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Published on 8th August '19

The Shard is one of the most iconic buildings in London, and makes for an amazing proposal. It has the best views overlooking the city, and multiple restaurants, bars and even a hotel to enjoy within, so it's no surprise that it's an incredibly popular place to pop the question.

As the official in-house proposal company at The Shard we have planned hundreds of proposals here with a 100% YES rate so you will be in safe hands. We can give you access to everything you need to pull off an unforgettable, sky high proposal.

Whether you want to propose in a bedroom, suite, private dining room or an entire event space, we can transform your prefered option into the ideal romantic setting. Your space will also provide you with breathtaking views of London which will be sure to dazzle your partner ready to ask that all important question.

Proposing At The Shard

How To Propose At The Shard

Most people who propose at The Shard first think of 'View From The Shard', whilst this is a great location, it doesn't have the same privacy as some of the other options. We always recommend with any London landmark proposal to look for privacy. This avoids tourists crowding up your proposal and means that it's just about the two of you making the moment much more intimate and also means you can get a great set of pictures to share and remember the moment.

This is why we always recommend taking your proposal to the five star, luxury Shangri-la Hotel at The Shard. It occupies levels 34-52 of The Shard, and has the BEST views of London whilst still being private, so that you can get down on one knee to your partner in complete solitude. 

The Shard Proposal Ideas

Our office is based at The Shard as we plan multiple proposals here every week. Our props are also kept here too so we truly are ready when you are. These are our favourite ideas for a proposal at The Shard.

Bedroom or Suite Proposal

Bedroom and suite proposals are very romantic. An overnight stay in one of the luxurious five star roooms that overlook the big city is just magical. This option is also great as its very simple to make a surprise as you can take your partner to dinner or out to explore for the day whilst we decorate your room. ⁣You then come back through the door to stunning proposal decor personalised to you, ready for you to drop down on knee. 

Dining in The Sky Proposal

Our most popular proposal at The Shard is a private dining room, for example the amazing 'Yi room'. We absolutely love this option as we can completely transform this space for you. Balloons, marry me signs, flowers, and other personal touches can make a conference room into your own romantic backdrop.

Take a look at the transormation below to see how we can transform a conference room to a space fit for a romantic proposal.

Before The Proposers

This is what a conference room at the The Shard looks like..

After The Proposers

This is an example of what we can transform it into..

Private Event Space Proposal

The Ren ballroom on level 34 is the Shangri-la's biggest event space. It has floor-to-ceiling windows giving magnificent light and exquisite views of London's best landmarks. 

Just like the conference room we can transform the ballroom into your own private romantic space, with balloons, marry me signs and personalised decorations but on a much bigger scale. We LOVE how creative we can get with the bigger spaces as it gives us even more scope for dazzling personal decor.

Infinity Pool Proposal

The main feature of the Shangri-la's Sky Bar is their stunning infinity pool, which overlooks onto the breath-taking views of London. This proposal is perfect to symbolise the infinite love between you!

We can completely transform the Sky Bar with stylish balloon garlands, floating balloons across the pool, and other beautiful romantic decor of your choice.

Bespoke Decor

Another option we offer for your proposal at The Shard is our escapism packages. In partnership with The Shangri-la hotel we offer four different decor packages. These packages include 'A Night in Paris', A Night of Romance' and 'Beach Retreat' which are immersive decor packages that take could take your proposal to the next level. Whether you want to escape to the city of love or a warm and tranquil beach setting whilst overlooking the big city we can make this happen.

A Night in Paris

A Night of Romance

Beach Retreat

Check out more details of these beautiful escaispm decor packages here.

Some of Our Favourite Proposals at The Shard

These are a couple of our favourite proposals at Shangri-la at The Shard.

Clouds in the Sky For John and Xio

John wanted the wow factor for his girlfriend, Xio. We came up with the idea together of a proposal "in the clouds", with The Shard being perfect for romance high in the sky.

The whole room was decorated with white decorations and balloons to match the elegant feel of the clouds, with petals, candles and a majestic Marry Me sign adding romantic touches to the proposal. A harpist played All of Me by John Legend as Xio entered, and serenaded the couple throughout.⁣⁣

Romantic Red Balloon Proposal For Maulen and Dinara

A dream proposal for Maulen and Dinara. Our team of expert proposal planners were tasked with transforming the Yi Private dining room. We decorated the room with romantic decor and light up “Marry Me” letters, while the ceiling was covered with 200 red balloons.⁣

Maulen led a surprised Dinara into the room and dropped down on one knee in front of the light up letters. ⁣The beautiful couple then continued their celebrations in the private dining room.⁣

How does a proposal at The Shard work?


We eliminate most of the planning for you before the proposal begins, we'll...

  • Have an initial consultation to brief what you and your partner like and dislike.

  • Go away and create initial ideas for you.

  • Book everything, from singers to the photographer, once an idea is approved.

  • Create a plan for the day for all involved to know what's happening and when.

  • Order or create all of the props for the proposal.

  • Be on hand to answer any questions you have about your proposal.

  • Budget and finance management.

  • Contract management for suppliers and venue.

  • Contact The Shard to get permission to bring instruments, cameras, filming equipment and props in on the day. 

On The Day

Our job doesn't stop there though! On the day, we'll..

  • Go to our warehouse to pick up the props for the proposal.

  • Arrive two hours early and decorate the room for you.

  • Liaise with the photographer and/or videographer when they arrive to get in position and get the best shots.

  • Communicate with all parties to make sure everything is running smoothly and on time.

The Proposal

You and your partner will arrive at The Shangri-La, and our undercover planner will greet you at the lift and take you to your private room. As the door opens and you enter the room, the photographer will be there to capture the surprise on your partner's face. You will then lead your partner to the most romantic part of the room with the best view, where you will drop down on one knee and pop the question. 

After they have said yes, we will give you a few minutes to get yourselves together, and then capture celebratory photos of the both of you. Once this is done, we'll leave you alone to celebrate your new engagement in your own private room. 


We'll even make sure everything runs smoothly once the proposal has ended. We'll.. 

  • Clean up the room, and take all of the props with us.

  • Organise to get epic shots of the two of you.

  • Liaise with photographers and videographers post event to get the edited photos to you (1-2 weeks) and edited footage to you (4-6 weeks). If you want a few shots for Instagram and showing family, we'll make sure they come over asap too.

  • Arrange your celebrations for after too if you want a room to stay in or a private dinner for two.

As our slogan says "We do the planning. You pop the question". We know how daunting a proposal is, so we try to make it as easy as possible for you.

(For further details on our packges at The Shard click here.)


Let us plan your proposal

We've planned over 2,500 marriage proposals with a 100% YES rate.

Speak to The Proposers today to start planning your perfect proposal. Contact us here for a free consultation with one of our expert proposal planners.


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