How to Plan the Most Perfect Cape Cod Proposal

Are you ready to pop the question? We couldn’t be more excited for you! Cape Cod is a magical place to propose to your significant other—with all of the rugged beaches and lighthouses as a backdrop, how can they say no? At Chatham Gables Inn, we’re here to help you plan the most dazzling Cape Cod proposal. Read on to learn about our favorite scenic spots, as well as the romantic activities you can indulge in during your stay. 

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  • Cape Cod National Seashore

If you want a scenic backdrop for your proposal, then the Cape Cod National Seashore is the most enchanting place. Take her or him on a beautiful beach hike, pack a picnic basket and blanket, and—as you both marvel at the ocean—get down on one knee!

  • Sandwich Boardwalk

Another great proposal spot is the Sandwich Boardwalk. This long wooden bridge over the water makes for a proposal straight out of the movies. You can even hire a photographer to come along and immortalize this fabulous moment. 

  • Highland Light

If you want a traditional Cape Cod proposal, you need a lighthouse. Highland Light is the ideal one. There’s nothing like standing on the beach with a towering lighthouse in the backdrop. We recommend doing it at the end of the day—there’s something magical about proposing as the sun sets over the water and creates beautiful orange and purple colors in the sky. 

Indulge in Romantic Activities

You’re not just proposing during this trip—you’re enjoying each other’s company and having a relaxing time exploring the beautiful areas of Cape Cod. Luckily, there are plenty of them! If you and your sweetheart love to hike, you’ll be delighted to learn we have miles and miles of trails at your disposal. We mentioned the National Seashore above, but you can also check out the Rail Trail or the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge. You’ll love exploring the dunes and marshland. 

Another romantic and fun activity to do during your Cape Cod wedding proposal trip is to tour a winery. One of our favorites is located in Falmouth and offers wonderful tours as well as delicious wine. Their grapes have been handselected to be compatible with the soil here and yield some of the best varietals around. Be sure to grab a bottle of wine for celebrating!

Get Our Wedding Proposal Package

We know planning a proposal can be overwhelming, and you want to make sure it’s as perfect as you’re imagining. Let us take some stress off your shoulders with our wedding proposal package! The magic is in the details, and this package is full of it. We’ll provide a path of starfish leading from your door to the bed, long-stemmed, red and white roses, a romantic fireplace or candles, chocolates, and a mouthwatering cheese and fruit board upon arrival.

Begin Your New Life Together at Chatham Gables Inn

The Nantucket Guest RoomThere’s nothing like spending a cozy weekend together after you get engaged. Enjoy each other’s company and unwind before going home to announce the big news to your families. Chatham Gables Inn is your ideal escape on Cape Cod. Our beautiful rooms have all you need to relax and boast elegant decor that you will love. Did we mention that we offer a delicious breakfast for our guests every morning? All our ingredients come from the local farmers market; we even add in some plants and herbs from our garden! This complimentary breakfast is served every morning between 8 and 9:30 a.m. in the garden room.

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