100 Wells St.
Hartford, CT 06103
Castle-like arches, painted horses on a carousel, cascading fountains – it doesn’t get better then Bushnell Park for fairytale-like places to propose. Get down on bended knee in front of the Arch, Soldiers and Sailors memorial, or close your eyes, toss a copper penny and wish she’ll say, “yes” at the Corning Fountain. If you’re looking for more intimate setting to pop the question, prepare a picnic and simply enjoy the picturesque scenery that surrounds you.
One State St.
Hartford CT, 06103
Polytechnic ON20 is one of Hartford’s most romantic restaurants, making it a prime spot for that special proposal. Perched atop Hartford’s Steam Boiler building, you can soak in spectacular views of the city as you and your beau bathe in warm illuminations of table-top candles and sensual city lights. The views are not the only draw to Polytechnic ON20. The menu, executed as perfectly as the décor, offers a whimsical flurry of intoxicating fare. Seduce the senses by beginning with bisque, bouillabaisse or beets. Finish the seduction and set the heart a flame with an indulgent and decadent trio of chocolate. With so much sensuality surrounding you, the opportune moment to purpose will easily present itself. ON20 is open for lunch on week days, and for cocktails and dinner Wednesday through Friday.
Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art
600 Main St.
Hartford, CT 06103
Love is an art, so it’s no wonder that one of the best romantic places in Hartford to propose is at the Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art. Stroll hand in hand down marble halls and gaze upon the renowned works of Renoir, Cezanne, Avery and Van Gogh. Take in an evening performance of stunning classical music or dance. Afterward, stare off into the starry night under the spectacular skylight in Avery Court. The “Venus Fountain,” set just beneath the skylight, is indeed a suiting place for declaring your undying love. Hours of operation: Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.