10 Best Places to Propose in Delaware (2023)

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by Suzanne Sachs  5 min read



Delaware is full of perfect places to propose. Whether you and the person you love are enthusiasts for beaches, museums, parks, gardens, estates, natural scenic beauty, or good food and wine, there’s a beautiful spot to create a lifetime of memories. This guide describes some of the best places in Delaware to ask that special person to marry you.


In this guide we will explain the following:

  • Romantic Locations in Delaware
  • Bethany Beach
  • Nemours Estate - Wilmington
  • Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk
  • Historic New Castle
  • Brandywine Creek State Park
  • Beautiful Beaches
  • Lewes Beach
  • Cape Henlopen State Park
  • Fenwick Island State Park
  • Outdoor Gardens and Museums to Propose in Delaware
  • Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
  • Delaware Art Museum
  • Best Places to Propose in Delaware


Romantic Locations in Delaware

1. Bethany Beach

This charming coastal town is known for its family-friendly atmosphere, wide sandy beaches, and scenic boardwalk. Proposing on the sandy shores of Bethany Beach, perhaps during a sunrise or sunset stroll, with the colorful sky reflecting on the ocean, can create a magical and unforgettable moment.


2. Nemours Estate - Wilmington

This stunning mansion and gardens, located in Wilmington, features formal French gardens, a reflecting pool, and beautifully landscaped grounds. Proposing amidst the romantic ambiance of Nemours Estate, perhaps near the fountain or under the shade of a tree, can create a memorable moment.



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3. Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk

The iconic boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, lively shops, and delicious eateries. Proposing at sunset on the boardwalk, with the sound of the waves crashing and the golden sun dipping below the horizon, can be incredibly romantic.


4. Historic New Castle

This charming town, located on the Delaware River, is known for its well-preserved colonial architecture and cobblestone streets. Proposing amidst the historic charm of New Castle, perhaps in front of one of the historic homes or near the picturesque Green, can create a timeless and romantic atmosphere.


5. Brandywine Creek State Park

This scenic park, located in Wilmington, offers miles of hiking trails, lush forests, and tranquil streams. Proposing amidst the natural beauty of Brandywine Creek State Park, perhaps at one of the picturesque overlooks or near the banks of the Brandywine Creek, can create a romantic and intimate moment.


Beautiful Beaches

6. Lewes Beach

This quaint coastal town offers pristine beaches, scenic dunes, and panoramic views of the Delaware Bay. Proposing on the sandy shores of Lewes Beach, with the sound of seagulls overhead and the gentle ocean breeze, can create a memorable and romantic moment.


7. Cape Henlopen State Park

Located near Lewes, this scenic state park boasts stunning beaches, sand dunes, and nature trails. Proposing on the sandy shores of Cape Henlopen Beach, with views of the Delaware Bay and the historic Cape Henlopen Lighthouse in the distance, can create a picturesque and memorable moment.


8. Fenwick Island State Park

Situated on a barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Little Assawoman Bay, this state park offers pristine beaches, sand dunes, and panoramic ocean views. Proposing on the sandy shores of Fenwick Island Beach, with the sound of the waves crashing and the salty sea breeze in the air, can create a romantic and intimate atmosphere.



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Outdoor Gardens and Museums to Propose in Delaware

Delaware is full of romantic gardens, and museums. These are some especially romantic locations for a proposal on a romantic walk, viewing gardens or enjoying a glass of wine or champagne in a secluded spot for the perfect proposal.

9. Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

This historic estate, located in Wilmington, features a world-class museum, stunning gardens, and scenic walking trails. Proposing amidst the beauty of Winterthur's gardens, perhaps near the Enchanted Woods or in the Sundial Garden, can create a romantic and memorable setting. A photographer could arrange to be on hand to discreetly capture the special “yes” moment.


10. Delaware Art Museum

This renowned art museum, located in Wilmington, features a diverse collection of artworks spanning centuries and cultures. Proposing amidst the artistic ambiance of the Delaware Art Museum, perhaps in front of a favorite painting or sculpture, can create a unique and memorable moment.


Best Places to Propose in Delaware

While it can be tempting to get wrapped up in elaborate proposal plans, sometimes the very best way to ask the question is a classic, heartfelt, on-one-knee moment. Whatever you and your soon-to-be fiance or fiancee enjoy, Delaware has beautiful and memorable places to propose. Make one of these romantic locations your special place by proposing with the perfect vintage engagement ring.


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Suzanne Sachs

Suzanne has always believed vintage rings can change lives. She's been in the jewelry industry for over 35 years, working with vintage jewelers, diamond dealers, diamond cutters, and gemologists. Suzanne started Artdecodiamonds in 2000 and understood the demand for vintage rings throughout the world. She ultimately started VintageDiamondRing.com in 2014, and understands each vintage ring is a reflection of you – your history, your relationships, your style, your elegance and is honored to have the opportunity to help you showcase your flair in a unique and exquisite way.
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