Why propose at the Shangri La Paris Hotel?

Since you’re viewing this page, it’s safe to assume you’re considering a fabulous destination proposal in Paris.

Congratulations, there’s something delightfully romantic about asking your sweetheart to marry you in the City of Love.

Private rooftop proposal at the Shangri-La Hotel Paris
Private rooftop proposal at the Shangri-La Hotel Paris with stunning floral design and fireworks.

When you’re after a private Paris engagement with seriously awe-inspiring Eiffel Tower views, it’s hard to imagine a more perfect choice than a Shangri La Paris proposal. A place of utter luxuriant beauty, this elegant Palace Hotel shields lovers from curious onlookers while enticing you to get affectionate in the vicinity of the Iron Lady.

Shangri La Paris proposal with master violinist
Shangri La Paris proposal: hire a master violinist to serenade your partner with her favorite song.

But don’t just take our word for it. Check out the heartwarming video below to witness an extraordinary marriage proposal that touches the heart and may induce a few innocuous Goosebumps.

Makinde surprised Alimah with a dreamy sunset proposal on an exclusive Shangri-La terrace overlooking the Eiffel Tower.

The swoon-worthy setting was worthy of a princess, with countless flickering candles, breathtaking floral arrangements, and a master saxophonist creating the perfect ambiance for Makinde to gaze deeply into Alimah’s eyes and celebrate love.

Makinde took plenty of time before kneeling to ask his soulmate to marry him. He placed a massive pear-shaped diamond ring on Alimah’s finger before they shared a timeless kiss of poetry and passion. 

And while their butler began dinner preparations, the couple kicked things up a notch, dancing the deep-blue night away with freshly chilled French Champagne.

Benefits of proposing at the Shangri-La

  • The Shangri-La Paris Hotel takes privacy seriously. That means no undesirable bystanders, interruptions, or photobombs. Just the two of you celebrating an extraordinary milestone in your relationship.
  • Get epic views of the Eiffel Tower as your marriage proposal backdrop;
  • Personalize the look and feel of the engagement setting;
  • Surprise your partner with an unforgettable private dining experience, including an attentive personal butler; and
  • Expect priceless timing and logistics flexibility that an exclusive Shangri-La Hotel hotel suite affords.

We highly recommend hiring an experienced and well-connected Paris proposal planner. You’ll save loads of time and enjoy a stress-free experience.

How much does it cost to propose at the Shangri-La Hotel Paris?​

Centrally located in the 16th arrondissement, the ultra-exclusive Shangri-La Paris offers some of the city’s most epic Eiffel Tower views.

It’s almost mindboggling how ideally situated the hotel’s private terraces are when you’re after jaw-dropping Paris pictures with the Iron Lady as your backdrop.

Shangri-La Paris: the most beautiful private rooftop in the world for luxury marriage proposals.
Shangri-La Paris: the most beautiful private rooftop in the world for luxury marriage proposals.

The hotel’s secluded terraces lend themselves to intimate marriage proposals and unforgettable private dining.

Make your first dinner as a newly-engaged count with spectacular views of the Eiffel Tower at the Shangri-La Paris.
Make your first dinner as a newly-engaged count with spectacular views of the Eiffel Tower at the Shangri-La Paris.

Expect a palace-level luxury treatment from the moment you set foot into this former palace.

One of the first questions we get is, “How much does it cost to propose at the Shangri-La Paris?”

It’s a loaded question in that the sky, or in this case, your imagination, is the limit. You’re considering one of the most prestigious Paris proposal locations and should expect to invest accordingly.

That said, we find Shangri-La Paris offers an outstanding value—notably compared to what you’d get at comparable event venues in America.

All price indications for a marriage proposal at the Shangri-La Paris are estimates only and subject to change depending on the season, availability, and your choice of vendors.
Further notice that the two Paris proposal packages below presume you’ll book a Shangri-La Hotel room/suite, which will serve as the setting for your engagement.

Now, without further ado, look at our two most popular Shangri-La Paris proposal packages below.

Essential Paris proposal package​

The Essential Paris Proposal package is for people who value:

  • A private Paris proposal with mind-blowing Eiffel Tower views;
  • precious peace of mind that comes from working with the most experienced and well-connected Paris proposal planner in town;
  • lovely rose petals and candles to create an unforgettably romantic ambiance;
  • professional photo & video (or video reel) capture of the actual marriage proposal, followed by precious reactions and spectacular couple portraits;
  • priceless timing and planning flexibility that an exclusive Shangri-La Hotel terrace proposal affords.

Essential Package


  • Expert Proposal Planner
  • Proposal Photography (1 hour)
  • Proposal Videography (1 hour)
  • Candles and Rose Petals
  • Champagne (Veuve)

Platinum Paris proposal package​

The Platinum Paris proposal package is for those people who demand uncompromising quality, the utmost attention to detail, and onsite coordination with white-glove service:

  • Full-service planning with “day-of” onsite coordination and production;
  • exquisite design & decor sure to enchant your partner;
  • Delicious private dining with legendary Eiffel Tower vistas;
  • private butler;
  • professional photo & video capture of your Paris proposal;
  • A memorable couple photo & video shoot around the City of Love;
  • transport in a posh vintage car (or modern Bentley/Rolls Royce) with an elegant personal driver;
  • a philharmonic orchestra-level violinist, saxophonist, cellist, harpist, or guitarist to play your sweetheart’s favorite songs;
  • toast in style with Dom Pérignon as you kiss and dance the night away as newly-engaged;

Platinum Package


  • Expert Proposal Planner
  • Luxury Floral Design & Decor
  • Romantic Dining w/ Private Butler
  • Proposal Photography (1 hour)
  • Proposal Videography (1 hour)
  • Next-day Photo Shoot (2 hours)
  • Next-day Video Shoot (2 hours)
  • Violinist, Guitarist, or Saxophonist
  • Dom Pérignon or Armand de Brignac.
Shangri La Paris proposal offers multiple proposal spots with Eiffel Tower views.

