6 Perfect Places to Propose in Seattle
If you’re planning a marriage proposal for that special someone, it’s likely you’ll be facing a lot of decisions to make sure it’s a moment you’ll treasure for the rest of your life. You’ll be thinking about the words to use, when to do it, maybe even what to wear, but you also need to decide where to do it. You will know instinctively if it’s something you want to do in a public place or in a more intimate setting, but it can be tricky to find a balance between romance and cliché. To inspire your inner romantic, here are 6 ideas for your marriage proposal.
1. Bloedel Reserve
Just a ferry ride from the city is the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island which offers a unique and truly beautiful natural landscape for your proposal. It was once a wild forest but is now a collection of curated gardens, flowers, paths and structures to bring us back in touch with nature. The area is 150 acres of beauty, so you’re sure to find a secluded spot to make your own.
2. Snoqualmie Falls
Just half an hour from Seattle is the Snoqualmie River which is home to the incredible Snoqualmie Falls. This 300-ft waterfall attracts millions of visitors every year. There is an observation area which provides the perfect platform for you to pop the question. If you choose to visit later, there are lights which illuminate the water and you can even spend the night in the luxury Salish Lodge to finish the day in style. Visit the Snoqualmie Falls website for some great photos of the Falls.
3. Breath-taking Hot Air Balloon Ride
Take them up into the clouds and combine this memorable day with a once-in-a-lifetime experience in a private Seattle hot air balloon ride with Seattle Ballooning. You and your love can fly at sunrise or sunset and enjoy incredible views over rivers, lakes, farmland as well as the Seattle skyline and a close-up view of Mount Rainier. To make your ride extra special, Seattle Ballooning provides a rare bottle of 2011 reserve champagne and award winning baked goods.
4. Peaceful Japanese Garden
Seattle is home to one of the oldest Japanese gardens in North America and it provides a stunning backdrop for your proposal. The Japanese Garden is at the south of the Washington Park Arboretum where you’ll find 3.5 acres of winding paths, stones, water, bridges, buildings, lanterns plants, animals and benches. There are plenty of peaceful and intimate spaces for the big moment and you can even take a tour to learn about the gardens.
5. Watch a Sunset at the Golden Gardens
Ballard’s Golden Gardens Park offers some of the most beautiful sunsets as the light shines over the waters of the Puget Sound against the backdrop of the Olympic Mountains. Keep things simple with an evening stroll before you get down on one knee when the moment is right.
6. The Space Needle
It’s a classic, but the Space Needle’s observation deck is perfect when you want your significant other to feel on top of the world both literally and emotionally. Take in the sights of downtown Seattle, the mountains and surrounding scenery, ask them that important question before celebrating in the wine bar.