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Marriage proposal ideas: 5 best proposal locations in Brooklyn

Brooklyn is the second largest borough of New York City. There is plenty to discover in Brooklyn, from Coney Island and Brighton beach to the lavish Prospect Park; from stunning Botanical Gardens to the unforgettable views of the Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn is its own city. Brooklyn is filled with art, music venues, and vintage stores, this is a very diverse borough with the best cuisines from all over the world.  If you are planning to propose in New York definitely consider proposing in Brooklyn.


Here are the top 5 best places to propose in Brooklyn, NY.

Brooklyn Botanical Garden


Brooklyn Botanical Garden was founded in 191o and it holds over 14,000 taxa of plans. This is the second largest botanical garden in the city after the Bronx Botanical Gardens and it’s famous for its Cherry Blossom festivals in spring. It is perfect for a surprise proposal. Here are the best places to propose at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden:

  1. Rose Garden. This garden is really magical and ideal for a surprise proposal. Try to come here in the morning to avoid the crowds. The best month for a proposal would be June when roses are in full bloom.
  2. The Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden. This is the most intimate location in the gardens. Wooden bridges, stone lanterns, a viewing pavilion, and a pond makes this place ideal for a surprise proposal.
  3. The Aquatic House. This location is perfect for a rainy day proposal. It holds the orchid collection and a variety of tropical and subtropical aquatic and wet-environment plants from around the world.

When you plan your Brooklyn Botanical Garden proposal, keep in mind that it is closed on Mondays. And it is open from 10 am to 6 pm Tuesday to Sunday. And don’t forget to hire a photographer to capture the big surprise moment.

Under the Manhattan Bridge, Dumbo


The Dumbo area in Brooklyn is known for its iconic skyline views of Downtown Manhattan and the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge. And as much as we love Brooklyn Bridge, there are just way too many people in that area. So if you want to propose in Dumbo, we would recommend the Manhattan Bridge view. This area is off the tourist path and quieter, you will also have Manhattan and Brooklyn bridge views from that location.  We have a lot Dumbo proposal packages listed on the website. Our flower heart and a secret photographer would be a perfect choice for this area. After a proposal, you can celebrate at the restaurant, which is conveniently located 3 min away from the spot.

Things to keep in mind: You need to have a permit in order to set up any sorts of decorations. You cant bring confetti, fake rose petals, balloons, fireworks, or alcohol with you.  There are fewer people in this area, but it’s louder due to the close proximity to the train.

Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach is a public beach in Brooklyn. It is a popular summer destination for New Yorkers and tourists. When visiting Brighton Beach you can make the whole day out of it: New York Aquarium, European restaurants, and the world-famous Coney Island are also around that area.

When you planning the beach proposal keep in mind that there are lots of people during the day, so we would recommend proposing after working hours. Led candles and a secret proposal photographer would work perfectly in this area. You can not bring fake rose petals, glitter, confetti, or balloons to the beach. But beach proposal is ideal for drone shots as drones are permitted in this area.

Bush Terminal Piers Park, Sunset Park


This secret park is known by the locals only. It has stunning views of the Manhattan skyline and is perfect for a surprise proposal. The park is open from 7 am to 7 pm daily. Bush Terminal Park is located near the water taxi so you can explore the city from the water as well. The best proposal ideas for this park would be a surprise picnic or flower heart decoration with photography.

There are also lots of things to do in that area so you can make a day of it. Industry city is located just minutes away from the park. It is known for its diverse cuisine, art galleries, and social events. During the winter you can even find an ice skating ring there. If you are looking for a quieter place, the Green-Wood Cemetary is about 20 min away from the park. It is the oldest and most magnificent cemetery in the city. During the spring you can find cherry blossoms here, and summer is filled with outdoor movies.


Probably the trendiest area in Brooklyn, Williamsburg is known for its stunning waterfront, Hotels with skyline view rooftops, music venues, art galleries, and diverse cuisine. You can reach the Williamsburg neighborhood by train or water taxi. The best place to propose will be Domino Park and the waterfront. From there you can see the Williamsburg Bridge and Manhattan Skyline. If you are looking for a private proposal, consider renting the rooftop from the William Vale Hotel or the Williamsburg hotel. We can also do a romantic room makeover, as those hotels have great rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the city.

If you are planning to propose in Brooklyn and dont know where to start, contact us now at and our experienced team will help you to create the most unforgettable marriage proposal experience. As an NYC-based company, we know the best proposal locations in every borough and can give you the pros and cons of each spot.  Let’s create memories together.

Tatiana Caicedo

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