(Editor’s Disclaimer: We assume no responsibility for the outcome of these proposals, and cannot actually assure you the answer will be yes. But we’re hopeful.)
Marriott’s Custom House
3 McKinley Square
Boston, MA 02109
Marriott’s Custom House overlooks Boston Harbor and provides some of the best views of the city. Take your loved one up to the open-air observation deck on the 26th floor for a one-of-a-kind proposal. Afterwards, head down to the Counting Room Lounge to celebrate with some drinks and refreshments. To top off the night, book a luxury suite and sleep in style. Enjoy a king-sized bed, separate dining and living area and an elegant style like no other.
Boylston St. and Arlington St.
Boston, MA 02116
The Public Garden is America’s first public botanical garden and the perfect backdrop for an outdoor proposal. The leafy trees, colorful flowers and serene pond create a romantic natural setting for your engagement. Choose a spot near one of the extravagant flower beds or hundreds of trees to ask for your love’s hand in marriage. Stroll through the gardens hand-in-hand as you bask in the post-proposal bliss and view the plantings, sculptures and memorials.
37 Bowdoin St.
Boston, MA 02114
Grotto is hidden on the back side of Beacon Hill, but its unique Italian cuisine has earned it high praise and a stellar reputation. The intimate feel of the exposed brick walls and local artwork in the dining room will set the mood for your proposal. For an extra special dinner, try the Nightly Fixe, which is a three-course meal of appetizers, entrees and desserts. Private dining is also available for parties, so feel free to invite the whole family.
95 Marginal St.
E. Boston, MA 02128
East Boston’s Piers Park offers a spacious and clean yet private setting for your engagement. This hidden gem has breathtaking views of the skyline and waterfront, as well as a gazebo near the water to act as your proposal spot. For a more spur-of-the-moment feel, stop at one of the many trees or benches to propose. After getting a yes, stroll along the harborwalk or just sit and enjoy the views of the city.
584 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02118
Metropolis Cafe, overlooking Tremont Street in the South End, presents a cozy atmosphere for your special day. Wine and dine your love in this romantic bistro and wine bar before popping the question. The extensive wine list and elegant cuisine set the tone of the evening. The veal scallopini and a bottle of red will get you ready. If you prefer a daytime proposal, stop in for the popular weekend brunch. Sip mimosas and fill up on salmon and eggs before pulling out the ring.
Kim Vareika is the owner of Vareika Personal Training and Yoga in Plainville. She has been in the fitness industry for over ten years, and believes that wellness is about more than just physical health. When she is not teaching, practicing, or writing, she resides in Bridgewater where she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her nephew Caesar. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.