Top 10 places in the world to pop the question

Congratulations! You’ve decided you want to spend the rest of your life with your partner. But before the rigorous wedding planning can begin, you first need to figure out how you’re going to pop the question. On top of a mountain? Under the sea? Or in a romantic restaurant, with violin music playing in the background? To help inspire you, we’ve put together a list of romantic – and unconventional – places for you to pop the question to your loved one. Good luck!

New York

New York is one of the world’s most romantic cities, making it an ideal place to propose to your partner. Among the obvious places to pop the question, such as the Empire State Building and Central Park, there are some other unconventional locations too, like the Rose Center for Earth and Space.

Central Park

The Maldives

Soft sand and sparkling turquoise waters are the signature elements of the Maldives, which lends itself to the perfect proposal spot. Picture you and your loved one reclining on the beach as the sun sets, and their delighted expression as you pull out the ring.


Paris is a classically romantic destination, with its cityscape acting as a beguiling background for your proposal. Imagine overlooking Paris from the Eiffel Tower and the expression on your partner’s face as you get down on one knee…


Las Vegas

Over the years, Las Vegas has enticed couples to be daring, by offering ‘shotgun wedding’ services. For a reasonable fee Elvis will even marry you! For some time Sin City seemed a cheesy place to tie the knot but now a resurgence in Las Vegas weddings makes this city one hell of a place to pop the question. You could even be married the same day!


India is vibrant and energetic, with a culture steeped in history. Allow yourselves to be caught up in the country’s positivity, which will set the scene for any romantic proposal.


Oozing elegance and charm, Venice has played host to countless couples who have agreed to tie the knot. Make a statement and declare your love in Saint Mark’s Square, or escape from the hustle and bustle at the Dolomite Mountains. Either way, you and your partner are guaranteed and unforgettable moment together.



Whether from the top of the London Eye or in one of the city’s romantic restaurants, London offers a host of beautiful and exciting places to pledge your love. Keep it an intimate affair or go big; whatever you decide, London will accommodate.


In recent years, Japan has become a destination favoured by romantic couples. What could be more wonderful than proposing to your partner on the top of Mt. Fuji? For added ambiance, make sure you travel during blossom season, where Japan is awash in vibrant colours.

Mount Fuji

San Francisco

Appealing to trendy couples, San Francisco could be a top contender for you and your partner. Pop the question at the top of the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel in the hotel’s sky lounge, where the stunning views will awe you both. Or why not propose in Golden Gate Park, the city’s incredible landmark?

South Africa

South Africa is laden with romance and adventure, making it a wonderful destination for you to declare your undying love. Take your loved one out on a safari and combine your proposal with views of the ‘Big Five’, resulting in one unforgettable experience.


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  1. Rose says:

    I definitely second the recommendation of South Africa. The sights and sounds will take her breath away as much as the proposal will!

  2. Dublin. You missed Dublin.

    When I pondered this question, it occurred to me that the chosen spot needed longevity; ie. there needs to be a good chance that it will still be there to re-visit on your 60th wedding anniversary. Perhaps the Maldives (global warming) & Las Vegas (always re-inventing itself) should be ruled out.

    I took my GF to Dublin for a weekend break. My location choices were, the grounds of Trinity College if sunny. The historic Bewleys Tea House (Grafton St) if raining.

    It was raining. She said ‘yes’ and we spent the rest of the day shopping for a ring in the old jewellers shops. :)

  3. Ash says:

    Venice would have to our pick of these places to pop the question followed by a close 2nd being London.

    Is Paris now losing it’s status as the most romantic city in the world?

  4. Jon Haraty says:

    I agree with Rose. There is nothing like the top of Table Mountain or being on safari with elephants and lions for witnesses. Asking on a beach in Zanzibar, Tanzania isn’t a bad spot either.

  5. Becki says:

    If i ever get a proposal, I don’t want it to be in Paris!! But I’m glad Japan is on the list as that would be an incredible backdrop for the special moment!

  6. Ricky says:

    You forgot Prague!
    With it’s Gothic backdrop of the biggest castle in the world. Prague also boasts idyllic views, a central river, fantastic wine, incredible art, and grand countryside retreats. It’s not expensive and such a great city vibe.

  7. Nicolas says:

    Being myself a marriage proposal consultant in Paris, with more than 1200 extravagant marriage proposals planned since 2006, I can confirm that the City of Light is the top destination for a romantic proposal. Many spectacular experiences are available to pop the question in Paris in an memorable way: Cinderella’s carriage appearing at the Eiffel Tower with a magical glass slipper, dinner-cruise with 1000 red roses falling from the Pont des Arts, white dove fyling with a message of love, four airplanes drawing a giant white heart in the sky, etc.

    But please don’t propose while visiting the Eiffel Tower! A “touristic proposal” on an overcrowded tower is not what a lady is waiting for!


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