Recently, Forbes Magazine ranked Denver as ninth in the nation in their ‘Luckiest City for Love’ survey. Interestingly, Forbes’s article coincides with a study by the Colorado State Health Department that found divorces are at a ten-year low. No wonder more than 6,000 couples were married in the Mile High City last year. If there is a tricky part to all this data, it might be finding a creative way to pop the question. Here are a few of our favorite places to propose in Denver:
The Daniels & Fisher Tower
When the time is right to propose, few historic mile-high landmarks can offer the level of individualized service found at the D & F Tower. However, your significant other might guess what you’re up to the moment you arrive. That’s because The Clock Tower is known for their special “Romantic Evening” rental, which includes your choice of music along with candlelight, flowers, champagne and chocolates. Bring your camera and the staff will capture the moment for you. If you have additional proposal plans that involve other places besides this trendy landmark, skip the champagne and chocolates and choose the one-hour “Proposal Rate”.
Visitors and locals love the views from the Peaks Lounge atop the Hyatt Regency Hotel, adjacent to the Colorado Convention Center. It’s a great place to share drinks, desserts and future plans as you watch the sun drop over the city skyline and Rockies, making it one of the most popular places to propose in Denver. Keep in mind that while the drinks are great, your bar tab can quickly ascend to heights rivaled only by your breathtaking perspective from the 27th floor. Locals tend to prefer the Peaks Lounge for after dinner fare – especially desserts – although it is possible to order dinner here.
Denver Botanic Garden
Located just southeast of downtown, the Denver Botanic Garden was the most visited garden in the nation in 2014, with over 1.4 million visitors. That doesn’t mean that you can’t find any proposal privacy among the orchids, bromeliads and other exotic plants, however. The garden hosts an outdoor summer concert series that attracts considerable crowds throughout the warmer months of the year. While that enhances the visitor statistics, you now know which days to skip popping the question here if you want an intimate proposal.
If you are planning an afternoon visit, pack a picnic around your diamond engagement ring and leave the banned alcoholic beverages at home. On the other hand, the Hive Garden Bistro next to the Monet Pool is a great alternative for guys who find that packing a picnic exceeds their culinary skill set. Sip on a refreshing beverage on the deck, wait until your partner gazes out at the water lilies, and then present them with the gorgeous ring.
Anschutz Family Sky Terrace at the Denver Museum
If you and your partner are science or engineering buffs, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science is definitely one of the best places to propose in the city. Even if you aren’t, the amazing view of the Rockies and the Denver skyline from the fourth floor of the West Atrium is worth the trip. Unless there is an event scheduled on the terrace, you should find enough space along the railing for a private proposal, as well.
Bistro Vendome at Larimer Square
Maybe you won’t always have Paris, but Bistro Vendome at Larimer Square is an appealing and romantic substitute. If you could have Paris as a potential honeymoon destination, this sidewalk restaurant would be the perfect proposal location for offering a French-set diamond halo ring, with the suggestion that you spend the evening browsing online rates for airlines flying between Denver International Airport and Charles de Gaulle. The delicious French fare and superior drinks at the Bistro Vendome make it one of the most popular restaurants in Denver, especially on the weekends.
So, plan ahead with reservations and be ready with a contingency plan if the place is so crowded that you have to sit at the bar or find another restaurant. If the weather allows, eating on the patio can provide extra privacy. Or, a late dinner reservations might be the winning play, especially if you don’t want to be seated next to bored children playing with their steak-frites.
Are you still searching for an engagement ring for your Denver proposal? In Denver, engagement rings with a classic style are generally the most popular. Classic engagement rings can include those with timeless solitaire settings, traditional yellow gold bands, a round cut center diamond, and more.
If you’re shopping for an engagement ring in Denver, take advantage of Ritani’s unique free in-store preview program. If you choose or design your own engagement ring through Ritani, you can have it shipped to a local jeweler in Denver to see in person, in your partner’s ring size.