Unveiling the Ultimate Top 10 NJ Proposal Spots for a Romantic Engagement!

New Jersey is filled with so much variety, whether its water views or skylines, hills & parks, or wonderful landscapes. Choosing a spot to propose can be a difficult choice for some or maybe you just need some inspiration. Below we listed the top 10 places we believe are the most special places to propose to your significant other. We hope the list takes a little weight off your shoulders, that way, all you have to worry about is asking the question! Please note that certain locations may require additional fees for their use. NJ Wedding Pros offers many proposal packages to help you on the big day! Professional photoshoot, flower bouquets, “Marry Me” sign, arches, and many more! All of our packages are customizable as well, ensuring your vision becomes a reality. Reach out to us at (732) 747-0900 or through our website for any questions, consultations, or quotes!

1.) Hoboken Waterfront

The Hoboken Waterfront offers spectacular views of the NYC Skyline. Stretching from the tip of Bayonne to the George Washington Bridge, the area offers many restaurants, bars, & cafes that would be an ideal setting for an unforgettable proposal.

2.) Jersey City Waterfront

The Jersey City Waterfront is another location with fantastic views of the NYC skyline such as Liberty State Park. Start with a lunch or dinner at restaurants like Battello’s, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Porto Leggero, & The Highlawn and let NJ Wedding Pros do the rest!

Extra Tip: It is important to not pick a holiday week, especially in areas like Hoboken & Jersey City. Many of the restaurants already have reservations.

3.) Along the Jersey Shore

There are so many fantastic spots to pick from when planning a proposal on the beach. From the sun-kissed shores of Sandy Hook to the charming coastal town of Cape May. The beaches along the Jersey Shore are one of NJ’s most prominent destinations, why not make even more special memories there!

Extra Tip: Since many of the sought out beaches are in a popular resort-like area, some places do allow private space for an added fee. Along with that, many places offer semi private options that we are happy to help you plan! It is also important to avoid picking any holiday weeks over the summer to avoid large crowds.

4.) A Winery

There is nothing more beautiful than a blossoming, bright vineyard. It can be very convenient starting your day off at the winery and finishing with a lovely proposal at the vineyard or inviting some of your loved ones for a surprise engagement party after the proposal. New Jersey boasts a myriad of winery locations, each offering its own unique charm. Cape May Winery & Vineyard, Renault Winery, and Laurita Winery are just a few to name. However, when planning a proposal at a winery it is important to consider that there may be additional fees when renting a space or an area.

5.) A Local Park

With an abundance of natural beauty right at your doorstep, why not choose a local park as the backdrop for your unforgettable proposal? There are so many beautiful parks and landscapes throughout NJ! Create an intimate and personal proposal experience that showcases the beauty and essence of your shared journey.

6.) Botanical Gardens

NJ Botanical Gardens is filled with beautiful backdrops of flowers, plants, stone, and everything you could possibly want for your proposal! The gardens are open year round, weather permitting, and can be spectacular during any season.

7.) Asbury Park Boardwalk

Asbury is a very artsy town with lots to do and many beautiful places to propose! Although the area itself can get very busy in the peak of summer, NJ Wedding Pros is at your service to make sure it goes perfectly! There are delightful food places all around too! Both upscale and casual, whether its Iron Whale, Brandos, Moonstruck, or the rooftop of the Asbury Hotel, and many more, your options are unlimited!

Extra Tip: During the winter time, Christmas and Valentine’s day are prime time for proposals. Although it is thoughtful and beautiful, you may want to consider choosing a time of year that is an off month.

8.) Atlantic Highlands

Atlantic Highlands NJ located right near Sandy Hook, NJ offers wonderful views of both the beach and the NYC skyline. Locations like the Twinlights have amazing views of the bridge and ocean. Hartshorne Park has beautiful views as well, if you enjoy hiking and scenery, this may be the perfect location for you. There are many restaurants in as well as right around Atlantic Highlands such as Proving Ground, One Willow, for a more upscale vibe. Places like Bahrs and On The Deck offer a more casual vibe as well. Right off the bridges from Atlantic Highlands into Sea Bright, restaurants like the Rum Runner, Anjelicas, or Drift House by David Burke, are some fantastic spots as well.

9.) Grounds for Sculpture

Located in Hamilton, NJ, the location is 42-acre park/museum with beautiful gardens and art pieces and the perfect proposal photo ops! The location also offers a restaurant called “Rats,” which is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11Am – 3PM for lunch and 5PM-9PM for dinner, however the bar is open from 3PM until close. Every step you take will unveil picture-perfect moments, ensuring that your memories are forever etched in time. The place is absolutely stunning and a great spot to pop the question!

10.) Farms/Stables

If you and your loved one have a passion for horseback riding and outdoor activities, this might just be the perfect idea for you. Seaton Hackney Stables in Morristown, NJ helped make the most creative proposal happen for Sami and Iljirijana! You too can create a unique and unforgettable occasion!

We are here to assist you every step of the way on this remarkable journey! Your proposal marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter in your life, filled with love, joy, and endless possibilities. For a glimpse into the magic of past proposals, be sure to visit our Instagram page, where you’ll find a collection of stunning photos that will ignite your imagination and inspire your own unique moment. We do hundreds of proposals a year so we know the best locations! We hope to hear from you soon!

Leah Maul
NJ Wedding Pros
740 River Rd. Suite 240
Fair Haven, NJ 07704