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Great Cornish Leap Year Proposals

It’s almost that time again, when for once every four years convention goes out of the window and ladies across the country prepare to get down on one knee…

But planning the perfect proposal can be quite the task! So if you’re thinking about popping the question next week and need some last minute inspiration, here’s our very quick guide to the perfect Cornish leap year proposal:


A warm spring has meant Cornwall’s incredible magnolia collections have blossomed earlier than ever this year – and are perfectly timed for a beautiful leap year proposal. Nearby there are Trebah or Glendurgan gardens, or you could take a daytrip across the river to the beautiful Lost Gardens of Heligan for your special moment under the blooms.


Perhaps one of the best things about Cornwall is that you’re never too far away from a quiet spot that’s all your own. Pack a picnic, a bottle of fizz and the all-important ring, then suggest a gentle stroll along the coast. Pick your moment, and voila!


It’s often said that the way to a man’s heart is food, and if this is true for your partner our Water’s Edge restaurant may be the perfect spot. Book a table at sunset overlooking the water, then surprise your special someone with champagne and candlelight. We love a bit of romance at The Greenbank, so let us know in advance and we’ll be more than happy help you with all the little details.


When the only decision they’re expecting to make is between having their eggs poached or scrambled, asking over breakfast can be even more of a surprise! Start the day off on a high and you can both enjoy spending the rest of the day of reveling in giddy excitement together.


If there are two things that are rooted in folklore, it’s Cornwall and the leap year proposal. If you’re feeling jittery, legend has it that a love-wish made whilst touching the bedrock of St Michaels Mount is sure to be granted. Add to that that the fact that it was recently voted one of the romantic spots in the UK to get engaged, and you’re good to go.

We love hearing your Cornish romance stories – so if you’ve got a great proposal story to share, let us know! For information about our wedding packages, please click here.

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