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Planning any proposal can be a challenge, but here are a few ideas for Orlando proposals that will make it feel like a breeze. Below you’ll find places to propose in Orlando, proposal ideas, and some quick tips on making sure the moment is just right. 

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Romantic Orlando Proposal Ideas

  1. Remind of them of how it all began – at the place you had your first date.

    Take your partner to the place you had your first date. Even if it’s just a coffee shop, chances are the sentimental connection will mean more than the location itself. Share what you remember most from your first date,  talk about what they wore and how you felt(if you remember) and go above and beyond to make the experience as special as can be. Then, surprise them with the question.

  2. Propose on a Private Plane at a local Hanger

    Find your inner Casablanca! Going to a local hangar (smaller airports) and renting out a plane for a quick surprise isn’t all that hard. If you have a love for aviation and want an incredible backdrop, you can’t be much more unique than a plan. You can have a florist bring some flowers, maybe a sign, and pop the question right in front of the plane!

  3. Go to a local Aquarium

    Proposing in an aquarium is a great way to ask! A photographer in hiding doesn’t seem out of place, and you can usually find a nice quiet picturesque location inside without too many people around.

  4. Disney Fireworks Cruise

    Fireworks are just classically romantic, and luckily you don’t have to wait until the Fourth of July to see them if you live in Orlando. You can do a Disney World proposal under the fireworks. The parks are a bit packed for a proposal at firework time though. I would recommend chartering a private cruise and watching fireworks with your partner. As of right now, the cost for this begins at $399 and you can book that directly through Disney.
  1. Fill a room with prints of you and your partner.

    Get prints of photos of the two of you throughout your relationship. Pick a room in your home (or even a hotel room) and hang the photos up all around. You’ll be surrounded by some of the greatest memories of your time together while asking one of the most important questions of your life.

  2. Surprise them with a dream trip.

    Pack a bag for the both of you, pick your partner up for work, and take them out to dinner at a local romantic restaurant. As dinner ends, place two plane tickets to their dream destination on the table. Tell them the bags are packed and in the car, you took care of everything except for one more thing, get down on one knee and ask! You could also save the question for the destination, but that is all up to you.

The Best Places to Propose in Orlando

Though not a full list of all the available places to propose in Orlando, this small collection of favorites is sure to wow your partner. 

Loews Portofino Bay at Universal

This universal resort has a classic Italian theme and is one of the prettiest resorts available on Universal property. If proposing in Universal is too crowded for you, this space is huge and has many options fit for your proposal in Orlando.

Address: 5601 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL

  • Website: Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
  • Best Time to Visit: Early morning or late afternoon for lower crowds and good lighting.
  • Photography Permit: Generally required for professional shoots. Contact the hotel for specific details.

Downtown Winter Park

A downtown classic! This is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Orlando. With vines and classic architecture all around, you’ll find plenty of places to pop the question in Winter Park. 

Address: 110 N Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 

  • Website: City of Winter Park
  • Best Time to Visit: Weekday mornings or late afternoons.
  • Photography Permit: Not typically required for casual photography, but check with the city for professional shoots.
A couple in formal attire look up towards the sky framed by palm leaves at the Lake Nona Wave Hotel, with an airplane soaring directly above them.

The Wave Hotel Lake Nona

The Wave hotel in lake Nona is one of my all time favorite places to photograph in. It has a trendy modern interior, art surrounding the build, and the Lake Nona Sculpture Garden behind it. Even the parking garage’s make for unique photos. The one thing that makes this spot stand out though, is that just about every 15 minutes you can see a plane flying overhead in the Sculpture Garden. You will need a permit though, which are usually free.

Address: 110 N Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 

  • Website: The Wave Hotel
  • Best Time to Visit: Early morning or an hour before sunset.
  • Photography Permit: Contact the hotel for information on permits for professional photography. Request a permit here

The Acre

The Acre is a rustic, one-acre urban garden and wedding venue. This spot is located in Orlano’s historic and charming College Park Neighborhood. This is a private space though, and you need to ask permission from the owners to propose or have an engagement session here. 

Address: 4421 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, FL

  • Website: The Acre Orlando
  • Best Time to Visit: Weekday mornings or late afternoons.
  • Photography Permit: Required for professional shoots. Contact for details and fees.

Disney’s BoardWalk

Disney’s Boardwalk has that old-world charm with a sprinkle of Disney magic. Picture it: strolling along the waterfront, cotton candy in hand, those carnival games around you. You could drop to one knee right there in the buzz of it all or find a quiet spot with a view of the lake. It’s casual enough to not raise suspicions but still has that special Disney touch that makes it feel like a fairytale. And when the sun sets, the whole place lights up with those cozy, vintage vibes – perfect for a heartfelt, “Will you marry me?” It’s a blend of fun and romance that’s just right for starting your story.

Address: 2101 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL

  • Website: Disney’s BoardWalk
  • Best Time to Visit: Early morning or late afternoon.
  • Photography Permit: Disney property generally requires permission for professional photography.

