“Will you marry me”. Probably one of the scariest phrases ever uttered by an individual. It’s a combination of words that carry with it the potential of a complete and devastating rejection, or the blissful agreement of an enduring union. So much goes into this phrase: buying a ring, getting parents agreement, arranging flash choreography (if you’re into big productions); but probably one of the most important details to this potentially magical moment is location. Not only does well planned and romantic environments help set the mood for a positive outcome, but it also makes this nerve wracking moment a little bit more bearable (and arguably more memorable). If you think about it, what does every lover wants his or her proposal to be? Romantic (which will hopefully result in a “Yes”)! Few things can help make this moment more romantic than location. So, from a glowing beach in the Maldives to a spectacular flower garden in the Netherlands, we bring you 25 Romantic Places To Ask Someone To Marry You.
On a gondola in Venice, Italy
Nicknamed the “honeymoon city”, Venice is one of the most romantic cities in the world. For ultimate romance, propose to your sweetheart while sailing on one of the local renowned gondolas.
In front of the Hluboka Castle, Czech Republic
Located in southern Czech Republic, the Hluboka Castle ranks among the most beautiful castles in Europe.
In Central Park, New York City, USA
The Big Apple is not just about pompous skyscrapers and crowded tourist sites. Take your beloved to Central Park and propose on an isolated bridge.
Under the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
An Eiffel Tower proposal might not be as original as some other tips on this list but it still works. Who could resist being proposed to under the iconic structure of the City of Lovers?
On the top of Trolltunga, Norway
If you prefer a natural background, take your partner to Norway and amaze them by proposing at the top of Trolltunga, a unique horizontal cliff overlooking lake Ringedalsvatnet.
At a bioluminescent beach, Maldives
Proposing to your beloved at a beach is usually romantic enough but if you want your proposal to be really special, make it at the Maldivian Vaadhoo Island whose beach is famous for its mesmerizing marine bioluminescence display.
In Lisbon, Portugal
One of the oldest cities in the world, Lisbon is known for its romantic atmosphere, picturesque streets and red rooftops. Proposing after a little stroll in the historical center of this beautiful city is guaranteed success.
In an ice cave in Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland
Few places in the world will give you the same magical feeling as the ice caves in the Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland. A proposal made in one of these caves will never be forgotten.
In Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA
If the Grand Canyon is too touristy and well-worn for you, take your future fiance to the Antelope Canyon in north Arizona. The canyon’s flowing and colorful patterns will no doubt be a mind-blowing experience.
On Santorini, Greece
Situated just about 200 km (120 miles) from Greece´s mainland, Santorini is one the most beautiful islands in the world. Its picturesque little houses with blue rooftops are a perfect background for an epic proposal.
In front of Taj Mahal in Agra, India
What can be more romantic than a proposal in front of this iconic Indian structure that is also a world-famous memento of love?
Under Uluru, Australia
Sacred to aboriginal people of the area, Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is the most famous natural landmark in Australia. What makes this place even more fascinating (and suitable for an unforgettable proposal) is the fact that the rock seems to change colors.
In the Love Park in Philadelphia, USA
Few urban places are as fitting for a romantic proposal as the Love Park in Philly. Dominated by the Love sculpture, the park is basically dedicated to such things.
In Zermatt, Switzerland
If you and your partner love mountains, consider the Alps and book a hotel in Zermatt. Proposal made in this scenic mountain town with the iconic Matterhorn as the backdrop is sure to cause a lasting impression.
On Mahé, Seychelles
In recent years, Seychelles have become synonymous with a tropical paradise. Surrounded by the Indian Ocean’s crystal clear waters, the spectacular island of Mahé is a great place for a romantic proposal.
At Keukenhof, Netherlands
Few things are more romantic than flower so making your proposal at Keukenhof, one of the largest and most famous flower gardens in the world, is a sure bet for a romantic experience.
Under the sea at the Great Barrier Reef, Australia
If you want your proposal to be unusual but still romantic, consider a scuba dive at the Great Barrier Reef. Surrounded by breathtaking marine wildlife, it’ll be an experience that will most likely end in a “yes”.
At Palace of Versailles, France
There are many romantic places in France and the Palace of Versailles is definitely one of them. Located about 20 km (12 miles) from Paris, the palace was once a symbol of absolute monarchy and now ranks among the most popular sites of the country.
At Red Seabeach in Panjin, China
Red is the color of love and if you want to propose to your partner with this color all around you, take them to the city of Panjin in north-eastern China which is home to the Red Seabeach, an unusual wetland overgrown with a unique red grass species.
In front of Belvedere Palace in Vienna, Austria
One of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Vienna is another destination popular with lovers. Belvedere, a large historical complex consisting of two Baroque palaces, is an ideal place for a remarkable proposal.
On Bora Bora Island, French Polynesia
Considered the most beautiful island in the world by many travelers, Bora Bora provides the ultimate romance for any romantic occasion. Proposing to your beloved on this wonderful piece of land will be a life-changing experience for sure.
In Kyoto, Japan
Compared to the bustle of Japan’s capital city of Tokyo, Kyoto moves at a slow pace. Hundreds of local shrines, temples and peaceful traditional Japanese gardens will provide the right atmosphere for your long-planned proposal.
On top of Machu Picchu, Peru
Overlooking the Sacred Valley in south Peru, Machu Picchu is the most popular landmark in South America and one of the most famous mountains in the world. Make a proposal to your sweetheart on the very top of it and you will be sure to get a positive answer.
In front of the Florence Cathedral, Italy
Undoubtedly, Florence is one of the most romantic cities on Earth, attracting couples from all over the world. Propose to your partner in front of the monumental cathedral, right in the heart of this historical city.
On Bentota Beach, Sri Lanka
After a romantic stroll through the renowned Sri Lankan tea fields, take your beloved to the Bentota Beach, wait for the sunset and make your proposal. Can’t get any more romantic than that.