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Loveland businesses cater to sweethearts
Valentine-themed events range from elaborate to simple
By Craig Young Reporter-Herald Staff Writer
LOVELAND -- Indelibly marked as the Sweetheart City, Loveland carries some pretty high expectations when Valentine's Day rolls around. So local businesses are doing their part to make sure that the city doesn't disappoint.
From a two-day romantic getaway to a quick, fun dinner at a fast-food restaurant, local businesses are offering options to sweethearts. In case you're still scrambling for a fun Valentine's Day idea, here's a sampling of local offerings:
My Big Date
Some people in Loveland are tired of the sweetheart theme, said Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer, "mayor" of the travel and festival website HeidiTown.com. "But I say, you know what, you're Love-land; embrace it and run with it."
Kerr-Schlaefer, a Loveland resident who promotes travel across the state, is partnering with two other Loveland businesswomen to sell Valentine's weekend packages featuring local food and drink.
Thank you to the Loveland Reporter-Herald for interviewing one of the "My Big Date" partners, Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer with www.HeidiTown.com. Noco Short Bus Tours and My Big Day LLC are proud to put on an event that celebrates our Sweetheart City!
Valentine's Day is 2 weeks away, and our Saturday packages are SOLD OUT!
Both the Brunch & Brew, and the Brewery & Distillery Tour packages are booked for 2/14/15.
As of 2/2/15, we still have a handful of Brunch & Brew packages available for Sunday 2/15/15!
Don't delay- these will sell out too! BOOK HERE Your Valentine will thank you!
***Read the rest of this post on HeidiTown.com
The benefit of our Brunch and Brew package is the you get to spend a FULL DAY
in the Sweetheart City, Loveland, CO!
***The NoCo Short Bus will pick you up at 9:45am and return you to the pick-up location around 2:00pm. After your tour, you'll have enough time to get in some shopping, and take advantage of the specials in your gift bag, then head to dinner. Be sure to book your Valentine's dinner ASAP, and Loveland is a popular place to dine!
BOOK ASAP-- packages will sell out soon!
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“My Big Date” reveals beer brunch pairing menu for their Loveland Valentine’s Day package
Loveland, Colorado January 13, 2015 – My Big Date is an opportunity for couples to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Sweetheart City of Loveland, Colorado.
My Big Date includes two packages, a Brunch & Brew option or a Brewery & Spirits Tour taking place over Valentine’s Day weekend, February 14 and 15, 2015.
My Big Date has revealed their brunch menu that includes delectable food items handpicked to pair with Loveland Aleworks beers.
“Our caterer, Taste, and the folks at Loveland Aleworks worked together to craft a beautiful menu that expertly matches up each course with the perfect beer,” said Kerr-Schlaefer, co-creator of My Big Date and founder of HeidiTown.com.
After My Big Date guests indulge in a coffee tasting at NOCO Artisan Coffeehouse they will be transported by NOCO Short Bus Tours to Loveland Aleworks.
“When guests arrive they will receive a signature Loveland Aleworks beermosa to start their Valentine’s Day brunch, and then the courses will be served,” said Mechelle Martz-Mayfield, owner of NOCO Short Bus Tours.
Course One: Raspberry Sour Ale served with house made cinnamon rolls.
Course Two: IPA served with breakfast quinoa with fruit compote and (a sweetened couscous topped with honey and tea-steeped dried fruit).
Course Three: Brother Marks Dubbel served with a ham, egg and pesto pocket.
Course Four: Crow Hop Collaboration beer served with sweet potato pancakes covered in ginger butter and toasted pecans.
After guests have enjoyed their brunch and have finished their beers they will have an opportunity to walk through Loveland Fire & Ice Festival on their way to Crow Hop Brewing where they will enjoy the final stop on the Brunch & Brew Package. At Crow Hop they will be treated to a unique beer and cupcake pairing that has been specially prepared by the brewers at Crow Hop and the owner/baker at B. Sweet Cupcakes.
“We are so excited to introduce people to these special Loveland businesses,” said Christine Forster, owner of My Big Day, LLC, an event planning company. “This is going to be a fun, romantic and memorable Valentine’s outing for couples.”
My Big Date is brought to you by My Big Day, LLC, NOCO Short Bus Tours, LLC and HeidiTown.com, and has been endorsed by Visit Loveland. For more information on the subject matter of the press release call Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer at (970) 213-2354, email TheMayor@HeidiTown.com or go to ValentinesDayinLoveland.com.
The My Big Date hosts are excited to announce our Valentine's Day menu! We have partnered with Loveland Aleworks and Taste Gourmet Catering to bring you a delectable brunch menu with beer pairings!
Do we hear you drooling???? Join us for the Brunch & Brew Tour on either 2/14 or 2/15.
Don't wait too long to book! Packages are limited!
The Backbone Brewhouse inside the LaQuinta Inn in Loveland has announced their dinner menu for the "My Big Date Night" Valentine packages.
This spectacular menu is for special guests who book a package for one of the many tours available with LaQuinta/Backbone Brewhouse. Packages start at just $150 per couple.
View the Laquinta Hotel/Dinner packages HERE
View the Dinner ONLY packages HERE
The business owners of HeidiTown.com, My Big Day Events and NoCo Short Bus Tours are so thankful to all the news outlets that have spread the word about our "My Big Date Night" Valentine's packages!
Visit Loveland CO has been a huge supporter! The City of Loveland is very good to small businesses, and we are grateful for their marketing of all things Valentine's Day.
Guests are joining us from around the country! Our hotels, breweries and distilleries are ready for your business!
The 3 creators of "My Big Date Night" have received a number of questions about the Valentine's packages. We thought we'd share some info with you...
If you are curious about dates, the packages are available for 4 different days/nights. You can enjoy a full day/night in Loveland over Valentine's weekend, OR the following weekend! (14-15, 21-22)
As for the hotel stays, each hotel package is for 1 night in the hotel of your choice. You can book 2 packages for 2 nights. (ex: Friday take a brewery tour and Saturday take a distillery tour). Each package is booked separately.
Regarding hotel arrangements, everything you need will be on your confirmation. We'll give your name to the hotel you book. Your room, and your dinner seating will be reserved. Your name will also be on the tour reservation, and each brewery or distillery will be expecting you!
How do I pick? Figure out what's most important to you. Is it the type of tour? Is it the day/night you have available? Or is it the hotel you stay at or dinner you have? All options are listed out for you on each, individual package.
What's in the gift bags? TONS of free stuff! If you like shopping, chocolate, and beer--- you'll love our gift bags!
That's it for now!
Feel free to EMAIL US with any additional questions.
Monroe's Lounge has announced their entertainment options for you to consider when booking your "My Big Date Night" package. The entertainment options below are included in Package 3 and Package 4.
Friday 2/14 and 2/21: Karaoke from 9pm-1am with Sounds Of The Rockies Entertainment Group
Saturday 2/15: “The Ryan Middagh Jazz Quartet” from 6pm-9pm (UNC Doctorates, amazing combo)
Saturday 2/22: “Kurt, Jen & friends”, 7pm-10pm Electric Cello, Guitar and vocals, alternative covers and originals.
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