Oh, sweet love – could there be anything more thrilling than the thought of whizzing away to the ‘Venice of the North’, Stockholm, with your other half? We don’t think so! And perhaps that’s also why the Open City doubles as a superb location to fall on your knees and make your love last forever…
Thanks to Sweden’s welcoming attitudes towards LGBT+ couples, as well as some of the most scenic corners of any European capital, Scandinavia’s biggest city is predestined for big gestures and dramatic moments: here are our favourite Stockholm places to propose!
You’d be a fool not putting a ring on this historic landmark hotel on intimate Skeppsholmen island! Nestled within a leafy enclave in the summer and oozing with cosy fairytale vibes during the winter, Hotel Skeppsholmen offers the most serene and secluded setting of all hotels in town.
For a lovers’ getaway, we recommend booking a room with views of picturesque Kastellholmen island nearby – and just before sunset (and before a champagne-laced dinner in the hotel restaurant!), why not hop over the bridge and fall on your knees outside the pretty 19th-century Kastellet citadel? We know we’d say yes!
Okay, okay: Mälarpaviljongen isn’t the first place to come to mind when you think romantic locations, but hear us out! Thanks to its unbeatable location – Stockholm’s coolest open-air cafe-cum-bar floats on the Lake Mälaren – and its ongoing contribution to supporting LGBT+ charities, this Stockholm institution is actually a fabulous place to propose at!
Pop a bottle of their rainbow rosé bubbly and have your lines prepared as dragonflies buzz around the lake, birds sing from the trees embracing the pavilion and the sun melts into the horizon: best of all, if you’d like to propose on a summer getaway with all your friends, you could hardly find a sunnier and more fun place to celebrate your engagement… Prepare for a night to remember!
Like the idea of proposing on the water? Then consider inviting your other half on a cruise around Stockholm’s uniquely romantic archipelago. Blidösundsbolaget offer a range of cruises around the city and beyond, and you can easily plan out a perfect proposal on board:
Opt for a music cruise aboard a 100+ year-old steamship including first class dining on the intimate, mahogany-panelled upper deck, where a bottle of champagne and views over the idyllic archipelago make for a beautiful atmosphere. And in case you’d like to surprise your significant other with their favourites tune, get in touch with Blidösundsbolaget beforehand and have them arrange it with the band – they sure won’t say no!
This place isn’t simply a restaurant; it’s an experience across two flours, 1000 square metres and endless flavours. TAK prides itself on serving contemporary Scandinavian food with a Japanese twist, but that’s not all…
Offering some of Stockholm’s most spectacular views from almost 50 metres above sea level, the Brunkebergstorg-based eatery is among the most apt places in all the Swedish capital for any big occasion or celebration – if you’re going for a classic dinner proposal, but want the vibe to be jovial and cool, TAK might just be your best bet in town. And thanks to its incredible dining menu, it certainly is the tastiest place to start your journey towards happily ever after!