Red Rocks (credit: CBS)
One of the most anxious moments of a man’s life is the planning that goes into popping the ultimate question. The best marriage proposals are the ones that come from the heart. Although the traditional restaurant proposal can be romantic, the Mile High City offers some amazing venues that will hopefully produce the all-important answer of “yes.” Put some creative thought into it, keep is simple and romantic and most importantly be yourself.
2001 Blake St.
Denver, CO 80205
When it’s time for baseball enthusiasts to round the bases and head for the home plate of marriage, Coors Field is the ideal place to pitch the proposal. Whether both are in Rockies purple or one is sporting the opposing team’s colors, nothing says steadfast love like friendly rivalry sharing a beer and a dog. The proposal can be as simple as a 7th inning stretch down to one knee with the stunning little black box in hand, or elaborate big bang of the “will you marry me” on the main scoreboard screen. If all goes well, you will score a home run that will go down in history.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre & Visitor Center
18300 W. Alameda Parkway
Morrison, CO 80465
Red Rocks Amphitheatre is known worldwide for watching a concert amidst the spectacular natural setting of red rocks, blue sky and the shimmering downtown Denver lights. Choose a day or night without an event planned and sweep your honey off her feet. Find the front row seats to park a fluffy and comfortable blanket, picnic basket with nothing breakable in it, red roses and, of course, the all-important ring box. Halfway through the delicious picnic, spontaneously jump up on the stage and break into a meaningful song that will only make it a quarter of the way through. After a deep breath of confidence, pop the question.
999 Lookout Mountain Road
Lakewood, CO 80401
Just the name Lookout Mountain has a romantic sound to it. What better place to propose to your sweetheart than a spot close to the night stars and a view of the sparkling lights of the Denver? A couple can take a leisurely drive up the hill to find romance, but for the more adventurous, a hike up the trail can lead to a proposal plan she will never forget. Hiking through the beauty of Colorado’s nature will set the emotional stage of the perfect proposal plan. Arrange accomplices made up of good friends and family to assist with what surely will be a memorable event. Seal the deal with a lineup of rose petals on each side of the path and have a champagne toast set up at the bottom of the trail.
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700 Water St.
Denver, CO 80211
Being landlocked here in Denver should not stop a romantic ocean marriage proposal. The Downtown Aquarium can give your sweetie a taste of the beach romance with a fun tour ending with a romantic dinner next to a gorgeous glass wall of fish and possibly even mermaids. Maybe your sweetheart always had a dream of being a marine biologist. Make the day memorable by visiting the restaurant website for reservations. The restaurant is a little pricey for what you get but the ambiance will more than make up for it.
Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St.
Denver, CO 80206
Well known as a popular place for weddings, the Denver Botanic Gardens has romance written all over it. Surround yourself with luscious green grass and colorful blooming flowers. Most girls will fall for anything that reminds them of the romance of Italy. Surprise your future bride with a rented Vesper scooter packed with a picnic lunch. Soak in all the charm of downtown Denver and end up at the gardens. Once there, seek out a secluded spot to lay out the perfect picnic including lunch, drink and that diamond rock.
Colleen Bement is a freelance writer covering all things Denver. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.