Do you love Hong Kong and would you like to propose to your partner there soon? We asked wedding planner Evelyn Mills, founder of Marriage Maestros and Wedding Maestros in Hong Kong, what her favorite proposal locations in the city are. An overview!
Evelyn’s favorite proposal locations
1. Victoria Peak Garden
Do you like to ask your partner to marry you on top of a mountain? You can in Hong Kong. Evelyn explains, “At the highest point of Hong Kong Island you will find Victoria Peak Garden, one of the most romantic gardens in the city. A ten-minute cable car ride takes you to the top of Victoria Peak, where, after a short walk along one of my favorite nature trails, you finally arrive at the top. Here a breathtaking view awaits you. While your partner fully enjoys the beautiful Chinese-style gardens and the extraordinary view, you can quietly pull out your engagement ring…”
2. Hong Kong Park Waterfall
Do you like to do your kneeling in peace? If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city you can go to Hong Kong Park. “Hong Kong Park is a delightful oasis in nature, where the icing on the cake is a real waterfall. It is a serene and picturesque refuge in the heart of Central Hong Kong’s busy financial district. Hong Kong Park is also home to Hong Kong’s largest aviary, several modern gardens and greenhouses, and trees that are considered some of the best preserved and most valuable in the city. For me, the waterfall is a real haven of peace where you can have a heavenly and intimate moment with just the two of you.” said Evelyn.
3. Hong Kong Observation Wheel
Are you more a fan of a more playful location that still feels very intimate? Then the Hong Kong Observation Wheel may be for you, according to Evelyn: “The Hong Kong Observation Wheel is a 60-meter-high Ferris wheel, located on the central harbor front. It consists of 42 gondolas, including a VIP gondola with leather seats and a see-through glass bottom. At its highest point, the Observation Wheel offers you stunning views of the Hong Kong skyline and Victoria Harbour. It’s the perfect spot for your romantic marriage proposal.”
4. Evening cruise on the Aqua Luna
Another wonderful experience, according to Evelyn, is a cruise on the iconic Aqua Luna, one of the last typical red Chinese junk boats: “You sail through Victoria Harbour with a magnificent view of the skyline of Hong Kong and its famous permanent ‘Symphony of Lights’ show that takes place daily at 8 p.m. – the largest light and sound show in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records. This famous music, light and laser show illuminates the port and the city, providing fireworks and instant magic. Ask your partner to marry you in a moment of genuine wonder at so much beauty…. Want to bet that you will touch your lover to the depths of his or her soul? Your proposal will be a spectacular experience,” says Evelyn enthusiastically.
5. Tai Long Wan
For sun, sea and beach lovers, Hong Kong’s famous Tai Long Wan must definitely not to be missed on the list according to Evelyn: “Tai Long Wan is a 3-kilometer wide bay on the east coast of the Sai Kung Peninsula in the Sai Kung District, and rivals some of the world’s most beautiful beaches thanks to its white powder sand and crystal clear seawater. The bay can be reached by combining a walk with a speedboat ride, or by renting a private yacht. At Tai Long Wan you can hike, sunbathe, surf and even camp under the stars. This will be a proposal to remember!”
After a successful marriage proposal, a fitting party with family and friends can’t be missed. That’s why we’re happy to give you Evelyn’s favorite locations to celebrate your engagement in Hong Kong right away!
1. Star Ferry
Are you a fan of water? Then a celebratory moment on the Star Ferry is definitely for you. Evelyn explains: “The Star Ferry is a charming double-decker boat. It is the ideal water location for a reception with family and friends, to celebrate your engagement. While celebrating, you can enjoy together the breathtaking views of one of the world’s most photographed skylines.”.
2. The China Club
Evelyn: “The China Club Hong Kong is located on the top three floors of the iconic old Bank of China. This unique venue is suitable for couples who want to experience the nostalgic atmosphere of 1930’s Shanghai; you’ll enjoy it in a modern retro-chic atmosphere. Here you will celebrate your engagement in culinary fashion, as the very welcoming China Club serves fantastic Michelin-starred dishes.”
3. 1881 Heritage
At 1881 Heritage you will find something for everyone. Evelyn is a huge fan: “The 138-year-old former Marine Police headquarters is located in the center of Tsim Sha Tsui -Kowloon’s cultural and shopping area. This unique location offers stunning views of Victoria Harbour and features a romantic garden, an open courtyard, five unique dining concepts and first-class accommodation making the property a favorite of many couples and other party-goers.”
4. The Chinese Library
Evelyn’s fourth favorite is The Chinese Library: “You can also choose to celebrate the wonderful news of your engagement at The Chinese Library. This culinary high end is located in the former Hong Kong police station. The restaurant is characterized by its elegant colonial-style interior and serves Chinese dishes with a Western twist. The ideal location for an ‘East meets West’ celebration.”, smiles Evelyn.
5. Haw Par Mansion
Evelyn knows all the secret gems of this great city and tips, “Haw Par Mansion is one of the few remaining examples of Chinese eclectic style and architecture in Hong Kong. It is an invaluable heritage site. This newly restored landmark can now be booked for private events, such as your engagement party. Look forward to a unique experience, and fully immerse your guests in the history of this Chinese Renaissance-style mansion!”
About Evelyn Mills
Evelyn Mills founded Marriage Maestros in 2002 to meet the growing demand for more sophisticated and exclusive weddings in Hong Kong. Marriage Maestros, as well as subsidiary Wedding Maestros, specializes in creating beautiful, stylish luxury weddings and one-of-a-kind events in Hong Kong, Bali, China and by extension throughout Asia.