New york proposal. all ideas welcome

posted 3 months ago in Engagement
Post # 2
713 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Off the top of my head I always thought the top of the Empire State building or the top of the Statue of Liberty would be romantic.

Maybe somewhere in central park? I heard the boathouse restaurant there is super romantic as well.

Post # 3
1619 posts
Bumble bee

I’d avoid the really touristy areas (Top of the Rock, Empire state building, etc). I wouldn’t want to be swarmed by a crowd or rushed to move along at a moment like that, and I find those types of places too crowded and noisy and full of screaming kids to be romantic. But it totally depends what type of people you are. Would she want strangers taking pix or is she a more private type? 

Personally I think it’s hard to beat a simple proposal during a stroll through the park, before or after a romantic dinner, and with champagne waiting at the hotel at the end of the night. If the weather is nice when you visit, you could plan a lovely romantic picnic. You could also take her to a musical (*cough* Hamilton), the opera, or some other favorite cultural event, and then propose at dinner afterward. 

If you have more specific things you’re looking for, let us know. 🙂 


Post # 4
1819 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

This might be a bit of an expensive suggestion, but Darling Husband once got me a helicopter ride over New York city for christmas and it was amazing. If you are looking for a spectacular way to propose I would suggest something like that!

Post # 5
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

My husband hired this awesome woman who helps plan your NYC proposal and takes photos for you! Ash Fox Photography. Her page could give you some location ideas, even if you’re not interested in getting a photographer.


Post # 6
653 posts
Busy bee

I love the view of Manhattan riding the Staten Island Ferry.  You could take the ferry over to Staten Island, and then propose on the way back with the city and the statue of liberty in the background.  Follow it up with a romantic dinner!

Post # 7
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

My husband and I took some very special trips in NYC before getting engaged, and I always thought the perfect NYC proposal would be in a rowboat in the Central Park lake. (We actually got engaged at a party with our families there, which was perfect, but DAMN those rowboats are so romantic that you almost feel like you’re getting proposed to even if you ain’t lol)

Post # 8
83 posts
Worker bee

Brooklyn botanical gardens!!!

Post # 10
3428 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

A friend proposed to his partner inside Carneig Hall. The photos looked like a De Beers advertisement.

Post # 11
570 posts
Busy bee

My friend got proposed two at Rockefeller center in front of the big tree on the skating rink.  But… that’s clearly seasonal.

Post # 12
258 posts
Helper bee

My husband proposed to me at the fountain outside Lincoln center. He did it a bit later at night and it wasn’t overly busy. The area is illuminated beautifully. Our first memorable date in NYC was going to see a performance at the Met, so that spot had lots of sentimental value to us. 

IMO, don’t pick one of the “typical” places like top of the rock. Try to think about something that has meaning to you as a couple and translate that into a setting – NYC has so much to offer. 

Post # 13
319 posts
Helper bee

The Brooklyn Bridge has beautiful views of the city. You could set up a good shot and ask a stranger to take a video (pretend it’s a photo), and you’d have a wonderful backdrop! There are still tourists there, but I *think* it is less expected than the Empire State building or rock. I personally also would like a private spot in the central park. 

Do you know if he/she/they wants a flashy or private proposal? That changes things a ton. 

Post # 14
676 posts
Busy bee

My Fiance proposed to me in nyc (we are locals) and he proposed at the bow bridge in Central Park. It’s a very beautiful spot and great for taking pictures. We went to loeb boat house for brunch and strolled through the park and ended up at bow bridge, where he proposed 🙂

Post # 15
5582 posts
Bee Keeper

I was also going to recommend the Brooklyn Bridge.  There’s so many awesome places around NYC, it doesn’t need to be an iconic spot.  I am sure there are also many beautiful rooftop locations.  One I have always wanted to visit is Gallow Green.


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