Proposal Ideas Melbourne

7 Romantic Proposal & Engagement Ideas in Melbourne

How to Plan Your Proposal and that Big Moment

Once you’ve found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with and you’re ready to pop the question, it’s natural to be nervous.

You want to make the moment perfect for the person you love, but that’s a lot of pressure! Your special someone will be happy no matter how you propose, but you definitely want your engagement to be a romantic and unforgettable experience that writes an epic page in your love story. 

The trick to creating the perfect moment for your marriage proposal is to combine an amazing experience with the best proposal spot in Melbourne that is planned well in advance.

The more you plan ahead, the more at-ease you’ll feel in the moment (and you don’t want anything else adding to the emotions you will feel when you get down on one knee to ask your partner to marry you). 

Best Places to Propose in Melbourne

Let’s walk through the best romantic proposal packages and engagement ideas in Melbourne that combine an amazing experience with an amazing location delivered by amazing companies that have the planning sorted.

When you partner with the right company, you can have your engagement planning handled by seasoned professionals – the perfect way to ensure you are creating a proposal fit for a storybook. 

1. The Horse and Carriage Ride Engagement

No list of proposal ideas would be complete without a private horse and carriage ride in Melbourne.

With this proposal package, you can enjoy an amazing experience together in the horse-drawn carriage, sight-seeing through the city and parks (with sparkling wine in hand).

You then arrive at the planned destination, where the Rotunda will have a romantic set up that is the perfect place to get down on one knee. Talk about a fairytale…

2. The Private Rooftop Proposal

Not many things beat a romantic rooftop setting covered in candles, overlooking the city of Melbourne at sunset.

This proposal package allows you and your partner to enjoy an amazing location with jaw-dropping views, a bottle of sparkling wine, and your favourite songs playing in the background.

Between the beautiful views of the sunset over the city, the romance-inspired vibes from the candles, the bubbly wine, and the way you make your partner feel seen with their favourite songs playing, a private rooftop proposal will help you both create a memory to last a lifetime. 

While any of these proposal ideas are fantastic by themselves, you may want to combine the amazing experience with an amazing location to create something completely out of the ordinary and (literally) heighten your engagement experience.

This is where you could consider hiring a helicopter to create a proposal experience that is truly unique and unlike anything your partner has experienced before.

Not to worry – when you partner with the right company, even something as extravagant as a helicopter proposal can be seamless to plan (allowing you and your partner to simply enjoy the experience). 

3. The Helicopter Ride over Melbourne Engagement

An engagement idea that comes highly recommended involves a private helicopter ride over Melbourne, soaking in all the beautiful sights of the city from the sky – creating the perfect moment for your proposal.

Whether you choose to pop the question mid-flight while you’re soaring over Melbourne, or you prefer to pop the question after the flight (when you’re on the ground), you can be sure the stunning views of the city will make the perfect backdrop for an engagement selfie with photos of that amazing ring!

How many of your friends have a proposal photo with the clouds (or the entire city) as their backdrop? 

4. A Giant "Will You Marry Me?" Sign Visible from your Helicopter

If you're choosing to propose in a helicopter with stunning view of Melbourne out the window, why not give your partner something they would never expect - A giant "Will You Marry Me? ♥️" sign on the ground that is visible from your helicopter!

Rotor One is the only company in Melbourne that created an engagement package with a special flight path that allows your partner to look out the window of your helicopter and read those special words that you're about to whisper into her ears.

A helicopter ride with stunning views is jaw-dropping in and of itself, but pair that with a giant sign in your flight path helping you propose, and your fiancé will have an engagement experience that is fit to go viral on YouTube!  

6. The Romantic Winery Lunch & Proposal by Helicopter

To create the ultimate proposal package that is both adventurous and romantic, as well as both an amazing experience at amazing locations, you may want to consider hiring a helicopter and flying to a winery in the Yarra Valley for a romantic proposal.

This experience includes a spectacular helicopter flight over Melbourne and makes a grand entrance and arrival by landing on the doorstep of the winery. Talk about arriving in style!

After landing, winery staff will whisk you away to a private table that has been set up just for you two, overlooking the vineyard and with two glasses of champagne — the perfect setting for you to get on one knee and pop the big question.

As if that wasn’t already exciting and emotional enough, your romantic winery experience will continue in the restaurant with vintage wine-tasting and a set menu degustation.

Though this may sound extravagant, and potentially overwhelming to plan, it’s actually quite simple for you (when you work with the right company). 

For an engagement package like the amazing idea described above, we can recommend Hubert Estate who are renowned for their beautiful architecture and St Hubert's cellar door, or Levantine Hill Estate who have arguably some of the best wine tasting and degustation menus in the Yarra Valley or Zonzos Estate who boast a picturesque venue with private rooms specifically for engagement occasions.

By entrusting your engagement-planning to companies like Rotor One, you can let them focus on coordinating the day so you can focus on your speech to your soon-to-be fiancé.

7. The 12 Apostles Helicopter Engagement Package

Another fantastic way to combine an amazing experience with an amazing location is to make an entire day out of the adventure with a helicopter ride to 12 Apostles & Great View Ocean Road.

You can enjoy stunning views of the coast during your extended scenic flight from Melbourne along the Great Ocean Road, arriving at the 12 Apostles helipad. 

If that didn’t already make for a special experience for the two of you, you can then take your partner for a romantic stroll along the boardwalk to marvel at the incredible limestone cliffs and find your way down to a private, secluded spot on the beach away from the crowds.

Your backdrop will be Victoria’s most iconic landmarks, the 12 Apostles We can’t think of a more epic or romantic setting for you to get down on one knee and ask your partner to marry you. 

After you create the memory that will start the next chapter of your love story, you and your partner get to celebrate the beautiful occasion with a scenic flight back to Melbourne – taking all of the celebratory photos you can fit into the hour and fifteen-minute flight through the clouds.

An engagement story truly doesn’t get any more magical than this. 

Engagement Ideas You’ll Remember the Rest of Your Life

Proposals by Rotor One

There’s a lot of pressure with planning the perfect proposal experience for you and your partner.

Afterall, you certainly want to plan an engagement that you will both be excited to talk about for years to come, which can be quite the nerve-racking predicament.

When it comes to the moment you ask the person of your dreams to marry you, you deserve to feel as at-ease as possible, and that can only be accomplished if you have a proposal plan you feel confident in – best accomplished when you partner with proposal planning experts.

You will likely only plan one proposal, but the companies shared today and planned countless engagements – take advantage of their expertise! 

Any of the proposal ideas mentioned here are guaranteed to make your special moment amazing, but if you want to create an engagement that is truly creative and unique – unlike anything your friends or family have done before, including a helicopter in the experience is the way to go. 

Not only will it create a day, afternoon, or evening you’ll always remember, but you can partner with companies like Rotor One who understand what you want and have unmatched experience creating the perfect settings for amazing engagements and proposals.

Alleviate the stress of worrying about how the day will go and focus on choosing the right package, the right words, and the right moment for you to take one of the most important steps in your life.

See our proposal packages by helicopter or call us on (03) 7065 1888 to create an amazing experience matched with an amazing location to create your perfect moment, stress-free.

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About The Author

Edward Taylor - Owner & Commercial Pilot at Rotor One

Edward Taylor is a Helicopter Pilot based in Melbourne, Australia. He holds a Commercial Pilot's License (CPL-H) from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and is the Owner and a Commercial Pilot at Rotor One (Australia). Edward is a local expert in helicopter tours across Australia and has had the pleasure of flying helicopters in England, Italy, Switzerland, the USA and Israel. Edward also loves flying with his Golden Retriever, Leo.

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