It’s only natural to want everything to be perfect when it comes time to pop the question. For many couples, the perfect spot to propose is as simple as returning to the scene of the first date. For others, it’s somewhere completely new. Chances are, if you know that the time is right, choosing a place is easy. Whether it’s at the ballgame, the ballet or anywhere else, what matters most is that the answer is yes. For anyone ready to take that first step toward wedding bells, here are the best places in Pittsburgh to propose.
115 Federal St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
It’s been 20 years since the Pirates have finished a season with a winning record. With this year’s club staged to not only break that streak but compete in the post season, there’s magic surrounding PNC Park this year. Nothing says “we’ve got something special” like a proposal in between innings at a Pirates games. It doesn’t have to be on the big screen but it should coincide with a home team win. For tickets, go to the website listed above or call 321-Bucs.
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
700 Frank Curto Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Weddings and the Phipps Conservatory have one major thing in common…flowers. The Victorian-style botanical garden has quite literally, the most flowers you’ll find in one place anywhere within city limits. Going on now through October 6 is the Summer Flowers Show and Butterfly Flowers exhibits. What better way to say “I want to spend the rest of my life with you” than at the Phipps Conservatory surrounded by beautiful flowers?
The Benedum Center
237 7th St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
It’s been five years since the record-setting “Lion King” musical visited Pittsburgh. Throughout the entire month of September, the beloved story once again returns to the Benedum Center located in the city’s Cultural District. What better way to pop the question than immediately following one of your favorite childhood Disney tales? After all, if the love story of Simba and Nala isn’t enough to enchant that someone special, maybe they weren’t the right one after all.
1001 Lafayette Drive
Farmington, PA 15437
All the elements necessary for a romantic weekend are available year round at Nemacolin Woodlands. The Spa Package guarantees relaxation and romance for couples ready to take the next step. The best time for a proposal is sure to present itself over dinner or perhaps hidden somewhere in your partner’s dessert. Check out a complete list of specialty packages offered at Nemacolin Woodlands by clicking here. Also, for more information on the world-class dining offered, click on the Fine Dining-Autumn Link.
Stone Villa Wine Cellars
1085 Claypike Road
Acme, PA 15610
The Stone Villa Wine Cellars, located in the foothills of Westmoreland Count, is no stranger to Weddings. This sprawling 150-acre vineyard and wine cellar is so inviting that you may just decide to hold your wedding in the same place you got engaged. With more than a dozen varieties of grapes, a partial list of the wines produced at Stone Villa includes Petit Verdot, Norton and Cabernet. In fact, if you’d like to try a few of its most popular wines, you can find them at the Pittsburgh Public Market in the city’s Strip District.
Marcel Tourdot is a freelance writer from Pittsburgh. His work can be found at Examiner.com.