The Perfect Proposal: 6 Romantic Hotels for Getting Down on One Knee
Sure, your wedding day may be the most memorable day of your life, but there's still plenty of pressure for the precursor proposal to be a noteworthy occasion. It can be an intimidating undertaking, and many choose to pop the question in a special place so the whole experience feels particularly luxe. Fortunately, numerous hotels have picked up on both the need for something special and the need for a little help; from offering proposal packages with diamonds already included, to lending a helping hand with customized engagement plans, these six resorts go the extra mile in (almost) guaranteeing engagement success.
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City
Nestled in the heart of Old Quebec, the Fairmont Le Chateau has lured celebrities and reality show stars with its charm. It was even the spot where NFL Quarterback Jesse Palmer and his lady love Tara enjoyed a date on ABC's The Bachelor. This seductive resort provides breathtaking pop-the-question scenic backdrops of the St.Lawrence River. Toast your happily-ever-after at the hotel's wine and cheese bar before heading back to the luxurious Van Horne suite for a night to remember.
Stowe Mountain Lodge, Vermont
The staff at the Stowe Mountain Lodge, one of New England's most romantic resorts, will climb a mountain to ensure your proposal fantasy comes to life. Engagement coaches (yes, coaches!) at the resort help couples cross the finish line into marriage with adventure. Lead your lady (or man!) to an engagement ring treasure with a snowshoe scavenger hunt, or pop the question during a romantic sleigh ride or ice climbing excursion. If you want something a bit more low key, try a candlelight dinner for two to set the mood for a 'will you?' moment.
Langham Hotel Boston
At the Langham Hotel, things will just 'click' for newlyweds-to-be. The staff at this Boston hotel promises to assist in making your fiance-to-be feel like a celeb by providing red carpet treatment. If you choose the engagement package, expect the paparazzi to show up just at the bended knee moment. Need a ring? No sweat. The staff even offers assistance finding the perfect diamond from Shreve, Crump & Low. This one-of-a-kind proposal package may also lure the happy couple to return for the big day with wedding reception discounts.
Bellagio, Las Vegas
At the Bellagio, you'll never be dealt a bad hand... well, at least in the getting-engaged-department. (We can't speak so much for the gambling department, though). This over-the-top Vegas hotel can create a winning proposal without a hitch. Imagine standing on rose petals while overlooking the resort's Tuscan-inspired landscape from an Italian balcony. The moment your lady luck says "yes" -- cue the famous Bellagio fountains! But the romance doesn't end there. The staff will have a dozen long stemmed roses and champagne flutes ready to go. We'd place our bets that after this proposal, your fiance will swear (s)he just hit the jackpot.
Casa Marina Resort - a Waldorf Astoria Resort, Key West
If you're ready to hand off the key to your heart, what better place than the Florida Keys? Casa Marina offers plenty of water activities for a perfect sunset-themed proposal. The hotel works in conjunction with Key West Water Sports to provide equipment rentals. If you really want to take your lover's breath away, try an underwater proposal with rented snorkel gear. Water skis, kayaks, and sailboats are also up for grabs -- just make sure you have a tight grasp on that sparkler!
Turtle Bay Resort, Oahu
Located on Oahu's north shore, the Turtle Bay Resort is easy to fall in love with. This beachy paradise has even managed to swoon Hollywood. (The resort was featured in films like Forgetting Sarah Marshall.) But don't be intimidated by the celebrity buzz -- you can easily plan your own blockbuster-worthy engagement that will make your fiance feel like a star. Pop the question after a relaxing couples massage 0r a horseback ride at sunset. If you'd prefer to get down on bended knee in the privacy of your own guest room at the hotel, the staff can arrange for rose petals and orchid flowers to help your love life bloom.
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