10 Engagement Locations to Consider

We at Sunshine Jewelry not only want you to have a beautiful ring for your engagement, but also a beautiful location to match, which is why we've compiled a list of 10 beautiful locations in Philadelphia perfect for asking the big question.



Race Street Pier is a wonderfully intimate location to propose in Philadelphia if you don’t like the bustle of actually being in the city. The pier provides picture-perfect vistas of Ben Franklin Bridge and a clean lawn area if you also want to have a picnic. Wait until the sun sets for an even more romantic atmosphere when the bridge and pier’s hundreds of LED lights surround you and your partner in a lovely ambiance.

Make sure you check out their website in advance to make sure there are no events going on such as their popular free yoga series. You can check their schedule with this link: http://www.delawareriverwaterfront.com/places/race-street-pier/events



The National Memorial Arch at Valley Forge Park is a perfect location if you’re going for an intimate, yet grandiose atmosphere. This Neoclassical monument towers 60 feet tall and is lit up dramatically at night. You and your partner can stroll around and have a romantic picnic in the park before or after the big question. More active couples can enjoy hiking, biking, and fishing on their date as well.



The Washington Avenue Pier is another beautiful area on the waterfront to propose. The newly renovated pier features an elevated boardwalk so you can stroll through freshly planted landscaping and unique wetland flora. Materials from the old harbor site are aesthetically repurposed into functional structures like benches and artworks. Once you reach the end of the pier, take your partner to the top of the 16 foot staircase that spirals around the “Land Buoy” where you can ask the big question while being surrounded by spectacular views of the Delaware River, Center City, and the Ben Franklin and Walt Whitman Bridges.



The Morris Arboretum is a location with endless possibilities. Walk through 92 acres of perfectly maintained gardens containing unique flowers and trees. Beautiful all year round, you can be assured that your engagement photos will all look great. Popular sites such as the Summer House and Rose Garden will make you and your partner feel like VIP guests. However, if you really want to find the perfect spot, visit in advance to explore all the special hidden spots of the Arboretum to make your proposal a truly one-of-a-kind experience.



The Philadelphia Water Works behind the Art Museum is not only stunning wedding venue, but also a prime location to propose! The venue offers amazing views of iconic Boathouse Row, the Schuylkill River, and the Art Museum. The surrounding park area and the many restaurants provide also provide excellent date locations to celebrate. Visit earlier in the afternoon to avoid the possibility of running into an event in the evening.



Belmont Plateau in Fairmount Park is a vast stretch of elevated, open land that offers marvelous views of the Philadelphia skyline. The large area ensures that you will always have a nice spot to yourself to be with your partner. Cherry blossoms bloom in the spring while autumn leaves shimmer in the fall, making this location another picture-perfect proposal spot.



Penn Woods Winery is a beautiful vineyard in Chadds Ford that will also make your proposal unforgettable. Bring your partner to one of their many special events for a fun date to make this an unsuspecting occasion. Not only does the Winery host special events all year round, their expansive vineyards allow you to take your partner on an incredibly intimate and majestic walk so that your partner will feel like royalty when you pop the question.


Intimacy, romance, and extravagance are all the things you will find on the 37th floor of Two Liberty Place’s restaurant, R2L. You and your partner can indulge in original culinary creations from Chef Daniel Stern in the optimal setting to witness stellar views of Philadelphia during golden hour. Private dining is also available upon request for a truly special evening. A proposal at R2L will surely be one that you both will never forget.



If you really want to manifest the proposal from your greatest fantasy, consider the "Just Say Yes" package from the Logan Hotel. Choose between lounging in an Executive Suite, a Private Pod on their Assembly rooftop lounge, or a private area in their Serene Garden. Then select from an array of exquisite courses and wine pairings for a private dinner in their library. Top off the night with a helicopter ride around the Parkway, which ends with a “Will You Marry Me” banner displayed over the Assembly lounge, or even a personal fireworks show to make this proposal one to be talked about for years.



Be one of the first to make your mark in Philadelphia’s newly built Rail Park! Phase 1 stretches a quarter mile and allows visitors a cozy place in the middle of the city to take in some fresh air and get active. Host to a wide variety of plants, trees, and flowers as well as beautifully repurposed materials from the old rail line, The Rail Park is a unique and trendy location to get engaged.