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Places in or around Canberra to pop the question?

Hank 14 July 2010 41

Hello All

Well its crunch time! I’m going to get engaged (hopefully)… As I am hopeless with anything romantic I am turning to you all to help me come up with some ideas of places in or around Canberra to pop the question.

I am planning to do it in around November, December as I am still saving for the ring.


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Thumper Thumper 4:06 pm 16 Jul 10

Kippax Tavern FTW

Oozes class, in fact, so oozy it forms a puddle of class on the ground.

Jim Jones Jim Jones 3:29 pm 16 Jul 10

CanberraCreative said :

The Holy Grail… I hear that’s a classy place.

Kippax Tavern FTW

Katydid Katydid 2:45 pm 16 Jul 10

+1 to Harry Rose Jeweller. He did our wedding rings (my husband wanted something strange) and he only made fun of us a little bit 🙂

But he did an awesome job, and was very reasonably priced. We were very happy.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 1:11 pm 15 Jul 10

I popped the question to the now Mrs Bastard on the quay at Padstow, Cornwall, England. Though that may be a bit of a trek, and the flight home, if you get rejected, may be a bit of an endurance test.

So going back to the mountain top theme, the walk to the top of Booroomba Rocks in Namadgi, isn’t too hard, and the views from there are stunning. Although, if you are going to, you may as well go the whole hog, and take her to the highest point in Australia, Mt. Kosciusko, which is an easy stoll to the top, and pop the question there.

(We’re all assuming thet the question is; “Will you marry me,” and not, “any chance of a BJ love”, I take it)

la mente torbida la mente torbida 12:50 pm 15 Jul 10

Him: Before I ask a question that may be a life-changing event for you, you need to know that I’m a golf fanatic…I live and breathe golf. Is that a problem?

Her: No, I can accept that as long as you understand that I am a hooker.

Him: No problems, you just need to loosen up your wrists during the follow-through.

Boom tish.

Tompy Tompy 11:11 am 15 Jul 10

I popped the question down at the Carillion at night time. Lovely views of all the lit-up buildings surrounding the lake.

And a suggestion for the ring, use Harry Rose jewellery. An awesome local jeweller who created the perfect engagement ring for me!
http://www.harryrose.com.au/

p1 p1 9:18 am 15 Jul 10

tidalik said :

How about you drive her up to Mount Stromlo one evening and take her into the ruin of the old observatory – i.e. the big circle-shaped thing with no roof that you can walk into. It’s nice and spooky and has a nice Canberra significance (if that’s your thing). Plus the acoustics inside the ruin itself are really awesome so you get your hear the echo of yourself proposing.

I kinda like this idea, although last I tried to drive up they had locked the gate, so it might be a bit of a walk from the car.

tidalik tidalik 7:26 am 15 Jul 10

How about you drive her up to Mount Stromlo one evening and take her into the ruin of the old observatory – i.e. the big circle-shaped thing with no roof that you can walk into. It’s nice and spooky and has a nice Canberra significance (if that’s your thing). Plus the acoustics inside the ruin itself are really awesome so you get your hear the echo of yourself proposing.

CanberraCreative CanberraCreative 11:07 pm 14 Jul 10

The Holy Grail… I hear that’s a classy place.

chrisi chrisi 10:26 pm 14 Jul 10

your favourite resteraunt…. as a couple you should have a favourite place to go right?

give them a call and organise something special. go down there early and set things up, and if funds permit maybe even ask them if they can do it on a night they are normally closed for extra special attention? it’ll cost you much more, but also opens the posibilites too… clearing of tables, mood lighting (candles everywhere), choice of music etc.

the bigger the effort the better.

and dont ask her how she’d like to be proposed to beforehand!
(obviously you guys have maybe talked about things prior though)

troll-sniffer troll-sniffer 8:40 pm 14 Jul 10

Just at that moment in ‘those’ movies when the look in her eye (assuming you’re missionaries of course) means you’re her greatest hero, hold the action, reach over and grab the little ring box, give her a geezer and tell her you’re not finishing the job til she says Yes Yes Yes…

2604 2604 8:26 pm 14 Jul 10

If she’s keen to get married, and it’s a surprise, I don’t think it matters where you do it. She’ll be stoked regardless.

