You’ve decided to pop the question, congratulations! You thought finding the perfect ring was the hard part, but have you decided where to propose yet? Kildare is an extra special place for romantic couples’ break. Some of the best places to propose in Kildare include castles, gardens and manor homes with something for all tastes.
If you’re planning a very special getaway in Kildare, Osprey Hotel in Naas is ideal. Our four-star hotel has a stylish restaurant, a leisure centre with thermal suites, a spa and beautiful surroundings so you can plan a weekend your other half will never forget. Let our team know your plans and we’ll work together to make this the most exciting trip to Kildare you’ll ever take! Here are some of the most romantic spots in Kildare for inspiration.
Have you always dreamed of visiting a castle? Make your proposal in Kildare stand out for the right reasons when you visit the stunning Maynooth Castle. Maynooth Castle may be more Norman invasion than Disney fairy-tale, but it is beautiful and somewhere they’ll never forget. The castle was the seat of power for the FitzGeralds, the earls of Kildare, as they established themselves as one of the most powerful families in Ireland. Maynooth Castle occupies a deceptively secluded spot in the centre of the town, with well-kept grounds and plenty of greenery, perfect for a private proposal. When you’re suitably engaged, return to Osprey Hotel to enjoy a five-star lunch in our beautiful restaurant, Herald & Devoy.
Have you always considered yourself to be a king and queen? Experience a slice of how the other half lives when you explore Castletown, Ireland’s oldest and finest Palladian House. The restored 18th-century parklands are open every day and are free for all to explore. Learn about former occupants, the stunning décor and furniture and stroll around the gorgeous forest trail, getting back to nature, hand in hand. Finish a tour of this extraordinary part of our cultural heritage by getting down on one knee and asking to spend the rest of your lives together. How romantic! When you return to Osprey Hotel, we’ll have a bottle of bubbles ready to toast both of you.
Irish National Stud & Gardens.
Irish National Stud & Gardens are an absolute jewel in Kildare and a truly beautiful place to pop the question. It’s an equestrian’s dream and you can build up to the big question with a visit to Horse Museum and the stunning St. Fiachra’s gardens. The Japanese Gardens will add a dose of oriental charm to any proposal. The gardens are peaceful & quiet and add an air of mystery and beauty to your special day. Surrounded by cherry blossoms and manicured landscapes, the garden’s famous red bridge is the perfect place to pop the question and perfect for an engagement photoshoot after.
Burtown House and Gardens.
Burtown House, an early Georgian villa located near Athy, Co. Kildare, is surrounded by lush flower, vegetable and woodland gardens with beautiful park and farmland walks – an ideal place to get down on one knee. The house is beautiful, but the gardens are the true star of the show with a rock garden, a yew walk, a sundial garden, a walled kitchen garden, an orchard, a formal stable yard garden and a large woodland garden surrounded on all sides by water free for all to enjoy. The gardens are designed and planted with seasonal flowers and plants and can be enjoyed all year round. Once you’ve surprised your better half with the ring of their dreams, book a couples spa treatment in Osprey Spa for an extra treat.
Donadea Forest Park
For a true return to nature, bring the one you love to the beautiful Donadea Forest Park. As you stroll around the remains of the castles and grounds you’ll find walled gardens, a small lake, St. Peter’s church, three looped walks, an icehouse and boathouse – giving you plenty of opportunities to pop the question. Pair your proposal with a gourmet picnic, complete with a bottle of bubbles to share before you announce your engagement to friends and family.
Celebrate your engagement with an extra special couple’s getaway in Osprey Hotel Kildare. Our Lazy Day Couples package allows you to spend some quality time as a twosome before the planning begins. Pair your stay with a show around of our brand-new ballroom and browse our flexible wedding packages. Catherine, our excellent wedding planner is always on hand to answer any of your questions.