How to Propose in Venice

Featured Venice Proposal Tips
  • Choose a special location to pop the question in Venice
  • Practice getting down on one knee beforehand
  • Think about what you will say
  • Make reservations so you have a reason to dress up
  • Hire a proposal photographer to plan and capture the moment

Since 2013, Flytographer has captured thousands of surprise proposal photos all around the globe. Explore romantic proposal ideas and tips from real couples, including their top proposal ideas and tips, and the best ways and the best places to propose in Venice. Explore our customers’ heartwarming Venice proposal stories below.

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Mohsen & Shokriah's Proposal Story in Venice

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Proposed in Venice in June

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Olga in Venice for Flytographer


Diego's Proposal Story in Venice

What is your love story?

Jerome and I met in Liège (Belgium) a bit more than 2 years ago. I was jogging around his office and he was out on his lunch break. We saw each other and that was love at first sight. Back then nothing seemed possible between us but life took care of the details and here we are!

What made you choose this proposal destination?

Isn’t Venice one of the most romantic places in the world?! ;)

What is your proposal story?

Everything went exactly as planned! Olga was waiting for us at the chosen spot. When we got there I asked my partner to take a selfie with me. This was my sign to Olga so she could approach us. She came and offered her help to take a pictures of us (as we had planned before). So she grabbed my phone and set it into video mode while she was pretending to take one or two pictures. When she was all settled she gave me a sign and I knew it was all up to me now. It was my time to go down on my knees and propose. And so I did! And the result is exactly as I expected!

Proposed in Venice in August

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Olga in Venice for Flytographer


Isaak's Proposal Story in Venice

What is your love story?

Allie and I met when I was visiting a mutual friend in Washington DC. I was living in California at the time so I only got to speak with her that one night. We were out at a bar together and I liked her a lot so I asked for her number. The next morning I was sitting on the plane to go back and texted her. That begin three months of long distance dating. I flew back to the East Coast for a new job and spent a week with her before starting. As I was about to take a train away from her again that’s when I knew I loved her and I told her right before I left. 6 months later we finally got to live in the same state, Connecticut, where we now have lived together for 3 years!

What made you choose this proposal destination?

We’d planned to be in Italy 7 months earlier and we both decided it would be a perfect place to have the engagement, while we were on vacation in a romantic country.

What is your proposal story?

We did a sunrise shoot on the Accademia Bridge. I read Allie a letter I had written before the day about our relationship and what I loved most about her. And then I got on one knee and asked. We were both crying from joy. I could barely say “will you marry me?” after I said her name, I was so nervous. She reminded me to say it. That’s why I’m holding my arm up in the photo.

Proposed in Venice in August

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Olga in Venice for Flytographer


Jacob's Proposal Story in Venice

What is your love story?

We met on a flight from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon. I (Jacob) was the pilot of the plane and Sophie was a passenger on the flight with her mum and sister! There was an instant connection on our return flight to Las Vegas when we had the chance to talk and get to know about each other. And 6 weeks later we were able to meet again in Paris to continue our love story!

What made you choose this proposal destination?

I chose Venice to propose to my girlfriend as it is somewhere she has wanted to visit since we first met and it seemed like it would be the most perfect and romantic spot to share the memories of our engagement!

What is your proposal story?

It was raining the morning of the proposal so I was slightly concerned that it wouldn’t stop in time! But luckily the rain stopped, the clouds parted and I was able to drop to my knee in the perfect moment, and Sophie instantly said yes! It was the perfect setting on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, completely private with just us two and our wonderful secret photographer Marta!

Proposed in Venice in April

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Marta in Venice for Flytographer


Craig's Proposal Story in Venice

What is your love story?

We went to high school together but we didn’t know each other. We met later in life after experiencing our own personal hardships and obstacles. And once we found each other, we were sure this was right, as we never felt love the way that we do now.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

We visited Venice once before and my fiancé was in awe of the architecture, I wanted to recreate that moment to be a part of our love story.

What is your proposal story?

The proposal went smoothly and beautifully even though I was nervous and anxious.

Proposed in Venice in October

Photo Shoot Location: San Marco

Vito in Venice for Flytographer


Brandon's Proposal Story in Venice

What is your love story?

