D&F Clocktower (credit: Evan Semón/CBS4)
If you have finally found that special someone, and you are getting ready to pop the biggest question of your life, then you are also probably looking for the perfect place for such an important question. You want to find something romantic, memorable and special enough to make sure that she’ll say yes. The most important part, when it comes to a proposal, is to keep it personal. Don’t jump right into the biggest and most elaborate proposal. Instead, find something personal and special that means something to you both, showing that you really care, and she’ll find it impossible to say anything other than “yes!”
1430 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80211
When evening falls and the lights on Larimer Square turn on, this one block is one of the most beautiful spots in Denver. It also helps that it’s the oldest and most historic block in town, dating back to 1858 when the settlers first started heading west in search of gold. Larimer Square was once home to the first bank, first bookstore and first dry goods store in Denver, so why not make it the home of the first big event in your future marriage? To avoid the big crowds, make your proposal plans for a weeknight, and make sure to wait until after dark when the lights are on and the block is at its most beautiful.
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The Brown Palace
321 17th St.
Denver, CO 80202
The historic Brown Palace is one of the most elegant and luxurious hotels in the state with a rich history dating back to 1892. Nearly every President in history has stayed here, as well as many of the biggest celebrities and historic figures. You can rent a room and make a weekend getaway out of your special moment, or make reservations for Afternoon Tea, which is the perfect backdrop for a very romantic moment. You’ll be seated in the Brown Palace’s main atrium, with its stunning ceiling and elegant décor. Dine on amazing tea, finger sandwiches and live music, then find just the right moment to drop to your knee and pop the biggest question of your life.
1007 York St.
Denver, CO 80206
It may seem like a no-brainer to pop the question at the Denver Botanic Gardens but there are so many different spots to choose from that you can really personalize your big moment. Check out the O’Fallon Perennial Walk for a stunning backdrop that looks like a traditional English garden, or surround yourselves with local flora and fauna in the Rock Alpine Garden. Another stunning location would be the Japanese Garden and Bill Hosokawa Bonsai Pavilion, which gives you a beautiful Japanese backdrop, with lots of local, Western plants. No matter which location you choose, you are sure to find a stunning spot that will make for amazing life-long memories.
1601 Arapahoe St.
Denver, CO 80202
Another truly iconic location in Denver is the historic Daniels and Fisher Tower in downtown Denver. Built in 1911, the D&F Tower remains an icon in Denver, and happens to be one of the most romantic locations in town. You can take a guided tour or schedule the special “Romantic Evening for Two/Proposal Package.” This package includes music of your choice playing as you arrive, romantic candles and flowers throughout the Tower, chilled champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries and a person available to take photos (using your camera) while you pop the question. You can get the entire package at the most romantic location in Denver for $500.
2030 W. 30th Ave.
Denver, CO 80211
One of Denver’s hippest restaurants used to be one of the biggest mortuaries in town. Formerly the home of Olinger’s Mortuary, Linger is now one of the best and most romantic spots in town. Make sure to call ahead of time to get a spot on the Rooftop Deck, and you’ll be rewarded with the most spectacular view of the Denver skyline. It also helps that the food is fantastic, and served with just the right amount of macabre humor (the dessert menu is printed on toe tags). The rooftop patio at Linger is truly one of the most romantic spots in town, so plan ahead, have a fantastic meal and then get ready to pop the question.
Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.