Thinking of popping the question this Christmas? Congratulations!!
Getting engaged is one of the most memorable milestones of your life. Many of us dream of that special moment so choosing the perfect place isn’t always easy.
Luckily, for those of you that live here, the North West of England is teeming with beautiful places to pop the question.
To provide a little inspiration, we’ve put together a list of 10 of the most romantic places in the North West that would be wonderful backdrops to ask for your partner’s hand in marriage…
If you’re looking for a bit of an audience for when you propose, or you fancy yourself a showman – you should head to Albert Square in Manchester. It boasts some of the city’s most iconic monuments and it is always bustling with locals and tourists who will be sure to give you a few cheers as they pass by. Plus, this time of year it’s aglow with fairy lights and festive spirit as it’s Christmas Market Season!
Are you and your partner party animals? If so, the petal shower at Alma de Cuba in Liverpool would be a fitting way for you to pop the question. This spectacular display of petals, exotic music and samba dancers takes place at 11 pm every Friday and Saturday in the formerly Grade II listed St Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, which has been turned into Liverpool’s biggest Latin American inspired bar.
If you’re looking for a tranquil proposal spot where magic is in the air, then the woods of Alderley Edge would be the place for you to drop down on one knee. These woods have a rich culture of legends involving magic and wizards.
Take your partner for a stroll through the old oak trees, following the path of King Arthur and his men, and find a stone circle or a peaceful clearing where you can ask the big question. Afterwards, you can head into the town for a glass of bubbly to celebrate, which is home to some of Cheshire’s most stylish restaurants and bars.
For a wedding proposal with some glitz and glamour, you should ascend up to the 23rd floor of the Beetham Tower where Cloud 23 awaits. Here, you can treat your partner to a decadent afternoon tea, sip on some of the finest champagne and enjoy panoramic views of Manchester. What better place is there to announce your love than on top of the entire city?
If you love the British seaside and wish for a more laid-back proposal scene, then Crosby beach in Liverpool has that to offer. After a romantic stroll along the beach at sunset, you can pull your partner aside, declare your love and then ask them to marry you…
You’ll have a silent audience too in Anthony Gormley’s iconic iron men…
Why not whisk your partner up to the top of Chester Cathedral’s highest tower and ask the big question there? At the Cathedral, you can both journey through centuries of history in the largest gothic cathedral in England and climb to the top of the tower to get the best views over Chester and North Wales.
If you wish to go down the hotel route, we would recommend King Street Townhouse in Manchester as it offers modern rooms, fantastic views, a heated infinity pool on the rooftop and a spa. But our favourite feature is the 20 seater screening room called The Cellars which can be hired out privately. You could ask them to play his/her favourite film and catch them off guard with a ring in a bucket of popcorn!
If you’re into the outdoors and want a backdrop of natural beauty, Lake Windermere is the perfect spot. Nestled between the breathtaking Cumbrian hills, the largest natural lake in England is a sight to behold.
On the banks of the lake, you’ll find the quintessentially English town of Bowness-on-Windermere. Once home to the beloved writer Beatrix Potter, the town has a romantic charm with eateries and cafes aplenty.
John Rylands Library is a beautiful place to propose in Manchester if your partner is either a bit of a bookworm or loves grand old buildings. Not only does it host an amazing collection of books, but it’s probably one of the most beautiful libraries on the planet.
The building is over a century old and looks like it belongs in the Harry Potter films because of its cathedral-like elegance. Plus, it has its own romantic love story behind it as Enriqueta Rylands built the library in memory of her late husband, John Rylands.
Liverpool’s iconic waterfront is a romantic spot in the North West of England. With the amazing skyline across the Mersey and the magnificent architecture, a proposal at the Pier Head as the sun sets and all the lights turn on would be a truly unforgettable experience.
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If you do pop the question this Christmas, be sure to bring your partner along to one of our many North West Wedding Fayres next year. Get your tickets here.