5 places for an unforgettable engagement event
Gone are the days when the groom had to formally ask the bride's family for permission to marry their daughter

Luckily, marriage proposals today have evolved tremendously. We suggest some original and very romantic ways to take this first step to the altar.

1.    Romantic getaway in Prague

Improvising a romantic getaway far from home is usually a great plan for many couples. And if on top of that there is a ring involved, it becomes a dream come true. One suggestion could be to ask for her hand in marriage on the historic Charles IV Bridge in Prague and then go for a drink at the exclusive Barceló Old Town Praha hotel, located in the heart of the historic district, very close to the famous Astronomical clock.


Praga, Plaza Del Casco Antiguo, Bohemia, Ciudad


2.      Dinner at a candlelit restaurant

The most traditional bride and groom can chose to have dinner at a restaurant that provides an intimate and romantic evening. Hiding the engagement ring in a dish or even in a bottle of sparkling wine can be arranged with the waiter. Once the 'I do' has been said, celebrating it on a terrace is a must, such as the one at the Barceló Raval hotel in Barcelona, where you can enjoy the spectacular 360º views of the old quarters of the Barcelona.


3.    Ask for the 'I do' in a rainforest

Can you imagine asking for her hand in marriage late at night, under the moon lit sky and with the sound of wild animals in the background? This is possible in a country like Costa Rica, a wild place filled with lush vegetation and a large variety of fauna. The Barceló Langosta Beach hotel is located in the Northeast of the country, near the city of Tamarindo, and offers a fantastic beach located in the middle of a natural habitat.

República Dominicana, Punta Cana, Playa, Coco, Mar

4.    Breakfast in bed overlooking the Bay of Mallorca

Why not surprise her first thing in the morning? Breakfast in bed is one of those pleasures that must be experienced at least once in a lifetime. If you are at the Barceló Illetas Albatros hotel, after breakfast you can go directly to a cove of the Bay of Palma de Mallorca. 



5.    Message in the Caribbean sand

Sometimes a small phrase is worth more than a thousand words. Why not leave her a message written in the sand? And why not do so on one of the ten best beaches in the world? The Barceló Bávaro Palace Deluxe hotel is located on one of them, in the Dominican Republic. Without a doubt, a fantastic initial journey to that so desired wedding.


Where to wed