Best Wedding Proposal Places in Sydney
The girl of your dreams deserves her dream proposal. So, if you are thinking of popping the question, it is worth doing it right. After all, marriage proposals are a once-in-a-lifetime experience (fingers crossed!). And she is sure to want it to be a romantic experience she can retell to her friends, kids and grandchildren, time and time again.
If you live in Sydney or are visiting on holiday, the city provides plenty of spectacular landmarks and locations where you can propose. Many of these offer incredible views of the harbour and the breathtaking cityscape, which provide a stunning backdrop to an unforgettable moment. With this in mind, here are the top 10 places in Sydney to propose to your loved one. If you pop the question at any of these venues, your prospective bride will be blown away by your amorous gesture.
Royal Botanic Gardens
When proposing to your girlfriend in Sydney, The Royal Botanic Gardens is an excellent choice. Not only is this spectacular, heritage-listed 30-hectare site full of the most exquisite displays of flowers and plants you could ever hope to see, but it also highlights incredible views of the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.
Imagine strolling hand in hand through the spectacular grounds and then going down on one knee with those iconic landmarks behind you.
For an extra special touch, you can even arrange for a violinist or other musical ensemble to serenade you with romantic classical music while you do it.
Bondi to Coogee Walk
If you are leaning towards a beach proposal, then the Bondi to Coogee Walk is an excellent option.
Stretching for six kilometres, this magnificent coastal path provides access to incredible beaches like Tamarama, Bondi, Bront' and Clovelly Beach. All of which offer amazing views of the shoreline, particularly when the ocean glistens from the sun.
Should you want a bit of privacy in which to propose, all these beaches have isolated clifftop lookouts and quiet patches of sand where you can ask the big question with few other people around.
McKell Park on Darling Point
Quite possibly one of the best-kept secrets in Sydney, McKell Park on Darling Point is a beautiful harbourside greenspace.
Offering tranquil and sensational water views, it comprises beautifully manicured gardens, large, stately trees and Canonbury Cottage, a stunning heritage sandstone building.
Secluded and idyllic, the park is another terrific spot for those who do not want an audience when they propose. However, with captivating views of Sydney Heads towards the east and the Harbour Bridge, at the west, you might have a job initially capturing your girlfriend's attention.
If your girlfriend is a fan of the hit TV show Home and Away, why not propose to her in Palm Beach (aka Summer Bay)'
We cannot guarantee Alf Roberts will be there to witness you popping the question to her. But should you head down to this iconic part of Sydney's Northern Beaches on a weekday, you will easily find a quiet spot to create your magic moment.
If you do not fancy proposing on the beach itself, then how about at the famous lighthouse that sometimes appears in the show'
Although it will involve a moderate hike of around 1 km to get there, it is worth the effort as the coast and beach views from Sydney's most northern point are incredible.
This is particularly true at sunrise when the spectacular hues of the rising sun, add a magical touch to the experience. Thus, making it one of the best places in Sydney to propose to your girlfriend.
Mrs Macquarie's Point
Not a morning person per se' Then perhaps a trip to Mrs Macquarie's Point at sunset might do the trick'
Situated next door to the Royal Botanic Gardens, this area can be accessed 24 hours a day, so you will not have to set the alarm to go there.
Providing an excellent view of the city's most famous and iconic landmarks like the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, it is a lovely spot to pull out the engagement ring. Especially as the sun starts its descent or when the stars are in full twinkle mode.
Nothing screams romance like strolling hand-in-hand with your loved one along a beautiful walkway. One of the best destinations to do this in Sydney is along the Federation Cliff Walk.
Extending from Dover Heights to Watsons Bay, this 5 km path showcases sensational views of the Pacific coastline and the multi-million dollar properties that line it.
Along the way, you will find plenty of idyllic places to pop the question, including the stunning sandstone cliffs that stand 80 metres high at the entrance to Sydney Harbour Bridge. Or The Gap, where the views have a real 'pinch me' quality about them.
Should you decide to do the walk, we recommend you begin at Raleigh Reserve. This is located at the southern end of the walk and will take you to Watson's Bay at its northern end.
Wendy's Secret Garden at Lavender Bay
Another of the best places in Sydney to propose to your girlfriend is Wendy's Secret Garden at Lavender Bay.
Even the name has a romantic ring to it, so when your soon-to-be wife tells all her friends about how you proposed there, you are sure to score plenty of points with them.
Set up in North Sydney by Wendy Whiteley to commemorate her late husband, this comely waterside garden features several stunning floral displays that perfectly complement the aqua views.
The garden also has several isolated areas and nooks which will give you a sense of privacy when proposing to your loved one.
Should she agree, you can even arrange to come back here a few months later and hold your wedding ceremony here as well.
What can be more romantic than proposing to your girlfriend on a clear night under the stars' Well, that is exactly what you can do at Observatory Hill.
Sat atop the iconic Rocks district, this vantage point offers incredible, panoramic views of the harbour, CBD and the grasslands that surround the area.
Inside the Observatory is a powerful telescope you can look through to take a close-up view of the stars.
Once you have looked, why not enjoy a picnic on the lawns outside (there are several companies which can set this up for you), under a blanket of the twinkling night sky'
When ready to pop the question, you can do so at the rotunda, which doubles as a wedding venue. Again, several companies specialise in proposal planning which can help you set it up in the perfect way.
The Jacaranda Trees
Spring is the season for love, so if you are planning to propose to your girlfriend in Sydney during this period, why not do so under a Jacaranda tree'
These stunning trees come alive in spring when they are in full bloom with their beautiful explosion of purple colour.
Jacaranda trees are located throughout the city, but some of the best spots for a proposal under them include Lavender Bay in North Sydney and McDougall Street in Kirribilli.