Romantic Marriage Proposals
Asking the Question – Getting Married in Vermont
Vermont is for lovers! A romantic interlude in this beautiful northern New England state will enhance your romance. The spectacular four season Vermont vistas combine with an exquisite selection of romantic country inns and restaurants making Vermont the perfect place for hungry lovers. Many Vermont restaurants and inns are chef-owned and operated, adding a personal touch to your romantic dining experience. Here are a few romantic proposal suggestions you are sure to enjoy. Please contact the property directly for advance reservations. Ask us about Vermont Marriage Proposal ideas or share comments. To feature your Vermont wedding service, contact us.
Vermont Marriage Proposals & Wedding Venues
So you’ve been dating for awhile and you know this is it, she’s the one, you want to spend “forever” with her. But how to pop the big question?
Asking your partner’s hand in marriage is one of the most significant life events you will experience together. Of course you want it to be a moment she’ll never forget, and the element of surprise will most definitely work in your favor. With a bit of research, planning, and the recruitment of help, you can make asking her hand for marriage a truly amazing event.
If you’re looking for a more traditional approach, proposing at a restaurant is one of the most popular methods. Put a new spin on it by ordering a bottle of champagne and arranging for the engagement ring to be floating at the bottom of her glass. When she notices it, bend on knee and ask her to be your wife. Or if you prefer Chinese food, have a custom fortune cookie made with the big question printed inside and arrange for the staff to deliver it to her plate at the end of your meal.
If the traditional approach is not your style, consider a few of these ideas:
Using glow in the dark stars, spell out “Will You Marry Me?” on the bedroom ceiling, let them charge up shortly before bedtime, then watch her surprise!
Buy a small book and cut a hole large enough to hold the engagement ring through several of the pages, tape the ring inside and casually offer the book as a gift. If she’s an avid reader, she will no doubt start peeking inside the cover as soon as you present it to her.
Plan a weekend getaway at a romantic country inn or B&B. Arrange ahead of time for the bed to be covered in loose rose petals, spelling “Will You Marry Me?”. Imagine her surprise when you walk into the room and turn on the lights!
If you’ve arranged a weekend getaway that involves air travel and you can’t wait until you arrive at your destination, solicit the help of your flight attendants and see if the pilot will announce your proposal mid-flight.
The hustle and bustle of a city is a great place to involve your family and friends in a proposal. Plan ahead for everyone to blend into the crowds and go unnoticed by your unsuspecting partner until the big moment. An ideal location to pull this off is the front steps of a Vermont museum or historic site. Have everyone in place at the designated time, take your partner to one of these hubs of activity and just after you bend on knee to ask her hand, have all loved ones come forward from the crowds to share in your joy.
If your partner loves puzzles, have a picture taken of yourself holding a sign that says “Will You Marry Me?” and send it out to a custom puzzle company. There are many companies that can convert your image into a jigsaw puzzle. To guarantee she’s completely surprised, make sure the puzzle is packaged either in a blank box or a box with another image on it.
Using a video or DVD recorder, create a custom movie with you as the star asking for her hand. Be creative with how you deliver the message. You could film a walking tour of places that are significant or memorable to you both, with the last stop being the front door of her home and the last thing you say being the big question. Draw on the help of friends and family to make your film, or even better, add them in as “cast members” and interview them about the two of you. Curl up one night to watch a movie together, making sure yours is already in the DVD player.
A great way to announce your love for your partner to the whole world is to make the proposal a very public event. Hire a skywriting plane to do a fly-over and write your question in the sky. This is particularly effective when hanging at the beach. If you are both sports fans, rent out the scoreboard for halftime at your favorite professional arena. Thousands will see it, as well as your significant other! Yet another public option is renting out some ad space at the local movie theater. You can pop the question before the feature film begins. Imagine her surprise to see her name on the big screen!
The Vermont Inn, 69 Rt. 4, Mendon, VT 05701 | 800-541-7795
This 1840 farmhouse on six acres surrounded by the Green Mountains was featured in Recommended Country Inns of New England and VERMONT Magazine, and offers fine dining with an extensive wine list. Golf and ski packages are available.
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Castle Hill Resort and Spa, Junction of Rt. 103 & 131, Ludlow, VT 05149
Tucked in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains, Castle Hill Resort and Spa is the perfect destination wedding venue for capturing dreams and creating memories. An elegant full service resort awaits your most precious day with wedding packages available for 2-250 people. Experience the magic, wonder and romance of a wedding at the Castle Hill Resort and Spa.
