Silvia Sala Photography

Where to Do an Intimate Surprise Proposal in Venice

Italy is all about love, and as we mention romance, Venice is the first city that comes to mind. This is not surprising since it is one of the dreamiest places in Europe, making up the perfect place for special moments, such as a proposal. Venice is full of romantic and authentic features, meaning you can make this day as unique and intimate as you want for your loved one.

However, even though the idea of a proposal in Venice sounds magnificent, finding the ideal place to pop the big question may be more challenging than initially thought. There are so many options, so you can easily become overwhelmed trying to make it perfect. Here are some great suggestions for places to propose in Venice that will help you come up with a magical surprise your loved one deserves! 

  1. A Magical Gondola Ride Through The Canals of Venice 

The most astonishing feature of Venice is its gondola rides. No one visits this glorious city without enjoying a spectacular ride in the famous long and narrow boats. These rides allow you to feel the magic of Venice without the crowds around you and observe the beauty it holds. It is a spectacular experience and the perfect cover for your proposal in Venice. 

Couple smiles happily after he proposed to her on a gondola in Venice Italy, Rialto bridge is in the background

You can easily tell your partner you have planned an amazing day and want to capture the moments forever. So, being present as the photographer would not spoil the surprise. You can simply tell them that having a photographer on the gondola is part of the package, and they will not get suspicious even for one moment. 

Then, during the ride, you can pick the most magical moment, get down on one knee, and ask your loved one to begin a new chapter of life together. I will be prepared to take the most memorable shots with the gorgeous architecture of Venice in the background. There is nothing more romantic than this. Plus, you will get the chance to have astonishing photographs without any tourists in the background. 

Just imagine the lovely weather of Italy, the miraculous gondola, and you two holding hands as your partner says I do. Getting engaged in Venice is a classy experience, and you will not regret choosing this kind of proposal. We will be able to get everything on camera, so you will get to relive those lovely minutes over and over again. 

  1. Small Bridges with Spectacular Views 

You can make your proposal in Venice romantic on the amazing bridges all around the city. Venice is actually built on them, so you can easily find one that will be perfect for the special moment you are planning. 

A Photoshoot Proposal in Venice on a scenic bridge in a small canal

If you do not want to make a spectacle in front of hundreds of people, we can find one that is secluded and private. I know an abundance of intimate bridges that come with breathtaking views, so you can have an extraordinary backdrop for your proposal. We can work together to find the best spot for you and the background you want so your moments will be commemorated just like you imagine. 

Whatever bridge you decide to use for your proposal in Venice will work magically. You will have the astonishing architecture of the city in your surroundings, and there will be fewer crowds, meaning you will have the perfect setting for the important question. 

  1. Popular Landmarks – Rialto Bridge or San Marco Square 

You may have always imagined your proposal at a breathtaking place in Venice, such as Rialto Bridge or San Marco Square. However, you might also get discouraged because these are buzzing spots that are almost always full of tourists. If you want a romantic moment, you probably do not want to have so many people in the background.

A same sex couple kiss under the Rialto bridge after they just got engaged

But there is always a solution, and as a photographer, I have learned to be creative and provide lovebirds with the best proposal ideas in Venice, Italy. This means that we do not have to avoid the popular landmarks for a private and intimate proposal – we just have to think and work strategically. If you have set your heart on either of these gorgeous spots, we will plan the dreamy sunset proposal. 

Generally, during sunrise, Rialto Bridge and San Marco Square are not crowded. Therefore, we can find the ideal spot where you can pop the big question, find an extraordinary backdrop you want in your photos, and then let yourself enjoy the moment.

  1. The Romantic Island of San Giorgio 

If you want something truly away from the crowds but with spectacular scenery, you should consider San Giorgio Island. This is a small island a few minutes away from San Marco Square by Waterbus. It is a marvelous spot with majestic landscapes tailored for special moments like a proposal.  

From the island, you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the city and the lagoon. The greatest thing is that you will get to enjoy these sights in privacy, away from the prying eyes. You will be able to have your intimate moments and enjoy the romance that comes with each proposal. You will not even feel that I am there with you since the surroundings and the excitement will be all over you. 

We can make it a surprise just like you want it and make your proposal in Venice a spectacular experience. If you want to obtain a completely romantic setting, we can plan it during sunset. There is nothing more stunning than the sun leaving for the day, creating a sky full of majestic colors. 

  1. A Secret Dock on The Canal Grande 

Venice is not a big city, but its secret spots are not easily found. That’s why they’re a secret! Although locals are already used to the tourist crowds, they still cherish the places that no one knows about. One of those places is a sacred dock on the Canal Grande. 

This particular place is the hidden gem of Venice that will leave you breathless. We can create the most romantic proposal since the setting features everything you may need – no crowds and glorious views of the Salute Church. You can enjoy your big day in privacy and not even notice me capturing your special memories. 

These secret spots are probably the best places around Venice that tourists haven’t discovered yet. So, do not miss out on the opportunity to take advantage of the intimacy they offer. 

As you can see, even though Venice is one of the most popular destinations in Europe throughout the whole year, you can still have special moments without being bothered by the crowds. I can help you create the surprise proposal in Venice you envisioned for your loved one and together work out the details to obtain the perfect setting.

If you are ready to book your photoshoot, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.