Photo credit: The New Inn

With its fairy-tale vineyards and gorgeous rolling hills, Temecula is a fantastic destination for fun and romance. Couples looking for a flawless backdrop and memorable experience will find no shortage of amazing places to pop the question or steal a kiss. And with nearly 50 wineries (and counting), most are more than happy to help visitors arrange for unique and memorable marriage proposals. We recommend spending some time in Temecula before choosing the location that suits you and your beloved best. Here are ten suggestions: 

Ponte Winery and Hotel

Pop the question at this beautiful winery, which is surrounded by vineyard views just steps away from its award-winning al fresco restaurant featuring beautiful views and manicured gardens. Ponte Winery also operates a 90-room boutique hotel with elegant interiors, fine amenities, and a relaxing ambiance. Recommended spot: near the beautiful pond. 

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

Resort guests will enjoy a relaxing stay at this 132-room luxury resort which includes a winery, restaurant, hotel, and spa. Each room offers a deep soaking tub, private patio, and fireplace. Enjoy dinner at the resort’s Vineyard Rose restaurant or a Couple’s Massage at the GrapeSeed Spa for extra pampering. Two great places to pop the question: along the Serenity Path or in Rose Arbor, a private gazebo area near the back of the property. 

The New Inn

For luxury at its finest in the heart of Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country, the New Inn offers five exclusive, uniquely designed villas with names like “Endless Love,” “Modern Romance.” Guests will enjoy breathtaking views from private patios. Take advantage of in-room dining and propose in one of the Inn’s luxurious private rooms. White linens, candles, and flowers are included. 


Briar Rose Winery

How about a proposal right out of a fairytale? The original owner, a Disney Imagineer, created it as replica of Snow White’s cottage. Pristine, beautiful, and with storybook grounds, this is an enchanting option, particularly for couples who are Disney fans. An ideal spot: under the olive tree.

Avensole Winery

At Avensole Winery, the romance of a leisurely walk beside the picturesque pond, coupled with the luxury of a chocolate and wine pairing or a behind-the-scenes tour, creates the perfect atmosphere for a proposal. This dreamy locale embodies the spirit of romance, offering an idyllic backdrop for those ready to pop the big question.

Hot Air Balloon

Proposing in a hot air balloon over rolling hills and lush vineyards makes for an incredibly memorable proposal. It’s a good idea to inform the pilot and crew ahead of time and be careful not to drop the ring over the side! 

Rose Haven Heritage Garden

This beautiful garden sits on 3-1/2 acres and is home to approximately 2,000 roses: hybrid teas, floribundas, climbers, and mini roses. It is beautiful any time of year, but April and May offer the most colorful blooms. Located just a few miles south of Old Town Temecula, this romantic rose garden has several wonderful spots for proposals or small wedding ceremonies, including a hillside gazebo with panoramic views. 


Harveston Lake

Harveston Lake Park is picturesque, charming, and tranquil, and a fabulous place for an afternoon or sunset proposal. The community’s Lake House is a private facility for residents and guests, but there is plenty of space for the public, as well. Visitors can pop the question beneath a beautiful open-air gazebo, while enjoying a lakeside picnic, or on a rented pedal boat.

Temecula Carriage Company

A private horse-drawn carriage allows you to enjoy the vineyards, get off the beaten path, and connect with that special someone. Departing from the Temecula Carriage House, travel to a secluded vineyard setting for your proposal. You also have the option of enjoying a picnic and/or wine. 


Vail Lake

For nature enthusiasts and campers, an overnight stay at Vail Lake is magical. Guests can stay in RVs, tents, or deluxe cabins and enjoy a variety of recreational activities on-site. This KOA Campground features The Vailocity Bike Park with 25 miles of world-class trails. Why not ride to the top of a hill with a beautiful view and pop that question?