Sat Feb 12, 5:00 PM - Sat Feb 12, 10:00 PM
625 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601

Community: Gainesville


Let us take care of your Valentine's plans! Be swept away to an Italian-themed soiree in the Iconic McKenzie Hall & Gardens. February 12th, celebrate with your valentine or friends.

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Start with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the garden, and a devised performance of Romeo & Juliet by Faux Tales Productions in front of the colonnade.

Savor a delicious Italian dinner, and finish the evening with a dessert bar, live music by Porch Swing, and dancing.

We have Covid-19 protocols in place for your protection, including ample space between tables, open air, and staff will wear masks. Guests are encouraged to wear masks while mingling.

Private rooms and cottages are available to stay the night! See for availability and room tours, or call the front desk at 352-317-7782. DISCOUNT: Use the code verona (all lowercase) for 10% off room stays February 11th-16th, valid only for direct booking.


Hors d’Oeuvres served with Cocktail

Charcuterie & Tuscan White Bean Dip with Pita Chips

Salad served with Prosecco

Caprese or Vegan Caprese

Dinner served with choice of wine or beer flight

Choice of Main Course

Beef - Petite Tender Florentine GF

Chicken - Chicken Piccata

Seafood - Parchment Paper Baked Salmon GF

Vegan - Cauliflower Steak Piccata GF


Rapini (broccoli rabe)

Spring Risotto

Polenta (vegan)

Dessert Bar with 5 Italian Desserts

Vegan and gluten-free options

Themed Cocktails

The Montague - Featuring Limoncello (inspired by a Whiskey sour)

The Capulet - Featuring Campari and blood orange Italian soda (inspired by a Negroni)


Sparkling Italian Soda, sparkling cider, tea, and lemonade

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