Planning the perfect Leeds proposal


With spring in full bloom, it’s a time of new beginnings and unprecedented romantic gestures. So, what better time to pop the question? Having bought the ring, there is still the concern of choosing the ideal location to propose. It needs to be a place that means something to you both; somewhere that represents your affection for one another and will help to create an unforgettable memory. Thankfully, our lovely hometown of Leeds offers some of the most romantic spots in Yorkshire. Make sure to take full advantage of nature’s beauty by going for a picturesque stroll through the forests and heathland of Otley Chevin. Or, you can recreate chivalric tales of courtly love by exploring the charming medieval ruins of Kirkstall Abbey or Knaresborough Castle. Alternatively, the Romanesque-style Grand Theatre can help set the scene for the big moment – especially if you book your own private box. And for the modernists, what could be more picture-perfect than proposing amongst the work of some of the world’s most celebrated artists at Yorkshire Sculpture Park? Finally, there is always yours truly, Crafthouse. Why not surprise your loved one with a mix of unbelievable food and stunning views? Based on the fifth floor of Trinity Leeds, the views of the city skyline can be enjoyed both inside Crafthouse and outside on our exclusive outdoor terrace. Our seasonal menu means that the food is perfect at any time of the year, and can all be skilfully paired with wines from our consummate selection.  Our Executive Chef Lee Murdoch creates truly distinct dishes by taking full advantage of the best British produce and our Josper Grill – which chargrills food at 480˚C – so you can be sure that any of our meals will delight your taste buds. For more tips on finding that magical spot in Leeds, check out ROX – Diamonds & Thrills’ interactive guide to proposing in the city.