10 Best Places to Propose in Venice (2023)

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by Suzanne Sachs  5 min read



Venice is full of perfect places to propose. Whether you and the person you love are enthusiasts for canals, squares, gardens, bridges, gondola rides 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 Venice to ask that special person to marry you.


In this guide we will explain the following:

  • Romantic Locations in Venice for Outdoor Lovers
  • Saint Mark's Square - Piazza San Marco
  • Rialto Bridge
  • Giardini Papadopoli
  • Bridge of Sighs - Ponti Dei Sospiri
  • Gondola Ride
  • Isola Di San Giorgio Maggiore
  • St. Mark's Campanile
  • Romantic Destinations in Venice
  • Punta Della Dogana
  • Grand Canal
  • Burano Island
  • Best Places to Propose in Venice

Romantic Locations in Venice for Outdoor Lovers


1. St. Mark's Square - Piazza San Marco

This iconic square is surrounded by beautiful architecture, including St. Mark's Basilica and the Campanile (bell tower). You can propose in the square itself or take a gondola ride through the nearby canals and propose on the water.


2. Rialto Bridge

The Rialto Bridge offers stunning views of the Grand Canal and is a picturesque spot for a proposal. You can wait for a gondola to pass by and propose as it goes under the bridge.


3. Giardini Papadopoli

These beautiful gardens offer a peaceful and scenic setting for a proposal. You can stroll through the gardens and find a quiet spot to pop the question.


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4. Bridge of Sighs - Ponte dei Sospiri

This historic bridge is famous for its romantic name and architecture. Proposing near this bridge, with the backdrop of the Venetian canals, can be very special.


5. Gondola Ride

A gondola ride through Venice's picturesque canals is a classic and romantic choice for a proposal. You can ask your gondolier to help you plan a surprise proposal during the ride.


6. Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore

Take a short vaporetto ride to the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, where you can propose with a backdrop of the stunning San Giorgio Maggiore Church and enjoy panoramic views of Venice.


7. St. Mark's Campanile

If you're both up for a bit of adventure, you can propose from the top of the Campanile in St. Mark's Square. The panoramic views of Venice are breathtaking.


Romantic Destinations in Venice

Venice is full of romantic canals, islands, and waterfronts. These are some especially romantic locations for a proposal over a glass of wine, a spectacular canal, or at a beautiful waterfront.


8. Punta della Dogana

This triangular point at the entrance to the Grand Canal offers panoramic views and is a less crowded place to pop the question. The peacefulness of the location, combined with the gentle lapping of the water against the promenade and the soft glow of the city's lights, contributes to a highly romantic ambiance. It's a serene spot where you can truly connect and share this special moment with your loved one.



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9. Grand Canal

The Grand Canal itself is a majestic setting for a proposal. You can arrange for a private water taxi or take a vaporetto (water bus) ride and propose as you cruise along this famous waterway.


10. Burano Island

Take a vaporetto ride to the colorful island of Burano and propose amidst the picturesque, vibrant houses along the canals. The island offers stunning views of the Venetian lagoon and the surrounding waterways. The backdrop of the serene lagoon and the quaint architecture provides a beautiful setting for your proposal.


Best Places to Propose in Venice

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, Venice 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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