Fashionable places to propose on Christmas around Southampton


Choosing where to propose can be a nerve-wracking business. It is one of the biggest days of your life, one of the most important questions you will ever ask, and you will want it to be somewhere special, memorable, and above all romantic.

Proposing at Christmas can be a charming thing to do. Festive lights and decorations add a wonderful ambiance to all sorts of places, and the joy of the season gives everything a little extra magic. 

Christmas in Southampton is a delightful experience, and a Christmas proposal in this excellent city on the south coast of England is an excellent idea. Best of all, as one of England’s largest cruise ports, it is set up for a loved-up getaway post-proposal which is a lovely way to start the rest of your lives together. 

So if you are planning a romantic cruise from Southampton and want to pop the question before you set sail, here are five of the most romantic locations in and around the city. 

Southampton Common

One of Southampton’s most beautiful green spaces, Southampton Common is a delightful oasis in the heart of the city and especially beautiful at Christmas time. The Common plays host to a number of festive events throughout the holidays, including a Christmas market and a magical light display, which makes it an excellent place to visit to fill your heart with Christmas spirit. Take a walk through the twinkling lights and find a quiet spot to get down on one knee.

Southampton Guildhall

The Southampton Guildhall is one of the most beautiful historic buildings in Southampton’s medieval old town center. Adorned with lights and decorations, it is particularly lovely at Christmas time and makes an extremely romantic backdrop for a festive proposal. Pop the question outside in front of the grand, illuminated facade, or head inside for even more historic splendor.

Southampton Old Cemetery

While it might sound somewhat macabre at first, the Southampton Old Cemetery is an amazing option for a truly unique and memorable proposal location. This remarkable space is peace and tranquility personified, a glorious combination of beautiful and historic graves and monuments, and serene natural beauty. Start the process off with a stroll around the paths, take in the calm ambiance, then when the time is right, get down on one knee. 

Southampton Waterfront

The Southampton Waterfront is one of the city’s finest gems and makes for a beautiful and romantic place to propose, especially at night. The lights of the boats and buildings shimmer and shine, reflected off the water, while the dark horizon out to sea makes a fine and magical background for romance. A gentle stroll along the water’s edge, followed by a romantic drink in one of the many bars in the area, is a great accompaniment for a proposal. 

No matter which location you choose, it is important to make sure it is meaningful to you and your partner and that it reflects your relationship. Southampton at Christmas is full of magical, romantic spots, and you are sure to find somewhere perfect for your proposal. 

Written by Megan Taylor
Megan is a beauty expert who is passionate about all things makeup and glam! Her love for makeup has brought her to become a beauty pro at Glamour Garden Cosmetics.