Melbourne Proposal Ideas for Summer!

Spring has officially sprung in Australia and Summer is just around the corner! There is no doubt that Summer is the time of the year when everyone plans like crazy. Parties, weddings and especially proposals! Summer is the busiest season of the proposal year. So, we are getting in early to give you some amazing Melbourne proposal ideas for Summer to start planning now! 

We have four perfect Melbourne proposal ideas for your Summer proposal:

1. Picnic by the Beach Proposal 

Now that the grey skies and dreary weather that Melbourne is known for is clearing, it is time to visit the beach! There are many breathtaking Melbourne beaches that are perfect for your proposal experience. You can have your proposal setting down on the sand with the waves crashing in the background. Alternatively, you can find a beautiful lookout perched above a beach to capture those incredible views in the background of all of your photos! 

Imagine strolling along one of Melbourne’s best beaches and you stumble across a beautiful, stylised picnic for the two of you. Complete with a glass of your favourite wine and a delicious charcuterie platter. After your partner says that all important “YES!”, celebrate together with a romantic photo shoot or sit down and take in the sun setting over the waves. 

Pro Tip: The best way to get your partner to the beach for their proposal without giving away the surprise is to tell them you are going on a sunset walk along the beach, or you are meeting friends for a picnic. 

Photographer: Peter James Photography

2. Secret Garden Proposal 

Moving away from the water, the next best Melbourne proposal idea for Summer is a beautiful blooming secret garden filled with greenery and flowers! You can have a fairy-tale proposal setting full of fresh flowers, rose petals and colour! This is a great Melbourne proposal idea for Summer as you can simply tell your partner that you have heard of an amazing garden, and you are taking them out for a date. 

A lot of Melbourne gardens have romantic rotundas or gazebos on the property that are also perfect for proposal settings! Adorn the gazebo with twinkling fairy lights and have a romantic picnic setting waiting for the two of you… We really don’t think it gets better than this. 

Pro Tip: A lot of Melbourne secret gardens have extended opening hours during Summer or can accommodate after-hours proposals. This will give you those stunning Summer sunsets and privacy for your proposal moment! 

Photographer: Twenty One Studio

3. Sunset Rooftop Proposal 

If you have read any of our other blogs then you would know that a Melbourne rooftop proposal is one of our absolute favourite ways to propose! So, if you haven’t guessed already, those rooftops get even better during Summer as you have later nights and dreamier sunsets. 

You can live out your European Summer dreams in Melbourne with romantic alfresco private dining! Have an elegant table for two set up on your rooftop and organise for your partner’s favourite Summer meal (we love the idea of a gourmet fresh seafood platter!) to be delivered to the table after your proposal moment. 

Pro Tip: You can find out all the ins and outs about having a Melbourne rooftop proposal in our most recent blog ‘Melbourne Rooftop Proposals’!

Photographer: My Scandi Style

4. Melbourne Yacht Proposal

There is nothing dreamier than cruising down the river on a yacht as you watch the sun setting around you. Add in some glowing candles, red rose petals and a “Will You Marry Me?” sign and you have the perfect proposal! Tell your partner that you have booked a romantic river cruise down the Yarra River. Once you arrive, you will see a beautifully decorated yacht and you can play your partner’s favourite song in the background. You can even customise the sail of a yacht to say “Will You Marry Me?” and it will open at the exact time you are down on one knee. After you pop the big question, set sail as you enjoy a glass of Champagne. You could even have the yacht drop you off by your favourite restaurant for dinner reservations after your proposal, as the cherry on top!

Love the sound of one of these Melbourne proposal ideas for Summer and ready to propose before the season ends? Enquire with us now to start planning! 


Tania + Gloria

Tania and Gloria own one of Australia’s leading proposal planning services, My Proposal Co. With over 1,500 perfect marriage proposals and romantic dates under their belt, you know you’re in good hands. When it comes to proposal planning, they create the perfect fusion between genuinely romantic and thoughtfully designed events. My Proposal Co. have appeared across national and international media outlets as experts in all things romantic.

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