Top Places to Propose in Edinburgh
09 March 2020
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Top Places to Propose in Edinburgh
Every year, couples flock to Edinburgh. As a result, it has developed a reputation as being one of the UK’s most popular date locations. From strolling around Grassmarket hand in hand, to enjoying the grandeur of the city from above at Arthur’s Seat, there’s something to suit the taste of every loved-up pair.
With stunning architecture and a vibrant selection of quirky blossom-filled bars, Edinburgh has some truly stunning locations for you to share a special moment with your partner. Naturally, it’s the perfect setting for a proposal if you want 2020 to be the year you take your relationship to the next level. We’re also in a leap year, which, as tradition states, means that a woman can propose to a man — but nowadays, it’s an opportunity for anyone to ask their partner to spend their lives together!
So, if you’re set upon toasting your engagement beneath the iconic ceiling in the Dome, then plan your romantic getaway, ring in tow, to Edinburgh, and leave your special someone speechless! Engagement ring experts Angelic Diamonds have put together this guide to the perfect proposal in the gorgeous Scottish capital.
You’ll be put through your paces in a themed game room at Escape Edinburgh, from the Sub Zero spy hub on a secret mission, to the Carnival of Curiosities where your perception will be skewed entirely. You’ll have 60 minutes to try and crack codes, solve riddles and find the essential key to securing your eventual freedom from this high-octane challenge. If you’re the one getting down on one knee, then whether you’ve escaped or not, go on one last scout around the room and pull out your ring box, leaving your partner lost for words (quite literally!).
Looking for the perfect backdrop for your proposal? The Witchery couldn’t be a better spot — a truly divine setting where you can dine and toast to a new stage in your life together in a 16th century inspired space. With a secluded Secret Garden room, look up to the hand painted ceiling and take your pick from the à la carte menu, which makes use of some of the freshest, local produce. When you’re satisfied with each course and you’ve chosen a post-dinner cocktail to sip on, finally pop the big question on the terrace at twilight, looking out onto the castle towards the back of the Witchery.
Scotch Whisky Tasting Experience
Whisk any enthusiast of the popular spirit to the country which it originated from back in the 1400s and they’re bound to be impressed. Give them an unforgettable experience at one of Scotland’s many impressive distilleries before you get down on one knee. Choose from the tour options available at the Scotch Whisky Experience, nestled just a short walk from Princes Street and the city centre. Treat your whisky advocate to this unique experience, then surprise them with an engagement ring that steals the show.
This quirky six course dining menu will tempt the most curious of taste buds, fusing eclectic flavours together using ingredients which are curated into seasonal selections — the ‘Winter Harvest’ is packed with lots of wholesome, well rounded flavours. The interior keeps a modern, contemporary vibe, the ultimate stripped back setting where you can simply enjoy the tastes each dish encompasses. When it comes to asking the big question, you’ll have the comfort of a relaxed environment where you can simply enjoy each other’s company after you’ve raised a glass to planning a wedding!
Maison de Moggy
Cosy up with some purr-fect felines in one of Edinburgh’s top spots for cat lovers and hold to most wholesome proposal over a pot of tea and fluffy cuddles. As a couple, if clinking teacups rather than prosecco glasses is your idea of a pastime, then make your big moment entirely yours and do things in a relaxed way at Maison de Moggy, after getting smitten with some of the friendly residents! If you know that this would appeal to your significant other, then bring them here and enjoy tasty cakes, a warming cup of tea of coffee and an overall homely experience.
Set the dress code to chic and make sure you’re both ready for a night of elegance — topped off with the showstopping diamond engagement ring you’ve chosen! If any location was decorated specifically for a proposal, it’d be Cooper Blossom, the trendy bar and kitchen where you can unwind in the afternoon over cocktails or bites, dancing into the night with your partner. Pop the question and cue a wine cooler to make its way over to your table just as the realisation hits in — you’re getting married!
After a long day of strolling around the city going from store to store on Princes Street, it’s time to head across to the old town for dinner. Head to the Tower Restaurant and you can relax in style on the rooftop of the venue, where you’ll glance over the evening menu and be well and truly spoilt for choice. After you’ve eaten, why not arrange a glass of fizz to be delivered to you out on the rooftop terrace as you both look out onto the bright lights and buzz of the city below you? Now, seize the moment and propose beneath the stars!
Heads and Tales Gin Bar
Pink gin, Japanese gin, lemon drizzle gin… You’ll find it all, carefully concocted by expert mixologists at Heads and Tales Gin Bar. Find this inviting spot in the West End of the city, for a perfect fusion of a chilled atmosphere and perfectly shaken gin cocktails and mixers. The décor of exposed brickwork and vintage furnishings creates a welcoming ambience, and the staff are on hand to create the perfect poison for you to toast your engagement to.
Cold Town House
Pop the question and raise a slice of pizza and a craft beer to your 2020 wedding plans! Edinburgh is home to the Cold Town House, a ultra-down to earth venue with a brew house, pizza and prosecco bar — essentially all of the fuel you need to propose to the ultimate fun-loving partner! You’ll be overlooking Grassmarket too, so there’s an opportunity for a great shot of the sunset — or your significant other! The brew house is a real party scene, with live entertainment including cabaret, music, and comedy. Head to the photo pod after you’ve asked your partner to marry you and take the first snapshot of yourselves as an engaged couple!
Of course, the iconic Edinburgh Castle would feature eventually, as its simply the part of Edinburgh that you just can’t miss out on! It makes for a truly postcard worthy proposal backdrop, and it’s one of the most recognisable buildings in Europe. You can enjoy a wealth of activities in the castle before you decide to ask your special someone to marry you, from a mouth-watering afternoon tea experience, to taking a guided tour of the site, delving into its expansive history. While they’re busy getting the perfect shot for Instagram, plan the perfect surprise by dropping to one knee just in time for your partner turning around!
Your proposal is bound to be a moment you’ll both treasure forever, and with a backdrop like Edinburgh you’re guaranteed to find plenty of locations to revisit in the future and reminisce on the special day!