There is nothing like getting engaged on a private rooftop in New York. The skyline views and busy city underneath you makes this marriage proposal very thrilling and exciting.


We truly believe that after the lockdown, when things will get back to normal, people will still be looking for the less crowded proposal options. And what can be more private than space with no other people except you two?

When you considering all the private proposal ideas in New York, a private rooftop is always one of the options, and here is why:

  1. It is a unique venue and unique experience for both of you. Unlike proposing in a restaurant or at the park, where tons of proposals were made before you,  a private rooftop always brings that feeling of excitement.
  2. Privacy. After the quarantine we guaranteed you don’t want to be among the people and a private rooftop gives you that opportunity to propose in intimate surroundings without dealing with other people. Usually, our couples don’t need any assistance in getting to the building, so they are on their own at the rooftop.
  3. Personalization. The main benefit of the private venue, except privacy, is that you can decorate the space as you wish. All of our rooftops are rented empty, so it is up to you to decide what you want to have there. Led candles, rose petals, and Marry Me signs are just the basic examples of what can be added to the rooftop, but there is no limit of possibilities.
  4. Views. A private rooftop proposal is a perfect opportunity to see the city from above. Most of our rooftops have the iconic views of the Empire State Building,  the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty.
  5. As many clients had to postpone their marriage proposals due to the quarantine we are expecting high demand on the private rooftops after the lockdown. Also, those clients who proposed at home on quarantine would be looking for romantic ways to celebrate the engagement, so again private rooftop will be a perfect option.
If you are planning to propose after the quarantine, this is the right time to start planning your marriage proposal. The key to a successful marriage proposal is organization. Together we will choose the best rooftop for your engagement and work on the ” cover story” and decorations. Contact us now and let’s start planning now.

Everything you should know about rooftop proposal in NYC

New York City is the perfect place for a surprise marriage proposal. Only here you can find world-famous skyscrapers and cute little townhouses in the same neighborhood. Pop culture made this city and its main attractions known all over the world. You can not imagine traveling to New York and not visiting the world-famous Central Park or walking through the Brooklyn Bridge or not catching a broadway show at Times Square. And of course, the best way to explore the city is from above, the Empire State Building or Top of the Rock Observation deck is the most popular proposal location in New York. And as much as we admire those skyscrapers, we love to have them in our background, but not actually to be on them. Every year more than one million tourists are visiting New York and keeping that in mind, it is getting very hard to have a romantic proposal on the open to public observation terraces. We truly believe that the best way to surprise your partner with the marriage proposal is by proposing on a private rooftop.

What are the best proposal places in NYC?

When you go through the NYC proposal ideas, think of what view you would like to have on your pictures. Do you want to have an Empire State Building view or the Brooklyn Bridge View, maybe the Central Park or Hudson River or maybe you just want to have a broad Manhattan skyline with no specific building in the picture. Knowing that will narrow your choices and will be a great help in the rooftop searching. We highly recommend hiring a proposal planner, who will plan and organize your engagement. They know all the best places where to propose in NYC and usually have a list of private places for proposals. We have more than 20 different rooftops in New York which have views of the signature buildings and luxury penthouses with breathtaking skylines. From the experience, the best private places to propose in NYC will be rooftops located by the Empire State Building. There just something truly magical to walk into a terrace and have this signature building right in front of you with all its lights glowing just for you. 

What are the benefits of a private rooftop proposal in NYC?

First of all, it is privacy. When you choose to propose on a private rooftop you can be sure that there will be no one else on a terrace except the two of you. When you go through the private proposal ideas with your planner you can incorporate as many personal items as you wish. For example, you can have a musician, who will be playing the love song of your choice or you can play a premade video on the projector. We love to use pictures and your partner’s favorite flowers for decorations as well. Also, don’t forget about proposal photography. When you proposing in a private setting it is much easier to pose for the camera as you don’t need to worry about strangers looking at you. You will be concentrated more on your partner and can be as emotional as you want. We saw it many times when couples get engaged in a park and there was a crowd of people taking videos and pictures of that personal moment and the couple were overwhelmed by the attention and couldn’t really relax and enjoy that precious moment. That is why the new york rooftop proposal is the go-to way to surprise your partner and actually enjoy this moment together. Also, you can have a celebratory champagne toast when you proposing on a private rooftop as it is illegal to drink in a park and you can actually get a fine for that. 

