10 Best Places to Propose in New York City (2024)

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by Suzanne Sachs  5 min read



New York City is full of perfect places to propose. Whether you and the person you love are enthusiasts for waterfronts, bridges, gardens, parks or good food and wine, there’s a beautiful spot to create a lifetime of memories. But where, exactly, should that most important question be asked? This guide describes some of the best places in New York City to ask that special person to marry you.


In this guide we will explain the following:

  • Romantic Locations in NYC for Outdoor Lovers
  • Central Park
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Grand Central Terminal
  • Top of the Empire State Building
  • Bryant Park
  • The Met Cloisters
  • The Vessel - Hudson Yards
  • Romantic Destinations in New York City
  • Dumbo, Brooklyn
  • Elios New York City
  • Gramercy Tavern
  • Best Places to Propose in New York City

Romantic Locations in NYC for Outdoor Lovers


1. Central Park

Central Park is a classic choice with many picturesque spots. Central Park is a vast and stunning green oasis in the heart of Manhattan, offering a diverse range of scenic backdrops. From serene lakes and bridges to lush gardens and open fields, it provides a beautiful natural setting for your proposal.


2. Brooklyn Bridge

Stroll across the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, and when you reach the midpoint with stunning views of Manhattan, it's an ideal spot to get down on one knee.


3. Grand Central Terminal

The iconic train station's Whispering Gallery, where you can whisper sweet nothings to each other, or the Main Concourse with its celestial ceiling, are both unique spots for a proposal.


4.  Top of the Empire State Building

The Empire State Building's iconic observation deck offers a romantic and iconic backdrop for a proposal. The Empire State Building's observation decks, especially the 86th floor, offer stunning panoramic views of the New York City skyline. Proposing against this backdrop of city lights, skyscrapers, and the sprawling city below can be incredibly breathtaking and romantic.


5. Bryant Park

In the winter, the Bryant Park Winter Village is beautifully lit with holiday lights, making it a cozy proposal location. Bryant Park is a beautifully landscaped urban oasis with lush gardens, seasonal flowers, and a picturesque fountain.


6. The Met Cloisters

Another part of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cloisters is a serene location with medieval architecture and beautiful gardens. The Met Cloisters is constructed from elements of actual European medieval monasteries and abbeys. Its architecture is a faithful representation of the Middle Ages, providing an authentic and immersive experience.


7.  The Vessel - Hudson Yards

Hudson Yards' futuristic structure offers an impressive spiral staircase and panoramic views of the city from different levels. You can ascend The Vessel together, with the proposal happening at the top, offering panoramic views of the city.


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Romantic Destinations in New York City

New York City is full of romantic restaurants, streets, and parks. These are some especially romantic locations for a proposal over a glass of wine, a spectacular garden, or at a beautiful restaurant.

8. DUMBO, Brooklyn

The cobblestone streets and waterfront views of the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO provide a charming and romantic setting.


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9. Elio's New York City

Elio's is a renowned Italian restaurant in New York City, known for its classic ambiance and fine dining experience. Proposing at Elio's can be a romantic and memorable occasion. Don't forget to have a friend, family member, or a photographer capture this beautiful moment so you can cherish it for years to come.


10.  Gramercy Tavern

With its cozy and inviting atmosphere, Gramercy Tavern is a popular choice for romantic dining. The warm, rustic décor adds to the charm of the experience.


Best Places to Propose in New York City

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, New York City 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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