5 Unusual Places to Propose to Your Partner
Capture this Moment previously mentioned that nearly half of proposals take place between December and February, which means the proposal season is currently in full swing. Admittedly, it can be hard to decide where to pop the question, given that there are lots of romantic spots to choose from.
What you have to remember is that it’s best to pick a place that is significant to the both of you. The occasion becomes more memorable if there’s a meaning behind every element, including the setting. This could be anywhere, from the spot where you first met to a location hosting a hobby that you both love. It’s the reason why even the unlikeliest of places are romantic for certain couples.
Take a look at these five unusual places that have served as proposal spots.
A fairy tale tower
If your significant other once dreamt of being a character in a fairy tale, the Water Tower in Trelissick, Cornwall is an ideal location for a proposal. Yahoo describes it as a place straight out of a fairy tale, featuring beautiful gardens and a spiral staircase. The entire tower can be booked, which is perfect for those who want to set it up for a proposal worth remembering.
A bingo hall
Bingo remains a favourite British pastime, as you only have to look at all the bingo clubs that are still scattered across the UK. In fact, due to its sheer popularity, it has bridged the divide between physical clubs and the internet to reach millions of bingo players in the comfort of their own homes. Part of the reason why many play online is because of the number of resources that encourage new demographics to pick up bingo. Foxy Bingo demonstrates how easy it is to enjoy 90-ball bingo, the most popular variation of the game in the UK, by explaining the layout of the cards as well as the patterns that need to be marked off.
The combination of digital platforms and bingo clubs created an indelible link between the game and British culture. With this vast reach, many couples naturally became a part of bingo’s growing community. Some love bingo so much that, over the years, they have been the setting for a number of marriage proposals.
For instance, this year a gentleman proposed to his girlfriend in a Didcot bingo hall. The couple, Steve Heath and Ellen Copnell, had been going to the venue for many years and thought it was the perfect place for Heath to propose.
A former sea fort
The rustic appeal of historic places evoke a certain romantic atmosphere. This was the case with a fort built to protect the country against French invaders. The Express reports that No Man’s Fort was used as a defensive structure over 150 years ago, but it’s now a hotel off the coast of Portsmouth, halfway to the Isle of Wight. Due to its unique and romantic setting, the hotel saw 56 proposals in one year after it opened. It is also a popular wedding venue.
At a horse racing track
Horse racing is another activity that is heavily associated with British culture, so it's natural for many couples to share their love for the sport with each other. It explains why some many a marriage proposal has happened at some of the notable racecourse around the UK.
Horse racing fan Anthony Elliot proposed to his partner Rachel Walton at the Huntingdon Racecourse, even using elements of the race to his advantage. He incorporated his proposal on a race card, posting an advertisement with Rachel's face on it with the words, 'Will you marry me?'
At the theatre
A proposal at the theatre is unique in the sense that it brings the couple under the spotlight, just like the performers. A well publicised proposal happened at the York Theatre Royal in 2014, where performing arts lover Ian Watson proposed to his then girlfriend Caroline Gibson. Prior to the event, Watson sent an email to Berwick Kaler, the dame in the venue's annual pantomime, who happily offered his help in organising the surprise. Near the end of the show, the couple were called on stage for Watson to pop the question.