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Marriage Proposal Ideas: 5 best proposal locations in Queens

Queens might be off the radar for many people, but this borough has a lot of hidden gems. From stunning Manhattan views of the Gantry Plaza state park to the famous world fair Unisphere, from one-of-a-kind Noguchi museum to the Rockaway beach, Queens has a little bit of everything for everyone. Queens is the second most populous county in the State of New York and most ethnically diverse county of the United States.  So here are best places to propose in Queens:

Gantry Plaza State Park

Gantry Plaza Park is famous for its stunning riverside views of the Manhattan skyline. The park is located in a former dockyard and manufacturing district, and includes remnants of facilities from the area’s past. The most iconic feature of the park is a collection of gantries with car float transfer bridges, which looks absolutely stunning on the pictures. The park was first opened in 1998 and expanded in 2009.

Best locations to propose would be:

  1. Hunter’s Point South Park extension. This area has a spiral observation point ideal for surprise proposals.
  2. Pepsi-cola sign. This spot is perfect for the night proposals.
  3. Pier next to the Queens Library. This pier is perfect for sunset proposals, has the direct view of the Empire State Building.

We love planning proposals there and the best proposal packages would be “candlelight light +photography” or the “ Marry Me sign proposal“. Keep in  mind that you need to get the park permit and no confetti, alcohol, plastic rose petals are allowed on the park territory.

Astoria Park

Laid-back Astoria is a multicultural neighborhood in Queens. This area is known for small businesses, greek restaurants and cute coffee shops. Astoria Park is perfect for a picnic proposal. This park is known for its outdoor pools and summer carnivals. Keep in mind that the park is busy on the weekends, so plan a proposal during the week. Choose between a picnic proposal for a daytime engagement or ‘ light the night’ package  for the evening. Our secret photographer will be following you from the park entrance to the proposal location.

TWA Hotel

If you looking for a unique place to propose in Queens, this Hotel is right for you.  60s inspired, this hotel used to be a functioning air terminal now hotel with the rooftop pool, bumping cars and roller skating rink. The biggest surprise will wait for you outside where the “Connie” is, a decommissioned Lockheed Constellation L-1649A Starliner plane transformed into a 12-seat cocktail bar. Can you imagine proposing by the plane and then go inside and find your friends and family there? The best proposal package would be “Marry Me’ sign plus secret photographer. If you looking for a  one-of-a-kind proposal experience this place would definitely be the one.

Unisphere in the Flushing Meadows

The Unisphere is a spherical stainless steel representation of Earth in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in the New York City borough of Queens. It was build in 1964  for the New York’s World  Fair. Around the Unisphere is a reflecting pool surrounded by 48 pairs of fountainheads, which were intended to conceal the tripod supporting the globe. This location is perfect for a surprise proposal and the Unisphere looks absolutely stunning on the pictures. After the proposal you can walk around the park taking pictures, the best locations would be New York Hall of science,  Queens Botanical Garden and Meadow Lake. Best season to propose would be spring ( with cherry blossoms) and summer. Best package to use would be ” flower heart+photography”

The Rockaway

The Rockaway beach area has California vibes and its hard to believe that its part of the NYC. If you are a couple who loves to surf and spend the day at the beach, this location would be absolutely perfect. There are many Airbnb options around the beach, or if you looking for a comfortable stay The Rockaway hotel offers spa, rooftop bar and luxury accommodations. Best way to propose at the beach, would be with a picnic or at night with the candles. You can also create a custom surprise proposal with ” Will you marry me?” written on the surfboard. Don’t forget our secret photographer to capture the big surprise.

Like any borough in NYC, Queens has a lot to offer and if you are looking for something different and iconic, this borough would be perfect for you. Don’t forget that every park has its own regulations and check the park policies before planning your engagement in there.  If you are planning to propose this fall and don’t know where to start, contact us now at and our experienced team will help you to create the most unforgettable marriage proposal experience in New York.

Tatiana Caicedo

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