Will You Marry Me?
So you are thinking of proposing but haven’t a clue how to pull off the ultimate romantic proposal. Your partner is waiting to hear these words… but the way it’s done could suck all the romance out. According to a recent survey a third of partners felt that the proposal could have been better. Most blamed the location, saying it didn’t have any sentimental value; others said the gesture simply wasn’t romantic enough.
So what to look for? One in three revealed that they were looking for a ‘romantic location’ or a favourite view, something original and more private. The proposal doesn’t need to be live-streamed on social media but those looking to pop the question need to come up with something to make the proposal a little less ‘meh’. After all the story will be told and retold for years to come.
Decide where to propose
Firstly, you need to choose where to propose. The place and atmosphere of the proposal will be remembered forever. You can choose absolutely anywhere, but it would help to choose somewhere meaningful for both of you.
It could be at a candlelight dinner for two or you could choose a private and discreet spot like the gazebo in the grounds of Goldsborough Hall.
How you will propose
Ideally, you will want to produce a ring (though some couples may like to choose it together afterwards), but what else can you add to make this memorable and romantic?
- Try the traditional pose. Bend down on one knee, take her hand in yours and ask her to marry you.
- What might accompany this occasion – a quartet playing a tune or a photographer on standby.
- Hide the ring. Places to hide a ring include inside flowers, chocolates, or a special gift. Be sure to ask her to open the gift at the time, or you might be waiting ages! And make sure wherever you’ve hidden it, that it is safe. Don’t want it pinging off into the bushes.
How we can help
It’s all about what you would like to do, just let us know your idea. And to help here’s a few ideas to get you started.
Goldsborough Hall’s romantic proposal
- Propose over a picnic lunch in the beautiful grounds of the Hall or with a Royal Afternoon Tea in the gorgeous Orangery
- Propose over a candlelit dinner in The Dining Room at Goldsborough Hall, (where Kings, Queens and most importantly princesses have dined)
- OR go for a blow out proposal with a private meal for two in our private dining room decorated for a romantic and private proposal. We can include a five-course dinner, a WILL YOU MARRY ME? cake, flowers in the room, candles, a tailored play list with songs relevant to you both, a bottle of chilled champagne plus in our Royal suite for an overnight stay
- OR a private meal for 2 in our gazebo (weather permitting) in the grounds of the Hall for that totally secluded romantic dinner, followed by an overnight stay in our Royal suite.
Call us on 01423 867321 or email [email protected] to find out how we can make your ideas work to ensure a big fat YES!
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