30 New York City Marriage Proposal Ideas that are NOT Cheesy

Planning to pop the question in the city that never sleeps? On a scale of one to The Notebook, we think it would be pretty romantic, and to give you the scope of your options, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite New York City marriage proposal ideas….

As every New Yorker will tell you, there’s something for absolutely everyone here. Whether you’re aiming for big lights and lots of sparkle or you’re looking for something quieter and more simple, New York’s got you covered.

Oh, and be sure to hire a photographer – we have a list of great proposal photographers in New York City (and across the world!).

A Romantic Rooftop Proposal

Below are our top five places to have a romantic rooftop proposal in NYC. The only thing to rival such a spectacular view is the look on her face when she sees the ring!

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Photo by Paparazzi Proposals

  1. AVA Lounge is on the terrace of Dream Hotel featuring the most breathtaking view of Times Square.
  2. 230 Fifth is located in the heart of Downtown and looks right out at the Empire State Building.
  3. Bookmarks Lounge at the Library Hotel is a cozier choice for the booklovers out there.
  4. Roof Garden Cafe and Martini Bar at the Met for a daytime proposal after an afternoon stroll through the galleries.
  5. Z Roof at the Z Hotel NYC is a 5,000 square foot lounge featuring an unbeatable view of the Queensboro Bridge.

A Picturesque Proposal In The Park

New York is nothing if not famous for its many breathtaking parks. An afternoon picnic, an evening stroll or a horse-drawn carriage ride are the perfect ruse for an outdoor proposal. Here are a couple of our favorite parks to propose in:

Central Park:

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The Central Park Proposal // Photo by Raquel Bianca

Bryant Park:

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Photo by Reena Rose Photography

The Highline:

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Photo by Caroline Frost Photography

Gantry State Park:

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Photo by Sascha Reinking Photography

Go Big or Go Home

Take your lucky girl to one of these classic New York spots for a legendary proposal and a guaranteed round of applause when she says yes.

Rockefeller Center

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Top of the Rock Proposal // Photo by Sarah Tew Photography

Brooklyn Bridge

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Brooklyn Bridge Marriage Proposal

New York Public Library

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Photo by Penance Photography

Washington Square Park

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Washington Square Marriage Proposal

Times Square

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Times Square Flash Mob Marriage Proposal Ideas

All in all, New York City is truly a magical place to propose. Filled with romance, excitement, and hundreds of ways to propose, NYC gets a solid A+ in our book. And as we always recommend, check out our vendor guide to find a proposal photographer in New York!

For more places to propose in New York City, here are a few others we’ve featured on the site:

Scavenger Hunt Proposal in New York
Proposal on the Street they met on in New York City
Private Proposal Idea in NYC

Want more? Here’s every New York proposal we have! We also have an entire proposal idea generator, a list of disney proposal ideas, hundreds of Christmas proposal ideas, or you can visit our big proposal planning hub here.