Jen and I have known each other since middle school and had been friends for a number of years. We started dating our senior year of high school - it was the typical football player/cheer captain relationship. I told her that I loved her after we'd only been dating for 2 weeks. You could say I "knew it" then. But then we graduated and we both went to different schools, which was difficult. We wanted to try and make it work, so we spent the first year taking turns riding buses to each other's colleges before I decided to transfer. We spent the next three years at Pitt and things were amazing but when we both graduated we were separated again when I accepted a job in Mexico. We were separated for over 7 months before finally seeing each other but things have been great since then. I accepted a new job in Cleveland and then was transferred back to Pittsburgh. Now we have our own apartment and a 6 month old German Shepherd and life couldn't be better. I'd say that I've known she was "the one" since I was 17 years old and over the last 8 years that has been re-affirmed time and time again.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

We had been planning a trip to Italy for almost two years. I wanted to propose in Venice because I had heard how beautiful the city was and I knew she would love the city because of all of the canals and waterways. I made sure Venice was the first stop on our Italian vacation because I didn't trust myself to keep it a secret any longer.

What is your proposal story?

We took a gondola ride through Venice and shared a kiss as we passed under the Bridge of Sighs. After the ride we stepped off in Dorsoduro near the Basilica di Santa Maria. The point was secluded and we were able to enjoy a view back towards San Marco as boats sailed by. As I pulled the ring from my pocket and got down on one knee, the look on Jen's face was priceless. It was as if our long journey had finally paid off and now we could start planning the rest of our lives together, as opposed to just dreaming of it.

Proposed in Venice in September

Photo Shoot Location: Dorsoduro

Siza in Venice for Flytographer


David's Proposal Story in Venice

What is your love story?

We while traveling and knew pretty quickly that there was a special connection!

What made you choose this proposal destination?

My fiancee's cousin was getting married in Florence, after which we were heading to Venice for a few nights. Venice is one of the most romantic cities in the world. Once I had decided to propose, doing it in Venice was a no-brainer!

What is your proposal story?

The proposal was great! I made up a story about a fancy breakfast that I had booked early in the morning. My fiancee may have been a bit suspicious, but that's ok. The proposal went fantastic, it was a magical time for the two of us in Europe.

Proposed in Venice in October

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Marta in Venice for Flytographer


Wagner's Proposal Story in Venice

What is your love story?

Deep down, I think I've always known Monika was the one from the moment I met her. I would always introduce her to family and friends, and later in private I would say I had a feeling she would be the one.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

It had to be there. It had to be in Venice! My last name is Veneziano and I couldn't think of a more perfect place to have this proposal. It's such a romantic city and it made the proposal incredibly magical!

What is your proposal story?

As rare as it sounds, the proposal went exactly as planned! I told Monika we were going to "one of my favorite restaurants" in Venice for dinner. Obviously, there was no restaurant and we were actually headed to this beautiful bridge where the proposal took place. When we arrived at the bridge, our Flytographer was ready to go, so I went down on one knee and the rest is history! It was absolutely beautiful!

Proposed in Venice in August

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Marta in Venice for Flytographer


Tom's Proposal Story in Venice

What is your love story?

Our story didn't start off as a fairy tale. We met online, as most people do these days and after talking for a few weeks we decided to go on a date and meet. A simple first date that will live in my heart forever. I had no idea at that time that this would be the woman I fell in love with and married one day. I can still see her getting out of her car and walking up to the resturant in slow motion just like the movies. That first time I saw her moment. I'll never forget it. We connected instantly and our relationship grew. We didn't do "life" in the typical order. We fell in love, moved in together and after two years we had a child together. I knew she was the one a little after a year together. I wanted to marry her then but like most people money was tight and life was busy, it took some time but I was finally able to afford the ring and the perfect proposal trip. Today we are now engaged, parents to an amazing daughter and I couldn't be happier.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

Italy has always been a desired travel destination for us. The beauty, the history. I knew I wanted to propose their. I chose Venice due to the Bridge of Sighs. A timeless bridge with such elegance and style. It was the perfect setting to ask the woman I loved the big question.

What is your proposal story?

I was very nervous. Sweaty, choked up, and beyond happy! I told Anna we were going to a very formal breakfast at sunrise, luckily for me, she didn't do any research cause otherwise she would have know that breakfast esspecially a formal one, arnt really present in Italy, Italians seem to celebrate brunch more and not really in a formal way. So it was perfect and she was completely thrown off and suprised. When we got to the bridge of sighs. I confessed that there was no breakfast and that our entire vacation was meant for this moment. I got on one knee and asked her to marry me. I did stumble on my words a little as I was still very nervous. But she said yes! She cried. I cried. I was such an amazing memory and perfect scenario. I can't believe im finally going to marry the woman of my dreams.

