Looking for a Romantic Proposal Venue?

The Perfect Place to Propose in the UK

Finding the ideal proposal venue is a big part of your proposal planning. You want it to be romantic, memorable, magical and private enough to have that quiet moment when you propose.

Past proposal trends used to see people jetting off to pop the question abroad but in this new climate we have rediscovered the beauty of the UK, and proposals in England are popular and cost-effective options. So rather than spending on expensive flights, you can put your budget into a more luxurious proposal and the perfect engagement ring.

Grantley Hall – a Magical Proposal Venue in the Yorkshire Dales

As the exclusive private jeweller for Grantley Hall jewellery experiences, we are privileged to have been part of many proposals, engagements and weddings at this unique location in Ripon.

We never fail to be enchanted by this proposal venue’s romantic setting in beautiful formal gardens amongst the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales.

Grantley Hall, Ripon, proposal venue
Grantley Hall

Grantley Hall gives you everything you need for the perfect proposal location:

  • Romantic setting with beautiful views
  • Picturesque grounds with lots of proposal spots to choose from
  • Exceptional accommodation and suites for a short stay
  • Choice of 4 exquisite restaurants, including Michelin-starred Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall
  • 5 stunning bars to cosy up in and celebrate your engagement with a glass of champagne
  • A luxury spa and wellness retreat to relax in and pamper your fiancée.

What could be better than proposing at Grantley Hall and then spending special time together in this beautiful location where your every need is catered for to the highest level?

Planning Your Proposal

It can be daunting choosing where and how to propose; you want it to be that perfect moment that your partner will be proud to tell their friends and family about. But you also want to enjoy the occasion and remove any potential stresses that could arise.

Here are our tips and some inspiration for making the perfect proposal:

Plan it around your partner and what they like and enjoy

If they love to be outside in nature then planning an outdoor proposal with a luxury picnic hamper could be a good fit. Or if they like the finer things in life then planning a proposal in an opulent and unusual location could work well.

What about the ring?

Do you know what they will like? Will you buy it beforehand or choose it together? Take a look at our Gentleman’s Guide to Choosing an Engagement Ring for ideas.

For a really unique approach, try the Grantley Hall and N.J. Geddes Jewellery Experience. This involves designing your dream engagement ring together as part of your special stay at Grantley. You could even present a beautiful uncut diamond in a box signifying the start of your journey together creating a handcrafted bespoke engagement ring.

diamond engagement ring
Diamond Engagement Ring

The little details make the difference

It’s often the small touches that elevate an occasion and make it run smoothly. Consider, for example, where you will hide the ring, what time of day will you propose, what time of year/season, what will you tell them about your trip and what’s your cover story to keep it a surprise.

If your partner likes to capture moments on social media, then are you choosing an Instagrammable proposal location? And don’t forget to take a photo or video afterwards.

Make the most of the occasion

Following all the build up to the proposal, planning something relaxing together afterwards to celebrate is a great idea. If your proposal is at Grantley Hall then you could treat yourselves to a champagne afternoon tea, spa treatments, a cocktail in the bar or a fine dining experience.

Need some advice?

If you would like advice on choosing an engagement ring or creating your own bespoke ring, get in touch with Neil and he’ll be happy to help.

To enquire about the N.J. Geddes and Grantley Hall Jewellery Experience, you can call Grantley Hall on 01765 620 070 or view more information on their experiences page.

Exclusive Jewellery Experiences with Grantley Hall

We are delighted to announce a new partnership with Grantley Hall as their exclusive fine jeweller. Together, we’ve created a range of bespoke fine jewellery experiences that combine the absolute best of British service, craftmanship and luxury.

Perfect Moments

Guests of Grantley Hall (a beautiful, 5 star country hotel in Ripon, North Yorkshire) will have the opportunity to design a piece of bespoke jewellery as part of their Grantley Hall experience. This could be anything from designing their own engagement ring for a proposal to creating an exquisite necklace for a special anniversary to designing some earrings with rare jewels for a birthday surprise.

“Grantley is special; we were looking for something truly unique and Neil Geddes delivers an unforgettable experience; both brands seemed to gel together perfectly. It was important to work with a high-quality jeweller with a proven track record to design and create beautiful bespoke pieces.”

Andrew McPherson, General Manager, Grantley Hall

Ultimate Luxury

Grantley Hall is the epitome of British elegance and luxury. This country hotel, spa and wellness retreat has been recently refurbished to the highest standards and offers a relaxed but sophisticated setting for life’s precious moments. Whether it is simply a weekend away, a wedding or a special occasion, we love the charm and luxurious ambience of Grantley Hall.

And, that’s why it is the ideal match for a partnership with N.J. Geddes Fine Jewellery, Neil Geddes comments, “The values of N.J. Geddes Fine Jewellery and Grantley Hall complement each other to a tee – both brands are determined in their pursuit of perfection and in giving people life experiences and magical memories they will never forget.”

Grantley Hall - Presidential Suite
Grantley Hall – Presidential Suite

Jewellery Experiences with Grantley Hall

Working closely with the team at Grantley Hall, we’ve designed three Jewellery Experiences that we think you’re going to love. Your stay will include exquisite accommodation, fine dining and a champagne consultation with Neil Geddes to discuss your jewellery requirements. Our aim is to capture your personality in a piece of bespoke jewellery – then have it handcrafted in England using traditional techniques.

The Proposal

Make perfect memories with our proposal package. With an elegant setting, fine dining and a bespoke engagement ring design experience, romance will be in the air for an unforgettable proposal.

Wedding and Bridal Jewellery

Our bespoke fine jewellery design experience allows you to create the perfect wedding rings, bridal jewellery and gifts such as diamond cufflinks. You’ll enjoy a delightful fine dining experience and a champagne consultation with our private jeweller to discuss your requirements.

Special Occasions

Mark those special birthdays, anniversaries and life events with a celebration you’ll cherish forever. Gather your loved ones together for exceptional food, a beautiful setting and a bespoke jewellery design experience. You’ll create a treasured piece of jewellery that is handmade in England using traditional techniques and the finest jewels.

We have three tiers of experience available, £5,000, £10,000 and £30,000 – this includes design and creation of your jewellery, plus Grantley Hall accommodation, fine dining and a spa treatment experience, depending on which option you select. Have a look at our brochure for full details.

Cherished Memories

We’re excited to offer guests of Grantley Hall this fantastic opportunity to celebrate with loved ones and to create a piece of fine jewellery that will be treasured forever.

Grantley Hall, Ripon
Grantley Hall

If you would like to find out more, have a look at our brochure or contact the Grantley Hall reservations team on 01765 620 070 or at hello@grantleyhall.co.uk to discuss your requirements.