The best places to propose around the world

Considering Christmas is the most popular time for marriage proposals, you might wonder if you’ve missed your chance to pop the question this year. An engagement ring is the ultimate present, it’s true, but a proposal is wonderfully romantic at any time of year. Many people choose to propose on holiday, too. With so many exciting destinations to choose from, finding the right place to propose isn’t an easy task!


Here we reveal the best places to propose around the world so you can discover the most amazing setting to ask that very big question.

Bow Bridge, New York City

Central Park is as romantic as it gets. In fact, this wonderland is so romantic it’s a spot used regularly in films for proposals and other romantic scenes. Bow Bridge is a picturesque place that sits at the very heart of Central Park and overlooks the lake. Come rain or shine, Bow Bridge lends itself well to sharing a private moment with your loved one and popping that all-important question.

Terrass Hotel, Paris

Those wanting to enjoy a romantic scene or two a little closer to home can hop on the Eurostar or book a short haul flight to Paris. But don’t head straight to the Eiffel Tower! There are several romantic spots that provide a great setting, many of which lie outside the usual tourist traps. The Terrass Hotel in Montmartre, for instance, offers a stunning rooftop setting, with a magnificent view of the Paris skyline. The 7th floor of the Terrass Hotel isn’t the only rooftop terrace that provides spectacular views and an iconic setting for a romantic proposal as the Every Day Parisian explains:

“If you want to be encircled by all of Paris’ top sites, the best place for this is on the terrace of Les Galeries Lafayette (or its next door neighbour Printemps). The wows will start as you enter this historic department store and gaze up at its spectacular Art Nouveau stained-glass dome. Your eyes will be on visual overdose as you get to the rooftop and take in the exceptional 360-degree panorama of the city…”

Havasu Falls, Arizona

Nestled in the southwest corner of the Grand Canyon, the Havasu Falls in Arizona not only provide the perfect place to take a selfie but a magical spot to propose. This remote hideaway is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. It can be explored on foot, meaning you can find your own romantic spot among the red rocks overlooking the blue-green waters.

The Shard, London

Want to stay home to propose? Do it in style and enjoy the best view of the capital at The View From The Shard. It’s simple to organise too, thanks to The Shard’s “proposal package”. This package includes exclusive hire for 30 minutes, a personalised soundtrack, a romantically decorated area complete with rose petals and candles, two glasses of champagne, and your very own proposal concierge to make any other romantic desire a reality.

A Country House Weddings venue

With our help, you can pop the question and later say “I do” at one of the finest wedding venues in the south of England. We proudly own St Audries Park in Somerset, Clearwell Castle in Gloucestershire, Leez Priory in Essex, Gosfield Hall in Essex, and now Holmewood Hall in Cambridgeshire, each of which is the perfect setting to begin your journey to marital bliss.

Now you’re engaged, what happens next? Read more about the creative ways to announce your engagement and get started with the wedding planning musts to do right away.

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