The Swan Reserve at Walt Disney World

The Swan Reserve is located near Epcot and the Swan and Dolphin Resorts. This place is especially romantic because you can reserve the balcony at the top of the hotel to propose with Epcot fireworks in the background. While you’re there enjoy world-class mediteranean food from Amare, I’ve had it and it’s incredible!

Address: 2101 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL

  • Website: Walt Disney World Swan Reserve
  • Best Time to Visit: Early morning or late afternoon.
  • Photography Permit: Contact the hotel for information on photography policies.

Rooftop Proposal at Ilume | JW Marriott Bonnet Creek

The JW Marriott at Bonnet Creek is pretty cool with its modern vibe. It’s super photogenic, thanks to its sleek and stylish design. Plus, there’s this amazing rooftop spot, Illume, that’s just perfect for popping the question, especially with those awesome views and the fireworks you can catch from up there. It’s definitely a sweet spot for those looking for a mix of elegance and a great photo op.

Address: 14900 Chelonia Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32821


Celebration, Florida, originally designed by Disney, is an enchanting proposal location, where every spot feels like a scene from a dreamy movie set, combining natural beauty with a whimsical, storybook atmosphere. It’s setting is supposed to be classic America but a lot of the architecture feels like its out of the 50’s. Personally I love the movie theater design even though it is no longer a working theatre.

Address: 651 Front St, Celebration, FL 34747

Rollins College

Rollins College is a sweet spot for a proposal. Just look at this photo – those archways and the path leading up to that cute little fountain in the center? It’s got a super chill, romantic vibe that’s perfect for a low-key, yet super memorable, moment. Plus, with all those trees and the Spanish-style buildings around, it would feel like you’re in this cozy little world of your own. Perfect for taking a knee and surprising your special someone.

Address: 1000 Holt Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

  • Website: Rollins College
  • Best Time to Visit: Early morning or late afternoon, especially when classes are not in session.
  • Photography Permit: Permission required for professional shoots. Contact the college for details.

Winter Park Library

Imagine getting down on one knee in this super modern, artsy space – those bold, black spiraling staircases and the warm, ambient lighting are something out of a sleek, design magazine. Then, as the evening sets in, those big, bold shadows cast by the building create a dramatic backdrop that’s both intimate and kinda epic. It’s not your typical library vibe; it’s more like a piece of modern art where you can create your own love story.

Address: 1052 W Morse Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32789

What if your friends with a cell phone miss the shot? I know I won’t.

Frequently asked questions about marriage proposals:

What’s the most romantic way to propose?

No proposal works for everyone because every person, and every couple, is different. What’s considered romantic for one person may not be considered romantic for another. To ensure that a proposal is perfect for you, the best thing you can do is put a lot of thought into it and go above and beyond to show your partner how much you care about them.

What do I say while proposing?

Be original! There’s no set script for proposals. The most important thing is that you say what you mean, and it’s from the heart. Chances are, your partner picked you for a reason. Following that logic, they most likely want you to be yourself during the proposal, not recite a handful of lines you found online. Though quoting a movie would be funny, it’s not recommended. 

How do you record a proposal?

I highly recommend at least having a photographer there. Ideally, you will only do this once, and those photos will save the memory for a lifetime. Hiring a proposal photographer is fairly easy. Most photographers are willing to set up your phone on a tripod and record that as well if hiring a videographer is out of budget. If you’re by yourself in a private space, consider setting up a hidden camera ahead of time (your phone is fine). If you’re in a public space, be sure to hire a professional photographer or videographer to capture the moment.

Have peace of mind knowing your once-in-a-lifetime moments won’t be missed.

Speaking of Orlando Proposal Photographers…

I’m Roy Serafin and I’d love to capture your proposal.
I’ve photographed several proposals over the years and even planned a few! I know how to hide, and if you’re stuck on how to propose I am full of ideas. Getting to tell the beginning of your story is always a pleasure. You’ll never regret having photos of that once-in-a-lifetime moment.

Orlando Proposal Packages

These proposal packages are designed to give you plenty of time so you can relax, get used to the camera, and really enjoy the experience. More time also means you can get a wider selection of photos to remember the moment by. And the best part? You’ll get a quick glimpse of your pictures with sneak peeks delivered within 48 hours, which is pretty handy for sharing the news fast. Then, the full gallery lands in your inbox in about four weeks, all in high-res glory. If you’d like, you can order prints straight from the digital gallery. If you decide you want to do an engagement session or travel farther away, you can do that too!

The Novel – $2400

  • 3-hour session
  • Multi-location
  • Hair and makeup included
  • $500 print credit
  • Travel in Florida Included
  • Preview within 48 hours
  • High Res Digital Gallery
  • Tailored Planning Advice

The Story – $1000

  • 2-hour session
  • Multi-location
  • Preview within 48 hours
  • High Res Digital Gallery
  • Tailored Planning Advice

The Chapter – $600

  • 45-minute session
  • Preview within 48 hours
  • High Res Digital Gallery
  • Tailored Planning Advice


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