at Duet Dance Studio
Nobody puts you and your fiancé in the corner! Which is good because you won't want to miss the Valentine's Day Dirty Dancing Party at Duet Dance Studio in Humboldt Park. For $85, you and your Johnny or Baby will learn a simplified version of the big finale dance in the 1987 classic flick and enjoy a bottle or wine or two while you're at it (the event is BYOB). You'll have the time of your lives. (Sorry, we had to.) Read real brides' reviews here!