Proposed in Venice in July

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Marta in Venice for Flytographer


Neha's Proposal Story in Venice

What is your proposal story?

I proposed to my husband publicly-ish. It was amazing - but I was SO full of nerves!First in the morning I exhanged my picture with my photographer, Siza. So that we will be able to easily identify each other at the meeting location( prefixed ). Once we’re up there in the square, it was a really tight squeeze, and I was freaking out about proposing publicly. That Time I saw Siza and we intimated each other to walked towards the front of the Saint Mark's Basilica to get a view of it. After I was ready for the Big thing, I acted like I wanted to take a selfie and then Siza approached and offered to take a photo of the couple( It was the plan) and did the probable adjustments. When everything was perfect she gave my Phone back to me (that was the cue).Now not only my Heart started beating fast but also it was a big wrestle to take out the big watch case out of my bag. Then But After all the hustle, I get down on one knee and sang.. “I wana grow old with you, I wana die lying in your arms I wana be there for you Sharing in everything you do”..

Proposed in Venice in June

Photo Shoot Location: San Marco

Siza in Venice for Flytographer


Ethan's Proposal Story in Venice

What is your love story?

I met my fiancé back when we were in grade school. We were actually best friends growing up. Then I moved off to college and we started to lose communication between each other. I moved back after college and just like that we picked up being friends like we never stopped before. As we both started growing up, I started to realize I wanted to be more than just friends. I had realized I loved her and wanted to spend my life with her. But like any guy I kept my mouth shut. Until one day we were headed to vist my family and I could feel that I was going to lose her to someone else. So I pulled my truck over and told her I loved her and if she gave us a chance she would love the life I could give her!

What made you choose this proposal destination?

My photographer Vito had done some pictures in the area that I wanted that I loved and I knew my fiancé would to. So when Vito said he loved this area I told myself “l trust him. I’m in his city. Who knows their city better than the person who lives in it.”

What is your proposal story?

So Karolina and Vito did all the work I just had to show up! We set the date and time June 4, 2018 at 6 pm. We did it in the evening so that Vito would have great lighting. I told my girlfriend at the time we had dinner reservations at a restaurant, but I wanted to leave a few minutes early so we could take a few photos. We get to the meeting spot and Vito is there snapping photos of buildings, the water, and bridges. My girlfriend and I are on top of the bridge trying to take selfie pictures and I tell her I don’t like what I see. Vito walks up and ask if he could take our pictures for a magazine he’s working for. I tell him sure cause I can’t seem to take a good selfie picture of us. Vito positions us where we need to be, then says our key word “the lighting is good” to let me know to go down on one knee. Once I heard our key word I say Darbi Brooke and before I could say her last name she knew it was happening and started crying in tears of joy and I go down on one knee and ask for her hand in marriage. Of course she said “YES” I mean who wouldn’t say yes to a proposal in Venice, Italy on a beautiful bridge and scenery! After the proposal Vito took me and my now fiancé our the streets of Venice and a gondola ride taking pictures capturing all the beautiful pictures of us!

Proposed in Venice in June

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Vito in Venice for Flytographer


De Zhen's Proposal Story in Venice

What made you choose this proposal destination?

I chose Venice for its unique and romantic ambiance. I had wanted to make the proposal memorable and one-of-a-kind for my girlfriend and of this, I was confident Venice was well suited to impress though I had never been to the floating city. Its stories and reputation are well known to all.

What is your proposal story?

For the special occasion, I knew I needed professional help - both to plan and to capture the moment. I started off with little to no idea on how to carry it out. It was with the advice of Marta and Caitlin that I got the idea of setting up a tripod to record a video, and to prepare a distraction for my girlfriend whilst we got everything in place. Marta also helpfully agreed to procure me a bouquet of roses. We picked 8am for the time because I wanted to avoid the crowd. On that particular morning, Marta (our photographer) arrived right on time and played her role as a casual tourist perfectly. I set up the tripod on the pretense of a we-fie and handed my girlfriend the distraction, asking her to close her eyes, and got into position with Marta and the roses. The distraction played its course and the rest is history. Needless to say, both my fiancee and myself are very grateful for Marta's help.

Proposed in Venice in April

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Marta in Venice for Flytographer


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