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5 Romantic Cities to Pop the Question | Proposal Inspiration

For anyone planning to ask their very special someone that very special question, we have picked out some of the most romantic city destinations and proposal ideas, to help you create your perfect “Will you marry me?”moment that neither of you will ever forget...

1) The Wow Proposal 

If you are looking to make a grand romantic gesture with a real Wow factor, we highly recommend making your proposal in San Francisco. With so many famous landmarks, this vibrant city is the perfect setting for 21st century romance whilst simultaneously evoking a romantic nostalgia – even if you’ve never been. The city offers a plethora of unforgettable proposal spots but for us the iconic view of the Golden Gate bridge top the list. Book the Penthouse Suite at the Harbor Court San Francisco hotel and let their expert team assist you in curating your perfect proposal experience.

2) A 5-Star Proposal

Located in the heart of Shanghai, the 5-star Fairmont Peace Hotel is a luxurious Art Deco masterpiece which has exuded class and sophistication since 1929, and it is still one of the city’s most sought-after properties today. For the ultimate 5-star proposal, the hotel's Cathay Room is one of Shanghai’s premier dining destinations, and its intimate balcony for two is known for being one of the most romantic places to wine and dine in the city and is famous for proposals.

3) A Classic Proposal


Renown as one of the most romantic cities in the world, Venice has long been a favourite destination for amorous bachelors hoping to get that all important ‘Yes’. Take a private water taxi through the city taking in the famous sights such as St. Mark's Square, Palazzo Ducale and the Bridge of Sighs as you choose your perfect moment to propose.

4) The Ultimate Romantic Proposal 

Cobbled streets, old castles and stunning opera houses make Vienna one of Europe’s most romantic cities. For the ultimate romantic proposal, take your own private Fiaker – horse-drawn carriage – and take a ride through the city streets to to Vienna’s famous Giant Ferris Wheel. Here your private luxury cabin will be beautifully decorated to create the perfect intimate ambience for your very special romantic moment, complete with Champagne, canapés and breath-taking views of the city. 

5) The Proposal Party

For some couples a proposal should be a public declaration of love, and what more exhilarating experience can you imagine than asking that make or break question in front of all your close family and friends? London is the perfect party city and boasting the title of 'World's Best Bar' for four years running, Artesian at The Langham is a great venue so start planning your party and writing those invites…