5 PLACES TO POP THE QUES­TION

From tra­di­tional to un­con­ven­tional–let these At­lanta spots set the mood

GA Voice - - The Wedding Issue -

By DAR­IAN AARON

daaron@the­gavoice.com

When your fi­ancé tells the story of how you pro­posed–other than breath­ing a sigh of relief that you fi­nally did it–you want the story to be worth telling. A de­li­cious meal fol­lowed by a tra­di­tional pro­posal on one knee is nice. A flash mob pro­posal with vi­ral video po­ten­tial can even be an op­tion. But if nei­ther of those are your cup of tea, then by all means con­sider these five pro­posal op­tions with the beau­ti­ful city of At­lanta as your back­drop.

At­lanta Botan­i­cal Gar­den

1345 Pied­mont Ave. At­lanta, GA 30309 404-876-5859 www.at­lantabg.org

Flow­ers aren’t the only things with po­ten­tial to be in full bloom at At­lanta Botan­i­cal Gar­den–so is love. The beau­ti­ful gar­dens pro­vide the per­fect scenery for a ro­man­tic pro­posal. And if flow­ers aren’t your thing, you can al­ways pop the ques­tion on the beau­ti­ful Canopy Walk sur­rounded by the calm­ness of wa­ter un­der­neath. This venue also of­fers more pri­vate ar­eas to pro­pose such as the Robin­son Gazebo.

SkyView At­lanta

168 Luckie St. At­lanta, GA 30303 678-949-9023 www.skyviewat­lanta.com

If you and your part­ner aren’t afraid of heights, then al­low the beau­ti­ful Fer­ris wheel at SkyView At­lanta to pro­vide the am­bi­ence for a pro­posal 20 sto­ries above the city. Your spe­cial mo­ment will come with breath­tak­ing panoramic views of down­town At­lanta and Cen­ten­nial Olympic Park. SkyView of­fers cli­mate-con­trolled gon­do­las and even VIP gon­do­las with Fer­rari leather seats and a glass floor.

Pied­mont Park Gazebo

400 Park Dr. NE At­lanta, GA 30306 www.pied­mont­park.org

The beauty of Pied­mont Park may be taken for granted by lo­cals who fre­quent the park dur­ing their morn­ing run or dur­ing an­nual events such as At­lanta Pride, but the cov­ered gazebo over­look­ing Lake Clara Meer should def­i­nitely be in­cluded on your list of po­ten­tial places to pro­pose to your part­ner. The gazebo and the sweep­ing lawns of Pied­mont Park are also per­fect for a ro­man­tic pic­nic or post-pro­posal din­ner for two. At­lanta Botan­i­cal Gar­den pro­vides the per­fect scenery for a ro­man­tic pro­posal. (Courtesy photo)

Horse Car­riage Ride Not­ting­ham Shire & Car­riage for Hire LLC

556 Tift St. At­lanta GA, 30310 678-621-3414 www.car­riage­forhire.com

Who says that you can’t live out your child­hood fan­tasy of be­ing Cin­derella or a prince for one night? Take a stroll through At­lanta and pop the ques­tion in one of four horse-drawn car­riages of­fered by Not­ting­ham Shire & Car­riage for Hire. The Cin­derella Car­riage comes with 500 twin­kle lights for a night pro­posal and the Vis-à-Vis Car­riage comes with a con­vert­ible fold­ing top and seats up to six adults in case you wanted friends and fam­ily to wit­ness your pro­posal. Rou­tine in­spec­tions by the City of At­lanta and Ge­or­gia Depart­ment of Ag- ri­cul­ture en­sure the health and safety of Not­ting­ham Shire’s herd.

The Sun­dial Restau­rant, Bar & View

The Westin Peachtree Plaza 210 Peachtree St. NE At­lanta, GA 30303 404-589-7506 www.westin.com/peachtree

If there has to be a co-star to your lead­ing per­for­mance dur­ing your pro­posal, then by all means it should be the breath­tak­ing views of At­lanta from the Sun Dial Restau­rant. Lo­cated on the up­per­most floors of The Westin Peachtree Plaza, the Sun Dial fea­tures a re­volv­ing up­scale restau­rant, a ro­tat­ing cock­tail lounge and an ob­ser­va­tory level, all of which can be uti­lized to cre­ate a pro­posal your part­ner will never for­get. From above left: The Pied­mont Park Gazebo is per­fect for a ro­man­tic pic­nic or post-pro­posal din­ner for two. Take a stroll through At­lanta and pop the ques­tion in one of four horse-drawn car­riages of­fered by Not­ting­ham Shire & Car­riage for Hire. On SkyView At­lanta your spe­cial mo­ment will come with a breath­tak­ing panoramic view. (Courtesy photos)

April 1, 2016

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