Creating the ideal romantic setting in which to pop the question might be fraught with nerves, but it needn’t be. At Hotel 41, our highly experienced team covers every element of planning a perfect proposal. Whether you decide to get down on one knee aboard a boat with the London Eye an iconic backdrop, or while soaring over the city in a helicopter, allow us to take care of all the practicalities. Discover the spectacular marriage proposals Hotel 41 has previously arranged for our guests and see how we can plan the perfect one for you.
Champagne and star-gazing at Hotel 41
The scene was set: A sumptuous Champagne spread for two on our rooftop, a canopy of stars twinkling above and our special guests marvelling at the view. Little did one half of the couple know, our managers had arranged for the neighbouring building to drape a sign reading “Will you marry me?” across its façade. The moment she spotted the words, her partner dropped down on one knee and the rest is history.
Punting on the River Cam
An exclusive punting excursion along the tranquil River Cam is certainly a romantic setting for a perfect marriage proposal. As our Romeo paused to pull the ring from his jacket pocket, a professional photographer was waiting nearby to capture the scene. A chauffeured car then collected the couple – after she said ‘yes’, of course – and returned them to Hotel 41, where their room had been specially turned down with rose petals, candles, melodious music and a bottle of Champagne on ice.
A very special dinner
Whether it’s an intimate candle-lit supper for two, complete with oysters and chocolate-dipped strawberries, in the privacy of your suite or a sumptuous à la carte dinner at our prestigious The English Grill, asking “Will you marry me?” over a romantic meal is a time-tested favourite. Clink flutes and feast on celebratory dishes perfectly suited for the occasion, such as our famous surf and turf mixed grill or wild duck and foie gras.
A playful scavenger hunt
One of our guests proposed after leading his partner on a treasure hunt around London. The quest began when she checked into her room at Hotel 41 and discovered a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes and an elegant evening gown. She followed the clues all across the capital, before meeting her Prince Charming back at Hotel 41 on the roof. The couple’s signature tune played as she made her way up to the top deck.
An exclusive helicopter ride
Little trumps asking the question while in a helicopter above London’s iconic skyline. After our guest had delivered the perfect marriage proposal thousands of feet above ground, a Bentley picked up the happily engaged couple and brought them back to Hotel 41 for a celebratory Champagne toast.
Call +44 (0) 20 7300 0041 to start planning your perfect proposal with the experienced team at Red Carnation Hotels’ Hotel 41.
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