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There is no better time to pop the question of marriage than during the fall season. Pittsburgh and surrounding communities are shrouded with magnificent colors, and the leaves of joy may be assisted from a bent knee. It is a special time for couples and there are a variety of venues that will make for a memorable occasion. Many times it’s a memory of the first meeting or an adventure to the unknown, but in any case, a hopeful reply of “I will” or “yes” may lead to the perfect proposal.

Rivers Casino
777 Casino Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 231-7777

If you want to take a chance of gambling your way to a unique proposal, then the Rivers Casino may be a great way to win the bet of a glorious answer of yes. There are opportunities to set up a proposal surprise, and the delicious menu choices at Andrew’s Steak & Seafood and the Grand View Buffet will make for an exquisite beginning for a night of romance. The sights and sounds of the casino and the allotment of games may ring up a chance to place a bet with the hope that there will be a lucky break to win the big prize at the tables. Just when the evening concludes with the alluring sounds of the slots in the background, it is the time to drop on one knee and ask for a chance to spend a lifetime together.

Mt. Washington
Lemont Restaurant
114 Grandview Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 431-3100

On a clear day, you can almost see forever, but the view of downtown Pittsburgh is an inspiring vision no matter how many times you visit Mt. Washington. Take the Duquesne Incline for an exhilarating vista of the skyline, the confluence of the three rivers, Station Square and surrounding communities of the Pittsburgh region. It is an opportune time to blend the fine dining at Lemont Restaurant with the dynamic atmosphere of Mt. Washington to get the courage to ask for a marriage proposal. This will set up the chance to make that decision at the restaurant from the tables near the windows or take a walk and explore a place outdoors to pop the question, or maybe even on the way down the Duquesne Incline.

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Gateway Clipper Fleet
350 W. Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 355-7980

Navigating the famous three rivers serves as an impetus to make an exclusive and timely proposal. The Gateway Clipper offers a variety of opportunities to make an eventful justification of marriage, and as the boat passes the skyline of Pittsburgh, it will serve as a reminder that timing is everything. There is a wonderful schedule of events to plan a sightseeing cruise with Light Up Night, music and holiday themes. Enjoy a romantic dinner, dance the night away and toast with a glass of champagne to end the day with a ring attached to the flute. The Gateway Clipper Fleet will provide a memorable experience to ensure a successful episode of new beginnings.

Heinz Field
100 Art Rooney Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 697-7700

Couples who love the world of sports, and especially the Steelers, may find the exuberance of the Steeler Nation the perfect time to join the crowd and get in the mood for something extraordinary. Usually, there is a nationwide TV audience and cameras all over the field to catch some of the action, and part of that action can be shown on the big screen. This may even prompt an idea for a marriage proposal with a clear view of the romantic couple. There are banners and signs throughout the stadium to accompany an idea during a timeout for a unique and romantic moment. The Steelers and the Heinz Field experience involve community affairs and serves as a fantastic time to arrange a “Will you marry me?” football signed by a favorite Pittsburgh Steeler.

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1491 Mill Run Road
Mill Run, PA 15464
(724) 329-8501

Driving through the Laurel Highlands in the fall season gives a surreal feeling of comfort and the foliage comes alive with a vast array of colors. Frank Lloyd Wright designed a home that is a masterpiece of architecture and includes lavish pieces of furniture, paintings and historical artifacts. There are tours available, but there is enough time to sneak away and find a romantic place to be alone and propose. There would be ample suggestions as you walk through the house and discuss what it would be like to live in a house, plan the furnishings or decide how to design a garden landscape. Maybe something will click after an excursion to the Barn at Fallingwater to view the site for weddings.

Gerry Cernicky is a retired health and physical education teacher with 36 years of experience. He is a former teacher of the year and a sports writer for the Vandergrift News. He delivers podcasts, and maintains a website and blog. He currently resides in Pittsburgh. His work can be found at