9 Dreamy Delaware County Locations to Propose


Photo credit: RingShot Photography/Ridley Creek State Park

Have you met the dreamiest person and looking for an equally dreamy place to propose in Delaware County, Pennsylvania? We all agree that Ridley Creek State Park certainly hits the mark. But what else? There are so many options that span Wallingford to Wayne, Media to Chadds Ford. Here are nine scenic Delaware County locations to spark some ideas:


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Bartram’s Covered Bridge

Located in Newtown Square on the cusp of Delaware County, Bartram’s Covered Bridge is the last of its kind. No longer open to traffic, it dates to 1860 and is listed on The National Registry of Historic Places.

Maybe it’s the unusual slanted plank portals or the fact that it once displayed graffiti calling for Abraham Lincoln to save the union and Congress, but the crimson bridge over Crum Creek has been a spot for romance for couples and historians alike for 150 years.

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Chanticleer Garden

A garden lover’s dream come true, Chanticleer Garden in Wayne features woodlands, a creek, meadows, and a pond—and four picnic areas. Imagine walking by Tennis Court Garden, the serpentine or Asian Woods. White and yellow blooms of daylilies, lilies and daisies make their appearance in springtime and summer while flower beds and pathways are separated by hedges at the unique Tennis Court Garden. The backdrop consists of magnolias and lilacs.

Perhaps the Elevated Walkway is more your style. Picture a bridge-like walkway with plantings that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. All of this described is just a fraction of what the pleasure garden offers.

Bride and groom on the steps of castle like structure at Duke Sculpture Garden's Delaware County wedding venue.

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Community Arts Center and Duke Sculpture Garden

As if gardens and sculpture weren’t lovely enough, Community Arts Center boasts a Rapunzel stone tower on the grounds of the 100-year-old Wallingford mansion estate.

Inside, the 3,100 square foot Duke Gallery rotating art exhibitions line the walls. In fact, it’s so beautiful that the location doubles as a wedding and event rental with space capable of hosting up to 250 guests.

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The Inn at Grace Winery

Take it all in at The Inn at Grace Winery with your perfect proposal experience. Imagine starting your getaway at the Tasting Room with a wine flight direct from their vineyard. Then move on to your reservations at The Manor House Dining Room with a prix frixe seasonal three-course dinner among fresh cut flowers and perhaps more wine. Next, cozy up on the patio or by the fire and eventually adjourn to your room in one of the historic inn’s 1734 or 1815 wings or new cottages.

Oh, did I mention you can pre-order a charcuterie board or truffles for your room for that wow factor entrance?

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John Heinz Refuge

Bike or walk on the wild side of nature in Tinicum throughout the refuge’s 10-mile windy trail. It boasts Pennsylvania’s largest freshwater tidal marsh preserving natural habitats. Encounter wildflowers, more than 300 avian species including the bald eagle as well as fish and wildlife such a deer and foxes. For adventurous couples, seek out the canoe ramp for a kayaking experience. Or simply take in a spectacular sunset from the boardwalk.

Downtown Media’s Dining Under the Stars

Downtown Media’s main street is a fun visit any time of year with its cafes, restaurants and local boutique shops but especially Wednesday evenings from May through September.

Dining Under the Stars is a unique experience when the streets are closed off and the tables, chairs and linens moved outside—you guessed it—in the middle of the street. Dining al fresco, music and twinkling lights at dusk make it a surreal yet romantic destination for lasting memories.

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Newlin Grist Mill

History lovers and hikers alike will fall in love with Newlin Grist Mill in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania.

The 160 acres park features more than eight miles of nature trails dotted with a historic working mill, log cabins, streams, and striking seasonal flowers. Take in the gardens that attract delicate pollinators such as hummingbirds and butterflies.

In fact, you can rent a cabin complete with a fireplace, kitchen, dining table and private bathroom from April through October. Or maybe you prefer a picnic or pavilion rental. Such sweeping views and historical landmarks connecting with nature are sure to provide a proposal destination to hold dear.

Greenhouse dining area at Terrain at Styer's unique Delaware County wedding venue.

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Terrain at Styers

Any time of year is the perfect time of year among ever-changing blooms and fresh greenery at Terrain at Styers in Glen Mills. Unwind, explore, and dream. And then dine! Choose from the historic hothouse or The Woodland Village featuring cozy tent rentals warmed by a stove for an intimate dining experience. Either way, Terrain at Styers brings the outdoors in—and the indoors out.

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Seasonally changing menus and a rustic environment make for a dreamy location to propose and come back year-after-year to celebrate.

These are only a few wedding proposal suggestions since Delaware County, Pennsylvania has an array of choices for a romantic spot. Use your interests to discover the right location to dream up the ideal atmosphere to pop the question.

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Penn Woods Winery

Enjoy interactive wine tastings and pairings within Penn Woods Winery’s Tasting Room in Chadds Ford. Schedule a tour, book a lawn picnic surrounded by arbors or consider a private wine tasting to pop the question. Red, white or rose, your day will be filled with romance.