7 Best Winter Proposal Ideas in Atlanta, Georgia

Winter Wonderland

Winter is the season for spending quality time with your partner, cozying up by a warm fire, holding hands while ice skating, and sipping on hot cocoa in the park. What better time to show your partner how much you love them by popping the question? We love a winter proposal and have several ideas for anyone looking to get engaged in Atlanta, Georgia. Find your perfect ring at one of our three Atlanta locations in Alpharetta, Duluth, or Kennesaw, or find a store near you. After visiting your Shane Co., head to one of the following locations for a magical night of romance. 

Winter Wonderland Igloo

Restaurants and bars across the city transform into holiday pop-ups during the early winter months, creating enchanting scenes ideal for a unique Atlanta proposal. One of our favorite experiences is the special igloo reservations we see available at several locations throughout the city. Book your own private igloo for dinner and propose underneath a cozy bubble built just for the two of you. 

We love the Skate the Sky adventure at the rooftop of Ponce City Market that takes place from November through early January. A reservation will get you two hours in a heated, decorated igloo along with skate rentals for the ice rink and access to the games and rides at Skyline Park (when available). Another cool option is the North Pole at Colony Square, a winter wonderland speakeasy in, you guessed it, an igloo. It’s open in November and December on Wednesdays through Saturdays, with a few exceptions. 

There was recently a Shane Co. proposal at The Roof at Ponce City Market! How magical! Photo by Chris Lindner, courtesy of Slater Hospitality and The Roof at Ponce City Market.
Beautiful igloo proposal at The Roof at Ponce City Market. Photo by Yamur Photography, courtesy of Slater Hospitality and The Roof at Ponce City Market.

The Fox Theatre 

The fabulous Fox Theatre is an Atlanta staple that performance lovers know for its Broadway shows, concerts, comedic acts, and movies. Its architecture and twinkling night “sky” for a ceiling are world-renowned, and, according to their site, Billboard Magazine ranked the Fox Theatre as the “#1 non-residency venue worldwide for the decade (5,000 seats or less).” This popular venue has seen many love stories over the years, and yours could be next!

While the inside of the theater is beautiful, it may be a hectic place to propose depending on the show. We recommend seeing a performance first, followed by a proposal outdoors in front of the stunning marquee. Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet is a recurring show, if you celebrate Christmas and want to celebrate with a holiday proposal night. Keep an eye out for other shows and concerts throughout the season. There’s often a performance on New Year’s Eve, so you can potentially ring in the new year with a kiss and a proposal!

Photo by Alive Coverage, courtesy of The Fox Theater.

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Observe gorgeous light displays at the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Garden Lights, Holiday Nights event that runs from November through January. Propose under the dazzling lights for a sparkling start to your lives together. There are several ticket package options available, from a budget-friendly general admission to a premium package with included drinks and flexible dates. 

This is a popular local event, so make sure to plan ahead. We recommend getting tickets online and mapping out parking in advance. The garden’s associated Longleaf Restaurant is open at night as well, so you can enjoy a delicious bite to celebrate your proposal.

Atlanta Botanical Garden, Garden Lights, Holiday Nights 2013 Photo by Joey Ivansco

Georgia Aquarium

The Georgia Aquarium is known for its stunning exhibitions and wide variety of wildlife to observe. Through early January, Winter Waterland at the aquarium features a tree, decorations, music, and more. If you’re looking for a festive way to propose, it’s the perfect place.

Another popular location within the aquarium is the Ocean Voyager tunnel. Stand under this mesmerizing tunnel to feel like you’re immersed right there in the tank with whale sharks, stingrays, and more. Get down on one knee with an under-the-sea proposal that is sure to take your partner’s breath away.

Photo courtesy of The Georgia Aquarium.

High Museum of Art 

The High Museum of Art is another great place to get engaged, especially for all you art lovers out there. Visit the museum, take in the exhibitions and the permanent collection, and make your own history by proposing in front of beautiful works of art. 

If you want to avoid the crowds during the day, consider visiting the museum on the third Friday of every month for Friday Jazz. This ticketed event features charming jazz music and after-hours access to the museum. Propose while sipping on wine with romantic tunes playing in the background and they’re sure to say “yes!” 

The Garden Room

Even if you’re not planning to propose, The Garden Room is an excellent date-night idea as “an immersive garden bar and dining experience.” Located in One Buckhead Plaza, this beautiful restaurant serves New American cuisine and cocktails in a gorgeous room filled with flowers and botanical décor underneath a glass roof. 

Propose in the wonder of nature without feeling freezing this winter at The Garden Room. You won’t be disappointed by its greenhouse feel or delicious food and drinks. Reservations open a month in advance and fill up quickly in this intimate setting, so make sure to set a proposal date in advance!

Photo by Vanessa Boy, courtesy of The Garden Room.

Historic Decatur Square

The Square in Downtown Decatur centers around the old DeKalb County courthouse, which serves as a picturesque backdrop for engagement photos. This 15-block walkable district gives a small-town-meets-city feel that makes for an adorable date night. If it’s cold out, make sure to bundle up, but keep in mind there are plenty of coveted local shops and restaurants to duck into. 

We recommend eating at The White Bull or Revival after proposing on the quaint streets of Downtown Decatur to enjoy delicious, award-winning food and drinks. Grab a glass of champagne to toast the night! 

Shane Co. Locations Near Atlanta

If you’re proposing in Atlanta, Shane Co. can help you with your engagement ring and wedding band needs. Our expert jewelry consultants are here to help find exactly what you’re looking for or guide you if you’re not yet sure. Plus, our stores are warm, cheerful, and festive during the cozy winter months with hot drinks available! 

We have nearby locations in Duluth, Alpharetta, and Kennesaw and can help you find the perfect ring for the perfect partner. We’re also here to be your partner for life with our Free Lifetime Warranty that includes maintenance, repairs, and more. Visit one of your local stores or begin by browsing ShaneCo.com today. Congratulations on your impending engagement!

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