7 Most Romantic Proposal Spots in The World
Popping the question is a life-changing moment, and picking the right spot to do so is as important as choosing your wedding venue. While our sunny island holds its own when it comes to romantic and gorgeous proposal spots, the world is still your oyster. There is a myriad of romantic spots all over the globe for you to propose to the love of your life in the best way possible.
We’ve gathered seven of the top, romantic spots in the world to inject additional romance and magic as you take one of the biggest steps of your life.
Oia, Santorini, Greece
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Santorini, Greece is a popular choice for proposal venues and rightfully so. With its iconic white-washed walls, striking blue domes, spectacular sunset views and the Amoudi Bay, Oia has some of the most picturesque spots on the planet and it’s dreamy island atmosphere only adds to the romance.
Tip: Sunset proposals in Greece are not to be missed. Book a table at a restaurant on one of the calderas for the best spots or drop by Sunset Taverna—the best position for a sunset view—at Amoudi Bay.
Amalfi Coast, Italy
Brimming with beauty, Amalfi Coast is one of Italy’s jewels and a UNESCO World Heritage site. With stunning landscapes of mountains, sea, pebbled beaches and extraordinary architecture, one will be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a proposal spot. However, there are various towns within the coast such as Positano with its pebbled beach or Ravello with its Terrace of Infinity.
Tip: For Instagram-worthy shots with the Spiaggia Grande as your backdrop, opt to propose at the beach, on a boat facing the harbour or from Franco’s Bar – be sure to get there early as the best seats in the house can fill up quickly.
The Shard, London
A 95-storey tall building, The Shard is a relatively new addition to the city’s skyline. Boasting some of the best views in the city, The Shard has quickly gained itself the reputation as a romantic destination and popular proposal spot. With its restaurants and hotels, you can opt to book a table or a room for your proposal or pop the question on the viewing gallery at level 72.
Tip: As a tourist attraction, the crowd is a concern. However, because there isn’t a time-limit you can always wait for the right moment. If you’re looking for exclusivity and a one-of-a-kind experience, opt for The Shard’s proposal package.
Perfect for the outdoorsy couple, Table Mountain is one of South Africa’s most famous landmarks that holds some of the most spectacular views. Here, you can choose to pop the question surrounded by the magnificence of Mother Nature as you watch to welcome the sunset or sunrise or in the cable-car to the mountain. However, do note that the cable-car rotates 360-degrees on the way up.
Tip: Afternoon bookings for the cableway is recommended for a quieter experience or opt for the sunset special for a magical touch to your proposal.
Taj Mahal, Agra, India
One of the world’s architectural beauties, the Taj Mahal is the perfect venue for romantics. Its stunning architecture of delicately carved marble will only add to the romance and mystery of your proposal. However, do note that it may be quite a challenge to pop the question at the main complex because of the crowd.
Tip: To avoid the crowds, drop by at dawn right when it opens. Otherwise, the Mehtab Bagh complex may serve as a suitable alternative. It offers the view of the Taj Mahal, perfect for framing your photo accordingly.
Central Park, New York City, USA
With somewhat of a celebrity status, Central Park is known worldwide for its beauty. Stunning all year round, you’re free to drop by the park any time of the year and considering its size, take your pick from the variety of romantic and picturesque spots to pop the question – from The Carousel and stone bridges to castle terraces to a summerhouse.
Tip: For a more intimate setting opt for Wagner Cove, The Pool or Dene Summerhouse.
What’s a list of popular proposal spots without the City of Love and Light? Filled with iconic landmarks, luxurious hotels and charming square, pop the question in private or public without losing the romantic and classy vibe. Some of the classic spots in Paris include the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and the Notre Dame Cathedral. However, if you’re looking for a less than traditional venue, the Cherry Blossom tree in the Square Jean XXIII by the Notre Dame Cathedral is a possible option.
Tip: For a full-length shot of the Eiffel Tower as your proposal backdrop, pop the question at the Trocadéro gardens.
So if you’re looking to pop the question anytime soon, you know which countries to visit!