Need help deciding how to pop the question? Let The Green House Hotel’s experts help you plan a day that is memorable for all the right reasons.
Whether it’s a full choir in Piccadilly Circus that strikes up just as the couple “happen to be passing” or the ring-bearer appearing underneath the window on an open top bus with full brass band, wedding proposals these days seem to be getting bigger, more expensive and so very public.
As with many social trends we could blame Kanye West for this one, following his proposal to the lovely Kim on a baseball field with full orchestra and entourage back in 2013. But doesn’t all that floodlit in-your-faceness feel a bit, well, not so much last-year as the-year-before?
Here at the Green House Hotel, Bournemouth’s most eco-friendly luxury boutique hotel, we love a public declaration of love and commitment as much as the next person. That is, after all, what weddings are for. But proposing with an audience – is it wise? Not only is it a high-risk strategy for obvious reasons. But even if you’re 100% sure what the answer will be, are you sure this is what your potential life partner would ideally want?
In one (highly authoritative) online survey we read, based on interviews with more than 19,000 couples, the vast majority deemed “proposing in public” and “proposing in front of friends or family” as the biggest blunders an aspiring spouse could make. (Blabbing about the plan beforehand was also a major no-no).
What they did feel was important was that the gesture should be romantic, intimate, and, well-timed. And, though it should probably go without saying, empty-handed proposals were not worth the knee they were resting on.
So what can you do to make your own proposal one of the most memorable moments of your lives – for all the right reasons? Wedding planners are all very well but where, you might ask, is the help with that all important first step?
Well look no further. Here at the Green House Hotel, we are experts at creating not just the perfect wedding but the perfect proposal too. The Green House Hotel has been listed as one of the top wedding venues in the UK for tying the knot by not one but two trusted publications, Wedding Magazine and the Independent. So we know a thing or two about making romantic memories.
When it comes to the big question, we know you only really get one chance. And as with weddings, there is no one-size-fits-all. Of course, the day will end with a stay in one of our romantic, luxurious bedrooms, complete with rose petals on the bed and a bottle of champagne or your chosen tipple. What comes before is up to you. Why not talk through the options with The Green House Hotel’s creative and friendly planners? A candlelit dinner for two on the lawn in our private grounds, perhaps? A luxurious picnic hamper for a romantic walk? Fireworks and bubbles à deux on the beach, just a stone’s throw from our front door? Horses on the sand, balloon rides, private boat trips – the list is endless. Surrounded by the world-renowned beauty of the Dorset coast, the ancient, mystical New Forest, the picturesque ruins of Corfe Castle and more, The Green House Hotel is perfectly placed here in Bournemouth to come up with a unique and romantic backdrop for your proposal. Whatever you decide, whatever your budget, we will help make it perfect. All you need to do is remember the ring!
Prices start from £285 for a one night stay in a luxurious large double room with roll top Victorian bath, a bottle of Champagne (tell us when you would like it served!), rose petals on the bed, 4-course dinner from our a la carte menu and full New Forest breakfast in the morning. Balloon rides start at £12 per person, private boat trips around the coast line start at £95.
So why not call Sarah on 01202 498900 or email email@example.com for more information and to arrange a chat on how we can make your proposal every bit as special and memorable as the big day itself.