Planning a Proposal? Here are 6 Spots to Pop the Question

The humble wedding proposal has gone from a question you can pop out of the blue to an extravagant event complete with decorations, decadent food, and stunning views. The CHEFIN team is no stranger to proposals, and we’ve worked with countless clients to help them make their dreams come true with their sweetheart. If you plan on popping the question to your loved one, here are some ideas on where you can do it.

1. On a rooftop

Picture a spacious rooftop in the heart of the city, with unmatched views and a red carpet leading you and your sweetheart to a beautifully decorated table. You sit down, breathe in the fresh air, and are served a glass of sparkling Moet. A private chef comes to your table and announces your menu – an indulgent multi-course lunch or dinner that has been specially designed to complement your tastes. What better way to pop the question?

We can help you plan a stunning surprise proposal on a city rooftop, where you can enjoy the city skyline and harbour as well as the views of each other (of course!) We’ll take care of the venue, the decorating, the intimate details, and connect you with a private chef to cook up a dream menu for your honey.

Catch a glimpse of a rooftop proposal we helped plan here:

2. On the beach

Take your partner down to the water at sunset for a surprise dinner by the sea. We’ll have your dinner table set up, sprinkled with red rose petals and with a bottle of French champagne ready for your celebration. With the sun setting over the horizon and the sky lit with brilliant colours, you can get down on one knee and pop the question.

There’s really nothing more romantic than an intimate beachside dinner, with your own private chef cooking away in the background and the sea before you. Enjoy a multi-course gourmet dinner cooked fresh for you and your new fiancee, and afterwards go for a stroll along the sand with the water lapping at your feet.

Here’s an example of a beach proposal we helped plan for a lucky couple:

3. Underground

If you’re not a fan of rooftops and oceans, why not go underground for your romantic proposal? It might sound strange, but sometimes the smooth moody darkness of an underground basement bar or restaurant provides the perfect atmosphere for getting cosy and popping the question. It may be an underground jazz bar or an old restaurant a few steps below street level, but it will feel like a world away from the hustle and bustle and noisy crowds of the city. An intimate space just for you and your love to enjoy a meal and each other’s company.

4. In front of the Harbour Bridge

In Sydney, we’re lucky to be home to one of the most beautiful harbours in the world. There’s no view quite as stunning as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House, seen from the lush greenery of the Botanical Gardens. This is a view that’s just as beautiful in the morning as it is in the evening, and makes a top choice for a surprise proposal.

Pack your soon-to-be-fiancee a gourmet picnic lunch (or let one of our chefs arrange a basket for you), bring along a bottle of champagne, and pop the question in front of this iconic Australian scene. Afterwards, you can continue to relax under the shade of the fig trees or go for a stroll and admire the flora and fauna of the gardens.

Check out this video of a proposal we helped plan in front of the Sydney Harbour Bridge:

5. While glamping

Take your love well out of the city on an overnight glamping adventure in Lane Cove National Park or the Blue Mountains. You can get cosy around a fire, watch the starry night sky, and enjoy each other’s company amongst the peace and quiet of the great outdoors. You can take along a private chef to cook you a gourmet dinner under the stars, take you hunting for truffles (if it’s the right season), and spoil you with an extravagant breakfast in the morning.

Glamping is the perfect adventure for couples who like the peace and quiet of nature but don’t want to ‘rough it’ outdoors. Your tent will be like a five-star hotel room, complete with electricity, a comfortable bed, and all the luxuries of home.

6. In your home

Of course, sometimes there’s no place like home, and home makes just as good a destination for a proposal as anywhere else. We can help you turn your home into a romantic space, with decorations, red roses, champagne, live music, and anything else you need to set up the proposal of your dreams. Let your private chef prepare a lunch or dinner (or all three meals!) in your own kitchen, and serve it to you wherever you like: the bedroom, the sofa, the swimming pool! Of course, we’ll leave the happy couple alone after all the work is done…

We’ll help you plan the ultimate proposal

No matter where your heart is set for the proposal – and even if you have yet to decide on any ideas – we’re here to help. From the moment you think of popping the question, you can trust the CHEFIN team to help you design and execute the perfect proposal for your loved one. From food and decorations to venues, atmosphere, music, and more, we will work with you to plan an unforgettable memory for yourself and your fiance-to-be.

Get in touch with our team now and let’s bounce around some ideas together. You can tell us what you dream of for this proposal and any ideas you have, and we’ll share with you some of our own experiences and how we can enhance this experience for both you and your love. Contact us now for a free discussion.