As we gear up for The ECO Wedding Show at The Holford Estate in Cheshire, we’ve put the spotlight on this stunning county of picturesque villages and rural idylls. We’ve handpicked 7 Cheshire proposal ideas that would be a perfect choice whether you’re visiting the area or if you live there and you’re thinking of popping the question. Whether you like the idea of proposing marriage in a spot brimming with fairytale romance or prefer the idea of a luxury location with fine food and wine to make the occasion extra special, we’ve got you covered. Read on and discover some of the finest Cheshire proposal ideas around.
Under the Stars
Create a stellar romantic moment with this proposal idea! Jodrell Bank in Macclesfield celebrates the beauty of the night sky through its incredible exhibitions and awe-inspiring shows in the Space Dome. Sit under a blanket of stars and watch the majesty of the universe unfold. Then, follow a guided pathway to the site’s famous Whispering Dishes – where better to ask the big question? Jodrell Bank also has extensive grounds to wander which include an arboretum. You can also get married here! So, why not return and say ‘I do’ before the famous Lovell Telescope? Or, hold your ceremony after nightfall under a canopy of stars and enjoy a night of magical stargazing.
Photo: Anthony Holloway
Elevate Your Love Story
The Chester Grosvenor are poised and ready to help you create the engagement proposal of your dreams. Your proposal could include an overnight stay with scattered rose petals and champagne. Or, maybe a helicopter ride over the Cheshire countryside is more your style? Visit their incredible onsite spa and 3AA Rosette restaurant Arkle, and your proposal is sure to be an opulent affair. The team here is ready to make this intimate moment one of your most memorable. A stay here guarantees that you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to magical moments to pop the question.
Love in bloom
Combermere Abbey appears as though it has come straight out of a fairytale! A white gothic building set against the stunning Cheshire landscape and home to a romantic woodland and acres of gardens. Though beautiful all year round, a June proposal at this venue would be the epitome of romance. At this time the walled gardens are filled with roses, providing vivid colour and a delicate scent as the background to your proposal. Stay overnight and enjoy private spa treatments, walks in nature, and luxurious rooms in this unforgettable setting.
Photo: Liam and Bee
Paddle into Forever
Love adventure? Then why not make the River Dee the setting for your proposal? Dee River Kayaking offers calm water kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding trips. Starting at Sandy Lane, just south of Chester, you will paddle past beautiful and varied architecture as you travel downstream towards Chester city centre. There you will find ample places for a celebratory toast after the proposal. Alternatively, you could paddle upstream, meandering through the Cheshire countryside until you find the perfect spot to pop the question – just don’t drop the ring in the water!
Tatton Park in Knutsford is a celebrated historical estate that will make a fabulous backdrop for your proposal. It boasts a neo-classical mansion house as well as a variety of gardens full of secluded spots in which to propose. In fine weather, you could opt for the Japanese Gardens, home to an ornate bridge and small pavilion which is perfect for asking for your partner’s hand in marriage. If you need to propose under cover then The Fernery would be an ideal location. This glasshouse built in the 1800’s is home to a wonderful collection of tropical plants to make your proposal hot and steamy!
Peak of Love
Bosely Cloud is well known as an excellent spot to watch the sunrise. From its peak you will have views across the Cheshire plain which are made even more stunning when your hike is timed to coincide with the sun coming up. If you both like the outdoors and don’t mind an early start then this 4km hike culminating in a marriage proposal cannot fail to elicit a big YES to the big question! Just remember to check the weather and also the time of the sunrise on the date that you choose so that you’re at the top in perfect conditions.
If the things you most enjoy are chilling out at home or taking a walk in your local park then why not incorporate that into your proposal? A proposal in one of these locations can be super special and meaningful. The Yes Planner is based in the North West of England and exists to help you amp up your proposal. Whether in your home, at a park, or even in a hotel room, you’ll be provided with all you need to make the moment extra special. The Yes Planner can organise candles, rose petals and flowers as well as delicious picnics which include sumptuous rugs and cushions to make it feel extra special. There’s also the option to have a musician serenading you with your favourite love song. Or, why not choose to have a ‘Will You Marry Me’ sign in situ?
With all of these options remember to include a proposal photographer in your plans if you want the moment to be captured forever.
There are so many creative and beautiful ways to propose. Whether simple and romantic in a private setting or a grand gesture that includes the whole family, there are so many way to ask the big question. Always remember that it is about the two of you so propose in the way that is right for you! We would absolutely love to hear from you if you got engaged at any of the places above.
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