Sometimes our clients invite their friends and family for the proposal and it is always fun to see the family together in a private setting. People might cry and not be afraid to be judged by the by-passers. 

When can you propose on a private rooftop?

We do rooftop proposals year-round, so any season can work. Of course, keep in mind that during the winter months it is cold outside and most of the rooftops don’t have covers, so you need to dress up warm. But in case you really scared of the cold, but still want to propose on a rooftop, we have a couple of rooftops with the inside room as well. So that you have a private room and an outside terrace. During the spring and summer, it might be raining and as some of the terraces have little rain covers, most of the venues don’t have it. So if it is raining on your proposal, don’t be scared and just dress properly and bring an umbrella. The rain actually looks fantastic on the pictures, so no need to worry about it. Also, many clients are asking us when is the best time to propose during the day and of course, it will depend on the pictures you want to have. During the day, colors are colorful and you can have those fun and cheerful shots. The best time in terms of lightning will be early morning or sunset. That’s when you can have both the daytime and the night time pictures. After sunset, it is more romantic shots as the lights are popping out and the photographer can be more creative with the lightning. 

How to bring your partner on a private rooftop without giving out the surprise?

When you are planning a new york rooftop proposal you need to think of the cover story in order to keep the surprise. Usually, we tell our clients not to lie too much and keep the cover simple and believable. YOu can tell your partner that you are going to a new rooftop bar or a restaurant, a speakeasy place or a work event. When you come up with the story try to make it believable. For example, we had a client who told his girlfriend they were going to a closed Tylor Swift album release party. Somehow the girl was a bit disappointed that it was just a proposal. Also, your friends and family can help and “invite” the two of you for a party. In this case, they will be responsible for the lie and you don’t need to worry to keep the story straight.

If you are planning to propose in New York, but don’t know where to start, contact us now and our experienced team will help you to create the most unforgettable rooftop marriage proposal experience. New York private rooftop experience is waiting for you. 

Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Its name is derived from ” Empire State”, the nickname of New York. As of 2017, the building is the 5th- tallest completed skyscraper in the United States and the 28th – tallest in the world. So yes, The Empire State Building is an iconic NYC skyscraper known all over the world.
When you planning your proposal in Big Apple, you what this magnificent building to be on the pictures. This is something that makes New York, New York.
Here is a little guide on how to choose the rooftop with the Empire State Building View.

1. Have the view in mind

Basically, the Empire State Building can be seen from anywhere in the city and then it is more the matter of what view do you want to have on the background. It can be a city view with the Empire State and the other buildings. For example, “Midtown Sunset” rooftop is ideal for those couples who want to see the whole beauty of the city. This rooftop has a magnificent view of the Hudson River, Freedom Tower, and the Empire State Building. Perfect for the sunset and night proposals as you can see the city in lights.

2. The closer view and more intimate rooftops

Rooftops like ” Sparkling Midtown” and ” Empire State Building view” has a direct view to the Empire State Building, it is literally right above you. Those rooftops have more intimate set up and ideal for “dinner and bar” covers. You can enjoy the beauty of the lights from the first row. Those rooftops look amazing on the pictures.

3. Classic View

” Classic Empire State Building” Rooftop terrace is your ideal spot for that perfect shot. The terrace has a direct view of the Empire State Building, it is not too close not that far. The terrace has classic columns and lots of green trees, that looks perfect in the pictures. Also, the terrace has an inside room with the fireplace, which can be used in bad weather or snowy days. Ideal for sophisticated proposals and small, intimate weddings.

4. Daytime View

Daytime proposals are fun and you can actually see the city. Empire State Building looks amazing during the day, so if you had a plan to propose in a morning or during the day, go for it. Also, daytime is perfect for detailed decorations. Maybe you want to print pictures of you two and place them on the roof or make her favorite flowers arrangements.
“Funky Rooftop” might be your perfect choice. That place has a broad city view. There are also iconic water tanks in there, so its a very New Yorkish place.

5. Penthouse with the view

This is perfect for a romantic getaway proposal. The luxury penthouse will be at your exclusive use with the huge terrace overlooking the Midtown Manhattan. Enjoy the sparkling city and chill champagne. You will have an Empire State Building view with a city skyline.
This place is perfect for couples who want to escape the busy city and enjoy time together.

We hope this guide will help you to choose the perfect rooftop for your unforgettable proposal.
If you are planning to propose on a private rooftop, but have no idea where to start, contact us now as our experienced team will help you to create the proposal of your dreams.

Tatiana Caicedo