Seeking something romantic but still unique for Valentines Day? Get away from the ordinary, overpriced wine and cheese gimmicks and head over to The Vault for their unusual yet exquisite celebration of love, The Vault: Silk and Chocolate!

One of the newer jewels in downtown Tampa's burgeoning Arts District, the Vault is a versatile and stunning venue. This historical, neo-classical building built in 1919 was originally the home of the Exchange National Bank. The Vault's elegant architecture retains old-fashioned charm yet still offers up-to-the-minute contemporary amenities.

Featuring a soaring 35-foot tall ornamental ceiling with intricate medallion designs, this delightful space also offers floor to ceiling windows with a breathtaking view of the Tampa skyline. Enjoy the Jazz Age once more in the restored 1920's era lounge areas - and you won't want to miss experiencing the historic walk-in vault!

The Vault is not only a showstopping event venue, but it's also home to one of Tampa's most exciting chefs, Chef Gui Alinat. A veteran of the culinary scene with an excellent worldwide reputation, Chef Gui creates a mouthwatering selection of menus tailored to the needs of your event, whether cutting edge wedding, corporate milestone, or delectable brunch extravaganza.

The Vault: Silk and Chocolate will be an evening of scintillating live music and unique entertainment, sexy hand-crafted artisanal cocktails, and sultry food samplings. Arrive in style with complimentary valet parking, and enjoy a delicious champagne cocktail on the house to kick things off right. Exotic musicians, dancers, and performance artists from around the world will ensure non-stop entertainment throughout the evening. Explore the various elegantly decorated food stations for a sampling of Chef Gui's best plates. Gasp in surprised delight at the unveiling of the decadent dessert buffet, featuring luxe reimaginings of all things chocolate. 

This intimate and extraordinary event is sure to sell out, so make your reservations now! Visit 813area for more information - and stay tuned for more ideas on how to stay in the romance mood all year long!

Cover photo from Vault of Love