Top Seven places to get Engaged this Christmas!


Ah, Christmas. There’s something romantic in the air, making it the perfect time to show how you really feel; perhaps with a proposal? We’ve put together some of the best places in the world to ask that special someone: “Will you be mine?”

marry-me-1044416_1280New York: “The city that never sleeps.”

This could be the perfect place to pop the big question. There are endless spots in the Big Apple for that special proposal but the most popular may be the observation deck of the Empire State building. Not to mention, there is a saxophonist on-hand waiting for requests once you hear that jubilant “yes!”

Agra, India.

If the Taj Mahal isn’t the perfect backdrop for a proposal, what is? Agra sits on the banks of the river Yamuna and is part of the Golden Triangle tourist circuit along with Dehli and Jaipur. You’ll find some excellent luxury hotels over-looking the Taj Mahal in Agra, such as the Oberoi Amarvilas which make taking the leap an all-the-more relaxing and enjoyable experience.

London, England.

Rich in culture, history and sophistication, this city is a top travel and top engagement destination. The London Eye ferris wheel is one place you might think about popping the question, as it reaches its peak overlooking the Thames.

County Claire, Ireland.

Most people are familiar with Ireland’s financial capital, Dublin, but few know the wonders of the unspoiled West coast. Endless pastures, ancient castles and a rich history await you just a few hours outside the city. If that doesn’t sound romantic enough for a proposal, consider checking into a hotel castle such as Dromoland. Not only will you be treated to the ultimate posh experience but you can choose to have a Falcon fly in the engagement ring!

Paris: “The city of love.”

Sure, it’s cliche to propose in front of the Eiffel Tower, but there’s more to Paris than its most visible landmark. Mont Martre, bridge Pont des Arts and the Louvre are just a few amazing sites to see, explore and perhaps ask for a hand. A city so rich in culture and romance deserves its reputation as love capital of the world.

Montreal, Canada.

Paris seems a little far to wine, dine and unwind? Give some thought to Canada’s French hub, Montreal. A beautiful concoction of culture, arts and food make this city a dream-come-true for lovers. What could be more romantic than a night of out-door ice-skating with Beaver Tails pastries in-hand followed by a wonderfully simple proposal in the snow? If you’re looking for something more over-the-top, there’s an ice hotel in the Snow village!

Santorini, Greece.

The Greek isles are just bursting with beauty, Santorini being especially remarkable. From radiant sunsets to the intense blue of the Aegean sea you’ll be taken to another world. You can even slip into an old wine-cellar cave for a hint of mystique. Who wouldn’t be completely content to start a life together from this gemstone?

Jamaica, really anywhere in the country. 

Looking for a warmer option? The white-sand beaches of Jamaica are ideal for a romantic get-away and engagement wrapped into one. Imagine staying at one of the many all-inclusive Sandals Resorts, being pampered together then getting down on one knee during a long mid-night stroll. It might not be wholly original but it sure sounds lovely.

So there you have it, some of the most romantic corners of the world to pose the big question. Do you have suggestions for our list?

If you’re still in the midst of the “big search” look no further! Vashi will design or help you find the perfect ring for your perfect someone. 


Caitlyn O'Brien

Caitlyn is a 26-year-old Canadian with a passion for travel, futbol, and more recently kayaking in her new Patagonian home: Futaleufú. She teaches English at a local school and loves turning her daily experiences into stories.

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