Top 10 Best Places to Propose in Santa Fe

Asking the Big Question starts by asking several little questions. First among them: What are the best places to propose?

Your marriage proposal should express your combined personality as a couple. If you’re a casual and outdoorsy couple, you can plan a picnic and propose on a hike with your loved one.

Even if you are the no-frills type, you might want to change it up and make it an event to remember by dining out at a romantic restaurant, the place you had your first date, or a romantic outdoor location.

Give it some thought . . . not everyone would be comfortable with a proposal in front of strangers in a restaurant, while others might think that’s the best way to do it.

Of course, if you’re proposing, you’ll need a ring, which leads to the next question: Where’s the best place to find an engagement ring in Santa Fe?

Take the time to visit deBella Jewelry in Santa Fe for that perfect ring. Designer Joseph deBella has traveled the globe to find the world’s rarest gems to create the perfect ring for your proposal.

Once you have your ring from deBella, here are some of the best places to propose in Santa Fe.

Best Places to Propose Outdoors in Santa Fe

Santa Fe Plaza

Santa Fe Plaza

Santa Fe Plaza, in so many ways, is Santa Fe — a place where the old meets the new, where people casually stroll and take in the sights and the beautiful weather. With its shaded areas and park benches, the plaza can also be a bustling place, so you might want to be prepared for spontaneous applause and congratulations.

Brother’s Lane Bridge

In the fall, with its golden foliage, Brother’s Lane Bridge is a secluded spot along the Santa Fe River that could be your perfect spot to pop the big question.

Cross of the Martyrs

For a proposal with reverence and romance, consider the Cross of the Martyrs. Actually, there are two crosses: one is a memorial to Catholic clergy near Old Taos Highway and La Cruz Road, and the other is near Fort Marcy in north downtown Santa Fe.

Santa Fe Railyard

The Railyard

There’s so much going on in The Railyard that there is bound to be a perfect place for your proposal. There are museums, galleries, shops, trains, breweries (if that’s your thing), and, on certain days, a farmer’s market.

Canyon Road

If you are into art, the galleries along Canyon Road could be the perfect location for you to create your own proposal masterpiece. Canyon Road is known the world over and would serve as an unforgettable proposal location.

Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument

Next to Santa Fe’s Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi is a quaint little park with benches that have a peaceful feel. If you’re a history buff, there’s a monument there to the rich Hispanic heritage of Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico.

Exterior of Randall Davey Audubon Center and Sanctuary.

Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary

Perhaps there’s nothing more romantic than a proposal at sunrise or sunset. If that’s what you’re looking for, visit the Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary.

Santa Fe River Park

In the midst of downtown Santa Fe runs a tree-shaded, lush river park with cascading river falls, lots of grass, and interesting statues. It’s a peaceful, beautiful place for a proposal.

Santa Fe Botanical Gardens

For a romantic, natural setting, this might be your place. Just imagine your proposal surrounded by all that is beautiful in Santa Fe.

Best Places to Propose Indoors in Santa Fe

loretto staircase Santa Fe New Mexico

Loretto Chapel

One of the most iconic sights in Santa Fe is Loretto Chapel, which has an incredible staircase with two 360-degree turns and no visible means of support. It is said that the staircase was built without nails — only wooden pegs. A proposal here will go down in history and in your memories forever.

Bespoke Romantic Dinner at the Anasazi’s Private Living Room

The ambiance of a romantic dinner in a private living room is a choice spot for a proposal. This experience includes a five-course wine pairing menu with foods that will get you in the mood. A candle-lit room, complete with a fireplace and romantic music in the background, completes the setting.

Secreto Lounge

Located across the Santa Fe Plaza from Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe is the Secreto Lounge with its famous “Garden-to-Glass” cocktails. Make your proposal with a toast . . . ”the clink heard around the world.”

Other Perfect Indoor Spots For a Marriage proposal in Santa Fe

Santa Fe is world-renowned for its culinary excellence. There are dozens of restaurants in the city that will serve as romantic venues for a proposal. One of these restaurants will surely be your best spot.

Put a Ring on It

Of course, no proposal would be complete without an engagement ring. Choose from a vast array of fine rings at deBella Jewelry in Santa Fe at one of their two locations, 213 West San Francisco Street or 66 E. San Francisco Street.
Good, thoughtful planning, creativity, and organization . . . ingredients for a proposal that will always be remembered.

This article is sponsored by deBella Jewelry in Santa Fe


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This article was posted by Scott Gutelius

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