Proposing to the one you love will be one of the most exciting and nerve-racking things you ever do, so you’ll want the experience to be as special and memorable as possible. This will mean putting a lot of thought into the details, such as when and where you plan to pop the question.
There’s an abundance of options for you to choose from when picking the right location — for example, there may be a place that’s particularly special to you both, or a landmark that you know the love of your life adores. Alternatively, you might be looking for somewhere entirely new that offers a beautifully romantic atmosphere. If that’s the case, here are seven possibilities to consider…
A hot air balloon
What could be more romantic than soaring above your home county and admiring the fantastic views below as you sip champagne? Virgin Balloon Flights offers a range of romantic gift packages that allow you to arrange a balloon ride for just the two of you. This will allow you to enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime experience properly, and — excluding your pilot — there’ll be no added pressure of having an audience.
The London Eye
Take in the sights of London while enjoying a bottle of champagne and luxury chocolates with a Cupid’s Capsule package from the Coca-Cola London Eye. The package includes priority boarding, so there’ll be no waiting around once you get to the wheel, as well as a personal host who will help to make sure that your entire proposal goes off without a hitch.
Arrange your London Eye experience for a night time, so you’ll be able to see the lights of the city sparkle in the distance, which will make your special moment even more romantic.
On a river cruise
If you would like to make your proposal particularly extravagant, why not whisk your loved one a way on a river cruise? The beauty of river cruises is that they take minimal planning on your part, so you can rest easy knowing you’ll wake up in a beautiful location each day without any hassle. The River Cruise Line’s Bavaria and the Romantic Rhine cruise is perfect for this. It’s a 9-day trip that takes you through the heart of Europe, and offers excursions that you’re both sure to adore.
The Fountain of Love, Berkshire
Located in the gardens of Cliveden House in Berkshire, the Fountain of Love is a beautiful landmark that exudes historical romance. Cliveden House itself is a five-star country house hotel, making it the perfect place to stay if you would like to plan a weekend away. There’s also a whole host of things to do in the area — from spending a couple of hours in the spa to taking a boat trip along the Thames. Then, when you’re ready to pop the question, all you have to do is take a stroll through the gardens and get down on one knee in front of the aptly named fountain.
The Lake District
The Lake District is arguably one of the most beautiful places in the UK. So, if your loved one is a fan of the great outdoors, then there’s no better place to propose. You could choose any of the beautiful spots suggested by the Lake District National Park Authority. Or, you could hire a rowing or motorised boat from Coniston Boating Centre, so your special moment is guaranteed to be private.
On top of a mountain
If you’re an adventurous couple with a love for the great outdoors, proposing on a mountain peak will make you feel both literally and figuratively on top of the world. If you’re an experienced hiker, Ben Nevis — Britain’s highest peak — is ideal as it offers stunning views that will take your breath away. Or, if you don’t fancy too much of a physical challenge, check out Walk Highlands’ pick of the 10 easier Munros that are more suitable for those early in their hillwalking career.
At an aquarium
If your partner is fascinated by the sea and the creatures that live within it, proposing at an aquarium is a fantastic idea. Certain aquariums, such as SEA LIFE London, offer proposal packages that include a diver inside a tank holding up a “Will you marry me?” sign. This is sure to surprise your beloved and melt their heart. What more could you wish for?
All of these ideas will guarantee that your proposal becomes one of the most memorable moments of your lives. Now all you have to do is choose a ring and you’ll be ready to go!