By Tori Allen
Outside of your actual wedding day, the day of your proposal is one of the most memorable and special days of your life. You will carefully plan down to every last detail to ensure the perfect way to pop the question and prepare for the rest of your lives together. But one of the most intimidating aspects to planning the proposal includes the place, and you know it’s all about location, location, location. Looking to keep it local? Want to propose outside, or maybe in a private setting? Check out these five incredibly romantic and special gay-friendly spots in Atlanta to make your proposal as special as it can possibly be.
SkyLounge – Glenn Hotel’s Rooftop Bar
SkyLounge offers an unparalleled, unhindered view of the entire city from its swanky Downtown location, with 360-degree views to see our beautiful city in all its glory. Add on its selection of cocktails and beverages, unbeatable service and more, and SkyLounge becomes one of the most memorable spots to propose. glennsskylounge.com
Atlanta’s only Ferris wheel attraction opened in 2013 and has already become a welcome addition to our skyline. Those who are seeking a non-traditional way to surprise their special someone should consider SkyView as a top place for your proposal. SkyView offers climate-controlled gondolas, and also offers the posh VIP gondola with Ferrari leather seats and a glass floor. Champagne not included. skyviewatlanta.com
For those looking to create a big scene for their proposal, by setting up a flash mob or getting a large group together, Piedmont Park proves to be the best with its Midtown skyline view, romantic settings, pet-friendly atmosphere and more. Additionally, couples can propose in Piedmont Park, and then visit a number of nearby bars, restaurants and more for a family celebration, including Park Tavern and its private event spaces. piedmontpark.org
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Between its winter Christmas décor and its summertime plumage, the Atlanta Botanical Garden serves as a beautiful location for a proposal. Guests can enjoy romantic walks and private areas to propose, including the Robinson gazebo, the Levy parterre and the fragrance garden. atlantabotanicalgarden.org
Aria’s Private Wine Cellar
Aria is known for its delicious cuisine and wine lists, but did you also know it offers one of the most romantic tables in the city in its private dining wine cellar? The charming space includes an intimate private dining table, surrounded by countless bottles of Aria’s fine wine selection. By night, candles light the space. Swoon! aria-atl.com
This article first appeared in the 2014-2015 issue of Atlanta Gay Weddings, which is co-published annually by Georgia Voice and EquallyWed.com.