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Say ‘Yes’ – 6 Unique Places to Propose in Temecula

Trying to plan the perfect proposal? From the ring to the venue and the timing, a lot goes into creating an unforgettable moment for your partner. Luckily, Temecula has a whole host of beautiful places for the ultimate romantic gesture.

Pop the question on the grounds of a gorgeous winery or in a private wine cellar. Prefer something a bit more adventurous? Try a hot air balloon ride or hiking trail. Whether you want the day to feel romantic, intimate, or exciting, there’s a special spot here to match your personalities.

If you’re ready to make memories that will last a lifetime, let’s make sure your proposal is nothing short of magical.

1. Surrounded by Romantic Vineyards at a Winery

Proposing at a winery is the ultimate spot for couples looking for a memorable engagement. The gorgeous scenery sets the stage for picture-perfect moments as you and your partner take the leap into forever.

Plus, the peaceful atmosphere lets you have a heartfelt moment without any interruptions from the outside world. And let’s not forget about the best part—raising a glass of local wine to toast to your future together.

Avensole Winery

Avensole has everything you’re looking for in a romantic proposal setting: beautiful vineyards, exceptionally scenic grounds, and stunning views of Temecula Valley. If you are planning a unique winery proposal we encourage you to call or email us and we would love to find a way to help make it extra special for you and your partner.

Avensole’s outdoor terrace overlooks the pond and vineyards, making for a picturesque backdrop. You can also book a table set for two at The Restaurant at Avensole. Enjoy a three-course meal paired with award-winning wines to enhance each dish. If you’re dining al fresco, the restaurant can accommodate families with children (outside the members’ lounge), so family and friends can be there for your special day.

2. On a Private Winery Tour (Maybe in a Romantic Winery Cellar)

If you’d prefer a more intimate proposal, consider popping the question in one of Temecula’s wine cellars. Surrounded by aged oak barrels, it’s a unique and private setting that’s perfect for sharing a special moment. 

Consider booking our Cork & Fork Tour with your partner. With glasses of Avensole’s Sparkling Soiree Rose in hand, you and your partner can explore the picturesque property and learn about their winemaking process. Afterward, dive into a tasting experience featuring five of Avensole’s top-notch wines, all perfectly matched with delicious food pairings made with the freshest local ingredients. While you’re savoring every sip and bite, let Avensole’s knowledgeable staff guide you through the art of food and wine pairings. It’s the perfect moment to pop the question and start this next chapter together.

A happy couple getting married at Avensole Winery.

3. During a Memorable Hot Air Balloon Ride

Add a bit of excitement and adventure to your proposal with a hot air balloon ride. Floating above Temecula’s countryside and endless rows of vines, you’ll be treated to a completely unique perspective—and an unforgettable setting to ask the big question.

A hot air balloon ride is also an incredibly intimate and romantic experience. The thrill of floating high in the sky, coupled with the anticipation of the proposal, creates an unforgettable experience that you and your partner will cherish forever.

4. With the Serenity and Peace of a Lakeside Setting

For a low-key proposal surrounded by nature, try a lakeside setting in Temecula. Away from the hustle and bustle, you can focus on each other and the commitment you’re about to make. Plus, the peaceful atmosphere is ideal for getting down on one knee and asking that life-changing question.

Harveston Lake

Harveston Lake in Temecula is a serene spot for a marriage proposal. It’s peaceful and charming, and the lake view makes for great photo opportunities. There’s also a gazebo and pedal boat rentals available if you want to incorporate a fun activity into the day.

Diamond Valley Lake

With ample green space, hiking trails, and beautiful lake views, there are plenty of spots to propose at this expansive reservoir. Whether you take a leisurely stroll, plan a picnic, or sit close to the water’s edge, you’re sure to find a picturesque backdrop to pop the question.

Lake Oak Meadows

Located in the heart of wine country, this private lakeside location is ideal for anyone planning an intimate or outdoor proposal. Get down on one knee surrounded by colorful gardens, groves of shady trees, and a stunning lake dotted with fountains and grapevines.

5. While on an Adventure Hike or Enjoying a Relaxing Walk

A proposal on a hiking trail in Temecula isn’t just romantic; it’s an unforgettable way to start your journey together. If you’re the couple that thrives on adventure and loves to be out in nature, Temecula offers some great off-the-beaten-path hiking trails.

Dripping Springs Trail

This is a popular trail within the Agua Tibia Wilderness. It’s a challenging hike that rewards you with stunning views and a sense of accomplishment. This trail is perfect for experienced hikers looking for a full day’s adventure.

Santa Margarita River Trail

If you want to get away from the crowds, the Santa Margarita River Trail in nearby Fallbrook is a hidden gem. It’s not as widely known as some of the other trails in the region, which means you can enjoy a peaceful hike along the river, surrounded by shady trees.

Blue Sky Ecological Reserve

This is another lesser-known option. A short drive away in Poway, it offers a variety of trails for all levels, and you’ll likely encounter fewer crowds here. It’s a great place to enjoy the local landscapes, with plenty of opportunities for bird watching.

Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve 

This reserve offers a network of trails that take you through diverse habitats, including oak woodlands, vernal pools, and open grasslands. It’s a beautiful area for a quiet hike, especially in the spring when wildflowers are in bloom.

6. In front or Inside a Historic Temecula Building

Temecula has several historic buildings that could help to make your proposal special. The Temecula Valley Museum (located in Sam Hicks Monument Park) offers a glimpse into the area’s past with interesting exhibits and notable artifacts. Vail Headquarters is a living historic park with buildings dating back to the 1860s—a unique spot for popping the question.

And don’t forget about Old Town Temecula. This area is filled with historic buildings just waiting to add that extra touch of romance and nostalgia to your proposal. A proposal isn’t just about asking a life-changing question—it’s about making a moment in time stand still, and Temecula offers the setting to do just that.

Consider Avensole Winery as Your Wedding Venue

Since our opening in 2016, Avensole Winery continues to create unforgettable moments for our wonderful couples and their beloved wedding guests. As a romantic vineyard, our upscale ambiance presents a natural setting with elegance and timelessness for every season of love.

We would be honored to be part of your special day! Please consider Avensole Winery as your wedding venue if you are planning a winery wedding. We’d love to meet with you and explore our packages and options available.

Avensole Winery's wedding venue with a long table setup for guests.

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