In real estate and marriage proposals, it usually comes down to the same thing: location, location, location!
Deciding on where to ask the most important question of your life is a daunting task. You want it to be memorable, romantic, and personal. The pressure is full-on, especially if you’re planning proposal photography, or want to include an audience.
Fortunately, Kelowna has a range of ideal proposal locations. As engagement ring experts at CJEX, we’ve been in on the plans for all kinds of proposals, so we’ve got the insider’s notes on where to go and how to make it memorable.
Here are our CliffsNotes on Kelowna’s best places to propose.
Gellatly Heritage Nut Farm
Nestled in West Kelowna, Gellatly Nut Farm is one of the Okanagan’s heritage gems. Those who lean toward a nostalgic or vintage vibe will love discovering the rustic heritage antiques placed throughout the lush foliage of the nut orchard. This desirable destination is filled with bright, green space as well as waterfront beach, so you can find a secluded spot for an afternoon picnic — but instead of reaching for the cheese knife, reach for the ring!
Harken back to a simpler time with the unique style of the Marquise Ring by Noam Carver.
Sparkling Hill Resort
Slow down from the busy world and treat your deserving lady to a day of luxury at Sparkling Hill Resort. At this proposal location, you can relieve those pre-proposal jitters with a relaxing couple’s massage and dip in the infinity pool overlooking the Okanagan Valley. With their selection of saunas and speciality spa services, she’ll be sure to feel pampered and relaxed. Whether you wait till she’s admiring the view with a glass of champagne or savouring dessert at PeakFine Restaurant, you’ll find a quiet moment to ask the question.
The Rose Cut Pear Diamond Ring by Parade communicates beauty and decadence without being over the top.
Myra Canyon Trestles
For a unique outdoor adventure exploring the natural beauty of the Okanagan, Myra Canyon Trestles is where you and your future fiancé can make the magic happen. With two entrances, plan to walk or bike your route while taking in the awe-inspiring canyon views. With eighteen trestles to choose from, the long trail gives you plenty of time to reminisce your most cherished moments until you find the perfect location to make a new one.
Noam Carver’s Diamond Ring Setting is a fit for any outdoors enthusiast with an eye for sleek styles.
Old Vines Restaurant at Quails’ Gate Winery
Perched above the sprawling vineyards views, the Old Vines Restaurant is a sensational fine dining experience. This proposal location provides a romantic atmosphere to connect with your partner while savouring local farm-to-table cuisine. The warm glow of the sunset through the grapevines is a picturesque opportunity to share how much she means to you. After you’ve proposed, you can celebrate with a perfectly chilled glass of Quails’ Gate’s tantalizing Old Vines Foch.
For the true wine-lover and foodie, Tacori’s Dantela Ring Setting will pair nicely with that glass of wine in her hand.
Kelowna’s well-known Waterfront Park is a classic for a reason. Located in the heart of downtown, the park is a leisurely stroll along the lakeshore with a scenic boardwalk and beach. If the weather cools down, you can warm up with GioBean Coffee in their quaint coffeehouse that feels like you’ve been transported to Italy. With a steaming beverage and colourful sunset, you’ll be sure to warm her heart.
The Simply Tacori Ring Setting is a timeless piece with charming elegance for those who value classic wearability.
Whether you choose a private moment in nature or an evening of extravagance, we want to know which proposal location spoke to you. Visit us at CJEX 101-590 KLO Road, and our jewelry experts will help you find the engagement ring for big swoons, big kisses, and lots of yes.
By Lisa with