We’d be delighted to customize a Shangri La Paris proposal package for you.​

Should I hire a proposal planner for my Shangri La Paris engagement?​

The short answer is: absolutely yes.

Sure, if you are resourceful and don’t mind researching and negotiating with local French vendors from thousands of miles away and across time zones, you can plan a marriage proposal independently. In that case, we have an excellent step-by-step Paris proposal guide waiting for you.

Pulling off a destination proposal in Paris typically entails more hand-holding and coordination than a local engagement.

So, it’s an excellent investment to hire a Paris-based expert who knows the best vendors and is familiar with the Shangri-La Hotel—someone who’ll take the time to understand your vision and masterfully handle any problem that arises with grace.

Shangri La Paris proposal: hire celebrity planner Chantelle to plan your engagement
Celebrity Paris Proposal Planner Chantelle-Marie with Oprah Winfrey.

In short, a trusted partner who will manage everything for you. That translates into comforting peace of mind with no stress. All you need to do is show up and have the time of your life.

The Shangri La Paris proposal packages outlined above are merely two popular options.

No two couples are the same, so you can modify either package as you see fit. Upon demand, we are happy to add any of the following services:

  • Room/suite embellishment for your first night as newly engaged;
  • scavenger hunt proposal ideas;
  • additional musicians;
  • lighting;
  • personal shopping assistant
  • VIP private day trips for you and your guests

Paris proposal outfit ideas for stylish couples​

Asking your partner to marry you is the ultimate gesture of commitment. Yet, you only get one shot at pulling off a stunningly beautiful experience she’ll cherish forever.

Sure, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Plus, you’re already ahead of the game since you smartly decided to propose in Paris, one of the most swoon-worthy places known to mankind.

Still, the City of Lights is the world’s fashion capital, so marriage proposals—notably at the Shangri-La Paris—tend to be elegant affairs.

Shangri La Paris proposal
The Shangri La Paris is one of the most romantic places to propose in Paris.

Couples attracted to the Shangri-La often appreciate its elegance. As a result, it’s pretty common for couples to wear stylish attire.

The challenge for you is to figure out how to get your partner to dress sharp without giving away the surprise.

That said, here are a few random tips:

  • Feel free to match your attire to the color palette and style of your partner’s outfit;
  • You may want to consider harmonizing your outfit with that of your partner;
  • During peak summer, temperatures may call for a cute mini dress and a classic linen suit for the groom; 
  • During cooler winter months, how about layering a fashionable jacket over her gown;

Shangri La Paris Proposal​

Your questions. Answered.

Centrally located in the 16th arrondissement, the ultra-exclusive Shangri-La offers some of Paris’s most dazzling Eiffel Tower views.

It’s almost mind-boggling how ideally situated the hotel’s private terraces are when you’re after jaw-dropping pictures with the Iron Lady as your chosen backdrop.

The hotel’s exclusive terraces lend themselves to awe-inspiring proposals and heavenly private dining.

Expect a palace-level luxury treatment from the moment you set foot into this former palace.

Absolutely. It is massively time-consuming and oftentimes stressful to identify, evaluate, negotiate, and coordinate with local Parisian vendors from thousands of miles away. What’s more, an experienced and resourceful marriage proposal planner will inspire you with creative engagement ideas.

Our rates vary with your specific proposal requirements, but please assume approximately 15% of the total budget. Reach out Chantelle for a personalized quote.

There is a minimum planning retainer fee of Euro 650 when you work with us, regardless of whether your Paris engagement is simple or extravagant.

We recommend reaching out to us as soon as possible.

Unlike a Paris couple photoshoot, where you’ll mainly interact with one artist, a Paris proposal—notably at the venerable Shangri-La Hotel Paris—often necessitates meticulous timeline coordination and the availability of an entire vendor team.

Popular time-slots—such as during the so-called Blue Hour or on holidays book out quickly.

Yes, it’s almost obligatory when you intend to use one of the hotel’s private terraces. Plus, it’s just convenient, prestigious, and oh-so utterly amazing.

As one of Paris’s premier event planners, we are local experts with unparalleled vendor connections and know-how. That means we can often—even upon short notice—pull off fabulous marriage proposals for you.

In essence, if you can imagine it, we can typically make it happen. Popular requests for proposal-related services include photography, video, floral design, suite embellishment, musicians (violin, harpist, saxophone, or guitar), private dining, Champagne & personalized macarons, …

After booking with us, you’ll immediately receive a confirmation with your requested Paris proposal package, date, and starting time(s). Our expert proposal planner, Chantelle, will reach out to you to kick preparations into high gear.

Booking with us is fast and simple: a retainer payment (50% of your overall Shangri-La Paris proposal package) and a signed contract reserve your preferred date, starting time(s), and artists.

We accept all major credit cards. If you choose to pay your balance in cash, it is due on the day of the engagement.

It’s sometimes just not possible to keep your appointment despite best intentions.

We’ve seen it all, from airport disruptions and canceled flights to visa issues, strikes, health, pregnancy, job conflicts, and a host of other problems.

Yet, when you officially book your Shangri La Paris proposal with us, we will lock in all key vendors (photographer, cinematographer, florist, etc.) for your date.

We ask you to communicate with us in real-time to help better find a solution (or reschedule) if necessary.

We do not provide any refund whatsoever on all services and products related to a Shangri-La proposal. Since you will have the option to book your suite directly with the Shangri-La, it’s up to you to reach out to the hotel as soon as you know of a potential change in your plans.


— Jonathan McNabb
Shangri La Paris proposal

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