FTR though I think that even asking her in your own house (if you’ve bought one together already) can be just as meaningful and special as asking in some random park by the lake.

As for the ring, I highly recommend McGlades.

Good luck brother.

Thumper Thumper 6:16 pm 14 Jul 10

Two words: Gininderra Tavern.

Classy man.

Besides, it’s the Ginninderra Labor Club these days.

🙂

realityskin realityskin 6:16 pm 14 Jul 10

Tonka said :

If you’re ready to pop the question you should really know the things your significant other loves to do. That should be your guide.

My partner loves flying in helicopters so for my proposal, I chartered a flight through Aquila Helicopters and we flew to lunch at Lamberts Winery. Lamberts were really helpful and accomodating and even mowed a special landing strip for the occasion. Lunch was fantastic and the food and wine were both great. After lunch we did an aerial tour of the LBG area and I popped the question hovering at 1000 feet between PH and the War Memorial.

It wasn’t nearly as expensive as it sounds and was a really awesome and unforgettable experience.

Both Aquila Helicopters and Lamberts were fantastic and easy to deal with. Thanks to them everything went off without a hitch and we had a perfect day.

How very very cool, never knew such a thing existed in Canberra !~

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 5:12 pm 14 Jul 10

Parkland surroundings, flowers and ribbons on site…

Mully’s Memorial
Canberra Av Fyshwick

Hank Hank 5:07 pm 14 Jul 10

Tonka said :

If you’re ready to pop the question you should really know the things your significant other loves to do. That should be your guide.

My partner loves flying in helicopters so for my proposal, I chartered a flight through Aquila Helicopters and we flew to lunch at Lamberts Winery. Lamberts were really helpful and accomodating and even mowed a special landing strip for the occasion. Lunch was fantastic and the food and wine were both great. After lunch we did an aerial tour of the LBG area and I popped the question hovering at 1000 feet between PH and the War Memorial.

It wasn’t nearly as expensive as it sounds and was a really awesome and unforgettable experience.

Both Aquila Helicopters and Lamberts were fantastic and easy to deal with. Thanks to them everything went off without a hitch and we had a perfect day.

I love this idea!

Hank Hank 5:06 pm 14 Jul 10

Thank you everyone for your suggestions, although towards the end there things got a little crazy.
Just to answer a few enquiries;
Yes I do have someone to ask
I don’t mind spending money
McDonalds is great idea but not for me
Any tavern would be perfect for me, not so much for her
The hot air balloon… not so much, although lovely I would like the moment just to be for us..
The Raiders game…
I do like the idea of some were that has meaning to us both, and the lake and mountains would be perfect
Thanks again for your help, but keep the suggestions coming please

Tonka Tonka 4:33 pm 14 Jul 10

If you’re ready to pop the question you should really know the things your significant other loves to do. That should be your guide.

My partner loves flying in helicopters so for my proposal, I chartered a flight through Aquila Helicopters and we flew to lunch at Lamberts Winery. Lamberts were really helpful and accomodating and even mowed a special landing strip for the occasion. Lunch was fantastic and the food and wine were both great. After lunch we did an aerial tour of the LBG area and I popped the question hovering at 1000 feet between PH and the War Memorial.

It wasn’t nearly as expensive as it sounds and was a really awesome and unforgettable experience.

Both Aquila Helicopters and Lamberts were fantastic and easy to deal with. Thanks to them everything went off without a hitch and we had a perfect day.

BundahBoy BundahBoy 4:32 pm 14 Jul 10

Maccas Dickson, after the ice cream cake and before the slippery-slide.

luther_bendross luther_bendross 3:43 pm 14 Jul 10

Two words: Gininderra Tavern.

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