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Green Mountain Inn, 18 Main Street, Stowe, VT 05672
Classic… timeless… exquisitely orchestrated - your wedding celebration at the historic Green Mountain Inn in the heart of Stowe village – a short walk from the Stowe Community Church (popular for ceremonies). The beautiful Main Street Dining Room sets the stage for a remarkable event, and guests may choose from 105 rooms, luxury suites & townhouses.
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Middlebury Inn, 14 Courthouse Square, Middlebury, VT 05753 | 802-388-4961
With 71 guest rooms, the Middlebury Inn offers the perfect blend of modern comfort and classic historic charm. Welcoming travelers since 1827, the inn now has all of the amenities of a full service hotel, including fine dining, a pub, and meeting and banquet space to accommodate your Vermont wedding. Located between Burlington and Rutland and convenient to many Vermont attractions, this inn is perfect for that pampered fresh-air getaway, family reunion or professional retreat.
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The Governor's House in Hyde Park, 100 Main Street, Hyde Park, VT 05655 | 802-888-6888 or Toll-Free 866-800-6888
Centerpiece of a quiet village, the completely restored historic mansion offers modern comfort with the gracious elegance of an earlier time. Period furnishings. Bedroom fireplaces. Mountain views. Jane Austen weekends. Afternoon tea. Small private events, and weddings. The perfect elopement package.
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Best Western Inn & Suites, 5 Best Western Place, Rutland, VT 05701 | 800-780-7234
For spacious comfort in the heart of Vermont's picturesque Green Mountains, visit the Best Western Inn & Suites located in the Rutland / Killington area. Situated near charming antique shops, famous covered bridges, historic museums, and Killington - Pico skiing and golfing. Daily complimentary continental breakfast of hot waffles, fresh fruits, sweet pastries and a selection of yogurt and cereal finished with bottomless Green Mountain Coffee®. Free wifi and an outdoor heated pool.
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Odyssey Events VT, 276 Laber Road, Bridgewater Corners, VT 05035 | 802-342-1513
Hands-on cooking classes offered by Chef Ted at his mountain top idyll. Discuss the many possibilities or choose from pre-scheduled classes. From pastas and pizzas to meats, seafoods, vegetables, and desserts. Learn then eat what you cook. BYOB.
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Strong House Inn, 94 West Main Street, Vergennes, VT 05491 | 802-877-3337
The Strong House Inn is located in the heart of the Champlain Valley. This historical Inn has 14 individually decorated guestrooms, on five acres of gardens and trees with classic New England architecture and the comfort and luxury of a modern day Inn. The Inn is a perfect location for weddings, receptions, and rehearsal dinners and meetings for up to 50 people. Join us for Quilting in Vermont, the ultimate setting for quilters to reignite their creative passion and be spoiled in the process. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a foodie experience, or a once in a lifetime event…we have an adventure waiting for you!
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The Barn at Boyden Barn Farm, VT Route 44, Cambridge, Vermont 05444 | 802-598-5509
Experience the true authentic Vermont beauty of Boyden Farm. Our 1900’s historic hayloft barn, open farmland and mountain views are the perfect setting for your wedding or corporate event. Reservations include onsite amenities; pricing based on hourly, midweek or weekend rates and availability. .
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Shore Acres Inn & Restaurant, 237 Shore Acres Dr., North Hero, VT 05474 | 802-372-8722
Shore Acres is located in the heart of the Champlain islands. Each room offers guests an incomparable panoramic view of the Green Mountains and the glistening waters of Lake Champlain. A visit here provides you with the recharge and relaxation we all truly need. 19 lakeside inns overlooking Lake Champlain on 46 private acres. A special place for your special event or Lake Champlain VT wedding. Event consultation, and Pet-Friendly accommodations available.
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Belle Savon Vermont | 802-751-5287
Belles Savon VT, Vermont Artisan Favors, and Gifts. A unique gift boutique located in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. We specialize in sustainable and locally sourced custom wedding favors and gifts to help celebrate your big day or every day, created with intention which by definition means gifting someone something they will love, need, or use. Inspired by the beauty of Vermont. Our gifts can be shipped worldwide!
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Brandon Inn, 20 Park Street, Brandon, VT | 802-747-8300
The historic Brandon Inn in the center of the Vermont Village of Brandon features comfortable accommodations in a historic New England Country Inn. Amenities include a full hot breakfast and free Wi-Fi. A work desk and seating area are found in the individually decorated rooms all with a full bathroom and hairdryer. Common areas and dining rooms are found on the ground floor of the Inn. Meeting facilities and destination weddings are a specialty. Book direct by telephone or online.
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