Why Hillsborough, NJ is the Perfect Place to Propose?
You found the right person that you want to spend the rest of your life with. You found an amazing engagement ring. You are ready to propose. And you want to find a perfect romantic place in New Jersey. Since both of you live in Somerset County, may I suggest a small town located in the heart of Somerset County, Hillsborough, NJ?
Let me tell you why I wouldn choose Hillsborough, NJ to propose to my, soon-to-be, fiance.
Where is Hillsborough, NJ?
Hillsborough is positioned between Princeton, NJ, and Somerville, NJ, along Route 206, in the heart of New Jersey, the Somerset County. It is a great place to live, work, and raise a family... not to mention propose.
We searched high and low to highlight the most romantic location for you to propose in Hillsborough, NJ. We found it! A place that is both romantic and memorable. Where you can spend an entire day, take lots of pictures, and make memories to last a lifetime.
The Most Romantic Place to Propose in Hillsborough, NJ
Now that I told you about my favorite town in Somerset County, Hillsborough, NJ, let me tell you about my favorite place in Hillsborough where you can get on one knee and ask your partner to marry you. Such simple words, "Will you marry me?" But why does your heart beats faster when you think of that moment you will propose? Why every time you open that navy blue box with the yellow gold engagement ring ready to be a part of that monumental moment in your life, why do you get nervous?
Let's talk now about my favorite place in Hillsborough that I think will be perfect for you to propose, the Duke Farms Estate. The Dukes Farms Estate is a favorite place for many couples to put an engagement ring on their partner's finger, hoping to hear, "yes, I will marry you". With so many couples that get engaged here and so many engagement rings that are placed on partner's ring fingers every year, that place remains to be one of the favorite places to get engaged in Central New Jersey.
What is Special About Duke Farms Estate?
The Dukes Farms Estate features majestic gardens, rolling hills, and tranquil lakes. The property is open to the public for free, making it the perfect place for a romantic picnic or stroll.
Duke Farms is an oasis of beauty and tranquility and is located in Hillsborough, New Jersey. It is a sprawling 2,740-acre estate with gardens, bridges, and flowers. The site includes a historic house, extensive landscaped gardens, an organic farm, and a nature reserve. The property is owned by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and is open to the public free of charge.
Before you Propose
There are three of you at the time of your proposal. It is you, your partner, and the engagement ring. Yes, the engagement ring plays an important role in that special moment of your proposal.
Here are a Few Questions for You:
- How have you decided on "your" engagement ring selection? The engagement ring style, the diamond, the metal colors. How did you narrow down all the choices? With so many different styles of engagement rings to choose from, it is important to choose the one that will be just perfect.
- Have you made sure that the engagement ring is of the right finger size and will easily slide on your partner's finger?
- Have you looked at your partner's other jewelry to make sure that yellow gold is the favorite metal color for his/her fine jewelry? Your partner might be disappointed if her/his favorite metal is white gold or rose gold.
- Have you selected the engagement ring from stock or was it a custom engagement ring, made for you, one-of-a-kind, just as unique as you envisioned the ring?
And, of course, the diamond itself! Whether you decided to go with a natural or one of the lab-created diamonds, you learned (possibly, from your partner's best friend) your partner's favorite engagement ring style and the favorite diamond shape. The engagement ring style has to adhere to the person's style in the clothes, lifestyle, and one's personality. Is the halo style the right one? Or, perhaps, a solitaire style with only one center diamond in the ring?
You might plan your engagement proposal perfectly, but you do not want the engagement ring to be disappointing. You want to be certain that you will be presenting a perfect ring, a dream-come-true ring. After all, this is the only piece of jewelry to be worn every day, for many, many years to come.
Instead of just hearing "I Do!" you want to hear, "Wow! What a stunning ring! I do! I will marry you!".
With so many Special Places at the Duke Farms Estate, how do you Choose the Right One?
The ornate Orchid Range is a sight to behold. The two main buildings—one tropical and one subtropical—were renovated in 2012.
The Orchid Range is the perfect place to propose if you are looking for a secluded and romantic setting. This hidden gem is located within Duke Farms and features beautiful flowers and plants. The garden is available to rent year-round and can accommodate up to 120 guests.
"The orchids are always ready to be admired. Different varieties bloom at different times, so visiting any time is optimal, as long as the range is open,” says Nora DiChiara, Director of Strategic Planning and Programs.
Exotic and beautiful, the Orchid Range displays the largest amount of flowering orchids in the Western Hemisphere. You will be delighted watching and admiring over 10,000 plants representing 800 species.
That venue, if you fall in love with it, could also be a perfect wedding venue at a later point.
Duke Farms Woods
Duke Farms Woods area consists of 85 acres of mixed tree forest. If you like walking, bird watching, and photography, you will enjoy the Woods area. The Woods of Duke Farms Estate is persfect for an engagement proposal, as well as walking around and enjoying the nature after you popped the engagement question.
The Walled Garden
The secluded Walled Garden is the perfect place to propose if you are looking for a romantic and scenic setting. With beautiful flowers, plants, and trees, that charming part of the Duke Farms Estate will create a perfect atmosphere for a marriage proposal. There are several great places to propose within the Walled Garden. Choose a spot near the fountain or in front of the gazebo for an extra romantic touch.
The Lakes at the Duke Farms
The Duke Farms’ Lake system includes seven lakes. There is a favorite lake of mine that is styled like a Japanese garden.
The Japanese Garden Lake is one of the most beautiful and serene places at Duke Farms. It is the perfect place to propose if you are looking for a scenic setting.
All around the lake, there are flowers, plants, and trees, which create a perfect atmosphere for a marriage proposal. Choose a spot near the waterfall or in front of the gazebo for an extra romantic touch.
The Organic Farm
"Duke Farms is the place for a romantic picnic,” says Nora DiChiara, Director of Strategic Planning and Programs. She recommends packing a blanket, some cheese, fruit, and a bottle of wine to enjoy at one of the many scenic locations on the property. Or maybe a bottle of champagne to celebrate the great occasion? Pop the bottle of champagne open and pop the question!
Trails at the Duke Farms Estate
There are about 18 miles of trails that climb through woodlands, meadows, lakes, and lagoons. If you like hiking, along the way you will see waterfalls, fountains, sculptures, botanical gardens, greenhouse, and water ponds.
Any of these spots would make a perfect place to propose. But find the one you consider to be perfect for you.
How to Make your Proposal Extra Special?
- You found the right person that you want to spend your life with. You found or custom-designed an amazing engagement ring.
- You even decided that the Duke Farms Estate in Hillsborough, NJ is the perfect place to pop the question.
- Here are a few ideas to make your marriage proposal extra special.
- You could hide the engagement ring in a bouquet or inside a box of chocolates. You could write a love note and attach it to the engagement ring. This way you will make the engagement ring unforgettable by adding a unique, personal touch.
- You could arrange for a horse-drawn carriage ride or a helicopter tour of the Duke Farms Estate. Or you could hire a photographer to capture the moment when you pop the question.
- Whatever you do, make sure that your marriage proposal is personal and tailor-made for your loved one. After all, this is a once-in-a-lifetime moment that you will both remember forever.
Marriage proposals are always special, but proposing at the Duke Farms Estate in Hillsborough, NJ will make it extra special. With its beautiful flowers, plants, and trees, the Duke Farms Estate is the perfect place to pop the question.
Explore Hillsborough, NJ
If you have time left after spending a day at the Duke Farm Estate, explore Hillborough. You will find quaint restaurants and friendly people.
With all the options the Duke Farms Estate in Hillsborough, NJ has to offer, it is certainly an amazing place to propose marriage, with so many options.
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