You have the ring. And now you are planning what will become a forever memory for you and the love of your life in Naples, Florida. You are about to propose!
No pressure … right?
If you are considering popping the question in Naples, and you have no clue where to start to make it the most magical moment …. I’m here to help.
I’m a Naples proposal, engagement and wedding photographer with all the hidden gems around Naples. There are no shortage of perfect locations. If you aren’t sure where to propose in Naples, I rounded up some of my favorite spots to create this unforgettable moment as you get engaged. All of these locations are photographer approved, so if you are considering including a proposal photographer to document your engagement, these locations will give you gorgeous proposal photos and engagement photos.
The Best Places To Propose at in Naples, Florida
The Naples Bay Front
website | address : 495 Bayfront Pl, Naples, FL 34102
This charming little restaurant and shopping area is a short walk from downtown Naples and has colorful European architecture. It is nestled on a bay and has an adorable outdoor bar, Cabana Bayfront, on the water. Grab a drink at the bar, soak up the sunshine and ask the big question in front of the charming water fountain across the street.
address : 50 Riverside Cir, Naples, FL 34102
Stroll through this gorgeous park to take in all the beauty of Southwest Florida. The stunning 15-acre park located on the Gordon River is the perfect way to spend the day in Naples. Pack a picnic lunch and sit on the open field or grab a kayak and enjoy the water views. Dogs are permitted here on a leash, so if you want to include your furbaby in your proposal, this park is perfect. Plus it has a dog park just across the street.
Naples Botanical Garden
website | address : 4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL 34112
If you or your partner is a plant lover or nature lover, the Naples Botanical Garden will be the perfect spot to get engaged. Naples Botanical Garden is a 170-acre, world-class garden paradise that features plants from around the world. From the tropical palm trees to the stunning cacti, there is no shortage of beautiful backdrops for your proposal. There is a $25 per person fee to enter the gardens, but I promise you that the Naples Botanical Gardens do not disappoint.
I am not sure if it gets any more romantic than a proposal at sunset on a Naples beach …. does it? There are endless options of beautiful, white sand beaches throughout Naples and proposing on the beach might be the most popular option for an engagement in Southwest Florida. If you are thinking about proposing on the beach and you want to hire a proposal photographer to document the big moment, consider planning your proposal during sunset.
You can find the exact time the sun will set using this sunset / sunrise website. Keep in mind the time of sunset is when the sun is actually dropping, so you will have about 15 -25 minutes post sunset of light where you two can snuggle up on a blanket and soak up the fact that you are engaged.
If you are traveling to Naples and you aren’t sure of the best beaches for your proposal, you can check out The Best Naples (Southwest Florida) Beaches for Engagement Photos that goes through some of my favorites.
Pro Tip : Hire the Naples Luxury Picnic Co to set up a romantic picnic for two and hire a Naples photographer to document all the special moments as it unfolds
address : 50 Riverside Cir, Naples, FL 34102
Downtown Naples is so charming. Ask your partner to take a stroll along 5th Avenue and when the moment feels right, pop the question. There are adorable restaurants like Del Mar and The Vine Room that would be great spots to grab a cocktail at along the way.
Your Favorite Naples Restaurant
Naples has no storage of yummy places to grab a fabulous meal. Book a reservation at your favorite spot and plan to propose then. If you are proposing in season (November – April), I’d suggest trying to snag a restaurant reservation at least one month in advance (if not longer) as the best places book up during the prime dinner times fast.
Is it your first time in Naples and you have no idea where to begin? Here are some ideas of restaurants that would be a perfect place to propose
+ Bayside Seafood + Grill : Located in the Venetian Bay Village, this charming restaurant overlooks the water and it known for this amazing view and delicious meals.
+ Turtle Club : If you dream of having your feet in the sand and a delicious meal, this might be the Naples resturant for you. The Turtle Club is located just steps off the famous Vanderbilt beach.
+ D’Amicos Continental Naples – Rated one of the the best resturants in America, this steakhouse is Old Naples won’t disappoint.
Your Home / Hotel / Rental
The most important thing to keep in mind when proposing is to have it feel like you as a couple. If you are a type that prefer to stay in and watch a movie, consider proposing on the couch. Love to sit on the lanai and have a glass of wine, propose then. Your house, hotel or vacation rental might be the perfect spot.
Are you looking for a Naples proposal photographer to document your engagement? I might be your photographer! I am a Florida proposal, engagement and wedding photographer who specializes in candid, romantic photos on the beach and around Southwest Florida. My goal is to document the real moments that unfold so you can not only remember how it all looked but also how it felt.
When photographing a proposal, I document the big moment as it unfolds and following the proposal, we do a mini engagement session (many of the photos on this page are from proposals) so that you can document your engagement just moments after it happens.
I photograph sessions throughout Southwest Florida including Naples, Fort Myers, Marco Island, Bonita Springs, Sanibel Island, Sarasota, Tampa and Miami. Interested in working together? Contact the studio for more information.
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