5 PLACES TO POP THE QUESTION
From traditional to unconventional–let these Atlanta spots set the mood
By DARIAN AARON
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.
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