Pittsburgh February 04, 2017
The 9 Best Places In Pittsburgh For An Epic Marriage Proposal
Create the picture perfect moment – one that will last a lifetime – when you seal your relationship with a marriage proposal. Your biggest challenge will likely be identifying the perfect spot in the Burgh for your proposal. Here are the nine best places in Pittsburgh to get engaged.
1. Mount Washington – Grandview Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15211
High atop Mount Washington, at the Grandview Overlook, provides a romantic backdrop for a memorable proposal, especially if you pop the question at night when the city is aglow. If you prefer a glass of wine in hand, reserve a table by the window at a Mount Washington restaurant, such as Le Mont or Altius Pittsburgh.
2. Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens – 1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Natural beauty will surround you at Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, one of Pittsburgh's best spots for getting engaged, shooting engagement photos, or celebrating your nuptials. Find the most romantic spot for your proposal, surrounded by vibrant flowers in the outdoor garden, in front of a flowing fountain, or in the tropical forest conservatory.
3. Gateway Clipper – 350 West Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Few places offer such spectacular views of the Pittsburgh skyline than aboard the Gateway Clipper Fleet. Choose a cruise that best fits your relationship. A Valentine's Cruise, for example, may be ideal for the romantics; a dinner cruise promises the perfect date any time of the year; or clear the dance floor as you propose on one of the music and dance cruises.
4. Fallingwater – 1491 Mill Run Road, Mill Run, PA 15464
Slip away from Pittsburgh to the (former) fairy tale home of the Kaufmann family, an architectural masterpiece designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Find the perfect spot to propose in the house or on the sprawling grounds around the home, both of which welcome visitors. If you plan to propose indoors, make reservations first.
5. PNC Park – 115 Federal Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Both baseball fans and non-fans will easily fall in love with the old-fashioned charm of PNC Park and the breathtaking views of the city from every corner of the ballpark. Go big with a message on the scoreboard but make sure to reserve your message in advance. (The Pirates offer a commemorative photo of your scoreboard message as well.)
6. Duquesne Incline – 1197 West Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Ask your love for her/his hand in marriage as you slowly ascend Mount Washington from your car on the Duquesne Incline. For the most spectacular views, save your proposal for the evening when the skyline shimmers in light.
7. Mass Mutual Pittsburgh Ice Rink at PPG Place – Third Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
There is, perhaps, no place more beautiful in the winter than PPG Place with the trees bathed in white light surrounding the ice skating rink. A romantic spot that has served as the stage for marriage proposals and wedding photographs, the PPG Ice Rink is open from November through February annually. The 2017 season ends on February 26.
8. Point State Park – 601 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Don't expect too much privacy if you drop down on one knee to propose at Point State Park. In fact, expect happy applause as those around you figure out what's going on. Despite its lack of privacy, Point State Park - with its spectacular fountain, close proximity to the river, and stunning views of the downtown skyline - provides a memorable and romantic setting for a marriage proposal.
9. The Cathedral of Learning – 4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
The jaw-dropping beauty of and from the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh makes it an idyllic spot for a marriage proposal - whether or not you and your love are Pitt alums. For a breathtaking view of Oakland and beyond, head to the 37th floor or find a quiet spot outside of the Cathedral for a memorable moment.
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