Proposing - Sonoma County
My girlfriend and I are taking a trip to Sonoma in two weeks, where I am planning to propose. I ask of you fellow Chowhounders for a recommendation on somewhere nice but simple and private. It does not necessarily have to be a winery and would prefer it not be a restaurant. I was possibly thinking Bodega Head Beach or secluded garden at a winery? We will be there during the week if that helps guide your answers. Thank you all so much in advance for helping make this a special moment for both of us.
I think for it to be special for *you* (and not for us), you first have to envision it for yourself. Then we can help you make it happen! Somethings to consider: what are you going to be doing (or wanting to do) just before and just after? What does *she* like and consider romantic? Are there places or settings that have special meaning for you as a couple, or do you want to create a place/setting that you can revisit or recreate in the coming years?
Dear ADA....when you mentioned a garden at a winery, two came to mind: St.Francis and Chateau St.Jean. Both wineries are laocated on Hwy 12, which is the road that connects Santa Rosa and the town of Sonoma. You can get a feel at each of their websites. Another thought: rent a house at Sea Ranch, and propose on a cliff above the Pacific Ocean. Anyway, I'm sure you will receive many great ideas as your post ages a bit. Good luck to the two of you.