Before we unload them on you it is very important that you plan everything out and make this one of the most remembered days of her life. It has to be romantic, precisely timed and perfectly orchestrated so that nothing goes wrong.
What are your plans after she says yes? Dining at a restaurant, a stroll thru the park or perhaps calling her parents and giving them the great news. Make sure you bring a camera to immortalize this precious moment or plan to have an innocent bystander ready to snap some pictures.
Whatever your plans think it thru, remain calm and catch her totally off guard. This day will become a wonderful story to tell all of your friends and relatives. It can even be used in your wedding program or on a table card at the reception.
Starting in the city of Pittsburgh and heading outwards we list our 25 all time great places to ask the big question. Which one suits you best?
1. The Fountain at Point State Park.
Take a walk around the fountain, pause at the point as you two look upon the 3 rivers then drop to your knee. You can then follow up with a stroll thru the park. You could even say that like the 2 rivers that join to form one, so will the two of you on your wedding day.
2. PPG Place Ice Rink.
For those of you who wish a winter proposal consider the skating rink at PPG Place. Strap on a couple of ice skates, then hand in hand guide her to the center and ask her there in front of the other skaters. Feeling brave, include some of your best friends to share in the excitement.
3. Gateway Clipper Fleet.
The Gateway Clipper offers several possibilities as in the Party Liner, Liberty Belle or maybe aboard the Good Ship Lolli-pop. All of which sail up and down the 3 rivers making a very romantic opportunity to propose your query.
4. Station Square.
With all the shops and cafe's I'm confident you could find the right time, and the right place to ask for her hand in marriage. Perhaps you two could enjoy the Sunday brunch at the Grand Concourse.
5. Mt. Washington.
Here you will find many restaurants to set the mood and totally surprise her. You could incorporate the assistance of a waiter to bring the ring as if it were her entree' or as dessert. Another option is to place her ring in a glass of champagne. Get creative!
The Overlook is always a perfect place to pull the question off. Day or night the overlook presents a fabulous view of our fine city. Photos here is a must!
Either one of the two inclines traversing from Mt. Washington to Station Square/Carson St. would be a great opportunity for you.
6. Consol Energy.
Pittsburgh Penguin fans would you propose during the 1st, 2nd intermission or after a shut out? Text "Will You Marry Me" when they post messages on the jumbo-tron. Be sure to wear your penguin jerseys.
7. PNC Park.
For the sports fans think about proposing during the 7th inning stretch at a Pittsburgh Pirate game.
8. Heinz Field.
Whether you're cheering on the Pittsburgh Steeler's or attending a rock concert the energy can be intimidating but I'm confident you can pull this one off. Spice it up by adding a small black and gold ribbon around the ring and you're certain to get a big Yes! Heinz Field has 3 clubs worthy of a wedding reception too.
9. Strip District.
If you are fans of the famous strip district area you know there are numerous locations to make a moment she will never forget.
10. Andy Warhol Museum.
Not only is this location the largest museum dedicated to a single artist it makes for a unique wedding reception venue. Visit the museum taking in all of the great art, history and locate the best spot and moment to ask.
11. Senator John Heinz History Center.
Heinz History Center is the largest historical center in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Like the Andy Warhol museum, this too is a unique location for your wedding. Cocktail hour upstairs then to the main floor for dinner and dancing. It can all start here by asking the right question.
12. National Aviary.
The largest aviary in the United States with many different species of birds from all over the world. Wedding ceremonies are held at this North Side location in addition to receptions. Hint hint.
13. Carnegie Science Center & UPMC Sports Works.
With so many cool and interesting exhibits at the Science Center it may be difficult picking the perfect spot. It is the most visited of all of the museums in Pittsburgh.
14. Phipps Concervatory and Botanical Gardens.
Heading to Schenley Park in Oakland you can immerse yourselves in the beauty and wonder of plant life. Perfect and absolutely exquisite for capturing this moment with a camera or smart phone.
15. Cathedral Of Learning.
The centerpiece of the University of Pittsburgh's main campus. Whether you two attended the university or just love the beauty, asking for her hand in marriage on a warm summer day will leave a timeless memory for you both.
16. Carnegie Museums of Natural Art and History.
Make history amongst history in this phenomenal museum. Famous for it's unique exhibits finding the right moment shouldn't be a chore. My vote is for in front of the dinosaur exhibit but you decide. Bring it all full circle and have your wedding celebration here in the Carnegie Music Hall.
17. PPG Zoo & Aquarium.
How cool is it to be surrounded by over 4,000 animals representing 475 species on 77 acres. Will you find your strength at the elephant exhibit, penguin encounter or at the massive aquarium? You realize souvenirs are an absolute must for this excursion.
18. Kennywood Park.
If you two are fans of the coasters perhaps the famous Kennywood Park is the spot for you. Be sure to get some potato patch fries or a funnel cake and an icy drink to toast the moment.
19. Hartwood Acres.
The crown jewel of Allegheny's parks is yet another one of our 25 top places to pop the question to your BFF. Just north west of Pittsburgh resides 629 acres of this planets beauty. Plan a picnic or attend the celebration of lights for the perfect atmosphere.
20. North Park Lake.
Plan a stroll around the lake enjoying the warmth of the sun then stop off at one of the pavilions for a simple basket of "Will You Marry Me?"
21. South Park Gazebo.
Located in the south hills of Pittsburgh is this little known area of beauty. A perfect spot for pre-wedding and after wedding ceremony pictures as well as a request for a lifetime of commitment.
22. Covered Bridges.
Pennsylvania is home to 197 covered bridges, many are 150 years old and within an hours ride. Private, romantic and near several of Pennsylvania's small rural towns.
23. Frank Lloyd's Falling Water.
Designed for the Kaufmann family in 1935 and built over Bear Run Creek, this Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece is recognized world wide. Tours run March thru December but you can always step off the beaten path for your surprise.
Laural highlands best kept secret. Hike or bike anyone of the trails, plan a surprise picnic, rock climb, whitewater raft or gaze upon the mighty Youghiogheny river. Proposing here would be absolutely breath taking.
25. Hidden Valley Resort.
Located in the Laural Highlands not far from Pittsburgh abounds with opportunity for you. In the winter take in some skiing or lift riding for an impressive view.
Honorable Mention-Oglebay Resort.
Just south west of Pittsburgh, but still within reach is yet one more opportunity that I had to include that awaits the two of you to enjoy. Check out the festival of lights during the Christmas holiday or play a round of golf and discover a diamond in the rough, or 18th hole.
So which one of these 25 best places in Pittsburgh to pop the question will you select? Which one will be the spot you drop to one knee and ask, "Will You Marry Me?" How could she refuse?
DJ Rockin Steve Credo