Best Places to Propose on Long Island, New York

Montauk Point
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Looking for that special place to pop the question on Long Island, New York? There are a number of unique and romantic places where you can ask your love to spend the rest of his or her life together. Read on to find the place that's right for you.

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Old Westbury Gardens - Temple of Love

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At Old Westbury Gardens, one of Long Island's former Gold Coast mansions from the Great Gatsby era, take a stroll down to a tranquil body of water, East Lake, on the property. At the far end of this lake the Temple of Love stands facing the calm view. You and your love can sit for a while before you get down on bended knee to ask that all-important question. When your love says yes (of course, he or she will), continue your walk through the lush, beautiful gardens to contemplate your future life together. In spring and summer, the stately area bursts forth with a profusion of flowers and the stately trees provide a green backdrop for your proposal. 

Old Westbury Gardens is located at 71 Old Westbury Road, in Old Westbury, Nassau County, Long Island, New York.

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The Beach at Montauk

Montauk Point
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The romance of the ocean can be the backdrop for your wedding proposal. Those sugar-fine sands in Montauk, also known as "The End" (Europe would be the next stop if you decided to swim eastward!) stretch for miles in all their shimmering glory. If you and your love appreciate the beauty of a spectacular Long Island beach, then this is the place for you to pop the question.

Stay at one of the many oceanside hotels like Gurney's Inn, Resort, Spa & Conference Center at 290 Old Montauk Highway. Treat your love to a massage at the hotel's Sea Water Spa and Thalasso Center, with its many ocean-themed restorative treatments. And of course, you can also plan your wedding reception there.

Montauk sits at the tip of Long Island, New York's South Fork, and the Atlantic Ocean hugs the sweeping stretch of beach.

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Oheka Castle Hotel & Estate

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This stunning, former Gold Coast estate in Suffolk County was once owned by financier Otto Hermann Kahn (the estate was based on his name: Otto Hermann Kahn = Oheka.) Originally built in 1919, the mansion and surrounding gardens were the backdrop for Kahn's extravagant Gatsby-style parties. A friend of Charlie Chaplin, Kahn often invited the actor over to his estate. Renowned opera singer Enrico Caruso entertained at some of these over-the-top soirees.

After Kahn's demise, the estate changed hands a number of times, and vandals set fire to it more than once. Thankfully, developers Gary Melius bought the property and mansion in 1984 and has restored it to its former glory.

Book a room or suite for the evening or take a tour of the estate and mansion which resembles a French chateau,  and then propose to your significant other in the sprawling manicured gardens outside. These have been restored to reflect the original plans of the sons of Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed the landscapes of Central Park.

Oheka Castle Hotel & Estate is located at 135 West Gate Drive in Cold Spring Hills (Huntington), New York. 

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View Restaurant

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With lovely vistas of the Great South Bay, you and your love can enjoy a delicious meal of contemporary American food and seafood. The space was once part of the estate of William K. Vanderbilt and you can eat indoors next to expansive windows, or outdoors during the warmer months/

View Restaurant is located at 3 Consuelo Place in Oakdale, New York. Their phone number is (631) 589-2694.

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