The Perfect Places to Propose This Spring

The Perfect Places to Propose This Spring

So, you’ve decided that your partner is the one, and you know you want to pop the question, but how can you plan your proposal to avoid any mishaps and ensure it’s the perfect moment? A truly great marriage proposal can be tough to think of. You want to be original, but you don’t want to overdo it.

You want your partner to say yes, and you’ll also want to make sure your proposal is very unique to your relationship. Keep in mind: Every proposal will be fantastic if you put all the unique details of your relationship into it. However, if you’re planning on popping the question, there’s one thing you definitely need to know. Having told people you’re now engaged, the first thing everyone will ask your soon-to-be fiancé is, “How did he propose?”. Whilst most men won’t even make eye contact while mumbling “Congrats”, women will sit around for hours discussing the details and every other aspect of your performance in minute detail.

Belfast

Belfast is well-known for its vast Christmas markets that sit in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. Next, take a trip to the northern coast of Ireland, where you can cross the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge with your loved one or retrace the steps of a giant at the causeway. Finally, for an impressive proposal spot, you should head to the top of Victoria Square in the city centre. Here you will find the Dome. Pop the question here for 360-degree views of Belfast as a backdrop, featuring the Prince Albert Clock and Scrabo tower. You can also visit The Dark Hedges — a romantic passageway of intertwined trees planted in the 18th century and featured on Game of Thrones.

Barcelona

The outstanding view of the city is best at sunrise; however, if you and your partner can’t face getting up that early, you can head there for sunset instead. Then, with a panoramic view of the city behind you, pop the question to your other half to make it a moment to remember.

Los Bunkers del Carmel is a hidden gem with a beautiful view in Barcelona. It is now considered a viewing platform by many, but it was once part of the anti-aircraft battery used during the Spanish Civil War. Unfortunately, no transport takes you to the very top. Instead, you can get the metro to Alfons X and walk 30 minutes from here, or you could get the bus from the city centre and take you closer to the top where you will have to walk around 10 minutes.

Prague

Prague is known for its exhilarating nightlife and stag and hen attractions. Petrin Hill is surrounded by gardens, and you can take a funicular to the top that departs from Ujezd Street in the Malá Strana. On top of the hill, there is an observation tower, designed to be a mini version of the Parisian Eiffel Tower, where you must climb 299 steps to reach the top to be rewarded with 360-degree views. You could pop the question in any of the beautifully landscaped gardens or head to a restaurant in Petřín park such as Nebozizek, which overlooks the Old Town, Prague Castle, Charles Bridge and Vltava River.

France

Skiing is an exciting winter holiday for couples, and with an extra-long season from the end of November to the first week of May, Val D’Isère is a popular choice of location. Nowadays, more Britons choose to take their annual skiing holiday here than anywhere else in the world. Part of their popularity lies in their differing slopes — there are pistes for all abilities, and if your other half discovers that skiing is not for them, you can head to La Folie Douce (the famous après-ski bar).

There are jaw-dropping views aplenty as you head to the top of the slopes and are surrounded by outstanding views of the mountains. But, for a proposal, you might want to head somewhere warmer. One place to do this is at La Grande Ourse, a restaurant situated on Mont Chèry. They offer an authentic fine dining experience where you can get your own personal chauffeur to take you up the mountain in a Kassböhrer (a specialised snow trailer). Here, you can be met with views from an altitude of 1725m and enjoy a five-course meal in the restaurant.

Brighton, United Kingdom

There are opportunities for everyone, including sailing lessons, seas fishing and diving. Still, if land is more your cup of tea, the marina village hosts an eight-screen cinema, large bowling complex, restaurants, cafes and bars. Described as ‘London by the sea’, Brighton is only 50 minutes outside the hustle-bustle of the nation’s capital and a mere 30 minutes from Gatwick airport. So if you’re staying overnight and planning on booking a Brighton Hotel, then we can ensure that you’ll be spoilt for choice!

Home to famous residents, including former boxer Chris Eubank and music guru Fatboy Slim, the seaside resort has so much to offer anyone looking for a fantastic place to pop the question within the UK. So what’s not to love? Why not propose over the beautiful backdrop of the Brighton pier? As well as being extraordinarily scenic, here, you’ll also find the nation’s largest yacht harbour, with 126 acres offering berthing for up to 1300 vessels.

Reykjavik

Reykjavik has become a popular winter holiday destination with all visitors in recent years. It’s an ideal place to visit with your other half and offers the perfect balance between beautiful landscapes and quirky bars and restaurants. One unforgettable backdrop to a proposal would be the northern lights, visible from Iceland. The best time to see the lights is from October to March, when the sky is clearer.

You don’t have to book an excursion to see the lights. They can often be seen at Grotta lighthouse, situated outside of downtown Reykjavic where light pollution is low. You can walk here, but if you have hired a car, it could be best to drive to the spot due to the cold temperatures. For a romantic proposal, pop the question outdoors with the lights dancing behind you or for a more private setting, ask the question in the warmth of your car.

The best proposal ideas won’t just make your future wife ecstatic; you’ll also become the best future husband ever in the eyes of all of her closest friends and family!

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