Best Romantic Proposals

As RedBalloon’s Customer Review Coordinator, a big part of my job is reading through thousands of customer reviews. I love reading about our customers overcoming lifelong fears, trying new things and spending quality time with their friends and family. I try not to play favourites, but there’s nothing better than when those reviews involve a marriage proposal - they’re just too good not to share! So here are 10 of my favourite proposal reviews...

Heli flight RedBalloon
1. Helicopter Flight over Geelong City and Barwon River

“I loved this experience. I had it planned for my partner and I. I organised the day off work for us both and waited until we were over 1500 feet in the air to propose to her (of course she said yes!). I had spoken to the crew prior to the day and had it all organised. They knew exactly what was going on and helped me plan it all. I want to do it again!”

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Eureka skydeck
2. Eureka Skydeck and the Edge Experience

“Not only was the venue amazing, but the staff were so professional and friendly. Definitely a must on the to do list. To top off the experience, when my fiancé proposed to me in The Edge, every significant moment was captured on camera by a staff member.”

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RedBalloon paragliding
3. Paragliding Tandem Flight

“Fred and the crew were very informative and helpful when giving me such an amazing experience. My plan was to see one of the most amazing sceneries in Australia and to propose to my girlfriend when I arrived in the valley surrounded by snow topped mountains. They helped with this plan and made the surprise well worth it.”

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RedBalloon overnight country
4. Overnight Country Farm Stay with Wine and Chocolates

“My partner and I loved our stay. The house was clean and comfortable. Our host was very friendly and helpful - she took us for an impromptu tour of the farm and showed us the animals. The lavender grounds were beautiful and were the perfect setting for my marriage proposal. The restaurant we visited for dinner at the suggestion of our host was the best meal we have had in a long time. We will certainly be back!”

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BYO Picnic in paradise
5. BYO Picnic in Paradise

“This was an amazing experience because I was proposed to. It was an incredible feeling being on the beach with all the equipment we were being provided with. The team were very helpful and fun.”

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6. Hot Springs Bathing and High Tea

“The Hot Springs was just a fantastic experience. The weather was perfect for the occasion – nice and chilly with a little bit of rain. It was great for dipping into some nice warm water. The hottest pool at the top of the hill was unbelievable, with a terrific view to all points of the Peninsula. After a nice steam in the Turkish Steam room, a cold dip really gets the body going. We'll definitely be back. A nice addition was the High Tea at Woodman Estate. It was such a beautiful setting with a great view out over the lake - very romantic. So much so that my girlfriend proposed to me and of course I accepted. So the entire occasion will never be forgotten.”

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RedBalloon mystery flight
7. Mystery Flight Package

“We had the most wonderful weekend away.  The weather was beautiful and where we stayed the staff were wonderful – the hotel was perfect in every way. Also in a good note my partner had proposed to me. So what more can I say? Thank you so much RedBalloon.”

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RedBalloon romantic escape
8. Romantic Escape and Winery Tour with Dinner

“This was fantastic! We got a personal wine tour of our choice or suggested wineries – Jacinta was amazing with that! I told them the occasion was for me to propose, and explained when I would be doing it and when we returned to our room they covered it in rose petals and candles. It was such a fantastic touch and very unexpected! The food was great, the room was great... All round 100% happy experience and we will return.”

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RedBalloon horse drawn carriage
9. Romantic Horse Drawn Carriage Ride

“Cannot recommend this experience enough! I arranged to be collected from our hotel and driver was there waiting for us early. A bottle of champagne and two glasses were in the carriage along with blankets if needed. I'd organised to propose to my girlfriend midway through our ride on the steps of parliament and this was not a problem. The driver stopped "to give the horses a rest". Afterwards we were taken back to fed square and even though our ride went overtime the driver offered to take photos of us in the carriage with the horses. No matter the occasion, this is a unique way to view the sights of Melbourne. Super professional and accommodating, my fiancé and I cannot thank the company and our driver enough!”

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RedBalloon yacht stay
10. Romantic Overnight Yacht Stay

“Both the experience and service were fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble for the crew, especially once they knew I planned to use the yacht stay as the platform for my marriage proposal. For the record… She said YES"

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