American Express recently said that engagement vacations are the top emerging travel trend. And luxury hotels around the world are ready to grab this opportunity with an array of wedding proposal packages. Here is a look at some of the most romantic and lavish marriage proposal packages in the luxury market.
1. “Down On Knee” Package at Conrad Miami
Cost of package: Starting from $595
The Conrad Miami has come up with a luxurious wedding proposal package. Named the “Down On Knee” package, this offer is tailor-made to get your sweetheart to say “yes”. Guests are transported to a romantic hideaway in a chauffeur-driven Audi A8. The lovebirds will be treated to a romantic sunset dinner with special dishes from Chef McCann at the Atrio Restaurant. The dinner will be set against the backdrop of the Biscayne Bay. And as one partner goes down on one knee, a personalized, monogrammed satin pillow will be waiting.
The monogrammed satin pillow is just one of many souvenirs that will be given to the happy couple. But there are other treats in store as well. The couple will be served Veuve Cliquot champagne in engraved champagne flutes. Look out for strawberries dipped in chocolate and a bed covered in rose petals on the night of the proposal.
The next morning, the guests get an in-room breakfast, which is covered in the Down On Knee package. Also on offer is a 50-minute couple’s massage. Make sure you inform the hotel 14 days in advance.
2. “Dazzling Marriage Proposal in Montreal” Package at Le Place d’Armes Hôtel & Suites
Cost of package: $11,000
If you want to make your wedding proposal memorable try the wonderfully named “Dazzling Marriage Proposal in Montreal” package being offered at Le Place d’Armes Hotel & Suites. The luxury hotel has tied up with luxury jewelry brand Birks to create an exceptional marriage proposal package that will be remembered for years to come.
First, a look at all the things being offered by the luxury boutique hotel. Guests get a 2-night stay at the hotel’s lavish penthouse suite. The add-on treats and services include a bottle of Moet & Chandon champagne, a romantic and delectable 6-course dinner at the Aix Cuisine du Terroir restaurant and a couple’s massage at Rainspa. Additional touches include chocolate-dipped strawberries and a rose bouquet in the suite.
Next, and most important, is the ring. Guests can ask for the Amorique Diamond ring from Birks to be delivered to the suite. Or they could head down to the Birks boutique for a unique shopping experience. The ring boasts of a cushion shape diamond that came into being during Victorian times. The diamond is hand-cut in a soft square with rounded edges. The Amorique Diamond is a class apart from other cushion-shaped diamonds because of the pavilion facet arrangements and the faceted star pattern at the bottom of the stone.
3. “Paparazzi Proposal” Package at The Langham Boston
Cost of package: Not Available
Last year, The Langham Boston offered a rather unique wedding proposal package. Unlike the steady stream of other wedding proposal packages, this one was not another of those classic and conventional deals. Named the Paparazzi Proposal Package, The Langham Boston’s unique wedding proposal offer was exactly what the name suggested. The luxury hotel in Boston’s former Federal Reserve Bank building had hired “paparazzi” to capture the special moment of the proposal.
The sneaky photographers were experts from Person + Killian Photography, and well equipped to skulk behind street corners to capture that special moment. Not just that, the Paparazzi Proposal package also promises to help guests select the diamond ring from Shreve, Crump & Low. The engagement ring that comes with this package costs a cool $10,000. The Paparazzi Proposal Package includes a gift card worth that much. Meanwhile, Shreve, Crump & Low also offers an additional discount of 20 percent on this engagement ring.
The Paparazzi Proposal Package includes one-hour Paparazzi Proposal Photos by Person + Killian Photography. One of these photos will be printed in the 8×10 format and framed within a silver engraved frame. Shreve, Crump & Low, provides the frame. Under the package, the couple will get to spend a night at the luxurious Contemporary Suite of the luxury hotel. There are more freebies and discounts to come for couples who decide to get married at the hotel as well.
4. Wedding Proposal Package at Ritz Carlton Residences, Vail
Cost of package: $29,000
The number of marriage proposals tends to increase as Valentine’s Day rolls around. For the last Valentine’s Day, the Ritz Carlton Residences at Vail came up with a romantic new wedding proposal package to encourage people to be engaged in style.
The wedding proposal package from Ritz Carlton Residences, Vail offered couples a two-night stay at the luxury hotel. The package included a number of high-end freebies such as a romantic dinner for two and a rose petal bath. Guests under this wedding proposal package also received a complimentary couples’ massage and a personal training session. Plus, the $29,000 package included two first class flight tickets to Vail from anywhere in the United States.
At $29,000, the Vail Ritz Carlton’s wedding proposal package may seem a tad exorbitant. But you have got to consider that this unique deal also included an engagement ring worth $20,000. So really, it does seem like quite a bargain. In luxury terms of course!
5. “Proposal Martini” Package at Algonquin Hotel
Cost of package: $10,000
The “ring in the cocktail” proposal has been done a thousand times over. Yet, it never grows old. The Algonquin Hotel in New York has put its own twist on this classic proposal with the $10,000 Proposal Martini. This is exactly what it sounds like. This super-expensive martini is not just another martini. Sitting at the bottom of the glass is a beautiful diamond ring that you would have picked out for your sweetheart. All you have to do is inform the luxury hotel 3 days in advance. The martini is served by a waiter wearing gloves at the popular Blue Bar at the Algonquin.
The $10,000 martini also includes the New York Proposal deal. So happy couples get to spend a night at Trump Hotel Collection properties and have a romantic meal at Jean Georges restaurant.