WASHINGTON — Historic hotels are the perfect place for celebrating special occasions that create lifelong memories and are the ideal location for a romantic proposal. These special milestones celebrated at historic hotels include romantic getaways, the ideal place to propose, the destination for the perfect wedding, the getaway for a memorable honeymoon, and the location to celebrate a special anniversary. We believe that every day is Valentine’s Day at a historic hotel. Historic hotels are romantic destinations and many of them have a special location or package especially designed for couples to get engaged.
For a complete listing of historic hotels that will make your engagement as unique and special as your love, visit: HistoricHotels.org/RomanticProposals.
Here is a listing of some of the historic hotels that best provide the perfect backdrop for your romantic proposal:
The Willard InterContinental (1818) Washington, DC The setting, the ambiance, the storied past, the luxurious touches, amenities, and the staff that work with guests to ensure their time is as memorable as possible is what sets apart The Willard InterContinental. The most romantic place for someone to pop the big question is in the grand lobby of the hotel, particularly during the holiday season around the beautifully decorated Christmas tree. When it comes to memorable moments, whether a proposal, a wedding or an anniversary, the staff work incredibly hard to ensure no detail goes unnoticed. There are close to 30 staff members on the team who have been with the hotel since it reopened in 1986. This love and this dedication to the hotel translates into the dedicated, loving, genuine, and approachable service the hotel delivers to guests and what makes this hotel the romantic destination that it is for proposals.
Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa (1847) Point Clear, Alabama Couples have been getting engaged at the Grand Hotel for more than 170 years. After a three year transformation, the resort has even more places to ask that special question. Private beach and pool cabanas offer a quiet setting for proposals. Take a knee on the renovated pier and ask your beloved to get married as the sun-sets and majestic pelicans fly above to salute the lovebirds. For nautical lovers, a sunset cruise aboard the schooner Joshua based at the Grand is an ideal way to start planning your life together. Once engaged, stroll over to the Secret Garden where the Grand chefs have prepared a special meal of her favorites in alfresco dining for two.
Wentworth Mansion (1886) Charleston, South Carolina Wentworth Mansion is inherently romantic and perfect for couples. The newly engaged couple can relax in the lap of luxury when they are guests at this historic mansion. There have been many repeat guests who, in years past, have gotten engaged here and return regularly for anniversaries. The grounds, restaurant, ambiance, history, neighborhood, and guestrooms themselves make for a romantic experience unlike any other. The cupola on the mansion’s rooftop is the most popular place for a romantic proposal. It is the best view of the Holy City, offering a 360 degree view of Charleston.
In addition to the historic hotels listed above, see below for a listing of other historic hotels that are the perfect place for a romantic proposal:
Jekyll Island Club Resort (1887) Jekyll Island, Georgia
The Pfister (1893) Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Pinehurst Resort (1896) Pinehurst, North Carolina
Lodge at the Presidio (1896) San Francisco, California
Airlie (1899) Warrenton, Virginia
Castle Hill Resort & Spa (1905) Cavendish, Vermont
The Otesaga Hotel and Cooper Inn (1909) Cooperstown, New York
The Hermitage (1910) Nashville, Tennessee
HOTEL DU PONT (1913) Wilmington, Delaware
The American Club (1918) Kohler, Wisconsin
The Broadmoor (1918) Colorado Springs, Colorado
The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort (1935) St. Simons Island, Georgia
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel (1965) Kohala Coast, Hawaii